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Offline Carltheproducer

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Re: '09 GS500 Scrambler Build in LA
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2019, 06:33:32 PM »
Sweet that you got it in there!  You're in LA right, so you have to keep all that emission extras right?  :dunno_white:

ha! Its gonna be pretty hard to keep it like this. But yes, legally, I would need to get this CA emissions box back on but mechanically moto runs fine.

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Re: '09 GS500 Scrambler Build in LA
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2019, 08:05:01 PM »
I need to clean up/re-route multiple wires once I am ready for the final touches but what's a good product/technique to cut then re-connect wires? I found this Solder Seal wire connects on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Connectors-Sopoby-Waterproof-Automotive-Electrical/dp/B01FI6IKG6


I longed to see my bottom row panel lights (red[engine], green[neutral], blue[high beam] & green[blinkers]) & I wanted to change color on odometer/speedometer lights so I replaced the oem bulbs with these LED light bulbs. AMAZING. I can see my lights again except blinker one. As you can see I modified the front and rear lights extensively so what connection am I missing from new assemblies to whatever switch activates my blinker light? WLJH 6X T5 LED Wedge Bulbs Canbus Error Free 74 73 17 Extremely Bright White 3030 & Alla Lighting Newest T10 194 LED Bulb 1616-SMD Super Bright LED 194 168 2825 W5W 175 Bulb High Power T10 Wedge LED 194 Bulb. About $25 together on Amazon. Wicked easy install as it cleanly swaps in.
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I need to find the perfect red front fork tube/gaiters/rubber sleeves. Every time I hit a pothole, fork pushes up tube/gaiter/boot and it gets stuck there. (getting tired of forcing them back down). These Daystar F00069-RE-03 Red 13" Long Travel Fork Boot, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JHEOR40/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, were wayyy to big. I am suppose to be looking for 38-32mm diameter and 608mm length right?




I have not found what/how to put nice looking side covers on, I found this cool YouTube video,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmkJDyZM67c but i do not know if I want metal or something like this, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDfiNmgzbEs but where would I find an affordable option?



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Re: '09 GS500 Scrambler Build in LA
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2019, 09:09:50 PM »
When I did all my wiring clean up work I used something very similar to what you posted in that first link... but they were the kind you had to crimp. I also used this stuff called "Self Bonding Super Tape" with some larger heat shrink tubing to keep groups of wires together. There's pics in my thread if you're curious.

THANK YOU for finding solder heat shrink connectors! I honestly didn't know they made that kind. I am getting ready to change the LED strips on my bike and I'll most likely be buying some of those.

I can't be of much help with your other questions unfortunately but I admire all the work you've done to your bike. Glad to see you're also in the FB group!
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