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  1. https://www.amazon.com/HOTSYSTEM-Adapter-Player-Interface-CHRYSLER/dp/B01CHX67HC Something like this? I did something similar on a Tacoma, and had good results.
  2. Congrats on the purchase. My buddy has a WW 28FB (notorious for this frame issue), and he recommended a helpful tip to help preserve your frame. When using your weight distributing hitch, keep it on until you get close to Your destination. Remove it when you know you are getting ready to go on any uneven ground. The angles/deflection encountered when doing any moderate "off-roading" put a ton of stress on the tongue with the distribution hitch, and can cause damage; Removing it can help preserve your frame. Also, for problem areas to look out for on your new trailer; make sure to check your batteries and your tires. If your tires DOT date is five years or older, ditch 'em. Either get new "e-rated" ST tires or look into converting to LT tires with new 16" wheels. I did just a higher rated tire, balanced, and keep the cold psi topped off; never had an issue. Your choice on whether you go with Chinese (cheaper, but can be questionable) tires or USA made ones. Goodyear finally started making them in the states again, and while expensive do provide peace of mind. While you are down there you should grease or at least inspect your bearings. Make sure your batteries are good, and to check the date and water levels. 5-8 years is the average life of batteries. A good charger or even utilizing a better power converter will make a big difference in the life of your batteries. I upgraded to a Progressive Dynamics 60W unit and have been very happy.
  3. Are you looking for performance or just making sure you are DOT legal? https://m.ebay.com/itm/Polisport-Halo-H4-Headlight-YZ-Blue-Motorcycle-Yamaha-Universal-Head-Light/302574361602?epid=171157435&hash=item4672d65c02:g:rMsAAOSwuAVWum6I Slap in a DOT LED bulb to improve visibility and lighting. Assuming your headlights are running off a battery. Otherwise you will need a rectifier. https://m.ebay.com/itm/JDM-ASTAR-G4-8000LM-H4-9003-LED-Headlight-High-Low-Dual-Beam-Bulbs-Xenon-White/232521675398?epid=192058741&hash=item36235f3286:g:QZgAAOSwh2FZ3~P8 DOT brake light https://m.ebay.com/itm/DOT-Motorcycle-Brake-Light-LED-Rear-Stop-Tail-Light-License-Plate-Bracket-Lamp/273020207279?hash=item3f9145c0af:g:8MsAAOSwTM5Y8YZq Bend up some L-brackets to attach to your gender and you are set. Again assuming D.C. Circuit to run everything. Planning on doing a lot of night riding?
  4. Utilize a stator out of an e-start TTR125, 2005-2018 models . https://m.ebay.com/itm/11291719-Stator-Cover-2005-Yamaha-TTR125L-TTR-125-Ignition-Magneto-Generator/253367071041?hash=item3afddab141:g:BA8AAOSwMGVaWnxQ Then use a Trail Tech voltage regulator. https://m.ebay.com/itm/Trail-Tech-AC-Voltage-Regulator-7003-AC01/322990288382?epid=171191820&hash=item4b33b8adfe:g:VMEAAOSw86JaVTLG Follow this write up as a guideline. I did this modification on my 2001 TTR years ago, and have been really happy with it. Currently have a Cyclops LED in a Polisport H4 housing. Works great. https://4strokes.com/viewtopic.php?t=180
  5. Really depends on how long do you plan on boondocking and how good are you at metering your water usage and power consumption. If you have a solar set up or generator then power is not as big an issue. Water is always dependent on how you use it. Two minute military showers and not letting the faucet run help a lot, as well as, do you plan to drink with that water or bring your own bottles supply? Have any experience towing/maneuvering trailers before? Double axles are pretty stable towing and turn pretty nice. Single axles can be a bit a of a pain to back up in a straight line. Highly recommend a weight distributing hitch and a good brake controller. I would go for the RPM. Has better/more features, set up for more space and headroom. Just double check your vehicles combined GCVWR and try to stay away from the upper limit of the trailer. Trailer companies are notorious for under reporting the actual weight of the trailer. Highly recommend getting to some scales to check your actual weights. Good luck with you purchase!
  6. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Nicholson-Thread-Restoring-File-Set-with-Pouch-4-Piece-33024/205215048?cm_mmc=Shopping|THD|google|&mid=sL1p8zJhL|dm_mtid_8903tb925190_pcrid_195274179091_pkw__pmt__product_205215048_slid_&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2fL-55Gh2AIVB7vsCh09QAnNEAQYASABEgJnX_D_BwE Start with a thread chasing file. Then move to a cutting die, but may not be necessary. You may be able save that enough to get a new nut on. You will need a new OEM nut; your old one is toast
  7. Wife's enduro-ed 2001 TTR 125L. Just about everything done to it. Only thing stock is the frame and rear swing arm.
  8. Plastic welding kit from Harbor Freight. https://m.harborfreight.com/80-watt-iron-plastic-welding-kit-60662.html
  9. Motocross

    Acerbis footpeg pivot covers. Keeps mud from gumming them up.
  10. I currently have a 2007-11 WR style headlight on my WR. Stock light output was garbage, and upgraded the bulb with a Cyclops 3600 LM led. Very noticeable improvement and much more visible. I know people have said this particular reflector is not very good for night riding; biggest issue I have with it is a large black spot directly in front of the bike from where the fender sits in the site line of the headlight reflector. I am considering swapping over to the newer style WR headlight to maybe improve my night riding visibility. It appears that not only is the reflector larger, but it sits up higher away from the fender, which may shrink the dark spot in front of the bike. I know people have made the swap of the newer reflector on their WR's and was curious if they were happy with the performance results and if it was worth it. Any input would be greatly appreciated; good, bad, or indifferent. Thanks.
  11. http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/no-load-led-flash-relay-and-diode-kit.920826/
  12. That may be what is happening. When I first tried using LED turn indicators years ago, I ran into the same problem. Lights would come on but they would not actually blink. That was when I found out about needing adequate draw and my first real intro to how electricity works. Doh! Try either using a new flasher relay or install some resistors into your circuit. Also, would it be possible to pull the bulbs from your Chinese knock offs to swap into your Derbi units?
  13. Stupid question, but are the derbi units 6v?
  14. Rectifiers: Cheapest option. Check out Vegas Romaniac's channel on YouTube regarding LED's on wiring it up and explaining the differences from AC and DC currents. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GYTWCP2/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1459951904&sr=8-2π=SY200_QL40&keywords=full+wave+rectifier&dpPl=1&dpID=417kdTIXGqL&ref=plSrch More expensive option, but they offer drop in LED modules to replace bulbs and designed to be Kore plug and play. http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/Rectifier-for-LED-Light-Module_p_85.html Most expensive option but may be your best option. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00JGRATRM/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1459952263&sr=8-1π=SY200_QL40&keywords=trail+tech+rectifier&dpPl=1&dpID=51ZnNMOK36L&ref=plSrch Please check out the link I provided earlier in the post. That particular thread has several links that include step by step instructions to doing your conversion. And yes, a stator out of an LE model is a direct drop in replacement for you L model and will work. I have done the conversion my self. If you need any specific details or help PM me.
  15. Check your main fuse.