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Old 04-17-2013, 06:48 AM   #57736
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:53 AM   #57737
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Chain

Hi Everyone,

I need to get some input on non-O-ring chains. I want to pick up a shorter chain for my supermoto setup and many people have said that a O or X ring chain is not required for road use. What are your thoughts??

I also posted this under sumo thread, but i figured i would post it here first... After all nobody knows the XRL better than you guys!

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Old 04-17-2013, 07:59 AM   #57738
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this is true for sand riding too or motocross

get a very good quality, did, rk or any other roller chain with no rings...some are gold plated and say stuff like extra high tensile, or race only blah blah blah

use atf to clean and use oil to lube like trans gear oil, thick stuff

thats what I use on my bike...(i dont get the most expensive chains though)

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Old 04-17-2013, 09:26 AM   #57739
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Grip heaters... one of the BEST additions I have made to my bike
The last few mornings commuting in to work. Temps in the low 30's. Having to let my hands cool off at stop lights... PRICELESS!
Using the throttle tube on the left side...its warmer than the right side!

I may pull the right side off and realign the heating pad so it matches the left. I installed it so the middle of the heat pad(where the wires attach) is on the bottom. The left side is just the opposite. Hence the reason the left is warmer than the right. Just need to figure out where to route the wires once I do that so they're not getting in the way.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:29 AM   #57740
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:40 AM   #57741
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Using the throttle tube on the left side...its warmer than the right side!

I may pull the right side off and realign the heating pad so it matches the left. I installed it so the middle of the heat pad(where the wires attach) is on the bottom. The left side is just the opposite. Hence the reason the left is warmer than the right. Just need to figure out where to route the wires once I do that so they're not getting in the way.
I used two two layers of heat shrink tubing on the left side. My right side grip might be a tad warmer, but they are very close to the same. I run both of my wires out the top. I ran the two wires on each side through a length of heat shrink tubing so the are one. On the throttle side I poked two small holes in the grip flange and zip tied the wires to the grip.
As far as wiring, I run the positive side through a relay so I can't kill the battery when I leave the toggle on. I also replaced the resistor with a thermal turn signal flasher.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:02 AM   #57742
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I used two two layers of heat shrink tubing on the left side. My right side grip might be a tad warmer, but they are very close to the same. I run both of my wires out the top. I ran the two wires on each side through a length of heat shrink tubing so the are one. On the throttle side I poked two small holes in the grip flange and zip tied the wires to the grip.
As far as wiring, I run the positive side through a relay so I can't kill the battery when I leave the toggle on. I also replaced the resistor with a thermal turn signal flasher.

If I remember correctly you have some pics of how you did the install. I can't search this thread for the life of me... Can you direct me to the post?? I want to do this mod in the near future.

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Old 04-17-2013, 01:05 PM   #57743
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Quick question for the video folks - do you use some kind of image stabilization on the stuff you post? I filmed my commute to and from work today. Both directions seemed like the camera was shaking quite a bit. Granted, the roads here aren't all that smooth. I had my GoPro mounted on top of my helmet with the curved adhesive mount, and the lowest profile adapter. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:32 PM   #57744
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Got the dash mostly squared away today. I might actually have this thing back on the trail sometime soon!
Hey ThumpnRed, I'm curious to know what thickness you used for your dash setup??? And have you noticed any vibrations from the dash? I.E. bouncing up and down? I'm still pre-planning my new dash and don't want to add to much weight but I do have to take into consideration the weight of my Zumo 450 and how far out in front of the bars it will be mounted....

Thanks!!!! And it looks great by the way!!!
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:33 PM   #57745
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If I remember correctly you have some pics of how you did the install. I can't search this thread for the life of me... Can you direct me to the post?? I want to do this mod in the near future.

Cheers,

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It'll take me longer to find it than it will to do it over.
Wiring diagram:

Not current, but what it looked like when first installed. The relay's bolted to the top triple:
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:27 PM   #57746
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It'll take me longer to find it than it will to do it over.
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Not current, but what it looked like when first installed. The relay's bolted to the top triple:
Nice work, Amigo.







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Old 04-17-2013, 06:13 PM   #57747
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:34 PM   #57748
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Hey ThumpnRed, I'm curious to know what thickness you used for your dash setup??? And have you noticed any vibrations from the dash? I.E. bouncing up and down? I'm still pre-planning my new dash and don't want to add to much weight but I do have to take into consideration the weight of my Zumo 450 and how far out in front of the bars it will be mounted....

Thanks!!!! And it looks great by the way!!!
1/8th inch. There isnt much weight on it so I dont worry about flex. It is rock solid... no noticeable vibration at all. I have had it at highway speeds and trail duty and it has done great with both.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:35 PM   #57749
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:13 PM   #57750
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Found some Pro Tapers?

Woods bend high, Pro Taper Aluminum Taperwall ..$50 bucks Never put on, Is this a good price, good alternative to Fly Bars? 1 7/8 or 1 1/8 ? I cant read the bar code, gonna seal the deal I guess
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