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Old 05-03-2013, 01:50 PM   #35251
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Hey guys,

When I put my FMF pipe on I removed the exup cables and wrangled up one of them in the process...

If I put the stock pipe back on does the valve stay open? Is it fine without the cables?
Yes, it'll be fine. Default position of the valve is open.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:53 PM   #35252
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Hey guys,

When I put my FMF pipe on I removed the exup cables and wrangled up one of them in the process...

If I put the stock pipe back on does the valve stay open? Is it fine without the cables?
FMF Too Loud?
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:59 PM   #35253
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FMF Too Loud?
Nope I was just wondering if I should bother keeping my stock pipe at all for when I sell it
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:39 PM   #35254
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Yes the valve will stay open. Mine was removed when I got the bike, fmf blew apart and was too loud so stock went back on. I have put a small tack wld on the valve just in case but the spring holds it in the open position.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:43 PM   #35255
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Not needed to change fork oil. Remove fork, remove top cap, turn upside down, drain & refill. I think the forks are 48mm
Have you done yours yet? I watched the Rocky Mountain ATV's videos on changing fork sealshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0dLM_IoIOQ&list=FLQhV95i5-Hmi3fttrWqaE4g&index=37

Although my seals aren't leaking,I thought it seems like I needed to do the same process for changing the oil?? If you have done it the other way that sure would make life a lot easier.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:27 PM   #35256
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Have you done yours yet? I watched the Rocky Mountain ATV's videos on changing fork sealshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0dLM_IoIOQ&list=FLQhV95i5-Hmi3fttrWqaE4g&index=37

Although my seals aren't leaking,I thought it seems like I needed to do the same process for changing the oil?? If you have done it the other way that sure would make life a lot easier.

Yeah, what Tom said, except the forks are 46mm not 48.
The oil pours out the top after the cap is removed. The twitchy part is you have to remove the spring to properly measure the oil level once it is renewed, then replace the spring and walk the damper rod up between the coils. Do-able but tiresome.

If you did three sets of forks one after the other, the last one would take half the time as the fisrt.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:49 AM   #35257
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Came home with a 09 WR250R with 1600 miles. Paid $4000 for it. Looking forward to get some protections before I take her off road.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:13 AM   #35258
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Came home with a 09 WR250R with 1600 miles. Paid $4000 for it. Looking forward to get some protections before I take her off road.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:05 AM   #35259
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yes, a spring holds it open as a default.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:09 AM   #35260
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So what is this gearing effect you speak of here? If you left the stock gearing what would be the effect then?
If a rear tires has a larger circumference than stock, the effect is like taller gearing, because the bike travels a little further on each revolution of the tire. On mine, it seems that the 13/47 combination with the MT43 is about the same as the stock 13/43 gearing with a standard 120/80-18 tire. A D606 rear, which is a little larger than stock (120/90-18), is somewhere in-between.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:14 AM   #35261
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Yes have changed oil many times in the past in the forks & finally settled on 17 oz synthetic ATF in each leg. Have also done seals once. PVC pipe of the right diameter cut in half makes a good seal driver.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:43 AM   #35262
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Came home with a 09 WR250R with 1600 miles. Paid $4000 for it. Looking forward to get some protections before I take her off road.
Congrats!

I just purchased a new set of boots, helmet, goggles, gloves, knee protectors, pressure suit (upper body armor), riding pants, and camo thong.

Don't skimp on gear that's either not going to fit well or perform poorly in the weather you'll be riding in. My budget for this stuff was "moderate" but I still forked out $1200 and I don't regret it.





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Old 05-04-2013, 07:51 AM   #35263
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If a rear tires has a larger circumference than stock, the effect is like taller gearing, because the bike travels a little further on each revolution of the tire. On mine, it seems that the 13/47 combination with the MT43 is about the same as the stock 13/43 gearing with a standard 120/80-18 tire. A D606 rear, which is a little larger than stock (120/90-18), is somewhere in-between.
Wouldn't taller gearing be a good thing? Yesterday I rode 500 miles, and often I had to gear down to maintain speed on the freeway over mountain passes. Would simply going to the MT43 help? I'm not being a troll here, just trying to understand.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:09 AM   #35264
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Taller gearing is; faster, higher speed, less RPM, less power, more downshifting on hills, lower numerical final ratio,(like 3.37 to 1 is taller than 4.11 to 1), from your description I believe you want just the opposite. Lower gears, shorter gears etc...... Get the picture now?
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:36 AM   #35265
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Taller gearing is; faster, higher speed, less RPM, less power, more downshifting on hills, lower numerical final ratio,(like 3.37 to 1 is taller than 4.11 to 1), from your description I believe you want just the opposite. Lower gears, shorter gears etc...... Get the picture now?
Yes and yes. Now I just have to figure out what to do, tire-wise & gearing. I'm pretty set on the MT43 rear, but don't know what to do on the front. I'm not too hard on tires, when riding on dirt I ride slow and cautiously and I weigh 150 pounds. The stock rear performed pretty well for me last week, but the front felt like it was sliding out too easily in sand. Taking the above and adding it to the fact that a shortish tour for me might be 1,500 miles with much asphalt - what would you guys do?
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