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Old 09-09-2012, 04:09 PM   #7201
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CorNut and I at the Oregon Dunes today. His bike, my quad. Woulda brought my bike too but it's impossible to get both bikes and a quad in my truck without a trailer.

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Is that paddle tire on the back of the KLX? Wild.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:51 PM   #7202
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NICE!!! 06/07 in my opinion are the best years made.

Deej is half right

07 all the way

Nice looking bike there.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:14 PM   #7203
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Is that paddle tire on the back of the KLX? Wild.
it is, was a lot of fun
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:00 AM   #7204
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it is, was a lot of fun
Yep! It fit. Barely. That little plastic shield that hangs down in behind the rear shock got a few inches snapped off. And when the rear suspension bottomed the first time, the reflector on the tail kit went bye-bye. I can only imagine what that tire would have done to my KLX, since it was lowered 1" with dogbones.

The bike did okay in the sand. I'd call it "passable." The poor KLX is just so underpowered. The only way it went anywhere was because of the paddle tire. You had to wind out 1st gear before 2nd was useful, otherwise it'd just bog. We could both get it up into 3rd gear for some 40-mph running on the flatter areas. Mild hills were okay, but anything steel was out of the question. BTW we put a 13T front sprocket on before the trip.

Cory did great, though! He went from no sand riding experience at all to being pretty darn good at it by the time we had to call it a day yesterday afternoon and head home. Trails are hard to do because we can't carry enough speed to keep the thing upright very easily. It turns into a major workout. He has long legs so it worked well for him. When I would try to ride it on trails, I would dump it almost immediately.

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Old 09-10-2012, 02:00 PM   #7205
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Has anyone fitted an '09 and up front fender to an early model? I noticed that the lower front fender on my 07 gets a lot of movement in high winds and wondering if a more aerodynamic front fender would make any difference in the buffeting. Replacing the front on my KLR with a KTM type and chopping one on an XR made a big diference. Just curious. Thanks
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:43 PM   #7206
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I goofed.

So tonight I did the taillight swap on my '06 with an Acerbis unit to replace the stock one. As I was hooking everything up I got some wires crossed (for just a second) and noticed my headlight went out. I pulled the bulb and can't tell if it's fried or not.

Everything else works...brake light, signals, dash panel, etc. So did I fry the bulb or is that circuit fused?
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:54 PM   #7207
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So tonight I did the taillight swap on my '06 with an Acerbis unit to replace the stock one. As I was hooking everything up I got some wires crossed (for just a second) and noticed my headlight went out. I pulled the bulb and can't tell if it's fried or not.

Everything else works...brake light, signals, dash panel, etc. So did I fry the bulb or is that circuit fused?
Can't remember...does the headlight have it's own fuse? I'm betting you blew a fuse.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:09 PM   #7208
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Can't remember...does the headlight have it's own fuse? I'm betting you blew a fuse.
That's what I'm asking. I know there's a main fuse under the seat but don't see one listed on any wiring diagram. To the naked eye the bulb looks fine.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:14 PM   #7209
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I doubt that an incandescant bulb is polarity sensitive. LED, yes.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:50 PM   #7210
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Well, there IS a pair of fuses wired just down from the main fuse off the battery. Evidently when you accidently short out your new Acerbis taillight assembly during installation, it takes the fuse. Hence, no headlight or taillight.

Crisis averted.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:22 PM   #7211
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I doubt that an incandescant bulb is polarity sensitive. LED, yes.
I was wondering about LEDs being polarity sensitive. I helped a friend replace some rear blinkers with LEDs on the a CRF230. The lights must be wired directly off the battery cause you can turn on all the lights without the bike running. The LEDs didn't work.

I turned the wires thinking it must be polarity even though I've never had an issue with LEDs before. Still didn't work.

Are LEDs designed for DC only or AC only?
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:42 PM   #7212
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Most LED's are designed to run off DC voltage. There are some (tr-i color) that will run off AC voltage but that does not apply to your aplication.

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Old 09-17-2012, 07:16 PM   #7213
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Handlebar vibration

Anyone have solution for this? Just did long ride 600+ over weekend and fingers hurting. Used all the tricks - light grip, change grip, use palm of hand, shake out hand regularly - but nothing worked. Tips still hurt days later, after having done a few of the trips the last couple of years. Have Zeta hand guards, 351, and D606s. Bike was comfortable and capable enough in all regards but handlebars. Bike does see primarily woods, so I need to keep it trail worthy. But on these spring/fall adventures I need a solution (do Barkbuster B66s work/weigh enough to be wortthwhile?) besides a different bike which may be added in spring. But NOT replacing, this bike is way too much fun with the 351... Thanks.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:24 PM   #7214
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Anyone have solution for this? Just did long ride 600+ over weekend and fingers hurting. Used all the tricks - light grip, change grip, use palm of hand, shake out hand regularly - but nothing worked. Tips still hurt days later, after having done a few of the trips the last couple of years. Have Zeta hand guards, 351, and D606s. Bike was comfortable and capable enough in all regards but handlebars. Bike does see primarily woods, so I need to keep it trail worthy. But on these spring/fall adventures I need a solution (do Barkbuster B66s work/weigh enough to be wortthwhile?) besides a different bike which may be added in spring. But NOT replacing, this bike is way too much fun with the 351... Thanks.
Vibranators (http://www.vibranator.com/) I have 'em on my DR650, makes a world of difference. Also get a CrampBuster. That allows for a more relaxed hand position.

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Old 09-17-2012, 07:32 PM   #7215
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Vibranators (http://www.vibranator.com/) I have 'em on my DR650, makes a world of difference. Also get a CrampBuster. That allows for a more relaxed hand position.

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Sounds more like something for my wife, but I'll check it out.
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