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  1. #1
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    Default Hello from Texas!

    Just wanted to introduce myself and say hello. I recently became the proud owner of a 2005 Blast for which I traded my old Magna. The engine was in decent shape but the bike had seen better days, with busted foot-pegs, missing turn signals, mirrors you couldn't see out of, etc.

    A little bit of peg fabrication, new mirrors, Iridium plug, exhaust wrap and some TLC and it is starting to look a lot better.

    I have been riding since the early 1980s, have ridden from LA to Houston across the Mojave, Chicago to Houston over the Ozarks, and spent many years with motorcycles as my only form of transportation. These days I have an 8 mile ride to work and wanted something different so I went with a Buell.

    I have been in the restaurant business since I got out of the USAF in the mid 80s, came to Texas from Hawaii, on a bike I crated and put on a ship to California where I picked it up, put it back together in the shipyard and rode it to Texas, and have traveled around the world more times than I care to remember. My wife is from London, UK and we have had motorcycles there as well.

    I do have 4 wheel vehicles but I also ride my bikes all year in all weather, sun rain and snow.

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  2. #2
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    Installed an LED halo bulb today inside a 7" conversion headlight, and an LED tail/brake light bulb, so all lighting on the bike is now LED except for the instrument cluster, which I will change out for LED eventually. The change in lighting from sealed beam to LED is a big plus on my nightly ride home from work.

    Here's the headlight bulb I went with ($27):
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SVZT2SJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


    Here's the conversion headlight that takes the bulb ($15)
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Here's the tail/brake/license plate bulb ($10)
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It was all "plug-n-play". No relays were needed and all lights work fine, so it was a good $52 investment on lighting that will probably outlast me.

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