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Old 12-16-2012, 02:15 PM   #4321
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As in your link, it's not more brittle, it would be if the carbon content was higher

It lacks a bit in tensile and shear strength though indeed asfaik (and some other minor deficiencies under dynamic or thermal load ). On the other hand, there's not toomuch stress on a sprocket bolt that's only job is to keep the sprocket from sliding off. The real forces are, or should be, on the contact with the axle. I think that in general (I'm glad I live in Europe, not US, or else I would have probably 15 lawyers on my back by late tonight ), the oem safety factors taken into the equation, there is no harm to replace a lot of the 8.8 grade bolts by proper A2-70 ss.
I did not replace the counter sprocket bolt because of its lack of strength, I replaced it so I did not have to carry another socket in my tool kit. I was already carrying the allen wrench for it, to check tightness or swap it out with a different size one.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:33 AM   #4322
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KTM nuts for the rear axel

OK I have the 2 KTM 27mm axle nuts in hands, but I am 6000 km away from the mc at this moment. Somebody would be kind enough to give me the diameter of the washer that fits right under this nut on the rear axle, so that I can reduce the diameter of the shoulder? thanks
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:36 PM   #4323
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I don't know the washer size. I bought a KTM nut and turned it this past weekend. My $16 Harbor Frt caliper reads 1.185 in, or 30.1mm, for the finished part. I have not fit the nut to the axle yet. I took the measurement off the factory nut, before turning, while still mounted to the bike.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:09 PM   #4324
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Just over a week ago I picked up ABS X-C with 1,300 Miles. I took it out and got some mud on it. When I washed it I saw where the water fills and settles in the lower shock bolt tunnel. A bit of fear crept in after reading swing arm bearing nightmares. I removed the shock mount and liberally applied anti seize, then greased both right and left swing arm pivots. Both sleeve / pivots appeared to be void of grease. The left side had water from washing with a soft brush and a garden hose. That can't be good.
I didn't completely remove the swing arm or needle bearings. All three screws, on the right side, came out easy and got a dose of anti seize. I also plugged the shock bolt tunnel with a blue wine cork. I have no idea where the cork came from, it was in my box of junk. Perfect fit. Thanks for the Heads UP!
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:35 PM   #4325
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Just over a week ago I picked up ABS X-C with 1,300 Miles. I took it out and got some mud on it. When I washed it I saw where the water fills and settles in the lower shock bolt tunnel. A bit of fear crept in after reading swing arm bearing nightmares. I removed the shock mount and liberally applied anti seize, then greased both right and left swing arm pivots. Both sleeve / pivots appeared to be void of grease. The left side had water from washing with a soft brush and a garden hose. That can't be good.
I didn't completely remove the swing arm or needle bearings. All three screws, on the right side, came out easy and got a dose of anti seize. I also plugged the shock bolt tunnel with a blue wine cork. I have no idea where the cork came from, it was in my box of junk. Perfect fit. Thanks for the Heads UP!
i would also replace the 3 M5 button head bolts with cap heads!
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:14 PM   #4326
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Having a great ride in Baja so far. Only issues are cool temps, high winds, and my *%%$#%#'n Remus Titanium exhaust cracking. Looks like I'll probably blow the end off of it in a day or two.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:57 PM   #4327
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Having a great ride in Baja so far. Only issues are cool temps, high winds, and my *%%$#%#'n Remus Titanium exhaust cracking. Looks like I'll probably blow the end off of it in a day or two.
Is the end of it a carbon fiber cap or titanium? Any idea how it cracked? That sucks, btw...

Glad to hear you are having a blast south of the border...
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:58 AM   #4328
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Having a great ride in Baja so far. Only issues are cool temps, high winds, and my *%%$#%#'n Remus Titanium exhaust cracking. Looks like I'll probably blow the end off of it in a day or two.
How's the KTM tank working out for you?
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:16 AM   #4329
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Having a great ride in Baja so far. Only issues are cool temps, high winds, and my *%%$#%#'n Remus Titanium exhaust cracking. Looks like I'll probably blow the end off of it in a day or two.
had the same issue, i temporarily fixed it with a metric ton of JB Weld and a Negro Modelo can. I also used a O clamp. Worked for a few weeks.....and you might just be able to find all of that in Baja!
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:28 AM   #4330
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Anyone have a silver clutch lever laying around? I saw the index that I can buy a Suzuki lever but it doesn't make contact with the clutch sensor. Is that a big deal? I try and not start the bike in gear anyway.


