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post #1 of 10 Old 06-28-2011, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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header cleaning and turn signal mods

I finally got around to cleaning my header. I found that a green scrub pad laced with some wd-40 did the trick. I decided to scrub in one direction, i.e. up and down like stroking a pole, as opposed to swirly action. His gives the headers a slight "brushed" look which is nice.

Now for the turn signals. I have a CA integrated sequential tail light in the rear and proton flush mounts up front. I noticefrom the get go that the tail light was supposed to have 4 rows of amber leds for each side but it was only lighting 2. I tried resistors, a custom leds flasher relay, and a combination of the two but couldn't get the tail light to work properly. Upon some trail and error i found that the tail light or the protons up front don't need a flasher to flash. They both have flash cycles built into the board. So now eveything works like it should and i have a little more room under my seat due to the flasher being removed. I just soldered the connector together and taped it.

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I finally got around to cleaning my header. I found that a green scrub pad laced with some wd-40 did the trick. I decided to scrub in one direction, i.e. up and down like stroking a pole, as opposed to swirly action. His gives the headers a slight "brushed" look which is nice.

Now for the turn signals. I have a CA integrated sequential tail light in the rear and proton flush mounts up front. I noticefrom the get go that the tail light was supposed to have 4 rows of amber leds for each side but it was only lighting 2. I tried resistors, a custom leds flasher relay, and a combination of the two but couldn't get the tail light to work properly. Upon some trail and error i found that the tail light or the protons up front don't need a flasher to flash. They both have flash cycles built into the board. So now eveything works like it should and i have a little more room under my seat due to the flasher being removed. I just soldered the connector together and taped it.

Pics and a video to follow.
I need to clean my headers too, but hopefully i can come up with some other way to describe it so I don't feel quite so dirty afterwards.

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I need to clean my headers too, but hopefully i can come up with some other way to describe it so I don't feel quite so dirty afterwards.
I knew it was dirty but considering my audience i figured it was the best way to get my point across

The pic of the header shows the 2 closest to the camera being cleaned. And the rest should be self evident.








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post #5 of 10 Old 06-28-2011, 08:58 AM
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what kind of oil filter is that?

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Mobil 1 m1-110. Found at any car parts store

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will have to put that on the list.

side note - when i bought mine there was a sweet orange fram on it. who puts an orange filter on a black naked bike? lol.

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will have to put that on the list.

side note - when i bought mine there was a sweet orange fram on it. who puts an orange filter on a black naked bike? lol.
Yeah, I've seen it. The only bike it looks good on that I've seen is an orange z1000.

I stand corrected. I just looked to make sure of the part number and its a m1-108. I now remember that either 110 or 108 will work but the 108 is a larger filter.

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I use the Purolator filter, which was fine when it was dark blue... but the last couple of them have been a nasty tan color - with the sure-grip surface so it looks like tan velvet.
The first one I got, I taped the end of it & painted it black.
By the second one, I just got lazy & said eff it.

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i have a honda oem one on right now. flat black. looks good, but I kinda like the mobil products

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