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Old 09-30-2011, 11:27 AM   #16
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$200?!

Touratech's is $136, and well worth it. The stock one is just a piece of plastic, and IMO could be easily defeated by a few pebbles. The one from Altrider is $146. Both will do well. The Altrider comes in black.
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:31 AM   #17
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$200?!

Touratech's is $136, and well worth it. The stock one is just a piece of plastic, and IMO could be easily defeated by a few pebbles. The one from Altrider is $146. Both will do well. The Altrider comes in black.
I think i would rather have it in black. but is it worth more weight? im worried im going to add 100lbs to this bike, and i dont want that...
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:51 AM   #18
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I think i would rather have it in black. but is it worth more weight? im worried im going to add 100lbs to this bike, and i dont want that...
Yeah, you'll add some weight. That's why you have to be sparing, and not put on every little (useless) piece of tin that Touratech offers. But there are a few things that really are necessary: bash plate, radiator guard, handguards, some kind of luggage (hard or soft). If you have the lightest bike that can't take a hit, what good is it? Find that line; but get the stuff that will make sure your bike won't leave you stranded on a trail!
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:53 AM   #19
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Yeah, you'll add some weight. That's why you have to be sparing, and not put on every little (useless) piece of tin that Touratech offers. But there are a few things that really are necessary: bash plate, radiator guard, handguards, some kind of luggage (hard or soft). If you have the lightest bike that can't take a hit, what good is it? Find that line; but get the stuff that will make sure your bike won't leave you stranded on a trail!
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:54 AM   #20
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Found this on good old Craigslist, says its off of a KX 1990? it might work, anyone have any input?

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Im going to go look at this tonight. the guy only wants $5 for it so i might as well check it out, he lives 10 miles from me. ill let everyone know how it turn out.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:23 PM   #21
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Just got home from work, and the parts seem nice and dry. i havent put a clear coat on yet, i just threw them on to take a look. what do you think?

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Old 09-30-2011, 05:35 PM   #22
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radiator guard

Check out the radiator guard that Kildala (another inmate in vendors) has for sale. Looks good, fits good and priced right.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:54 PM   #23
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Check out the radiator guard that Kildala (another inmate in vendors) has for sale. Looks good, fits good and priced right.
it looks like he is sold out but i pm'ed him anyway. thanks for the idea
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Old 10-01-2011, 05:08 PM   #24
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Just picked up the fender, looks like it will work out really good. It has it first coat of paint!

Just put the final coat of sealer on the panels. cant wait to put them on tomorrow!

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Old 10-02-2011, 09:53 AM   #25
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Finished painting the fender!
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:13 PM   #26
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Im starting to look at headlights.
I really like this one, because i like the cyclops look but if that one light goes, you have no light. with this one atleast you have 2 more if one fails.

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i might want to put two 4" lights. But im not sure. what do you guys think?
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:52 PM   #27
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If you put on a light like that it'll require cutting off the windscreen/headlight mount bracket. That means you can't go back if you don't like it, and unless you fab something up, you won't have a windscreen.

If that doesn't sound like something you want, you can always install an HID kit into the stock headlight housing. Some of them look pretty good; there's a thread about it floating around here somewhere.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:14 AM   #28
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If you put on a light like that it'll require cutting off the windscreen/headlight mount bracket. That means you can't go back if you don't like it, and unless you fab something up, you won't have a windscreen.

If that doesn't sound like something you want, you can always install an HID kit into the stock headlight housing. Some of them look pretty good; there's a thread about it floating around here somewhere.
Then i might just want to put two 4" lights, i can trim the windscreen to make them fit. and im pretty sure i can fab something up to mount them to the stock mount.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:03 AM   #29
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I was just out looking at my front breaklines and it looks like i only need to get 1 longer line, and thats the black line that goes though the fender that links the 2 calipers together. the there line, im thinking i can just mount it to the right side fork along with the ABS line. What do you guys think?
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:44 AM   #30
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If you put on a light like that it'll require cutting off the windscreen/headlight mount bracket. That means you can't go back if you don't like it, and unless you fab something up, you won't have a windscreen.

If that doesn't sound like something you want, you can always install an HID kit into the stock headlight housing. Some of them look pretty good; there's a thread about it floating around here somewhere.
This is my 2second render, in Paint, of what i think would look cool and function well. I can fab up a bracket that would mount the the stock mounts, that would also allow me to adjust the lights too. all i would have to do is trim the windscreen. I think that's the easiest way to do it.

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