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Old 07-18-2013, 04:56 PM   #9826
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I found that even at speeds of 30-40 mph on hard surfaces can be a problem with unbalanced wheels.

I balance the wheels w/ knobbies on 450 when I go to Baja because I know there will be some paved sections....I don't balance them for the local single track w/ occasional gravel FSRoads.

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Old 07-18-2013, 06:36 PM   #9827
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I use balancing beads in my tires. My shop installs them with the tires for a modest fee ($15-ish per tire). 2 oz in my tires and they are very smooth at speed.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ing-Beads.aspx
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:51 PM   #9828
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I use balancing beads in my tires. My shop installs them with the tires for a modest fee ($15-ish per tire). 2 oz in my tires and they are very smooth at speed.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ing-Beads.aspx


I found these in my wife's stuff....will they work?




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Old 07-18-2013, 07:46 PM   #9829
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voltage regulator

my bike ran out of battery the other day 12v only and falling while its running..

the manual I have doesn't mention testing the regulator, only the stator. from other experience of testing regulators, ohm test the diodes being one direction through the regulator.....

the stator of course has continuity through the three yellows and no ground.

which I have that.. testing... is it still the regulator the problem? or can there be a mystery and an experiment in spending cash ?
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:59 PM   #9830
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I found these in my wife's stuff....will they work?




they might cut down on the vibration ...
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:22 PM   #9831
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they might cut down on the vibration ...
But you need plenty of bib moose lube.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:34 AM   #9832
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I use balancing beads in my tires. My shop installs them with the tires for a modest fee ($15-ish per tire). 2 oz in my tires and they are very smooth at speed.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ing-Beads.aspx
And here I thought those were witchcraft. Maybe I should try them.
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:29 AM   #9833
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Question for the Americans on the BD squadron... I'll be back in Oct riding from Washington thru Or, Cal, Nev, Utah, Arizonia and down into Mexico.

Anyone have LEO's bother them with the squadron? Though trying to do more off road and more daylight riding the reality is I will probably rack up a 1000 miles of night time road riding in a few weeks and wondering what the odds are of getting ticketed/hassled are?
Ricky, I've ridden my Berg w/Squadron past LEO's a lot in several states and never hassled, but that was when I was dimmed to reasonable levels. Never blasted a LEO with the full beam. My gauge is if cars are flashing you to dim it down you are probably too bright. When you are back in the area, I'd be happy to show you the setup on my Berg. Not sure what I'm doing with the 690 yet, but likely the same thing. BD sells the KTM kit and the metal w/Squadron can bolt right into the OEM plastic IIRC. If not sure about fit you can ask here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...php?p=21576795
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:25 AM   #9834
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I'm picking up a new to me 2011 tonight- stoked beyond words, been missing a bigger DS ever since I sold my 640. question for y'all. What do you recommend for a 80/20% knobby tire setup. Doesn't have to be DOT as they don't check out here, pretty much dry and rocky and I would like decent mileage out of them. Will be used for FS Roads and moderate trail usage
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:46 AM   #9835
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I'm picking up a new to me 2011 tonight- stoked beyond words, been missing a bigger DS ever since I sold my 640. question for y'all. What do you recommend for a 80/20% knobby tire setup. Doesn't have to be DOT as they don't check out here, pretty much dry and rocky and I would like decent mileage out of them. Will be used for FS Roads and moderate trail usage
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80 road..20 dirt?

I like the Pirelli Scorpions. They work great on the pavement and surprisingly well offroad and last quite a while too.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:54 AM   #9836
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Nope looking to go the other way - 80/20 Dirt vs rd. Bike currently has a 20/80 dirt rd setup installed
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:05 AM   #9837
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Nope looking to go the other way - 80/20 Dirt vs rd. Bike currently has a 20/80 dirt rd setup installed
Since the rear's go quickly on most knobby tires I like the Michelin T63 for their low price. The front's last well and don't cup and handle most surfaces well. Last time I bought, they were $130 front+back including shipping.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:13 AM   #9838
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Nope looking to go the other way - 80/20 Dirt vs rd. Bike currently has a 20/80 dirt rd setup installed

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Old 07-19-2013, 12:52 PM   #9839
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forest road riding

feel a need to change the gearing for playing in the forest. Am I better off with a 14-45 or going with something like 15-48?

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Old 07-19-2013, 12:55 PM   #9840
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feel a need to change the gearing for playing in the forest. Am i better off with a 14-45 or going with something like 15-48?

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15-48 !!!!!
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