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  1. loosenoose

    headlight keeps burning out

    this is the headlight i have. i have hooked it up to the bike, and it was working just fine for the couple of minutes i had it plugged in. https://www.ebay.com/itm/7-inch-Led-headlight-Hi-Lo-Beam-For-Honda-CB650-750-900-GL1000-GL1100-Motorcycle/253271756973?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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    headlight keeps burning out

    Thanks guys. The headlight came with the bucket, so I would guess it's a motorcycle specific headlight. I have a decent LED headlight, but I'm still waiting for the mounting bracket for it. Y'all think I should be alright to run the LED unit without getting back into the harness?
  3. I recently posted about my naked vfr project. it's been a tough journey so far. not so much one gremlin after another, but several taking turns at killing my enthusiasm, lol i recently got the bike back from a shop that had wired up an acewell gauge, and things were pretty good until the headlight burned out on me AGAIN. this was the initial problem that kicked off the whole nakedization of the bike, so before i hacked up the wiring harness this had already happened twice. i have since then had it in 2 shops, for work on getting some smaller aftermarket gauges installed. i took it for about an hour long ride yesterday, thinking i may have gotten all the kinks out, but towards the end of the ride, while behind a pickup truck, i noticed my headlight was burnt out. with all the electrical issues and projects i have done on bikes, i should be a pro at this by now, but i have had a tough time learning this stuff. please help! at least the bike isnt overheating any more lol. pic was taken right after hopping off the bike after i got home. temp gauge is a radiator cap with built in thermometer.
  4. loosenoose

    5th gen "coil on plug" setup.

    I did this mod as well. Like halfrider, I'm going naked, and I didn't want to mess anything up by having half of my coils exposed to the elements, since I ride in pretty much whatever weather. It was not a difficult mod, and it did drop a slight bit of weight from the bike. About as much as a good poop...
  5. That looks great, halfrider! Did you make that subframe? Would you sell one? How much would you charge? .... I'd kinda like to buy one off you lol Did you ever get the gauges situated? I got fed up with my Chinese Grom gauges, and my mechanic guy was having no luck either. I went with the acewell unit, and it's pretty good. Waiting on a different mount that will put it in front of the key. How did you go about mounting the sv rad? I'm using a thermometer built into a radiator cap, so I wouldn't need any fancy digital temp sensor deals.
  6. vfr800 frame hawk gt frame hawk gt with monster tail
  7. i am about waist deep into a naked conversion. i could stop here and be moderately happy with it, but i thought of putting a monster tail on here. the thought wont quit nagging at me until i check into it further. here's what the bike looks like right now. [/img]https://imgur.com/OD92eOg[/img] has anyone swapped a monster tail onto a vfr800? i have seen tons of hawk gt riders do this mod, and the frames look pretty similar. i guess i need to know some measurements of the subframe mounts, and to know what all i'm getting into, before i get into it. also, the gauge is an acewell, if anyone's wondering. i may or may not convert to an sv radiator as well... that's down the line though, maybe. the temps are good right now. i have a radiator cap thermometer, and it stays in the low end of the yellow once it has warmed up.
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    Help me get naked

    This thing is a beast, lol. I’m all up innit right now, but about to call it a night, cause im cold and hungry. It’s easier to understand this mess with the new gauges hooked up. Halfrider, we got the same cheap headlight! i feel like the dude who did the wiring on the new gauges gave me a fair deal. Everything but the tach works, and i’ll get that figured out eventually. It was a letdown to hear him say it was ready to go, and i had my dad drive me an hour out there, so i could ride it back. We picked up a jalopy on 2 wheels, and went to go have some tasty burgers instead. It wasnt a bad night... just not at all what i was hyped up for. I have stripped some good bulk from the harness so far, and i’m working on simplifying the turn signal mess. This whole thing is a mess, but its coming together. Thanks for the tips and help in general. I still hate wiring, but its less intimidating now.
  9. loosenoose

    Help me get naked

    welp... this is how i got the bike back.the new gauges work, but look at all this shiiiiiit. dude wanted $140 for wiring up the gauges... seemed fair enough to me, despite all the leftover shit. i'm going to work on it the today and tomorrow after work, and hopefully on saturday i'll have a bike that can go out on the streets without shit dangling. also, he threw in an old ducati fairing. with some sanding and paint, it will look pretty good, and help hide some of the relays and junk.
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    Help me get naked

    i ordered this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OF64QU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 should make things pretty simple with finding out how hot the bike is, lol
  11. loosenoose

    Help me get naked

    he had me at $50/hr
  12. loosenoose

    Help me get naked

    it's a real cheap generic bucket. the lense is plastic, but it'll do for now. while i was plugging the headlight harness onto the bulb, the damn bulb popped out. i was able to fix it without damaging or touching the bulb https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M3Q5L3U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 the fork ears are a lot nicer than i had expected, and cheap, too! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ERY83VM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 using these turn signals. they feel pretty high quality for only $18 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N2JYA7M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 i just dropped it off at a guy's home shop in college station. i should hear something by monday, on if the cheap gauges will work or not.
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    Help me get naked

    thanks some day i'll get around to cleaning the forks and engine really well, and repainting the rear wheel better. i dont plan on painting the frame though. it only looks good (imo) when it's powdercoated, and i dont have that sort of budget. i found a guy about 45 min from me who has a really low labor rate- $50/HR!! he has a shop at his home, so i'd much rather pay $150 or so to have it done, vs i struggle with it for months and wind up doing a really crappy job, lol
  14. loosenoose

    Help me get naked

    i had some time to work on the bike yesterday and got my headlight mounted. bike's looking pretty sweet. now to figure out what to do with the rats nest of wires! i also got a good deal on the cbr 1000 ignition harness and gsxr coil on plugs, and they should be at my house soon
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    Help me get naked

    thanks, i had never seen the coil on plug mod. that looks fairly straightforward, too. update on the vapor gauge- i had some difficulty getting a refund or cancellation at first. i bought the gauges through the walmart app, of all places. it was a decent deal on quality parts. amazon should worry just a little. walmart routed the transaction through another company, and i needed to contact them for a cancellation/ refund. this has been going on for about 3 days lol. i finally heard back that my order is cancelled. i'm hoping i get a full refund. i'm thinking of going with these gauges https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0716TGCRT/ref=sspa_dk_detail_7?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B0716TGCRT&pd_rd_wg=UwP15&pd_rd_r=5F0Q06C7AE4YN3DVBXS8&pd_rd_w=OJlDA my girlfriend has a 2017 ssr razkull with the same style gauges on it stock. if i can install them decently, i'll be a happy guy.

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