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Old 02-25-2013, 12:01 AM   #7381
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It's been a pretty busy bike weekend. First I had to remove this cupped TKC80 and the bent up OEM front wheel...


Since I didn't want a good tube to go to waste, I pulled that from the wheel and put it into the new front combo, along with the front disks...Heidenau K60 & 1.85 Excel from Rad Manuf.



New wheel came with well greased bearings and perfect spacers...fit right up. I then replaced my busted up rear rack. The original mounts cracked in two places, but were promptly replaced free of charge with beefier pieces.



Next I had to wire in a fuseblock, I deceided to mount it in the glove box, right next to the existing one. There was alot of running wire, soldering, fitting, etc...the tasks were easy but it took forever. This added six new circuits (30a max each). There is no more room in the glovebox, but it all fit very well.



The reason I wanted the added circuits is so that I could add some Aux lighting, run my gps and have room for some future grip heaters, etc. I decided to pick up the long range LED lights from Cyclops Motorsports. They came with a plug & play harness, which I modified slightly to work with my new fuseblock.



They look great, and mounted right up to the BDCW triple mount intended for Rigids. I'm slightly concerned with clearance at full compression, but time will tell if I need to modify this setup. So far, so good. I then went out for a 100mile loop out to Hwy 1 and back to test everything out. Here's a shot of me setting the correct beam height for the lights. This is in the dimmed position (50% I think).



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Old 02-25-2013, 09:42 AM   #7382
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Ive spent the last month totally going through the bike changing fluids, checking everything, adding a new fuel pump and CJ water pump kit, new battery...lots of small things, ignoring the carb. I went on the maiden voyage yesterday after almost 2 months of ownership for a quick 50 mile trip in 30deg weather. At idle, it runs just fine, but at 4k rpms, it falls flat on its face.

Time to look at the carbs. I knew I should have checked those also.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:06 AM   #7383
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Installed a pair of Angel eye daytime running lights so its not just the 1190s that have them lol wasnt easy to split a brand new headlight but I think it looks good...
Do the Angel Eyes block much light from the Hi & Lo beam bulbs? from the pictures it looks like the LED rings interfere with the light path from the bulbs to the parabolic reflectors. Do you see dark halos in the beams?

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Old 02-25-2013, 11:50 AM   #7384
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I put white paint in one of the dimples on the rear preload adjuster so that I could more easily count the number of turns.


Yesterday I put on the new Seat Concepts cover and foam.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:07 PM   #7385
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oil and filter change, first time for me!


had a moment of panic when starting it up again - oil light didn't go off for that extra 2 seconds - then it sounded happy again!
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:14 PM   #7386
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CF decals on the leading edges of the fairing. saw some inmate had done it in one of the many posts i read before getting my bike. does a decent job of protecting the front fairing from all the trivial stuff and looks good in the process.



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Old 02-25-2013, 03:25 PM   #7387
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Laramie, I was thinking of this exact thing myself.........great minds!
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:56 PM   #7388
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Got the material in today to make some better hinges for the gobi panniers...some 1000 dennier coated cordura nylon sewed up nice should be just the ticket.

Also got my new tires in.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:49 PM   #7389
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Added external temp gauge with remote sensor that I can actual read without scrolling through the damn dash "modes".... I mean why can't KTM show the TEMP and TRIP 1 stats at the SAME TIME!





Cool gas cap decals and I wired an extra 12V outlet for my heated vest.


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Old 02-26-2013, 12:10 AM   #7390
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Added external temp gauge with remote sensor that I can actual read without scrolling through the damn dash "modes".... I mean why can't KTM show the TEMP and TRIP 1 stats at the SAME TIME!





Cool gas cap decals and I wired an extra 12V outlet for my heated vest.


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can you enlighten us as to where you sourced the Temp Gauge and fuel cap decal
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:44 AM   #7391
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[QUOTE=graveltooth;20788339]would love to see a pic with the bags mounted. I really love the simple design of these Wolfman bag mounts... looking good


The bags are still at home and the bike is at my office; so I haven't had a chance to put it all together yet. When I do I will make sure to post the pictures.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:04 AM   #7392
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New Jesse's
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:12 AM   #7393
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Very nice!
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:13 AM   #7394
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I did the same thing. The sump reservoir right? Not the case main drain bolt.
nope the main drain bolt. but its off though with half of the engine in shavings when i went through oil and stuck to magnet
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:53 PM   #7395
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