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Old 07-30-2013, 02:22 PM   #1306
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Rear Fender Fix

Rear Fender Fix

Some peoples rear fenders have been breaking completely off.

Well----thanks again to ER for sacrificing his rear fender---I don't want that to happen to me-----especially on a long trip away from home.

I made 2 brackets---one on each side to support the floppy rear fender---here is the finished product.
I can't believe how stout it made the rear fender-----with just one bracket fastened up when I tried to shake the
rear fender it shook the whole bike------that fender won't flex any now.



First I mig welded a bracket to my Wolfman pannier racks.






Then I made this rod-----I wanted the rod to be a bolt on item and not welded to the bike anywhere in case you
needed to remove the fender or saddlebag racks. I took a solid piece of round steel about 3/8" in diameter and heated up the ends
with an oxycetylene torch red hot and pounded the ends flat with a hammer. While doing so I bent one end at an angle
to fit to the bolt on the turn signal. Then drilled a hole in each end.

I bolted it all up and I was done.
I think I'll send a bill to Husky for 1.2 million dollars.
Or should I send it to BMW-------yeh---that's what I'll do.
They have to be responsible for this fiasco.

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Old 07-30-2013, 02:22 PM   #1307
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:43 PM   #1308
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Rear Fender Fix

Some peoples rear fenders have been breaking completely off.

Well----thanks again to ER for sacrificing his rear fender---I don't want that to happen to me-----especially on a long trip away from home.

I made 2 brackets---one on each side to support the floppy rear fender---here is the finished product.
I can't believe how stout it made the rear fender-----with just one bracket fastened up when I tried to shake the
rear fender it shook the whole bike------that fender won't flex any now.




Thats a great idea for those who have racks with out a rear brace!
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:44 PM   #1309
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Question what's this fitting for?

I'm way behind on mods - doing the canisterectomy today, anyone know what the bare tube nipple is for on the bottom of the airbox? Just forward of the drain tube.

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Old 07-30-2013, 03:25 PM   #1310
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I'm way behind on mods - doing the canisterectomy today, anyone know what the bare tube nipple is for on the bottom of the airbox.
There's three nipples next to each other, one goes to the motor, one's a drain & one's open & looks like a source for unfiltered air to enter.

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Speculating, as I have not opened the air box. It's a drain on the dirty side to allow water that comes in via the intake to have a place to go?
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:55 AM   #1311
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I remember reading a post either here or on CH where someone mentioned swapping the radiator cap for a model off another bike. The result was a cap that had a much better valve.

However, I can't find this post anywhere now. Does anybody recall this?
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:21 AM   #1312
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I remember reading a post either here or on CH where someone mentioned swapping the radiator cap for a model off another bike. The result was a cap that had a much better valve.

However, I can't find this post anywhere now. Does anybody recall this?
It was a post on CafeHusky. He'd replaced the radiator cap with the cap off his 2008 KLX250S. The cap had the same pressure rating, but the vacuum valve had lower tension. Thread was "Check engine light on".
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:02 AM   #1313
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Thanks, Nev. I distinctly recall looking up the part and prices, but I was away from my bike at the time so I decided to wait.

I don't necessarily need a new cap, but I would like to have a spare around for the day beat the current one to smithereens after fighting to get it off for half an hour.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:02 PM   #1314
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Everything I need to repair the deer damage is on back order. Anyone know of an aftermarket headlight that fits the stock mounting points?

Time to get out the epoxy and fiberglass mating.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:27 PM   #1315
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Everything I need to repair the deer damage is on back order. Anyone know of an aftermarket headlight that fits the stock mounting points?

Time to get out the epoxy and fiberglass mating.
Hey HuskyKT,
Glad to hear you son is OK and sorry about the bike. I broke all the same stuff this winter. Here's a link to my thread and how I repaired it. I used JB Weld. I also slipped some zip ties between the plastic housing and the Rad and put it thru the extra holes near the mounting points on top. I've rallied this bike hard for over 3k miles since the fix and nothing has budged. Hope this helps and good luck!

http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/cra...t-dummy.30452/
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:05 PM   #1316
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I didn't rule the Heidenau's out---------it's what I would prefer. ut I Bhave 3 brand new rear tires in my garage that need used-------2 my son gave me (MT-21's)---and the Rally Raid I had for my 950 which I sold a few months ago.
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I had the Stock Tourence EXp's from my New Strada sold on ebay for $150 a week before I took delivery. The first think I did when I brought it home was rip off the tires to deliver to the buyer. I went right to the Scout 60's and used the stock size. 600 miles into them and the rubber hairs are still on the the tire. The road riding is okay but I get the wobble over 75. In some conditions I can go 82 without the wobble. I'll never know if its because of the tires because I never rode on the EXP's.

Do your tires give you a high speed wobble?
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:50 PM   #1317
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Do your tires give you a high speed wobble?
I"ve had 3 different tires on my bike-----never any kind of wobble of any kind at any speed.

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Old 07-31-2013, 07:06 PM   #1318
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I"ve had 3 different tires on my bike-----never any kind of wobble of any kind at any speed.

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Old 07-31-2013, 07:10 PM   #1319
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I gone through the stock tires and currently running Michelin T63 and never a wobble. Mind you it wanders a bit but I've never ridden a bike with a 21" front hoop and knobs that didn't.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:13 PM   #1320
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Rayzor....you mentioned a "deflector". Are you running some kind of windshield? Every shield I have put on has caused some high speed wobble. Some worse than others due to design factors & mount positions.

If so, remove the shield & mounts completely and go feel the difference.

Next, balance that front tire very good and let some air out. Try about 25 psi in it (front & rear). Go feel the difference.

Buy a Static Wheel Balancer if you don't have one. Quite cheap and you can learn to use it in your garage very easily with a big dose of patience. Get that wheel balanced to near perfect. I even put duck tape over my weights to help keep them in place (over rough terrain).

BUT I'm REAL picky. I like über balanced wheels underneath me. Don't care what it looks like, if it works great. And keeps working great.

I've run the K60 Scout front & rear a fair bit. Got a pair on my F800 right now. The front K60 is VERY smooth when the wheel is properly balanced and tire pressure set below 30psi.

I'm betting its your windshield of some sort, if you got one. If you don't, then you're screwed. You got a dud. It's worthless. I'll give you $2,000 for it (as a parts bike, of course).

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