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post #391 of 595 Old 07-07-2016, 07:18 AM
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Anyone ever use the cheap Amazon led Fog lights?
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post #392 of 595 Old 07-07-2016, 07:53 AM
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Anyone ever use the cheap Amazon led Fog lights?
Do you mean these.. ?https://www.amazon.com/Nilight-Drivi...zon+led+lights

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post #393 of 595 Old 07-07-2016, 08:35 AM
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Yes those or something similar, was wondering how they work?
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post #394 of 595 Old 07-11-2016, 06:37 PM
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I installed the GIVI Trekker Outback 37L Panniers. They are SOLID. I have had Givi before and these are built with the quality I expected. I will post a pic when I get permission!
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post #395 of 595 Old 07-11-2016, 10:15 PM
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I installed the same, just not too impressed with the quality. Like you said, time will tell.
Did your clamp break yet, mine did but still works good. Just had to remount

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post #396 of 595 Old 07-11-2016, 11:42 PM
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The 17/42 faltered at speed.

On my last interstate run from exit to exit (4 miles) it ran hard in 4th
until it maxed out at 85mph. Clicked off 5th and the engine couldn't
match wind resistance at full throttle and settled in the upper 70's.

Just got the 16 back on, 42 still in back. Test run in an hour or so.

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post #397 of 595 Old 07-12-2016, 12:32 AM
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I thought you might run out of torque if you you got the gearing too high. I had a jeep one time with 33" tires on that could pull 140km/h in 4th but could only pull 105km/h in 5th. It had the same issue you are having. The overall gearing being too tall for the available torque at a given rpm.
I am very interested in where you end up with your gearing. I am running 16/45 and don't care for the sluggish acceleration.
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post #398 of 595 Old 07-12-2016, 01:52 AM
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I remember in the 70's/80's the old CB750 Honda had a higher top speed in 4th then it did in 5th... all about torque...

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post #399 of 595 Old 07-12-2016, 04:37 AM
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The test run was fun.

Hadda make a Wally's run so it was country roads 9 miles and two miles
on a divided 4 laner with one mile straightaway.

705 140/80/17, 16/42, standard intake and exhaust mods.
(stock modified) No elephant ears, has Dakar tall vertical windshield.

She pulled stoopid fun in the first two gears, and returned to wheelies quite
easily close to home. Out on he open road it still pulled great in 3rd and 4th
wasn't nearly as strong as the stock days, but still had good steady acceleration.
Backed down a a bit and 4th is the perfect cruising gear. The deer infestation has
gotten very bad with two mild winters and keeping it around 45-50 is perfect
for both a keeping a decent clip but hands on the levers for a panic stop/swerve
maneuver.

Turning out onto the highway I just let it rip. Took it nearly to 70 in 4th, and
5th pulled nicely and I let off in the low 80's getting closer to town. Didn't do a
top end test yet but don't need to. The 17t was just too much for top end use.
When I let off fifth was still accelerating and felt like it wasn't ready to fall asleep
soon so I'm figuring it's good for 90+ and hopefully closer to the century in a full
wind tuck downhill with a tailwind. lol

Keeping this the rest of the year till the snow flies,

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Front brake pad slap... Replacing the pads on the KLR is so easy!

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