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Old 01-09-2013, 05:44 AM   #106
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It was Christmas!



Took it to the garage and played with some of it.

A bunch of farkles for the bike, and new brakes for the wife's car. I'll be busy this weekend!

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I added a couple more farkles.

Helmet lock off E-bay. Not particularly cheap, but necessary.








I also added a couple yellow conspicuity lights.


Cheap CREE 15 watt yellow lights.


I added a switch for temporary. I plan a better one when I do the Fuzeblock.






I know, but they are ridiculously light, and I am trying it out. I have some spare turn signal stalks.



They really put out. I doubt all that much down the road, but I bet people will see me, even if they don't see my turn signals!


Alternate mounting locations are in the future when I add the driving lights.



I also mounted and wired up, temporarily, my USB plug. Very nice Pieces, and should work great!












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Old 01-09-2013, 10:24 AM   #107
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I have been building this track monster since Nov '12

Started out as a nice street bike


Few weeks later stripped of street creed


Suspension upgrades, 30 mil Thermosman tweaked Ohlins cartridges in front forks and a massive JRi rear shock added.



Vortex rearsets and Spiegler brake lines added



Vortex engine guards added



Race bodywork added, but I still need to add decals, stickers and numbers once paint cures.



It's a mean mutha, ecu tuned and it's not short on power. I still have to add the quick shifter with map up to ecu and CRG black shorty levers. 8 weeks is the inaugural run at Talladega GP in Al. Then Barber in April. Day in the life of a GSXR1000.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:10 AM   #108
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Way cool project.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:38 AM   #109
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I added a couple more farkles.
I also mounted and wired up, temporarily, my USB plug. Very nice Pieces, and should work great!



Jim
Where did you get the USB socket from??
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:41 AM   #110
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Where did you get the USB socket from??
Ebay, these guys: http://www.ebay.com/itm/251122104452...84.m1439.l2649

Just keep in mind that it needs to be put on a circuit that has no power with the bike off. It is lit, and draws a small amount that could kill the battery over many days.


Covered.

Jim

PS I tested it yeaterday and it works great, even in the rain!
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:44 AM   #111
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Made this last night:






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Old 01-10-2013, 08:30 AM   #112
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nice headlight protector!
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:52 PM   #113
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Ebay, these guys: http://www.ebay.com/itm/251122104452...84.m1439.l2649

Just keep in mind that it needs to be put on a circuit that has no power with the bike off. It is lit, and draws a small amount that could kill the battery over many days.

Covered.

Jim

PS I tested it yeaterday and it works great, even in the rain!
Thanks, I've seen them around but been trying to find a cheap place to get one. Still over priced for USB in my mind but better than 40 plus shipping at other places.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:11 PM   #114
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on my bmw tw650 i put some bar risers, shortened the kickstand an inch since i put a lowering link on a few days ago and a helmet lock.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:24 PM   #115
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Thanks, I've seen them around but been trying to find a cheap place to get one. Still over priced for USB in my mind but better than 40 plus shipping at other places.
Yeah, I looked everywhere for this kind of flush mount USB with two plugs. This was the best I could find. High quality to be sure.

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Old 01-11-2013, 05:24 AM   #116
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Sticker fairy arrived yesterday

The GSXR is just about complete!



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Old 01-11-2013, 08:02 PM   #117
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I wanted both conspicuity lights (see above), and driving lights. I also wanted to move the conspicuity lights lower so they didn't wash out my turn signals.
This was my cheap solution:
Using 1" by 1/8" flat bar I formed this:


Checking for clearance I zip tied it in place.
The center section is 11" long, with a 1.5" drop and 4" mounting surface for lights. It is quite stiff as is.
Being cheap, I made my own "J" bolts from long bolts I had in the bin.

I wanted to bed liner paint it, but had run out, so I used Plastidip. It was really too thick, but should be OK for now. I have plans for a slightly improved unit in the future.


Mounted to the beak frame with J-bolts. As far forward as possible. This gives the forks about an inch of clearance at full lock.

The conspicuity lights are mounted low, and the driving lights high. (Yes, I would have prefered black light housings for both, but they were cheap.) I used the same bolt, loctited, for both lights.

Front view. Looks like this should work great!
I will wire up the lights when I receive the fuse box next weekend.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:18 AM   #118
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Friday

finished re organizing the tool box and purchased a rivet gun to
redo some of my seats,

Question to the audience : Can I use led driving or spot lights with a home 12v landscaping system.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:15 AM   #119
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finished re organizing the tool box and purchased a rivet gun to
redo some of my seats,

Question to the audience : Can I use led driving or spot lights with a home 12v landscaping system.
Most of the LED lights are able to handle a variety of voltages. Mine are good from 9-80 volts. You can get them dirt cheap on E-bay too!

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Old 01-12-2013, 02:20 PM   #120
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Brakes, pads and rotors, on the wife's Rogue.





The rotors were not much out of new spec, about .02", but there was a high speed vibration when braking from about 50+ lightly. Not bad wear for 38K miles, and a lot of in town driving by a heavy braking foot.

Polished out several door scratches, and cleaned the garage for the next project.

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