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Walkaround videos of my bike

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:40 am



I had someone ask about my headlight modulator, as well as a couple other things, so I thought I would put together these little videos about my bike, including all the modifications I've done to it. Feel free to ask questions if you have any!

Part 1: Lights




Part 2: Controls




If you have the available bandwidth, you can watch these in HD:

Part 1: Lights

Part 2: Controls



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Re: Walkaround videos of my bike

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:44 am

One thing I *didn't* cover in the "lights" video is the driving lights. They're quite bright, and I covered them in this post.

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Re: Walkaround videos of my bike

Postby wftronia » Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:03 pm

I really enjoyed the video, WingAdmin. Thank you for posting it. Definitely a beautiful bike you have there.

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Re: Walkaround videos of my bike

Postby CapnDenny1 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:47 pm

Very cool video. You really have it tricked out. Do you like the floor boards and heel toe shifter? My knees tend to get tired of being in the same position, and I was thinking that afloor board would allow you to have some movement.

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Re: Walkaround videos of my bike

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:50 pm

CapnDenny1 wrote:Very cool video. You really have it tricked out. Do you like the floor boards and heel toe shifter? My knees tend to get tired of being in the same position, and I was thinking that afloor board would allow you to have some movement.


When I first got the bike, I had never ridden one with a heel-toe shifter. The floorboards constantly banged into (and bruised) my shins when I was stopped, I kept downshifting when I meant to upshift, and I was on the verge of sourcing some original foot pegs and ditching the whole setup.

However, I suddenly started getting used to them - I discovered that if you preload the shifter, you can do very smooth shifts, I stopped bruising my shins, and now I find the whole setup comfortable and easy to use. I really think it's just what you get used to.

My knees still get sore after a few hours of highway riding however - when I'm not moving (braking, shifting, etc). I think some highway pegs would solve that however, and that's something I'm going to look into.

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Re: Walkaround videos of my bike

Postby CapnDenny1 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:27 pm

I have some highway flat boards out in front on the engine guard. I keep forgetting to fold them down when I start. I'm not going to try and kick them down while I'm on the highway. I will give them a try on the next ride.

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Re: Walkaround videos of my bike

Postby WA9FWT » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:48 am

WingAdmin wrote:I had someone ask about my headlight modulator, as well as a couple other things, so I thought I would put together these little videos about my bike, including all the modifications I've done to it. Feel free to ask questions if you have any! I sure liked your video.My main interest was the Modulator, any problems / I see some that sell for less then $40.00 RIVCO
Others I see that the older GW have voltage spikes and cause the mods to fail.
I like the Wings you have in stalled,and thats next on my 1982 GW A . Can you direct me to a number and were to purchase ?
Thanks so much for that Video, I sure learned a lot by it..Then to top it off we have the same bike. WA9WFT 73 Phil Thats best wishes from a HAM.

Part 1: Lights




Part 2: Controls




If you have the available bandwidth, you can watch these in HD:

Part 1: Lights

Part 2: Controls

CapnDenny1 wrote:I have some highway flat boards out in front on the engine guard. I keep forgetting to fold them down when I start. I'm not going to try and kick them down while I'm on the highway. I will give them a try on the next ride.

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Re: Walkaround videos of my bike

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:39 pm

Haven't touched a HAM radio since high school! :)

The wings I have on my bike are Baker Built Air Wings, there are other manufacturers that make similar wings as well.

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Re: Walkaround videos of my bike

Postby WA9FWT » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:01 am

WingAdmin wrote:Haven't touched a HAM radio since high school! :)

The wings I have on my bike are Baker Built Air Wings, there are other manufacturers that make similar wings as well.

Thanks on the answer for the Baker Wings, were they easy to install, did you have to drill holes ?
Also on the Head light Modulator have any issues so far with the brand you chose. I see on some boards that fellows have them blow out because of voltage spikes. Thank you for your help, O ya Ham radio great hobby!1 73 WA9FWT Phil

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Re: Walkaround videos of my bike

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:52 am

WA9FWT wrote:Thanks on the answer for the Baker Wings, were they easy to install, did you have to drill holes ?
Also on the Head light Modulator have any issues so far with the brand you chose. I see on some boards that fellows have them blow out because of voltage spikes. Thank you for your help, O ya Ham radio great hobby!1 73 WA9FWT Phil


The Baker wings were about 45 minutes to an hour to install. As I recall, I had to drill holes on the right side, the left side used existing mounting points. The instructions were very clear, and it came with good templates, so I had no difficulties with them at all. I managed to break one a couple years ago, but to my surprise (and delight) I discovered that the wings are mounted to the brackets using plastic screws and nuts - intentionally, so when I whacked the wing (with my leg as I was getting off quickly), instead of bending the bracket, or worse - cracking the fairing - the little plastic screw broke. A dollar later, I had a new plastic screw and it was good as new.

I have had no problems with the modulator at all. I've read elsewhere about voltage spikes taking out modulators - to me, that reeks of inadequate circuit design. Whatever the case, I've had no problems with mine, it works great.

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Re: Walkaround videos of my bike

Postby lhelber » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:18 pm

Where did you get that clock, temp, voltage guage that you show on your bike? I would love to have one of those.

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Re: Walkaround videos of my bike

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:35 pm

lhelber wrote:Where did you get that clock, temp, voltage guage that you show on your bike? I would love to have one of those.


It came from Cyclemax. I love that thing!

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Re: Walkaround videos of my bike

Postby happy_george » Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:15 am

WingAdmin wrote:
WA9FWT wrote:Thanks on the answer for the Baker Wings, were they easy to install, did you have to drill holes ?
Also on the Head light Modulator have any issues so far with the brand you chose. I see on some boards that fellows have them blow out because of voltage spikes. Thank you for your help, O ya Ham radio great hobby!1 73 WA9FWT Phil


The Baker wings were about 45 minutes to an hour to install. As I recall, I had to drill holes on the right side, the left side used existing mounting points. The instructions were very clear, and it came with good templates, so I had no difficulties with them at all. I managed to break one a couple years ago, but to my surprise (and delight) I discovered that the wings are mounted to the brackets using plastic screws and nuts - intentionally, so when I whacked the wing (with my leg as I was getting off quickly), instead of bending the bracket, or worse - cracking the fairing - the little plastic screw broke. A dollar later, I had a new plastic screw and it was good as new.

I have had no problems with the modulator at all. I've read elsewhere about voltage spikes taking out modulators - to me, that reeks of inadequate circuit design. Whatever the case, I've had no problems with mine, it works great.



Where did you find the plastic screws? I also hit mine with my knee and broke the screws, but cann't find any replacements here in Las Vegaas.
thanks

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Re: Walkaround videos of my bike

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:53 am

happy_george wrote:Where did you find the plastic screws? I also hit mine with my knee and broke the screws, but cann't find any replacements here in Las Vegaas.
thanks


I got them from the Replacement Parts page on the Baker Built web site.




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