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Old 08-18-2013, 09:33 PM   #751
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Laminar Lip install today. Booming buffeting problem solved! 80 mph with face shield up and no ear plugs. I'm a huge fan.
I installed a Laminar Lip last week and did a 300-mile ride today. It didn't seem to do anything at all, at least nothing noticeable, same buffeting
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:09 PM   #752
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I haven't taken any farkle-specific pics of the bike yet, just been riding a lot. I LOVE THIS BIKE!
I am also loving mine...KCCO
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:59 AM   #753
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I installed an accessory socket today.
Thanks for the excellent write up!
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:10 AM   #754
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Thanks for the excellent write up!
My pleasure. As I add or do more things, I'll post those up, too. Sadly, my budget does not permit lots of things to happen at one time.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:45 AM   #755
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My pleasure. As I add or do more things, I'll post those up, too. Sadly, my budget does not permit lots of things to happen at one time.
Many of us are in the same boat as you are ...budget-wise.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:46 AM   #756
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Many of us are in the same boat as you are ...budget-wise.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:47 AM   #757
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I installed a Laminar Lip last week and did a 300-mile ride today. It didn't seem to do anything at all, at least nothing noticeable, same buffeting
That's a shame. It's still working for me.

It is such a complex thing. Screen size, shape, height/size of rider, helmet, etc. I struggled for 3 years on my Buell Ulysses until I finally found the right combo of shield and wings. Good luck!
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:52 AM   #758
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Yes, as previously said, the PIAA switch works very well ...IIRC, the load for two D2s is around 5 amps max. PIAA also makes a nifty switch bracket for around $20 - but you can easily make one out of alum flat stock from the hardware or hobby store. I mounted my bracket to the mirror post rather than the housing mounting bolts.

Dahveed- PIAA makes an very nice universal bracket (#74000) with which to mount lights to the crash bars.
After reading the controller diagram closer it looks like the switch doesn't see the amperage I thought it did. It simply talks to the controller so it's actually only seeing a slight bit of amperage.

I have a PIAA switch that was removed from a bike before I sold it.
(The lights didn't survive the vibration of back road Baja. The wiring and the switch did.)

I think I'll try to integrate it into this new, and hopefully better, set-up.


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I just bought p-clamps from Lowe's and they work just fine. Not pretty, but I don't really care. And the lights stay where I put them.


We use these clamps at work.

They are great in a stationary application.
I personally wouldn't use them on anything that includes lots of vibration, a little twist and some weight because they crack where they get stressed. And once they crack they'll tear all the way through in a short amount of time.

If it was me I'd add a loose fitting tie wrap to that set-up (To catch them if they fall) until you find out if they can handle the stress. BUT that's just me.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:19 AM   #759
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That's a shame. It's still working for me.

It is such a complex thing. Screen size, shape, height/size of rider, helmet, etc. I struggled for 3 years on my Buell Ulysses until I finally found the right combo of shield and wings. Good luck!
Laminar Lip for sale here. I'll get a Cee Bailey shield - hope it'd work

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Old 08-19-2013, 12:26 PM   #760
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P3 Lights and Eastern Beaver Fuse Block

AM installing P3 Lights per earlier posts where power is tapped into 7.5 amp accessory plug. Also need to trigger a relay for Eastern Beaver fuse block. Think I can use same 7.5 amp accessory plug wire for triggering relay as well as power for P3 lights?
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:17 PM   #761
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AM installing P3 Lights per earlier posts where power is tapped into 7.5 amp accessory plug. Also need to trigger a relay for Eastern Beaver fuse block. Think I can use same 7.5 amp accessory plug wire for triggering relay as well as power for P3 lights?
Should work, but I went to the park/city light for my trigger source ... not wanting to risk any CANBUS issues...and also a relay for the actual power to the lights. What's another 18" of wiring! Now, if somehow BMW would give us a schematic like they used to, we could track down the wiring much better.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:25 PM   #762
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TT/Wunderlich headlamp guards

The manufacturers state they are 'for offroad use only' and they are not E-marked. But I figure you're just as likely (maybe more so) to get a cracked headlamp from a stone flying out of someone's tyre on the motorway than at low speed off road particularly if you're not in a group.

Anyone use these on the road? Any problems with the authorities?

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Old 08-20-2013, 04:55 AM   #763
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The manufacturers state they are 'for offroad use only' and they are not E-marked. But I figure you're just as likely (maybe more so) to get a cracked headlamp from a stone flying out of someone's tyre on the motorway than at low speed off road particularly if you're not in a group.

Anyone use these on the road? Any problems with the authorities?

Thanks
I have one of the TT wire mesh ones on my 2005 since almost new and have had no issues of any sort with the authorities, even when pulled over for various reasons.

Still waiting for more choices on the new one.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:21 AM   #764
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I have one of the TT wire mesh ones on my 2005 since almost new and have had no issues of any sort with the authorities, even when pulled over for various reasons.

Still waiting for more choices on the new one.
Thanks for getting back... might remove it for riding at night, sounds like it wouldn't be a hassle in the daytime.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:49 AM   #765
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Aka: Adel Clamps, commonly used on aircraft.
Lowe's refers to these as a "Rubber Insulated Clamp", but if you want to find a vast assortment of sizes and materials (like stainless steel) you can search online under "Adel Clamp" and come up with zillions, these clamps are handy.
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