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Old 07-11-2013, 08:20 PM   #1651
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Found a 4mm hex on touratech skid plate frozen in place trying to do an oil change. Can't budge it for my life :(
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:29 PM   #1652
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I added new HIDs and a new horn to my GS:














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Old 07-12-2013, 04:01 PM   #1653
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Hey Jim, did you add the 35w or 55w HID's? I had a new set of 35's here in the garage ready to fit to my R1150GS but I also just ordered a pair of 55w units as I think they will be a bigger improvement. Also like yours, they are the ones with the inbuilt ignitors for less bulk of wiring etc on the bike.

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Old 07-12-2013, 04:21 PM   #1654
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Hey Jim, did you add the 35w or 55w HID's? I had a new set of 35's here in the garage ready to fit to my R1150GS but I also just ordered a pair of 55w units as I think they will be a bigger improvement. Also like yours, they are the ones with the inbuilt ignitors for less bulk of wiring etc on the bike.

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I have the 35 watt. On the Hexhead (canbus) the 35 watt are still much brighter than the stock bulbs, and usually will not cause a lampf (headlight fault). I like the newer kits with the built-in igniters, but still much slimmer.

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Old 07-12-2013, 06:15 PM   #1655
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After a little over 1 year since I last rode her...I finally returned to the USA long enough to register her, and gave a nice deep clean to get rid of the super fine desert dust collected under the panels from 6 months hanging out in Bahrain. Then I changed the oil, air filter, checked the tire pressure and went for a little jaunt around town! In the mean time I ordered some new tires, LED turn signals and made a service appointment at MaxBMW for next week.

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Old 07-12-2013, 06:28 PM   #1656
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Was the current draw on your new horn close enough to stock to use the same circuit or did you have to add a relay into the mix? How much louder is the horn? I always wanted to upgrade the horn on my 1150GSA but never did. I'd like to upgrade the 1200GSA's horn but don't want to do anything that may piss off the can bus brain.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:09 PM   #1657
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Fixed those stripped bolts on my skid plate.
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:10 AM   #1658
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Installed the waterproof USB sockets bought from DMV. Its design is great, solid, durable and convenience.
However, the wire length is just 1.2m - Better if they give 1.5m.

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Old 07-13-2013, 10:49 AM   #1659
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Linky to DMV USB adapter please.
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:37 PM   #1660
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Fixed those stripped bolts on my skid plate.
I guess getting that restriction out of the exhaust header needs to be next.
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:20 PM   #1661
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Yea. Can't really fix that I don't think. Need a whole new header.
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:33 PM   #1662
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Installed the waterproof USB sockets bought from DMV. Its design is great, solid, durable and convenience.
However, the wire length is just 1.2m - Better if they give 1.5m.

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Custom color and lettering on your adventure I see. What made you write Kawasaki on it?
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:48 PM   #1663
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Was the current draw on your new horn close enough to stock to use the same circuit or did you have to add a relay into the mix? How much louder is the horn? I always wanted to upgrade the horn on my 1150GSA but never did. I'd like to upgrade the 1200GSA's horn but don't want to do anything that may piss off the can bus brain.
I only used the low tone side. The draw is close enough to stock that even a 20 second continuous blast does not cause the canbus to shut it down. If I were using both I would need the supplied relay to wire it up. As it is I just used posi-taps into the stock wiring. I can easily return it to stock if I like.

BTW I used the same horn on my R1200ST for 3 years with no issues. I also use a pair of them on my Saturn Sky:



$28 for the pair at Autozone, and even with just the low tone it is twice as loud as the stock tweeter!

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Old 07-13-2013, 01:50 PM   #1664
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Linky to DMV USB adapter please.
I have the same one on my GS, I didn't use the mounting bracket since I put it in my body panel.




$28 from E-bay.

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Old 07-13-2013, 02:57 PM   #1665
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$28 for the pair at Autozone, and even with just the low tone it is twice as loud as the stock tweeter!

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Hmm, guess I don't need a $50 Stebel after all. Thanks Jim!
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