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Old 10-18-2013, 09:17 AM   #1816
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re chain lubing, Ive wanted to try a vacuum bag kitchen type, put clean O ring chain in with lube, vacuum it, lube will be forced inside the o rings.

i dont have a TR but I think they are cool
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:58 PM   #1817
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Wolftrax, I'm having trouble posting pictures but I do have some, check your PM for more info. I used 1/4" x 1/8" flat steel and think it looks very good, was $3 for a 36" stick from ACE Hardware and is very sturdy now.

I also bought a spare AIT and made The Eruption, fairly simple. Here's where I learned something: no tools needed to R&R the AIT, I removed the 2 small torx screws thinking they were holding a retainer, they were not, only the AIT holder. The AIT will come out simply by removing the electrical connector and then pressing the tab on the AIT while pulling down at the same time. Could've saved some time had I known that but I didn't see that bit of information posted anywhere else and I didn't look at the parts breakdown either, so that's on me.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:04 PM   #1818
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Looking at hand guards as the last expense for a while. Cycra seems to be the direction I'm leaning. What model would you suggest.
Buddy bought a Madstrad wind screen yesterday. Looks like a great setup.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:01 AM   #1819
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Looking at hand guards as the last expense for a while. Cycra seems to be the direction I'm leaning. What model would you suggest.
Buddy bought a Madstrad wind screen yesterday. Looks like a great setup.
I like my Cycra Probends.
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:40 PM   #1820
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Windshield

First of all , thanks Delnari (from Cafe-Kusky) for the idea
I have taken a front fender of a crashed car (trash bin) and cut a similar OEM screen (0$)


I wraped it with a vinyl carbone decal and installed on bike.
Note: this windshield is taller than oem (8cm)


I buyed a KTM Part Number: 76508065000 windshield, same of Delnari
I'm going to install it with self-tappered bolts in bottom holes and with original bolts in top holes
i´ll put it higher than Delnari, I want more protection.
I'm still checking the position

I'll post the final result asap.
gassss (I apologize for my english and poor phone pics )
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:38 PM   #1821
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Shows for me. I posted this on CH originally,

http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/oil...-4#post-335934
FYI, I figured out recently that pictures that I uploaded to CH only show if you are logged into CH. I hosted this picture on a different server and so it should show in the original post for anyone who wasn't able to see it before.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:39 PM   #1822
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More PVC Tail Plates available

I finished another production run. PM's sent to those on the backorder list.

There are two plates remaining available. Send me a PM, if you want one of these.



Grade 8 hardware is included and my original is still working great after lots of hard use.

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Old 10-21-2013, 09:26 PM   #1823
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Is the new Uni-Filter worth its weight?

My first good test of the new Uni-filter foam element. I rode about 1,000 miles with it installed by itself (no pre-filter, as shown previously). Spent a whole day at the Falling Leaf Rally eating dust behind BigDog and another rider on forest roads. Figured that ought to provide a fair test. Let's have a look at the result.

I am pleased to say I have finally found a perfect wrench to attack the airbox door with. Got this skinny, long-neck, 1/4" drive, Star wrench set from Harbor Freight.



Pittsburgh brand, as you can see. Let's me go at it straight on without even using the swivel joint. Fits into the hole nicely…..much better than a socket type.



Now, here's the first looksee at the dirty FOAM filter:





Appears to have done a good job catching dust & dirt. Take a look at the back side:



Very clean……and nothing seemed to get past it.



I gave it the White Glove test inside there, and came up clean!

You can sure see dirt stuck to the perimeter of the front edge on the plastic frame:



Remember, there was clear silicone adhesive around the face edge……from sealing the filter to the frame. Dust appears to have stuck to that material. So, it gave me an idea. I wiped grease around the outer edge of the frame before pushing back into the airbox. Figure that would help catch any dust trying to sneak by the air filter.

I bought two of these filters, so that I could make a fast swap-out. This gives me plenty of casual time to wash & dry the dirty filter. I will say it was more difficult to clean the foam element, than most others since the foam is attached to stiffening frame. You don't want to get too rough with it and tear the foam away from the plastic frame its mounted on.

Consequently, I just worked it carefully in a small bucket of hot water & Dawn dishwashing soap. Its my 2nd favorite cleaner (2nd only to gasoline). Don't use gasoline on this foam, as that usually damages the material and/or ruins the glued mount.

So far, I'm very pleased with this new filter. Its working very well for me.

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Old 10-23-2013, 03:27 PM   #1824
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HF, Have you noticed any performance gains or losses? Does it sound different when you crack the throttle? Did the fuel economy change?

