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Old 05-11-2010, 09:21 AM   #5251
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Any recommendations for a new rear tire for the street?
Doesnt need any offroad capabilities since i got an extra pair for that.
The Bridgestone BT45 that was on there until now is really nice, but wore out in little more than 3000km according to the previous owner.
Here's a search engine for the major makes and here's an old thread! Conti Trail Attack looks the business for street.
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:23 AM   #5252
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ATV bars on a ADV?

I am looking at new set of bars. Currently have a set of Protapers the previous owner had cut down narrow and they are low bend (CR?). So I was thinking a new set with more rise was in order. While shopping around I came across a set of ATV Protapers that have at least a inch more rise. This seems to do away with the need for riser mounts. Of course if I just needed more rise it would be finacially better to just get riser mounts. This also seems lke it would give more clearance around the fairing at full tilt. Anyone ever tried this?
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:40 AM   #5253
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I thought about that also at one time but have yet to do anything about it. Just make sure your cables and hoses are long enough at full lock.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:51 PM   #5254
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I've got the Protaper Pastrana FMX ATV bars, and because of the bend, the cables are fine. It took a ride or two to get used to the sweep, but I like them, and they improved my reach when standing. The stock bars bend down at he ends. Didn't like them at all.

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Old 05-11-2010, 01:30 PM   #5255
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It's contagious...

Approximately 1 year ago when I started my first season with my 640 Adventure, I didn't personally know anyone "in my neighborhood" who rode an LC4.



Now, it seems that things have changed a bit. These three bikes spend their nights in the same garage. Represented are '98, '07 and '03 models.

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Old 05-11-2010, 02:57 PM   #5256
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Approximately 1 year ago when I started my first season with my 640 Adventure, I didn't personally know anyone "in my neighborhood" who rode an LC4.



Now, it seems that things have changed a bit. These three bikes spend their nights in the same garage. Represented are '98, '07 and '03 models.

Cheers,

Tseta
Yeah, it seems that LC4:s like companion.
I bought mine last autumn and it already made friends.

Couple of weeks ago we explored some paths that were in the map but really didint exist in real life...

Here they are:



there should be a path there:



After that picture we ride up to the hill following tracks that were made years ago - maybe with something like harvesting machine.
I didnt control everything and ended under the bike, and between some rocks. Well, there is always something positive. I saw this beauty in front of my helmet:








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Old 05-12-2010, 07:13 AM   #5257
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I've got the Protaper Pastrana FMX ATV bars, and because of the bend, the cables are fine. It took a ride or two to get used to the sweep, but I like them, and they improved my reach when standing. The stock bars bend down at he ends. Didn't like them at all.

remind me where you got the mirrors? I need a set for mine, and a steering damper too.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:38 AM   #5258
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remind me where you got the mirrors?
http://www.moto-science.com/

Good stuff.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:48 AM   #5259
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remind me where you got the mirrors? I need a set for mine, and a steering damper too.

Mine were from here in vendors, and is indeed, Moto-Science.
Neduro is also selling mirrors, which people are preferring over the ones I have. Does the 525 have the damper? You could get a mount, and just swap it between bikes.
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:57 AM   #5260
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thanks guys, the 525 has a damper, I want one for my 640, mirrors for that too, but a longer stalk would be better for the 525 for any on road time at home, it's barely legal as is.
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:38 PM   #5261
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Piston sizes

Could anyone tell me if a 100.95 piston kit will work with a brand new cylinder? Got sent the .95 instead of the stock .94
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:27 PM   #5262
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The way to check is to measure the piston diameter and the cylinder diameter and subtract : Cylinder D - piston D = max 0.12 mm for forged and max 0.05 for cast... No minimums are given but the by measuring you could figure out if it's going to be tight... Take measurements at the piston skirt level with the piston pin but a quarter turn opposite...
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:52 PM   #5263
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The way to check is to measure the piston diameter and the cylinder diameter and subtract : Cylinder D - piston D = max 0.12 mm for forged and max 0.05 for cast... No minimums are given but the by measuring you could figure out if it's going to be tight... Take measurements at the piston skirt level with the piston pin but a quarter turn opposite...
thanks gunnerbuck! Let's hope my cylinder comes soon enough so I can measure it up.. I really wouldn't want to have to send it back to USA to get the one I asked for in the first place.. It's a wossner which is forged I think.
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:53 PM   #5264
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I am looking at new set of bars. Currently have a set of Protapers the previous owner had cut down narrow and they are low bend (CR?). So I was thinking a new set with more rise was in order. While shopping around I came across a set of ATV Protapers that have at least a inch more rise. This seems to do away with the need for riser mounts. Of course if I just needed more rise it would be finacially better to just get riser mounts. This also seems lke it would give more clearance around the fairing at full tilt. Anyone ever tried this?


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Old 05-14-2010, 01:04 PM   #5265
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I just got a 625 SMC. Without the obvious body work differences, how similar is the drive train compared to a 06 625 SMC? I'd like to do a ride to Las Vegas from Orange county one day. It's just I have 15k miles on my SMC. Is there any engine work that needs to be done before a big 600 RT ride?
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