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    What have you done to your Wethead today?

    I like this kind of thread because it is a neat place to show ideas without making a thread for something simple, though you can post whatever you like here.

    Mine for today:

    Plastidipped the gauges protector on my GSw today. The factory headlight protector shines glare through it. Looks pretty good too!







    Tomorrow will tell if it works as hoped.

    Jim

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    Nice. Is that hard to do? Do you do it with a brush?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sal View Post
    Nice. Is that hard to do? Do you do it with a brush?
    Very easy, the two screws you see, then pop it out from under the side wings. Clean it, then wipe it with alcohol, then use Plastidip spray. It is about $7 from the auto parts store. Nice thing is, if you do not like it, it just peals right off.

    These two screws:



    I painted the backside. That lets is have shine and be easy to clean.

    Jim

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    Today I set the clock to Daylight Savings Time

    OK, I did it the hard way. I used some GS-9112wifi firmware beta code to set the date/time via my iPad using "cloud services". Cloud services are the functions being tested.

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    Aired Up The Tires

    Moved it out of storage and got it ready for the first ride of the season - 57F in Wisconsin tomorrow! Woohoo!

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    Swapped in the Wonderlich shifter for a friend:




    Interesting item. Nicely made, with a frictionless roller on the shift lever. Might take some getting used to.

    Jim

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    Scratched my head after removing Clearwater kristas from 2005 gs. Ordering new harness with CANopener for 2015 GSA. Now should I get Clearwater Billie rear light too? Or stick with Skene? Does it matter that I don't have the wonder wheel. Queries sent to Clearwater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweetbiker View Post
    Scratched my head after removing Clearwater kristas from 2005 gs. Ordering new harness with CANopener for 2015 GSA. Now should I get Clearwater Billie rear light too? Or stick with Skene? Does it matter that I don't have the wonder wheel. Queries sent to Clearwater.
    The CANopener works best with the Wonderwheel. Without it you should stick to the conventional set-up. Funny you mention it though, I have Kristas from my 05GS that I installed conventionally on my GSw, and am now thinking of converting to the CANopener control. I will be installing the Clearwater Billie light on a friend's RT soon, so I will see if it is better than the P3s I have on my GSw.

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    LED indicator for the Clearwater Lights.

    JVB added an LED. If the CANopener is used there isn't an on/off indicator. . .. Very slick install. . ..
    I would like to say it was a breeze, but that would be lying! The concept and design was easy, applying it was not so much.

    The light:



    12 Volt LED with a threaded mount.

    Mark the hole and centerpunch it. Make sure you have room on the back side.







    Drill the hole, then debur it. I use a larger drill bit on the softer materials.



    Test fit the light.



    Install the light on the back, and snug down. This was the hard part. Pulling the headlight would have made it easy, but the LED need significant bodywork removed to do it, so we worked around it. We did pull the instruments to make it easier.



    Seal the light, and lock the nut on, with shrink tubing. Be careful heating it not to damage the surrounding plastics.



    I covered the whole run with wire sheathing to protect it and hide it from view. I tapped the Erica lamp on the left side because it was accessible. You could tap the right if you wanted. I used Positaps because they are the least intrusive. I sealed both ends of the sheathing and sealed them to the Positaps and light as well with shrink tubing.



    Night visibility is good from reflection. In daylight you tilt your head a bit and see it fully.





    All in all a clean install!

    Jim

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    If you have the CANopener, installing the Billie brake light is a breeze. Like 10 to 15 minutes total breeze.

    Mount it with the license plate hardware, feed the wire into the tail of the Bike next to the CANopener. Connect two wires with provided posilocks.

    Done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimvonbaden View Post
    The CANopener works best with the Wonderwheel. Without it you should stick to the conventional set-up. Funny you mention it though, I have Kristas from my 05GS that I installed conventionally on my GSw, and am now thinking of converting to the CANopener control. I will be installing the Clearwater Billie light on a friend's RT soon, so I will see if it is better than the P3s I have on my GSw.

    Jim
    Thanks for the advice. I'm starting to think I should have added the navigation prep. I'm still waiting on Clearwater's suggestions and now I've already fallen for the LED blinker lights!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweetbiker View Post
    Thanks for the advice. I'm starting to think I should have added the navigation prep. I'm still waiting on Clearwater's suggestions and now I've already fallen for the LED blinker lights!
    Just an FYI, it can be added by the dealer, though at a higher cost.

    Jim

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    Pulled my lights off to send to Clearwater to replace the plugs so I can get the CANopener. Apparently I have the older set with the green plugs and the new ones are black. They are awesome to work with, just pay for shipping!

    Jim

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    Nice job guys-thanks! I have added "tags" to the thread.
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    Added rad guards and rear brake fluid reservoir guard.







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