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Old 05-31-2011, 01:15 AM   #3091
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Thanks guys for the clarification. That gives me heaps of info to start fiddling around.

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Old 06-01-2011, 11:07 AM   #3092
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Anybody got a suggestion for some cheap ATV tank panniers that will fit this bike? I'm just looking for something cheap to hold a couple extra MSR fuel bottles occasionally.

Thanks!
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:39 AM   #3093
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Are you thinking of mounting atv tank panniers on the back of the bike, behind the seat? I hadn't thought of that, but it's a good idea if you can find some cheap. I'd be interested to know what you find. I saw some for a bicycle the other day, but they were too narrow.

In the meantime, working on a quick-release rack for my GL saddlebags.
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:51 AM   #3094
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Are you thinking of mounting atv tank panniers on the back of the bike, behind the seat? I hadn't thought of that, but it's a good idea if you can find some cheap. I'd be interested to know what you find. I saw some for a bicycle the other day, but they were too narrow.

In the meantime, working on a quick-release rack for my GL saddlebags.
I think the klr guys just mount the panniers on their tank. Maybe I should look into a milk create too! :)
I'm thinking rok straps to mount my new GL bag. They are quick release buckles.
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:51 PM   #3095
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I think the klr guys just mount the panniers on their tank. Maybe I should look into a milk create too! :)
I'm thinking rok straps to mount my new GL bag. They are quick release buckles.
I've seen these used. But although they look cheap, they are not what I would consider cheap.
http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-tank-panniers.html
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:36 PM   #3096
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Wolfman tank panniers.



http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Tank/tank_panniers.html
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:21 AM   #3097
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So... just got the first service done on the 520... valves where a little tight, but not too bad. Fixed the leak behind the output shaft. It has BLUE coolant, is this engine ice or does someone else make blue coolant? At 30.00 a bottle for Engine Ice I think it is going to get drained and replaced!
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:45 AM   #3098
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So... just got the first service done on the 520... valves where a little tight, but not too bad. Fixed the leak behind the output shaft. It has BLUE coolant, is this engine ice or does someone else make blue coolant? At 30.00 a bottle for Engine Ice I think it is going to get drained and replaced!
I just bumped my 525 EXC up to 565 cc so heat was an issue. I installed a 42mm Keihin carb in place of the 39mm stocker and I re-jetted it for a richer mix. That not only made the bike perform far, far better with no decel popping and no lean spots anywhere but it now runs cool enough that the fan no longer comes on, even when idling in traffic. So I too dumped the high dollar coolant and just run distilled water and Prestone at a 45/55 mix. It is not a problem finding Prestone but it is impossible to find the expensive stuff apart from a few motorcycle dealers.

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Old 06-02-2011, 04:20 PM   #3099
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I just bumped my 525 EXC up to 565 cc so heat was an issue. I installed a 42mm Keihin carb in place of the 39mm stocker and I re-jetted it for a richer mix. That not only made the bike perform far, far better with no decel popping and no lean spots anywhere but it now runs cool enough that the fan no longer comes on, even when idling in traffic. So I too dumped the high dollar coolant and just run distilled water and Prestone at a 45/55 mix. It is not a problem finding Prestone but it is impossible to find the expensive stuff apart from a few motorcycle dealers.

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Yeah, I broke down and bought a bottle of the expensive stuff, previous owner told me he had problems with heat at low speed until he changed over soo.....
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:36 PM   #3100
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Anybody got a suggestion for some cheap ATV tank panniers that will fit this bike? I'm just looking for something cheap to hold a couple extra MSR fuel bottles occasionally.

Thanks!
Wolfman has the E-10 saddle bags that work great on the bike. Will hold a pair of my size 13 shoes and then some if needed. Will hold two fuel bottles in one side. Way more secure than the ATV bags. I bought some Kolpin's from Academy for $15 but they suck.

Wolfman fuel bottle carriers are nice too.
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:59 PM   #3101
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Thanks for the info on the lights. I think I'm gonna go trailtech. Not astronomical pricing, looks good, simple install.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:01 PM   #3102
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Walmart and Tractor Supply both carry cheap ATv saddlebags.
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:48 PM   #3103
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Thanks for the info on the lights. I think I'm gonna go trailtech. Not astronomical pricing, looks good, simple install.
You thinking of going halogen or HID? I must say, if you are planning of doing any amount of serious night riding, the HID is really nice. I've talked with guys that got the TrailTech halogen that were not impressed. No personal experience tho.

Are you planning on a stator rewind/upgrade?
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:57 PM   #3104
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You thinking of going halogen or HID? I must say, if you are planning of doing any amount of serious night riding, the HID is really nice. I've talked with guys that got the TrailTech halogen that were not impressed. No personal experience tho.

Are you planning on a stator rewind/upgrade?
I have the HID, and it's great. But I was messing with a friends Halogen H2 a few nights ago, and I was impressed. Was by far the best Halogen dirt bike light I have used, a lot better then the BD stuff.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:07 PM   #3105
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525 for distance?

I had a 525 and loved the power for the short burst off road experience. It would do 104 mph with 2 tooth increase on the back sprocket but was really pushing it. I would say that 70 mph was comfortable for it and would seek to increase the oil capacity. I am not so sure I would try to push it at road speed across country though I think the stainless valved EXC can do ok. Funny story about my wife getting diesel in my premium can. I topped the tank three times on rather short rides with the diesel. I figure I had a 3/4 mix by time I figured out why it was starting hard and popping alot. Checked all the valves and compression with absolutely no issues...... keep the oil cool and you should be all set.
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