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wrenching wrenching lol recently purchased mines 2002 k1200lt two boots deep into the thick of it. brake lines, all fluids, fuel pump ,filter and lines. plugs and wires oh yeah high dollar funnel, brake rotor hardware, oh discover my front rim has is bent. cluster board cover, John's chip stage 12. chrome windshield bracket covers. mental health check too.
 

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It's always something on these old beasts! I was doing an oil and filter change and the guy next door starting blowing the leaves around his front yard into our yard. I had to wait until he finished. Sheesh. It's always something.
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wrenching wrenching lol recently purchased mines 2002 k1200lt two boots deep into the thick of it. brake lines, all fluids, fuel pump ,filter and lines. plugs and wires oh yeah high dollar funnel, brake rotor hardware, oh discover my front rim has is bent. cluster board cover, John's chip stage 12. chrome windshield bracket covers. mental health check too.
Looking on the bright side you wheel is only bent on the top.
 

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If you running a chip be sure to ALWAYS use premium fuel as the LT does NOT have a knock sensor. The two damaged engines I have replaced, each was running a chip and had broken piston ring lands from detonation. Just sayin.
 

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If you running a chip be sure to ALWAYS use premium fuel as the LT does NOT have a knock sensor. The two damaged engines I have replaced, each was running a chip and had broken piston ring lands from detonation. Just sayin.
Thank you I did notice brown wire is cut. I'm going to repair before starting my bike. Still have little ways to go before then. Can't think of his user name on here he's a moderator thanks for warning of parts scamming. Had some one tried from this site using Google voice with Arizona number.
 

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Thank you I did notice brown wire is cut. I'm going to repair before starting my bike. Still have little ways to go before then. Can't think of his user name on here he's a moderator thanks for warning of parts scamming. Had some one tried from this site using Google voice with Arizona number.
I put a toggle switch on the brown wire and I did not notice a difference on my bike when riding in the triple digit heat of the southwest.
 

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Thanks once again I've always ran premium far as brown wire goes think just a heat shrink but connector and call it 👍 looks like I'm going order new inner dash panel having heck of a time finding used. One's on eBay are damaged for a ridiculous amount of money. Bit the bullet on that one. 346.00 new from a dealer across the pond.
 

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Today... all I did was ride after stopping by my art studio to print some of my work!

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The In-N-Out is less than a half mile from home. Life is good. ;)
 

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That is one of the many things I do miss from my days in SoCal.
 
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We were headed home after a long ride Tuesday when I stopped for fuel. There was a dually p/u pulling a large trailer full of asphalt sort of blocking the drive. I didn't pay him much attention, just filled up and headed out. About fifteen miles down the road traffic ahead of me was stopping. As I started slowing I hear this screeching noise behind me. I glance in the mirror and see the car behind me quickly pulling to the shoulder. It was then I see smoke rolling off the tires of the dually with the asphalt. He's overloaded and has locked it up trying to stop! Fortunately, nothing more happened, but it sure got my pulse rate up. My wife asked, "What was that noise?" I told her, "You don't want to know..."
 

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We were headed home after a long ride Tuesday when I stopped for fuel. There was a dually p/u pulling a large trailer full of asphalt sort of blocking the drive. I didn't pay him much attention, just filled up and headed out. About fifteen miles down the road traffic ahead of me was stopping. As I started slowing I hear this screeching noise behind me. I glance in the mirror and see the car behind me quickly pulling to the shoulder. It was then I see smoke rolling off the tires of the dually with the asphalt. He's overloaded and has locked it up trying to stop! Fortunately, nothing more happened, but it sure got my pulse rate up. My wife asked, "What was that noise?" I told her, "You don't want to know..."
Glad all ended well! Sheesh... it's always something! I am heading out tomorrow morning for a three day ride. I have no idea what I might 'run into' but I sure hope it isn't trouble! :rolleyes:
 

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Today was ghetto mod # 8,569. :p I'm probably the ONLY guy in LT land that has resisted mounting my phone in some fashion, but bluetooth music on my new Schuberth C5 is finally my motivator. But how... :(

Well, there's company called Rokform that builds robust cases for smart phones along with interesting mounting options. I already had one of their windshield suction cup mounts - and surprisingly - it has held up very well over the past couple of years. The only issue is that it needs a flat and smooth surface to hold tight, and those are hard to find on the LT. But wait! The polycarbonate "lens" covering the instruments is flat! ...and the suction cup fit right in the middle near the top with minimal intrusion covering only a small portion of the speedo and tach. Problem number 1 solved. (I also liked that the "lens" is somewhat flexible, adding some spring to the mount and helping to dissipate hard shocks to the phone)

Next up was a way to supply power to the phone so I could keep it on all the time and the screen brightness turned up to max, allowing me to easily touch the mute button or select different tracks. I could have run an external power cord from the 12V outlet located on the lower portion of the fairing - but that would have been awkward and besides I HATE power cords just dangling. Always an accident waiting to happen.

