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Old 04-28-2013, 02:27 AM   #25111
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I Finally got round to replacing my cam chain (this will be #3)

Anybody else broken a top motor mount? (broke right above motor) Anything I need to look into on the bottom to ensure the motor is aligned right?
When I first pulled my tank I noticed the top mount was loose, despite the nuts being the lock variety! This is just one of many often found loose bolt problems found ex factory on these bikes .... Luigi took a long lunch My guess yours may have been same and resulted in break. Check bottom mounts as well.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:15 AM   #25112
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Quick question on suspension, how do I interpret the +/- on the front forks?

Also, what is the red knob next to the choke for?

Can you tell I'm a noob??

Almost got it cleaned up and ready for a photo shoot....
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:29 AM   #25113
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Quick question on suspension, how do I interpret the +/- on the front forks?

Also, what is the red knob next to the choke for?

Can you tell I'm a noob??

Almost got it cleaned up and ready for a photo shoot....
It for dampening. - is faster, + is slower or harder / softer whatever you want to call it. + will make it harder, ie more dampening - will make it softer, ie less dampening.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:31 AM   #25114
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Those only control the compression stroke. Rebound dampers weren't put on the newer bikes. If you have rebound dampers they'll be on the bottom of the forks.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:32 AM   #25115
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Red knob?? Sorry, mines FI and I can't help with that.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:51 AM   #25116
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It for dampening. - is faster, + is slower or harder / softer whatever you want to call it. + will make it harder, ie more dampening - will make it softer, ie less dampening.
Okay, so if I'm doing motocross, I'd want to go toward the + and if I'm doing forest service roads/gravel trails I'd want to go toward the -
I think that's right...

I'll look on the bottom of the forks.

Red knob, maybe it's nitrous....
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:57 AM   #25117
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Take pic of the nitrous knob and send it to me. I might be able to tell you what it's for.

Btw, let me know how you do at the motox track with the 610. Lol
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:00 AM   #25118
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Take pic of the nitrous knob and send it to me. I might be able to tell you what it's for.
Yep, will do, it's next to the choke...and I think Duane told me what it was, but I was too excited and already thinking of this bike off road to hear what he said...
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:23 AM   #25119
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Yep, will do, it's next to the choke...and I think Duane told me what it was, but I was too excited and already thinking of this bike off road to hear what he said...
Hot start??
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:27 AM   #25120
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Black knob on carb is enrichener

Red knob is hot start
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:32 AM   #25121
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hot start?

Forgive my lack of knowledge, what does a "hot start" do?
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:18 AM   #25122
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When bike is hot they don't like to start. The enricher helps when cold and hot start helps when hot
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:21 AM   #25123
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When bike is hot they don't like to start. The enricher helps when cold and hot start helps when hot
Now I get it, that is really cool...I'm starting to like this bike!
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:52 PM   #25124
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You mean just the plate, not the frame itself, I hope. I'd just check alignment and make sure it's not being bent when torquing the bolts. Shim whichever side of it needs shimming, and you should be fine. Pre-bending things that are going to get vibrated a lot is a good way to promote failure.
Yeah the plate cracked right above the motor. what concerns me I guess is that there's a 1/32nd gap so it almost seems like ALL of the weight of the motor is on the top mount.

I guess I'll just have to get a new one and see how it fits.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:35 PM   #25125
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I've seen them wear that fast, they'll be fully wasted by 7,000 miles.
We are talking about the follower roller.

I just did mine for the first time - at 22,000 miles - maybe the bikes vary that much - or your riding style causes more wear.

Very easy to replace - don't forget the water pump gasket.
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