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Old 12-03-2012, 11:35 AM   #8056
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Thanks guys, thats sort of what I thought as well. Does pretty much the same thing as it would on a car rim. Wasnt sure how wide our rims were VS a smaller duke or whatever, so i also wasnt sure if they just threw a tad wider of a tire on our rims, and the rims on our bikes were the same as the smaller dukes and whatnot.

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:15 PM   #8057
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The standard tyres sizes are not numbers plucked out of the air.

Worst mistake I made was fitting some sticky rubber to a bike before my annual biking holiday at the Isle of Man TT races. My tyre size wasn't made in the proper sticky ones, so I went up a size. Slowed the steering at all speeds, and damn near spat me off (and I guy I was riding that section with) when it started into a nasty weave on Quarry bends. It was absolutely hopeless at anything over a ton, and pretty useless at anything under. Ruined the riding bit of the holiday for me.

Taught me a lesson, that's for sure. Hope it helps someone else.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:16 AM   #8058
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Just squeaked 260km / 156mi out of a tank. 36km of that was with the fuel light on. The bike then took 16l of gas, and the capacity is 17.5l so that's pretty damn good range. The most I've got out of a tank. Need I say that I'm running stock gearing?

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:19 PM   #8059
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Not to many that offer bars in Carbon Fiber. Two mfg's that I know of. If you want an alloy bar you sure do have several more choices.

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You guys are kinda trapping yourselves into a couple different brands of hanebars, when in reality there are many, many more brands. ProTaper, Answer, Rental, just get a dirt bike magazine and check them out, probably at least 50 different bends for your viewing pleasure.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:11 AM   #8060
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Clutch Pull

Quick question: Is increased clutch pull stiffness after riding a while a sign that the Magura blood needs replacing or would it be something else?
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:21 PM   #8061
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Loe Vince pipe question. Just put new to me Leo Vince cans and Y pipe on, voltage regulator and shock spring are getting really hot to the touch! Anyone have problems with parts getting fried from to hot of aftermarket Y pipe? Stock has heat shield but Leo does not
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:56 PM   #8062
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Loe Vince pipe question. Just put new to me Leo Vince cans and Y pipe on, voltage regulator and shock spring are getting really hot to the touch! Anyone have problems with parts getting fried from to hot of aftermarket Y pipe? Stock has heat shield but Leo does not

Know of two guys running Leo stuff on SM's and others with unshielded pipes at that point, but haven't heard of RegRec getting smoked. Weld a nut onto the pipe, at a point where you could bolt up the stock shield again. Keeps ya from thinking about the problem, even if it turns out not to be one...

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:27 PM   #8063
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Quick question: Is increased clutch pull stiffness after riding a while a sign that the Magura blood needs replacing or would it be something else?
Curious to see what the word is on this question! My understanding is that it is the opposite feeling, clutch going soft, but am here to learn! I was thinking I had some basket wear, but maybe it is just time for fresh blood?
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:05 PM   #8064
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Curious to see what the word is on this question! My understanding is that it is the opposite feeling, clutch going soft, ...

That's what happened to me when mine failed. Logical when you think about it; fluid escaping past the oring.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:01 PM   #8065
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That's what happened to me when mine failed. Logical when you think about it; fluid escaping past the oring.
I found an acceptable o-ring replacement at Ace Hardware and ran it for several hundred miles with no issue until i upgraded the slave cylinder. O-ring was just a few dollars and quick fix.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:33 AM   #8066
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I've been through 2 VR's. Upgraded to a Rick's Mosfet VR and moved it to the LH side of the airbox.

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Loe Vince pipe question. Just put new to me Leo Vince cans and Y pipe on, voltage regulator and shock spring are getting really hot to the touch! Anyone have problems with parts getting fried from to hot of aftermarket Y pipe? Stock has heat shield but Leo does not
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:37 AM   #8067
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May be time for a look at the clutch slave. You can simply unbolt it from the side of the engine without draining it to check for leaks. When's the last time you changed the fluid? The slave may be gummed up causing the increase in effort.

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Quick question: Is increased clutch pull stiffness after riding a while a sign that the Magura blood needs replacing or would it be something else?
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:24 PM   #8068
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I've been through 2 VR's. Upgraded to a Rick's Mosfet VR and moved it to the LH side of the airbox.

http://ricksmotorsportelectrics.com/...dLVE05NTBTTVI=

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Old 12-06-2012, 01:41 PM   #8069
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Takes about 10 minutes to flush new oil through the clutch. Try it and see. I change mine every oil change, while the oils draining out.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:08 PM   #8070
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With practice it takes 10 min. First time, I'd bet at least 30min, more if you haven't done hydraulic system bleeding before.

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Takes about 10 minutes to flush new oil through the clutch. Try it and see. I change mine every oil change, while the oils draining out.
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