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Old 02-22-2014, 12:54 PM   #9256
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Can I get a look see of your parts list? I'm sick of my 2008 ABS releasing my brakes all the time, so it needs to be removed before I hit something.
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I'm in the same boat. I'd like to see that list too.

John it's your fault. After meeting you and talking a bit about it. The seed was planted. I keep thinking about all the extra under seat space. A little bit lighter, and not wiring in an abs interrupt switch.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-22-2014, 03:54 PM   #9257
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You pretty much only need brake lines from a non-ABS model.

Than it's only a matter of removing the ABS stuff, sensors, module, wiring (which is separate from the main harness anyways.)

Everything can be put into a box and reinstalled if needed.
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:54 PM   #9258
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How tall are you!!!!!

6'3" to 6'4" depending on whose ruler you use
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:55 PM   #9259
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6'3" to 6'4" depending on whose ruler you use
Geez, I'm 6' with a 32" inseam ....... no way I'm ever gonna flat foot my non S model.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:12 PM   #9260
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Can I get a look see of your parts list? I'm sick of my 2008 ABS releasing my brakes all the time, so it needs to be removed before I hit something.
Thanks!
J.
Don't have the part numbers on hand this second but the cost is about 335$
You need 2 front brake lines off a 03/04s (I have a high fender)
Banjo seals dual banjo screw for master cylinder (left side clipper is same screw)
1rear brake line off 03/04s and seals
Front speedo pick up off 03/04s

Then gut the bike remove all the crap and then the speed pu goes right th the speedo

I am also replacing the button for abs with a digital volt meter


All factory parts and a loss of 11 lbs more or less
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:35 PM   #9261
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It all started with a bad turn signal ... except it wasn't the light bulb, it was a frayed wire and the light bulb on the other signal was rusted to the socket so that one had to go too.

I had a pair of LED signals sitting around so I decided to try those, however for some reason with the regular 10-W 10-Ohm resistor some of the LEDs did not light up. They all worked fine when I connected the turn signal wires directly to a battery, so it wasn't the LEDs. Back to the 'Shack for some 10-W 50-Ohm resistors and now the LEDs are fully lit. The flash rate is a bit fast, but I'm fine with that.

I also got some LED strips on eBay and decided to see how the look on the bike. I wired the positive lead into the tail light and negative is grounded to the pannier frame which I later realized is a mistake: the LED strips don't output as much light as they should. My camera picks up more light than is output from the strips, the turn signals are really bright tho! I'll re-wire the negative wires to the tail light wires and then I'll put another pair of these LED strips on the front, I'm thinking white ones (wired into the headlight) on the crash bars and yellow/amber ones on the hand guards (wired into the turn signals). Hopefully this will wake up the cagers around here.


I've been down that alley before with LED bulbs. Here are a couple of things that might be useful.

- use IC relay instead of stock relay. That way LED signals work with no resistors and it You go back to normal bulbs you won't notice a thing. Try one off eBay.

- LED lights generally do not have the same dept. Meaning on a bright day your old school bulbs are more visible. I noticed that when a friend rode my bike. I immediately switched back to stock bulbs.
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:51 AM   #9262
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Geez, I'm 6' with a 32" inseam ....... no way I'm ever gonna flat foot my non S model.
that was the before pic
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:55 AM   #9263
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Changed fuel filters

thanks to gefr, Could get a set of good priced fuel filters.

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Old 02-23-2014, 06:32 AM   #9264
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I finally put on the Weld86/CJ Designs skid plate. CJ worked with Weld to make some improvements to the original design. Toyed around with maybe buying cheaper options, but we have some serious rock where I ride and I wanted a buy once cry once skid plate.

I have to say that the turn around on the order was very good. I knew the CJ was moving to a new shop and worried this would delay more order, but it didn't. He communicated via email with me and shipped promptly. Another interesting and funny thing was when I unpacked the box I found that he had packed it like it was made of glass. I've never seen so much plastic and bubble wrap, LOL.

It went on as easy as the stock unit. Quite possibly the easiest farkle to put on this bike. Here are some pics.











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Old 02-23-2014, 06:48 AM   #9265
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It all started with a bad turn signal ... except it wasn't the light bulb, it was a frayed wire and the light bulb on the other signal was rusted to the socket so that one had to go too.

I had a pair of LED signals sitting around so I decided to try those, however for some reason with the regular 10-W 10-Ohm resistor some of the LEDs did not light up. They all worked fine when I connected the turn signal wires directly to a battery, so it wasn't the LEDs. Back to the 'Shack for some 10-W 50-Ohm resistors and now the LEDs are fully lit. The flash rate is a bit fast, but I'm fine with that.

I also got some LED strips on eBay and decided to see how the look on the bike. I wired the positive lead into the tail light and negative is grounded to the pannier frame which I later realized is a mistake: the LED strips don't output as much light as they should. My camera picks up more light than is output from the strips, the turn signals are really bright tho! I'll re-wire the negative wires to the tail light wires and then I'll put another pair of these LED strips on the front, I'm thinking white ones (wired into the headlight) on the crash bars and yellow/amber ones on the hand guards (wired into the turn signals). Hopefully this will wake up the cagers around here.

Superbrightleds sells LED replacement bulbs with resistors builtin.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4...624_191154.jpg

Little more work with kissan relay you get this

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Old 02-23-2014, 10:32 AM   #9266
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non è facile scrivere mentre mi allaccio il casco...
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:48 AM   #9267
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Started riding from Sydney down to Melbourne taking the long way.


Earned my adv stick this trip.




Temporary back in business until I get back. But ready for little more riding.


And I have made a new friend.



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Old 02-23-2014, 05:15 PM   #9268
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Started riding from Sydney down to Melbourne taking the long way.
Curious about your route...
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:32 PM   #9269
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Rottweiler Bits

Installed Rottweiler cans,intake,and block off plates. Also removed the SAS and related plumbing. Ready to map now.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:00 PM   #9270
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G2

Finally got around to installing a G2 throttle cam with a 400 cam. It's been sitting on the shelf for 6 months. The install was very straight forward, and after a quick test ride, I like the results. The throttle isn't as sensitive putting around in first gear. I'm looking forward to using it in the slow-going rough stuff off-road. The throttle tube and cam are high quality items. Glad I did it.
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