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Old 10-04-2012, 01:51 PM   #47236
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Heh, its to clear the non-existent kickstarter!
LOL! Now that makes sense! At least now I can tell my OCD there is a reason. :-)
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:07 PM   #47237
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What toque do you guys use on the clutch cover bolts? I changed out the clutch now I have a a big oil leak. Is there a secret I don't know about? I need to fix this by Sunday. I have a big trip to Utah.

12NM or 9 ft/lb

Don't forget the oil tube and O ring!! ( see lower left )



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Old 10-04-2012, 02:10 PM   #47238
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To all planning a BIG adventure ride:
Give yourself more time to prep the bike.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:14 PM   #47239
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Hey ya'll ... new XRL owner here. I've had a 1100GS for awhile now, but wanted something smaller for general trail rides. So now I've got two red beasts in the garage! :-)

I've been following dutifully the posts here, in the hopes of actually learning something. LOL!

An observation ... and I admit this is just my OCD talking. I just replaced my pegs with IMF Pro Series (I won't go into the issues with the POS install they made me do) and noticed something. When you look straight down from the top of the bike towards the ground, the left peg is tucked nice and neat against the frame. The right one sticks out a couple of inches, like an unwanted appendage. Honda couldn't design a symmetrical set of pegs? LOL! Now I'm going to need therapy every time I mount the thing. :-) Maybe I'll mount my new handlebars askew too, to complete the effect. LOL!

Anyway, just wanted to say hello, and to thank ya'll for the info I've gleaned while lurking. As soon as all the farkles arrive, I'll share some pics. (Man I love buying stuff -- it's worth buying a new bike just to get new stuff! LOL!)

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It's gets your calf further away from the exhaust pipe. ( thats my guess )
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:15 PM   #47240
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To all planning a BIG adventure ride:
Give yourself more time to prep the bike.
Story?
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:19 PM   #47241
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Story?
See post 47173 and 47236.
One guy is riding to the south pole and all he has done is strap a bunch of stuff on his bike.
The other is leaving, like now, and still has an oil leak!

And people always ask me " why do you carry so many tools? "

LOL
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:50 PM   #47242
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did you replace the clutch cover gasket?
Yes I did. I probably left some of the old gasket on it. It was getting dark when I was finishing up. If I lean the bike I wouldn't have to drain the oil rt? That's the way I have done it on a old cr250.

Ben99r1 screwed with this post 10-04-2012 at 02:57 PM Reason: Because am a dumbass
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:51 PM   #47243
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See post 47173 and 47236.
One guy is riding to the south pole and all he has done is strap a bunch of stuff on his bike.
The other is leaving, like now, and still has an oil leak!

And people always ask me " why do you carry so many tools? "

LOL
I thought it might have involved you. I carry alot of tools too. Rather have them than not.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:42 PM   #47244
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Yes I did. I probably left some of the old gasket on it. It was getting dark when I was finishing up. If I lean the bike I wouldn't have to drain the oil rt? That's the way I have done it on a old cr250.
If there was still some bits of old gasket material still stuck to the cover or contact area, thats prob whats causing the leak. razor will scrape it right off no problem. id err on the side of caution taking the cover back off with the oil not drained. in my experience ive learned to not cut corners when doing repairs etc. id just drain it out and reuse it when you finish scraping off the leftover gasket material. but first, i would make sure the bolts are torqued down to 5 or 9 pounds whatever it was steve said. if still leaks, start checkin for gasket material left behind.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:34 PM   #47245
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Subzero. I already checked the torque of the bolts. Now I am sure its the old gasket giving me the problems. Your right about doing the job have ass. Ill drain oil and just do it right. Thanks guys.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:59 PM   #47246
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What I learned today...

I learned today that after you cut the OEM shrouds to fit a big fin head a clutch cable that is 3 inches longer than stock is still not long enough to clear the head...
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:02 PM   #47247
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OEM gasket cost more but is a much better gasket I think & seals better?
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:14 PM   #47248
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Had a great time riding with Jeremy. He is super smooth and rides like the wind!
I do, don't I.....
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:02 PM   #47249
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The shock it self will be fine. You may want to purchase a spring rated for the additional weight you plan to carry. At minimum adjust the OEM spring up with in the allowalbe range. I dont know your weight but it sounds like you will max out or exceed the capacity of the OEM rear spring. Your bike is rated to carry 328 pounds. This is the total weight of rider, fuel, and gear.
I strongly recomend a tear down of the rear suspension with cleanning, inspection, and relube of all bearings in the swing arm and suspension linkage. A few shots of grease during the trip would be a good idea as well. Additionally, change the fork oil, clean/inspect, and re lube the steer head bearings.
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Okay, so I weighed myself, all of my gear, the panniers and rack, and the fuel (6.8 gallons!) and I'm looking at approx 350 lbs of human and stuff. Can anyone tell me what kind of spring I need to get and where to get it? It's down to crunch time for me before I leave and I'm going to have to do this next week....
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:10 PM   #47250
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I shoulda had the gopro on when you going all 12 oclock on those wheelies man.

Good pic too!
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