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I like the lights in the fake intake! Wheres that write up?
Me too, a cunning - even an elegant - approach! Yes - write-up pls plus pix!! TIA...

But am I correct in thinking that the SP has two similar-function DRLs as OE - their website says "slanting dual headlights... are accompanied by dual LED positioning lights".
 

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I've moved my "dash" around a couple times, I finally got it where I want everything. Yeah, at one point the key was pretty hard to get to, it's not bad now. The cool thing about the way I have mine now is I can put my gloves in the space behind the windscreen so I don't have to carry them around. It will hold a small water bottle too if I don't want to fill my Camelbak but need a drink.

I picked the Garmin GPS because I use the bike for exploring mostly, and the Garmin interfaces with my Samsung S20 phone perfectly. When I get a phone call, my Cardo headset rings and the Garmin shows who's calling on it's screen. When I get a text it's the same, tone in the headset and message displayed on the Garmin so I can read it without pulling out my phone.

The other thing I did on this last "revision" was I lowered/tipped back the top of edge of my Givi windscreen a bunch. I found at it's stock location it blasted the air right at my helmet. Tilting it back made it so the wind hits my chest and is much quieter/smoother.

What are you planning on doing with your "relocation"?

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Wow, which Garmin is that? It's huge!

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Unfortunately it's another one of my "don't try this at home" mods. lol. It took a fair amount of fabrication to get those in there, I wouldn't recommend exactly what I did to anyone else unless you REALLY like pushing yourself on a project. It involved gutting a couple LED light assemblies, machining some aluminum parts and even cutting and grinding the glass pieces.

The Garmin is a Drive 65. Like I mentioned, it interfaces very well with my Samsung phone. I bought a smaller Garmin off craigslist for $40 but it's hard to see map details unless you have a big screen.


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I've moved my "dash" around a couple times, I finally got it where I want everything. Yeah, at one point the key was pretty hard to get to, it's not bad now. The cool thing about the way I have mine now is I can put my gloves in the space behind the windscreen so I don't have to carry them around. It will hold a small water bottle too if I don't want to fill my Camelbak but need a drink.

I picked the Garmin GPS because I use the bike for exploring mostly, and the Garmin interfaces with my Samsung S20 phone perfectly. When I get a phone call, my Cardo headset rings and the Garmin shows who's calling on it's screen. When I get a text it's the same, tone in the headset and message displayed on the Garmin so I can read it without pulling out my phone.

The other thing I did on this last "revision" was I lowered/tipped back the top of edge of my Givi windscreen a bunch. I found at it's stock location it blasted the air right at my helmet. Tilting it back made it so the wind hits my chest and is much quieter/smoother.

What are you planning on doing with your "relocation"?

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Garage porn baby


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Unfortunately it's another one of my "don't try this at home" mods. lol. It took a fair amount of fabrication to get those in there, I wouldn't recommend exactly what I did to anyone else unless you REALLY like pushing yourself on a project. It involved gutting a couple LED light assemblies, machining some aluminum parts and even cutting and grinding the glass pieces.

The Garmin is a Drive 65. Like I mentioned, it interfaces very well with my Samsung phone. I bought a smaller Garmin off craigslist for $40 but it's hard to see map details unless you have a big screen.


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Wow nice aluminum, if you could help me out with the electrical like I mentioned in my other post would be very happy... waiting to have all the parts in front of me then will reach out if you think you can.

Very impressive organization in the background there...and that carpet and pushable stand is very cool too.

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The thick aluminum pieces are the heat sinks. Without them the LED's wouldn't last very long. The aluminum is bolted to the frame directly, to also act as a heat sink. On top of that there's an amount of airflow that can come in above and below the lights, that's why I didn't cover the whole openings with glass. High power LED's get pretty hot.
 

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The thick aluminum pieces are the heat sinks. Without them the LED's wouldn't last very long. The aluminum is bolted to the frame directly, to also act as a heat sink. On top of that there's an amount of airflow that can come in above and below the lights, that's why I didn't cover the whole openings with glass. High power LED's get pretty hot.
Looks like you covererd all your bases...tell me...was it all thought out beforehand? Or did you have a stop and think, "forgot about that," a few times? Always impressed by people who can think things all the way through and anticipate. Quantum Brain engage!

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I suck at math, I can barely draw a stick figure and I can't remember names or numbers for shit. But I can see the finished product of most anything I'm building in my head before I even start. I also understand force extremely well, not sure where that came from either, it's just how our brains are wired. I built that shop in the background of my pictures, no plans, no help, from pouring the foundation to laying the roof.

If you want to see crazy, you should see what I did to our brand new RV in the 2 years after we bought it. lol.
 

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I suck at math, I can barely draw a stick figure and I can't remember names or numbers for shit. But I can see the finished product of most anything I'm building in my head before I even start. I also understand force extremely well, not sure where that came from either, it's just how our brains are wired. I built that shop in the background of my pictures, no plans, no help, from pouring the foundation to laying the roof.

If you want to see crazy, you should see what I did to our brand new RV in the 2 years after we bought it. lol.
Go on....

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I suck at math, I can barely draw a stick figure and I can't remember names or numbers for shit. But I can see the finished product of most anything I'm building in my head before I even start. I also understand force extremely well, not sure where that came from either, it's just how our brains are wired. I built that shop in the background of my pictures, no plans, no help, from pouring the foundation to laying the roof.

If you want to see crazy, you should see what I did to our brand new RV in the 2 years after we bought it. lol.
I'm the same way. They claim it's a mechanical mindset... I can however draw very well and am not too bad at math. I know what I want the end result to be and if I could figure out the prep part a little better I'd probably save a little money and frustration.
 

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So the real question is after the quick once over of the bike was I the only one zooming in to examine the shop? I'm bad about it as I am planning mine out now in my head so when I see others it adds to my ideas.
 

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I'll post up some pics of my shop later. Let's just say there's more in that shop than a lot of people have in their mortgages. It's definitely one of my happy places!
 

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Hahaha maybe later. I've sat in front of this computer long enough, I need to go get some work done! If you haven't watched my V8 swap Sky video it's a good insight into what I "do".

That was a lot of work! The best I've done was a monster miata with a 5.0 and a 70s chevelle with a duramax in it. My nova may get a diesel swap as well... we shall see.
 

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That was a lot of work! The best I've done was a monster miata with a 5.0 and a 70s chevelle with a duramax in it. My nova may get a diesel swap as well... we shall see.
I once did all the brakes on my 88 vw cabriolet on the street, with crappy tools and AutoZone jackstands. I was over the moon with a strong sense of accomplishment.

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