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Old 10-13-2013, 04:38 PM   #82501
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Is it bad to drive my bike the way it is? With the fork alignment off? What damage can be done? Just until I get it fixed.
Twisted or bent forks will try to bind as the forks move through the travel. This could be a safety issue or it could increase wear by overloading the bushings. If you have to ride it go carefully and ride it as little as possible until it is put right.
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:05 PM   #82502
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I'm getting 108 miles exactly out of my stock tank before I have to hit reserve. Does this seem right? Also does anyone know from [bad] experience about how far I can go on reserve? Just for a reference point?
Reserve on the stock tank is 8/10 gallon. I ran mine down repeatedly, always hitting reserve and then depending on the 8/10 gallon mileage to get me to a station.

41 mpg seems low, are you bouncing off the rev limiter? What year, how many miles? Stock gearing (15/42)?

Just for reference:
Stock tank is 3.4 gallons (CA bikes are 3.2). Minus .8 = 2.6 gallons until reserve.
You're getting 41 mpg (108 / 2.6 gal = 41), so you can go 32 miles on reserve (41 x .8 = 32). Are ya feelin' lucky?

fwiw: I had the stock tank for 43k miles and I used this system for most of them. My mileage is better than yours, but I live, ride and am jetted for 6k + feet. I also treat the bike gently ().
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:14 PM   #82503
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These work well. No spill, one-way valve

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...ank-Vent-Valve
+1. I use one of these on the cap of my Safari tank. It even works fine with a Giant Loop Fandango tank bag.
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:17 PM   #82504
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Reserve on the stock tank is 8/10 gallon. I ran mine down repeatedly, always hitting reserve and then depending on the 8/10 gallon mileage to get me to a station.

41 mpg seems low, are you bouncing off the rev limiter? What year, how many miles? Stock gearing (15/42)?

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You're getting 41 mpg (108 / 2.6 gal = 41), so you can go 32 miles on reserve (41 x .8 = 32). Are you feelin' lucky?

fwiw: I had the stock tank for 43k miles and I used this system for most of them. My mileage is better than yours, but I live, ride and am jetted for 6k + feet. I also treat the bike gently ().
Yeah I had done the mpg math, and thought it was low. I am not extremely hard on the bike. I do ride around town a lot. Not stop and go, but around town traffic. I am at 200 ft above sea level (so sea level for all practical purposes). The bike is 100% stock with 1046 miles on it.
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:19 PM   #82505
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Thank you for the info on the reserve. The furthest I had pushed it so farwad 11 miles. And that had me nervous. Just because I worry a lot.
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:22 PM   #82506
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:27 PM   #82507
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Actual eh? Nice. What gearing you running? I'm not sure my top speed since I've always had bags on the bike which adds mucho drag, but with 100 actual in your case (46k miles) I wouldn't be surprised if you had a 70k mile motor since the rings and valves are obviously holdin tight Oil change interval? Valves needed any adjustment?
Gearing: Stock, although I switch over to 14 tooth CS when going off road.
Oil change interval: 3,000 to 4,000 miles
Oil choice: synthetic or motorcycle blend no particular brand
At each valves check, they have been within specifications

I do ride just about everyday which I think is important for the longevity of any vehicle because it keeps the universal corrosive solvent (water) from accumulating and damaging components.

I also ride mosting on payment in heavy traffic with speeds from 10 to 90 on a typical day. Lots of lane splitting.
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:31 PM   #82508
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With stock tank, I generally look to fill up at 100 miles and hit reserve by 120 miles.

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I'm getting 108 miles exactly out of my stock tank before I have to hit reserve. Does this seem right? Also does anyone know from [bad] experience about how far I can go on reserve? Just for a reference point?
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:47 PM   #82509
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Stock tank and carb set up. Hit reserve around 128 miles. 2012 model. Figure I'm good for another 30 on reserve but don't try to push it. Looking for gas once I hit 115 or so.

Acerbis Grey Tank is on the shopping list.
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:48 PM   #82510
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With stock tank, I generally look to fill up at 100 miles and hit reserve by 120 miles.
With the Safari I usually get about 350 miles before I hit the reserves.
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:51 PM   #82511
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With stock tank, I generally look to fill up at 100 miles and hit reserve by 120 miles.
I guess I'm not to far off then. This has been a process to figure (mpg, ect ) because I usually fill up my gas cans at one of the few stations that sell ethanol free gas and then fill up my bike from the gas cans.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:13 PM   #82512
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With my stock tank I'd hit reserve from 125-140 miles depending on how much fun I was having. I put the Acerbis tank on there and now I'm all cocky, just fill that bad boy up with a swimming pool of gas and ride all day. I don't even think about gas until I hit 200. Used to have to get gas every place I could out here, now I drive by gas stations and flip them off.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:27 PM   #82513
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With my stock tank I'd hit reserve from 125-140 miles depending on how much fun I was having. I put the Acerbis tank on there and now I'm all cocky, just fill that bad boy up with a swimming pool of gas and ride all day. I don't even think about gas until I hit 200. Used to have to get gas every place I could out here, now I drive by gas stations and flip them off.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:36 PM   #82514
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Carb Work



What the float adjustment looks like. Float is perfectly parallel but the measurement is not what I have seen it posted to be.

New emulsion tube
New needle, clip set in the middle
new slide and new guide

Carb completely rebuilt
Valves set with the Procycle feeler gauges
Two brothers pipe
91 octane fuel
1000' AST

157.5 Mikuni Main
Fuel screw 2.5 turns out

Results;

1/4 to WOT great. Good response up to rev limiter
occasional backfire separate from decel pop
1/8 to 1/4 throttle, lots of surge
Idle is nice after the bike gets warm. I'll put a tach on it to set the idle later in the week.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:39 PM   #82515
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Dont worry about the popping on decel.

Try another half turn out with the fuel screw.

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http://s1154.photobucket.com/user/Ge...tml?sort=3&o=2

What the float adjustment looks like. Float is perfectly parallel but the measurement is not what I have seen it posted to be.

New emulsion tube
New needle, clip set in the middle
new slide and new guide

Carb completely rebuilt
Valves set with the Procycle feeler gauges
Two brothers pipe
91 octane fuel
1000' AST

157.5 Mikuni Main
Mixture needle 2.5 turns out

Results;

1/4 to WOT great. Good response up to rev limiter
occasional backfire separate from decel pop
1/8 to 1/4 throttle, lots of surge
Idle is nice after the bike gets warm. I'll put a tach on it to set the idle later in the week.
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