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Old 03-08-2013, 11:12 AM   #3661
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Thanks Ed. Looks like a start up money maker for someone with machine shop tools/experience. Need to take into account orientation before dis-assembly, so the fittings were easy access. Like Bill Blue, use a core charge, I'll send you the drilled out swing arm/lever, you send yours back, and get the refund. Not in the position to do that myself, any takers? What would someone be willing to pay for this service. Anyone know how much time required, so could put a fair price on this service? IMO, only someone who's got the bike would be in a position to get it right. Craig Vetter did well making fairings for Goldwings, before Honda finally smartened up and then they came that way. This bike, I think, is going to sell very well.
This seems like a bunch of trouble when it ain't that hard to remove the swingarm and lube everything up every so often.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:38 AM   #3662
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This seems like a bunch of trouble when it ain't that hard to remove the swingarm and lube everything up every so often.
Good point. Just looking at maintenance interval, probably falls under suspension, Inspect (clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace if necessary), at 8, 16, and 24K. What do you figure, 45 minutes to get it off?
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:40 AM   #3663
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This seems like a bunch of trouble when it ain't that hard to remove the swingarm and lube everything up every so often.
FLAGGER: You might be right....also depends on the bike's usage...if you like cavorting in swamps and muck, having zerks is worth it....or if you have an XR400R that has a segment of the swing arm bolt that can NEVER be properly greased, annual disassembly is the only solution. If you have a KLR that gets high mileage and a huge variety of road conditions...zerks are high value.

If you do plan to grease with the EXPENSIVE high content moly grease specified, start hunting for it...it's hard to find and 3 or 4 times the $ of conventional grease. It's WAAAAY different formulation from the popular boat trailer hub grease most guys use.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:46 AM   #3664
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Good point. Just looking at maintenance interval, probably falls under suspension, Inspect (clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace if necessary), at 8, 16, and 24K. What do you figure, 45 minutes to get it off?
Just to remove it? Less than that. The following is from memory... be gentle.

1) remove wheel
2) unscrew brake clips
3) hang caliper or let rest on floor
4) remove lower portion of chain guide or pop master on chain if you've installed one.. i hate messing with this so go after the guide
5) remove link bolts
6) remove pivot bolt

I've already binned my chainguard so add that if you need/want to remove it each time.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:51 AM   #3665
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FLAGGER: You might be right....also depends on the bike's usage...if you like cavorting in swamps and muck, having zerks is worth it....or if you have an XR400R that has a segment of the swing arm bolt that can NEVER be properly greased, annual disassembly is the only solution. If you have a KLR that gets high mileage and a huge variety of road conditions...zerks are high value.

If you do plan to grease with the EXPENSIVE high content moly grease specified, start hunting for it...it's hard to find and 3 or 4 times the $ of conventional grease. It's WAAAAY different formulation from the popular boat trailer hub grease most guys use.
Not dismissing zerks completely... had them on a XR650L. Useful... but not a panacea... still should to remove swingarm every so often for inspection.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:44 PM   #3666
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Thanks for the torque specs, that was my next query! Now, anychance of a brief step-by-step?
I've got to grease the lower shock linkage on my recently acquired, CRF250X. Here are two good videos which illustrate the process, which is very similar on most dirt bikes. The first video demonstrates greasing the suspension on the Honda CRF250R.



The second video also presents some good tips, and demonstrates greasing the suspension on a Suzuki dirt bike.



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Old 03-08-2013, 12:58 PM   #3667
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Read the comments for that second video, pretty funny...

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Old 03-08-2013, 01:05 PM   #3668
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I've got to grease the lower shock linkage on my recently acquired, CRF250X. Here are two good videos which illustrate the process, which is very similar on most dirt bikes. The first video demonstrates greasing the suspension on the Honda CRF250R.



The second video also presents some good tips, and demonstrates greasing the suspension on a Suzuki dirt bike.



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Did you notice after inhaling the contact cleaner, is when he went into slow motion? Sorry couldn't resist. Thanks Spud, always great info coming from you!
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:51 PM   #3669
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Excellent info, I am still not sure what the disassembly sequence is ( due to watching the video on my iPhone ) but I will try to figure it out by watching on the home PC later...
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:57 PM   #3670
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EJK Installation

I'm ready to install my Dobeck EJK. I think it's possible to do without lifting the tank. My question is, can anybody tell me how the existing connectors come apart? I looked at Rick Ramsey's photos but can't tell how the top (gray) connection separates from the bottom (blue) half. Do you squeeze a particular area of the top connector? There's not much room to work and I may need my wife's small hands so any tips would be appreciated. If she breaks a nail ......
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:16 AM   #3671
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:32 AM   #3672
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I'm ready to install my Dobeck EJK. I think it's possible to do without lifting the tank. My question is, can anybody tell me how the existing connectors come apart? I looked at Rick Ramsey's photos but can't tell how the top (gray) connection separates from the bottom (blue) half. Do you squeeze a particular area of the top connector? There's not much room to work and I may need my wife's small hands so any tips would be appreciated. If she breaks a nail ......
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You can see how the gray one comes undone in Rick's 3rd pic, pinch the back part down to raise the front of it up over the part that sticks up on the blue part, and pull. Bet you'll have to take the tank off.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:49 AM   #3673
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I'm ready to install my Dobeck EJK. I think it's possible to do without lifting the tank. My question is, can anybody tell me how the existing connectors come apart? I looked at Rick Ramsey's photos but can't tell how the top (gray) connection separates from the bottom (blue) half. Do you squeeze a particular area of the top connector? There's not much room to work and I may need my wife's small hands so any tips would be appreciated. If she breaks a nail ......
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Get your wife some Lee Press-Ons for her tiny fingers. Trim her stock nails down as close as comfortable, and put her on a protein-rich diet. Have her first practice on some similar connectors that are easier to access, until she can do it in the dark, blindfolded.

'Bet she has no problems getting that sucker apart! Remember to apply the Press-Ons for her after she cleans up. Some women really like having long nails, and feel somewhat incomplete without them.

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Old 03-09-2013, 06:50 AM   #3674
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I'm almost embarrassed to admit this now, but I was able to connect the EJK without removing the tank I did however remove a bit of skin doing so! Wasn't too bad, but tank off would sure have been a lot easier.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:56 AM   #3675
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Just did my valve clearance today at 790 miles

Neither inlet or exhaust were out of spec.

Thanks for Lost's post for some guidance. In fact I didn't need to remove the tank, simply unbolt and rest sideways on the frame.

The rocker cover bolts were virtually hand tight only. As I don't have the manual yet, does anyone have the torque setting for these?



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