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Old 11-11-2012, 01:28 PM   #31456
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I dunno, I know I have and I'm sure many (most) of us owners have killed the battery by leaving the key on, and then tried to crank it on a dead battery. Never harmed the speedometer. There must be something else in the mix other than just a dead battery.
My other thought would be glitching the speedo / head unit when trying to jump start or removing the battery. I'm pretty sure the speedo on the WRR is much more than just a speedo, and has part of the circuitry for the FI / ignition system built into it. I don't think the bike will run without it being plugged in. It is a weird deal no matter how you dice it.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:31 PM   #31457
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Also have a look at Highway Dirt Bikes' setup, especially if you also need/want hand guards and/or an easy way to mount stuff like power outlets or switches
I really like the look / reviews of the HDB stuff but I've already got bars, handguards, and sometime soon a Scotts SUB mount. Once I buy the Scotts their clamps and risers will be what I will use; I'm looking for something for the short term to be able to mount the 1 1/8" bars I have.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:42 PM   #31458
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I really like the look / reviews of the HDB stuff but I've already got bars, handguards, and sometime soon a Scotts SUB mount. Once I buy the Scotts their clamps and risers will be what I will use; I'm looking for something for the short term to be able to mount the 1 1/8" bars I have.
Pretty sure he'll happily sell you the one of his top clamps and a Scotts-compatible sub-mount. Best of both worlds, and then you can just buy the stabilizer plus the pin.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:19 PM   #31459
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I really like the look / reviews of the HDB stuff but I've already got bars, handguards, and sometime soon a Scotts SUB mount. Once I buy the Scotts their clamps and risers will be what I will use; I'm looking for something for the short term to be able to mount the 1 1/8" bars I have.
Rocky Mountain/Tusk is good and cheap. I have used their stuff on my bikes. These may for your short term needs BA.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...fat+bar+clamps
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:23 PM   #31460
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Rocky Mountain/Tusk is good and cheap. I have used their stuff on my bikes. These may for your short term needs BA.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...fat+bar+clamps
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:26 PM   #31461
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A little fall maintenance this weekend. Two brand new Dunlop 606's and a new YUASA
battery. We're just starting to get into our really good riding season here in California
now.

I went on a group ride a couple of weeks ago and spent a few days camping
up in the Sierras. The original battery was not liking the cold early morning starts at
all. So after 4 1/2 years I replaced it with an identical battery. Hope I can get the same
life out of this one!.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:56 PM   #31462
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After new steering bearings, I got one more good ride in before the weather looks like its gonna turn cold on us out here in the midwest... Missouri Fall Colors at their best!















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Old 11-11-2012, 07:17 PM   #31463
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Took a few years but I finally managed to break off one of those big/fugly front turn signals yesterday......"looped it" on a step up........decided to go right rather than use the rocks like one of those pussies.......I think the rocks would've been a better choice.......the bike landed there .......time to upgrade the turn signals

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:26 PM   #31464
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Took a few years but I finally managed to break off one of those big/fugly front turn signals yesterday......"looped it" on a step up........decided to go right rather than use the rocks like one of those pussies.......I think the rocks would've been a better choice.......the bike landed there .......time to upgrade the turn signals

LOL!

I ain't saying WHY I'm laughing. All I'm saying is it's nice to walk away even if the bike can't!

I spent the day breaking in a new set of MT16's. Brand new - just a couple round the block street rides (maybe 10 miles) to rough 'em up a tad.

Tore one knob completely off, two knobs chunked, and three knobs split at the base.

For the record, MT16's can't quite handle 140 miles of pinned 80mph SoCal freeways...

On the other hand it felt really good for the the 40 miles of dirt I played in!

I'm going to try the Scorpion XC Mid-Hard Dots next.

If they fail I'm going to cave to the MT43 Trials Tires...I haven't quite made that leap yet.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:11 PM   #31465
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the bike landed there

Chris where did you land, did you drag it down the rocks for the restart? Could be a little sore after that.

I know the feeling...:
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:18 PM   #31466
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I spent the day breaking in a new set of MT16's. Brand new - just a couple round the block street rides (maybe 10 miles) to rough 'em up a tad.

Tore one knob completely off, two knobs chunked, and three knobs split at the base.

For the record, MT16's can't quite handle 140 miles of pinned 80mph SoCal freeways...

On the other hand it felt really good for the the 40 miles of dirt I played in!
Is that the rear? The MT-16 is my favorite front tire right now and my last one lasted pretty well and is now on my girlfriend's XT225 to finish wearing out. No chunks or tears on it.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:20 PM   #31467
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:18 PM   #31468
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Is that the rear? The MT-16 is my favorite front tire right now and my last one lasted pretty well and is now on my girlfriend's XT225 to finish wearing out. No chunks or tears on it.
Yeah, rear tire. The front's in good shape and it stuck very well overall. Having said that, the front is DOT...the rear? Notsomuch...

Honestly, if I decided to keep the speeds down to something a bit more reasonable (ie: 65mph instead of 80) the rear would probably have been fine. I was doing a bit of "destructive testing" - that is, seeing how much punishment the tire would take to failure. Roosting and hammering the blue roads...and topspeed (saw 87 mph for a brief downhill "wind at my back" second) on the highway.

My gut tells me it's a decent tire I just wasn't nice to.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:54 AM   #31469
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Swapping handlebars

I've never swapped out bars before so I'm looking for a step-by-step guide that takes me through the high level tasks. Can anyone point me in the right direction or elaborate here?
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:20 AM   #31470
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I've never swapped out bars before so I'm looking for a step-by-step guide that takes me through the high level tasks. Can anyone point me in the right direction or elaborate here?

Bash3r (Bill) has a ton of How-to vids on his website. Here is one for the install of his new Pro Tapers which should help you out:

http://www.basherdesigns.com/2010/01...bars-and-more/



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