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Old 03-28-2013, 08:55 PM   #7591
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Pulled the .58 springs and put in the .64's. So much better!
Also replaced dirty stock filter with the DNA unit and man, this bike pulls hard now! Gave her a lot more grunt.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:35 PM   #7592
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Spooned on a new K60 scout, balanced, mounted....


Backwards!
FTW!
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:31 PM   #7593
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With all respect I completely disagree.

Oil gets sucked by the oil pump from the bottom on the tank. Very fine steel debris that can pass the filter, are caught only by the magnets. They don't just fall into button of the hose!

This is particularly important for new engines.
There is a magnet in the drainbolt on the cases.
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New Slick, completely cleaned the swingarm, axle, eccentric axle adjusters, sprocket and carrier, chain, rotor, caliper, new Galfer pads, new brake fluid and filled the tire with Nitrogen LOL. Onto the front for today.
Chain is on the right side?

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Spooned on a new K60 scout, balanced, mounted....


Backwards!
FTW!
My front has been like that siince new and it works great. Im not willing to turn it around because the traction and handling are so good.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:49 AM   #7594
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What's that LC4 doing in here?
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:27 AM   #7595
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Took off my mirrors to troubleshoot this horrible wind buffeting. The ride to work was pleasant. Now I need to get some of these
http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_...yf6f00n0o57t27
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:42 AM   #7596
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:17 AM   #7597
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Pannier Rack Rotopax Mounts

I needed an easy solution to haul some more fuel on the bike. I eventually want to do the 2-into-1 exhaust conversion with an extra fuel tank, but for now this should work fine. I cut some side plates out of 3/16" 5052-H36 aluminum to mount the Rotopax cans to the racks. I bobbed the corners of the plates so I can still mount wolfman soft bags over the gas cans.

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The plates just cover the center line of the tubing for the pannier racks. They are held in place with the top halves of 1/2" hydraulic hose retainers. The clamps are built out of polyethylene with a stainless steel backing plate. These are much stronger than conduit clamps, and if I ever break one I can just turn the clamp 180 deg and use the other side. I'm not sure where we get these things, but I would guess your local John Deere / Case dealer may have some. I also cut out a few spacers to ensure the clamps would be properly aligned.

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Plates fit pretty well



Bolted on the Rotopax mounts








I still need to find some rubber feet to protect the cans from rubbing the bolt heads/plates. But other than that, this should work pretty well.

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Old 03-29-2013, 07:36 AM   #7598
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^^ Nicely done. Mass production opportunity?
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:52 AM   #7599
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Pannier Rack Rotopax Mounts
I still need to find some rubber feet to protect the cans from rubbing the bolt heads/plates.
Why not counter sink the holes and use a flat head instead?
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:57 AM   #7600
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^^ Nicely done. Mass production opportunity?
Thanks! Indeed, that is a possibility. Check the vendor section shortly.


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Why not counter sink the holes and use a flat head instead?
I just didn't have any tapered bolts laying around. But you are right. Do you think the Rotopax cans should be isolated from the flat aluminum with rubber in some way? Will the aluminum plate eventually wear a hole in the cans?
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:09 AM   #7601
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Mounted the GPS

I used the Touratech base that comes as standard equipment with the bike and mounted that with a modified U-plate to take my Garmin mount. It's secure and cheap since I didn't have to fork over $140 for the Touratech mount. It's not adjustable or lockable but seems sturdy. Will see how it holds up in the dirt. Added rubber band as safety until mount proves secure.





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Old 03-29-2013, 10:02 AM   #7602
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Gobi Racks?

[QUOTE=mechanical;21060793]Pannier Rack Rotopax Mounts

I needed an easy solution to haul some more fuel on the bike. I eventually want to do the 2-into-1 exhaust conversion with an extra fuel tank, but for now this should work fine. I cut some side plates out of 3/16" 5052-H36 aluminum to mount the Rotopax cans to the racks. I bobbed the corners of the plates so I can still mount wolfman soft bags over the gas cans.



Are these plates made for the Gobi racks? If so this is something I would be very interested in if you plan on making more sets. I would love having the option to run my Gobi's or Wolfman w/ Roto Packs.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:15 AM   #7603
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I just didn't have any tapered bolts laying around. But you are right. Do you think the Rotopax cans should be isolated from the flat aluminum with rubber in some way? Will the aluminum plate eventually wear a hole in the cans?
I'm pretty lucky, Olander is nearby and if it has threads, they probably have it.

I don't know but I'd assume some kind of rubber spacer would be good. Spacer between the mount and plate.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:16 AM   #7604
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I did mine KLR style - less than $15. They hold up fine and the bolt head fall perfectly in the recesses on the tanks. The above looks like a much better option.

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Old 03-29-2013, 11:44 AM   #7605
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Scheduled her an appointment - front legs to be done by Super Plush next month!
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