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Old 12-16-2011, 10:05 PM   #346
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And then there's the exploding fork issue (at 95 miles on a new bike, lady rider), post 11. This was a problem 8 or 10 years ago, seems it hasn't been cured.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=700385

Not 205'd, another link.
And I was starting to warm up to the G650...
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:07 AM   #347
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http://www.vstroma.com/oilfillercap.htm

dr & strom use ths same oil filer cap.
this provides security on the road
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:08 PM   #348
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dr & strom use ths same oil filer cap.
this provides security on the road
People steal your drain plug???
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:58 PM   #349
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People steal your drain plug???
that's an oil fill cap and is a security concern for those SOB.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:23 PM   #350
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People steal your drain plug???
It is supposed to be a mild deterrent for people who would love to fill your crankcase with sand, sugar etc.
Some people in the third world think of this prank along with putting padlocks on spokes, stealing fuel and the like.
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:59 PM   #351
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I have never had anything like that done to my bikes in Central America but have had things done in the states.

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It is supposed to be a mild deterrent for people who would love to fill your crankcase with sand, sugar etc.
Some people in the third world think of this prank along with putting padlocks on spokes, stealing fuel and the like.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:36 AM   #352
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Helped out the US economy today by purchasing a bunch of stuffs from Twisted throttle and Procycle. Ordered a centerstand (Finally), bash plate (Finally), steel braided brake lines, caliper and master cylinder rebuild kits, speedo drive eliminator, new chain and sprockets, and tee-shirts for me lol.

Any advice for installing the center stand? Seems pretty straight forward, although most of the directions are in German...
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:18 PM   #353
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that's an oil fill cap and is a security concern for those SOB.
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It is supposed to be a mild deterrent for people who would love to fill your crankcase with sand, sugar etc.
Some people in the third world think of this prank along with putting padlocks on spokes, stealing fuel and the like.
OIC...wow, I would have never thought of doing that....sort of like cutting the straps on helmets I guess. Of course if I catch them, I have something special for them:

.38 special to be specific:

but not this one
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:15 PM   #354
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Anyone else carry those? They want $9.50 to ship a $15 item. That was a dealbreaker for me.

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Old 02-12-2012, 05:08 PM   #355
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Anyone else carry those? They want $9.50 to ship a $15 item. That was a dealbreaker for me.

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Old 02-12-2012, 07:22 PM   #356
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It is supposed to be a mild deterrent for people who would love to fill your crankcase with sand, sugar etc.
Some people in the third world think of this prank along with putting padlocks on spokes, stealing fuel and the like.
yep it's a visual deterrent. young punk kids think nothing of playing/touching other people's things down here. the concept of ownership it's mine does not mean the same thing in a poor society. with that cap on a young kid can't try and take that part off for the fun of it. it's a lock-down thing and like has been said equally important in places in the US.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:34 AM   #357
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Any advice for installing the center stand? Seems pretty straight forward, although most of the directions are in German...
Yup, put it all together but don't tighten the pivot bolts (unless you need to to make sure everything fits correctly) and leave the springs off. Then pull the pivot bolts and drop the center stand. Now hook the springs to the bike and center stand and slip the center stand back up into the bike and insert the pivot bolts.

It much easier that way than trying to stretch the springs on after everything is all bolted up.

I've done it that way with every bike I installed a center stand on and never drew blood

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Old 02-13-2012, 07:27 AM   #358
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Yup, put it all together but don't tighten the pivot bolts (unless you need to to make sure everything fits correctly) and leave the springs off. Then pull the pivot bolts and drop the center stand. Now hook the springs to the bike and center stand and slip the center stand back up into the bike and insert the pivot bolts.

It much easier that way than trying to stretch the springs on after everything is all bolted up.

I've done it that way with every bike I installed a center stand on and never drew blood

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I've never done it that way with every bike I installed a center stand and ALWAYS drew blood. I'll try to remember next time!
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:03 AM   #359
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Helped out the US economy today by purchasing a bunch of stuffs from Twisted throttle and Procycle.
Any advice for installing the center stand? Seems pretty straight forward, although most of the directions are in German...
Huh - helped out US economy - instructions in German ? You may be helping more then the US economy
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:31 AM   #360
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Just installed one of these last week. I found it easy to totally assemble the center stand and then remove rear mounting bolt on the right, spring side. Pivot the right side counter clockwise. Install spring. Rotate Assembly back into position. Worked easy for me. Stand itself gives you a lot of leverage to rotate back into position.

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I've never done it that way with every bike I installed a center stand and ALWAYS drew blood. I'll try to remember next time!
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