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Old 09-20-2008, 06:04 PM   #7756
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turn it counterclockwise until it finds a home, then clockwise
Thing is, after the numerous indiscretions I subjected my cap to, it was so shwacked it wouldn't snap into home. The inclusions in the case threads didn't help either. You needed a surgeons touch to fiddle it into a starting thread.
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:26 PM   #7757
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My broken stand is being repaired today. I decided to not just wait on a new one since it will be at least a couple of weeks. My last bike without a built in stand of some kind was a Greeves. Awkward. Anyone care to post a picture of a successful reinforcement design?
Here is what I did to mine. Added in a few inches and braced where the tube meets the end at the top. I just made sure I put the brace far enough forward to clear the spring. It's a lot stiffer now, and I can get on like a horse without bending it, which is good with a big tail pack.
After all the work I hit it with some rattle-can primer. Looks like it needs hit again!
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:30 PM   #7758
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watch those footpeg bolts...they tend to come loose and/or fail at inopportune times! Take apart, grind the mating surfaces flat, replace with better bolts (I used allen head), and locktite.
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:46 PM   #7759
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watch those footpeg bolts...they tend to come loose and/or fail at inopportune times! Take apart, grind the mating surfaces flat, replace with better bolts (I used allen head), and locktite.
I remember you bringing this up before, and I checked everything then and found no problems, but they are cheap bolts. I upgraded the sub-frame bolts when I mounted the Dirtbagz because one was bent. 'Spose I better do the pegs.
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:07 PM   #7760
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watch those footpeg bolts...they tend to come loose and/or fail at inopportune times! Take apart, grind the mating surfaces flat, replace with better bolts (I used allen head), and locktite.
I lost a footpeg bolt on a casual ride yesterday, about 10 miles from my house, so was able to get home with minimal bother. I looked but never found the bolt on the dirt road.

Later, after removing the three remaining bolts, I was dismayed to see the poor mounting surfaces - frame and peg brackets. I filed everything to a straight and smooth finish, installed new lock-tited bolts, and torqued to 26 ft-lbs. I feel much better now. I now carry two new spare bolts in my 'kit'. What a relief to have it fail so conveniently and now to have it fixed so nicely.

I poo-poo'd the suggestion to check this all out earlier; I shoulda' heeded your warning.

Now what else did I miss
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:12 PM   #7761
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I keep noticing in the photos of all the new US bikes that they seem to come with square indicators and mine came with funky little led ones that are tucked away. Is this the case and I wonder why?
nice pic's

I imagine the differences are because of different national lighting and reflector regulations.
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:17 PM   #7762
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I just came back from a western TAT ride with DockingPilot and his Jersey crew and ran a 48/15.
Have you guys started a ride report yet? I've been waiting for you guys to do this trip and tell us about it.
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:03 AM   #7763
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Have you guys started a ride report yet? I've been waiting for you guys to do this trip and tell us about it.
I haven't even washed my bike, let alone started a ride report! I have been culling through my pictures and doing some editing. I intend to look at my .gpx files tonite so that I can try to relate the pictures to the proper location. When we crossed the southern Rockies, the scope and immensity of everything just sort of ran together, especially around Cinnamon Pass and Ophir Pass. I should get something out this week. All of Frank's crew took some manner of digital photos or movies and they all (and myself) will contribute to Frank's report; I will be doing my own as well.
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:31 AM   #7764
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Here's a teaser photo of us (minus Duayne on his KTM) at the top of Cinnamon Pass, 12,640 ft. Duayne was outstanding by always being the last one; we had a rider go down coming off Ophir Pass; it was steep with broken shale and rock. If it wasn't for Duayne and John, Tony would have been unable to pick up his loaded down KLR safely and get back on track. Frank, his "jersey crew" and Tony Hugo from ID were awesome to ride with.

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Old 09-21-2008, 04:36 AM   #7765
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Three days later, Ophir Pass looked like this (looking West to East):

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Old 09-21-2008, 04:57 AM   #7766
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Here's a teaser photo of us (minus Duayne on his KTM) at the top of Cinnamon Pass, 12,640 ft. Duayne was outstanding by always being the last one; we had a rider go down coming off Ophir Pass; it was steep with broken shale and rock. If it wasn't for Duayne and John, Tony would have been unable to pick up his loaded down KLR safely and get back on track. Frank, his "jersey crew" and Tony Hugo from ID were awesome to ride with.

Almost forgot Tony; he and his KLR are not in this photo either.
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:00 AM   #7767
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Tony Hugo
Huegel ..........

We're back ! Dennis, I'll ride anywhere with ya brother.
I have to edit video, sort photos and give my family some time before the report starts. It will be a good detailed one though so patience, my sons, patients.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:24 AM   #7768
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Huegel ..........

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I told you I was a certified idiot. First I call the poor guy Tom, now I screw up his last name....................
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:39 PM   #7769
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lagcam,

Thanks for the repaired kickstand photos. Mine is now in for the second try. This time I left the bike with a friend so the new stand can be properly fitted. I'll post some pics if it works out.
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:38 AM   #7770
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Just walked in from the garage, had an interesting thing start happening as I rode home from work. The neutral light began blinking regulary about every second. Shifting, turning the blinkers off and on, starting the bike turning off the key etc. haven't changed the blinking. I just used the search function on our thread with no success. Any others had this happen? Tomorrow I will start playing with the battery and trying to check the wiring...
Mine did this once too. It went away by itself after turning the engine off trying to figure out what was going on, haven´t seen it since. No idea what it was...
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