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Old 12-07-2012, 04:16 PM   #14686
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Hi Guys,
Has any one seen or had this happen/ a very slight seep of oil between the swingarm and final drive?
Next tire change I'm going to remove final drive and use yamabond to seal. It seems there is no gasket between swingarm and final drive.

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There is an o ring to hold back any oil. What you are seeing is probably assembly grease that melted and ran down the shaft. I don't think you need to use Yama bound. jmho
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:16 PM   #14687
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There is an o ring to hold back any oil. What you are seeing is probably assembly grease that melted and ran down the shaft. I don't think you need to use Yama bound. jmho
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:38 PM   #14688
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:58 PM   #14689
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Kinda what I thought. No amount of 'speed bump' should send you into a front flip. Something is either wrong with that bike, or wrong with that speed bump.
It's entirely possible to do an endo like this over a big speed bump if all the events line up:

1. Soft front suspension with little compression damping and a lot of rebound damping has the bike front end remaining low after hitting the bump.
2. Rider rises up and forward in seat, perhaps in a belated attempt to cushion for a bump they didn't anticipate, probably pulling on the handlebars to raise themselves.
3. Rider belatedly gets on front brake after hitting the bump, further lowering front and raising rear.
4. As rear tire hits bump, the limited rear suspension compresses briefly, then releases its energy hitting the rider in the ass and catapulting him further forward.

Once you hit the tipping point, you're hosed - you're going end over end. Hope he's Okay.

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Old 12-07-2012, 10:22 PM   #14690
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I've made some suspension adjustments and fix a new tire in front (Metzeler Unicross 90/01/21) which is higher than the TKC. Now the ground clearance with the ACD skid plate is nearly 24cm. I measured a new bike with the OEM skid plate and is about 18cm. Im very please, All this changes improved more than 5cm the ground clearance than stock.
More than this high could be difficult to me, now I can only just reach the floor.
My old GSA with long suspensions was 23 and the KTM 990 is 26.





I'm going to try this Unicross on the front and a Mitas E10 rear. As you can see is nearly identical than a Karoo T.
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I need a hard tire to go to Morocco. TKC's and Karoo's are too soft.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:45 AM   #14691
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Gear oil?

Anyone have experience using this stuff

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tech...allon/16795067

Readily available and cheap.......the KLR guy within is tempted.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:17 AM   #14692
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Anyone have experience using this stuff

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tech...allon/16795067

Readily available and cheap.......the KLR guy within is tempted.
Come on, it's a Yamaha who cares? It prolly came with fish oil in it from the factory anyway. Dump in the Wally World stuff, ride the pig and get on with life.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:40 AM   #14693
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I use whale semen in mine and havent had any problems.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:59 AM   #14694
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Anyone have experience using this stuff

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tech...allon/16795067

Readily available and cheap.......the KLR guy within is tempted.
It's probably Okay oil and GL5 rated so I'm sure it will work fine. But we're talking a buck or two savings for each gear oil change vs. the well-regarded and widely-used M1 and Castrol synthetics, so "the KLR guy within" has to be dominant. And a gallon of this stuff would last about 20 oil changes which is about 320K miles at the factory-recommended change intervals.

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Old 12-08-2012, 12:04 PM   #14695
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It's probably Okay oil and GL5 rated so I'm sure it will work fine. But we're talking a buck or two savings for each gear oil change vs. the well-regarded and widely-used M1 and Castrol synthetics, so "the KLR guy within" has to be dominant. And a gallon of this stuff would last about 20 oil changes which is about 320K miles at the factory-recommended change intervals.

- Mark
Can't argue with you there - just wanted to see if it was ok to use for the first change since I am thinking its a good idea to do a couple extra changes in the first few thousand miles, or if doing stressful riding.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:52 PM   #14696
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Can't argue with you there - just wanted to see if it was ok to use for the first change since I am thinking its a good idea to do a couple extra changes in the first few thousand miles, or if doing stressful riding.
Book is to do a 600-mile change, then every 16K. I honestly think this is completely adequate as gear oil doesn't shear down and mostly stays clean. I change mine every-other engine oil change, or about 6K-8K. Several times in the first few thousand seems like total overkill, but if it helps you sleep better at night, go for it. If you're doing these super-short changes, then something like this Walmart stuff might make more sense.

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Old 12-08-2012, 01:05 PM   #14697
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I use whale semen in mine and havent had any problems.
How do you extract it from the whale?

("Looks like you blew a seal...")
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:06 PM   #14698
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I changed mine at 500 miles, then every 10,000 after that. At the first 10k change, I pulled the whole final drive and lubed the shaft and splines and everything. I don't plan on doing that again for awhile... maybe around the 50k mile mark. I've been using Napa premium synthetic gear oil, although when I need to re-buy, I'll most likely switch to Amsoil Severe Gear Synthetic Gear Lube.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:12 PM   #14699
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How do you extract it from the whale?

("Looks like you blew a seal...")

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Well, ok, probably more like


So messed up.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:37 PM   #14700
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How do you extract it from the whale?

("Looks like you blew a seal...")
Not that hard actually.....or wait....yeah it has to be.
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