What are/is your Winter Project(s)?

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Re: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?

Post by stagewex » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:45 pm

bratmanxj wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:06 pm
Ural:
Hella Headlight & rock guard with H4 LED
Reform the OEM fairing I bent up trail riding a few weeks back
GPS & Cell phone power on fairing
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But the biggest push, 2nd kid on the way in April....so finishing out the basement to make a new office for the wife who's teaching from home to make the upstairs office back into a bedroom.

2nd kid? Based on the above when did you have time :)
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Re: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?

Post by Snakeoil » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:22 pm

As for the gun fange idiots.
What are they??
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Re: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:22 pm

GHGoodwin wrote:
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HACK FOR FOGGING GLASSES.

Fold a kleenex into a loose strip and put it under the top of the mask. Works for me.
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Re: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?

Post by bratmanxj » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:51 am

stagewex wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:45 pm
bratmanxj wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:06 pm
But the biggest push, 2nd kid on the way in April....so finishing out the basement to make a new office for the wife who's teaching from home to make the upstairs office back into a bedroom.

2nd kid? Based on the above when did you have time :)
Congrats
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Thanks. I figure the 1st one should be on his learners permit by time the 2nd one is trained to be a full time monkey.
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Re: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?

Post by grinmaul » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:15 am

I really need to finish putting together my 86 Honda NS400r, its ready to go except i have a carb kit to install, just have to clean up the exhaust, install the engine and hope it all works. but i have been slacking for a few years for no good reason.
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Re: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?

Post by Snakeoil » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:37 am

grinmaul wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:15 am
I really need to finish putting together my 86 Honda NS400r, its ready to go except i have a carb kit to install, just have to clean up the exhaust, install the engine and hope it all works. but i have been slacking for a few years for no good reason.
That's a very cool bike. Not sure they ever made it to the US.
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Re: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?

Post by grinmaul » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:01 pm

Snakeoil wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:37 am
grinmaul wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:15 am
I really need to finish putting together my 86 Honda NS400r, its ready to go except i have a carb kit to install, just have to clean up the exhaust, install the engine and hope it all works. but i have been slacking for a few years for no good reason.
That's a very cool bike. Not sure they ever made it to the US.
They didn't, but a lot got imported to the US from Canada, same with the RG500 and RZ500, you would see them for sale here and someone would snatch them up and sell for double in the states.

I used to go to the dealer that had the last NS400 in canada still for sale every week and drool over it, but i was young with no money. took me almost 30 years before i finally got one, and had to buy a japan import, but i have the parts to make it look like an orig Canadian bike.
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Re: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?

Post by siberman1 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:53 pm

bratmanxj wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:06 pm
Ural:
Hella Headlight & rock guard with H4 LED,,, snip...
rougaroo wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:50 pm
...Snip....
d. LED headlight into Hella reflector
...Snip...

Rougaroo
I am not sure an LED bulb will work well in a Hella H4 glass.
I DO know that a 35w HID bulb with the ballast (about size of pack of cards) will work just great!
Actually, if you can find a Cibie 7" lens,it is even better than the Hella. The Cibie is curved front, not flat,
so it even looks appropriate. and is less prone to crack from rocks.

The problem with LED stuff is there is usually only 1 light source location, and it is NOT where the H4 bulb bright light source is located. By that, I mean forward and back is crappy on LED lights, and triangle $#!+ sux.

>> DDMTuning. You only need a 35w/5000K kit. If you go higher than 5000K, the light gets more blue, and really doesn't help as much in ordinary daylight - meaning it blends in so people do not see you. The higher watts is just a waste IMO.

Here is the link: http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/HIDBIKESINGLEHILO

It is a bit more effort to fit all behind the headlight housing, but can be done. I really like the HID more than the LED because it has a better light pattern to be "aim-able".
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Re: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?

Post by bratmanxj » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:08 pm

siberman1 wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:53 pm
I am not sure an LED bulb will work well in a Hella H4 glass.
I DO know that a 35w HID bulb with the ballast (about size of pack of cards) will work just great!
Actually, if you can find a Cibie 7" lens,it is even better than the Hella. The Cibie is curved front, not flat,
so it even looks appropriate. and is less prone to crack from rocks.
I acquired the Hella 7" fixture for free, so I'm not too scared on breaking it cause I've got nothing invested. I picked up an inexpensive "rock guard" off Amazon mainly for looks but if it gives me 15% better protection so be it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XH ... UTF8&psc=1
I have this LED bulb in my Yamaha Venture, my buddies Kawaski KLR & Vulcan Nomad. They come in packs of 2, so I have a spare laying around. It fits the Hella fixture and SHOULD fit into the Ural bucket.

Yes, somewhere in the back of the spare parts cabinet I have a 35w bi-Zenon 4500K HID. If things go south I have a back-up option.
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Re: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?

Post by rougaroo » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:12 pm

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Hella H4
Auxbeam NF-S1 H4 LED

Plug & Play, and the results are great.

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Re: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?

Post by Wildhorse Cafe » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:21 pm

I'm not as ambitious as you other guys, but since I was in covid-19 lockdown, I painted my house, just finished around Christmas. I'm still putting new trim on our window box. Next is new window coverings and carpet for the inside.
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Re: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:56 pm

Just for any UK readers reading this, MOT rules were updated 11 January 2021, HID or LED 'bulb' in a headlamp designed for a filament bulb (e.g., H4, HS1 etc.), aka 'a HID/LED conversion', will be an MOT fail. :D
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Re: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?

Post by stagewex » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:00 pm

Wow, that's a pretty severe rule. Why did they do that, something triggered? The Automotive Lamp Manufactures?
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Re: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:02 pm

Bad light pattern dazzling other drivers.

But we get enough of that already with LED day running lights on cars.
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Re: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?

Post by Lofty » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:08 pm

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:56 pm
Just for any UK readers reading this, MOT rules were updated 11 January 2021, HID or LED 'bulb' in a headlamp designed for a filament bulb (e.g., H4, HS1 etc.), aka 'a HID/LED conversion', will be an MOT fail. :D
I'm inclined to agree with your Ministry of Transport here, Mike.

We've our fair share of vehicles here with Amazon or eBay LED "upgrades" that either aren't aimed correctly, or perhaps are aimed correctly but are also plainly incompatible with the reflector in which they're installed. A bit of belt tightening is in order.

I grant that such rules are easy to circumvent: replace the offending bulbs with the OEMs on inspection day, and reinstall the baddies when one arrives home. Still, any step in the right direction is just that.
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