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Old 08-31-2014, 10:11 PM   #6856
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Looking at the fiche for the early F650 singles, looks like the fuel pump, ring, gasket, safety valve, and rubber mounts are all the same as the 'Tao. Can't compare the body part numbers because of all the different color options.
I thought I looked at those and the new model was different, it would be good to be wrong on it, will go back and look at my spreadsheet
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Old Yesterday, 12:11 AM   #6857
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Interested to hear any suspension improvements people have done successfully for heavy riders, not interested in the YZ forks at this stage just any simple things done and what they were, springs etc. I'm not after world beating suspension on this one. Rear doesn't seem too bad wound up a bit
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Old Yesterday, 02:15 AM   #6858
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Old Yesterday, 02:30 AM   #6859
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Old Yesterday, 05:02 AM   #6860
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Interested to hear any suspension improvements people have done successfully for heavy riders, not interested in the YZ forks at this stage just any simple things done and what they were, springs etc. I'm not after world beating suspension on this one. Rear doesn't seem too bad wound up a bit

How much do you weigh? I'm 200 and was able to get the front loaded sag to about were it needed to be (~20-25) by just adding spacers that were 1/2" longer. If more than that is needed, the next step is heavier springs. Getting your sag height correct is the first order of business and I am of the camp that like straight rate springs instead of progressive., if you need more. I think the stock rate is .60 kg/mm. (Somebody confirm that?)

Then I added Ricor Intiminators which I am very happy with. It's not a night and day difference, but it does make the bike handle better, especially in fast corners. You just start noticing you are banking over further without fear and staying on the gas. You also notice more stability over and bumps in the road.




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Old Yesterday, 06:41 AM   #6861
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How much do you weigh? I'm 200 and was able to get the front loaded sag to about were it needed to be (~20-25) by just adding spacers that were 1/2" longer. If more than that is needed, the next step is heavier springs. Getting your sag height correct is the first order of business and I am of the camp that like straight rate springs instead of progressive., if you need more. I think the stock rate is .60 kg/mm. (Somebody confirm that?)

Then I added Ricor Intiminators which I am very happy with. It's not a night and day difference, but it does make the bike handle better, especially in fast corners. You just start noticing you are banking over further without fear and staying on the gas. You also notice more stability over and bumps in the road.




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About a year after I installed the Ricor Intiminators, I finally had an opportunity to go a bit off road (there are no good roads in my area, save for the many potholes). Well, it is off road where the Intiminators show the difference. Until now I was somewhat underwhelmed, but on washboard the forks were very compliant and without the pogo sticks effect. With as little off-road as I do, the setup suits my needs just fine.
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Old Yesterday, 01:47 PM   #6862
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re tank and exhaust

I got a tank off fleabay and just fitted/swapped it for the sertao tank
No problems - no issues - jobs a goodun. Chopped the exhaust off as well and blocked the transfer link pipe off. With the exhaust I drilled the blank out removed the wadding then inserted a choke stub of 1" od pipe x 4" long blanked inner end off then drilled 7 x 1/4 diameter holes drilled into the sides to stop the blapping - not too noisy and lets it go better I recon
HTHY makes 250 miles easy now even with a 15 front spocket . As I recall I got 63 miles to MT when reserve countdown started = dont forget we have bigger gallons over here mind
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Old Yesterday, 01:55 PM   #6863
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Nice. I want to do a similar exhaust swap and turn the starboard side into storage.

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Old Yesterday, 02:06 PM   #6864
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Old Yesterday, 02:09 PM   #6865
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Old Yesterday, 05:57 PM   #6866
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How high is too high? RPMs that is....is there an rpm that I should not cruise above with this engine? Given I need to spend at least 45 minutes blasting out of suburbia to get to the good stuff, I spend a lot of time at 5k and approaching 6k if on the turnpike.


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Old Yesterday, 07:25 PM   #6867
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How high is too high? RPMs that is....is there an rpm that I should not not cruise above with this engine? Given I need to spend at least 45 minutes blasting out of suburbia to get to the good stuff, I spend a lot of time at 5k and approaching 6k if on the turnpike.


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Old Today, 12:50 AM   #6868
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I got a tank off fleabay and just fitted/swapped it for the sertao tank
No problems - no issues - jobs a goodun. Chopped the exhaust off as well and blocked the transfer link pipe off. With the exhaust I drilled the blank out removed the wadding then inserted a choke stub of 1" od pipe x 4" long blanked inner end off then drilled 7 x 1/4 diameter holes drilled into the sides to stop the blapping - not too noisy and lets it go better I recon
HTHY makes 250 miles easy now even with a 15 front spocket . As I recall I got 63 miles to MT when reserve countdown started = dont forget we have bigger gallons over here mind
So by the sounds of it the tank fits straight in and bike doesn't need any mods? Did you swap over the parts from the existing tank?
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