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Old 11-11-2011, 08:54 PM   #25576
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I ran out of gas today while on the highway. Luckily, the bike is light and I was one mile from a gas station. I got 27 miles from the time the low fuel light came on. Is that about normal for speeds in the 70-80 MPH range with stock equipment?
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:31 PM   #25577
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>"MT43 Update..."

What's the seat on your bike ??? Looks pretty comfortable.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:01 PM   #25578
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I ran out of gas today while on the highway. Luckily, the bike is light and I was one mile from a gas station. I got 27 miles from the time the low fuel light came on. Is that about normal for speeds in the 70-80 MPH range with stock equipment?
In my experience yes.
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:48 PM   #25579
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>"MT43 Update..."

What's the seat on your bike ??? Looks pretty comfortable.
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:17 AM   #25580
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tire iron FMF Q4 protector

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Old 11-12-2011, 10:37 AM   #25581
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MT evaluation..

thanks for pics. I use one on my 450 exc, why am i on here.. i have yammie lust in my heart for the 250.... perhaps some day.
My experience with the MT is also very favorable as i am not a ROOSTafarian. Thanks for all the valuable info... This is a great thread!
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:45 PM   #25582
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thanks for pics. I use one on my 450 exc, why am i on here.. i have yammie lust in my heart for the 250.... perhaps some day.
My experience with the MT is also very favorable as i am not a ROOSTafarian. Thanks for all the valuable info... This is a great thread!
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:30 PM   #25583
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I've got about 3800 miles on my WR and it just started making a loud squealing noise which appears to be coming from the lower cases. After reading reports of crank bearings going out, this is not making me happy. Unfortunately I am not under warranty any longer due to a deployment 6 months after purchasing this bike.
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:46 PM   #25584
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I've got about 3800 miles on my WR and it just started making a loud squealing noise which appears to be coming from the lower cases. After reading reports of crank bearings going out, this is not making me happy. Unfortunately I am not under warranty any longer due to a deployment 6 months after purchasing this bike.

It's the rubber on the rear sprocket. Lube the fuck out of it, cover it in mud, or change the sprocket.
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Old 11-13-2011, 02:40 PM   #25585
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It's the rubber on the rear sprocket. Lube the fuck out of it, cover it in mud, or change the sprocket.
No it's definitely coming from the lower case with just the bike running and not moving or adding any throttle.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:33 PM   #25586
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Okay I give up. It feels like I'm trying to get a 17" tire on an 18" wheel. I don't have the slightest chance.

1) I got the tire to room temperature (and some sun)
2) I got it lubed properly
3) I had a hard time getting the tube in (heavy duty tube)
4) Spooning, I had no chance getting the last quarter of the tire over

Yes, I did push it down on the other side. Yes, it was still lubed. I really don't know whether I'm doing something wrong - but I guess I do. The tire irons are damn short, but still, I should be able to get this thing on. Not a chance. Not even close. Once I'm closing in on the last 10 inches all I'm able to do is lifting the tire, I can't pull the iron over.

I'm getting it to the shop in the next days and I'll not attempt this shit again. It was a workout, but if I want a workout I can go to the gym.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:37 PM   #25587
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Okay I give up. It feels like I'm trying to get a 17" tire on an 18" wheel. I don't have the slightest chance.

1) I got the tire to room temperature (and some sun)
2) I got it lubed properly
3) I had a hard time getting the tube in (heavy duty tube)
4) Spooning, I had no chance getting the last quarter of the tire over

Yes, I did push it down on the other side. Yes, it was still lubed. I really don't know whether I'm doing something wrong - but I guess I do. The tire irons are damn short, but still, I should be able to get this thing on. Not a chance. Not even close. Once I'm closing in on the last 10 inches all I'm able to do is lifting the tire, I can't pull the iron over.

I'm getting it to the shop in the next days and I'll not attempt this shit again. It was a workout, but if I want a workout I can go to the gym.
What tire are you installing? Often the tubeless type tires are harder to get on. I remember the first time I changed tires on my KLR. I had help and still the tire we were installing had a very stiff sidewall.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:41 PM   #25588
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Okay I give up. It feels like I'm trying to get a 17" tire on an 18" wheel. I don't have the slightest chance.

1) I got the tire to room temperature (and some sun)
2) I got it lubed properly
3) I had a hard time getting the tube in (heavy duty tube)
4) Spooning, I had no chance getting the last quarter of the tire over

Yes, I did push it down on the other side. Yes, it was still lubed. I really don't know whether I'm doing something wrong - but I guess I do. The tire irons are damn short, but still, I should be able to get this thing on. Not a chance. Not even close. Once I'm closing in on the last 10 inches all I'm able to do is lifting the tire, I can't pull the iron over.

I'm getting it to the shop in the next days and I'll not attempt this shit again. It was a workout, but if I want a workout I can go to the gym.
Did you have the valve stem out. no air in the tube?
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:45 PM   #25589
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I was going with the video mentioned above, some air in the tube, but not much. It was softer that the shown in the video.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:51 PM   #25590
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Yes, I did push it down on the other side. Yes, it was still lubed. I really don't know whether I'm doing something wrong - but I guess I do. The tire irons are damn short, but still, I should be able to get this thing on. Not a chance. Not even close. Once I'm closing in on the last 10 inches all I'm able to do is lifting the tire, I can't pull the iron over.

I'm getting it to the shop in the next days and I'll not attempt this shit again. It was a workout, but if I want a workout I can go to the gym.
You either need longer spoons for more leverage or you do need to go to the gym.

Of course there is a limit to how much you can/should force a tire before you start gouging or bending the rim, esp. on spoked rims. I find having three spoons helpful. One to pin the starting place and to keep the section still outside of the lip from sliding around while I work the rest of the bead into the wheel. Having extras are also handy when cursing and throwing them around the shop.

Not only do you need to push down on the opposite side of the tire to get enough slack to work with, you also need it to curl under, esp. on tubed rims.
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