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Old 03-02-2013, 12:55 AM   #33496
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I reckon next time bring a chainsaw and get it out of your way once and for all?
+1 I carry a saw with me now...

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Old 03-02-2013, 02:29 AM   #33497
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+1 I carry a saw with me now...

Looks like nice dirt, anyway.
Where was it at?
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:53 AM   #33498
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Looks like nice dirt, anyway.
Where was it at?
Colorado. I forget the trail number...I'll have to dig it up. ;)
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:39 AM   #33499
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I couldn't turn around on the trail (and didn't want to) and had no way of getting past this tree while on a very very steep mountain side so I decided to go underneath the tree. ;)
Corona 10" folding puning saw. I carry one of these everywhere... about $20 at an ACE Hardware. Packs small, lightweight. You can actually cut a tree this size or a little larger, though it might require a notch cut. Has gotten me out of the woods on at least a half-dozen occasions.



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Old 03-02-2013, 07:41 AM   #33500
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Having run the 120 and 100 trackmaster, I vastly preferred the 100.

Bike turns easier on the trail and you lose less power to the weight and larger diameter.
Turns out the 100/100-18's are $11 cheaper and the dealership is gonna let me return them
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:06 AM   #33501
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Alright, I think I've gone and done something stupid. I decided to cut down the whale tail a bit.. you know, so I'd be cool. Anyway, I managed to cut a wire bundle (yellow and a black wires) while I was sawing blindly away. The bundle is the one that comes out of the tail light, and then goes along the back of the tail light to the right side of the bike. As far as I can tell that bundle didn't go anywhere, but that doesn't make sense (certainly doesn't go anywhere now...). I've lost the brake light (normal tail light still works), bike still starts, blinkers still work, headlight doesn't turn on until after it's running (I can't remember if it was always like that). All the fuses seem OK. I guess it's possible that I lost the brake light awhile ago and just haven't noticed.

I might have to post pictures tomorrow, but I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction without them.
I'm pretty sure that one is for the license plate light, and if your new tail light has one (mine does) then yellow/black won't be used. YMMV.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:55 AM   #33502
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I couldn't turn around on the trail (and didn't want to) and had no way of getting past this tree while on a very very steep mountain side so I decided to go underneath the tree. ;)
I see a better way of getting around that log.... get some speed, load the suspension and......fly off that natural ramp right there !!

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Old 03-02-2013, 09:44 AM   #33503
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And it only took 3'21" to get under the tree.........oh, wait.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:15 AM   #33504
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Safari tank question

I just finished the install of the Safari tank and poured about 3/4 gallon of fuel to start the engine and make sure there were no leaks. Some of this fuel went directly in the fuel pump reservoir and some of this fuel went into the wings.

The bike ran fine until the fuel that was in the reservoir ran out. It appears that the vacuum pump is not pulling fuel from either wing.

I checked to make sure that the vacuum line to the tank has suction and it does.

What should I look at next?

There is about 2-3" of fuel sitting at the bottom of each wing.

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Old 03-02-2013, 11:51 AM   #33505
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I see a better way of getting around that log.... get some speed, load the suspension and......fly off that natural ramp right there !!

Maybe the video doesn't portray how steep the side of the mountain is and how you would have been in a valley about 100 feet below if you moved even 1 ft to the right.

The camera is level most of the time so when you see those angles...they are real. The angle of the tree across the trail is actually less than the slope of the side of the mountain.

I should have done a wrap around shot with the camera so you can get an idea of how steep the mountain was...

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Old 03-02-2013, 11:58 AM   #33506
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Corona 10" folding puning saw. I carry one of these everywhere... about $20 at an ACE Hardware. Packs small, lightweight. You can actually cut a tree this size or a little larger, though it might require a notch cut. Has gotten me out of the woods on at least a half-dozen occasions.



+1 I carry a saw with me now...

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Old 03-02-2013, 12:08 PM   #33507
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>"Turns out the 100/100-18's are $11 cheaper and the dealership is gonna let me return them "

They are pretty small... you'll see when you get them on the rims.
The WR260R comes with 120 size tires.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:14 PM   #33508
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I pulled one of the fuel lines out of the tank and closed off the end with my finger. Fuel started moving up the other end and dumped on the fuel pump.

I then reassembled that side and put it back in its place.

Now fuel appears to be coming up both sides and filling the reservoir.

I should be good correct?

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I just finished the install of the Safari tank and poured about 3/4 gallon of fuel to start the engine and make sure there were no leaks. Some of this fuel went directly in the fuel pump reservoir and some of this fuel went into the wings.

The bike ran fine until the fuel that was in the reservoir ran out. It appears that the vacuum pump is not pulling fuel from either wing.

I checked to make sure that the vacuum line to the tank has suction and it does.

What should I look at next?

There is about 2-3" of fuel sitting at the bottom of each wing.

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Old 03-02-2013, 12:44 PM   #33509
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14/52 sprocket combo installed today, and now my chain guard and chain guide interfere with the sprocket/chain. Raising the guard is easy, but what about the chain guide? Do you just run the wheel slightly to the rear with a longer chain, or how did you deal with the chain guide and the large, 52 sprocket?

One more think, please. The rear spacers are different size. Which one goes to what side? I reinstalled it the way it was when the bike arrived, but it doesn't seem right. The shorter one is on the caliper side, the longer one on the sprocket side.


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Old 03-02-2013, 12:47 PM   #33510
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I pulled one of the fuel lines out of the tank and closed off the end with my finger. Fuel started moving up the other end and dumped on the fuel pump.

I then reassembled that side and put it back in its place.

Now fuel appears to be coming up both sides and filling the reservoir.

I should be good correct?
BA,

That's just the cost of doing business, it's less than a quart of fuel and the pickups won't get every last drop so don't worry about it. My Safari does the same thing.
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