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Old 11-15-2011, 10:46 AM   #56836
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I have the sprocket cover removed because it collects grass.....
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:08 AM   #56837
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I have thousands of miles, mostly offroad on the clip. I have no problems.
The sprocket finds it's happy spot as to alignment and it all works.

I have the sprocket cover removed and in a box in the garage, because it collects grass, mud and sticks if left on.
Is there a lot of slop in the sprocket when sitting still?
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:18 AM   #56838
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For several hours I have been trying to install the top NSU screw, with many different teqniques. It is not going in, period. the bolt wont thread through. i dont know what else to do. the threads are correct, bottom one goes in easy. there is just no possible way to install it with the clutch in the way. can i just yank the whole NSU system out of the bike? again, several hours on that bolt. it doesnt go in.
Yes. Some people DO remove the whole NSU setup, so they never have to worry about loose screws. You just won't have a neutral light in the dash anymore. I don't recommend letting the clutch out fast on the rare occasions that one uses neutral anyway. I never trust the light 100% either way.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:22 AM   #56839
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Here is my new Madstad 20" CR Shield in Dark Gray. It uses the TurboCity windshield brackets and the MadStad RoboBrackets to have a fully adjustable setup. It is set perfectly for me, almost at maximum height for my 6'4" large frame. I can see directly over the top of it as shown. Comfortable up to indicated 80mph and there is at least a 50% reduction in wind noise compared to no shield. I could feel a slight wobble around 70mph. Going to try a different front fender soon to see if that helps.







And the one thing I'm concerned with is the compatibility with bar risers which I was planning to do soon. Was hoping to go with the Anti-Vibration Rox Risers. If anyone can comment on whether or not you think they would work with this setup, that would be hugely helpful.

Some pics of the top mount:



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Old 11-15-2011, 11:22 AM   #56840
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I'm thinking of running a line from the battery to the cowling that will let me power several gadgets. Any thoughts on workable solutions?
Just put a properly-rated inline fuse or breaker as close as practicable to the battery. Run the line (heavy gauge) to a distribution/fuse block under the cowl. If you want it switched, use a relay, or several.

I try to use breakers when I have to do wiring on vehicles, BTW. I hate having to find/replace fuses, especially if I don't have a spare of the correct amperage rating with me.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:28 AM   #56841
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Is there a lot of slop in the sprocket when sitting still?
Side to side, it can move freely (in and out on the countershaft) but only as far as the clip allows outward and the engine collar inwardly. It doesn't have any more rotational slop than a sprocket attached in stock fashion.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:32 AM   #56842
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thanks. looks like an 18" would be better for those under 6'.


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Here is my new Madstad 20" CR Shield in Dark Gray. It uses the TurboCity windshield brackets and the MadStad RoboBrackets to have a fully adjustable setup. It is set perfectly for me, almost at maximum height for my 6'4" large frame. I can see directly over the top of it as shown. Comfortable up to indicated 80mph and there is at least a 50% reduction in wind noise compared to no shield. I could feel a slight wobble around 70mph. Going to try a different front fender soon to see if that helps.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:38 AM   #56843
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For several hours I have been trying to install the top NSU screw, with many different teqniques. It is not going in, period.
Many others have done this successfully, so it's doable. Is the bottom bolt completely loose? If it's making contact with the switch, it may be pulling it crooked.
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the bolt wont thread through. i dont know what else to do. the threads are correct, bottom one goes in easy.
Switch the bolts, there may be a burr on the one that won't start. Be careful, there's a small pin and spring between the switch and engine case. There's nothing holding them in other than the switch.
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there is just no possible way to install it with the clutch in the way. can i just yank the whole NSU system out of the bike? again, several hours on that bolt. it doesnt go in.
I forgot to plug in my NSU connector (under the seat) when I replaced my shock. The bike wouldn't run with the kickstand down, IIRC. That became a pain in the butt, so, no I wouldn't remove the NSU assembly.

Would this help? Hex heads are easier to start with your fingers.

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Old 11-15-2011, 12:03 PM   #56844
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You're smart to carry parts. There are lots of places in the world where you can't get a tire, much less a clutch cable. You won't find a motorcycle shop out in the middle of Uzbekistan and ordering parts can take weeks. When we went from Europe to Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakstan etc. we carried a bunch of stuff- mostly small but stuff that you might expect to wear out.

