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Old 11-21-2010, 10:51 AM   #811
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I used the WM Enduro Saddlebags and Enduro Duffel for 1600 miles of the TAT. I had no issues with mine. I had them attached to a 690 Enduro. The 690 is wide in the rear, so maybe that helps. I added a layer of black vinyl graphic material I had laying around to prevent them rubbing my plastic. Like Osteo I only used them the one time. I had them pretty full as well. I kept the side bags attached and took the duffel into the hotel room at night. I like them.

I bought a Giant Loop as well from Trailtricks.It was customized for the 690, but I didn't care for the way it mounted. Javier had modified the bag to work on the 690. I ended up returning the bag. I was impressed with the build quality of the GL bag though. It just didn't work out on the 690, which is an odd bike in some ways.
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:44 PM   #812
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I've been using a borrowed 640 wheel on my rfs and it is identical to the current cush hub ...
Does the cush drive hub make your bike smoother & less chain slap in your opinion ??
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:22 PM   #813
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Ehh Ned,

I notice you are using an FMF pipe now. Didn't you have the Akropovic on your previous bikes? Ever had the db's or hp measured? How do they compare duarability wise?

How do they compare? Could you post a review ..maybe compared to the uncorked stocker?

Thanks, in advance.
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:41 PM   #814
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Are you not worried that it's too slippery for the clutch? ( since Mobil 1 lacks the JASO-MA spec.)

...Not that I think the DOT spec'd. knobbies are any safer than the rest either
mobil 1 4-stroke racing oil 15-40 for me and it does meet the JASO-MA spec. It's on the bottle. $9.00 at Wally World Same with Castrol Racing 4-stroke oil.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:03 AM   #815
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Does the cush drive hub make your bike smoother & less chain slap in your opinion ??
RAD cush hub, excel rim and stainless spokes on the rear of my 530 and from riding it I can't feel any difference. It does work though, there are wear marks on the hub (where the spokes are) from the sprocket bolts.

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Old 11-22-2010, 02:17 AM   #816
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RAD cush hub, excel rim and stainless spokes on the rear of my 530 and from riding it I can't feel any difference. It does work though, there are wear marks on the hub (where the spokes are) from the sprocket bolts.
How can you not notice the difference while riding? Although I have an RFS not 530, but I can ride two gears higher and still be smooth on pavement. I hate to ride without it because I have to rev the engine all the time to keep it smooth. Of course on dirt the difference is not that big bit still clearly noticeable. For example shifting without clutch is very easy with undamped hub because chain slaps around and pull is inconsistent while with the cush hub pull is so smooth gear won't "drop" without using clutch. That alone convinces me that cush hub does save transmission, chain, sprockets and everything.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:57 AM   #817
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Sicass turn signals

I put new sicass LED front turn signals on my EXC this past weekend. And replaced the little black box behind the headlight per instructions from the folks at 3Bros Racing. Now when I hit the turn signal switch - either left or right - all four (front & back) signals come on and blink.

I have flush mounted LEDs on the rear. And I tried the stock black box, but when I used that one they all just came on and stayed on (no blinking). With the stock fronts and LED rears, everything worked fine.

Anybody have any ideas?
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:39 AM   #818
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If you have LED signals front and rear you need some diodes to isolate the indicator lamp. Sicass has an indicator wire kit for $6.98 that will fix this problem. Part # 22-299

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I put new sicass LED front turn signals on my EXC this past weekend. And replaced the little black box behind the headlight per instructions from the folks at 3Bros Racing. Now when I hit the turn signal switch - either left or right - all four (front & back) signals come on and blink.

I have flush mounted LEDs on the rear. And I tried the stock black box, but when I used that one they all just came on and stayed on (no blinking). With the stock fronts and LED rears, everything worked fine.

Anybody have any ideas?
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:46 AM   #819
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Diodes

Thanks, Geared. I hate doing electrical work.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:15 PM   #820
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Just a couple of fun shots from the weekend:





Loving this bike!
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:50 PM   #821
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They always say it's steeper than it looks. I hope not, because that already looks vertical.

I am jealous of you Ned.
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:37 PM   #822
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so if you had to choose Ned, 530exc or fe570 ?
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:45 PM   #823
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so if you had to choose Ned, 530exc or fe570 ?
530, no question.

Can't get comfortable on my FE450, not saying it's a bad bike but I'm struggling to find a balance between stability and agility, right now it's pretty anxious, hard to feel settled on.
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:53 PM   #824
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530, no question . . .
I like the Extra 55 CC's of the Berg for Dual Sporting, BUT I just couldn't make myself buy one
because of the Prooven KTM Reliability & all of the bolt on goodies for it
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:03 PM   #825
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