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Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 153,942
Posted By motometal
just read about the slip-on options for the 690. ...

just read about the slip-on options for the 690. They are all expensive but at least the Wings is somewhat reasonable. What's the markup on a $900 Akro slip on?
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 153,942
Posted By motometal
you are probably right. But you know how it goes,...

you are probably right. But you know how it goes, no matter how much you love your current bike, after "X" years you get the itch and the grass is greener. With either brand, there are bugs to work...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
I wouldn't panic yet. Lots of us have stockers...

I wouldn't panic yet. Lots of us have stockers in the basement...there's a thread somewhere on how to turn a stocker into a great unit...takes some fiddling but you are mechanically inclined.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 153,942
Posted By motometal
I have a well-loved 2007 TE610 and while it's...

I have a well-loved 2007 TE610 and while it's still going great, I was thinking about upgrading to a 690. This thread is not exactly encouraging me. It's hard to deny the power of the engine at the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
How would such a fine crack cause the bike to run...

How would such a fine crack cause the bike to run so badly?

Sounds like you have experience with seeing this on a 610...I'm just curious on the details.

Another thing not to be...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
I'm surprised, as you seem like a...

I'm surprised, as you seem like a tech/engineering oriented person. The only down side I see to the manual ones is the owner has to make sure the adjustment is correct. I don't like the idea that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By motometal
Some of those are probably 520 conversions as...

Some of those are probably 520 conversions as well, on bikes with way more power than a dual sport or an mx bike. A quality aluminum sprocket will last a long time on a single cylinder bike, as long...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By motometal
good for you for knowing you don't need to change...

good for you for knowing you don't need to change them as a set. I think dealers started that myth many years ago to sell more parts. It's really more about the chain (not being worn) than the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By motometal
I've had a similar experience on my 610. I don't...

I've had a similar experience on my 610. I don't think it's the sand as much as, your chain is shot. It's worn enough (some would say "stretched" that the force is all concentrated on one or two...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
horrible design that airboot, making the air take...

horrible design that airboot, making the air take a 90degree turn right before the carb. The SM guys put a pod filter on a pitch the entire box. Still not quite a straight shot but much closer. If...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 05:53 AM
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Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
look closely at your second pic...is that a crack...

look closely at your second pic...is that a crack down by the ear?
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
Kevin, on the packing, I highly doubt there's...

Kevin, on the packing, I highly doubt there's anything special about Leo's packing. Your local shop might carry some, Pro Circuit etc. Wouldn't hurt if it says it's for four stroke. When I was a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
Can this be replaced without releasing the...

Can this be replaced without releasing the pressure? You would have to take the eyelet off unless you are taking the cap off the shock and really tearing into it...

I suspect the bumper itself...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
longer bolts/Loctite/ligher touch when tightened?...

longer bolts/Loctite/ligher touch when tightened? Sounds like that center bolt is really soft..that's good to know.

Are the stock bolts that hold the tensioner on really short? When I had...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
After going through two leaking petcocks, I was...

After going through two leaking petcocks, I was told by experts to snip that wire and JB weld over it. Problem solved.
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
I don't think the 450s and 510s sold all that...

I don't think the 450s and 510s sold all that well and there was a time you could pick one up for a very reasonable price but...I haven't looked for a couple years. If someone would make an...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
In my opinion the most important difference is...

In my opinion the most important difference is the transmission. The 510 has tight ratios to the extent that you will never get it to work for both tight woods and open highway. Can't fix that with...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
Is it true that it's not likely to have slipped...

Is it true that it's not likely to have slipped unless you find the nut to be loose? If that's true, your first move is to lay the bike on it's side, remove the rear brake lever and right side case...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26,957
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Posted By motometal
nice pegs. I think mine are off a Yamaha. I...

nice pegs. I think mine are off a Yamaha. I have wanted to get pivot pegs, but haven't wanted to spend the money. If you are like me you will stand up a lot, so pegs matter.

On the idle,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
there are some great options out there these...

there are some great options out there these days. I used the one spec'ed for 450cc off road bikes, not as high tech but works great, light and was cheap. Made me wish I did it earlier due to the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
Was this verified with a direct measurement? ...

