ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-10-2012, 04:26 PM   #2986
cyborg
Potius Sero Quam Numquam
 
cyborg's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Pacific NorthWet
Oddometer: 5,203
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cruz View Post
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?
cyborg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 12:07 PM   #2987
Rossb
Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Oddometer: 15
My 570 has not got an ignition switch. Does the wiring loom make allowance to fit one?
Anyone got a diagram?

Regards

Ross
Rossb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 01:48 PM   #2988
Blakduk
Just trying to get by.
 
Blakduk's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Cooroy
Oddometer: 1,242
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....
__________________
FE450.
XT660R
Blakduk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 03:32 PM   #2989
SRG
SRG
 
SRG's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia USA
Oddometer: 1,284
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
__________________
Lazy Traveler
SRG is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 04:24 PM   #2990
bfly
Adventurer
 
bfly's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Colorado
Oddometer: 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by SRG View Post
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
...or
bfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 04:43 PM   #2991
BogeyMan
Gnarly Adventurer
 
BogeyMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Sac-o'-tomatoes, CA
Oddometer: 446
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?
__________________
'06 BMW R1200GS (Street),
'11 Husaberg FE570S (Dirt),
'14 Yamaha R6 (Track)
http://photos.boggis.com
BogeyMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 04:50 PM   #2992
mrt10x
Dumba$s Jarhead
 
mrt10x's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Woodland Park, CO
Oddometer: 3,205
Quote:
Originally Posted by BogeyMan View Post
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?
__________________
We are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of "security." And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine - and before we know it our lives are gone.
mrt10x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 04:56 PM   #2993
BogeyMan
Gnarly Adventurer
 
BogeyMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Sac-o'-tomatoes, CA
Oddometer: 446
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrt10x View Post
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.
__________________
'06 BMW R1200GS (Street),
'11 Husaberg FE570S (Dirt),
'14 Yamaha R6 (Track)
http://photos.boggis.com
BogeyMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 05:00 PM   #2994
joedirt5
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: ct
Oddometer: 110
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.






Quote:
Originally Posted by BogeyMan View Post
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.
joedirt5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 05:23 PM   #2995
SRG
SRG
 
SRG's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia USA
Oddometer: 1,284
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?
__________________
Lazy Traveler
SRG is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 05:39 PM   #2996
rensho
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: SJ,CA
Oddometer: 173
Quote:
Originally Posted by SRG View Post
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
rensho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 06:23 PM   #2997
TLtrials
Gnarly Adventurer
 
TLtrials's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: NW North Carolina
Oddometer: 273
Quote:
Originally Posted by BogeyMan View Post
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.
Are you talking about the bolts under the seat holding the rail from the tank to the subframe? If I remember correctly, the insert goes all the way through the stock tank. When one bolt is removed it will spin, I think there is a slot that you can put a straight screwdriver in to hold while you loosen the other side that is spinning.

Or loosen both sides with a quick blast from an air wrench/impact driver they come right out. That is usually the way I take mine apart.
TLtrials is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 06:40 PM   #2998
bfly
Adventurer
 
bfly's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Colorado
Oddometer: 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by SRG View Post
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 haven't heard of anyone having the problem when using a zip tie. People also use a pop rivet to connect the two. I am running Fastway footpegs which are setup 1/2" lower than stock. That might keep my heal out of that area as well.
bfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 10:22 PM   #2999
BogeyMan
Gnarly Adventurer
 
BogeyMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Sac-o'-tomatoes, CA
Oddometer: 446
Quote:
Originally Posted by TLtrials View Post
Are you talking about the bolts under the seat holding the rail from the tank to the subframe?
Nope. The small bolts (three each side) that hold the side panels on. On each side they run along from the filler along the air filter area. They're only small (M4, I think).
__________________
'06 BMW R1200GS (Street),
'11 Husaberg FE570S (Dirt),
'14 Yamaha R6 (Track)
http://photos.boggis.com
BogeyMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 05:47 AM   #3000
frostyuk
Gnarly Adventurer
 
frostyuk's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: England
Oddometer: 272
Spacers

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cruz View Post
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.
Hi Cruz

here's the spacers that came with the bike, not sure how old they are or if they are oem, the bike's an 09 450 with 2500 miles when i got it, sorry havent got a good cam just one on phone you may just be able to see the coating is also cracked and flaking off :
IMG00152-20121113-1326

IMG00153-20121113-1326

so i didnt like the look of those so got some Enduro Engineering ones, and after about 300 miles or so they are already showing signs of scoring:

IMG00154-20121113-1327

IMG00155-20121113-1327

any thoughts?

Thanks
frostyuk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015