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    There is a Canadian version, too.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    There is a Canadian version, too.



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    Canada is where we get all our comedians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimly View Post
    That would be a cool demonstrator of sensible mods and updates - the kind of things most owners would be interested in doing to their own bikes to keep them reliable and safe. Nothing one-off and expensive though; keep it in reach.
    I tend to be a guy who likes to keep things mainly stock but with an eye towards mods that enhance rideability or performance. Tassels hanging off the bar ends just doesn't do it for me.

    The interesting part in all this is seeing what's out there in terms of parts nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by administrator View Post
    The interesting part in all this is seeing what's out there in terms of parts nowadays.
    I just did a lot of "updating" on my 850G(K), and found quite a few things that enhance driveability, but are not visible. I have also updated ALL the lights to LEDs, the only one that is really obvious to a casual onlooker is the headlight, the rest of them just work "better".

    Not sure what kind of pattern the stock headlight throws, but if you are interested in a Hella replacement, let me know. That light was almost as good as the light in my Wing, but the LED replacement is FAR better, so the Hella will be available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    I just did a lot of "updating" on my 850G(K), and found quite a few things that enhance driveability, but are not visible. I have also updated ALL the lights to LEDs, the only one that is really obvious to a casual onlooker is the headlight, the rest of them just work "better".

    Not sure what kind of pattern the stock headlight throws, but if you are interested in a Hella replacement, let me know. That light was almost as good as the light in my Wing, but the LED replacement is FAR better, so the Hella will be available.

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    Steve, we'll be talking...

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    Well, all of the paintable parts are off and the hardware removed from them EXCEPT.....I can't figure out how to get the damn headlight out of the fairing. Clymer and I believe the owner's manual says you remove the retaining nuts from the headlight bracket. But I can't find any such nuts. Here is a shot through the turn signal opening.



    Here is a little closer look in the hole. That nut you see (there is one on each side) is actually soldered to a retaining bracket; that screw has to come out from the other side.



    My fairing has two screws on the underside that definitely secure the headlight assembly. But I have removed those and I still can't get anything to even wiggle.

    As soon as I get the light out it is off to the paint shop.
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    I have not worked on a GK fairing, but I will venture a guess that you have to remove the headlight from the bucket to access the hardware inside the bucket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    I have not worked on a GK fairing, but I will venture a guess that you have to remove the headlight from the bucket to access the hardware inside the bucket.

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    That is what I am trying to do. There is no way to access any screws or nuts from the front. You have to be able to slide the assembly forward to remove the metal trim around the headlight. The only screw accessible from the front is the horizontal adjustment screw.
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    Looking at the "Headlight" parts fiche and your pictures (especially the second one), it appears that the bucket is held to the fairing by the two bolts on top. One of them is concentric with the adjuster knob, the other is just to the right of that.

    Again, just guessing.

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    hers: 1982 GS850GL - "Angel" and 1969 Suzuki T250 Scrambler
    #1 son: 1986 Yamaha Venture Royale 1300 and 1982 GS650GL "Rat Bagger"
    #2 son: 1980 GS1000G
    Family Portrait
    Siblings and Spouses
    Mom's first ride
    Want a copy of my valve adjust spreadsheet for your 2-valve per cylinder engine? Send me an e-mail request (not a PM)
    (Click on my username in the upper-left corner for e-mail info.)

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