I'm curious to the performance side.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:04 PM   #1825
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It seems to run very good with this foam filter; though, I can't say its any better than with the stock pleated paper filter.

Remember, I was running the stock paper with the additional foam pre-filter stuffed into the inlet port. So, I came from that reference point to this configuration (above). I do believe its running better....a little stronger.... with the single foam filter versus the double combo before. Probably breathing easier now.

I'd have to do a comparative on a dyno to be certain. My bike still pulls wheelies easily under its own power, in 1st gear, with either configuration.

As far as "sound", I haven't noticed any significant difference. At least none that has been noteworthy. The intake is quite concealed, so I don't hear it sucking air much. My Husaberg, now that's a loud intake. So, I might be biased or conditioned from riding the Berg. The Terra is a very quiet bike on both ends.

Fuel economy seems about the same.

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Old 10-23-2013, 06:52 PM   #1826
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What happened to my expansion bottle cap?

Several months ago, I noticed my cap was missing on the plastic bottle for the radiator fluid expansion - overflow. And I pondered how that happened. I remembered checking the fluid level, adding a bit, and screwing the cap back on firmly. While waiting for a replacement cap from the Motherland, I improvised with a piece of sponge first, then a small rubber plumbers plug second. These served the purpose well enough, until the new threaded cap arrived 6 weeks later (ouch).

With a new cap in hand, I went about the task of debugging the original problem……and soon identified the culprit. The black plastic shroud in front of the expansion bottle is too close to the neck. When I screwed the cap on, I didn't realize it was bottoming out on top of the plastic shroud, way before the threads were cinched tight. It "felt" tight....wouldn't turn anymore. Thought I was done. But in fact the cap was just mid-thread and not sealed. So apparently, it vibrated off (unwinding itself).

You better check yours out carefully and be sure you are not hanging up on the plastic shroud when you screw your cap on.

Here was my simple solution to eliminate this problem forever:



Simply trim away a little bit of the the plastic shroud to provide more clearance for the cap. There is plenty to play with there, so don't be stingy. Take your utility knife and slice a chunk out…..being very careful not to poke the bottle with your knife blade.

This is how the cap should look when properly seated onto the threads. Here, it is tightened down all the way.



The factory probably installed the bottle with cap in place, long before installing the plastic shroud. So, they would not have encountered this problem. You very likely will, if your clearance is like mine, the first time you unscrew that cap for a look inside the bottle.

I've given up trying to read the level thru the site window on that thingy. Can't find it even with a flashlight shining inside the bottle. So, I finally made me a dipstick out of a small wooden dowel rod. I can read the "wet" level very easily that way, and make sure I keep the bottle about one-half full.

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Old 10-23-2013, 11:17 PM   #1827
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@HighFive, you really are an encyclopedia of handy hints and tips! : thumb : clap
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:53 PM   #1828
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Hmmm,

HF, looks like you have green radiator coolant and still struggle to see the level?

Mine is clear, or at least I believe it is. I can't see it on the "gauge" either. When I took the cap off I couldn't tell what the level was, stuck my finger in and it barely wets the tip of my finger. Wondering if this is too low? Not had any boiling or over temp events like a lot of others, and the temp gauge never goes over half way (when I've bothered to look at it). Mind you, I bought the bike in Autumn and haven't ridden on overly warm days, but should I be ringing my shop and letting them know?
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:01 AM   #1829
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Hey there guys.

The one n only Stephan Scheffelmeier is about to make a case saver for the TR650 to prevent the chain running into and destroying the generator cover if anything happens to the chain. He has it all CAD'd up but has a question re aesthetics.

Should it have a 6 or 5 spoke design?

The thoughts of the forum are much appreciated:


This:


or this?

Hello,

I´m making the first batch of case savers with 6 spoke design now.
I´m not sure how many I should make because it´s not so cheap for me if I make to many for stock.

The case saver costs 75,55 Euro without VAT ( ~ 102 USD ) and I can ship it for
9,00 Euro ( ~ 12 USD )

if I can make a lager piece count I have lower costs so I will make 15% discount for preorders

http://www.bashplates.de/Husqvarna-T...a-650::99.html

Many Thanks Stephan.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:35 AM   #1830
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Thanks, Stephan......pre-order placed. I want "black" but didn't find a color choice option, so I included a note. Assuming you'll send email when payment is due. Nice looking piece.

Your skid plate looks great, too. I would probably order one of those if I wasn't already setup.

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