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Old 07-25-2013, 09:31 AM   #436
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Just to clarify, we are working on 1-1/2" bar risers. No issues with the cables length or mods required. Hope to have a prototype soon.
Will those risers have the capability of setting the bars back closer to the rider?
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:15 AM   #437
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Yeah, but... you do. At least you do with a heat troller or other PWM control device. You just don't pull full power 100% of the time. 50% power really means full power for 50% of the time.

If the gloves and liner pull more than 10 AMPS the fuzeblock will not work reliably. In that case you'll need to either connect the heat troller directly to your battery (and remember to turn it off when not in use) or connect it to the battery through a relay where the relay is controlled by the fuzeblock.

Today's bike farkling... I installed my personalized plate now that it is assigned to the new bike. That let me toss the dealer bracket and move the P3 lights inboard, closer to the license plate.

I'm now looking at the Eastern Beaver fuse block. It has a higher overall amperage and 8 circuits.


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Old 07-25-2013, 10:48 AM   #438
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Hey guys, I've got a question about luggage. Besides the Vario boxes through BMW, are there any aftermarket boxes that will fit on the saddlebag mounts that are installed from the factory? It seems like all the luggage named off so far requires another mount.
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:08 AM   #439
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Vario is it for factory mounts

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Hey guys, I've got a question about luggage. Besides the Vario boxes through BMW, are there any aftermarket boxes that will fit on the saddlebag mounts that are installed from the factory? It seems like all the luggage named off so far requires another mount.
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:09 AM   #440
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Just thinking out loud here.

If,

- prior model GS's had expensive glass headlight units that broke when hit with rocks

- doesn't the use of plastic (probably Lexan / polycarbonate) in the LC GS now mean that all your headlight protectors are a waste of money?

After all, how many of you guys have headlight protectors on your cars' polycarbonate headlight enclosures?








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Old 07-25-2013, 12:28 PM   #441
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Just thinking out loud here.

If,

- prior model GS's had expensive glass headlight units that broke when hit with rocks

- doesn't the use of plastic (probably Lexan / polycarbonate) in the LC GS now mean that all your headlight protectors are a waste of money?

After all, how many of you guys have headlight protectors on your cars' polycarbonate headlight enclosures?








There were 2 13GSW's camped near us in Salem. (Colorado plated as I recall)

One had a seriously* broken headlight lens.

* Open enough that rain would get in.

It appears that the lens' flat surface is just waiting for something hard to take it out. (Much like the multiple windshields a friends' Toyota FJ has gone through for the same, flat surface, reason)
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:47 PM   #442
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There were 2 13GSW's camped near us in Salem. (Colorado plated as I recall)

One had a seriously* broken headlight lens.
LED or Halogen?
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:47 PM   #443
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- doesn't the use of plastic (probably Lexan / polycarbonate) in the LC GS now mean that all your headlight protectors are a waste of money?
Is it plastic for both LED and Halogen versions of the headlamp?

Many folks in the car world use a clear film over their headlight enclosures. I've some of that clear film that I'm going to use to cover the halogen light on my GS... I'll get around to installing it one of these day.... maybe even this afternoon.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:04 PM   #444
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There were 2 13GSW's camped near us in Salem. (Colorado plated as I recall)

One had a seriously* broken headlight lens.

* Open enough that rain would get in.

It appears that the lens' flat surface is just waiting for something hard to take it out. (Much like the multiple windshields a friends' Toyota FJ has gone through for the same, flat surface, reason)

Are you sure those weren't shill Touratech employees?

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Old 07-25-2013, 02:39 PM   #445
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Is it plastic for both LED and Halogen versions of the headlamp?

Many folks in the car world use a clear film over their headlight enclosures. I've some of that clear film that I'm going to use to cover the halogen light on my GS... I'll get around to installing it one of these day.... maybe even this afternoon.

I just went out to the garage and tapped my halogen headlight with fingers and then metal. Seems like glass to me.

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Old 07-25-2013, 02:44 PM   #446
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Yeah..purdy sure they are glass...mine sure feels like it...

I don't think the wire ones would offer much protection but would the plexiglass sort difuse or lower the effectivness of the headlight?
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I just went out to the garage and tapped my halogen headlight with fingers and then metal. Seems like glass to me.

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Old 07-25-2013, 02:46 PM   #447
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Can someone with the LED headlight comment on what they think it is? Glass, or plastic?
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:47 PM   #448
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My LED headlight is plastic for sure.

I bought a piece of ClearBra type film and cut it to fit the headlight, unfortunately the film I bought had some spiderweb creases which did not come out when installed, so I removed it and ordered some more from a different supplier.
It's real easy to cut the correct shape by removing the plastic ring around the lens and using it as a template, although it appears that the trim ring does not exist on the halogen light.

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Old 07-25-2013, 05:15 PM   #449
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My LED headlight is glass for sure.

I bought a piece of ClearBra type film and cut it to fit the headlight, unfortunately the film I bought had some spiderweb creases which did not come out when installed, so I removed it and ordered some more from a different supplier.
It's real easy to cut the correct shape by removing the plastic ring around the lens and using it as a template, although it appears that the trim ring does not exist on the halogen light.

I respectfully disagree. Mine is "plastic".
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:22 PM   #450
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I'm not going to lie. I installed a touratech light guard mainly because it looks bad ass. Sue me!
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