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Old 01-25-2013, 11:51 AM   #106
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On the KLR I have led indicators on front and bulb ones on the back and an electronic thermal flasher works. Just plugged right in.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:45 PM   #107
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Agree that the resisters aren't an ideal solution, but the alternative is chopping up the wiring loom, & replacing the switches. I was reluctant to do that.

There is also a Kissan flasher unit which is said to work with LEDs. I haven't pursued that, & don't know if that is plug & play.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:03 PM   #108
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[QUOTE=Box'a'bits;20574409]Agree that the resisters aren't an ideal solution, but the alternative is chopping up the wiring loom, & replacing the switches. I was reluctant to do that.

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Is the flasher unit not a separate unit that plugs into a semi loose three pin base?

I''ll bring one along, maybe you can extend the terminals.

Got your addy Kokopelli, will text you and pop in round 8:30-9:00 if that suits.

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Old 01-25-2013, 03:18 PM   #109
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Is the flasher unit not a separate unit that plugs into a semi loose three pin base?
Nope, complex flasher unit with eight (?) plug base & a circuit board. The 'BMW K' series derived switches are:
  • push a (left hand switch block) switch to turn left
  • push a (right hand switch block) switch to turn right
  • push a further (right hand switch block) switch to cancel.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:50 PM   #110
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:51 PM   #111
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i think i can see you.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:54 PM   #112
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I will have a look, thanks for that. Also, thank you very much for a great ride. The scenery was everything I hoped it would be and more. Basil is wearing his sticker with pride.

I had been skeptical at first, whether I would be able to keep my concentration up for a 12-15 ride. But with all the buzz and the despite the little sleep, I was still going well at the end of the day. I wish I was closer, though. The two days down and two days back were harder than the actual ride, sealed roads will do that.

Hopefully I can do another one, one day.

i am really tempted to do this on the gs but it sounds too tough on the bike to me.I am gaining some confidence in the reliability again after all the electrical issues.How did the forks work koko,you had the inserts in eh?APART from the water crossings how did you feel the r 80 was
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:21 PM   #113
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Nope, complex flasher unit with eight (?) plug base & a circuit board. The 'BMW K' series derived switches are:
  • push a (left hand switch block) switch to turn left
  • push a (right hand switch block) switch to turn right
  • push a further (right hand switch block) switch to cancel.
Oh yeah....I remember trying one of these at Experience once....... resistors it is then......
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:16 PM   #114
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Agree that the resisters aren't an ideal solution, but the alternative is chopping up the wiring loom, & replacing the switches. I was reluctant to do that.

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Is the flasher unit not a separate unit that plugs into a semi loose three pin base?

I''ll bring one along, maybe you can extend the terminals.

Got your addy Kokopelli, will text you and pop in round 8:30-9:00 if that suits.

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Cool, but closer to 9:00 would be better.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:22 PM   #115
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i am really tempted to do this on the gs but it sounds too tough on the bike to me.I am gaining some confidence in the reliability again after all the electrical issues.How did the forks work koko,you had the inserts in eh?APART from the water crossings how did you feel the r 80 was
The forks were great, taking some big hits without problems. The hardest bit I did would have been going up the Carrick Town track, at the end of a long day. Because of the exposed rock, it had potential for pain and breakage. We had sections of loose crushed rock to cross and the Lammermoors were rutted and wet in places, but it was great fun going though there.

Apart from the having a really heavy clutch, the R80 went well. Very comfortable and surprisingly agile. On gravel it will keep up easily and the on more technical sections it will get through. Water crossings were terrible. I just hate stalling in deep water. But I just don't have all that much experience with the deeper ones. I like short sharp and fast :-).
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:23 PM   #116
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I am not sure what you look like on the road, but you are visible on the internet and your input is appreciated. Why are you trying to turn your bike into a KLR? You already have one?
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Nope, complex flasher unit with eight (?) plug base & a circuit board. The 'BMW K' series derived switches are:
  • push a (left hand switch block) switch to turn left
  • push a (right hand switch block) switch to turn right
  • push a further (right hand switch block) switch to cancel.
I have your back door key . Will send it down next week.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:52 PM   #118
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Have you had a look at your pushrod piston thing? I have always had a hard time changing between 1st & 2nd or finding neutral when hot. I have found it is the same on both gboxes. I thought I had cracked it when I gave the piston a good sanding.
It seemed to do the job for a while however noticed it's still quite hard.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:30 AM   #119
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Have you had a look at your pushrod piston thing? I have always had a hard time changing between 1st & 2nd or finding neutral when hot. I have found it is the same on both gboxes. I thought I had cracked it when I gave the piston a good sanding.
It seemed to do the job for a while however noticed it's still quite hard.
i found spectro oil solved the box issues.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:24 AM   #120
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....Water crossings were terrible. I just hate stalling in deep water. But I just don't have all that much experience with the deeper ones. I like short sharp and fast :-).....
You looks like you were doing really well when I saw you.

Its understandable about the river crossings, my travels around the NI is that you don't have any rivers like we do down here. There is definitely a bit of practice required, especially for fast flowing or deep or fast deep rivers. Often you find the rear wheel starts to drift downstream so you end up pointing upstream. Your entry and exit points are therefore important i.e. go in upstream of your exit. This has the advantage of going with the current which also really helps with traction and depth of your bow wave as well. I find standing makes a world of difference as you can keep your balance even with the bike shifting under you.

Other thing to worry about is pace - enough so can maintain balance, not too much to stall or come to a stop if you hit a sizeable rock or so that you get downed by your bow wave. Mid revs first gear normally is about right.

Your welcome to come practice. Plenty of places down here to play ;)

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