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Old 08-05-2013, 03:48 PM   #4636
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When I had that happen I had a wire disconnected at the front brake switch....
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:53 PM   #4637
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When I had that happen I had a wire disconnected at the front brake switch....
Sounds like the problem lies somewhere in that area. Probably want get a chance to check it until this weekend but now I have a couple of good starting points. Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:43 PM   #4638
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I will start there and see if either switch is stuck. Hopefully that will be as far as I have to go.....if not I shall venture further. Thanks for the advice.
Actually, start with the wires at the switches to figure out which switch is stuck.
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:00 PM   #4639
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My front micro switch started working backwards. When the lever was released, the brake light came on!

I removed it and use just the rear now
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:24 PM   #4640
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switch the connections and it'll work as designed. Someone likely crossed the wires at some point - previous owner ?
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:41 AM   #4641
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switch the connections and it'll work as designed. Someone likely crossed the wires at some point - previous owner ?
Only if it has 3 connectors for normally closed and normally open modes. Merely switching the polarity shouldn't change this... ?
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:52 AM   #4642
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Yup, someone probably put them back on the wrong way.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:06 PM   #4643
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Yup, someone probably put them back on the wrong way.
Figured you had the logistics of the Loose Screw done, so you'd pop in here? I'll see you sometime Friday. I've had some delays that won't put me in Kamloops until the wee hours Friday morning. Hopefully I don't sleep in and miss some pre-ride action.

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Old 08-06-2013, 04:15 PM   #4644
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Thanks for all of the suggestions on the brake light. I'll be looking at all these areas to see if that is where the problem is.
Haven't had a chance to ride this bike much yet, but so far I am really liking this beast.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:22 PM   #4645
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Quick question.

I want to run 14 / 52 gearing. Stock on my 2010 530 XC-W is 13 / 50. I don't like small counter-shaft sprockets. I think bigger ones wear longer.

The stock chain is 118 links. It looks like most chains I can buy are 120 links max. Do you think 120 links will fit with my 14/52 gearing?
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:22 AM   #4646
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Quick question.

I want to run 14 / 52 gearing. Stock on my 2010 530 XC-W is 13 / 50. I don't like small counter-shaft sprockets. I think bigger ones wear longer.

The stock chain is 118 links. It looks like most chains I can buy are 120 links max. Do you think 120 links will fit with my 14/52 gearing?
14-52 will work perfect with 118 links....same combo Im running. Your good to go!

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Old 08-07-2013, 05:16 AM   #4647
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Thx Hodaka, and welcome back.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:53 PM   #4648
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Tire Question

I've got an 08 530 EXCR that I've worn the tires off after 800 miles. (the bike sat up for 4 years before I got it). There are ton of choices for tires out there. I'm looking for tires that get better mileage and work for a 80/20 - 70/30 mix of single track, Forest Service roads and asphalt.

Any experience or suggestions would be welcome.

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Old 08-07-2013, 03:03 PM   #4649
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I've got an 08 530 EXCR that I've worn the tires off after 800 miles. (the bike sat up for 4 years before I got it). There are ton of choices for tires out there. I'm looking for tires that get better mileage and work for a 80/20 - 70/30 mix of single track, Forest Service roads and asphalt.

Any experience or suggestions would be welcome.

Thanks
Give the Dunlop 606's a try. They hook up pretty well, last a long time and have great grip on the road...they are also DOT legal. I use these for desert trips of 1500 miles or so and they are still 50% when I get back.

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Old 08-07-2013, 03:13 PM   #4650
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I've got an 08 530 EXCR that I've worn the tires off after 800 miles. (the bike sat up for 4 years before I got it). There are ton of choices for tires out there. I'm looking for tires that get better mileage and work for a 80/20 - 70/30 mix of single track, Forest Service roads and asphalt.

Any experience or suggestions would be welcome.

Thanks
I had the same experience on my 07 525 and am sure that will be the case on my new to me 2011 530. The best bang for the buck I could find were the Kenda Trackmaster. Always seemed to handle everything fairly well. Should be able to get a thousand to fifteen hundred miles from the rear and a little more than that from the front. That's what will be going on mine when the ones on it now wear out.
Frequent oil and tire changes.....it goes with the territory.
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