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post #3341 of 3371 Old 04-16-2019, 01:56 PM
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Installed accessory lights, Gold Runway EXP3.
The big question is how do they work. What kind of a pattern do they throw. Where can I find them, supply a link please.
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post #3342 of 3371 Old 04-16-2019, 05:24 PM
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Ordered some stuff! Sonic Springs, 10w fork oil, new seals, stainless front brake line extended for my risers, and quick bleeders

2009 Wee-Strom. Center Stand, Givi crash bars, AMS skid plate, MadStad wind screen mount, Cee Baily Windscreen, voltmeter, fork mount fog lights, Shinko 804/805, seat concepts saddle, EB PC8,heated grips, single headlight cutout, dual USB charger, 12v charger. Next mods: sonic springs, short blinkers, bark busters, delkevic exhaust.
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post #3343 of 3371 Old 04-29-2019, 10:41 AM
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I installed, all from AdventureTech, an auxiliary shelf, over-the-dash GPS mount, a 12V plug and a double USB plug. Surprisingly, my electrical endeavors have all been a success so far. About the only farkles I have left to ad are accessory/auxiliary/fog lights.
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After painting my Wee,, I looked for a black emblem, with no luck. So I painted it. Going for the black/white look. Still gotta paint the engine guard.
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post #3345 of 3371 Old 04-29-2019, 01:09 PM
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Well, it's a new-to-me 2015 DL650 with almost 30,000km and the PO didn't keep up with maintenance (other than the stator recall), so...
- new spark plugs
- oil and filter change
- cleaned the air filter. It looked like he drove through a swarm of bees. And a dragonfly. And dirt.
- installed a SpeedoDRD
- checked brakes and fluid
- checked throttle and clutch play
- cleaned, lubed and adjusted the chain
- checked coolant level
- cleaned everything. The sprocket cover and that area in particular were CAKED in grease

Next on tap in a new rear tire (arrives tomorrow) and a valve clearance check.

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Well, it's a new-to-me 2015 DL650 with almost 30,000km and the PO didn't keep up with maintenance (other than the stator recall), so...
- new spark plugs
- oil and filter change
- cleaned the air filter. It looked like he drove through a swarm of bees. And a dragonfly. And dirt.
- installed a SpeedoDRD
- checked brakes and fluid
- checked throttle and clutch play
- cleaned, lubed and adjusted the chain
- checked coolant level
- cleaned everything. The sprocket cover and that area in particular were CAKED in grease

Next on tap in a new rear tire (arrives tomorrow) and a valve clearance check.
I have had to do about the same list of things to make sure my old 2003 DL1000 is in good riding condition. I believe I am the third maybe forth owner. The bike came with some maintenance records but not complete. It's been a little over a year and I have pretty much gone from one end of the bike to the other checking and replacing questionable items.

I think this is the only way to be sure what it what on a used bike regardless of what the records show. I have way more in the bike than it is worth I'm sure, but even with it's 52K miles it still runs strong and I know inner workings of the bike much better.

To date I have:

- replaced front and rear tires with Michelin Road Pilot Trail 4 tires
- replaced rear brake pad
- replaced front and rear wheel spacers and seals
- flushed and bled brakes and clutch systems
- sync throttle bodies and checked TPS for correct setting
- cleaned and re-oiled the K&N air filter insert
- flushed and replaced coolant
- installed Werks Parts, LLC clutch basket
- color matched top box and side bag color inserts as they didn't match the main silver color
- repainted front engine guards and hand guards
- rewired incorrectly wired aux power box under seat
- changed oil and filter last week for new riding season just starting. Also discovered the bike had
the adapter to allow automotive type filters to be used.
- added handlebar mount for iPhone
- lots of cleaning around the chain and both sprockets

Things left to do:

- replace all fuel lines
- replace all coolant hoses, O Rings, and Thermostat
- all these parts cost a little over $200.00 USD, yikes

Note: I have all the parts in hand, just didn't want to tear everything apart just yet.
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I'm taking an offroad course this Sunday so I have slowly been preparing my bike for that.

Two nights ago I installed some grip heating pads and moose racing handguards. Neither install went all that well, but they are on and I'm getting used to them.

The grip heaters are nice, they were cheapo pads I bought off ebay and I installed them under my grips. I obviously didn;t need them for the course, but it's a four and half hour ride away and I don't think it will be a warm day. I was in a bit of a rush so the wiring isn't on a proper switched circuit, next time I take the fairing off I will rewire them onto the proper switched circuit. For now I put the switch beside my ignition and I am wrapping the lanyard on my key around the switch so I don't forget to turn it off. On the clutch side I put a piece of heatshrink on the steel bar so that the pad had a chance to heat the grip more than the bar. So far, on my 30 minute commute that side is noticeably colder than the throttle side.

I bought the hanguards off someone on craigs and they were bought for his KLR. As such they were somewhat ill fitting but I got them on nonetheless. My clutch lever was sticking way out, even at the #4 adjustment, so I ended up putting a broken lever back on to fit under the handguard. I'm still fiddling with both sides a bit to get them to fit and have the controls where I want them.






Next up is to fit this folding shift lever extension I built from a KLR version.


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post #3348 of 3371 Old 05-01-2019, 05:21 PM
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The big question is how do they work. What kind of a pattern do they throw. Where can I find them, supply a link please.
Symmetrical round pattern from what I can tell. They are described as “Spot” by the manufacturer but it doesn’t seem well contained, which is fine by me as I bought them for others to see me. Three power settings, I use the lowest for normal driving. Have yet to try how bright they are on a dark road away from other traffic. Aliexpress.
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As much as Harbor Freight stuff doesnt really excite me, I bought their "Motorcycle Dolly" on sale for $67.
Makes it easy to maneuver the bike around in the garage for parking to maximize space, saves me from doing the Tuscaloosa 12-step getting the bike out of the garage
Surprisingly well-built and finished.
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post #3350 of 3371 Old 05-01-2019, 06:11 PM
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Replaced tires and rear brake pads, recently.

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