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Old 05-19-2012, 06:49 AM   #2956
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Question for everyone running the happy trails pd engine guards. Recently went for an offroad excursion. Slipped a couple times in the mud and dropped it at a stand still. No speed at all. Just a step off. After the second one I seen my engine guard was pushed in pretty good and the inner bar was really bent. Just wondering if this is normal. The engine guards did their job and protected everything. So are they concidered sacrificial or what? Maybe I just assumed that they would hold up to some light drops. Here's some photos.



I took it off last night and bent it back straight again but am pretty sure another job to the left will yield similar results. Any ideas?
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:26 AM   #2957
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Love the look of the PDs, but this is the reason I went with the SW Motechs ..

.. either set, though, is ultimately sacrificial as long as they protect the bike when they are in use .. lol ..
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:37 AM   #2958
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I like what you've done. Very similar to what I've done to mine.

Can you give us more details about the carb and set up?

Also, the bog might also be cured by changing the air bleed jet. My WR400 with a newer style 450 carb had a horrible bog that I cured by putting in a bigger air jet. (The jet next to the pilot jet, in case my terminology is incorrect)
Actually, if you want additional fuel you need to go with a smaller "leak jet". Smaller the jet the less fuel gets transferred back to the carb bowl and more fuel is forced out through the pump nozzle. Leak jet is located after the nozzle. Accelerater pumps have 3 basic adjustments...amount of fuel, start of squirt and length of squirt.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:58 AM   #2959
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Putting the o-ring around the AP was the original way, now the best way is to wire tie them together. Made a big difference on my 2 past pumpers.
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I have already done the o-ring around the AP. Though about wiring them together but its impossible. The throttle turns much further that the AP lever turns, it needs the stretch of the o-ring.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:59 AM   #2960
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Actually, if you want additional fuel you need to go with a smaller "leak jet". Smaller the jet the less fuel gets transferred back to the carb bowl and more fuel is forced out through the pump nozzle. Leak jet is located after the nozzle. Accelerater pumps have 3 basic adjustments...amount of fuel, start of squirt and length of squirt.
Since I have an adjustable leak jet, I think messing with it will be my best bet. Hopefully I'll have some time this weekend.
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:34 AM   #2961
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You can also cut the stopper on the plunger so it will squirt more when it squirts.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:35 AM   #2962
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EXCELLENT set up Aaron!!!

I'm getting closer to this pumper mod

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Old 05-20-2012, 06:07 PM   #2963
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Just mounted some LED lights. Wired them up temp-like to just to see them work. Need to pickup a switch tomorrow and wire them up for real..



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Old 05-20-2012, 06:24 PM   #2964
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.. those the black ones off eBay?? .. put some on mine this past week and they are BRIGHT ..

.. not a ton of light out front, but they do get you noticed ..
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:30 PM   #2965
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.. those the black ones off eBay?? .. put some on mine this past week and they are BRIGHT ..

.. not a ton of light out front, but they do get you noticed ..
Yep, it's those.
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:21 PM   #2966
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Here's where I mounted them, with a large washer on the back side..





Not much throw to them, but the sure do fill-in the low-beam nicely. I'm using the Euro beam that they came with, which is a wide and flat beam.

I went for a short scoot tonight, just down the road a bit, and found it almost disconcerting being able to see for a change.

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Old 05-20-2012, 07:49 PM   #2967
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Well dangit .. those are not the ones I got .. I like those better ..

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Old 05-20-2012, 11:39 PM   #2968
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Hello all,

I have an 09 and I am wondering at what point on the temp gauge will the fan will come on when it starts heating up. Mine is not overheating but it does warm up stopped in traffic. I have read posts about guys hearing the fan come on and I have not ever heard it. Just wondering.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:12 AM   #2969
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:11 AM   #2970
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Hello all,

I have an 09 and I am wondering at what point on the temp gauge will the fan will come on when it starts heating up. Mine is not overheating but it does warm up stopped in traffic. I have read posts about guys hearing the fan come on and I have not ever heard it. Just wondering.
About 2/3 of the way up the white line.
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