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post #1 of 23 Old 12-04-2012, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Givi lights !

Hello there,I have an 03 DL 1000. Iam going to install a pair of Givi S310 Halogen lights,at 55 W per light.Is this not going to be to much of a draw on the charging system ?.I was planning on keeping them on all the time.

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Is there a special tool to break a tire off the rim, on the side of the road
Out in the middle of no were,just wondering just in case this ever came up .
Iam going next year with to friends,on a trip to the Trans Labrador Highway.And we will be taking a spare tube with us just in case,so I know a steel bar will work but was wondering if there was a special tool out there for the job!

All so how many watts is the charging system good for ?

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Electrical Basic V-Strom Wiring 101

For bead breakers Google motorcycle tubeless tire bead breakers. I've done it by pushing two tire irons down about four inches apart with one hand and lifting another in the middle to get the bead off.

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Motorcycle Consumer News ran a comparison of bead breakers back in 2010; http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/model_eval...ulyBdBrkrs.pdf

I have the Tryepliers and it works fairly well; at least in the garage. Never tried it on the road or out in the middle of no where.

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[QUOTE=diggerc;881089]Hello there,I have an 03 DL 1000. Iam going to install a pair of Givi S310 Halogen lights,at 55 W per light.Is this not going to be to much of a draw on the charging system ?.I was planning on keeping them on all the time.

Next question ! LOL

Is there a special tool to break a tire off the rim, on the side of the road
Out in the middle of no were,just wondering just in case this ever came up .
Iam going next year with to friends,on a trip to the Trans Labrador Highway.And we will be taking a spare tube with us just in case,so I know a steel bar will work but was wondering if there was a special tool out there for the job!

All so how many watts is the charging system good for ?

I think 55 Watts is overkill and puts too much of a drain on your battery. You can use the lights but I would put in 35 Watt bulbs, available at any auto parts store. My battery would not start my bike this summer because of my 55 watt lights (2012 DL 650). Since then I have installed 35 watt HID headlights and a battery meter.
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Hi guys I know the post a long time back but he beat thing I found
To break the bead is the side stand. Problems
If you alone on the side of the road but when there two of you
Dead easy. Remove wheel. Lay it under your mates bike and put side stand
On the bead. Dead easy. Did it yesterday on the bush road to Kruger national
Park. Cheers from
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Thanks Phil 323,I was too thinking a long the same lines! 35w
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Great idea Swazi,I never would have thought of that. Thanks
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Fitting extra spot lights.

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Great idea Swazi,I never would have thought of that. Thanks
I stopped today to fit a new set of spot / fog lamps. When looking under the dash and the lights there is the perfect spot to for them. I had to remove all the push gromit plugs and few holds to take of the side covers but then had full access to fit a nut and bolt thought the lower fairing and through where the 2 large plugs went. Again the first side took hour and a half. Second side 10 mins. But now they all fitted and next to fit all the wiring.
Did you decide to put completely seperat from all other lights. ,?
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