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Old 12-23-2012, 12:54 PM   #4336
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have few issues still with hot start and idle

was aware of ti when got bike, so would let settle for 15mins and workaway after that

other day had it out and even after an hour sitting off it still wouldnt idle

i did the actuator removal and clean.valves are ok, 1 exhauts was bitbig but not bby much
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:50 PM   #4337
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I finally filled the new tank with gas and took it out for a test run. 2.3 gallons. It seems the cap is not vented so I'll get one in the next few days. After opening the aux cap after 16 miles there was gurgling then the level of gas went down. Only ran about 38 miles today.


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Old 12-27-2012, 12:19 PM   #4338
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Question Instrument cluster issue?

I had posted this in the garage section, but this is probably the better location. Help!

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=851205
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:41 PM   #4339
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I had posted this in the garage section, but this is probably the better location. Help!

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=851205
Open the ignition switch (cylinder the key goes into) and make sure the solder joints are not degraded. This sounds like my symptoms. Solder joints were toast. i bypassed the key switch with a rocker switch.
Good luck!
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:18 AM   #4340
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xchallenge instrument woes

Tried that, they are soundly attached. The bike never dies out when the lights go off, and it always has power to the ignition system for starting.

I have also noticed that when the key is turned but the engine not started that the problem does not occur.

thanks for the response.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:35 PM   #4341
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I bought the Trackside clutch lever for a Suzuki RM250 at Cycle Gear for $11 and it fit perfectly.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:18 PM   #4342
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voltage check

Anybody able to do me a favour? Pop out to your bike switch on the ignition but don't start the motor. Switch the display to voltage and tell me your reading. Mine is showing 11.8V steady with the headlight off but drops down towards 11 once the headlight is turned on. The bike has developed a habit of cutting out on idle during the last few weeks and I'm thinking the battery might be on the way out but don't want to replace it if it is still good.

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Old 01-01-2013, 01:51 PM   #4343
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Anybody able to do me a favour? Pop out to your bike switch on the ignition but don't start the motor. Switch the display to voltage and tell me your reading. Mine is showing 11.8V steady with the headlight off but drops down towards 11 once the headlight is turned on. The bike has developed a habit of cutting out on idle during the last few weeks and I'm thinking the battery might be on the way out but don't want to replace it if it is still good.

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12.5 volts, headlight on.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:58 PM   #4344
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12.5 volts, headlight on.
Thanks. New battery ordered.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:05 PM   #4345
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Thought I'd start the year out right. A little cool this morning, mid 30's. Recent rain caused a rare submersion of the bridge to Reiff Road.


Headed over to Bartlett Springs Road for lunch in Clear Lake Oaks. Ran into some snow and ice between 3 and 4 thousand feet.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:14 PM   #4346
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:14 PM   #4347
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I bought the Trackside clutch lever for a Suzuki RM250 at Cycle Gear for $11 and it fit perfectly.
Do you have a part number?
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:09 PM   #4348
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Do you have a part number?
Not on me. I'm sorry. I looked up the RM250 in their book that was on the shelf by the levers and took a shot based on the table in the first post in this thread. I know it was Trackside brand.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:15 PM   #4349
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Ohlins adjustability

I'm close to pulling the trigger on an X-Challenge that was just fitted with an Ohlins rear shock. For most folks this might be good news, but I'm inseam-challenged (30") and have concerns about being able to lower that shock. I sat on Butters' bike with the stock air shock lowered a bit with no issues, and I've already bought the BMW low seat to help even more. The dealership is willing to swap out the Ohlins for another shock that I'd buy (maybe a Hyperpro), and they won't charge labor. Also, I'd have a practically new Ohlins to sell.

I don't really know much about suspensions and I'd be dependent on a shop for any tinkering. That being said, any guidance or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:45 PM   #4350
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I'm close to pulling the trigger on an X-Challenge that was just fitted with an Ohlins rear shock. For most folks this might be good news, but I'm inseam-challenged (30") and have concerns about being able to lower that shock. I sat on Butters' bike with the stock air shock lowered a bit with no issues, and I've already bought the BMW low seat to help even more. The dealership is willing to swap out the Ohlins for another shock that I'd buy (maybe a Hyperpro), and they won't charge labor. Also, I'd have a practically new Ohlins to sell.

I don't really know much about suspensions and I'd be dependent on a shop for any tinkering. That being said, any guidance or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Michael
A suspension specialist will be able to deal with adjusting the shock but my advice would be to try the bike first for a few weeks and see how you cope with it. What may seem high initially will soon feel normal and the low seat does make a lot of difference.

Should you consider the airshock, I wouldn't recommend lowering the pressure to lower the ride height though as the shock will still go to full extension whenever you unweight the suspension, including on braking resulting in the bike pitching forward. It does work well but only with the pressure set correctly for the weight of the rider giving the correct amount of sag.
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