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Old 07-14-2013, 02:43 PM   #17821
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You can buy just one. Enter "1" in the quantity field and click add to cart.

2wheelpros.com is another source I use for OE parts.
Thanks. Will try it again. I entered "1" and when I to check-out it was $40... I will try it again.

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Old 07-14-2013, 03:32 PM   #17822
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Thanks guys. Order confirmed!!
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:14 AM   #17823
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I'm going to attempt to do my own oil change on my 800XC this week. I'm a complete newbie to maintenance, but I think that the oil change is probably a reasonable place for me to start.

What tools will I need to do the oil change? I am thinking a torque wrench (for the filter & drain plug), an oil filter adapter for the wrench, and a set of hex bit sockets (metric?). Have I missed anything else?

I have the filter, crush washer, and oil, which I believe is all the stuff that I will need...
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:45 AM   #17824
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I'm going to attempt to do my own oil change on my 800XC this week. I'm a complete newbie to maintenance, but I think that the oil change is probably a reasonable place for me to start.

What tools will I need to do the oil change? I am thinking a torque wrench (for the filter & drain plug), an oil filter adapter for the wrench, and a set of hex bit sockets (metric?). Have I missed anything else?

I have the filter, crush washer, and oil, which I believe is all the stuff that I will need...
Don't forget something to catch the old oil.
I like to use a measuring jug to pour the oil
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:08 AM   #17825
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I'm going to attempt to do my own oil change on my 800XC this week. I'm a complete newbie to maintenance, but I think that the oil change is probably a reasonable place for me to start.

What tools will I need to do the oil change? I am thinking a torque wrench (for the filter & drain plug), an oil filter adapter for the wrench, and a set of hex bit sockets (metric?). Have I missed anything else?

I have the filter, crush washer, and oil, which I believe is all the stuff that I will need...
be sure to put in LESS than the manual says you need on the refil. Then dribbed it up to where it should be. Otherwise you will end up overfull. Which is a PIA.....
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:11 AM   #17826
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3 3/4 qts of oil, close enough. If you buy the k & m filter it has a 17mm nut on the end to make it easier next time.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:22 AM   #17827
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3 3/4 qts of oil, close enough. If you buy the k & m filter it has a 17mm nut on the end to make it easier next time.
I agree with Yankee Dog. Go with less and make it up later. I've over filled mine twice now by using exactly what the manual says.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:03 AM   #17828
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I agree with Yankee Dog. Go with less and make it up later. I've over filled mine twice now by using exactly what the manual says.
Over fill as in to the top of the sight glass, or over fill as in it's pissing out some place?

What is the mechanical issue with over fill and will it hurt anything?
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:14 AM   #17829
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Did some trail riding again yesterday. Mounted Contour camera on the right side on the engine crash bar. When reviewing the video I noticed that front is using pretty much all it's travel. Ziptie on the fork confirmed it.
What can be done?
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:17 AM   #17830
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Did some trail riding again yesterday. Mounted Contour camera on the right side on the engine crash bar. When reviewing the video I noticed that front is using pretty much all it's travel. Ziptie on the fork confirmed it.
What can be done?
Is it bottoming out? Causing problems? Why not use all the travel? That's what it's there for.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:20 AM   #17831
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Over fill as in to the top of the sight glass, or over fill as in it's pissing out some place?

What is the mechanical issue with over fill and will it hurt anything?
Over fill as in, too much oil. In my case above the over fill line in the site glass. The way I understand (I'm no mechanic) if you overfill- the oil pump works harder and can fail, it will spew out of the vent area in the air box, other motor mechanics will overall work harder, and I'm sure others. google it!
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:59 AM   #17832
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Is it bottoming out? Causing problems? Why not use all the travel? That's what it's there for.

It is bottoming out.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:10 AM   #17833
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It is bottoming out.
take it to the dealer and see if it's a warranty issue. or have a suspension shop rebuild them. simply changing fluid levels may help. i had mine done with all racetech components. but they had 15,000 hard miles on them.

also, (and again, i'm no mechanic) if you don't feel a problem through the handlebars. or you aren't getting beat to death. i wouldn't worry about it. the travel is there for a reason.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:27 AM   #17834
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:10 AM   #17835
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Static sag and rider sag

I think the first step is to check the rear sag and set it properly. While we think the issue is the fork or front of the bike, the place to start is the shock and rear of the bike. Once you have established the static sag and rider sag is correct, then you can move on to the front. Good luck.
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