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    Default FZ1 Project

    Not really a project but I'll just blog here about what I'm doing to the bike.

    Tonight:
    I installed a Fiamm Low Tone Highway Blaster Horn. I sort of like all the safety stuff on the bike and it did not have a horn when I got it. it's pretty loud and should get me noticed whether I'm telling some idiot to get off the phone or I want someone to see my finger.

    I also took the rear body work off and found the turn signal wires that where cut off. This week I plan on making my rear brake lights act as both brake and turn. Hopefully it works.
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    Got the brake lights wired up for brake and turns now. Was simple and only took about an hour from start to finish. Now they blink fast so I need to find a relay to make them blink slower. Pretty sure I can get one at the local parts store.
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    I am sure Sketch could provide some input on that. He is a bit of an electrical wiz.
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    I did some looking last night and it looks like an EL12 electric flasher should do the trick. I'll keep you guys posted.
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    The EL12 actually made them stop working all together. I'm going to get one of these, it's direct plug and play. http://www.customled.com/products/fl...sher_relay.htm I'll probably wait until winter though to do it.

    Tonight I pulled the tank off and cleaned the air cleaner, adjusted my throttle cable, and found the wires for my front turn signals.

    I also have a clutch lever and assembly coming via ebay. As soon as my money order gets to the seller anyway. The one on the bike is tore up pretty good and can't be adjusted, plus it's missing the safety switch so it can start in gear. Since I'll have to take the grip off to replace it I think I'm going to order those driven skull grips this week and get those on too.

    I'm really liking this bike so far.
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    you realize that if you buy the proper tail/turn unit for the bike you won't have to piece it together... right?

    Plus have you considered a clear alternatives tail light with intergration? that would be my first choice.

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    $104.00 for a light?! I got it to do the same thing for $20!
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    Got the mirrors today. Very decent quality for the price for sure. Fit perfect and are even sort of heavy so they will make up for my lack of bar ends now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    $104.00 for a light?! I got it to do the same thing for $20!
    But you aren't. Theirs is all LED and the amber LEDs are intigrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
    But you aren't. Theirs is all LED and the amber LEDs are intigrated.
    After I get the relay in it will be fine. The relay is $20.
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