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Old 08-19-2012, 12:41 PM   #45451
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Did you use self locking nuts? I can see your RZ in the one foto. Ride that thing much?
Yepp, Stainless nylocks.

That RZ I just drove 3,000 miles to get. It's got a fried top end. I pulled the crank & barrels and sending them out for a refresh - when I get a little cash.

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How much does the Pelican case weigh?
Just under 5lbs. I think it's justifiable weight when I consider the alternative tie down and packaging methods. Great for picking up lunch & dinner too. Carl's Jr. doesn't hold up to Bungee cords.

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Old 08-19-2012, 02:35 PM   #45452
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Hmm, looking at the above post.... I need to get myself some Spud Struts!

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Yes. It will be easer to get on/off if you take the plastic rotor guard off. But a 140 can be wiggled in. There are no running issues, just difficult to get out/into the swing arm.
Thanks Fritz. I really like the looks of that tire so I'd like to try it out.
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figures...my stud was rusty I played with my nuts a little and it cranked right over
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:41 PM   #45453
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Hmm, looking at the above post.... I need to get myself some Spud Struts!...
They're called Hoglegs, Falcon. You can buy them at the following link.

http://www.manracks.com/master#!__master/fa-crackets

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Old 08-19-2012, 02:45 PM   #45454
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...Oh, and I've got the Spud Struts too, to help support it.




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That's a nice cat, Rob. Did he help install the Hoglegs?

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Old 08-19-2012, 03:40 PM   #45455
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Picked up a $6 t stat that goes to 396 deg. And drilled a hole in stock dipstick.


So this is said dipstick done. I personally dont care for the uglyness of it but it is sertainly cheap.
The drawback is that it is not always on? Or am i wrong? I suppose it could be on while riding as the temp fluctuates enough to keep it on?
Also wandering if it is long enough?
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:42 PM   #45456
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So this is the depth.
It is a harbor freight thermometer.
Is this depth o.k.?
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:01 PM   #45457
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...The drawback is that it is not always on? Or am i wrong? I suppose it could be on while riding as the temp fluctuates enough to keep it on?
Also wandering if it is long enough?
My HF thermometer stays on until I park the bike for an extended period of time, and the temperature drops below 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Here's a link to the HF thermometer's instruction sheet.

http://manuals.harborfreight.com/man...5999/95382.pdf

As long as you keep the oil half way up the dipstick, the thermometer's probe will be immersed in oil. If you thermally connect the probe to the dipstick, the dipstick can also transfer heat to the probe when the oil level is lower.

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Old 08-19-2012, 04:08 PM   #45458
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They're called Hoglegs, Falcon. You can buy them at the following link.

http://www.manracks.com/master#!__master/fa-crackets

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Thanks Spud!
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:09 PM   #45459
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Picked up a $6 t stat that goes to 396 deg. And drilled a hole in stock dipstick.


So this is said dipstick done. I personally dont care for the uglyness of it but it is sertainly cheap.
The drawback is that it is not always on? Or am i wrong? I suppose it could be on while riding as the temp fluctuates enough to keep it on?
Also wandering if it is long enough?

Wow 766f thats hot
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:11 PM   #45460
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Jetting the FCR

I have for the longest time known that my FCR was jetted a tad on the rich side... but being the lazy SOB that I am, I ignored it. It ran well so I didn't figure it was worth messing with. Dot.Com from over at TT used a wideband to set up his FCR and found a needle and jet combo that worked out well. I bought the same jets and needle as he did and tore into it today (after cleaning out the shop... BRIAN).

After wrestling it out, cleaning it up, rejeting and stuffing it back in place


Not only have I been wasting gas, but I have been leaving a fair amount of grins on the table!

Main: 158, Pilot 42, Needle NCVT (second groove), AP 1/4 turn out.

Letting the neighborhood settle back down after the "test ride"
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:24 PM   #45461
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Wow 766f thats hot


That thermometer is reading 76.6 degrees Fahrenheit, Tom. The HF thermometer measures to the nearest 0.1 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Old 08-19-2012, 04:32 PM   #45462
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So this is the depth.
It is a harbor freight thermometer.
Is this depth o.k.?
The probe of my HF thermometer dipstick extends a little lower than yours. You should be okay as long as you keep your oil level high enough in the oil reservoir.



If you thermally connect the thermometer probe to the dipstick, you shouldn't have any problems at all.

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Old 08-19-2012, 04:40 PM   #45463
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The probe of my HF thermometer dipstick extends a little lower than yours. You should be okay as long as you keep your oil level high enough in the oil reservoir.



If you thermally connect the thermometer probe to the dipstick, you shouldn't have any problems at all.

Spud
The "ears" on the dipstick are the culprit. Trim them down and the probe will extend farther down into the tank.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:54 PM   #45464
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I am not sure i would keep it this way. If so i think i would get the same fitting as you to replace the stock wing cap.
i figured it would work cuz fritz had basically the same deal with different t stat. The dial t stats didnt go as high in temp as the digitals i found.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:06 PM   #45465
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Went for a ride yesterday

80 of these miles were the comute to and from the dirt, so roughly 140 miles of dirt yesterday.
Headlight worked fine. I figure if the statot coudnt keep up it would have died at somepoint?
Mounted my go pro to the headlight to try out. It did pretty good.
My youtube channel is. Sasquatchcrawlers if you wanna check it out.
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