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Old 08-10-2012, 03:20 AM   #30031
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I would use a relay, but a distribution block shouldn't be necessary in a simple install.


85 to a switched positive, like a marker light wire, tail light, or license plate light.
86 to a ground
30 to the battery positive, with a fuse near the battery
87a to your accessories
87 is empty


A standard relay can easily handle 30 amps, so while a distribution block is handy you could run one relay to power all kinds of (switched) electronics:
Overpowered Headlight (or 55 watt HID): 5 amp
Heated Grips: 2.5 amp
Acc. plug (gps): 1 amp
Heated Jacket: 6 amp
LED Fog Lights: 5 amps

All that stuff at the same time is less than 20 amps.
Good info. Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:37 AM   #30032
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WR250X new purchase for me...

coming back from San Anotonio Texas.....to Wako Texas :)
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:35 AM   #30033
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Bad fuel pump on a 2011

I rode in 100+ deg weather and stopped at a store. After I came back the bike wouldn't start and you couldn't hear the fuel pump prime. 45 min later the bike would start up. I just had the 3 gal IMS tank installed without heat shielding and thought that was the issue, but it wasn't. After heat shielding the tank it happened again. My bike is a 2011 with 2300 miles on it and out of warranty. My dealer confirmed that the fuel pump was bad. I asked if they could contact Yamaha about the issue which they did. Yamaha agreed to take over the cost of the new fuel pump and labor. Now my question, did they install older pumps in the newer bikes?
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:37 AM   #30034
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Hey markus,

Congrats! I've been watching for an X in Texas and they are hard to come by, good snag!
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:59 AM   #30035
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Hey markus,

Congrats! I've been watching for an X in Texas and they are hard to come by, good snag!
I have an X in Texas and that's why I stay away...lol
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:05 PM   #30036
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I have an X in Texas and that's why I stay away...lol
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:06 PM   #30037
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Well, it is now official! I have the ugliest bash plate ever made!!!

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:07 PM   #30038
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Hey guys I'm having a real bad problem with my chain flailing wildly from side to side. It starts doing this from about 45 mph and up but somewhat intermittently. Throttle position seems to have an effect too. It makes the bike feel like one of my wheels is badly out of true. The vibration is causing my headlight shroud, instruments, and mirrors to jiggle side to side rapidly. This side to side play is causing the rear chain guide to wear very rapidly (down to the metal on one side).

I put on a new chain and sprocket set about 2-3000 miles ago and this problem has just shown up within the last 500 miles or so and it's getting worse. I'm running 14/49 with a renthal sprocket on front and a steel JT on the back with a lower end RK chain with clip master link. The clip is on tight and installed correctly. I've tightened up the chain as much as I dare, about .5" play with the swingarm pivot, axle, and countershaft aligned.

Anybody ever have this annoying problem before?
I have a very similar problem on my KTM 530. On my bike I think it only happens when I am lugging the bike. It seems to smooth out when I downshift or increase rpm's. I really only notice it shifting into 6th and not going fast enough.
I have a new chain and sprockets to go on as well. I hope that cures it, but based on your experience maybe not. Sprockets are aligned with the motion pro alignment tool.

Hopefully someone else knows the solution.

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:18 PM   #30039
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Well, it is now official! I have the ugliest bash plate ever made!!!

Details?
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:30 PM   #30040
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Details?
It is a bash plate which I made myself out of aluminium that has two tool box sides to it. The pic is taken at the worst angle, so it does look better than that in real life. Um..... not sure what other details you would like to know..... it is big and ugly and will stop me dead if I ever try to hop a log or go through a deep rut......
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:45 PM   #30041
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Well, it is now official! I have the ugliest bash plate ever made!!!
Maybe not the ugliest but probably the biggest. ;) I guess you could put your feet on top and use it as highway pegs too. ;)
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:57 PM   #30042
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Well, it is now official! I have the ugliest bash plate ever made!!!

I can't argue with you on this evaluation Looks strong & kinda midevil
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:58 PM   #30043
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Well, it is now official! I have the ugliest bash plate ever made!!!
Joe, nobody could ever accuse you of being a liar!
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:08 PM   #30044
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I'd like some of that ugly, though....
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:29 PM   #30045
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It is a bash plate which I made myself out of aluminium that has two tool box sides to it. The pic is taken at the worst angle, so it does look better than that in real life. Um..... not sure what other details you would like to know..... it is big and ugly and will stop me dead if I ever try to hop a log or go through a deep rut......
I'd love to see the inside.
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