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Old 08-04-2012, 10:35 AM   #5641
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Cool2 chain life?

What are you guys getting out of your chain life? Thx
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:29 PM   #5642
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Heres new-for-me XC.



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Old 08-04-2012, 02:34 PM   #5643
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:27 AM   #5644
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:45 AM   #5645
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What are you guys getting out of your chain life? Thx
My experience is that the stock aluminum Sun-Star rear sprocket is shot in 6k-9k miles depending on care, and that's the end of your first chain.

I'm at 10k on an RK with steel sprockets and expect to get AT LEAST another 10k. (That's with Ed's cleaning/lubrication method using kerosene and 30 weight. He gets 40+k on the street!)

Somewhere around here Walter reported on his chain/sprocket life ...
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:32 AM   #5646
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appologies in advance...

I searched this and the other g650x thread and could not find the post that I know I have seen.

My handlebars twisted slightly in the top clamp. I put together a 2 foot extension bar and went at the left nut from below - no luck budging it. The right one is blocked by a metal tang when wheel is straight ahead on my lift table.

Absolutely no info on handlebar clamps in the CD service CD.

Can someone point me to the post with the "how to" for this fix.

PS Taking the bike to display it in an italian motorcycle show today
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:11 AM   #5647
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hi I have fitted a bigger rad on my bike after getting fedup of the fan coming on all the time . when it arrived they have given me 2 new filler caps were you put the coolant in . 1@ 0.9 bar 1@ 1.3 and i have the OEM 1@ 1.5 bar .what is the reason for this ? is 1 better than another ? so which 1 should I be using while touring round south america ?
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:48 PM   #5648
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hi I have fitted a bigger rad on my bike after getting fedup of the fan coming on all the time . when it arrived they have given me 2 new filler caps were you put the coolant in . 1@ 0.9 bar 1@ 1.3 and i have the OEM 1@ 1.5 bar .what is the reason for this ? is 1 better than another ? so which 1 should I be using while touring round south america ?
Not sure about the caps but I suppose that the higher rated cap will withstand a greater pressure and therefore greater temperature before boiling over. I'd be interested to hear more about your rad though, especially if it can be had cheaply. It doesn't look like it is the same one that the same of the UKGSer guys had made, was that by Pace or something I think?
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:46 AM   #5649
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hi yes my new rad is the pace one also but the newer version with the ali guard on it . the ali also helps with the cooling as it acts as a heat shunt if you like . now I can ride without the fan on all the time.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:56 PM   #5650
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My handlebars twisted slightly in the top clamp. I put together a 2 foot extension bar and went at the left nut from below - no luck budging it. The right one is blocked by a metal tang when wheel is straight ahead on my lift table.
Just saw your post. It sounds like you may have actually bent the bolts or the washers under the bolts, so post up a pic of your situation. The one of the right side of the top triple clamp requires you to put the bars at full lock left to get to the bolt.

From your PM, here's my answer so people can find a possible answer in the future:

When trailering, do not attach the tie-down straps to the handlebars. Attach them to the fork tubes, just above the lower triple clamp.

The quick way to straighten things out is to just push the bars back into place using the steering stops on the bike or bracing the front wheel against something. The right way is to loosen up the bolts underneath the top triple clamp and the bar clamps, straighten things out, then tighten it all down again.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:58 PM   #5651
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:20 PM   #5652
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Did you fashion that aux fuel tank?
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:39 PM   #5653
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Did you fashion that aux fuel tank?
Yes, mounted to side rack using aluminum plate and P-shaped clamps from hardware store.
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:39 PM   #5654
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Yes, mounted to side rack using aluminum plate and P-shaped clamps from hardware store.
That was a quick mod, you just rode that homefrom TedShred's last night, right?
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:36 PM   #5655
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That was a quick mod, you just rode that homefrom TedShred's last night, right?
Yup, wanted to take a ride this morning and had to extend the range with what I had in the garage.

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