Had some time today and so I decided to go for the hazard light switch mod. Found a nice place on the left mirror stem to mount the switch. Wiring was pretty straightforward.
Opened up the head unit by removing 4 large bolts on the side of the head unit – 2 on the left and 2 on the right.
Then locate the signal lights connectors – the grey and green 2-pin connectors (see pictures). All you need to do it to tap any 2 of the switch wires into the GREEN and GREY wires. Note – Do NOT tap into the black/yellow wire – that’s GROUND and you’ll end up with a short circuit. Continue reading “Weekend 200NS hazard light project”
Oil change today. Decided to try Lupromax after the reviews I’ve read. Anyway, 200NS manual says bike requires 1200ml of oil. I poured in 1300+ml – which should be enough. But when I check the oil window, shows oil at MIN level. ☹️ Hmmm…. I wonder how much oil should I really use?
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Got a windshield for my 200NS. It goes over the existing (puny) windshield. Tried to install it using the existing 2 bolts on the side of the headlamp unit, but the entire setup felt very flimsy. Was thinking how to secure it and thought that maybe I should secure it to the existing windshield.
So I drilled 3 holes through the plastic and secured the new windshield to the existing one, secured it with some m5 bolts and locknuts (to prevent vibrations from loosening it). The whole new setup just goes onto the bike almost like an OEM setup….
Pretty pleased with my DIY handiwork….
Tested it riding at higher speeds. Definitely helped in reducing wind blast to the chest area.
Now, this definitely compliments my Shad SH48 topbox. Makes the bike look more front-back “balanced”…
Yeah! My hazard light switch has arrived! Probably a project for this weekend. Accidentally bought 5pcs of this instead of 1pc. Hahaha! Well, we’ll see what happens this weekend.
Long weekend project…. Got a pair of these LED fog lights for my bike and a handlebar on-off light switch. Was figuring out where to put the light switch as my handlebar has no more space… So ended up installing the switch on the engine crash bar instead – just beside the LED fog light.
For those who may be technically interested, the LED fog has 3 modes – high, low, and flashing. Draws 850mA on high, about 250mA on low, and approximately 480mA on flashing mode. So my 5A fuse provision for this is definitely way more than enough.
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Since I head in to our friendly northern neighbour’s occasionally, I thought it’ll be good to install a bike alarm. While it won’t defend against a truly determined thief, it helps repel the lesser skilled ones. Being the cheapo that I am, got the most basic system for about the cost of 2 Big Mac meals. No immobilizer, no blinking lights, no two-way system, no GPS tracking, no frills, no nothing. Merely screams at 110dB when the bike is moved, or is turned on when the alarm is armed. Super easy to install too – just 3 wires. 12v, ground, and a wire to detect if the bike is turned on (optional – can cut away if not used). Comes with a remote controller too.
Had previously installed my bikecam and USB power port at a bike shop. What the mechanic did was to hard wire the bikecam and USB outlet to a “Ignition ON” wire on the bike. No fuse. When I asked him what if one of these cheapo made-in-China stuff short circuits? He told me that the main fuse will blow lor.
I never liked the idea of blowing the vehicle’s fuse with these “add-on” stuff. Because, the quality of these stuff are sometimes questionable, and blowing the fuse will leave you stranded.
I’d much rather have a separate circuit with its own fuse to support these aftermarket electronic add ons. So, I headed to the drawing board and came up with this…
Edit: Subsequently repalced the 30A fuse with a 10A, and the 20A fuse with a 5A one instead.
Was surfing through the facebook page of Singapore Reckless Drivers and watching the user-submitted videos of accidents happening around Singapore. I am alarmed, though not surprised, by the number of accidents involving motorcycles. Sometimes it appears to be the rider’s fault, other times, no fault of the rider at all. But nevertheless, riders are always vulnerable in an accident. I’m a relatively new rider myself and have been driving for many years (still am driving).
I noticed that while generally, most riders lane-split responsibly, there are some who seem to treat it as an exclusive lane. I don’t think there are any laws in Singapore which prohibit nor promote lane splitting. But please remember that we are lane-splitting at the courtesy of the other road users (namely drivers). It is not a right of travel passage for bikers. Yes, drivers should be courteous Continue reading “Lane Splitting in Singapore”
Reducing Vibration Issues on 200NS – single cylinder engines are notorious for the vibrations when riding. Bajaj quality panels don’t help much either. I bought my 200NS pre-owned and it must have gone through several mechanics’ hands. More often than not, these mechanics merely focus on getting their job done as quickly as possible, and tend to miss out the little details – such as a bolt here, a nut there, a grommet here, or a slightly cracked plastic panel. Let’s face it, there’s nobody who has as much interest in the bike than the owner him/herself.
So, in my quest to learn more of my newly acquired machine, I had taken it apart several times. It was not until recently that I got interested in trying to reduce the vibration Continue reading “Reducing Vibration Issues on 200NS”
Just changed my headlight bulb to the new Philips X-treme Vision 130% bulb and noticed an immediate improvement in light throw compared to stock bulb. It was a direct replacement of the stock bulb. No modifications required and LTA-friendly. Now night time swee swee bright bright! Inexpensive DIY project…