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Under Pressure...

I have been following what kewwig has been doing to his Bandit 1250 via his blog. http://kewwibike.blogspot.com.au/. I saw that he had fitted some tyre pressure monitors to his bike. Not those very expensive electronic ones. Some caps that show lowering pressure via a coloured slider. So I thought these would be a good idea. Also a safety item too. Quick and easy to see what your tyre pressure is doing.

I bought mine from billc1950 eBay seller. What a great guy to deal with too. Great comms. He even threw in a spare valve cap for free. He is what eBay should be all about. The price of these was $2 each plus about $2 for the postage.

This is his blurb for the caps.


Brand new Safety Monitoring tire valve stem caps let you eliminate the guesswork when it comes to your vehicle's tire pressure.  These quality metal caps fit on any standard size existing tire valve stem.  Visually alerts you when the tire pressure is low to help avoid premature tire wear or blowouts from under-inflated t…

MOTORCYCLES ARE THE SOLUTION TO THE WORLDWIDE PROBLEM OF CONGESTION AND POLLUTION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 February 2012 SCIENTISTS AGREE THAT MOTORCYCLES ARE THE SOLUTION TO THE WORLDWIDE PROBLEM OF CONGESTION AND POLLUTION
The NSW Motorcycle Alliance is pleased to finally see a peer-reviewed scientific study that confirms what riders have been claiming, and road authorities have been ignoring, for years.
More motorcycles results in lower congestion, quicker travel time and less pollution.
The detailed study by Belgian consultancy, Transport & Mobility Leuven has found that even the slightest shift in traffic composition from cars to motorcycles significantly reduces traffic congestion and emissions.
Thus the answer to the world’s urban traffic congestion may be as simple as creating intelligent policies that promote motorcycle commuting and riding, rather than treating motorcycling as some kind of social problem that needs to be solved by social engineering.
The study, which was presented at the Association des Constructeurs EuropĂ©ens de Motocycles (ACEM) …

LED indicators...

I got a chance today, between the downpours, to fit my LED indicators and the relay. I got the indicatrors from the2wheels. Relay from Project-R. Both on eBay.
They are not as bright as I would have liked. Nor did I want to buy them so soon but after letting the bike roll of the sidestand the other weekend I had no choice. The left hand indicator popped its lens and also took out the mounting for the screw that holds the lens in. 
I must say they do look better than the OEM stick out and get broken off at first chance indicators. 


I also took made a bracket to move the brake cable a bit to stop the pull on it due to the Renthal Medium Bars. Moving it forward has in fact taken the strain off the hose from the master cylinder to the splitter. I will one day get braided lines and make sure this line is a bit longer than standard.