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Old 04-30-2012, 09:18 AM   #23311
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Has anybody run the Pirelli XCMH in softer conditions, sand and soft singletrack specifically?
I've ran it for years and like it out here in San Diego where we have a mix of soft sand, hardpack and rocks. I ride Baja alot and its my first choice for down there. I also commute to work alot so log a bunch of slab miles. Right now I am running the XCMS just to give it a shot. My initial thoughts were that it would stick good but wear quick. So far I'm pretty impressed with both the handling and the wear. Its super soft and tacky. Im still not sold on it holding up in baja though, too many miles of knarly old beat up roads and rocks.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:19 AM   #23312
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I'm not good with electricity. Can you explain how to install the capacitor?


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An electrolytic capacitor has two connections + and -, you wire it into the system the same way a battery would be wired. - to the chassis and + to the positive battery cable.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:34 AM   #23313
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An electrolytic capacitor has two connections + and -, you wire it into the system the same way a battery would be wired. - to the chassis and + to the positive battery cable.
What size cap do you need to have to make the system function?
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:55 AM   #23314
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What size cap do you need to have to make the system function?

I just grabbed the largest 50V cap that Radio shack had (4700uF).. It worked. I don't know how small you can go. It wouldn't hurt to add some smaller ceramic caps to filter out any high frequency noise in the system.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:00 AM   #23315
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I have the AC 10 on the 610 and it's holding up very good! I've been on Mt rides and no chunking. I have tried to hurt this tire and I can't. The only thing that might take it down, is hard road riding...


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What size are you running?
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:23 PM   #23316
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What size are you running?
The biggest 18" they offer. I think it's 120-100-18. It's big, like the 140s are, but where it's shows the difference is in the hight ratio. Looks a little low profile, but very little. the AC 10 is next to a MT 16 140-80... How ever you slice it, it works great off road!


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Old 05-01-2012, 02:27 PM   #23317
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An electrolytic capacitor has two connections + and -, you wire it into the system the same way a battery would be wired. - to the chassis and + to the positive battery cable.
Will this allow the battery to charge normally?


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Old 05-01-2012, 03:31 PM   #23318
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Will this allow the battery to charge normally?


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Yes, if anything it'll help clean up the electrical system and protect the electronics.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:11 PM   #23319
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1Lunger, how long have you had that AC10 on the back of your 610? I would be not recommend one in a rear application. They hook well but do not last long.

As an illustration, I put AC10s (front and rear) on my little 30 hp, 220 pound KDX last year. I would guess it has done about 500 miles since then, mostly in NJ sand, but a few rides out in the PA mountain rocks and coal dirt. The front tire is still showing the "flip indicators," (meaning it's not even time to flip it around yet), while the rear has already been flipped and is pretty worn on the second side.

I think I am going to run an AC10 front on my 610, with a tougher rear, like the Maxxis IT Desert (on there now, works good) or the XCMH. Michelin Desert may be an option too.

Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad tire, but the life isn't great in the back.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:41 PM   #23320
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Just don't put it in with the polarity reversed. They tend to go bang.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:21 PM   #23321
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1Lunger, how long have you had that AC10 on the back of your 610? I would be not recommend one in a rear application. They hook well but do not last long.

As an illustration, I put AC10s (front and rear) on my little 30 hp, 220 pound KDX last year. I would guess it has done about 500 miles since then, mostly in NJ sand, but a few rides out in the PA mountain rocks and coal dirt. The front tire is still showing the "flip indicators," (meaning it's not even time to flip it around yet), while the rear has already been flipped and is pretty worn on the second side.

I think I am going to run an AC10 front on my 610, with a tougher rear, like the Maxxis IT Desert (on there now, works good) or the XCMH. Michelin Desert may be an option too.

Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad tire, but the life isn't great in the back.
I have 2 rides on it and I see wear, but not that bad. Maybe they changed the rubber compound? I'm not going crazy over tread life anymore. If I get a 5-6 good rides and have to spoon on a new one then so be it. As long as it works great while it works.


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Old 05-06-2012, 07:52 AM   #23322
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So I got 610 back from the dealer yesterday. It got new gaskets under warranty. I didn't need it, but I had them put a new cam chain, guide, tensioner, etc in also. They checked / set the valves and also reported back that the piston and the rest of the components look very good. The only thing I want to ask is, when you get your bike back from the shop after that kinda work, should they clean their grease finger prints of the bike or is it the norm to get it back looking like shit? The head guy at this shop is a good mechanic and I trust him, but the other guys are always new and don't know what their doing! They pinched the clutch cable between the radiator and put one of the skid plate mounts on the wrong tube. They also had the wires from the tank that clip to the frame in the wrong place. It's not right that I have to bring the bike home and spend 3 hrs going over it after work was completed by a dealer. I always do my own work and would have this time too, but it was a warranty job, so..
After this experience and my brothers bike coming back from the shop after 8 months, yes 8 long months, with out the insert in the pipe and skid plate missing, I'm never going to let a dealer work on another bike of mine! It sucks that people can't put a little more effort in to their work, especially when they work on and sell the high end bikes like Ducati, Husqvarna, Aprilia and always get a $20 tip when I pick the bikes up. That's my rant for the week. All and all I'm happy to have my fat girl back! The bike sounds and runs great! I plan on taking it on a romp today, now that it's all clean and shiny.

Edit: And they over filled it with oil. Only a little bit, but still, WTF

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Old 05-06-2012, 01:26 PM   #23323
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Just don't put it in with the polarity reversed. They tend to go bang.
Please be VERY careful with a large capacitor, they can kill you. I'd treat it like an airbag in a car, when servicing learn how to discharge the thing and just be super conscious of the fact that THEY CAN KILL YOU.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:38 AM   #23324
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Please be VERY careful with a large capacitor, they can kill you. I'd treat it like an airbag in a car, when servicing learn how to discharge the thing and just be super conscious of the fact that THEY CAN KILL YOU.
Is that whats in the back of old tv's? I tried to fix a tv years ago and got the shock of my life and it wasn't even plugged in! I really thought I was dead!


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Old 05-07-2012, 10:26 AM   #23325
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Is that whats in the back of old tv's? I tried to fix a tv years ago and got the shock of my life and it wasn't even plugged in! I really thought I was dead!


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Yep, they tend to put them right behind all of those "CAUTION! DANGER!" stickers
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