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Old 09-17-2012, 11:03 AM   #24286
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I keep a set of vacuum hose line plugs around (look like little cones). Put a rag/paper towel under the fitting, and push in the cone quickly after disconnect. Minimal splash once you get the drill down.

On my IMS oversize tank (for a carb'd 610) I have 5 hose ends to disconnect. Plugs go into all of them to minimize drip, also to keep dirt out.
I close the crossover petcocks, take the hose off the left side and pull it to the right, then jamb that hose onto the leaky fitting. Usually I pull off the quick-connect and have my other index finger ready to cap it off, If you are expecting it you can get pretty quick at it and not spill. (much)
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:31 AM   #24287
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Mine only leaks what in in the fittings. I disconnect at the elbow that sits down close to the clutch housing and the other hose at the throttle body. Then just stand the tank up so it doesent run out the overflow. Never had to drain it.

On another note, I ordered the 8mm Goodridge Speedbleeders and the are way to small. I don't think the 10mm will be large enough either, looks like 12mm. Gonna keep looking around to see what I can find. Any ideas?
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:24 PM   #24288
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Thanks for the help!!

I appreciate the help, I'll grab some of the plugs and try all of the suggestions on in the shop..

I just got the bike and was taking it apart in the garage to make sure I was familiar with how things went together before the big ride this weekend.

I didn't want to be that guy who screwed it up for everyone else.

I'll stock up on the plugs and then I won't need them!

Thanks!
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:52 PM   #24289
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I have an 08 with FI so the routine to pull the tank is close the crossovers and pull the hose off the side you choose. Like the manual suggests, disconnect the 90 degree elbow first and swing it out of the way to get to the red disconnect which will have some pressure....sometime more than others..don't pull the outer (white) disconnect at the pump!!!

Anyway, the tank on and off routine is an ongoing thing right now with trying to get my TrailTech Vapor working right. My question goes out to those who have installed one. I posted awhile back with questions and read through the speedo thread. The speedo works fine off the stock cable and pickup. The tach is bouncing. I tried the recommended 5 wraps on the spark plug wire down to 1 wrap, no change. Moved the ground to battery, no luck. Isolated the pickup wire away from coil.....tank on and tank off....you know the drill....ideas anyone....

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Old 09-18-2012, 04:38 AM   #24290
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Note on putting the gas tank back on.....

..... If you put the one-way diaphragm valve on the vent hose the WRONG one-way, your bike will only run for about 3 minutes before starving for fuel....

Then you sit there like a tard fiddle fuking around for a few minutes....

... Then it will crank and ride for a few miles....

.. Then die again....

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Old 09-18-2012, 05:22 AM   #24291
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Ridge riding with the TE610...

In the Kootenay mountains in BC Canada last weekend. A perfect moment on my '07 TE610:
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:40 AM   #24292
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Just curious... what graphic do you have on your parachute? I mean, you must have had a safety parachute, right? A right-hand turn looked to have been a doozy!!!

Great footage!
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:07 AM   #24293
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In the Kootenay mountains in BC Canada last weekend. A perfect moment on my '07 TE610:
That is awesome! I want to come live where you are!
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:12 AM   #24294
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Note on putting the gas tank back on.....

..... If you put the one-way diaphragm valve on the vent hose the WRONG one-way, your bike will only run for about 3 minutes before starving for fuel....

Then you sit there like a tard fiddle fuking around for a few minutes....

... Then it will crank and ride for a few miles....

.. Then die again....


Is that what was happening on the River Run Sunday?
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:23 PM   #24295
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Regarding the petcocks, I've had two of them fail now. I'm going to make my own flange plates and put in a 1/4" npt to 90 barb coupling with shut offs. I did the same thing when I tapped the fuel pump manifold to get rid of the silly plastic 90's a few years ago. Now the crossover failed so I have to keep it closed at the moment which limits the fuel. It's a touch pricey ($24 per petcock and whatever it takes to make the flange) but I'll be able to just click and pull the tank. I'll do the same thing for the 950SE so that will be easier too.

I just hate gas spilling whenever I have to pull a fuel line
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:49 PM   #24296
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Just curious... what graphic do you have on your parachute? I mean, you must have had a safety parachute, right? A right-hand turn looked to have been a doozy!!!
I think the camera (Contour HD) makes it look like a sharper drop off than it really was. Either way it was a hell of a ride. I have done most of the big passes in Colorado and ridden the Moab region in Utah, all great areas to ride, but so is the stuff we have in BC & Alberta here in Canada. Looking forward to getting back up on that ridge next season.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:13 PM   #24297
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Finally got an Oscilloscope.

Some may remember the debate about running the TE with a capacitor..

I picked up a cheap surplus oscilloscope.

I probed the system at the positive battery terminal.

First, the battery is connected, then just the capacitor and finally the capacitor gets disconnected. You can see there's no built in filtering, the waveform goes to zero with each pole of the stator.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1x_w...zpLjmhzRk8hi3g
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:45 PM   #24298
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Some may remember the debate about running the TE with a capacitor..

I picked up a cheap surplus oscilloscope.

I probed the system at the positive battery terminal.

First, the battery is connected, then just the capacitor and finally the capacitor gets disconnected. You can see there's no built in filtering, the waveform goes to zero with each pole of the stator.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1x_w...zpLjmhzRk8hi3g
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:53 PM   #24299
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Seat Concepts cover and foam showed up today. Wish me luck.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:07 PM   #24300
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