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Old 10-07-2012, 01:37 PM   #7726
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How are you gents removing it? Mine is really stuck in there.
Use a brass drift to get it started, then use a small pin punch to remove completely if it's still stuck.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:56 PM   #7727
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Use a brass drift to get it started, then use a small pin punch to remove completely if it's still stuck.
Make sure it's loose in the tangs before you start beating on it. If there's corrosion or gummy crap gluing it in, you could break one of the tangs and then have to throw away the carb.

Try gently grabbing the head on the right with some needlenose pliers and see if it will rotate. If not you'll have to try some carb cleaner to see if you can loosen it up.

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Old 10-07-2012, 04:37 PM   #7728
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Can anyone identify the red rubbery thing? And advise if it could be an issue why my suspension is sucking?

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As I was told further up in this thread, that the suspension is good for over 400 lbs, so I am trying to crank it up as high as I can. Does it actually hit a point it will stop? It seems to be turning but not increasing load.
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:42 PM   #7729
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Can anyone identify the red rubbery thing? .
Bump stop.
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:58 PM   #7730
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Bump stop.
That's what I figured... Wonder with how I ride how long before it is gone... I guess I better figure something out before tjis shock bottoms our with no bumpstop to save it.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:49 PM   #7731
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As I was told further up in this thread, that the suspension is good for over 400 lbs.
Are you referring to the bike plus rider weight?
If you are talking about 400lbs of rider(s) and gear you are way more optimistic then I about this little bike and the stock suspension.
Regardless of what the manual says, IMHO that is too much weight for any extended riding on the xt.
Just one mans opinion.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:00 PM   #7732
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Are you referring to the bike plus rider weight?
If you are talking about 400lbs of rider(s) and gear you are way more optimistic then I about this little bike and the stock suspension.
Regardless of what the manual says, IMHO that is too much weight for any extended riding on the xt.
Just one mans opinion.
I agree, the point made when the 400 lbs thing came up, was that my suspension must need more preload as I am 220-230 and it kept bottoming out. So I was trying to figure out how far to turn it as I was cranking and cranking with no change apparent.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:06 PM   #7733
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I agree, the point made when the 400 lbs thing came up, was that my suspension must need more preload as I am 220-230 and it kept bottoming out. So I was trying to figure out how far to turn it as I was cranking and cranking with no change apparent.
There isn't much preload adjustment available (maybe an inch, or less). Only so many threads.
Could you have turned the adjuster nuts/collars completely off the threads? Just guessing -- the last time I played with mine was quite awhile ago.

Or possibly stripped the threads?
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:52 PM   #7734
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Not sure if the only time I bottomed the rear hard was at high speed on road over a big sharp hidden bump. Iím about 190 lbs. On off road stuff itís clear that the suspension can use some help. Well, it ainít a MX bike.
I am wondering how CC is using his XT & if his shock is just old & worn out like me.

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Are you referring to the bike plus rider weight?
That would mean a 133 lb. rider.

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Old 10-08-2012, 04:27 AM   #7735
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Not sure if the only time I bottomed the rear hard was at high speed on road over a big sharp hidden bump. Iím about 190 lbs. On off road stuff itís clear that the suspension can use some help. Well, it ainít a MX bike.
I am wondering how CC is using his XT & if his shock is just old & worn out like me.


That would mean a 133 lb. rider.

Numbers per Yamaha;

Yep, the bike/manual says you can do it (403lbs). I just wouldn't! To each their own.

I was once a 133lbs --- 6th grade.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:45 AM   #7736
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Yep, the bike/manual says you can do it (403lbs). I just wouldn't! To each their own.
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Not sure if the only time I bottomed the rear hard was at high speed on road over a big sharp hidden bump. Iím about 190 lbs. On off road stuff itís clear that the suspension can use some help. Well, it ainít a MX bike.
I am wondering how CC is using his XT & if his shock is just old & worn out like me.


That would mean a 133 lb. rider.

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Yep, the bike/manual says you can do it (403lbs). I just wouldn't! To each their own.

I was once a 133lbs --- 6th grade.

Even at 230lbs, to get close to that max limit you are carrying 170lbs of crap. If you are carrying that much weight maybe you should consider leaving something behind. Maybe the kitchen sink or that 40lb sledge?
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:56 AM   #7737
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Even at 230lbs, to get close to that max limit you are carrying 170lbs of crap. If you are carrying that much weight maybe you should consider leaving something behind. Maybe the kitchen sink or that 40lb sledge?
I think it's more the way I ride and that maybe my shock has failed, then the weight. Maybe I should stop trying to keep up with guys on DRZs...
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:23 AM   #7738
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Maybe I should stop trying to keep up with guys on DRZs...

Actually, you should get them to follow you into the tight, hard stuff, instead of trying to keep up with them through the easy fast stuff!!

Teach em' how "top heavy" those beasts are.

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:40 AM   #7739
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Actually, you should get them to follow you into the tight, hard stuff, instead of trying to keep up with them through the easy fast stuff!!

Teach em' how "top heavy" those beasts are.

Yeah, I will give that a try just as soon as the XT can keep on front of them in the easy stuff.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:58 AM   #7740
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Yeah, I will give that a try just as soon as the XT can keep on front of them in the easy stuff.

You have a Hp disadvantage, but a height & weight advantage. They shine on the gravel roads, and the XT shines in the trails. That's why I said you need to get them to follow you into the tricky stuff.
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