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Old 01-01-2013, 01:13 PM   #1816
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I think that is a nice looking skid plate for the street, but off road you won't have any protection for your engine side cases. I would look into one with what I call ears on the sides of the skid plate.

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Old 01-01-2013, 02:45 PM   #1817
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Something i want to share here : As dual-sport supposes you go from road to dirt and vice-versa, one of the first and most useful addition i made to my bike is an air-pump and a deflator, as you can see on the picture installed on the handelbar
I have 25km on tarmac to reach my offroad playground, thus by winding roads, so i prefer having the right tire pressure - for me it would be 20 psi, and 12 for dirt/mud.



The air pump is a 10$ M-bike manual pump. You will need around 150 pumps to go from 12 to 20 psi

The tyre-deflator is made by Staun, fully ajustable. I use them for my 4x4.
Unfortunately you can only get them in 4-pack, and they are not cheap.
http://www.stauntyredeflators.com.au/
But maybe there are some other brands ...

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Old 01-01-2013, 03:05 PM   #1818
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Something i want to share here : As dual-sport supposes you go from road to dirt and vice-versa, one of the first and most useful addition i made to my bike is an air-pump and a deflator, as you can see on the picture installed on the handelbar
I have 25km on tarmac to reach my offroad playground, thus by winding roads, so i prefer having the right tire pressure - for me it would be 20 psi, and 12 for dirt/mud.



The air pump is a 10$ M-bike manual pump. You will need around 150 pumps to go from 12 to 20 psi

The tyre-deflator is made by Staun, fully ajustable. I use them for my 4x4.
Unfortunately you can only get them in 4-pack, and they are not cheap.
http://www.stauntyredeflators.com.au/
But maybe there are some other brands ...

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Great! Less weight is better. Some of us also ride bicycles, pumping for a while sure beats the added weight of a battery powered compressor. Good mounting point, I was going to put one on my rear rack, more likely to get toasted in a involuntary get off.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:26 PM   #1819
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range?

Hi,

I saw this bike with joy at the IM show and like everything except the tiny tank (2 gallons?) so I was wondering how big was the range and if anybody is already making a bigger tank. This and the WR250 are bikes I really like but the Yamaha is a lot expensive-er.

So what options if any are there for 3-5 gallon tanks? (I read the last 20 pages of this tread and could not find any info)

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Old 01-01-2013, 07:01 PM   #1820
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Spoke wrench size

Would anyone happen to know what size spoke wrench is needed. The so called "tool kit" that it came with didn't include a spoke wrench. Any thoughts on spoke torque wrenches, are they worth the money?

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Old 01-01-2013, 07:26 PM   #1821
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Would anyone happen to know what size spoke wrench is needed. The so called "tool kit" that it came with didn't include a spoke wrench. Any thoughts on spoke torque wrenches, are they worth the money?

Thanks
I own Motion Pro and OEM, Honda spoke wrenches. However, I also like my Tusk Spoke Wrench Set.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...k+spoke+wrench



Torque spoke wrenches are very expensive, and I don't trust them. When tightening spokes, I trust the feedback from my hand much more than I trust a torque wrench. As long as one applies common sense, it's very difficult to tighten a spoke too much.

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Old 01-01-2013, 07:52 PM   #1822
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The fuel tank is 2.3 gals., at 70 mpg the tank is ok for me, but others on long off road rides may want a larger tank. I don't think you will see a 4.0-5.0 gal. tank for this bike, lucky if a aftermarket tank is 3.0 or 3.3 gals. I'm going to go with the RotopaX Fuel Tank and carry it on the rear rack on the bike, for my extra long rides where fuel could be a problem.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:55 PM   #1823
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Gps

Is there a decent GPS and mount that everyone is using?
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:50 PM   #1824
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Is there a decent GPS and mount that everyone is using?
The Garmin Montana is the most powerful GPS on the market today for adv riding, and the rugged mount is awesome too.

Lots of options and probably best to search the Layin Down Tracks forum.


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Old 01-02-2013, 12:19 AM   #1825
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Chain

I put the 13T front sprocket on with the stock chain. I had to move the rear tire back to get the slack out of the chain. I'm wondering if there is a master link for the chain but I don't know what will work. I'd like to get the rear tire as far forward as I can and am wanting to remove a link, if that will work, using a master link. Will it work or do I need to look at a different chain?
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:39 AM   #1826
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I put the 13T front sprocket on with the stock chain. I had to move the rear tire back to get the slack out of the chain. I'm wondering if there is a master link for the chain but I don't know what will work. I'd like to get the rear tire as far forward as I can and am wanting to remove a link, if that will work, using a master link. Will it work or do I need to look at a different chain?
Instead of buying a new chain or cutting yours, you can fit a 42t rear sprocket in conjuction with your 13t front sprocket, then keep the original chain. It would gives you a 11.6% reduction, witch is still managable on road, and really better on dirt.

You will also need an odometer corrector, such the DRDspeedo.
You can get all this there http://www.crfsonly.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/290_293

Hope this helps

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:03 AM   #1827
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Instead of buying a new chain or cutting yours, you can fit a 42t rear sprocket in conjuction with your 13t front sprocket, then keep the original chain. It would gives you a 11.6% reduction, witch is still managable on road, and really better on dirt.

You will also need an odometer corrector, such the DRDspeedo.
You can get all this there http://www.crfsonly.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/290_293

Hope this helps

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+1 I run the 13/42 combination with the stock chain and I find it to be reasonable off road. And since the front sprocket is so easy to change, I also bought a 12t for the times when I temporarily need to ride knarley off road (haven't tried it yet though) -
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:42 AM   #1828
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Thanks JR.

Fell off and messed-up some ribs so haven't been riding. Will get at the valve adjustment soon.


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I was wondering the same and found it over here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...t=valve&page=9

Per the Service Manual

Valve Clearance
Index line IN - 0.16 +/- 0.03 mm (0.006 +/- 0.001 in)
Index Line EX - 0.27 +/- 0.03 mm (0.011 +/- 0.001 in)

So my question, Anyone know a replacement folding shift lever and brake lever?
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:25 AM   #1829
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MBrooks,

Why are you wanting to move the rear tire as far forward as possible? I just fitted the 13T sprocket over New Years but am a bit hesitant to do the 42T rear after reading all the trouble guys have had removing the stock 40T. I adjusted the rear wheel back 7-8mm to nearly the end of adjustment but have no chain slap. Is there some other advantage to moving the rear tire forward? You may notice that I am a legitimate Noob. Sorry if this is a silly question but i found myself wondering about the adjustment myself just 2 nights ago. Regards,
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:57 AM   #1830
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Looks good... yeah lots of snow

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We have 20" of snow on the ground here in WI. So our bikes are in the basement for a bit. Merry Christmas to me.
I found some Aerostich Tank Panniers under the tree.



For $3 at the local hardware store I procured some front attachment points:



I think they will ride there just fine but need more road testing,,,,



And now it is just damn cold here in Wisconsin too... My bike is in the garage hooked to a battery tender up in Portage
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