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Old 09-11-2012, 04:03 PM   #6496
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Get a spray bottle with soapy water and spray liberally along the bead and work it with a lever. It'll pop off. Much easier to dismount the tire when the bead is wet and slippery.
This ^^

I have been able to break the bead on k60s, 908s and stock Scorpions with a little soapy water and 3 tire irons.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:19 PM   #6497
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I just changed the jets in my SE...... start to finish in a bit under an hour.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:30 PM   #6498
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That's the way I was leaning. That was why I held out so long on the rack but it appears to be very compatible with the GL bags.
Oh yeah. I've got a Pelican case top box and it'll work just fine best I can tell. A winch should work fine.


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I lent it to a trusted friend, because I will be leaving the country for a couple of years and it just didn't seem like it was worth it to take it where we were going from a registration and customs standpoint. So, it's in good hands:

Now you get to buy another one.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:46 PM   #6499
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I just changed the jets in my SE...... start to finish in a bit under an hour.
Dear Mountain,

You suck! Changed jets on my Adv and it took right around 4 hours.

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Old 09-12-2012, 05:02 PM   #6500
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Dear Mountain,

You suck! Changed jets on my Adv and it took right around 4 hours.

Dave
Don't feel bad Dave, you and I are in the same boat.
Slow and methodical.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:48 PM   #6501
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This ^^

I have been able to break the bead on k60s, 908s and stock Scorpions with a little soapy water and 3 tire irons.
I just changed the stock Pirelli using nothing more than some simple green and my bare feet to break the bead. It didn't just pop off, I had to work it gently and then the bead releases. I got 9000 miles out of it, probably 1000 too much.




The messed up part is that the new tube did this when I put air into it.

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Old 09-12-2012, 06:00 PM   #6502
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9k MILES outta that? Mine looked just likethat at less than 2500 miles!

Wow.

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Old 09-13-2012, 05:08 AM   #6503
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Oil change, pre-filter clenaning, valve check, new spark plugs and new water pump impeller & cover.
Also checked the TPS and was reading 0.74V cold. I adjusted it to 0.57V and will check again with engine warm.
Better put water and oil in first
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:27 AM   #6504
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I just changed the stock Pirelli using nothing more than some simple green and my bare feet to break the bead. It didn't just pop off, I had to work it gently and then the bead releases. I got 9000 miles out of it, probably 1000 too much.




The messed up part is that the new tube did this when I put air into it.
haha, mine looks exactly the same. Was hoping to get like a 1000km's out of em after i bought the bike but the rubber is already looking like that after a few 100km's. I blame the 2nd gear powerwheelies.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:27 AM   #6505
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I lent it to a trusted friend, because I will be leaving the country for a couple of years and it just didn't seem like it was worth it to take it where we were going from a registration and customs standpoint. So, it's in good hands:





Good luck in New Zealand,... Very cool!


PS,...You could have at least let me store your Jesse Bags for you.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:20 AM   #6506
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I rode it thought Nevada.....I think......does this still look like Nevada to you


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Old 09-13-2012, 12:59 PM   #6507
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My Rally Look carbon-kevlar schield:-)

My Rally Look schield:-) I tested black-orange carbon kevlar, but it is darker than standard KTM orange..







What do you think? I can do one, if you are interested... in carbon possibly too:-)
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:47 PM   #6508
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:07 PM   #6509
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I rode it thought Nevada.....I think......does this still look like Nevada to you


Yep... that's Nevada, alright
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:40 PM   #6510
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I just changed the stock Pirelli using nothing more than some simple green and my bare feet to break the bead. It didn't just pop off, I had to work it gently and then the bead releases. I got 9000 miles out of it, probably 1000 too much.




The messed up part is that the new tube did this when I put air into it.

You're a braver man than I am - I got home from my first off-road session and spooned it off for a TKC80 and it's still sitting on the shelf with 200K on it. Too much pucker.
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