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Old 09-09-2012, 05:01 PM   #2716
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use dyna beads to balance.
check it out on utube. fixed my bike.
use them on all of my rides now. great stuff
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:56 PM   #2717
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You have to up your tire psi if you are on the road to keep the rim lock from making the tire bounce.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:14 PM   #2718
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I used dynabeads...didn't address my problem.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:37 PM   #2719
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Hi all

i have an issue that from about 38mph upwards i have a periodic vibration that builds up and then drops off, repeat etc. i've had the wheels trued up as much as can be done without replacing the rims, am running golden tyre 216Ns at about 15psi front and rear though changing to 22/29 respectively as per the manual doesnt noticeably improve things, i took the wheels to get them balanced and the chap said they were too far out for rim weights 150grm front and 210grm rear, am thinking a) try and balance the wheels with some spoke weights b) get lighter rim locks and c) change the tyres. am i on the right track or should i be looking elsewhere?

many thanks

If you can live with the higher pressures, delete the rim locks. I run none on a 950SE with full knobbies at 21-24 PSI and do not slip a tire on street or dirt, aggressive riding too. Been as low as 18 PSI too, but trust the 21 PSI more.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:55 PM   #2720
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You have to up your tire psi if you are on the road to keep the rim lock from making the tire bounce.
AFTER you balance your tires
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:07 PM   #2721
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imo: 140/80/18
I'd like to, since I have some from my 690, but I'm already getting some rub on my exhaust with the 110/100. Is anyone else rubbing with the smaller tire?
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:32 PM   #2722
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I shimmed out the exhaust on mine by about 1/2 inch with a bunch of flat washers (and longer bolt). No more exhaust rub...
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:36 AM   #2723
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I shimmed out the exhaust on mine by about 1/2 inch with a bunch of flat washers (and longer bolt). No more exhaust rub...
Are you running the 140/80?
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:10 AM   #2724
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Hi all

i have an issue that from about 38mph upwards i have a periodic vibration that builds up and then drops off, repeat etc. i've had the wheels trued up as much as can be done without replacing the rims, am running golden tyre 216Ns at about 15psi front and rear though changing to 22/29 respectively as per the manual doesnt noticeably improve things, i took the wheels to get them balanced and the chap said they were too far out for rim weights 150grm front and 210grm rear, am thinking a) try and balance the wheels with some spoke weights b) get lighter rim locks and c) change the tyres. am i on the right track or should i be looking elsewhere?

many thanks
Get lighter rim locks ...

Need a reasonable amount of counter-balance for any rim lock, but they shouldn't be so heavy as to rule out the use of rim weights ...
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:14 AM   #2725
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Motion Pro makes nice light rim locks. Make sure you only buy the size needed for your rim width.

I've seen many people run 20psi without rim locks, and I'm headed that way.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:14 PM   #2726
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thanks for the feedback guys, i run full nobblies on my xchallenge at 15 psi with rim locks and no issues at all and no balancing needed, different tyres tho. first thing i'll try is removing the rim locks and road ride and see if that is the issue, if i still have the problem am guessing its the tyres so i'll move to some others.
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:31 PM   #2727
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:23 PM   #2728
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Baja Designs Squadron LED light..KTM kit.. goes right in with very little effort. Hardest part was getting the freaking rubber straps off to put the extenders on. 3600 lumens, high and low beam... super bright, aluminum.. made in the USA. A little pricey, but makes night riding a real possibility. Please excuse the dirty bike and the dead bug.. or bird poop..whichever it is

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Old 09-13-2012, 08:37 PM   #2729
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getting the freaking rubber straps off to put the extenders on.
Extenders? Got a pic? Tell me more.

When I read that, I assumed that you mean some doodad or thingumyjig that allows the headlight mask to sit an inch or two further forward? Am I correct? Does it only move the top or does it move the mounting pins at the bottom too?
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:32 PM   #2730
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Extenders? Got a pic? Tell me more.

When I read that, I assumed that you mean some doodad or thingumyjig that allows the headlight mask to sit an inch or two further forward? Am I correct? Does it only move the top or does it move the mounting pins at the bottom too?
Yeah.. you just pull the rubber straps from the original holes, mount the hard plastic extenders that come with the kit and that keeps the light away from the wire bundle.. also gives room for the needed dimmer switch if you want to keep high/low beam capability. The extender only pushes out the top of the headlight mask, you keep the bottom tabs in the same place. This thing is SUPER bright, 3600 lumens advertised, and I dont doubt it.. it lit up my entire block.

sorry no pic but it is really simple.
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