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BlueHeart

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    Michigan
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    I enjoy anything related to motors and/or the outdoors.

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  1. BlueHeart

    Electrical question

    Blue Sea does have the 35 & 37 that are 6 circuit fuse protected and can be constant or switched with the weatherproof cover for around $30. It doesn't have the negative bus bar, but that's extremely inexpensive. Nor does it have the relay. My needs are rather specific to my ADHD and OCD peculiarities. When I do anything, I have a process I have to follow. Otherwise things get missed or forgotten. Same with my bike. When I conclude a ride, I stop and put it into neutral, I shut the key off, switch the petcock to off and then proceed to get off the bike. Then my process for taking gear off...and so on. I will feel more comfortable with a switch to shut off the switchable circuits separate from the key. It's all part of the process....
  2. BlueHeart

    Electrical question

    What I was saying is that they want a lot of money for a fuse block. Then I looked at the wiring they sell. All of it looked over-priced to me. Maybe if I didn't necessarily know what I needed and wanted someone else to figure it out for me, the pre-made harness and fuse block would look like a bargain. Especially with your endorsement. If I hadn't already been researching this and purchased from the 2 sources I linked, I would have probably gone ahead and ordered, no questions asked. My links weren't posted to show a cheaper alternative per se, but to link to alternatives that are out there. Here's a direct link to the fuse block page. http://www.genuinedealz.com/marine-electrical-supply/fuses-and-blocks?limit=all&manufacturer=12 This isn't what I remembered looking at, but they weren't anywhere near $80.
  3. BlueHeart

    Electrical question

    Wowzer. They sure are proud of everything they sell. I've been thinking about how I was going to add the accessories I have planned for my bike and where I was going to put everything. I've gone back to my truck forum roots and I will be using http://www.genuinedealz.com or https://gregsmarinewiresupply.com with a blue sea systems fuse block.
  4. BlueHeart

    What did you BUY for your DRZ today

    Must......get......away......from......the.......internet...... stores. Ordered some yellow UFO side panels and a pair of MX pants that were on closeout at Dennis Kirk.
  5. BlueHeart

    What did you BUY for your DRZ today

    I did order a set of yellow side panels, but it seems Acerbis has discontinued making them. So I ordered a Wiseco cam chain, TT mcct and a Bikemaster +1" shift lever.
  6. BlueHeart

    What did you BUY for your DRZ today

    @jjktmrider rides all year. He would be a better source of winter tire choices.
  7. BlueHeart

    What did you BUY for your DRZ today

    I'm currently running IRC GP1 trials tires on one set of wheels. I do have a set of Kenda Trakmaster IIs on another set of wheels too. I'm running the GP1s primarily because I commute every day and they still perform good enough for me offroad that it's not worth the hassle to switch out. I think the knobbies should do ok, but they will wear considerably faster. I've ridden on pavement with the Trakmasters and have felt very comfortable pushing it, but I've been riding since I was so young and poor that my equipment was severely taxed on any type of terrain. So I would have to be extremely freaked out to feel uncomfortable.
  8. BlueHeart

    What did you BUY for your DRZ today

    I got a gripper seat cover so I can install my heated seat. I'm still riding to work every day. Yesterday it was 37°F and today it was 29°F.
  9. BlueHeart

    Another big bore question

    Haha, that's me! Sometimes(most of the time) I don't think (post) like this is an option to "search". Instead I post like this is a conversation we're having in person, not over the interwebs. I was hoping someone might know of any reviews or testing that had been documented.
  10. BlueHeart

    What did you do to your DRZ400 today?

    Nice! I just put the same fender on my Z. I had to widen the front holes I had drilled free-hand because the front was pointing to the ditch. I've noticed that you have put on some of the other accessories that I like. Such as Lightspeed. I want to get their rear rotor protector and caliper protector, but I've only seen it listed for the SM. Any idea if it will work on my S?
  11. BlueHeart

    Another big bore question

    Need.....more........info......please....
  12. BlueHeart

    Another big bore question

    Nope. I'm probably going stroker kit and I can't get the WR gears out of my head. Since I've been commuting with the fairing on, the more I love my bike! On a side note, I was almost killed this morning. I was sitting in the left turn lane getting ready to pull into the entrance to work. I was waiting for one more truck to go by when he merged into the turn lane for the stoplight behind me about 80 yards.
  13. BlueHeart

    Another big bore question

    I'd like to hear(and read) more(anything) about the Nova gearset.
  14. BlueHeart

    What did you do to your DRZ400 today?

    I love this fairing! The style is "spot on" and the functionality is so well designed that I didn't even think about it while riding some nasty stuff on Sunday as well as a spirited ride at lunch today. After sitting back relaxing and thinking about the ride and terrain I went through, I realized how easy it was with the Yenkro and how a stock DRZ setup with GPS would have been more of a struggle or hindrance.
  15. BlueHeart

    Random pics.

    I don't know if I would trust my aluminum welds with my life, but I do enjoy welding and working on different things. Sometimes you have to know when it makes more sense to pay someone else to get it done quicker, better or both. Right now I've got people willing to pay me to fix their roof, install storm doors, repair retaining walls and consult and manage the fire protection services for their condo complex. It's primarily a job to job thing except for the fire protection. It shakes up my day to day enough that I won't be bored.
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