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    Spectre

    I just ordered a ton of Chinese 194s, IIRC. Maybe Spectre remembers the vendor.

    Bikes:Honda VFR 800 Honda 919
    Ducati Multistrada 1200S
    Cars: Lexus GX470 Jaguar XJR

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      I'm thinking about these: https://www.amazon.com/Philips-12791.../dp/B017VORB7M because they have a diffuser on them and there is no LED pointed straight out. I'm worried that many of the other replacements will make bright spots and uneven lighting on the dash.

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        I have had good luck with this eBay supplier, speedlife2011. https://www.ebay.com/itm/SL-20x-T10-...gAAOSw0TxZZzai

        IIRC, that's the supplier I recommended to Der Stig. The above actually has the double sided contacts that are very important - and the design allows much better lateral light than the Philips one can generate. Honda's IP lighting typically is piped from the sides of the bulb and there's a cap or shield in the bulb cavity preventing forward lighting and visual (but not thermal) hotspots. You need bright perimeter lighting to feed the light pipes.

        I have used these extensively in my cars and this set is currently in my 919's instrument pod.





        Last edited by Spectre; August 4th, 2018, 7:23 AM.

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          I had the brilliant idea to take my motorcycle to go meet a friend of mine for lunch downtown today, with my 7 year old daughter riding backseat.

          The weather was not too bad when we left home, but on the way back, it reached 41° C with the humidity factor (105 F in Freedom unit).

          I was wearing my black leather jacket, and my daughter was wearing a textile jacket that severely lacks ventilation. And downtown is a mess of construction everywhere, so the ride back took twice as long as it should have.

          It got to the point where I started riding in a way I never do, taking a lane that go straight at an intersection and turning double file, cutting in front of other cars just before intersections to cut a few minutes at every chance.


          I need :

          - To plan ahead better for that kind of weather when I have my daughter with me.
          - To get her a mesh jacket or something with more ventilation than what she has.
          Last edited by RdKetchup; August 28th, 2018, 7:19 PM.
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            Roadtrip-style riding for the win.

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              Or you know, what riding a bike is like in Europe. That's pretty much SOP around here.

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                Just got back from a fairly epic 3 day trip - and I'm thinking of selling the ST1300 for a Multistrada.

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                  Originally posted by Blind_Io View Post
                  Just got back from a fairly epic 3 day trip - and I'm thinking of selling the ST1300 for a Multistrada.
                  Do you have a bunch of disposable income to dispose of into your Multistrada? Ask Der Stig about how his is requiring wheelbarrows of money at regular intervals.

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                    I have quite a few friends here (most of them actually) who ride and wrench on their own Mulitstradas. The ST1300 is a great bike, especially the way this one has been done up by the previous owner, but it would be nice to drop about 200# of weight. On this trip I was riding the ST1300 about as hard as one can be ridden.

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                      It’s worth it. Only thing I wish mine had was cruise control. I’m just too cheap to shell out another $1000 for the Tuneboy module.

                      Bikes:Honda VFR 800 Honda 919
                      Ducati Multistrada 1200S
                      Cars: Lexus GX470 Jaguar XJR

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