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post #791 of 800 (permalink) Old 06-09-2019, 06:15 PM
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Huh. That would drive me mad. No impacts of any sort? Store it outside?


No impacts other than the occasional bugs. It only sits outside while parked in the lot during work. Taking them apart shouldn’t be an issue. However, finding compatible lenses may be the hardest part.
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Plastic lenses?
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Yes, they’re plastic.
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post #794 of 800 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 11:24 AM
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So, my low beam went out at 5800mi. Seems a little early for that. My question is, how difficult is the swap on the TTR with a fairing? Also, suggestions s for a replacement or upgrade, LED possibly?

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There are 2 nuts on either side of the headlight bucket that are accessed from inside the fairing. (9 and3 o’clock). Just take a look in there. Short wrench will undo them. Then the chrome headlight ring comes forward giving access to the bulbs. I replaced it with an H4 gold colored with slightly more watts. The color is now somewhat yellow so better for fog. No problems with coppers. I also added an led bar under the fairing. Just dont go crazy with wattage as the HL lens is plastic.

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After 3 years of ownership, I have my first real gripe. The damn lenses on my instrument bezels have developed small cracks. Hopefully I can come up with an inexpensive replacement solution instead of replacing the entire instrument cluster.

I have those same looking fractures all across my headlight. I noticed them when washing the bike after changing the headlight bezel to black.

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There are 2 nuts on either side of the headlight bucket that are accessed from inside the fairing. (9 and3 o’clock). Just take a look in there. Short wrench will undo them. Then the chrome headlight ring comes forward giving access to the bulbs. I replaced it with an H4 gold colored with slightly more watts. The color is now somewhat yellow so better for fog. No problems with coppers. I also added an led bar under the fairing. Just dont go crazy with wattage as the HL lens is plastic.
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post #798 of 800 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 04:06 PM
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On/off throttle response is intolerable to me. Chain is adjusted fine.
Personally need the handle bars farther forward or the seat farther backward.
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On/off throttle response is intolerable to me. Chain is adjusted fine.
Personally need the handle bars farther forward or the seat farther backward.
This might help..., maybe. Not everyone is bothered. https://www.ajcyclesny.com/product/t...y-wire-models/

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This might help..., maybe. Not everyone is bothered. https://www.ajcyclesny.com/product/t...y-wire-models/
Unfortunately, that just removes slop, but my issue is the throttle by wire mapping that has no fidelity.
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