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Old 03-09-2013, 12:13 PM   #74536
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My bike it is ready to race :)

Not with that front brake line hanging out in the wind!
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:02 PM   #74537
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I sprayed some lube (lightly,)or something slippery) on the new cush rubbers,they will slid easier into place.That's what I had to do.
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:00 PM   #74538
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I sprayed some lube (lightly,)or something slippery) on the new cush rubbers,they will slid easier into place.That's what I had to do.
WD-40 works great for that exact purpose.
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:12 PM   #74539
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thanks for the numbers but how the beck do you get the wheel back in after a Cush rubber replacement??
when i replaced mine, i also noticed they pushed out more than the compressed old ones. as such, the cush drive sat out farther away from the main hub. i tried over and over to get the cush drive to push in deeper into the hub so I could fit the whole wheel into the swingarm space. no go. i keep thinking i put them in wrong or something like that.

in the end I removed that thin metal spacer on the left side where the shaft goes thru. i then mounted the wheel and snugged it down enough where i could see the cush drive move in deeper into the hub. i let sit like that for a few days then put spacer back on and it all fit then.

no idea how they build the bike from the factory?
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:32 PM   #74540
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I decided to check my NSU screws today. I have a 2011 that I bought new and have racked up around 6500 miles. I cracked open the case and this is what I found.

I was under the impression the screws were something other than allen heads, considering that's what most people are putting in there??
Anyways, they were tight. While I was in there I put everything back together using loctite. No need to pull the clutch or any of that crap... Even reused the old gasket.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:36 AM   #74541
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Harbor Freight Transmission Jack

We've had it for years and seems tough as nails. Heaviest bike we've had on it is Doug's KLR, it lifts that thing without a problem and held it several days while he did a 685 kit.

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Thanks Sarah, that looks great for the garage, is it fairly sturdy?
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:16 AM   #74542
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Thanks for the link, I may try one of the IRC CP-1's. Which size is closest to 120/90-17, the 4.60-17 or the 5.10-17?



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i've heard the K270 is a little better rear in that aspect.
the lugs are slightly wider and the rubber compound is slightly softer thus grippier.

there is also the IRC GP-1
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx
Shinko gets all the attention because of the good price and decent tire but IRC (japanese build) is a better tire...at $128 it's a hard sell however and most choose Kenda or Shinko instead.
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:50 AM   #74543
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I put everything back together using loctite. No need to pull the clutch .
You were able to pull out the allen-head bolts to Loctite them without pulling the clutch?
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:54 AM   #74544
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You were able to pull out the allen-head bolts to Loctite them without pulling the clutch?
That's how I did mine, with the clutch in place although my 07 had phillips head screws that I replaced with allens which by the way were very loose at only 5k miles.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:04 AM   #74545
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You were able to pull out the allen-head bolts to Loctite them without pulling the clutch?
Me too. I actually switched, from screws to drilled Allen heads, w/o touching the clutch basket. Then, I safety-wired the Allen head bolts. There's pretty good access to one fastener, the other is harder. I made good use of my offset ratchet and Phillip/Allen head tips.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:06 AM   #74546
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Traveling south of the border now. Three 400 mile days of highway riding against a headwind- I've never seen my gas mileage so low: 37 mpg! Now it's back up to my normal near 50 mpg.

Crossing a pass: La Cima de la Muralla south of Monclova in Coahuila state.


Time for breakfast



Turned off the highway and got onto some nice dirt roads on the way to Galeana, Nuevo Leon.


DR's running great. I'm going to put on the 14T sprocket for better dirt riding this morning.

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Old 03-10-2013, 07:20 AM   #74547
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GO SHU GO! Man I wish I was doing something like that right now!


Question: What tank pouches are you using? I like'm.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:13 AM   #74548
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I stayed 5 or so days in Galeana in October of 08. Very much enjoyed staying there. People were very friendly and helpful.. The most motorcycle friendly town I have ever traveled to in any country. Hope you have the same experience.

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Turned off the highway and got onto some nice dirt roads on the way to Galeana, Nuevo Leon.


DR's running great. I'm going to put on the 14T sprocket for better dirt riding this morning.

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Old 03-10-2013, 08:36 AM   #74549
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so, as a compromise tire, which gives the the better offroad grip,
Shinko 244 or Kenda 270?

Looking for something that will last longer than a full knobby, but retain as much grip in dirty situations as possible.

Since I have an 18" wheel avail, I'm even thinking about Pirelli MT43.
Dang I want to try the MT43 too, but maybe you can go first and post results.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:09 AM   #74550
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You were able to pull out the allen-head bolts to Loctite them without pulling the clutch?
Yep, it wasn't hard. I used a short Allen wrench small enough to fit under the clutch assembly to break it loose, then a longer one with a ball end to take it the rest of the way out. Assembly is the reverse of disassembly. You can see what you're doing easily enough if you lay the bike on its side. Took me a few maybe 10 minutes to do both screws with time to clean the threads. It might be a bit trickier with a Phillips screw, but it can be done. I've gotten into tighter spots. I don't see any need to pull the clutch for this job.
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