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post #3231 of 3371 Old 01-15-2019, 03:51 PM
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Installed light mount from AT, Koso Apollo heated grips and H&B hand guards.


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post #3232 of 3371 Old 01-18-2019, 10:14 PM
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Installed a power port on the left frame cover for my heated jacket today. Hope to test it out over the weekend.

The coiled cord allows me to stand on the pegs. When not in use, it gets tucked into the crash bar bag.
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post #3233 of 3371 Old 01-23-2019, 01:37 AM
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Ok added one last thing as I have decided to trade/sell. I have searched and researched, talked mad negatives to HID/LED conversions on parabolic lens, for many years. I have finally found one that works in a H7 2016 DL1000 lens. Following several pages, posts, forums etc, finally decided to try the Evitek Electronics F2 series. What the he’ll if it didn’t work I’d try it in the Benz. Well low and behold a miracle happened. This worked. Nice flat beam, good cut off and minimum glare.

Fitting this inside the housing without cutting any wire and everything 100% in tact.

It was not easy at all. I had to take out the headlamp from the fairing.

Yes every part of this is stuffed inside the light housing without breaking or cutting anything. this last image you can barely see the transformer behind the parabolic lens.

I had to unscrew all the bulb mounts, adjust the lens all the way out on the screws-after marking- to get enough room to push the wire/plugs/bulb in to fit behind the cap. Not an easy task as it required several trial and errors to make it fit.


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post #3234 of 3371 Old 01-25-2019, 02:23 AM
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I can finally start posting in this thread again!

2 days ago I got my magnets jbweld'ed back into place. Today I replaced the clutch pushrod oil seal, and replaced the front sprocket. Also discovered that my stator may be fried.

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I changed the oil & installed a happy trail skid plate.

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I've been slowly lowering my DL1000. I raised the fork tubes about 15mm and that had a nice effect. It quickens steering and seems to help with wind instability. We'll see come March when the winds really start to blow. I also lowered the rear slightly by reducing spring tension by about 1 1/2 lines on the stock shock (it still rides good). At first I lowered the seat a little by taking out the seat base blocks, but then my hips would cramp up. I put the blocks back in after I lowered the suspension. I may take them back out when I put my Sit 'N' Fly back on come summer. I'm going to make a low rider out of this bike yet.
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post #3237 of 3371 Old 02-02-2019, 08:38 PM
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Cleaned up my new (used) left stator case to get it ready for install when I get my rewound stator back from Custom Rewind.

Went to replace my rear sprocket, and once again I probably didn't need to; the current one looks pretty good. Ah, well...I'll have a spare front/rear now. :-)

Found out the sprocket carrier bearing is bad (bumpy when spinning it around) so I'll be replacing it.

Slowly, slowly, this bike is getting put back together, better than before! (But...not Six Million Dollars better...)

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Took advantage of a warm-ish February day and put some wear on the tires... Oh.. and cleaned the chain & checked tire pressures beforehand... Just what I needed..
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Installed a power port on the left frame cover for my heated jacket today. Hope to test it out over the weekend.

The coiled cord allows me to stand on the pegs. When not in use, it gets tucked into the crash bar bag.

Hey OCADVR, when did you buy those graphics? Im trying to see if the cypress graphics company is still in business. Website says it hasnt been updated since 2007, so Im a bit hesitant to throw in some credit card info. Thanks!

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post #3240 of 3371 Old 02-11-2019, 10:03 PM
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@mikejjmay Best I can recall, it was early 2016. You can email or call them to verify they're still making the graphics sets.

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