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Old 02-15-2012, 02:28 PM   #4666
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front disc brake

Front brake lever feels alittle stiff.....does it need bled?....bike stops well(as much as can be expected).Haven't seen any leaks.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:14 PM   #4667
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Front brake lever feels alittle stiff.....does it need bled?....bike stops well(as much as can be expected).Haven't seen any leaks.
Is the front caliper releasing all the way? You should check to see if the front wheel spins freely.

ps. What kind of bike do you have?

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Old 02-15-2012, 04:25 PM   #4668
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I'm still running the OEM trailwings,front is a tw31 and the rear is a tw34...do you folks run tire pressure as to what the manual states or do you go by the sidewall numbers...max pressure.This in regards to riding on thr road.
Manual or consensus of riders with same bike / tire set-up. Never sidewall.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:58 PM   #4669
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Is the front caliper releasing all the way? You should check to see if the front wheel spins freely.

ps. What kind of bike do you have?
09 TW200....wheel spins fine?.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:58 PM   #4670
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Manual or consensus of riders with same bike / tire set-up. Never sidewall.
Never sidewall even at max load?. The reason I ask this...I had a xr650L,used the manual recommended psi.....at the 600 mile check-up the mechanic said my tires were way to low(25psi,I think...he said they should be at least 30ish) can't remember what the sidewall read on the L.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:52 PM   #4671
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Never sidewall even at max load?. The reason I ask this...I had a xr650L,used the manual recommended psi.....at the 600 mile check-up the mechanic said my tires were way to low(25psi,I think...he said they should be at least 30ish) can't remember what the sidewall read on the L.
Same tire can be used on many different bikes. Max pressure on sidewall is for heaviest bike at heaviest load. Max pressure you should use on your bike is per Owner's Manual. For off pavement, you should run less pressure so tires absorb shock of small rocks and grip better on sand and loose dirt with a lower profile. On a DR650, I run down to 15 PSI. Trick is to run as low a pressure as possible without getting snakebite. That's when rim pinches tire and tube against a rock and leaves two little holes in the tube that look like snakebite. Exactly the same principle applies to mountain bicycles.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:09 PM   #4672
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A few pics of my KLX250S "touring" setup. Did a 730 mile weekend last fall, half street/half TAT in TN. Bike performed better than a 250 has a right to, will run 65mph (on gps) all day if needed.







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Old 02-15-2012, 09:16 PM   #4673
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That is a very cool setup!
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:03 PM   #4674
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A few pics of my KLX250S "touring" setup. Did a 730 mile weekend last fall, half street/half TAT in TN. Bike performed better than a 250 has a right to, will run 65mph (on gps) all day if needed.
Your bike looks great! Is that a Turbo City windshield? How well do you like your windshield?

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Old 02-15-2012, 10:09 PM   #4675
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A few pics of my KLX250S "touring" setup. Did a 730 mile weekend last fall, half street/half TAT in TN. Bike performed better than a 250 has a right to, will run 65mph (on gps) all day if needed.







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Great looking setup!

Tell me about your seat? Looks like you modified it or added something to the sides?
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:15 PM   #4676
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That's the sweetcheeks seat cover.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:37 PM   #4677
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That's the sweetcheeks seat cover.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:17 AM   #4678
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A few pics of my KLX250S "touring" setup. Did a 730 mile weekend last fall, half street/half TAT in TN. Bike performed better than a 250 has a right to, will run 65mph (on gps) all day if needed.







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Very nice setup indeed
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:32 AM   #4679
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Your bike looks great! Is that a Turbo City windshield? How well do you like your windshield?

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Allow me...that is a TCI windscreen that Dyno told me about in another forum. I ordered it, put in on and did a little 100 mi zip around the Anza Boreggo. Great coverage! I would suggest this windscreen without hesitation. Good thick quality and mounts up without any real fuss.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:39 AM   #4680
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Great looking setup!
Great looking. :greenwithenvy
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