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Old 10-26-2011, 10:53 AM   #16
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Since I plan to pull the engine to do this, are there things in the bottom end that you all would anticipate will need to be replaced?
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:20 AM   #17
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Since I plan to pull the engine to do this, are there things in the bottom end that you all would anticipate will need to be replaced?
Why are you pulling the motor ?? How many miles on your engine ?
Your lower end should be fine for a long time.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:22 AM   #18
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Nothing,,,the lower end is rock solid. Very few ruin the lower end and it is usually from oil starvation! I've seen both oil damage at the top in regards to cams and head and also to lower end bearings and sprockets.
The only thing in the lower end if you call it that is the DOO, it must be looked at. For the 08 and up if you really think the DOO is OK, the spring is not. It's too long and won't have anywhere enough tension in it after the first adjustment. Just spend the few extra $$ and buy the complete kit, DOO, torsion spring...then it's problem solved! Also replace all gaskets you disturb except the valve cover gasket. You will find that once they are disturbed they leave some part of themselves on either cases, this will sooner or later result in a leak. Also, check the righthand side. Primarily the oil screen, it will be semi filled with crap from the factory assembly proceedure where they think that too much silicon is better than puting in the correct amount of grease in the bearings!!!
While you have your bike in bits, time to retorque the steering head bearings, and also regrease the swing arm bearing. Both locations will have little to no grease in them especially the swingarm. Then, will it ever stop?...lol, go after the upgraded subframe kit, get the drill through kit. It's a solid fix for us who are either fat bastards or carry a lot of weight when touring. Yep I'm sort of both!
Hmmm...?? What else???....Carb mods, exhaust mods, airbox mods.......it's a farkler's wet dream!!! Yep..me ....lol

Need a hand or info just ask........pm me if I don't respond....
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:38 AM   #19
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Pulling the motor mostly to get things cleaned up. I've got a few rust spots on the frame I wanted to get cleaned and painted...It's been ridden just about everyday since I bought it in Oct 2008. Just about 50K miles

Willys...Thanks for the suggestions.....but way ahead on those aspects
Doo replaced at around 1500 miles, doo good, spring worhtless (Torsion spring installed)
Sub frame bolts upgraded with the drill through kit
Pulled the bike (all but the engine) apart earlier this year and greased, lubed, re-torqued and "lock-tited" almost everything.
Already planned on cleaning the oil screen, but thanks for the reminder

Other upgrades to be installed with the 685 kit...stainless brakelines and a fork brace...then it's done
(except for maybe an aftermarket exhaust later....)
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:38 PM   #20
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I suggest you buy it from this site: http://www.eaglemike.com/

Mike's well known as the king of customer service, he only sells quality products (no knockoff junk) and he stands behind what he sells.

He gets the CA Stu stamp of approval.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:37 PM   #21
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Didn't know Eaglemike carries hop up kits. Cool beans, highly recommended. Even better that it's a very competitive price.
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:03 PM   #22
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Mike has a great web site up and running now too!

First class act for sure!..


Doh....didn't see the link...DOH!!!
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Willy's give me your trailer i still want it. and while were at it just trade me KlR's
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