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Onarom Originals:

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Old 05-12-2008, 11:52 PM
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Here are some of the things that I have done that might be usefull to you:

One of my first purchases was a fluke that worked out way better than I ever intended. I happen to buy a "Switch-a-bit" screwdriver from Home Depot and as luck would have it, it is a PERFECT fit under my seat. It literally clips in. Well worth the $15 (also check Sears and Amazon.com)

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The cool thing about this is it is the revolver of screwdrivers. I even replaced one of the slots with an allen-head for removing my fairing bolts. I can't tell you how many times I have used this. I did have to trim one small section of my rear seat, but I haven't had any problems (I have over 14,000 miles on my bike) and it has never moved out of place.





(more "originals" to follow very soon)
 
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:59 PM
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In that last photo, you might have noticed the cable...

It is a master lock "python" cable. Cheap and stores easily under the back seat.



Once again, I was lucky to find out that I could loosen the bracket under my rear seat, slid the end cap of the cable under the bracket, and thighten the bracket back down. That cable isn't going anywhere!



I have even used this to lock my bike to a nearby tree. It has a pretty good distance to it (about 5 feet). Here is a photo of it wrapped around my wrist:

 
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:03 AM
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Now you might have lso noticed that little notch cut out of that metal loop under my rear seat. That is a very simply mod with a dremel tool that allows you to lock your helmet under your rear seat. Works great!

 
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Want to tint your headlights or make that silver swing-arm have a unique look?

Try using some of this:





To create this blacked-out headlight look:




Or this look on your silver swingarm:




More info: <UPDATED-click here>
 
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:11 AM
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Black spray-paint has done okay, but I am looking forward to getting my rear-sets powder coated. However, I am shocked at how well the carbon fiber decal has held up on my heel guards:

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Not bad for $7 at the local automotive store! I also like how it formed concave bubbles in the holes of the guards.
 
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:21 AM
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Some of you have read my link to create angel eyes (not an "Onarom Original"), but now I wan to make a change.

I didn't think a 2 LED ring was bright enough, so I have finished with a small test prototype using VERY small LEDs on the back of the rod and here is the comparison:



The bottom set is my trial version. The top represents the old style. I know the new version looks like 3 miniature lights in each row, but it isn't. Here is what it looks like on back:



Also notice how bright the light is on my thumb and compare it to the "old" version below:



I don't know if I will really have the patience to complete this little upgrade, but if I do, you all will be the first to know!
 
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Oh yeah, less than $10 at he fabric section of Wal-mart (I never knew one existed before this day, I swear let me refinish my ripped seat with a new textured "leather"

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Pretty easy to do. Heat will help in removing the old staples and an air-powered stapler is ideal, but a regular, heavy duty mechanical one will also work.
 
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this is a great post!!!
 
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Thanks!

Also, I am not sure if this is common with 1000RR's or if it is just my bike, but I found that the radiator fluid would sometimes leak onto my lower fairing due to the short breathing hose (and occasional wheelies). Simple fix- just buy an extender coupling from an automotive store and some extra hose, then tuck it away.

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Default Make your own LED strip lights

How to make your own flexible LED strip:
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Start by cutting the leads to a shorter length. Remember- you still have to differentiate between the Pos. and Neg. so either leave one a little longer, or color code them (i.e. sharpie on the neg. lead)

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The wires I used had a thick, hard coating, so I used a dremel to cut just until I saw the wire:

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Then I used a heat gun (blow dryer will probably work) to soften the coating on the wire and I slid the LED ends under that coating. Remember, you have to choose one of the wires as Negative and theother as positive- and be consistent. TIP- bend the wire where you are going to insert the LED.

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Once the LED is pushed in all of the way, bend it upward.

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Connect to a powersource as if you were only lighting one LED (you will need to find the appropriate resistor). That's it...

Keep in mind that this can have other applications. For example, I used it to light a snake cage that I am building (working progress):

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