Your list is a good start. I would add:
brake pads, front and rear
fork seals
spark plugs
2 spare tubes
spare headlight, taillight bulbs
clutch lever
brake lever
gas line filters
2 oil filters & spare o rings
spare oil drain plug and washer
fuses
carb parts- orings and jets
chain master links
valve adjust tools
spark plug gap tool
second air filter (switch them and clean at your leisure)
nuts, bolts, washers

All of this might add 5 pounds to your load but doesn't take up too much room.

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That all makes sense to me with the exception of clutch / brake levers, but I've seen a lot of people include them in their packing lists. What's the failure mechanism for them? Do they frequently snap in crashes?
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:29 PM   #56845
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That all makes sense to me with the exception of clutch / brake levers, but I've seen a lot of people include them in their packing lists. What's the failure mechanism for them? Do they frequently snap in crashes?
Frequently, probably not; occassionally, very likely. Think about the hassle of riding with either the clutch or brake lever broken. Then add that you're in a foreign country and the next motorcycle shop may be in a shed with a dirt floor. My spare set weighs 6 oz.
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:38 PM   #56846
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You might be that guy.
Working as a motorcycle mechanic for years I've been "that guy" many times.
There was the time a wheel came in to be trued but some idiot previous owner had used red locktite on the spoke nipples. What should have been a quick $25 truing job turned into a $160 complete relace job.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:32 PM   #56847
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Frequently, probably not; occassionally, very likely. Think about the hassle of riding with either the clutch or brake lever broken. Then add that you're in a foreign country and the next motorcycle shop may be in a shed with a dirt floor. My spare set weighs 6 oz.
Even in the US they can be very handy. I keep a spare of each that I picked up on ebay cheap zip tied to the frame of my XR under the seat. Couple years ago we were out in Colorado headed up Mosquito Pass. One rider on a BMW XChallenge went over the side and it broke off his clutch lever. Storms were looming and we were a long way from any help. On a chance we tried the Honda spare on the BMW and it worked! The little nubbin that activates the safety switch wasn't in the right place but he could work the clutch. Got him off the hill.

Bottom line is they're cheap and light and can be stored in many out of the way places on the bike until needed.

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Old 11-15-2011, 01:32 PM   #56848
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. . . some idiot previous owner had used red locktite on the spoke nipples . . .



I bet you weren't laughing at the time!
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:46 PM   #56849
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Even in the US they can be very handy. I keep a spare of each that I picked up on ebay cheap zip tied to the frame of my XR under the seat. Couple years ago we were out in Colorado headed up Mosquito Pass. One rider on a BMW XChallenge went over the side and it broke off his clutch lever. Storms were looming and we were a long way from any help. On a chance we tried the Honda spare on the BMW and it worked! The little nubbin that activates the safety switch wasn't in the right place but he could work the clutch. Got him off the hill.

Bottom line is they're cheap and light and can be stored in many out of the way places on the bike until needed.

John
Ok, I'm convinced. Thanks guys.
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:02 PM   #56850
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heads up on your rear pelican on the ebay bbq rack. the supports on my rack snaped between the the 2 through bolt locations (horizontal top round support bar where the rack bolts to). not sure what you did but i drilled & bolted through the pelican to match the rack bolt points through the supports (i also drilled to rear wards ones and through the rack frame and attached w/ nuts). i used stainless button heads and those forward bolts snapped from the leverage weight and then the supports then snapped. use grade 12.5 bolts. i'm rewelding the supports and adding a cross brace to create a strong triangle. those supports are not that strong.


you also mentioned high speed weave. guy in the touring thread had a parabellum and said the same thing so maybe it's a big screen issue for the bike.

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Here is my new Madstad 20" CR Shield in Dark Gray. It uses the TurboCity windshield brackets and the MadStad RoboBrackets to have a fully adjustable setup. It is set perfectly for me, almost at maximum height for my 6'4" large frame. I can see directly over the top of it as shown. Comfortable up to indicated 80mph and there is at least a 50% reduction in wind noise compared to no shield. I could feel a slight wobble around 70mph. Going to try a different front fender soon to see if that helps.







And the one thing I'm concerned with is the compatibility with bar risers which I was planning to do soon. Was hoping to go with the Anti-Vibration Rox Risers. If anyone can comment on whether or not you think they would work with this setup, that would be hugely helpful.

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