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post #1 of 5 Old Oct 16th, 2007, 10:00 am Thread Starter
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Got the windshield and cowl off...

I got the windshield and cowl off to install my HID hardware above the headlight. Is there anything else I can be doing while its apart?

I will be adding GPS and V1 to my (new to me) bone stock LT. Any prep work I should be doig under here?

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post #2 of 5 Old Oct 16th, 2007, 10:18 am
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You might consider installing the power leads for GPS and V-1.

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If you have not done the speedo calibration fix, and feel that you are capable of doing it, now would be a good time.

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I would recommend you run a heavier ground wire from the HID ballasts to a good grounding point, preferably the battery itself. The stock common ground wire is wimpy as best.

Remove & reinsert the parking light socket while the headlight is out, spray some silicone on it before you put it back in. Mine was near impossible to pull out the first time & I thought the wimpy wires were gonna break. Much easier when it's off the bike than reaching up underneath. after it's been out it goes easier next time.

Oh, and replace the incandescent parking lamp with a white LED, if you don't it looks yellow compared to the HID.

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post #5 of 5 Old Oct 16th, 2007, 3:43 pm
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I would also run the audio for the GPS and radar detector, if you plan on hearing 'Bitching Betty' tell you where to turn or the alarm signal from the detector through your system.

If your GPS has a separate antenna, it can be installed out of sight under the nose cone also if you want. None of us here have had any reception problems with that location.

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