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Old 06-03-2012, 07:00 AM   #2296
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^^^ Bike is looking sweet Pinesol, cant wait to see the finished product.

As for the forrestry trunk, you can almost always get gas at Mountain Aire Lodge (their website always has that warning), then you can get gas again in Bearberry or Caroline if you need before pushing up to Limestone.

I love that ride, sorry I cant join you guys.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:10 AM   #2297
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thank you....


finished 99% of everything (F800GS low fender and 690 fairing), spent over 3hrs trying to bleed the front caliper/ ABS and still have no brakes, the rear were pretty straight forward.

guess im not going out for a drive on sunday...

Where is the bleed nipple?

Sometimes manufactures put on generic parts which causes them to be on the bottom. Which means standard bleeding will never get the air out. Take off caliper and adjust accordingly if needed.

Have you tried a vacuum bleeder? Syringe for bottom up bleeding?, etc.

I've never done a bike with ABS before though... and personally hope I never =)
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:06 AM   #2298
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Exc 500, 530 and or Husaberg 570 owners- help please!

So, I've had my 950 SE up on kijiji for trade for one of these bikes because I want to go to a smaller Dualsport - I think...

Problem is I have never ridden any of these. I know I will like them better off road, but what about on road?

I love blasting around on the SE, anyone with a 500, 530 or 570 willing to swap for a little on road test?

I'm afraid I will regret selling or trading the SE...

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Old 06-03-2012, 12:29 PM   #2299
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950SE

i bought my xchallenge as a travel adventure bike... but my heart wanted either a 950SE or a HP2e
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:49 PM   #2300
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I love my 990 adventure. It's a beast on and off pavement.

Pine Sol , the vacuum technique works best for brake bleed. Push from bottom with a syringe and catch the overflow up top. Gets all the air out no problem. No need to pump lever that way and air moves up the way it wants to.
Go to any medical supply place for some tubing in the size you need and a syringe. GOOD LUCK!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:28 PM   #2301
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i dropped by a horse shop and got a 60ml syringe... made a good mess in the garage, pushed 60ml up the system (glad the bike is mainly plastic, not a fancy paint job).

still no pressure,

i also tried using vacuuming without any success.

when i pull and release the front lever, i can hear a swishing sound coming from this little box (or at least i think its coming from here)

followed those two metal tubes back to the solenoid, but unable to feel any bleed screws on it

i keep checking through google, there has to be a trick that i missing or cant see
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:40 PM   #2302
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Does that bike have dual discs? Is this where they split from? Air must be trapped in there?
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:05 PM   #2303
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single disc up front.


the more research i have done, the more it looks like:
either go to the dealer and have them use their dealer thingy to cycle through the ABS solenoid, as per needed to bleed the brakes,
or
disconnect the front ABS and revert back to single hose from master to caliper....

guess i will be looking for a local cable shop for a custom hose....


as the bike is being built for travel, if having ABS complicates the system so much that i cant bleed them at home, then conventional single hose is what i will swap to, its a shame really...
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:15 PM   #2304
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single disc up front.


the more research i have done, the more it looks like:
either go to the dealer and have them use their dealer thingy to cycle through the ABS solenoid, as per needed to bleed the brakes,
or
disconnect the front ABS and revert back to single hose from master to caliper....

guess i will be looking for a local cable shop for a custom hose....


as the bike is being built for travel, if having ABS complicates the system so much that i cant bleed them at home, then conventional single hose is what i will swap to, its a shame really...


Thing is brakes should never need bleeding unless being serviced. How much did the stealership quote to bleed them? I'd look for home remedies so maybe you can keep the feature AND do it in the field if required.

Try googling: site:advrider.com x-challenge bleed

Or check X-challenge specific forums. There has to be an easy fix.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:07 AM   #2305
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Why don't you call Anderwerkes and ask them. If nothing else, they could do the bleed for you and they love custom builds.

Alternately, you could buy a GS911 - it has a cycle ABS function. You probably need one for a RTW trip anyway.

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Old 06-04-2012, 01:02 PM   #2306
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Why don't you call Anderwerkes and ask them. If nothing else, they could do the bleed for you and they love custom builds.

Alternately, you could buy a GS911 - it has a cycle ABS function. You probably need one for a RTW trip anyway
cheers, will do, they are closed on monday
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:47 AM   #2307
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Anyone know where to buy Plexus in Calgary? Its a wax that can be used on plastics and metals, I want to cover my bike prior to going up North.

http://www.plexusdirect.com/


On a somewhat related note, anyone from Calgary attending the Dust to Dawson gathering, I'm heading out on the 15th.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:55 AM   #2308
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Anyone know where to buy Plexus in Calgary? Its a wax that can be used on plastics and metals, I want to cover my bike prior to going up North.

http://www.plexusdirect.com/


On a somewhat related note, anyone from Calgary attending the Dust to Dawson gathering, I'm heading out on the 15th.
Have you tried industrial plastics by go kart track off Macleod trail? They have all kinds of obscure products like the one you describe. May even have that brand.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:27 AM   #2309
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Anyone know where to buy Plexus in Calgary? Its a wax that can be used on plastics and metals, I want to cover my bike prior to going up North.

http://www.plexusdirect.com/


On a somewhat related note, anyone from Calgary attending the Dust to Dawson gathering, I'm heading out on the 15th.
Most motorcycle shops sell it in town. See you in Dawson....I will be on the Blue Super Tenere with teeth.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:49 AM   #2310
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Anyone know where to buy Plexus in Calgary? Its a wax that can be used on plastics and metals, I want to cover my bike prior to going up North.

http://www.plexusdirect.com/


On a somewhat related note, anyone from Calgary attending the Dust to Dawson gathering, I'm heading out on the 15th.
It's not super great as a wax. It's nice to clean the dust off the bike without washing it. I used to use it on my sport bikes for years. Other then that, it doesn't do much. Bugs might be ever so slightly easier to get off IF recently applied.

I've seen it at most bike shops too. I think the furniture variety might be slightly different.
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