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Old 07-04-2012, 12:50 PM   #66706
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Spent a weekend camping in the Pennsylvania mountains, riding dirt, rock and mud trials.
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Changed the tires Sunday night. Wow, I didn't pinch a tube this time! Snap on fat bags and a small windshield and do a 1300 mile tour through Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont and New Hamshire.


Geez poppa, I just got back from 2 days riding in central PA. We were in Bald Eagle SF,near State College for the 7 Mtns D/S. nice area.
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:17 PM   #66707
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I have a horn again(nice and loud low 138db),but i don't think the bracket will hold up very long.Need to find/make something better.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:42 PM   #66708
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It's still 102 degrees here at 6:30pm but I managed to get some mods done, anyway. Lots of sweat equity involved in any task, today. I mounted the Shinko 244s front and back, hardwired a handlebar mount for my Zumo 550 and XM radio puck, and mounted the Pelican top box. Probably ordering the SW Motech pannier racks within the next week or two to get the side boxes mounted.

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Old 07-04-2012, 03:54 PM   #66709
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Geez poppa, I just got back from 2 days riding in central PA. We were in Bald Eagle SF,near State College for the 7 Mtns D/S. nice area.
Did you mean the Alt Riders event out of Woodward? That's the one I was on. I live in State College.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:24 PM   #66710
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I hate to ask this but what the heck

Are the side stand and clutch switches normally open or normally closed switches?

Or to put it another way, can I just pull the wires, or do I need to connect them together after I pull them off the switches?

Thanks,

Jon...

PS: At least I did not ask an oil question
I just took the 2 wires that went to the connector on each, and cut the connector off and then used a Skotchlok communications Gel filled connector to join them together.

That way it's water tight and sorted for good.

I don't know if you guys use them in the US, I'd assume you would. Should be available at electronics stores. I do comms work so I had a toolbox with dozens floating around in it.



These are crimped on using a fancy set of parallel crimps, but pliers will suffice.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:43 PM   #66711
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Or to put it another way, can I just pull the wires, or do I need to connect them together after I pull them off the switches?
The clutch switch wires go to a male and female bullet connectors under the headlight fairing.
Unplug the wires coming from the clutch switch to each of those bullets then plug the two they went to back together.

The side stand reed switch green plug is the same on most Suzukis.
all it needs is bridging.

Once again you have to wonder if it is worthwhile powering the ignition coil off a switched relay direct from the battery.





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Old 07-04-2012, 05:20 PM   #66712
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What model folding KTM mirrors are the ones everyone seem to like?
I know they have been discussed here before. I'm trying to search, but...... the search function throws out KTM

Google "KTM FAR mirrors".
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:37 PM   #66713
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What model folding KTM mirrors are the ones everyone seem to like?
I know they have been discussed here before. I'm trying to search, but...... the search function throws out KTM

Russ, there's a thread in Vendors that has them. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=357336
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:27 PM   #66714
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Ive had them (ktm mirrors) on every bike I had now for quite sometime Rusty. I recomend them for sure.
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:59 PM   #66715
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Did you mean the Alt Riders event out of Woodward? That's the one I was on. I live in State College.
No, PATRA
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:59 PM   #66716
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Cam Chain Tensioner Reinstall HELP!!! Guru's Needed!

Hello. I took out the CCT to do some other work. Stupidly I did not mark which side was up. Don't even know if matters but looking at it the top and bottom are different. Here is a pic I borrowed of the net. This one shows the long "slit" if you will, and the other internal side does not have that. Which side goes up?? My belief is the side in the picture shown goes down. Also, had to turn the motor to TDC with the tensioner out. This was done slowly. Just want to make sure this didn't effect the timing by jumping teeth as I have heard!!!!! Think it's fine but I am new to mechanics. Any info would help. Thanks!
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:02 PM   #66717
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Russ, there's a thread in Vendors that has them. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=357336
Thanks Steve. That's what I was looking for. Thanks also Frank, for the vote of confidence in the product.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:23 PM   #66718
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Must be the new model DR.

It's a personal thing. I hate bullet connectors with a passion.

I use water proof crimps. Never had one fail yet. Plenty of bullet connectors have caused issues though.

There's another little item I like using a lot



When you want to join it and never ever think about it again, or ever have to "fault find" it.

It's a heat shrink sleeve with solder in it, and glue on either end.

edit: whoops, that's the crimp version....hang on...


You carry a little spare wire, some heat shrink solder connectors, and one of those little butane blow torch lighters. No electrical job too big on the bike then.

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Old 07-04-2012, 08:08 PM   #66719
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No, PATRA
Oh yeah, I knew that was going on too. Yeah, lots of good riding still around here, even with land closures. I grew up riding the strip mines and road cuts of PA. Back then you could also ride the state forests about anywhere you pleased. 'Course I can understand why that couldn't be allowed today... population growth and the advent of ATV's.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:26 PM   #66720
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Hello. I took out the CCT to do some other work. Stupidly I did not mark which side was up. Don't even know if matters but looking at it the top and bottom are different. Here is a pic I borrowed of the net. This one shows the long "slit" if you will, and the other internal side does not have that. Which side goes up?? My belief is the side in the picture shown goes down. Also, had to turn the motor to TDC with the tensioner out. This was done slowly. Just want to make sure this didn't effect the timing by jumping teeth as I have heard!!!!! Think it's fine but I am new to mechanics. Any info would help. Thanks!
Since the body is asymetrical the bolt holes may not line up if you have it upside down.
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