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Old 03-12-2013, 06:33 AM   #10096
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Too bad you need an account for most things on that site.

I'm thinking the ring with the speedo tabs is #24 here (called the "Front wheel drive key") ?
http://www.ultimateparts.net/aprilia...ne-OEM&i=17622
You dont need an actual account, youre just registering with the site. Anybody can buy anything off there.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:53 PM   #10097
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Oil plug

I know I don't ever ask brilliant questions
so here's another

I just want to switch out the oil plug for an
oil drain valve.
Do I absolutely have to drain the top oil tank
or can I just drain the motor?

Thanks!

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Old 03-12-2013, 04:12 PM   #10098
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I know I don't ever ask brilliant questions
so here's another

I just want to switch out the oil plug for an
oil drain valve.
Do I absolutely have to drain the top oil tank
or can I just drain the motor?

Thanks!

Need to drain that one separately.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:04 PM   #10099
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Just the lower sump drain.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:26 PM   #10100
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[QUOTE=Got2Moto;20931181 Do I absolutely have to drain the top oil tank or can I just drain the motor?[/QUOTE]

If I understand your question correctly, I assume that you just want to install the new drain valve, not change the oil while your installing the valve.

Just for installing new valve you will only need to allow the bottom case oil to drain out. Then install the drain valve. Once this is done run the engine for a few minutes and leave the bike overnight. If in the morning you have oil leaking on the ground you get the privilege of removing the valve and adding some white permagasket tank sealant to the treads and re-installing it again, do not run the engine and wait until the next morning then run the engine. If you still have an oil leak, next step is drain, clean brass threads, install a new viton o-ring (local auto parts store), 24 mm gasket, more sealant and repeat the process. Sealant needs 24 hours to set.

Once it stops leaking you will thank yourself for doing it. Of course it might take two or three day to complete this little task, but that's why there's Rum or Beer.

I did not use the paper gasket which came with the valve. It was worthless. The bottom of the engine case seems to be machined to accept the 24 mm copper gasket and it was a sloppy fit with the new valve.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:45 PM   #10101
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I know I don't ever ask brilliant questions
so here's another

I just want to switch out the oil plug for an
oil drain valve.
Do I absolutely have to drain the top oil tank
or can I just drain the motor?

Thanks!

Why don't you just wait until you need to change the oil and drain both...
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:48 PM   #10102
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Thanks very much!
I guess I just have a bit of OCD and very bored looking for something to do.
But your right, I think I will completely drain it and go back to dino oil while
I'm at it. The shifting isn't as smooth with the synthetic for me.
Defiantly will get that 24mm o-ring gasket! Thanks!
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:45 PM   #10103
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After some research I am getting ready to order a new battery, any suggestions? But my real question is I have a new GPS I would like to hardwire onto the bike as well as a cigarette lighter plug so I can charge my iphone. Any suggestions as to what I should order to do this? The main thing is I don't want to be stranded b/c of these but I would like to be able to do these. Any pics of how you have yours set up would be great.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:04 PM   #10104
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After some research I am getting ready to order a new battery, any suggestions? But my real question is I have a new GPS I would like to hardwire onto the bike as well as a cigarette lighter plug so I can charge my iphone. Any suggestions as to what I should order to do this? The main thing is I don't want to be stranded b/c of these but I would like to be able to do these. Any pics of how you have yours set up would be great.
What I once did on mine was to take power directly from the battery. Dont worry, it wont suck up your battery power. On my cigarette charger, I also charge my camera batteries and phone but keep it doing so while riding, especially while charging camera batteries, just in case.
For the hardwire set, refer to your GPS make and make sure to add a fusing.Hope this helps.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:55 PM   #10105
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Dakar shock

Where I can rebuild a Dakar shock these days or what would be the cheapest aftermarket option?
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:34 PM   #10106
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http://www.le-suspension.com/shock-services/
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:57 PM   #10107
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Where I can rebuild a Dakar shock these days or what would be the cheapest aftermarket option?

Ed at LE did mine and changed out the spring also. It still wasn't stiff enough and so I shipped it back to him and he installed another one for the shipping cost. I'm happy with it now.

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Old 03-18-2013, 06:50 AM   #10108
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Checked out my friends KTM 950 Adventure yesterday and he had a set of bigger pegs that bolted onto his stock pegs, making a nice, large foot bed.

I'd really like to add a set of those to my bike, he wasn't sure if they were available.

Does anyone know of larger pegs that are made for our bikes?
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:06 AM   #10109
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CG2005 over at f650 is doing just that for people on a custom basis, cant say I like some of the creations but he makes what people want
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:19 AM   #10110
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Does anyone know of larger pegs that are made for our bikes?
I've got a set of Fastways on my bike. Don't remember all the details but they weren't difficult at all to install.
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