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Old 03-18-2012, 01:51 PM   #5161
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Are they safe to use?

Chuck you lucky sod I wish i was living in Colorado Springs right now.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:06 PM   #5162
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Are they safe to use?

Chuck you lucky sod I wish i was living in Colorado Springs right now.
Sounds like it's time to look into a summer cabin.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:21 PM   #5163
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I'll let you know how I make out with the bead buddy. This being my first time changing a tire in my life, I fully expect it to not go all that smoothly and there to be a full row of curse words to come flying out of my mouth at some point. I will be sure to have ice packs and band-aids on hand as well as a six pack or two...

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Old 03-18-2012, 08:09 PM   #5164
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Are they safe to use?

No more dangerous than any wall wart charger/power supply that you'd find on your printer, cell phone, router, etc.

Complete discharges will kill a lead acid battery faster than anything else so you're better off using a tender than not.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:43 PM   #5165
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Can't find any tires in these stock sizes, 70/100-21 and 100/90-18. What type and size tires are you running?

This for Colorado, so it's a lot of rocks... And nearly zero pavement.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:03 AM   #5166
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Are they safe to use?

Chuck you lucky sod I wish i was living in Colorado Springs right now.
Tenders that drop to a trickle charge are made to be left for long periods of time. Very safe. Used a lot on motorcycles over the winter in places like Colorado......
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Poorly guided tours of Colorado Springs are always available....
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:30 AM   #5167
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Can't find any tires in these stock sizes, 70/100-21 and 100/90-18. What type and size tires are you running?

This for Colorado, so it's a lot of rocks... And nearly zero pavement.

If you're trying to stay close to stock height and on DOT tires as I was, then a 110/80-18 Pirelli MT-21 is great for the rear. It's about 0.05" shorter than the stock tire so basically identical. For the front I went with a 90/90-21 Dunlop D606. It was considerably taller (maybe 1.5"), but I've heard its a very popular dirt-oriented front tire for a wide variety of terrain. I got the rear from mx superstore. Front I picked up at a local shop but I think MX superstore has it as well.

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Old 03-19-2012, 06:50 PM   #5168
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Is a battery tender the same as a battery charger? I'm going away for 6 months should I remove the battery and put it on a tender?
I think they've already hit the big info points - all I have to add is that if you will be gone for six months, I'ma guess that would include some warm ones. I wouldn't leave it on continuously during the summer, but that's just me.
I'm away now,for awhile - what I did was plug the charger into a 24 hour timer, set to be on 12 hours a day. This will preclude slowly "cooking" the electrolyte or acidy stuff ;-) from the battery, and allow the charger to cool off each "down" cycle of 12 hours. Mebbe I'm over-thinkin' it though.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:57 PM   #5169
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Batteries do not lose that in a day. An hour a day would have been more than enough.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:00 PM   #5170
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If a bike is stored in the summer, that is when the battery needs attention the most, as the higher temperatures facilitate chemical reactions within the battery.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:51 AM   #5171
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This is true. Good thing we don't own snowmobiles (especially this year)
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:05 AM   #5172
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This is true. Good thing we don't own snowmobiles (especially this year)
Hey, now wait just a minute.......
You should see in my barn.....
But none of mine have batteries.... Too much weight.....
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:08 AM   #5173
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does anyone knows what is the brass cylinder that sits (offset) beetwen the imaginary line that connects the main jet with the pilot screw (plug)?
it should has a hole?

NOTE: internet picture, do not take into account the annotations.

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Old 03-20-2012, 11:29 AM   #5174
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I can't remember what it is. I'd have to take the carb apart. Is it just a vent tube of some type?
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:34 PM   #5175
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It's the "choke" jet. It should have a very small hole (smaller than the pilot jet). If it's clogged, the engine won't fast idle when you pull the choke plunger out.
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