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Old 12-07-2012, 05:57 AM   #14656
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It was just 3 freaking steps..
Shoulda wheelied off the top step!
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:13 AM   #14657
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Shoulda wheelied off the top step!

Like this guy!

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Old 12-07-2012, 03:16 PM   #14658
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Maybe a bit more damping on the rear shock would have helped.

Ummm.. Do they have a rear shock?
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:38 PM   #14659
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Ummm.. Do they have a rear shock?
Kinda what I thought. No amount of 'speed bump' should send you into a front flip. Something is either wrong with that bike, or wrong with that speed bump.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:50 PM   #14660
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Oil Seep between swingarm and final drive

Hi Guys,
Has any one seen or had this happen/ a very slight seep of oil between the swingarm and final drive?
Next tire change I'm going to remove final drive and use yamabond to seal. It seems there is no gasket between swingarm and final drive.

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Old 12-07-2012, 03:57 PM   #14661
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Looks like it was a large bump and he may have touched the front brake.
When the front wheel hit I saw some smoke and then the wheel went to a hard left creating a hard stoppie. Just my two cents.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:15 PM   #14662
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My guess is no shock or stuffed shock on the back.. it seems the spring's rebound after compression is uncontrolled!
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:16 PM   #14663
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Hi Guys,
Has any one seen or had this happen/ a very slight seep of oil between the swingarm and final drive?
Next tire change I'm going to remove final drive and use yamabond to seal. It seems there is no gasket between swingarm and final drive.

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There is an o ring to hold back any oil. What you are seeing is probably assembly grease that melted and ran down the shaft. I don't think you need to use Yama bound. jmho
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:16 PM   #14664
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There is an o ring to hold back any oil. What you are seeing is probably assembly grease that melted and ran down the shaft. I don't think you need to use Yama bound. jmho
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:38 PM   #14665
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:58 PM   #14666
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Kinda what I thought. No amount of 'speed bump' should send you into a front flip. Something is either wrong with that bike, or wrong with that speed bump.
It's entirely possible to do an endo like this over a big speed bump if all the events line up:

1. Soft front suspension with little compression damping and a lot of rebound damping has the bike front end remaining low after hitting the bump.
2. Rider rises up and forward in seat, perhaps in a belated attempt to cushion for a bump they didn't anticipate, probably pulling on the handlebars to raise themselves.
3. Rider belatedly gets on front brake after hitting the bump, further lowering front and raising rear.
4. As rear tire hits bump, the limited rear suspension compresses briefly, then releases its energy hitting the rider in the ass and catapulting him further forward.

Once you hit the tipping point, you're hosed - you're going end over end. Hope he's Okay.

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Old 12-07-2012, 10:22 PM   #14667
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I've made some suspension adjustments and fix a new tire in front (Metzeler Unicross 90/01/21) which is higher than the TKC. Now the ground clearance with the ACD skid plate is nearly 24cm. I measured a new bike with the OEM skid plate and is about 18cm. Im very please, All this changes improved more than 5cm the ground clearance than stock.
More than this high could be difficult to me, now I can only just reach the floor.
My old GSA with long suspensions was 23 and the KTM 990 is 26.





I'm going to try this Unicross on the front and a Mitas E10 rear. As you can see is nearly identical than a Karoo T.
Mitas on the left:



I need a hard tire to go to Morocco. TKC's and Karoo's are too soft.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:45 AM   #14668
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Gear oil?

Anyone have experience using this stuff

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tech...allon/16795067

Readily available and cheap.......the KLR guy within is tempted.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:17 AM   #14669
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Anyone have experience using this stuff

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tech...allon/16795067

Readily available and cheap.......the KLR guy within is tempted.
Come on, it's a Yamaha who cares? It prolly came with fish oil in it from the factory anyway. Dump in the Wally World stuff, ride the pig and get on with life.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:59 AM   #14670
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Anyone have experience using this stuff

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tech...allon/16795067

Readily available and cheap.......the KLR guy within is tempted.
It's probably Okay oil and GL5 rated so I'm sure it will work fine. But we're talking a buck or two savings for each gear oil change vs. the well-regarded and widely-used M1 and Castrol synthetics, so "the KLR guy within" has to be dominant. And a gallon of this stuff would last about 20 oil changes which is about 320K miles at the factory-recommended change intervals.

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