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Old 04-23-2013, 06:17 PM   #17236
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Ummm, sure you have the right machine? This is the XT200:
Actually an XT250.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:38 PM   #17237
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How long have you been here, RJ? You know better than that.

To get your own subforum, you gotta' be a European marque, with a lotta' shit that breaks all the time.


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I can still dream... trying to push 9,000 topics into one or three bigass threads is just too much... Maybe a Japanese Beast Forum?
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:56 PM   #17238
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Sorry it was too early in the morning here down under, it should have been XT1200Z!

Might get a brand new discounted bike instead, always something about a new bike that only you have been riding.

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Old 04-23-2013, 06:58 PM   #17239
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Also a question: Is the Yamaha non plastic sump guard any good?
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:58 PM   #17240
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I can still dream... trying to push 9,000 topics into one or three bigass threads is just too much... Maybe a Japanese Beast Forum?

You think the ST guys got it bad, buy a DR650. Talk about trying to find a needle in a haystack.

Well, on second thought, they don't have to put-up with pluric. So, I guess it's six in one, a half-dozen in the other.


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Also a question: Is the Yamaha non plastic sump guard any good?

From what I've heard, that would be a big "negatory".

How much are they? They can't be that far off (in terms of price) from an AltRider...can they?


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Old 04-23-2013, 07:01 PM   #17241
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You think the ST guys got it bad, buy a DR650. Talk about trying to find a needle in a haystack.

Well, on second thought, they don't have to put-up with pluric. So, I guess it's six in one, a half-dozen in the other.


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Old 04-23-2013, 07:37 PM   #17242
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Also a question: Is the Yamaha non plastic sump guard any good?
Pass on it. Vulnerable rear sump mount. Supports crush easy. Pretty flimsy. Replaced my OEM
alloy bash plate with an Altrider. Better mounting system. Still can bend it up without too much effort.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:39 PM   #17243
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I can still dream... trying to push 9,000 topics into one or three bigass threads is just too much... Maybe a Japanese Beast Forum?
Usually a quick google search will weed out the information you're looking for.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:43 PM   #17244
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You think the ST guys got it bad, buy a DR650. Talk about trying to find a needle in a haystack.

Well, on second thought, they don't have to put-up with pluric. So, I guess it's six in one, a half-dozen in the other.

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More like the worst of both worlds.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:49 PM   #17245
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Oh Pluric...



I spent more money this week at Altrider... I'm addicted to farkling! Thursday and Friday more goodies arrive.
It's kinda sad. I can almost remember when getting laid was something to look forward to.
Thank heaven for the after market!
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:52 PM   #17246
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Also a question: Is the Yamaha non plastic sump guard any good?
If you are looking for a stone deflector, it works fine. And it doesn't need to be removed for oil changes so it's quite convenient.

If you want something that can take hard hits, look for one that mounts to the frame instead of the sump.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:07 AM   #17247
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"It's a 3 amp. Most are replacing it with a 10 amp to run inflaters."

Pluric I take it there are no problems with overloading the wiring with doing this. A local auto electrician in Aus I spoke to was a bit wary of this solution.
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:39 AM   #17248
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"It's a 3 amp. Most are replacing it with a 10 amp to run inflaters."

Pluric I take it there are no problems with overloading the wiring with doing this. A local auto electrician in Aus I spoke to was a bit wary of this solution.
I kinda agree with you and I'm just a nail pound'r not an electrician or a mechanic.

If your popping the fuse because of something you are running you could set up another socket direct wired to the battery with a larger fuse for heavier loads. The original socket would still be handy for phone chargers or gps units.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:09 AM   #17249
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"It's a 3 amp. Most are replacing it with a 10 amp to run inflaters."

Pluric I take it there are no problems with overloading the wiring with doing this. A local auto electrician in Aus I spoke to was a bit wary of this solution.
I popped mine and put the 10 amp in. Mostly just run a USB for the ipod in it.
I've not heard of anyone who fried any wires running a 10 amp.

I did run a heavy duty wire with a BMW style plug direct off the battery for charging
and to run an inflater.

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Old 04-24-2013, 08:11 AM   #17250
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You can do what I did...

I removed the Cig lighter all together but use that pig tale to power my GPS. In its place I installed an SAE Bulkhead fitting, that's a fused connection directly to the battery.

This gives me a place to plug in the tender, or my compressor, I fused it to 15 amps.

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