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Old 02-18-2013, 07:03 AM   #3616
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I'd be leery of the ebay LED's. In my experience with performance lighting, you absolutely get what you pay for. Spend a little more money on some lights that have been properly engineered and tested, and you won't find yourself wanting when it's dark out and you need them.

I've been looking at some of VisionX's offerings, and the Solstice looks like a great choice; the 10W LED should throw plenty of light, and they offer a variety of beam patters for the type of light you want. I think I'll be adding a set of these in a 35-degree beam.

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:25 AM   #3617
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Is anyone going to update the main thread index any time soon? So much good information out there...
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:38 AM   #3618
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Thanks Bill and Hurley!

24 inches of snow coming. I will have plenty of time to surf! If we have power.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:02 PM   #3619
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640 handlebar vibes

hello all
don't spend a lot?? of time on the keyboard....SOOO
just got a 2005 640adventure...BUZZY.......in the bars!!!!
called BPR about their Scotts Sub mount......no mount for the 640..
bought a sub mount for a 690 ktm......IT WORKS!!!!!
a few minor fixes and good to go...
1st the 90mm factory handlebar bolts need to be replaced by at least 100mm
next is when you remove stock handlebar mounts ...keep the "
washer" covering the rubber goodie's....they are the Male part..
the mount is the female...the mount is a rectangle...the "WASHER
is round.....grind flats on the washer @ 9...12...and 3....,,to fit into the mount rectangle....12 o'clock to the rear..,.

anyway..BPR
recommends?? something like 20-28 psi torque on the bolts???
so tried this and no VIBE reduction was felt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
used Locktite at 5-8lbs psi on all bolts...YES!!! 50% reduction??

best of luck
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:22 PM   #3620
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Dez,
Try 17/42 gearing, good gas, valve set, rubber in the foot pegs.

Throttle meister

http://throttlemeister.com/

Now you can loosen our grip on the throttle and ride one handed.
Note the bar end weights.

These grips...maybe most important!

http://www.happy-trail.com/ProGrip-D...Gel-Grips.aspx

Renazco leather topped seat.

http://www.renazco.com/

It all adds up.

Run that Scotts pretty tight, I think it helps too.

These tires...

http://www.kendausa.com/en/home/moto...ual-sport.aspx

Yep it all adds up.

Find the sweet spot and live there...or ride with the revs up to 7k in 5th gear so the counter balancer kicks in.

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Old 02-19-2013, 11:35 AM   #3621
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good info.....will start picking away @ the fixes..

thx
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:53 PM   #3622
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I'd be leery of the ebay LED's. In my experience with performance lighting, you absolutely get what you pay for. Spend a little more money on some lights that have been properly engineered and tested, and you won't find yourself wanting when it's dark out and you need them.

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I think this is a local boy:
http://stores.intuitwebsites.com/hst...Categories.bok
scroll down to the Model 60s
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:55 PM   #3623
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Is anyone going to update the main thread index any time soon? So much good information out there...
There is a guest editor of the index currently, as I don't spend enough time here to maintain the index well enough, but he is more focused on engine service and other hard-core maintenance.

Do you want to provide the links here (or have you... )? Nominations are what the index thread is for, but you can't stop the kitchen sink banter of course.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:02 PM   #3624
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Wassup Chris!

That wasn't my bit:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=652100
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:10 PM   #3625
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good info.....will start picking away @ the fixes..

thx
dave
Dave,
You are welcome.
The pity for the 640 engne (IMHO only) is that the counterblancer only works at high revs and even then only keeps the sucker from tearing itself apart.

Two summers ago I rode my Adventure a thousand miles in around 20 hours. I was up on I-94 and just flew from Miles City, MT to the middle of Wisconsin.

With 17/42 gearing and HID lights I just couldn't stop when it got dark and cool, 80mph was real comfortable.

I was coming home from the Nez and the Stomp which is recommended to all.

http://www.idahobmwriders.com/nezperce.html

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Old 02-19-2013, 08:12 PM   #3626
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I installed these in my 640 and they work GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Baja Designs Squadron 3"x3" LED Light is a radical new upgradet to any Their Squadron motorcycle light is the next generation of LED lighting. The Squadron is designed specifically for aggressive night-time riding by combining amazing distance projection, wide peripheral spread and a smooth light pattern. This light utilizes four CREE XML LEDs - the brightest, most efficient LEDs on the market to give you a blinding 3600 lumens. Not only is the Squadron the brightest LED light on the market, but it also only draws 3.6 amps. If you’re looking for the ultimate in LED lighting for your motorcycle the Baja Designs Squadron is your answer!
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:42 AM   #3627
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I think this is a local boy:
http://stores.intuitwebsites.com/hst...Categories.bok
scroll down to the Model 60s
Not local, he's in Florida. But his product is good at an unmatched price, I'm running the Model 60 with the discontinued 450lumen spot, more light than is needed for most situations, 'cept 80mph desert raids. My skill is nowhere close, so its a moot point! Fact is, I havent use my hi beam for 2 yrs with these lights, so for the last 2 weeks, the hi beams been sitting in the spares box! The 450lumen spot is brighter than the high beam. And I wired the Model 60 (3600lumen) into the hi beam relay, mounted the light in the hi beam location!
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:47 AM   #3628
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Not local, he's in Florida. But his product is good at an unmatched price, I'm running the Model 60 with the discontinued 450lumen spot, more light than is needed for most situations, 'cept 80mph desert raids. My skill is nowhere close, so its a moot point! Fact is, I havent use my hi beam for 2 yrs with these lights, so for the last 2 weeks, the hi beams been sitting in the spares box! The 450lumen spot is brighter than the high beam. And I wired the Model 60 (3600lumen) into the hi beam relay, mounted the light in the hi beam location!
Pics?!

I would get another low for the high beam spot and run two aux LEDs for the high setting and 2 strd bulbs for the low. Just a thought.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:57 AM   #3629
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I'd love to see pictures of that as well. I've been looking for an LED housing to fit in place of my stock headlights but haven't really had any luck. Nothing is the right size.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:50 PM   #3630
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I have two model 60's and two spots and boy, during the night they are indeed amazing. The long range is not as good as the stock high beam converted to HID. I plan to take the two spots out and put two stock, converted to HID beams and use the two model 60's as well for short range. During the last 24hours race the high beam covnerted to HID was amazing, may be the new long range leds are better but still the bluish light of the HID's seem to penetrate better IMO.



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