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Old 04-03-2011, 10:38 AM   #7966
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what are peoples thoughts on running a fan ?


i have opted to running the heat wrap instead of a fan and have not found a great need for one, my riding style (apart from ) is in the 20 80 k speed range and as I have pretty well finished the rebuild am not finding any real heat issues, I am still running the stock tank tho, that will change when spare dosh comes my way

I dont run a temp gauge either, have considered one but think that you can also go to far in farkling these things up ...... just the normal protection bits for those long rides that will come along my way sooooon
I run the KTM fan, turn it on on very hot summer days when you are crawling around or stuck in city traffic getting to the trail. But i run the AceWell computer and have the temp gage hooked up to know the temp...I don't think knowing the temp is too much farkling.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:31 AM   #7967
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what are peoples thoughts on running a fan ?


i have opted to running the heat wrap instead of a fan and have not found a great need for one, my riding style (apart from ) is in the 20 80 k speed range and as I have pretty well finished the rebuild am not finding any real heat issues, I am still running the stock tank tho, that will change when spare dosh comes my way

I dont run a temp gauge either, have considered one but think that you can also go to far in farkling these things up ...... just the normal protection bits for those long rides that will come along my way sooooon
When mine was rebuilt the shop pointed out that my head was warrped, he attributed it toward ovetheating. That was before temp gauge, now I have a gauge and a fan and turn it on when water temps are above 200 cause stat is open.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:54 AM   #7968
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rear fender bolts.....

After doing some more exploring on the XR I noticed that the cargo rack was missing the left mounting bolt that threads into the end of the sub-frame. I tried threading the bolt from the right side into it and discovered that the hole was never completely drilled out or tapped so I decided to remove the rear fender so I could finish tapping it and found that these three bolts are just spinning and I can't get them out. Anyone experience this and have a suggestion on how to fix it and get them out without cutting into the sub-frame?

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Old 04-03-2011, 12:07 PM   #7969
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Ridgecrest?

Yeah, I think he said $5800 and might have a couple more.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:21 PM   #7970
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After doing some more exploring on the XR I noticed that the cargo rack was missing the left mounting bolt that threads into the end of the sub-frame. I tried threading the bolt from the right side into it and discovered that the hole was never completely drilled out or tapped so I decided to remove the rear fender so I could finish tapping it and found that these three bolts are just spinning and I can't get them out. Anyone experience this and have a suggestion on how to fix it and get them out without cutting into the sub-frame?

mate the easiest way to do that i found , is

use a small drill bit , drill right next to the bolt and use the drill bit to bite into the nut , it worked for me
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:31 PM   #7971
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I've taken my Utah Sport Cycle/Ricochet skidplate off for the last time. I'm so sick of having to dremel the bolts out because the allen heads strip only to turn around and bitch about having to line up six of the bracket clip things all while laying on my side under the bike.

Who makes a similar type of skid plate with good protection that bolts up to the stock mounting holes?

Also be looking for two (one beat up but functionally fine, one like new) of the Utah skidplates for sale in the flea market.
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Old 04-03-2011, 04:03 PM   #7972
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After doing some more exploring on the XR I noticed that the cargo rack was missing the left mounting bolt that threads into the end of the sub-frame. I tried threading the bolt from the right side into it and discovered that the hole was never completely drilled out or tapped so I decided to remove the rear fender so I could finish tapping it and found that these three bolts are just spinning and I can't get them out. Anyone experience this and have a suggestion on how to fix it and get them out without cutting into the sub-frame?

I drilled completely through and used bolts and lock nuts with washers and some sort of spacer thingy inside the hole. It has worked for me, and never again do you need to worry about seized bolts. I was a little worried that might weaken the frame, but nope, thats not really the weak part of our frames anyways.
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Old 04-03-2011, 04:10 PM   #7973
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I've ran you Devol skidplate for five years without any problems. It bolts to the stock holes.


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I've taken my Utah Sport Cycle/Ricochet skidplate off for the last time. I'm so sick of having to dremel the bolts out because the allen heads strip only to turn around and bitch about having to line up six of the bracket clip things all while laying on my side under the bike.

Who makes a similar type of skid plate with good protection that bolts up to the stock mounting holes?

Also be looking for two (one beat up but functionally fine, one like new) of the Utah skidplates for sale in the flea market.
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:01 PM   #7974
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I've ran you Devol skidplate for five years without any problems. It bolts to the stock holes.
Do you have any pictures? Their website has to show a stock skidplate type of picture because I don't think you'd ever be able to change the oil without taking it off.
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:36 PM   #7975
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Do you have any pictures? Their website has to show a stock skidplate type of picture because I don't think you'd ever be able to change the oil without taking it off.
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:41 PM   #7976
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How far to raise forks

I have heard that sliding the forks up in the triple tree helps with turning, and I know that that is correct because I have done it on other bikes.

How far up have you folks slid your forks? I am 0.3 cm up right now, which puts the fork cap seam right at the top of the triple tree.

Look forward to hearing what ya'll are doing.
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:55 PM   #7977
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Hmm i couldnt tell ya because that is the position of my forks from stock

and mine turns like a bitch lol
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:20 PM   #7978
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You can raise them a little bit, but be careful of the full suspension travel. I raised mine too far and had the head of the zip-tie retaining the top of the fork boots got jammed between the bottom triple clamp and the fork seal when I used all of the suspension travel. Blew oil out everywhere. Not what you need 5 days before a 1,200 mile trip. I believe I had raised the forks only 5mm or so.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:14 PM   #7979
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Got me Fork covers today , very cool , i need to fit them and place my stickers on


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Old 04-03-2011, 10:52 PM   #7980
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I have heard that sliding the forks up in the triple tree helps with turning, and I know that that is correct because I have done it on other bikes.

How far up have you folks slid your forks? I am 0.3 cm up right now, which puts the fork cap seam right at the top of the triple tree.

Look forward to hearing what ya'll are doing.
I'm sitting at the same adjustment you are. I tried 5mm and 8mm, but it made the bike handle unpredictably in higher speed corners. I imagine it wouldn't be as bad on tighter single track. I'm used to having to steer this pig with the throttle now, anyway, so no big deal.
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