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Old 03-30-2013, 06:32 AM   #16636
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I had a can of brake cleaner and gave it a good blast and it looks good The tire is brand new too, it has one ride on it. I'd rather not throw away $180.00 so I'll give it a good blast again with cleaner and go play in an empty parking lot to see if it feels funny or slips... A friend suggested after blasting it again a little buffing with a belt sander wouldn't hurt...
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:45 AM   #16637
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Thanks for the reply! I have the snap ring out already but won't pull the seal until I get a new one so the motor stays sealed. Well, kinda sealed I guess. I'll be sure to lube up the new one on the way in. Speaking of lubed up, I'm kinda surprised I didn't end up on my ass...never had this on a tire before...



And I was turning both right and left....
Wipe it off really well with xylene. Tire won't last long but at least it won't be a total write off.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:25 AM   #16638
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I had a question about gearing. I am running 15/43 and it seems gutless over 65mph. I was going down the highway at about 75 and it just seemed wound too high and not wanting to pull. I kicked it wide open hoping to pass some people but gave up. I weigh 175lbs, stock wheels with shinko 705, uncorked with aftermarket exhaust. What am I missing here? Should I swap to a 14 front, or do I need to rejet and put an aftermarket air filter in it?

I'm starting to wonder now. I think my bike is losing power, is this possible? I have no speedo so it's hard to judge. But I chased a friend down in their car and passed them easily at 65 a few weeks ago. Blew by them and kept adding it on. Is it possible the problem was a lot of wind? Bah, asking all these questions when I should just go ride it down the highway again. Maybe there was too much wind, or people were going a lot faster than I thought.

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Old 03-30-2013, 02:54 PM   #16639
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Tyre Clean

[QUOTE=Icelander-DR650;21068047]I had a can of brake cleaner and gave it a good blast and it looks good The tire is brand new too, it has one ride on it. I'd rather not throw away $180.00 so I'll give it a good blast again with cleaner and go play in an empty parking lot to see if it feels funny or slips... A friend suggested after blasting it again a little buffing with a belt sander wouldn't hurt...


A few KM's on a dry/dirt/gravel road wouldn't do any harm
Repeated us of chemicals would concern me re potential for degradation of the curing/compound in the tyres.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:58 PM   #16640
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Case saver wear




Looks like some wear/clearance issues on the case saver.
Is this normal with a 15T as marked or are there other geometry/suspension considerations with the MOTARD wheels
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:34 PM   #16641
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So i'm tossing around the idea of swapping on a MT-43 in Moab to use for the second half of the TAT. Does anyone have any personal experience running this tire on the XR loaded down? I plan on traveling light, but its still a big ol bike with a 210 lb rider + a good bit of gear.

We are not 100% sure we are going all the way to OR, but its possible.

Any theory on if that tire could make the whole rest of the trip if necessary?
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:27 PM   #16642
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RRP13 and jm-2008:

I was wondering about tire damage with chemicals....I might just use a spray readily available here called 'Spray 9' that I've used quite a bit and removes grease and tar without damaging the interior of vehicles. Thought I'd soak the tire and go at it with a plastic bristled brush. The advise of playing in the dirt will be exercised, sounds like a good idea, I've done this to new tires to get rid of the slippery surface they have.

I don't think the wear on the case saver is from geometry issues, the chain was a bit slack and was adjusted when the new tires went on. I'm thinking that the marks are from the loose chain making contact during hard acceleration and deceleration periods. The mark on the bottom during acceleration and the one on the top during deceleration... I could be wrong. I noticed it too and planned on cleaning up the marks and then watch for further indications of contact or wear.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:53 PM   #16643
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Only the CRF450R is EFI, not the X and neither are 6 spd.

As for skid plates, mine came with an Al and I have always used Al ones, but I just bought an Acerbis plastic one for my other bike and it is very nice. Lighter than Al and much thicker than the stock XRR unit. So far it has held up very well.
And neither are good for dual sport or as durable as the mighty 650.

And dat torque!
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:09 AM   #16644
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Warp9 Racing Radiators

Anyone running these Warp9 radiators.

http://www.warp9racing.com/accessories_radiators.html

They appear to be a ripoff of the Fuidyne. Any thoughts or experience?
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:55 AM   #16645
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Hi Lads! I just installed a set of new clutch plates (metal + friction plates, except for the inner smaller friction disc, which I had somehow missed) and now when I go hard, the engine revs, but the bike doesn't accelerate. Any idea why the clutch is slipping now? Is this normal until it's worn in or something? I've only gone about 20km on the new clutch so far.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I'm a bit new to this beast :)
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:36 AM   #16646
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Stop riding it there is something wrong. Take it apart and check your work. You will burn your new clutch up.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:25 AM   #16647
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Anyone running these Warp9 radiators.

http://www.warp9racing.com/accessories_radiators.html

They appear to be a ripoff of the Fuidyne. Any thoughts or experience?
those look like the same ones that are all over ebay.

I know there are a few diff guys running them. They sure are priced well. I'm currently debating picking up a set vs fluidyne
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:39 AM   #16648
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Stop riding it there is something wrong. Take it apart and check your work. You will burn your new clutch up.
This. There shouldn't be ANY slipping with new clutch parts.

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Old 03-31-2013, 12:12 PM   #16649
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those look like the same ones that are all over ebay.

I know there are a few diff guys running them. They sure are priced well. I'm currently debating picking up a set vs fluidyne
Most of the reviews about the fleabay ones are positive. Most negatives are the holes don't line up. I would hope Warp took care of this issue if they put their name on it!
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:36 PM   #16650
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those look like the same ones that are all over ebay.

I know there are a few diff guys running them. They sure are priced well. I'm currently debating picking up a set vs fluidyne
i think you should do it, be OUR Big Red Guinea Pig
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