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post #181 of 193 Old 04-23-2019, 06:50 PM
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What great pictures! That first one could be in a bike magazine. It just has it all- including great depth, if that's a photography term. Did you use any kind of filter on your camera or phone? thanks
Hey AF,
I could tell you that I was a professional Photographer for years, shooting action sports, with all the knowledge and gear to do so. In this case however, it's just my Iphone 7 on a good day with good light. I have a mobile version of Photoshop on my phone that I use to process a bit. Like Arthur Fellig used to say "F8 and be there!". Breaking the rules leads to more interesting photos. Shoot into the light, shoot wide, shoot low, create interesting framing. A subject in the foreground creates interest, so it's always better to have a person or thing creating depth, shooting landscapes is somewhat uninteresting without a sense of depth.
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post #182 of 193 Old 04-23-2019, 09:53 PM
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My 2017 DL650A project is coming along nicely. This is my first real motorcycle (scooters only previously). Purchased new at the end of last summer.

Current Farkles added:
V-Stream windshield (much better than stock for buffeting up to ~65mph, but I may have to try the Givi airflow someday)
T-Rex racing crash bars, skid plate and highway pegs
Pivot pegs
Adventure tech footpeg and control lowering kit + shifter extension
Adventure tech fork brace and kickstand foot
Givi Outback trekker cases (42L top, 37L sides) and mounting hardware
Corbin Canyon Sport saddle (heated)
GoCruise2 throttle lock

Future Farkles planned:
2" Rox riser + break line extension
New handlebars (thinking Pro Taper Evo)
Oxford heated adventure Grips
Barkbusters
Running lights
ADmore break light kit
Mitas E07 50/50 tires (have to burn down the stock tires first though)

What all did you have to do to get the Rox risers to work?

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post #183 of 193 Old 04-23-2019, 10:22 PM
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My 2017 DL650A project is coming along nicely. This is my first real motorcycle (scooters only previously).

Future Farkles planned:
ADmore break light kit
Hey; nothing wrong with scooters!

But a note RE the Admore break light. I just finished installing mine, and my bike, a 2017 model (Canadian) apparently has the 2018 wiring harness to the tail lights. The differences is 5 pin connectors to the tail lights for the 2017 and 4 pin, plus a different power connection on the 2018. I had great help from Admore, and they are 'close' to me, but mine was the first 2017 where the plug 'n play connector harness did not work. A 2018 version was needed. I should start a separate thread, but just wanted to mention this to you. Check your tail light wiring if you plan to use the PnP harness. Requires removal of the tail section to do this easily but you need to do that for the install anyway. Otherwise, the light bar is great.

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post #184 of 193 Old 04-24-2019, 02:44 PM
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My new 2018 650XA with OEM side cases. Managed to get 100km on it before a snowfall today will hamper riding in the next few days.
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post #185 of 193 Old 04-25-2019, 01:12 AM
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My 18 Wee

I just picked this up a few weeks ago. An unsold 2018 model with 1 mile on it. Paid $6,000 for it. Added Givi Trekker Outback cases, Givi crash bars, Givi skid plate, and some other misc stuff. Have about 450 miles on it in 2 weeks, it's been rainy here in Oregon. Finally getting some break-in miles this week. Driveway shot was the day I brought it home. The other two pictures are from a ride to the Oregon coast Easter Sunday with a friend on his 2011 Wee.
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post #186 of 193 Old 04-26-2019, 02:39 AM
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Hello,
New Forum member, just got A 2018 650 with 5000km, PO put a Skid plate on.
Is there like a "Must Do" list of mods hacks etc?
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post #187 of 193 Old 04-29-2019, 11:11 AM
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Here’s my ‘18 XT

Mods so far

Pro Taper Evo Adventure Bars
2” Rox Risers
BarkBusters VPS
Ram Mounts Handlebar Mount
eBay Windshield Clip On
Nilight 3k Lumen LED Spot Lights
AdventureTech fog light bracket
AdventureTech wiring harness
AdventureTech footpeg lowering kit
AdventureTech 1.125” Raising Links
PivotPegz
Happy Trail Nerf Bars
Happy Trail Skid Plate
Front tire- Shinko 804
Rear Tire- MotoZ Tractionator Adventure
PM Racks Rear Rack
WolfMan Expedition Medium Duffe


Waiting to show up from RevZilla

Puig touring windscreen
TechSpec Snakeskin Tank Pads
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post #188 of 193 Old 04-30-2019, 12:38 PM
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Hey; nothing wrong with scooters!

But a note RE the Admore break light. I just finished installing mine, and my bike, a 2017 model (Canadian) apparently has the 2018 wiring harness to the tail lights. The differences is 5 pin connectors to the tail lights for the 2017 and 4 pin, plus a different power connection on the 2018. I had great help from Admore, and they are 'close' to me, but mine was the first 2017 where the plug 'n play connector harness did not work. A 2018 version was needed. I should start a separate thread, but just wanted to mention this to you. Check your tail light wiring if you plan to use the PnP harness. Requires removal of the tail section to do this easily but you need to do that for the install anyway. Otherwise, the light bar is great.
I found this as well. I bought the quick connector with the Light and when I opened it up, it was nowhere near the same connector. I hot tapped into the taillight wires and did some testing to confirm and have had no issues. Mine is also a 2017 from Canada. I did not reach out to Admore, although they seem very good. I originally was able to program the lighting using a windows laptop, but have since had issues getting it to re-connect. I am happy with the light though. I was going to attach my GoPro to the back just to see what the accelerometer did when riding as I generally cannot see how much deceleration triggers the brake light..

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post #189 of 193 Old 04-30-2019, 06:19 PM
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I found this as well. I bought the quick connector with the Light and when I opened it up, it was nowhere near the same connector.
'Course you did... I bought mine 35 seconds after you did, at the show in Abbotsford. I did get the correct wiring harness adaptor from David at Admore, and that made all the difference. I programed mine using a macbook air, so had to use the command line terminal application. A bit dicey, but it worked. I feel much better having the light bar. Mine is mounted just above my licence plate so I had to program the light to turn the license plate led on, as default is 'off'.

I haven't seen the decel thing, but I may get someone to drive behind me and report in, or take some phone video.
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2017 xt with way to much crap bolted to it...

Adventure Tech mirror extenders, kickstand foot, fork brace, peg lowering kit
Suzuki crash bars
Topeak waterbottle holder
SW-Motech Centerstand
Givi Airflow Windscreen and full set of Dolomiti cases
Sit & Fly cover
TechSpec SnakeSkin tank pads
Clearwater Darla lights
SE bars
Oxford Heaterz grips
Kaoko throttle lock
Penske rear shock
Race Tech fork springs
Michelin Anakee 3 (third set of tires)
Iron Butt License Plate Frame

Owned since 3/30 - 17,500 miles

Only issue - front wheel wasn't really round. It was withing Suzuki's spec, so I paid a guy $100 to true it - best $100 I ever spent.
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Adventure Tech Fork Brace, Customized 4-way Flashers
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