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Old 06-20-2011, 11:44 AM   #22606
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:45 AM   #22607
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There were about 250 runs total and I won "Best In Show" for my dismount.
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:46 AM   #22608
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Way to go--for a first time that was a good run! Just getting on the bike and going to the starting line is more than most will accomplish--congrats!
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:49 AM   #22609
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Nice job on the attempts! You're also quite the artist!

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Old 06-20-2011, 12:15 PM   #22610
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My knee is pretty messed up today. It got caught under my bike on the first run, but all in all I am in one piece - just sore as hell cuz of my second run. I'll post that in a bit.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:51 PM   #22611
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Would be curious to hear what size sprockets (including rear) those that have had the excessive slider wear were running. Obviously the larger the front and rear sprockets one runs, the less the chain can and will contact the bottom of the slider. Smaller sprockets alone don't cause the issue. Nor any one other factor it seems. It takes a combination of factors to come together to experience the excessive wear and part of that may be not replacing the slider often enough. If your combination of factors (sprocket size, tension, weight, riding style) cause wear faster than others, then replacing the slider more often will likely be the only preventative measure that is acceptable (because who wants to change their riding style...or weight for that matter. Ha).
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:27 PM   #22612
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Nice runs, Zora!
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:03 PM   #22613
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one respected member says run it loose, another run it tight. I need a consensus here folks I got 3000 more miles to go till I get home.
I know I'm not a respected member....but run it loose if you want to replace plastic chain guards, run it tight if you want to replace parts related to your counter shaft. I'm going with loose.

Search back a few years in this thread for my posts about swingarm damage and wear. There is a direct correlation between running your chain loose, using the full range of your shock and chain guard wear.
"Tight" chain and >500 easy paved/gravel miles = virtually zero wear to chain guard.
"Loose" chain and <50 hard off road miles with many jumps = measurable wear on chain guard.

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Old 06-20-2011, 05:27 PM   #22614
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Sounds like the general Consensus on the swing arm guard BS is that we are F'ed either way..run it loose, run it tight, it gets eaten no matter what. Swisscheese pegs, guards and fuel pump electronics.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:43 PM   #22615
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...all of which haven't been an issue for 95 - 99% of owners. I think our little bikes are doing pretty good if these are the few and far between issues that we are talking about. The chain slider (guard seal) is a wear item like tires, chains, oil, brakepads, etc. I guess maybe footpegs and clutch/brake levers are, too, for some riders. I've been known to mangle a few of each. Ha. Just replace and proceed.

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Old 06-20-2011, 05:49 PM   #22616
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Someone asked about tank and shroud width measurements a while back. I finally put a tape to stock, Safari, and IMS 4.8 gallong tanks (stock and Safari were mounted on bikes at the time, so had to eyeball it from a few angles, but these should be pretty close). Note that the Safari tank is at it's widest point back from the leading edge of the shrouds. I attempted to measure widest point of each.

19" - Stock shrouds. Widest point was the top of the shrouds at the leading edge.
20 or 21" - Safari Tank. Widest point about 4" back from leading edge.
22 or 23" - IMS 4.8 gallon.

This won't give much info at the widest point where ones knees/legs sit, but that wasn't the original question. Can't recall why shroud width was of concern. Can the OP re-post?
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:56 PM   #22617
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I keep tabs on this thread, but rarely post. This thread helped me decide on the WR so 7k miles later I will post up my experience with the chain guard wear.

I keep tabs on the chain before every long distance weekend and when I swap rear tires or repair a flat. I keep the chain on the tighter side. I show very little wear on the chain guard. Sprokets and chain show very little wear. I lube the chain probably too much, but if that is what helps, the so be it. I will take over lubing to replacing parts any day.

Also went to Neutech Tubliss setup. Works wonderfully. I had to use 3oz of wheel weights to balance the rim lock. After 350 miles this past weekend on 95%. Fastest speed 89 mph. No wobble.

The only downfall so far is checking tire pressures more often. During the week I loose 3-4 psi over 3 days with riding back and forth to work. You have two places to check on each wheel. One high side and one low side. Run the high side at 110psi and low side 20 front and 26 rear.

Major pro though is the ease of fixing flats. I got a screw in the rear tire about a week before swapping in the Tubliss system. I used the tire, with the hole, to see how a repair would hold up. Use a tire patch kit and plugged the rear tire. 350 miles later and still no leak around the plug. I am sold.

No noticable traction difference, but I was with the wife and she only has 400 miles under her belt. So we went easy and light. Very few dirt roads.

Installed a 3 gallon IMS tank at the same time. Having an extra gallon makes a world of difference too.

My two cents on these subjects anyway.

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Old 06-20-2011, 06:12 PM   #22618
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Speaking of the IMS 3.0 gallon tank..I am considering one., Do they have any or all of the issues people have recently been experienced with the rushed to market 4.3 gallon tank?
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:28 PM   #22619
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I have the IMS 3 gallon , I have one of the 1st ones they made because I preordered so far in advance. It had a very slight leak around the the fuel pump , IMS sent a new o-ring that fixed that. I'm sure by now that issue has been corrected , or maybe they just send them with the updated o-ring.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:28 PM   #22620
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Speaking of the IMS 3.0 gallon tank..I am considering one., Do they have any or all of the issues people have recently been experienced with the rushed to market 4.3 gallon tank?

Just put one on a few weeks ago. It took longer to get the plastics apart than it did to mount the tank; no problems at all. The tank does make the gaps between the seat and side panels a bit bigger, but I didn't even notice till it was pointed out here.

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