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    Yet another ? about license plate mount(attn:minnesota riders)

    My review of Minnesota statutes and reg's doesn't show any requirement that the plate be illuminated but, given the earlier post, I'm not sure that you'll find a definitive answer here. I did run across this item during the course of checking into the issue. It suggests that you're more likely to get in trouble by adding lights than taking them off. On July 21, 2005, a police officer observed a Harley Davidson motorcycle displaying a purple light in the engine compartment in the lane next to the officer at a red light. The entire engine, an area of approximately one and one-half square feet, was illuminated purple by recessed lighting, such that the metal and chrome of the engine were illuminated purple. The officer followed the motorcycle to the next red light. Believing the motorcycle’s light configuration to be illegal, the officer conducted a traffic stop of the motorcycle and identified the driver as respondent Theodore Harold Johnson. As a result of the traffic stop and the subsequent DWI investigation, respondent was charged with third-degree driving while impaired, in violation of Minn. Stat. § 169A.20, subd. 1(1) (2004), and third-degree operating a motor vehicle with an alcohol concentration of .10 or more within two hours, in violation of Minn. Stat. § 169A.20, subd. 1(5) (2004). The Court held that a reasonable, articulable suspicion exists to justify stopping a vehicle displaying any colored light, other than permitted by Minn. Stat. § 169.64 (2004). Cheers.
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    Front master cylinder DR650

    You might want to look at the Magura 195. Available in 13mm, 16mm, and 20mm.
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    Clutch perch alternatives

    I bought the clutch lever assembly from Motion Pro and a Mirror mount that sits next. Clutch lever comes off in 2 pieces so you dont have to remove everything to get it off ( also uses shorty levers) Mirror mount comes off in 2 pieces also. Much easier to deal with. I've been looking for mirror mounts of the kind you describe. Could you post a link to where you found them? Thanks.
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    Staintune Exhaust?

    I think it's referred to as a big bore header because the diameter of the header pipe is slightly larger than the stock header. If you want a relatively quiet pipe, you won't like the Staintune without the insert. You'll probably find the noise level acceptable with the insert but lose some opportunity for improved performance. Judging from the postings I've seen on the various boards, I'd say the consensus view is that the FMF Q2 probably offers the best volume vs. performance trade off.
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    Staintune Exhaust?

    Both the header and the end can are very well made and easy to fit. Lighter than the stock system though you'd probably save more weight by fitting the FMF Q2. Bought mine at starcycle.com for $570.00 and was happy with their service. The removable baffle is very restrictive. Quiets things down but I suspect I'd have to rejet if I put it in. More power everywhere but my subjective impression is that the top end gets the biggest boost. [1200 ft, dynojet 170, K&N, top of airbox cut out]
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    DR650 Buell Headlight Mod

    Thats a KTM Supermoto fender got it from KTM Hut for about $34.00. I have had it for about 6 months and think this is an outstanding mod. It's small enough to cut through the wind unlike the stocker and big enough to stop the mud and rain. Was going to go with the acerbis but have heard it so small it doesn't stop the mud and rain from flying in your face. Liked the look of the KTM fender so I ordered one up here for the nice price of $23.00. www.ktmcyclehutt.com/ktmstore/hardparts/supermoto.htm Did a trial fit last night and see that I can make it work with a little drilling (lateral hole spacing is within 1/4 inch, front to rear hole spacing is off enough to require new holes that may be perilously close to the existing rear holes but should work). I haven't tried to fully compress the front end with the new fender in place but it looks like there's a real possibility that the tip of the front fender might contact the tire. It occurs to me that this risk is created/enhanced by the fact that my bike is lowered (internal spacers moved from top to bottom of fork springs) and I can also see that it probably wouldn't be a problem with a 17 inch front wheel. Comments brimming with insight, helpful suggestions, and authoritative reassurance are invited.