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Old 01-23-2012, 09:09 PM   #2656
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No, nothing removed from anywhere but the lightly filed/sanded top portion of the shock mount and the inside of the clevis. Clearance between the shock mount and the shock clevis is reduced when you install the offset bushing, and the amount of additional clearance (grinding/filing/sanding) all depends on how you orient the bushing. The small hole on top is just drilled/tapped for a set-screw. The X-bushing uses a bolt with a zerk fitting in the end of it (think that's optional -> extra money).
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:57 PM   #2657
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The rider's helmet doesn't move AT ALL while he is riding. Not even slightly. This cannot
possibly be a real video. Look at every other helmet cam video, and you will notice that
even videos taken on a paved road involve camera shake when the camera is helmet
mounted. There is a device called a Steadicam, but you will not find one of those
mounted on a motorcycle helmet, unless Godzilla takes up riding.

Also, there is no spray of snow coming off the front tire, which if you've ridden a dirt bike in
snow you will know happens because the knobbies pick up snow.

The video of the ridge was taken with a handheld camera which was attached to a helmet
( this is why the helmet is so steady even though the bike is bouncing around )
and then that video was used as a background over which a second video of a dirt bike
being ridden was superimposed.

The video is faked, in other words.



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Old 01-24-2012, 05:17 PM   #2658
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i just cant seem to get my 530 "just right". its been desmogged, jd jet kit, shorai battery.

its just bloody horrible to start when its cold. its almost as if the compression is too high for the starter, pressing the start button typically results in the starter engaging the motor, but stopping as soon as it gets to the compression stroke. once its there further presses of the starter result in the starter engaging but the motor not spinning. if i push through compression using the kickstarter (i can rotate the engine by hand cranking the kick starter) then the starter will spin the motor until compression again and then stop.

after 3-4 attempts of this it will finally manage to push through compression and then start. i will say its never not started, but i could also say i have very little confidence that it will start, to the point that i dont want to take it on any trips.

ive used the stock battery, then purchased and used a turntech battery, and finally tried the shorai. i dont believe its a battery issue.

anyone had starter motor issues? i can hand crank the kickstarter to turn over the engine, so its not that tight (its still a struggle, but doable). battery is good.

i dont know what else to try, ive thrown a bunch of money at it (trail tech stator, turn tech and shorai batteries, suspension for my weight, rad fan, bar risers) and love it to death when riding it.

but, i have no confidence in the damn thing starting and dont want a repeat of the last time i took it away for a long weekend and ended up holding up my group each morning with starting issues.
I have had a issue somewhat similar to yours, my friend pointed out to me that my throttle twist grip did not have any play at all, you know the 3-5mm play the manual talks about. The twist grip without play open very slightly the throttle butterfly which gave the more or less what you describe as your problem. Might be worth to check your twist grip play.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:04 AM   #2659
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Okay wiring experts I have a question for you.

On the first page of this thread Ned shows all the stuff he removed, and a quick pic of how he jumped one of the connectors to facilitate removal of the ignition and allow starting without a key. I think I need to do this too, but my set up is different:

The OEM stator in a '08 530 EXC-R, in stock form, runs the lights off AC power. The stator also supplies DC power to charge the battery (for starting).
So when the engine is off (key on) the lights are out. Engine on = lights on. I can, and have, left the key on for weeks, and am still able to start the bike with the e-start. This was a nice feature, especially for guys with CRS.

However, AC power will blow a HID headlight, and I doubt will play nice with heated grips.

I sent my stator to BajaDesigns to be rewound and provide only DC power to the lights and battery. I now have a TrailTech X2 HID headlight, and heated grips, all running through their much smaller handle bar mounted switch, which also incorporates the KILL switch. The OEM switch was nearly 2" wide, and had a separate KILL switch. I did give up turn signals and horn. Not a big deal for me. The new switch also allows me to turn the lights off completely, OEM did not.

My problem is, when I unplugged the large OEM handle bar switch from the connector block behind the headlight, the tail light goes out. Brake light still works.

The new TrailTech handle bar switch runs directly to the battery, to run the headlight. So the tail light gets its power separately. So I think if I was able to figure out what to jump in the now disconnected (2x3, 6 position) connector it would work..
Fast forward a bit - I took a wire and started jumping contacts within the connector, and ended up with a "zap" in the air box. No big deal, I replaced the fuse.

