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post #11 of 14 Old 07-01-2019, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Stalky Tracker View Post
Did you stop at the USS Cairo and walk through it? I was there several years ago and had the Cairo all to myself.
I did, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was not crowded, there were probably 10 other people there. Brought back good memories of touring the HMS Victory in Portsmouth England with my dad many years ago!
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post #12 of 14 Old 07-01-2019, 08:24 PM
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For visibility, Skene Photon Blasters. You'll pay entirely too much, but you will be seen and occasionally people pull over for you (I'm mistaken for an officer quite frequently, partly due to these.) Mine are fork mounted and have tolerated a stunning amount of abuse. Kiss them with SC1 or Plexus and they will stay clean. Mostly.

For noise, FIAAM Freeway Blaster Hi-Tone. It's a bit thick so the body may not fit behind the radiator. Mine is outside under the crash bar bolt, aimed down. Loudest damn thing I've ever heard. When deployed, drivers do jump a bit. If you add the companion low-tone horn a relay is required as together they pull more zap than the stock horn.
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post #13 of 14 Old 07-02-2019, 07:15 PM
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I have also had the stebel in the fairing for 10 years, I just wired it in along with the stock horn so that if it breaks, I've still got the stock horn working.

For lights, I put ad more lighting's running lights/turn signals in the hand guards, a pair of cheapo led fog lights on the light bar, and another pair at the front wheel where the orange reflectors are.

Also added baja design's driving lights.
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post #14 of 14 Old 07-08-2019, 04:30 AM
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I added DRL's to mine at the same time as I was rewiring my high/low beam via relays. This made it easy to use the signals from the normal lighting to switch on/off the DRL's.

I did add a separate on/off switch, for turning off the DRL's. This would be needed in dusk/dawn or if riding during the night.

Also, I connected the DRL's so that they are always on when the high beam is on. And I used a PWM to be able to control the intensity when used in conjunction with the low beam. Right now I have around 60% intensity when using low beam and 100% when using high beam. Not sure if the PWM is really necessary, but it felt like a nice thing to have. The circuit would get less complex without it, though.
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