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Old 11-15-2011, 09:27 PM   #56896
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I too have the E-clip and no problems. I was just wondering why Jeff posted what he did.

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I have thousands of miles, mostly offroad on the clip. I have no problems.
The sprocket finds it's happy spot as to alignment and it all works.

I have the sprocket cover removed and in a box in the garage, because it collects grass, mud and sticks if left on.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:42 PM   #56897
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Is a front wheel bead lock really needed when airing down?
Although I don't air down, I do threshold braking several times each ride on the pavement. That's a whole lot of traction. The valve stem has never budged. Next time you have the tire off, file the valve stem hole a little bit oblong in the rim. This will ensure that the valve stem can tip if the tire is slipping. (stock, the valve stem hole is tight enough that it may keep the stem at 90* even though the tire is slipping on the rim). Keep an eye on the valve stem, if it ever tips, you need a rim lock. Never tighten the valve stem nut against the rim, back it off against the valve cap. This is only finger tight and it never backs off.

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Old 11-15-2011, 10:46 PM   #56898
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i also use those rubber covers this fit over the valve stem and fit all the way down against the rim. they're curved in the shape of the rim and keep dirt out, yet allow the valve to tip is the tire is creeping.

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Although I don't air down, I do threshold braking several times each ride on the pavement. That's a whole lot of traction. The valve stem has never budged. Next time you have the tire off, file the valve stem hole a little bit oblong in the rim. This will ensure that the valve stem can tip if the tire is slipping. (stock, the valve stem hole is tight enough that it may keep the stem at 90* even though the tire is slipping on the rim). Keep an eye on the valve stem, if it ever tips, you need a rim lock. Never tighten the valve stem nut against the rim, back it off against the valve cap. This is only finger tight and it never backs off.

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Old 11-15-2011, 11:14 PM   #56899
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Motolab question

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I purchased my last float o-rings, bowl gasket and pilot jet from Motolab.....
OK, this is the second or third time I've read of Motolab selling carb parts, yet I see no info on Motolab's postings relative to retail sales.

Although I have no need for carb parts now, nor have I had such a need in the past decade or so, I like to add to my list of resources, and so, Motolab, what do you sell and what services do you offer (other than your free advice on this thread, which is much appreciated)?

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Old 11-15-2011, 11:25 PM   #56900
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you're planning on carrying spare parts with you for 30k miles?
I have a spare clutch and brake lever in my saddlebags all the time; the clutch because it's so inconvenient shifting without a clutch, and the brake since I'm carrying the clutch anyway, there's no extra cost in area taken up when they're rubber banded together. When I leave home for an overnighter I carry tools to replace an inner tube, including both front and rear tubes.

I have yet to break a lever or flatten a tube.

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Old 11-15-2011, 11:50 PM   #56901
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hey, i've read in THIS very thread that you should locktight EVERYTHING.
Go back and re-read: blue locktite "nearly" everything.

As in, don't put red OR blue locktite on your spark plugs.

Keep reading, you'll catch up eventually, vintagespeed.

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Old 11-16-2011, 12:51 AM   #56902
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OK, this is the second or third time I've read of Motolab selling carb parts, yet I see no info on Motolab's postings relative to retail sales.
He's being careful and mindful of the rules...

PM him.
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:40 AM   #56903
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If you are convinced that it is running lean, why not install the main jet that makes it run properly at WOT and then determine what the other circuits want?

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Because It seems if I am running this lean when it should be rich based on the typical recommendations that something else is going on. I don't want to compensate for something else being wrong with overly rich jetting. Have you ever seen a bike that with the stock exhaust that needed settings as rich as mine or richer?
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:38 AM   #56904
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Lex - speaking of shifting....I carry an extra shift lever in addition to the levers. I know it's a little much but I'm a 1-3 hour walk from a roadway on a regular basis. I'd rather have the stuff with me. I'm going to do what I did growin' up...safety wire from the shifter to the frame, etc.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:44 AM   #56905
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GSXR can on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...E:B:SS:US:1123

A bit spendy, but looks clean. (I am not affiliated with the sale.)

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Old 11-16-2011, 07:13 AM   #56906
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im at 4700 miles on a 2003 and need to take the top end apart to change a leaky head gasket, and a paper base gasket. should i bother to install new rings while i've got it apart?
Are you sure it is a leaky head gasket and not the cam shaft cover or valve covers? The rubber end plug on the right side is a common source of leaks. Mine has leaked there since I bought it 3 years ago. I may replace the thing eventually but I know of some that quit leaking on there own. Until then it is a reminder to wash off the area every time I clean the chain. It doesn't spray me with oil so I can live with it. As for new rings... why?
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:19 AM   #56907
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Blackbear? It sure looks like the part before the steps.




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Depends on how it hits. I carried extra levers for a couple of years and bought into the internet wisdom of "if your running handguards your levers are safe". Dropped mine on a huge rock and my buddies heard a big snap. The big snap was my handguard and the lesser snap which nobody heard was my clutch lever. Made for an interesting day. Never again. No pic of "the" drop but this was a little earlier.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:22 AM   #56908
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Are you sure it is a leaky head gasket and not the cam shaft cover or valve covers? The rubber end plug on the right side is a common source of leaks. Mine has leaked there since I bought it 3 years ago. I may replace the thing eventually but I know of some that quit leaking on there own. Until then it is a reminder to wash off the area every time I clean the chain. It doesn't spray me with oil so I can live with it. As for new rings... why?
Yes im pretty sure. its coming from the front of the head gasket, right next to the exhaust port. Then after time the wind blows it across the fins and towards the back. I ordered an extra end plug for the install just in case i have problems with removal. The rings I was contemplating because of my dark oil issues, and I'll have the top end stripped anyway. Wasn't sure if it was a good idea or not.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:29 AM   #56909
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GSXR can on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...E:B:SS:US:1123

A bit spendy, but looks clean. (I am not affiliated with the sale.)

Cheers, matt
That is really pricey! I ran an ad on CraigsList looking for one and got an X40F0X the next day for $50, locally. Rode over to pick it up - no shipping. Lucky.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:33 AM   #56910
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im at 4700 miles on a 2003 and need to take the top end apart to change a leaky head gasket, and a paper base gasket. should i bother to install new rings while i've got it apart?
I had some friends help me install a new BG on my 2002 with over 11,000 miles on it. We reused the stock rings. I did learn to use anaerobic sealer and not just plain silicon when you go to button things back up. Call Jesse at Kienteck and pick his brain. He is one of the go to guys when it comes to these DRs.

http://www.kientech.com/

Good Luck!

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