So my question is: should I try to get power to the tail light by splicing in to switched power somewhere? or is it as simple as jumping contacts in one of the connectors? and if so, can someone post a good pic of where to place the jumper?



Wait til you see my Hi/Lo/Off switch mount for my grips...

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Old 02-02-2012, 10:57 AM   #2660
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Valve Adjustment time

I know there is a "how to - what for" on doing the valve adjustment on an 08' 530 EXC-r here somewhere yet the search mechanism did not yield success. I know there is some sort of mount or something that may cause interference in doing such adjustment / check and am interested in the work around. Since I am off of the 530 for a while longer I could do some of the preventative checks and stuff with my spare time.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:03 AM   #2661
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Tire / tube changing tutorial

I need to get some sort of tutorial on how to change tire / tube. Everytime I have tried this I end up chewing up the tube. I have some good spoons from Pro Motion and even the fancy little valve stem threader gizmo. Looking for some tips tricks from the more experienced inmates.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:24 AM   #2662
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I need to get some sort of tutorial on how to change tire / tube. Everytime I have tried this I end up chewing up the tube. I have some good spoons from Pro Motion and even the fancy little valve stem threader gizmo. Looking for some tips tricks from the more experienced inmates.
I know Ned has a procedure here somewhere.
I think Jimmy does a pretty good job too. I like how he installs the tube and lines up the valve stem and rim lock first.
http://youtu.be/t7jOKy8AzLc

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Old 02-02-2012, 11:32 AM   #2663
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In this clip Adam uses grease on the tube instead of baby powder.
It does make sense, allowing the tube to slip out of the way of a pinch flat.
Has anyone done this? Lube is used with bib mousse to reduce heat build up.
I'm tempted to try it next tire change.


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Old 02-02-2012, 12:07 PM   #2664
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Neds tire changing class....

I book marked this when it first appeared....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50717
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:15 PM   #2665
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Valve Clearence check 530/450

posted on Paochow.com...very helpful....I do not remove the rocker arm shafts because of the obstruction.
I remove the cam retainer and pull the cam instead.....

http://paochow.com/forum/index.php?topic=40.0
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:25 PM   #2666
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Thanks a bunch for the info.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:42 PM   #2667
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In this clip Adam uses grease on the tube instead of baby powder.
It does make sense, allowing the tube to slip out of the way of a pinch flat.
Has anyone done this? Lube is used with bib mousse to reduce heat build up.
I'm tempted to try it next tire change.



I really like his comment about baby powder, its only use is for a rash...

Great video, he has some useful techniques.
But, im surprised that he uses tubes and not bibs?
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:36 PM   #2668
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Wiring for tail light

NW Boarder, You ask about wiring the tail light? It is my guess that the lighting coil on your stator still puts out AC juice---but that it's now routed through a rectifier. AC in----DC out. You can turn the headlight on or off with your handlebar mounted switch. Seems to me that it would be a simple matter to pick up a lead coming out of that switch and carry it back to your tail light---which should go to ground after passing through the tail light element. There are two elements in the tail light---one for the brake which is working ok----so you will want to run your lead to the other element. I don't know why it would be any more complicated than that? It sounds like your tail light wiring just got left out in the change to the BaJa system. I've had some dealings with Baja customer service and they are top notch-----I'm sure they would be happy to help you if you continue having that problem.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:55 PM   #2669
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any body running the older EXC headlight mask - say 2003 or so
with the square headlight ?
I want something better than the 2009 exc light
have had the Baja designs on my XR with good sucess
just don't like the "Dated" look of the baja designs to put on my EXC
I was wondering if the pins on fender will line up on the older headlight mask
and is the baja light assy a direct fit on the older exc mask
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:49 AM   #2670
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any body running the older EXC headlight mask - say 2003 or so
with the square headlight ?
I want something better than the 2009 exc light
have had the Baja designs on my XR with good sucess
just don't like the "Dated" look of the baja designs to put on my EXC
I was wondering if the pins on fender will line up on the older headlight mask
and is the baja light assy a direct fit on the older exc mask

Trailtech makes a modern looking light.
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