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Old 02-17-2012, 04:03 AM   #12301
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Any recommendations on where to mount these turn signals? Really just the front, I think I am going to mount the rear to the rack. I just picked this bike up and the front signals are hideous, but with that headlight setup (which I like, its staying if I can help it) and the mammoth Accerbis tank (which is staying as well) it does'nt leave much room for the signals, been looking for pics for ideas but not seeing much that help.
I can't get pics to load on Photobucket for some reason, but I used clearance lights for trucks or trailers and mounted them in the hand guards.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:20 AM   #12302
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hmm, I loaded them on smugmug following the directions here. Wonder if I am the only one that can see them ?


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I can't get pics to load on Photobucket for some reason, but I used clearance lights for trucks or trailers and mounted them in the hand guards.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:37 AM   #12303
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Any recommendations on where to mount these turn signals? Really just the front, I think I am going to mount the rear to the rack. I just picked this bike up and the front signals are hideous, but with that headlight setup (which I like, its staying if I can help it) and the mammoth Accerbis tank (which is staying as well) it does'nt leave much room for the signals, been looking for pics for ideas but not seeing much that help.





Rocky Mountains house brand handguards with built in turn signals is another option.
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...als/HANDGUARDS
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:11 AM   #12304
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This works well.

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Old 02-17-2012, 06:12 AM   #12305
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Very cool! Was not sure if those would be a problem here in Alabama, but I can't find anywhere on the net that says that they would be.

This works well.

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Old 02-17-2012, 09:17 AM   #12306
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Looking for some advice on repairing a dime size gash in my Sahara tank. Anybody have any experience with plastic weld or other types of plastic repair?

You might want to contact Acerbis and figure out what kind of plastic your tank is made out of. If it is anything like what Clarke tanks are made out of (cross-linked polyethylene), it'll be extremely difficult to repair. Plastic welding does not work, as the stuff gets really brittle if you do. I tried repairing a Clarke gas cap by melting the edges of the crack back together and it broke apart almost immediately.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:31 AM   #12307
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Very cool! Was not sure if those would be a problem here in Alabama, but I can't find anywhere on the net that says that they would be.



This works well.
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A friend of mine has those and they work really well. He did get pulled over though because the cop couldn't see them. No ticket, however.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:38 AM   #12308
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You might want to contact Acerbis and figure out what kind of plastic your tank is made out of. If it is anything like what Clarke tanks are made out of (cross-linked polyethylene), it'll be extremely difficult to repair. Plastic welding does not work, as the stuff gets really brittle if you do. I tried repairing a Clarke gas cap by melting the edges of the crack back together and it broke apart almost immediately.
With that said, another possibility for a hillbilly repair if not to big of damage area, and if at an accesible and flat portion of the tank, might be to drill a hole to make the gash round, and use a flanged screw / gasket washer / tank / washer / lockwasher / nut, to seal the hole. Obviously there are plenty of reasons for this to not work, but if it is a small enough damaged area, at a flat portion, close enough to the gas cap so you can hold the nut, then it could work, in theory. Just throwing it out there on the slim chance that it could solve the problem at hand.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:09 AM   #12309
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Acerbis Sahara Tank Repair

Thanks for the help, unfortunately its about 3/4 down on the rounded part of the shroud section. I was hoping that something like JB weld for plastic would possibly work but I'm still looking into it. Not a lot of info on the subject I'm finding out.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:25 AM   #12310
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Thanks for the help, unfortunately its about 3/4 down on the rounded part of the shroud section. I was hoping that something like JB weld for plastic would possibly work but I'm still looking into it. Not a lot of info on the subject I'm finding out.

Maybe you can find an epoxy that is compatible with gasoline and plastic, and fill the gash as is, or clean it up a bit first.

Try here. Lots of info on adhesives, maybe too much. But you can call them too and ask for advice. Should be able to find out about gasoline and plastic compatibility, surface preparation, and more.

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...rial/Adhesives
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:40 AM   #12311
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plastic welding

i had an acerbis tank fixed at a local plastic welder. mine was so small that all they did was heat it up and pinch it together. but they said they could fix larger holes by welding on a piece of material over the hole.

i just googled "plastic welder phoenix" to find someone local to do the job. since it was an easy fix, they didn't even charge me!
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:53 AM   #12312
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Thanks for the help, unfortunately its about 3/4 down on the rounded part of the shroud section. I was hoping that something like JB weld for plastic would possibly work but I'm still looking into it. Not a lot of info on the subject I'm finding out.
Come to think of it, your best bet I think is to call Acerbis and ask how they recommend it be repaired. They may be very helpful.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:50 PM   #12313
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Hi Gildus, I do love the MT 43 in the woods, but for high speed fire roads I would go with some type of desert tire/hard surface knobby. They go away fast with all the wheel spin you get from running relatively high pressure for high speed, at least 14psi. My bike was stock then except for the factory un-cork kit, exhaust tip, and Rekluse clutch. I've since put in a Stage 1 Hot cam and Leo Vince header, but that just helped a little at the top and I want to go for longevity.

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Hi Pete, I know you used the MT-43 on the Hood Rally and weren't thrilled with it. Gotta love that tire in the woods, though!! What tire would you go with today on a course like that (gravel, Forest Service roads)? Your bike sounded great on that video and seemed to rev really well. Backreading all the posts on this thread but haven't seen what mods you've done. Love to know! Thx
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:52 PM   #12314
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Hi Tommy, You'll like it for that too. I'm 6'6", but a little lighter, you'll want the suspension done and some kind of taller, farther forward bars/mounts. Enjoy!

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No racing here.... My race days are over... I'm just looking for a good Plated Bike to Dual-Sport to run in the pine's in NJ & Fire roads in PA & Trails were every I ride... I ride about 85% Off and 15% On road. I'm 6'3" Tall & about 275 Lbs. I was also looking at a WR 450 & Bigger KTM EXC's. I did read that the XR 650R is one of the better fits for us Big Guys..

I did like my KTM, it had good power & good gearing. It also had lots of unwanted Lbs & the shaking would crack your teeth at a Stop Light...
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:40 PM   #12315
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Hi Gildus, I do love the MT 43 in the woods, but for high speed fire roads I would go with some type of desert tire/hard surface knobby. They go away fast with all the wheel spin you get from running relatively high pressure for high speed, at least 14psi. My bike was stock then except for the factory un-cork kit, exhaust tip, and Rekluse clutch. I've since put in a Stage 1 Hot cam and Leo Vince header, but that just helped a little at the top and I want to go for longevity.
Thanks for the info. Been thinking about a Rekluse clutch for a while, waiting to see if they held up but so far the vast majority of comments seem to be positive. Bump starting is an issue, but then again a stall is less likely using the Rekluse. I think I'll be getting one....
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