*EDIT* - Would this be the one?

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Old 12-21-2012, 11:16 AM   #4331
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How's the KTM tank working out for you?
The KTM/Yamaha tank is doing fine. It stayed on through the 50 miles of whoops and sand yesterday.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:20 AM   #4332
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Having a great ride in Baja so far. Only issues are cool temps, high winds, and my *%%$#%#'n Remus Titanium exhaust cracking. Looks like I'll probably blow the end off of it in a day or two.
Have fun dude ... FWIW i ditched my Remus a couple of years back after it opened up on me
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:28 AM   #4333
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Oil Cooler ready for Rotax bikes

This is a cross post in case some of you guys missed it on my XC build thread.

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Had a fair few questions this year about the oil cooler prototype from Terry Brown that Terry and I were running in Siberia this year ... the round cylindrical thing where the oil filter cap normally lives.



Well the legendary Stephan Scheffelmeier is now set to begin producing a batch, improved and refined from the prototypes we had, to his normal fantasy quality and will kick start the CNC machine for it once there are an initial 20 takers.

In return for being one of the initial 20, he is offering a 20% discount, for a price of 114.24 EUR.

The oil cooler adds a couple hundred ccs to your oil capacity (2.5 litres) and by both increasing oil volume and by proving a finned cooling chamber to reduce the temperature of the oil, the level of protection for the engine is significantly enhanced. One of the very few causes of failures on this engine under rallying conditions is main bearing failure, due to the oil getting too hot under extreme conditions to maintain adequate lubrication to the main bearings. This is compounded by being behind bashplates that cut off or restrict airflow to the bottom of the engine.

Increasing the volume also increases the service life of the oil, meaning cleaner, better lubricating oil at any given amount of mileage.

For me personally, fitting some sort of oil cooler has been a goal for several years, both to increase capacity and to cool the oil. But there was never an easy or economical way to do it ... until Terry hit upon his simple solution. Rather than 500-600 EUR for an oil radiator,plus plumbing, plus finding some way to tap into the oil circuit twice, this simple easy solution has done exactly what I wanted something to do ... offer both cooling and extra capacity for the oil that is simple to fit and use and is very affordable (much cheaper than I thought it would turn out to be). To get it manufactured with Scheffelmeiers quality is the icing on the cake.

They have just a few days ago been put up on his website ... now at http://www.bashplates.de/BMW-G-650-X...u21b3b26lovha6
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:13 AM   #4334
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This is a cross post in case some of you guys missed it on my XC build thread.

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Had a fair few questions this year about the oil cooler prototype from Terry Brown that Terry and I were running in Siberia this year ... the round cylindrical thing where the oil filter cap normally lives.



Well the legendary Stephan Scheffelmeier is now set to begin producing a batch, improved and refined from the prototypes we had, to his normal fantasy quality and will kick start the CNC machine for it once there are an initial 20 takers.

In return for being one of the initial 20, he is offering a 20% discount, for a price of 114.24 EUR.

The oil cooler adds a couple hundred ccs to your oil capacity (2.5 litres) and by both increasing oil volume and by proving a finned cooling chamber to reduce the temperature of the oil, the level of protection for the engine is significantly enhanced. One of the very few causes of failures on this engine under rallying conditions is main bearing failure, due to the oil getting too hot under extreme conditions to maintain adequate lubrication to the main bearings. This is compounded by being behind bashplates that cut off or restrict airflow to the bottom of the engine.

Increasing the volume also increases the service life of the oil, meaning cleaner, better lubricating oil at any given amount of mileage.

For me personally, fitting some sort of oil cooler has been a goal for several years, both to increase capacity and to cool the oil. But there was never an easy or economical way to do it ... until Terry hit upon his simple solution. Rather than 500-600 EUR for an oil radiator,plus plumbing, plus finding some way to tap into the oil circuit twice, this simple easy solution has done exactly what I wanted something to do ... offer both cooling and extra capacity for the oil that is simple to fit and use and is very affordable (much cheaper than I thought it would turn out to be). To get it manufactured with Scheffelmeiers quality is the icing on the cake.

They have just a few days ago been put up on his website ... now at http://www.bashplates.de/BMW-G-650-X...u21b3b26lovha6
Great idea!

What's the heat rejection capability in BTU's per hour?

How much weight?
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:02 AM   #4335
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i would also replace the 3 M5 button head bolts with cap heads!
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