Was this verified with a direct measurement? Seems to me it would be a bit of a toss-up, considering the loss of length (we aren't taking up the slack/increasing prelead to make up for the reduced...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 07:37 PM
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Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
Right, and I haven't paid that much attention to...

Right, and I haven't paid that much attention to the thermal behavior in the past so not sure what's "normal" but...I had let it idle quite a while in the driveway, then went a couple miles and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
I suspect the Honda product is similar to...

I suspect the Honda product is similar to Yamabond 4.

Another tip-watch out for air lock when you fire it back up again. I rode a bit then checked temps, the head was quite hot but the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 26,957
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Posted By motometal
You are exactly right about spring behavior...

You are exactly right about spring behavior but...in practice, with this situation we are not re-adjusting the preload to account for the shorter spring and...it's a static situation vs. dynamic....
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
Ok folks so now I have changed out the cam...

Ok folks so now I have changed out the cam chain...am I glad I did it? Was at nine clicks. Laying the old and new chain side by side, and measuring/feeling the difference, I must say I'm rather...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
Careful...I assumed mine was just the inspection...

Careful...I assumed mine was just the inspection covers, they may have been leaking but it turns out the head cover (the entire top pc.) was leaking, which is a bit more major surgery but still not a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
no gasket, and it must be a very flat machined...

no gasket, and it must be a very flat machined surface because there were no spots with sealant on the face. But also I could see where the oil was seeping out. I think there were gaskets on the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
Thanks! I got it off, no need to remove the...

Thanks! I got it off, no need to remove the allen head bolts. I put an 18" pipe on the Tee handle of the puller tool, fully expecting to bend the tool's handle. It didn't bend and the flywheel...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
I'm working on changing out the cam chain. Got...

I'm working on changing out the cam chain. Got the head cover off, can see where it's been leaking. I"m happy with the way the Yamabond worked on the inspection covers (it looks like the excess the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
I'm sure plenty has been posted before about Seat...

I'm sure plenty has been posted before about Seat Concepts wider seats but...I got one of these installed a few months back and love it! Wish I had done it sooner! Service was great and turnaround...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
Have you tried Halls Cycles in Springfield, IL? ...

Have you tried Halls Cycles in Springfield, IL? I'd be surprised if they couldn't either sell you the right springs or point you in the right direction...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-25-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6,350
Views: 409,666
Posted By motometal
The 310 is lighter than some, and you can have a...

The 310 is lighter than some, and you can have a lot of fun on it no doubt...it just depends how serious/aggressive you are trying to get. A lighter bike which isn't used on the roads (and thus the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-24-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6,350
Views: 409,666
Posted By motometal
dumb question: do you need street legality for...

dumb question: do you need street legality for enduros?

If not...any kind of dual sport is a heavy pig for true off road. An older MX bike with a few tweaks would run circles around it in the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
What is the ambient temp? How long have you had...

What is the ambient temp? How long have you had the bike?
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
I just used a thin layer of Yamabond on the...

I just used a thin layer of Yamabond on the inspection covers and it worked great, no gasket. I think there is enough extra clearance to skip the gasket. If you ever have the water pump cover...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
A little sealant under the heads of the bolts...

A little sealant under the heads of the bolts only. You don't want to get any in the engine. Maybe this is obvious, just trying to help...

Did you take the head cover off too or wasn't that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
Good advice and I had read that advice in the...

Good advice and I had read that advice in the past and it made sense. That's what I did the first time around with the Yamabond, sealing up the cover and bolts but oil leaking continued...on the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
I tore into my bike a bit last year to fix the...

I tore into my bike a bit last year to fix the oil leak on the head. I thought it was the valve adjustment inspection covers so I re-did those with Yamabond in a thin layer (no gasket). Oil still...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26,957
Views: 3,892,395
Posted By motometal
Good advice there. If the adjustment is too...

Good advice there. If the adjustment is too tight, that's it right there. Otherwise...

Are the metal disks in these steel? I think they are, in which case they don't wear enough to matter. The...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-15-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6,350
Views: 409,666
Posted By motometal
sounds cool. You can't go wrong with TG! I like...

sounds cool. You can't go wrong with TG! I like most of what they have but really have no need to venture away from Psuedo Sue...
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