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Old 02-06-2012, 07:31 AM   #4216
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I will betcha that before you can fix the smushed up frame, you will have to pull the motor to fix it, and you can't pull the motor till you get the pivot bolt out, so, get on it there shooter..and oh, GOOD LUCK!
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:53 PM   #4217
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Just to help out my fellow xr400 owners. motorcyclesuperstore has polisport plastic on sale! CHEAP!!!!!

They have mx rear fenders for 7.99 and sidepanels for 15.99....... I had front fender but the have all plastic on closeout.

Give your bike a face lift on the cheap!
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:45 PM   #4218
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Hp4

I've been using Honda GN4 10w40 and I change every other ride. I've recently decided to switch to HP4. When I grabbed some from the dealer they sold me "SJ"(gold bottle). When I got back to my manual it says to use API SF or SG, not SJ. What do you guys run?
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:50 AM   #4219
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every other ride?

So each ride is abt 750 miles long?

I change my oil every 1500 miles and I do a wrenchin day every 3000..as for the ASI designation, I will have to go look, I can't remember..I'll get back to ya on this
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:15 AM   #4220
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I will betcha that before you can fix the smushed up frame, you will have to pull the motor to fix it, and you can't pull the motor till you get the pivot bolt out, so, get on it there shooter..and oh, GOOD LUCK!
Thanks Doc.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:39 AM   #4221
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Just went out to the garage to check the swingarm bolt. I guess I'm one of the fortunate ones. She spins freely and I even pushed it through a little by hand. Nice! Another Happy Happy!
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:07 AM   #4222
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:40 AM   #4223
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I recently got my stator rewound by bajadesigns, an I am hooking it up to my bike. A previous owner put in a dual sport kit, then took half of it out. Now I am cleaning up the wiring and adding a battery. I have a couple questions:

1. How do I determine what fuse to use for the output of the DC portion of the system (coming out of the DC regulator rectifier and battery) ? What fuse would I be looking at for cigarette lighter sockets? I want one in the front for a GPS and one in the back for possibly heated gear that I don't own, or whatever else.

2. I have a 77 watt headlight that I will hook up with 2 relays. I was looking at relays at radio Shack, and for 12vdc, they have 30 and 40 watt relays, is that the amperage to trigger the switch, or the maximum amperage that the circuit can handle? BD sells relays fr this purpose, but I would like something I can get today after work so I can finally hook this up.

Thanks!
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:55 AM   #4224
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I've been using Honda GN4 10w40 and I change every other ride. I've recently decided to switch to HP4. When I grabbed some from the dealer they sold me "SJ"(gold bottle). When I got back to my manual it says to use API SF or SG, not SJ. What do you guys run?
Rotella 5w-40 or 15w-40
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:58 AM   #4225
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I recently got my stator rewound by bajadesigns, an I am hooking it up to my bike. A previous owner put in a dual sport kit, then took half of it out. Now I am cleaning up the wiring and adding a battery. I have a couple questions:

1. How do I determine what fuse to use for the output of the DC portion of the system (coming out of the DC regulator rectifier and battery) ? What fuse would I be looking at for cigarette lighter sockets? I want one in the front for a GPS and one in the back for possibly heated gear that I don't own, or whatever else.

2. I have a 77 watt headlight that I will hook up with 2 relays. I was looking at relays at radio Shack, and for 12vdc, they have 30 and 40 watt relays, is that the amperage to trigger the switch, or the maximum amperage that the circuit can handle? BD sells relays fr this purpose, but I would like something I can get today after work so I can finally hook this up.

Thanks!

1) 15 amp. That's what the BD kit uses and the fuse size is determined by the wire size.

2) I think you mean 30 and 40 amp relays. The rating refers to the current drawn by the load. These relays require 1-2 watts at the coil to activate them. Either of those two will work for you.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:00 PM   #4226
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I recently got my stator rewound by bajadesigns, an I am hooking it up to my bike. A previous owner put in a dual sport kit, then took half of it out. Now I am cleaning up the wiring and adding a battery. I have a couple questions:

1. How do I determine what fuse to use for the output of the DC portion of the system (coming out of the DC regulator rectifier and battery) ? What fuse would I be looking at for cigarette lighter sockets? I want one in the front for a GPS and one in the back for possibly heated gear that I don't own, or whatever else.

2. I have a 77 watt headlight that I will hook up with 2 relays. I was looking at relays at radio Shack, and for 12vdc, they have 30 and 40 watt relays, is that the amperage to trigger the switch, or the maximum amperage that the circuit can handle? BD sells relays fr this purpose, but I would like something I can get today after work so I can finally hook this up.

Thanks!
I'd call BD and ask, as far as #1 goes, but it's not going to be a large fuse. I've got an old BD system, so my wiring colors and set up won't be any help to you.

For #2, that's peak amps (kinda...they all lie), trigger is minimal. I'd avoid Rat Shack like the plague, just get a regular Bosch style relay...matter of fact, next time you go to the wrecking yard, grab a handful. They're pretty much all the same.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:40 PM   #4227
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Just to help out my fellow xr400 owners. motorcyclesuperstore has polisport plastic on sale! CHEAP!!!!!

They have mx rear fenders for 7.99 and sidepanels for 15.99....... I had front fender but the have all plastic on closeout.

Give your bike a face lift on the cheap!
I just went to the website and they are listing "sidepanel" for $19. Doesn't seem to give you the option of ordering left side or right side and doesn't say anything about the set of two. I'm I safe to assume that for $19 you get both???
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:50 PM   #4228
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Awesome, thanks for the fast response guys. I think I might be able to put this thing back together tonight.
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:20 PM   #4229
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Rotella 5w-40 or 15w-40
+1

cheap as shit, and works just as well as the high dollar moto specific stuff. i'm sold.

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Old 02-07-2012, 05:28 PM   #4230
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Just went out to the garage to check the swingarm bolt. I guess I'm one of the fortunate ones. She spins freely and I even pushed it through a little by hand. Nice! Another Happy Happy!
you lucky bastid!


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