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Old 11-10-2012, 07:32 AM   #2986
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:28 PM   #2987
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guys whats the thoughts on wheel spacers, have tried the enduro engineering ones but they're showing signs of scoring in less than 300 miles, anything better out there or suggestions on minimising wear ?

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Old 11-10-2012, 02:16 PM   #2988
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guys whats the thoughts on wheel spacers, have tried the enduro engineering ones but they're showing signs of scoring in less than 300 miles, anything better out there or suggestions on minimising wear ?
What kind of wear are you getting Frosty? I just checked mine with over 5500 klms on them and they show little marks or wear.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:24 PM   #2989
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:26 PM   #2990
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What kind of wear are you getting Frosty? I just checked mine with over 5500 klms on them and they show little marks or wear.
What's up with the wheel spacer thing? Is there a problem with OEM?
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:07 PM   #2991
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My 570 has not got an ignition switch. Does the wiring loom make allowance to fit one?
Anyone got a diagram?

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Old 11-11-2012, 02:48 PM   #2992
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Little bit of info: easy forestry road riding. Bit of a mileage test:
4l/100km followed by 4.3l/100km. i.e. 25km/litre
(58mpg & 54mpg).
Pretty happy with that and could probably have done better if serious.....although fun factor would diminish.

That is an estimated 212kms per 8.5 l tank if needed....
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:32 PM   #2993
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Berg dudes - I have a new to me 2010 FX450 (plated). I love the bike, but one of the first "problems" with it I've had is the heat shield portion of the plastic frame guards gets pushed into the hot exhaust (by my boot heel). Then the plastic heat shield melts. Then the plastic heel cup of your right boot melts.

So I found an Australian company - B&B Offroad Engineering - that makes a proper aluminum heat shield/guard for that area. I inquired about getting them to send me one, but with shipping it came to $94. I thought maybe I could instigate a "group buy" and asked about ordering 7 of them. That got the price down to $72. So, are there 6 of you out there (in the US) that would pay _+$80 to have one shipped to your door?

Here's the pic B&B sent me. Obviously, the plastic frame guard/heat shield will have to modified/cut back to make the new B&B one fit. The B&B guard is formed from 2mm thick aluminum and they say it's quite sturdy. Anyone interested?

http://s1283.beta.photobucket.com/us...ml?sort=3&o=10
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:24 PM   #2994
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Berg dudes - I have a new to me 2010 FX450 (plated). I love the bike, but one of the first "problems" with it I've had is the heat shield portion of the plastic frame guards gets pushed into the hot exhaust (by my boot heel). Then the plastic heat shield melts. Then the plastic heel cup of your right boot melts.

So I found an Australian company - B&B Offroad Engineering - that makes a proper aluminum heat shield/guard for that area. I inquired about getting them to send me one, but with shipping it came to $94. I thought maybe I could instigate a "group buy" and asked about ordering 7 of them. That got the price down to $72. So, are there 6 of you out there (in the US) that would pay _+$80 to have one shipped to your door?

Here's the pic B&B sent me. Obviously, the plastic frame guard/heat shield will have to modified/cut back to make the new B&B one fit. The B&B guard is formed from 2mm thick aluminum and they say it's quite sturdy. Anyone interested?

http://s1283.beta.photobucket.com/us...ml?sort=3&o=10
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:43 PM   #2995
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Cry Spinning insert...

No, this is not a problem with the 70degree subframe tank...

Doing some maintenance on the 570 this weekend and needed to get the plastics off. All is well until I go to do the middle bolt on the left fairing (middle of the three that run along the top edge, adjacent to the air filter). This goes into the stock fuel tank. It turns, but goes nowhere.

Any suggestions?
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:50 PM   #2996
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No, this is not a problem with the 70degree subframe tank...

Doing some maintenance on the 570 this weekend and needed to get the plastics off. All is well until I go to do the middle bolt on the left fairing (middle of the three that run along the top edge, adjacent to the air filter). This goes into the stock fuel tank. It turns, but goes nowhere.

Any suggestions?
Sorry if I am slow.. but I thought that was specifically a problem with the 70 degree tank? It has certainly been discussed a lot before.. or does that bolt not go into the sub tank?
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:56 PM   #2997
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Sorry if I am slow..
Yup. You're slow

Seriously tho, until this weekend I thought this issue *was* isolated to the 70degree tank. BUT, I can categorically state - it's not. With a new tank retailing at $500+ (USD) - I don't wanna go down that road

Maybe last time I bolted the fairings back on I cross-threaded this bolt - I dunno. The point is, the bolt won't come out of it's own free will and needs some additional encouragement that I am unable to provide at this moment. I'm open to any suggestions that don't damage the tank.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:00 PM   #2998
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Just pull on the bolt the insert will come right out. I have done this with out damaging the tank. Not 100% certain it will work for you but it may be your only choice.






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Yup. You're slow

Seriously tho, until this weekend I thought this issue *was* isolated to the 70degree tank. BUT, I can categorically state - it's not. With a new tank retailing at $500+ (USD) - I don't wanna go down that road

Maybe last time I bolted the fairings back on I cross-threaded this bolt - I dunno. The point is, the bolt won't come out of it's own free will and needs some additional encouragement that I am unable to provide at this moment. I'm open to any suggestions that don't damage the tank.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:23 PM   #2999
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Bfly - my plastic frame guard/heat shield is zip tied like your photo. That didn't stop my boot heel from pushing it against the exhaust pipe with the molten results I described.

Maybe I'm the only one w/ this problem?
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:39 PM   #3000
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Bfly - my plastic frame guard/heat shield is zip tied like your photo. That didn't stop my boot heel from pushing it against the exhaust pipe with the molten results I described.

Maybe I'm the only one w/ this problem?
I was thinking about slipping this onto the pipe, from the muffler side to control heat to tank as well as help with the melting boot issue.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HeatShield-2...sories&vxp=mtr
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