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Author Topic: New from Idaho  (Read 873 times)

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Offline smu

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New from Idaho
« on: May 30, 2020, 08:55:30 pm »
Picked this 2015 Bolt R-spec up about a month ago, amazed at how great it rides! Especially compared to my old bike, a 1981 Yamaha Maxim XJ650 which though fun, was...old. I found this one with all of 231 miles on it, which was surprising as it is basically brand new. It has a bunch of upgrades which is awesome as it was what I was thinking about doing to it anyway. Since this picture I have added a passenger seat/footpegs, and the short sissy bar.

It came with a TBR exhaust, air cleaner, and tuner. Switched back to regular bolt style spoke wheels. New grips and mirrors. And one of the coolest additions was the turn signal delete and replacement with LED strip signals.



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Re: New from Idaho
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2020, 04:01:01 pm »
I see the deleted TURN SIGNAL Lights front n rear
you mentioned LED style - where are those LIGHT indicators ? - i can not see it on your photo
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Re: New from Idaho
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2020, 04:07:59 pm »
The turn signals in the front are wrapped around the top of the fork boots - you can see them in the photo if it is enlarged. The rear turn signals are tucked under the rear fender and follow the contour of the rear fender. They are set to blink fairly rapidly as that might be more noticeable than a slow blink...and they are bright enough to be easily seen in daylight. I will try to remember to get a picture and post it when I get home from work.

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Re: New from Idaho
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2020, 09:28:41 am »
You have the expensive 40 spoke wheels on there in the pic. Did you go back to the cast wheels? The fender looks backwards.
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Offline smu

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Re: New from Idaho
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2020, 10:52:48 am »
I still have the spoke wheels on it, though have the cast wheels in my garage if I ever want to change back that are brand new and still in the box.

Not sure about the fender being backwards...thats how it came on the bike. I will have to check it out some more and see if it was put on backwards.

Here are the LED turn signals lit up so you can see the locations.

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Re: New from Idaho
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2020, 12:23:16 pm »
How do I tell if the fender is on backward? just that it comes out further in the front than the back of the forks?
« Last Edit: August 06, 2020, 12:24:50 pm by smu »

Offline TerminalVelocity

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Re: New from Idaho
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2020, 03:24:52 pm »
I really like the signal delete and the rear light. The mirrors and hand grips are also an improvement.  Looks like a great ride.
-Keep riding. That solves most problems.

Drew.

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Re: New from Idaho
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2020, 05:19:13 pm »
How do I tell if the fender is on backward? just that it comes out further in the front than the back of the forks?

Yes.
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Re: New from Idaho
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2020, 12:15:20 pm »
I agree with 2 above POSTS
LED Signals look Sharp
front fender is backwards in comparison to mine anyways - check if TIRE Rotation is directional too (backwards) ?
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Re: New from Idaho
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2020, 12:40:59 pm »
Yup, fender is on backward but I can't get to the bolts without taking off the wheel so it looks like it will stay that way for now.
As far as the wheel rotation direction it is correct according to the arrow on the side of the tire - which I think you can see in the picture of the front blinker.

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Re: New from Idaho
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2020, 03:24:47 pm »
Why was the front tire direction mentioned and not the rear? Neither rim came with those tires so you should check the direction on both.
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Offline Luxyru

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Re: New from Idaho
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2020, 06:12:18 am »
Answering questions like this answer Is a website that has coverage

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Re: New from Idaho
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2020, 12:12:08 pm »
Both tires rotating the correct direction  :)