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Old 11-27-2010, 06:15 PM
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i spent most of the day figuring out ways to make my bike 100% legal in California. figured out the headlight/hibeam combo (according to the cop, we also need a little blue indicator/dash light so we know the hibeam's on) and got that all wired up to a dynohub.

still working on the functional taillight/brakelight. gotta research some switches. the easiest way would be to just install a cheater button on the handlebars that you press when you brake, but i want something that actually works.

researching horns, too. we're supposed to have something at least 90db, the same as the minimum for a car horn.

and i made some brackets to mount my license plate on the back. it was mounted to the side of my ammo can/saddlebag, but it's supposed to be visible from the back.

i hate it.

i'm not posting any pics till i get it all wired up and working. my goal is to offer a whole package for sale, with a dynohub front wheel and all the accessories, wiring, etc, so you just bolt it on and hook it up. the way the cops have been acting around here lately, i could make millions...
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:22 PM
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man ohh man i see you guys talking about 40 degree weather and i eny you i dont even have to wear a face mask in that kind of weather right now in 20 degree weather i where a thivk face mask a trapper hat with rabbit fur a hoody with long sleeve heavy shirt inderneath and a rain paints over my jeans it aint to bad but i always have cold hands cause i cant wear my warm ones they interfere with levers and such

okay so i put another handlebar on my bike a nice and tall one so i dont have any hunch when riding it made a huge difference to comfort level and looks more cool ohh and i have some really good grips thick rubber and soft
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:49 PM
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Exam gloves help with the wind chill effect, Wild. Bummer part is if your hands get warm enough to sweat. They are cheap and make working on chains a snap to clean up after. Just a thought.
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:57 PM
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when i was climbing towers in the snow, i used thin neoprene diving gloves. they're the only thing i've found that'll keep your hands warm, even when wet. and you can still use your fingers for stuff.
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:11 PM
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when i was climbing towers in the snow, i used thin neoprene diving gloves. they're the only thing i've found that'll keep your hands warm, even when wet. and you can still use your fingers for stuff.
Cool Baird, thanks.

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Old 11-27-2010, 07:32 PM
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yeah when i get some cash ill give it a try
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:53 PM
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I mounted these. 30 Cal. ammo boxes mounted on a standard bike rack. I will be painting them black to match. I also made a pretty cool choke mod. that allows me to have a choke lever on my handlebars, but that was last week
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:32 PM
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looking pretty good i was considering doing the same thing but those are too small for my purposes and the ones that are large enough were so wide it looked bad if o could find some the same width but taller and longer i would jump on that
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:34 PM
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I mounted these. 30 Cal. ammo boxes mounted on a standard bike rack. I will be painting them black to match. I also made a pretty cool choke mod. that allows me to have a choke lever on my handlebars, but that was last week
how did you mount them on there? i like how they look on the bike unpainted like that.
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:46 PM
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All this talk of temp, Summer starts next month for us in OZ and it will really start heating up then, we are only in mid 30s atm, thats Celsius not Fahrenheit, around around 95F in the old money ...enjoy your winter chaps :-P :-P :-P

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