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Old 10-04-2012, 01:48 PM   #7771
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Hey! How's your aspen?

Greetings from Colorado

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Old 10-04-2012, 03:08 PM   #7772
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Good thing ya got all that hair hanging off your front tire! Those aspen leaves look pretty deep Aspenz r just goin from yellow to brown on the tree in the yard last weekend.


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Old 10-04-2012, 03:10 PM   #7773
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Corndog67 just got us the skinny on the FMF's for an SM...

I fixt between the arrows >...<

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OK, just got off the phone with Mike from FMF technical department. They are the same >as the Adventure and SE< .

We're really cooking now.

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To be more accurate, he didn't mention the SE, just that the Adventure and the SM use the same part numbers. I guess FMF it is. ln about 2 weeks.

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Old 10-04-2012, 07:37 PM   #7774
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Nice..where are you riding ?
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:04 PM   #7775
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For me it was really bad fuel economy, rough running and hard starting. It got so bad that the bike wouldn't run at all, but it was something I didn't notice while it was happening, until it had gotten well past the rough /hard running/starting.

I also had an exhaust leak so I'm not sure which of those conditions was causing the really poor fuel economy.
Thanks for the reply. Mine is getting a tad harder to start somedays, and I often wonder if its in need of a carb sync.I get pretty good economy though, 43 mpg average so far. Over the winter I plan to remove the canister shit, (install tkc 80s, dr beans fuel pump mod, new clutch slave, check valves and finish my skid plate) and I was thinking maybe I should clean and sync the carbs up as well. Couldnt hurt I guess!


Where are you guys getting your 525 15 tooth sprocket? I wanna try one!
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:03 PM   #7776
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Corndog67 just got us the skinny on the FMF's for an SM...

I fixt between the arrows >...<

To be more accurate, he didn't mention the SE, just that the Adventure and the SM use the same part numbers. I guess FMF it is. ln about 2 weeks.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:02 AM   #7777
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Tires

Tank you ! I find André shore with another personn Who wants.


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In France you can get them for cheap from http://www.mynetmoto.com/
That's where i got them from.

To the 180/55
http://www.mynetmoto.com/motorradrei...radreifen.html

and 120/70
http://www.mynetmoto.com/motorradrei...radreifen.html
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:29 AM   #7778
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After putting new rubber on the SMR this morning, I checked the wheel bearings before balancing the wheels. One of the rear wheel bearings is going bad. No complaints after 51K miles. I ordered two bearings and will have the local shop put them in as you need $300 worth of special gear puller/bearing pullers for the job. So no 950 for a week while waiting for the parts to come in. Hopefully it's good to go for next weekend.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:38 AM   #7779
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Garry are you still running the Mobile 1 synthetic car oil in your 950?

5 star's giving me shit for not running the motor(ipoff)ex oil they sell for $70 a gallon
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:53 AM   #7780
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Yes, I've been running Mobil 1 15W-50 for the entire life of the bike. I have used the Rotella synthetic in the winter because it's a little lighter. The only time the bike ever got Motorex was when the shop (Euro Moto in Wexford) did the service.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:57 AM   #7781
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Cool. I've been doing the same and plan to continue doing so.

Nice to read some confirmation it won't self destruct if car oil touches it

Im at a hair under 16,000 on my 07 SMR and it's been treating me fairly well. Most of my trouble has been carb or battery related. Or fuel pump
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:59 AM   #7782
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Garry are you still running the Mobile 1 synthetic car oil in your 950?

5 star's giving me shit for not running the motor(ipoff)ex oil they sell for $70 a gallon

The fellas at your shop aren't as networked as you are. Don't worry, they would run Mobil1, too, if they hung out with cool guys like us!

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Rotella for me
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:03 PM   #7783
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Nice..where are you riding ?
This was on trail 717 west of Westcreek. Had to turn around at a tangled off-camber root section a little ways further. Here's another pic on a nearby ridge.

I'm working with a spotty iPhone connection, so the pic may not post...
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:15 PM   #7784
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Thanks for the reply. Mine is getting a tad harder to start somedays, and I often wonder if its in need of a carb sync.I get pretty good economy though, 43 mpg average so far. Over the winter I plan to remove the canister shit, (install tkc 80s, dr beans fuel pump mod, new clutch slave, check valves and finish my skid plate) and I was thinking maybe I should clean and sync the carbs up as well. Couldnt hurt I guess!


Where are you guys getting your 525 15 tooth sprocket? I wanna try one!
Other possible hard starting issues:

When my battery was heading south and it was harder to start the bike, once a new one was installed, it would fire right up.

I had an issue with the carbs (previous to them being out of sync) The rear carb would work its way off the intake a bit so that I was not getting a good seal. I make sure to occasionally open up the airbox and see that the carbs are seated all the way. I think the vibes on the bike will make them work themselves off over time.

These bikes are extremely sensitive to vacuum leaks. I now run the SAS block off plates, but previously one of the caps had fallen off the remaining plumbing and caused some running issues till it was plugged back up. ( My cannister and most of the plumbing was removed the first month or two I had the bike.)
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:48 PM   #7785
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Nobody ever wants to believe it!

Geoff, did ya hit 50k miles yet? That was the pace you were on last I heard!
Working on it, almost 26k now!
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