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Old 06-23-2011, 12:37 AM   #796
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I just bought one

Just getting the hang of it with a few gentle rides - its a different ball game to my Xchallenge.

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Old 06-23-2011, 07:17 AM   #797
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Cool shot! Is that near Centralia by any chance? We rode a turbine access road there last summer and had a blast dodging puddles and jumping the rollers in the road
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:25 AM   #798
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It was at mountain ridge atv park in central city.
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:35 AM   #799
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Hey Paulxc, are you still running the standard rear cog on your bike?
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:16 AM   #800
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This is happening to anyone else? Mud in the rear turn signals and tail light after a wet ride?

This is from a ride yesterday with puddles and a few muddy spots. Didn't submerse the bike or anything like that. I never had a bike do this from just splashing down wet trails.



Any suggestions on an easy fix?
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:28 AM   #801
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We have small round indicators on the new Bergs in Oz and that hasn't happened to them. We don't have that massive tail light either.

The indicators on your bike are identical to the ones on my BMW X Challenge and they filled up with dirt and mud on each ride. You would have to use silicon or something to seal them up.
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:58 AM   #802
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We have small round indicators on the new Bergs in Oz and that hasn't happened to them. We don't have that massive tail light either.

The indicators on your bike are identical to the ones on my BMW X Challenge and they filled up with dirt and mud on each ride. You would have to use silicon or something to seal them up.
Thanks. I was wondering if a seal was missing or something like that. Silicon sounds like an easy fix.
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:42 PM   #803
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Don't try and do the single screw up too tight either as it just cracks and breaks off the locating tab and you will need a new one. If you use silicon, it will have to be the thinnest line of it possible to still allow a good connection.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:52 AM   #804
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Just mounted the new Seat Concepts kit, came out pretty good:

I will report back after the first test ride.
Took the bike out for a long ride this past weekend and the new seat is awesome.

The foam is definitely softer than the stock foam, but not too soft, making long rides much more pleasant. I had been running the Guts Racing soft foam and it was way to soft, I was actually sitting on the pan.

The only problem I have is that the stock height kit it is too tall for me, I should have gone with the low version. Being that I have a 30" inseam, the stock height was a challange for me to get a foot on the ground. I have since sold this seat to a buddy, and ordered the low version from SC.

I would definitely recommend the SC kit.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:42 AM   #805
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We have small round indicators on the new Bergs in Oz and that hasn't happened to them. We don't have that massive tail light either.

The indicators on your bike are identical to the ones on my BMW X Challenge and they filled up with dirt and mud on each ride. You would have to use silicon or something to seal them up.
Yep - same here on my Xchallenge. Not happened on my Berg yet but I haven't got it really dirty so far.

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Old 06-28-2011, 06:46 AM   #806
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Hey Paulxc, are you still running the standard rear cog on your bike?
Yep .. not had time t get the spanners on it yet apart from an oil and filter change.

Putting a beefy spring - 76 N/MM on it on Friday to cope with my weight. I'll get the suspension set up first then play with the gearing.

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Old 06-28-2011, 03:57 PM   #807
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I love my 570

1st place at the Idaho Rally (RallyMoto) the weekend before last

And

7th place in the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this past Sunday. Cut almost a minute off my time from 2010 on the BMW G650 X Challenge. The bike had more to offer than I could fully use most of the way up the mountain.
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:05 PM   #808
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I love my 570

1st place at the Idaho Rally (RallyMoto) the weekend before last

And

7th place in the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this past Sunday. Cut almost a minute off my time from 2010 on the BMW G650 X Challenge. The bike had more to offer than I could fully use most of the way up the mountain.
Congratulations ropedrag! Any pics from Pikes Peak?
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:32 PM   #809
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Trying a New Product

Great finishes Ropedrag!


I picked up a new product at GDR this afternoon to try - the Splitstream fuel filter screen. One of the local MX guys has been running one on his FI CRF450 and noted it picking up a lot of trash in the filter screen when re-fueling. He told the GDR guys about it, they are trying them out and I picked one up on my way home from work today.
Little pricy for a filter - $29.95, but if it helps minimize pump and FI issues it would be well worth it.
I bought one for my 570, since in D/S trim I am likely to get gas anywhere. I didn't get one for my 09 450, mainly because I didn't want to drop $60 on filters in one afternoon... and I mostly run fuel from the same station in my off-road bike and haven't had any problems with it and it is 2 1/2 years old.

Simple and easy to install, basically a nylon fuel filter sock that locks into place under the gas cap. Quality of the nylon, seams, etc look good. I am curious on the life, and if it can be cleaned periodically. The packaging indicates it is made in The Netherlands and they have a web site.

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Old 06-29-2011, 12:32 AM   #810
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What about using one of these new cush sprockets?



(Haven't seen a reply to danketchpel's post yet so I'm bumping)

I'm curious if anyone's tried these out for those days when carving up a canyon is necessary.
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