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Old 09-10-2012, 11:52 AM   #7096
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Before you go on your trip have the ignition switch resolderd (spelling?). There are many known instances where this is a major issue ( my Challenge most recently. ) Replacing the switch is a poor choice as eventually it will fail again. I had my service tech look at it and the answer I got was it was better to solder it, as it would be more secure than replacing it.

Not my bike but this should shed light on this:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=454

Imagine riding to 12,000 feet, turning off your bike to enjoy the views, and the damn thing won't start.
I disconnected the battery connection for my PDM60 which removes all the accessories including the Aux lights, heated grips, gerbing connection and voltage monitor just in case it was messing with the computer. No improvement during a ride yesterday, it died once and wouldn't start twice.

I like the suggestion to re-solder the switch - I've worked as an electronics tech for many years so I'm pretty good with a soldering iron. I'll take it apart and report back.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:31 PM   #7097
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Just got a call from the machine shop. He was unable to extract the bolt by boring down into it in an attempt to grab hold and get it to screw out. The bolt now has a hole bored all the way through from end to end. He is now going to cut away the shock to expose the middle section of the bolt.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:20 PM   #7098
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Just got a call from the machine shop. He was unable to extract the bolt by boring down into it in an attempt to grab hold and get it to screw out. The bolt now has a hole bored all the way through from end to end. He is now going to cut away the shock to expose the middle section of the bolt.
Perhaps some folks besides Muddy might want to make a mental note to use a little anti-seize should they ever have the opportunity to remove that bolt. I had mine out once, came out easy, never occurred to me to swab it before I put it back in. Probably should have.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:53 PM   #7099
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Perhaps some folks besides Muddy might want to make a mental note to use a little anti-seize should they ever have the opportunity to remove that bolt. I had mine out once, came out easy, never occurred to me to swab it before I put it back in. Probably should have.
Same here. Dropped the shock out 2 years ago without even removing the wheel, piece of cake. I'd also recommend doing the swing arm bearings yearly.
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:19 PM   #7100
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Pissed Muddy bolt

Hook the pos. on the welder to one side and the neg. to the other. Put the juice to the b...h and when she starts smoking good,drop the leads and stick her in a tub of water!!
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:30 PM   #7101
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Hook the welder leads to what?
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:49 PM   #7102
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Pissed Muddy bolt

Each end of the bolt. The current will go through the bolt and heat it up like a stuck welding rod. When it starts smoking and before it gets red, disconnect one lead,then the other. Douse it in water, a bucket big enough to submerge the bolt area, and the bolt will shrink. It will also break the dissimilar metal bond that you have. The alum. on the outside should be unaffected! Sounds pretty exciting!!!! I love this stuff! Bob
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:13 PM   #7103
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I love this stuff! Bob
I reckon that's why you live in Montana.

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Old 09-10-2012, 06:35 PM   #7104
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Butch just called from the machine shop. Bolt is out and swing arm is OK.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:39 PM   #7105
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Thumb Muddys's Bolt

Happy for you Muddy, but wanted to see some sparks. Just remember, the bolts and pins always lose!!
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:03 PM   #7106
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Same here. Dropped the shock out 2 years ago without even removing the wheel, piece of cake. I'd also recommend doing the swing arm bearings yearly.
+1

Also replace the 3 'button' screws, with 3 cap head allen bolts whilst you're at it

Saves hassle when doing maintenance

I remove my swingarm every winter, for maintenance.... takes about 40-60 mins working steadily
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:06 PM   #7107
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Before you go on your trip have the ignition switch resolderd (spelling?). There are many known instances where this is a major issue ( my Challenge most recently. ) Replacing the switch is a poor choice as eventually it will fail again. I had my service tech look at it and the answer I got was it was better to solder it, as it would be more secure than replacing it.

Not my bike but this should shed light on this:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=454

Imagine riding to 12,000 feet, turning off your bike to enjoy the views, and the damn thing won't start.

Had that one too, you can wiggle the key and switch to get you going in an emergency and use a zip tie around the ignition barrel & key to lock it in the 'on position' to get you home
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:33 AM   #7108
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what tires do you recommend that they go well to do a little off? O difficulty to find them because of the type of circle of motorcycle
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:44 PM   #7109
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Same question here, TKC`s aint going to cut it in the mud, al I can find are rear tires, in 100/90-19 is that a viable option?
For instance, Maxxcross SI or SX (what`s the difference?)
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:23 PM   #7110
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Try the Kenda Big Block, I've sold a few sets and people seem to like them.
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