The time for the anual Adventure - Travelers Meeting in Germany is coming up
So have to prep the bike for the tour and MOT.
Haven't touched it since I moved in in July 2008.
On the last Tour the Exhaust mount broke off.
The rear clamp broke off on the way to the KTM Adventure Meeting in Switzerland in 2007
Cable ties worked for a few thousand miles.
First removed the exhaust from the bike and cleaned the areas in prep for the weld
clamped everything in place
first time I had to weld stainless. Wire feed was a bit high
but doesn't look too bad
New rubber and bushing
.... and back on the bike
while at it gave the Silencer a quick clean
The Rally alternator is a bit weak and the lights were never good.
So this year I will install a HID system
and swap all normal bulbs with LED bulbs
but where to put the ballast housings?
first installed the HID burners into the Headlights.
One with a reflector for Low Beam the other High Beam
It was easy in the end. Mounted the ballasts on a aluminium plate
which I mounted on the road book holder.
We will see if it doesn't vibrate too much
The Tank and Carbs are drained at the moment so had to hook up a car battery
to test the lights
Low Beam works
High Beam works
LED Taillights work