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Re: Virginian's Meanderings
« Reply #500 on: February 06, 2020, 10:46:54 AM »
Needs more lights!
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Re: Virginian's Meanderings
« Reply #501 on: February 06, 2020, 10:59:37 PM »
Back in my motocross days, boots had no tread on the bottom.

Do good off road boots have tread?

Motocross boots still have little to no tread.    Good enduro and dual sport boots have tread.    Some of them look like hiking boots on the bottom.   They typically have softer flex in the ankles too.    You never know when, if, or how far you may want to walk or need to walk when you're out in the woods.   

Eric,   Glad to see the grey scoot is already back home and intact.  Thanks for sharing the adventures.   

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Re: Virginian's Meanderings
« Reply #502 on: February 10, 2020, 09:37:45 AM »
Back in my motocross days, boots had no tread on the bottom.

Do good off road boots have tread?

Motocross boots still have little to no tread.    Good enduro and dual sport boots have tread.    Some of them look like hiking boots on the bottom.   They typically have softer flex in the ankles too.    You never know when, if, or how far you may want to walk or need to walk when you're out in the woods.   

Eric,   Glad to see the grey scoot is already back home and intact.  Thanks for sharing the adventures.

Thanks Lee! I'm still researching boots, they're a bit expensive.

I managed to get a little wrenching in on the CRF yesterday. I installed the brackets for the LED fog lamps and I can't say I'm happy. There's too much compression with the big rubber clamp and I fear they may sag or rotate downwards when you hit a big bump. We shall see...
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The El Cheapo lights from Amazon finally showed up. They're quite robust and look like they'll take a beating.
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The Amazon light mounts have a much larger hole in theme to mount the lights then what I needed. I have trays of leftover nuts, bolts and tidbit from all the bikes I've worked on over the years and found some plastic spacers. They're bit too big so I cut to size and then used a Dremel to shave the outer edge to fit the hole.
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Here's a pic of the spacer wedged in there.
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I'm half way through the wiring up to the dash mounted switch. I've been using these 'low temp solder' wire connectors. All I can say is wow! Pop the wired ends in and hit it with the heat gun, it melts the solder, shrink wraps the connection, and I believe (?) there's electrical connector dielectric grease in there as well. Waterproofs the connection for bonus points.

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Re: Virginian's Meanderings
« Reply #503 on: February 10, 2020, 07:59:20 PM »



 


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Yes looking good! If I may, it looks like the mounts and lamps are pointed a bit off. By having the mounting brackets pointing the same direction as the lamps you have extended the fulcrum farther from the bars. Try pointing the brackets to the rear and the lights pointing forward, this will keep more of the weight over the mounting bar and less likely to twist.
Love the look of the lights how to they perform (focus, depth and brightness)?
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Re: Virginian's Meanderings
« Reply #504 on: February 11, 2020, 09:53:03 AM »

Looking sharp!


Yes looking good! If I may, it looks like the mounts and lamps are pointed a bit off. By having the mounting brackets pointing the same direction as the lamps you have extended the fulcrum farther from the bars. Try pointing the brackets to the rear and the lights pointing forward, this will keep more of the weight over the mounting bar and less likely to twist.
Love the look of the lights how to they perform (focus, depth and brightness)?

Thank you, I'll flip them around. When I get them functioning I'll post some pics of their performance.

Thanks again,

Eric
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Re: Virginian's Meanderings
« Reply #505 on: February 17, 2020, 07:12:54 PM »
Look at the size of this burrito!!!!!

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Re: Virginian's Meanderings
« Reply #506 on: February 17, 2020, 07:38:33 PM »
Look at the size of this burrito!!!!!

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Re: Virginian's Meanderings
« Reply #507 on: February 17, 2020, 07:38:57 PM »
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Re: Virginian's Meanderings
« Reply #508 on: February 17, 2020, 07:45:02 PM »
Do I spy a Cheesesteak? You know, it's only good if you get fries!
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Re: Virginian's Meanderings
« Reply #509 on: February 17, 2020, 07:47:36 PM »
Do I spy a Cheesesteak? You know, it's only good if you get fries!

You do! But I don't eat much and could barely finish half that let alone fries.
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