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Some GT Farklin' Pictures

I finally got around to posting some pics of the stuff I've added to my GT. Far be it from me to leave one of my bikes stock for very long. Here's the stuff I've added so far -
  • Ztechnick Vstream Windshield
  • Garmin Zumo 550 with XM Satellite Radio
  • Ztechnik TechMount handlebar bracket for GPS cradle
  • Big Mak Shelf
  • J&M Integratr IV
  • Legal Speeding Radar Box for V1
  • Touratech Canbus Helper power and ground block
  • Motolights with caliper mounts
  • Autoswitch (Canbus friendly version) for Motolights
  • Ztechnik CF tank protector
  • Race Tech anti slip knee pads
  • Pirate's Lair GT Helmet Lock
I need to make an appointment soon with Rick Mayer to get the saddle done. I hope to get to that in the next few weeks. After that I just need to add the Mr. Fusion and the Flux Capacitor and I should be good to go!

The trunk is out being painted to match the bike as well. I'll post some pics of that as well once I get it back.


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post #2 of 17 Old Apr 20th, 2008, 10:10 pm
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Re: Some GT Farklin' Pictures

David,
The bike is looking good! You answered one of my questions. I needed to know if my auto switch from my LT would work on my GT. I noticed you have a canbus friendly one.

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Yep, I got it through Cyclegadgets. I'm using the "press and hold" version, AS-6B. Works like a charm. I used the non-Canbus version on my last 2 LTs to switch the PIAAs and never had any trouble with those, either.


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Thanks David,
I have a AS-6B on order.

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The LED indicator tucks in nicely in the little notch between the brake reservoir and hose fitting connection. I'll try to remember to take a picture for you.

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Wow Dave,
Nice pics and captions. How do the motolights work on the GT? I'm chomping at the bit to get a GT asap and I'm a lunatic for more light. Ever since I rode across Wyoming in the dark, dodging elk and other giant creatures in the freeway, I swore the next addition would be some more light! Now I've upgraded the LTs low beam to an HID but that's still not enough. I haven't really seen a lot of good places to mount aux lights on the GT.
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Who's that funny lookin' guy ya got workin on yer bike??

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Motolights give good visibility up close and are great for creating a triangle of light that gets the attention of brain-dead cagers. But they're not so great for pouring light down the road, like when searching for deer or other hazards.

For that you need auxiliary HIDs. There are several decent options available from ones that you can leave on full time to mondo-bright ones that reach 1/2 to 3/4 mile down the road.

But you're right, the limiting factor for the GT is finding decent light brackets.

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+1 what Ken says. I'm running amber bulbs in the Motolights and use them mainly for additional visibility to other trafffic onthe road. I commute in Silicon Valley every day, which is jsut this side of a scene from a Mad Max movie, so anything that makes them see me more I try to do.

If you're looking for more light I would recommend the PIAA 1100X mounted on Ezy-Mounts. Jim has a set of brackets for the GT so you can mount in the fairing similarly to how they are on the LT with his brackets.

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Don't know. He wandered out of the treeline and started wiring stuff. I would have shoo'd him off but he was scary with that Dremel tool!

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[QUOTE=If you're looking for more light I would recommend the PIAA 1100X mounted on Ezy-Mounts. Jim has a set of brackets for the GT so you can mount in the fairing similarly to how they are on the LT with his brackets.[/QUOTE]

Sorry guys, never did get that project to completion. Darn Air inlet scoop is in the way and prevents mounting bracket to right side of bike..... Project has been cancelled...due to that issue..

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Sorry guys, never did get that project to completion. Darn Air inlet scoop is in the way and prevents mounting bracket to right side of bike..... Project has been cancelled...due to that issue..
Damn, Jim, I was looking for my kickback on selling one!

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If somebody can figure out how to build some brackets for the trail tech HIDs I would be in for some. In looking over the GT, I'm a bit stumped on where they might go. On an LT, under the mirrors works good as it gets the light up higher but no such place on a GT. I don't think the lower mounted motolights would be worth the 300+ dollars for extra light down the road.

With the way I'm carrying on, you would think I've already bought a GT....
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With the way I'm carrying on, you would think I've already bought a GT....


Yea, you're kinda missin' the most expensive part!

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I looked at the Jimmy mounts also and they are a great design but limited from what I can see in the size of lights you can mount. (PIAA 1100's?)

I wanted to mount the Hella FF50's because I want to eventually convert them to HID's. So I made my own brackets out of 3/16's 5052 Aluminum. Took awhile to get the design quite right but I think they turned out pretty nice.
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See Jack, somebody was already ahead of me. Way to go lego. I like the mounts. Doesn't look like you had to damage the original body work to get it done. BTW, how's the Hellas on the GT ?

And yes Jack, your right. I need to man up and actually get a GT first! My daughters college is top priority right now....

I had a friend of mine took his wife for a test ride on the GT and he said that her only complaint was excessive heat from the muffler. So much she says that they wouldn't consider one. Any GT owners have similar complaints?
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See Jack, somebody was already ahead of me. Way to go lego. I like the mounts. Doesn't look like you had to damage the original body work to get it done. BTW, how's the Hellas on the GT ?

I had a friend of mine took his wife for a test ride on the GT and he said that her only complaint was excessive heat from the muffler. So much she says that they wouldn't consider one. Any GT owners have similar complaints?
No damage to the body work at all. The back side of the mounts have rubber on them so they will not scratch the fairing. And the lights are great. I had them on my RT also.

I have never had my wife or kids complain of excess heat from the mufflers. First I have ever heard of that complaint.

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