DR is all fixed up!

Well, our house guest James made my day yesterday. When Edward and I rode to Alaska last year, one of the casualties was my headlight. Typical for riding up North, a rock kicked up and shattered the glass. None of it fell out, however, and so we covered it up with clear packing tape and I kept riding. One. Full. Year.

Well, thanks to James, that nasty bit of ghetto fix is in the spare parts pile left by other travelers.

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Here he is, hard at work

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He found a gob of wires under my plastics

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And cleaned up some of the zip-tie madness

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Swapped out lens housings

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Made comment on his really expensive workbench (Edward’s KTM Super Enduro)

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And then I pulled one of those “while you are in there and have everything apart” moves…

In one of last year’s “off’s”, I managed to break the mount for the whole front end assembly. I’ve been meaning to strip the bike down and bring it to a welder…but James did one better.

Here’s the stock mount:

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Here’s the fix:
Complete with Locktite and everything, we figure something else is gonna break before that mount ever does.

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James’ reward?

A ride on the DR with Edward!

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They rode out to Wolverine Canyon so James could get some dirt riding in (something he rarely does on his pristine Harley-Davidson!)

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I stayed home for some “alone” time.

Thanks for the fixes James! Come back and visit and I’ll let you do that top end…


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