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post #371 of 1211 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 2015, 6:37 am
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PS: BTW you're up early!
No mate - I am in Oz too and the post was 3:19pm our time, aka 15:19

Maybe you have not set your time zone yet via User CP.

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post #372 of 1211 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 2015, 4:09 pm
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Ok, time zone sorted!

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post #373 of 1211 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 2015, 8:30 pm
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OK - so the LED trial goes on... Got out on Saturday for a blast - getting more and more confident with the Metzlers - the rear chicken strips have now gone - and still no signs of outriding the tyres - or even a warning of traction limits being met. And at 3000kms now, there's still loads of wear left in both tyres (whereas, they'd be looking quite 2nd hand if it was the Diablos I've been using).

Re the LEDs - I've finally given up on the LED H4 bulb. While it chucks out loads of lumens, the fact that it doesn't switch off the low beam when you switch to high, causes a large BRIGHT patch in front of the bike (not so bad when the road is wet and black, but BAD when it's dry and dusty grey), which not only dazzles your night vision, but is bright enough to cause a light 'flare' on the visor screen, which is hard to see through. So I've switched back to a Halogen - but a 80/100W bulb, as I already have heavy wiring and relays fitted.

The instruments (that I thought were the cause of the 'flare') have been altered - I now have red LEDs as the backlights, a lower output blue mini-wedge in the high beam, and tried a green mini-wedge in the lights on (but it was brighter than the original LED I'd fitted, so swapped it back). I also finally found a wedge LED bulb that fits the park light - and surprisingly, it puts out some good light!



Note that the red doesn't look as good in the photo as it does in real life (much deeper red). The same for the instrument readability.




The LED park light worked far better than I'd expected, given that the LED is not a full 360 degree illumination unit, but just has a chip on the top.


Check the LED threads for the appropriate part numbers - I'll post them up soon...
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Mods are: K&N filter, airbox lid on with rubber trumpets removed, MBP collets, full SMI (SilMoto Italia) spaghetti exhaust with 'open' carbon cans, 41mm FCR's - #182 mains!, Barnett alloy clutch basket, Oberon slave cylinder, Ohlins fork springs, Ohlins rear shock, Verlicchi swingarm.
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post #374 of 1211 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 2015, 7:13 pm
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Painted the valve covers today. Used VHT cast iron rattle can. Best looking part on my bike right now!
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post #375 of 1211 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 2016, 1:16 pm
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Did a few great things over the last few days while I wait for parts!

Added a Hepco Becker rack. Not my picture.



Finally added the original helmet lock device to my bike. I got off of ebay but of course wasn't keyed to my bike so I took it apart and moved the key tumblers around until it worked. I had to leave one of the five out but that is no big deal! Pics later

The best thing I did was....f i n a l l y ... get my rear brake bled properly. So fricken easy to do if you undo the caliper positioning arm from the engine case and hold the thing upside down. Get that nipple to the sky and make your brake woes go bye-bye!
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post #376 of 1211 (permalink) Old Feb 5th, 2016, 10:28 am
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Pics!...must have pics!!!!

You can see the nice finish on my rear hugger. Sadly it has runs and dimples that I will fix next time I install new tires.

The rack is aluminum and very nicely made although the mounting holes were just a skosh off so I had to drill them out to a little bigger size to get them to fit. Not a big deal.
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post #377 of 1211 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 2016, 2:11 am
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Fitted the modified (chopped) hugger.
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post #378 of 1211 (permalink) Old Feb 8th, 2016, 1:07 am
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Fitted a set of CRG Hindsight L/S mirrors. Then had my chain derail while I was out for a ride. Gonna pick up a new one and a rear sprocket soon.

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post #379 of 1211 (permalink) Old Feb 8th, 2016, 5:02 am
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Thought I had found a crack in my newly painted cases. Turns out it's just a really crappy casting. What were they drinking back in '93?
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post #380 of 1211 (permalink) Old Feb 8th, 2016, 10:38 am
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Thought I had found a crack in my newly painted cases. Turns out it's just a really crappy casting. What were they drinking back in '93?
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