Luckily there's power to the dash light - that I swear I've never actually used in over 20 years of LT ownership. It pops out easily with a light prying motion in the slot on the left side. All I would need is a couple of blue taps to splice into it for a positive and negative lead for the: Dual outlet Bluetooth panel mount! :D ...but once again where to find a flat spot to mount it? Right next to the dash light!

There's just BARELY enough clearance to mount it here since it needs a lot of depth, and with a little gentle bending of the positive and negative posts on the end it will fit. CAUTION: Locate the spot you're going to drill with the hole saw VERY carefully. You're only going to get once chance to do this once without messing up! You're going to have to locate the hole VERY close to the light housing cutout in order to allow the panel mount to extend up into the "bulge" area of the dash. I used a 1 and 1/4" hole saw since that's what I had on hand, but would have preferred one a little bit smaller. 1" wont work since the diameter of the USB outlet is about 1.13 inches. 1 and 1/8" inch should be perfect.

Once the hole is drilled the rest is easy assembly. Oh yeah, you'll need to buy a cheapo angle drill attachment ($20.00 on Amazon) in order to drill the hole.

I used a 9" angled and flat cord from the USB outlet to the phone for a tidy look. Hopefully the following pictures are self explanatory, but if you have any questions let me know.

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Today was ghetto mod # 8,569. :p I'm probably the ONLY guy in LT land that has resisted mounting my phone in some fashion, but bluetooth music on my new Schuberth C5 is finally my motivator. But how... :(

Well, there's company called Rokform that builds robust cases for smart phones along with interesting mounting options. I already had one of their windshield suction cup mounts - and surprisingly - it has held up very well over the past couple of years. The only issue is that it needs a flat and smooth surface to hold tight, and those are hard to find on the LT. But wait! The polycarbonate "lens" covering the instruments is flat! ...and the suction cup fit right in the middle near the top with minimal intrusion covering only a small portion of the speedo and tach. Problem number 1 solved. (I also liked that the "lens" is somewhat flexible, adding some spring to the mount and helping to dissipate hard shocks to the phone)

Next up was a way to supply power to the phone so I could keep it on all the time and the screen brightness turned up to max, allowing me to easily touch the mute button or select different tracks. I could have run an external power cord from the 12V outlet located on the lower portion of the fairing - but that would have been awkward and besides I HATE power cords just dangling. Always an accident waiting to happen.

Luckily there's power to the dash light - that I swear I've never actually used in over 20 years of LT ownership. It pops out easily with a light prying motion in the slot on the left side. All I would need is a couple of blue taps to splice into it for a positive and negative lead for the: Dual outlet Bluetooth panel mount! :D ...but once again where to find a flat spot to mount it? Right next to the dash light!

There's just BARELY enough clearance to mount it here since it needs a lot of depth, and with a little gentle bending of the positive and negative posts on the end it will fit. CAUTION: Locate the spot you're going to drill with the hole saw VERY carefully. You're only going to get once chance to do this once without messing up! You're going to have to locate the hole VERY close to the light housing cutout in order to allow the panel mount to extend up into the "bulge" area of the dash. I used a 1 and 1/4" hole saw since that's what I had on hand, but would have preferred one a little bit smaller. 1" wont work since the diameter of the USB outlet is about 1.13 inches. 1 and 1/8" inch should be perfect.

Once the hole is drilled the rest is easy assembly. Oh yeah, you'll need to buy a cheapo angle drill attachment ($20.00 on Amazon) in order to drill the hole.

I used a 9" angled and flat cord from the USB outlet to the phone for a tidy look. Hopefully the following pictures are self explanatory, but if you have any questions let me know.
Now I’m the only one. And I will never mount a phone on a motorcycle. It stays in a holster on my belt where it belongs and hopefully stays there should I crash and need to call for help and my bike has slide 100 feet farther down the road. 😁
 
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Now I’m the only one. And I will never mount a phone on a motorcycle. It stays in a holster on my belt where it belongs and hopefully stays there should I crash and need to call for help and my bike has slide 100 feet farther down the road. 😁
There's an app for that! :giggle: I keep OTHER things in my holster. :oops::oops:
 

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