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Old 05-24-2013, 05:47 PM   #3766
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Changing out the beak for a "real" dirt bike style fender will solve the issue of mud getting thrown up onto your headlamp/windshield/face. The low Dakar fender runs the risk of getting clogged with mud when you get into the slop.

Interestingly, I've noticed less mud in the radiator as well, after switching out my front fender. I'm running a Polisport UFX free-flow fender, with vents on the backside. But it seems to catch more of the crud than the long extension on the stock fender did.
How does the new motoX fender mount?
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:18 PM   #3767
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That's a good post right there. Thanks for the information and the photos.

Yes, thank you for the photos!
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:55 AM   #3768
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.....causing my bike to idle for a minute or so, and my temp light came on. I got it into the wind and kept the RPMs down to 4000, and it went off quickly, but then weaving through the neighbourhood and stopping at the signs, my temp light came on again.

I realised that the TKC has thrown a pitload of crud up onto the radiator, packing it in a couple places, and my fan is stuffed-- can't even spin it by hand.

So a new fan is in order and a good scrubbing of the radiator (and the bike, too.) And I'll drop the oil. It only has 1900 miles on it in 4 days, but it's regular dino oil and clearly has been heat stressed. I'll also change the coolant out since it was last done (or not) by the PO.
Be careful when washing the radiator, it's pretty fragile. I'd try removing it from the bike and washing it from the rear first. Make sure there aren't any small stones left and use a small piece of foam when reinstalling it (between the frame and the radiator, this is where small stones/ large grains of sand will lodge and effectivly grind a hole in the radiator)

Don't looking to cause trouble, but I'd keep a real keen eye on that warning light from now on. It it ever lights up again, get to the bottom om it.
Having had mine overheat and all the shit that followed I wish I'd properly solved the problem right away instead of taking the "easy" route 2 two times first (where I "just" replaced the headgasket)

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Old 05-25-2013, 05:02 PM   #3769
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was wondering if else has swapped their front fender for an off road fender?

i used cycra fender made for the yamaha forks. however the back part of the fender was rubbing on the frame so i cut it off.

do any of you know a way to avoid cutting off the backside of the fender ? are there any that turn down at a sharper angle in the back ?

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Old 05-25-2013, 05:57 PM   #3770
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I put a supermoto fender on. It has a shorter back side & vent holes

Like this one:
http://www.bajacycles.com/acerbis-su...nt-fender.html


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Old 05-25-2013, 06:29 PM   #3771
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I put a supermoto fender on. It has a shorter back side & vent holes

Like this one:
http://www.bajacycles.com/acerbis-su...nt-fender.html


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trying to keep the mud out of the radiator.
if i use a motard fender wont the mud still get into the radiator?


also, i noticed that switching to the 18" rear caused some bad mojo with the center stand. bike wants to fall forward when front tire is removed. anyone else experience this phenomenon ?
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:10 PM   #3772
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trying to keep the mud out of the radiator.
if i use a motard fender wont the mud still get into the radiator?


also, i noticed that switching to the 18" rear caused some bad mojo with the center stand. bike wants to fall forward when front tire is removed. anyone else experience this phenomenon ?
You could hack on the old fender from the F650 I suppose.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:14 PM   #3773
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I put about 1/2" of spacers between my Acerbis fender and lower triple to keep the back side from hitting the frame. It hasn't given me any problems this way.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:40 PM   #3774
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I put about 1/2" of spacers between my Acerbis fender and lower triple to keep the back side from hitting the frame. It hasn't given me any problems this way.
sounds promising. Got a picture ?


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Old 05-26-2013, 02:15 AM   #3775
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Here's a few variations. Don't have Yamaha forks, bu the lower triples ough to be in roughly the same location though

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=10721
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:24 AM   #3776
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:31 AM   #3777
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trying to keep the mud out of the radiator.
if i use a motard fender wont the mud still get into the radiator?


also, i noticed that switching to the 18" rear caused some bad mojo with the center stand. bike wants to fall forward when front tire is removed. anyone else experience this phenomenon ?
I don't ride in mud all that often. Of it's a problem with dirt Gettin in the rad ill just attach the old Dakar back portion to the supermoto fender
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:11 PM   #3778
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Farked swing arm bearings

My mate Dennis, Inglsman on the forum, dropped his bike off for me to do his YZ fork up grade and raise the rear.

I decided to start at the rear.
Rear wheel off.
Linkage bolts out and the swing arm didn't drop down on its own



The clicking and cracking is from the bearings
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:24 AM   #3779
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The clicking and cracking is from the bearings
That is properly goosed. Must check mine....
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:29 AM   #3780
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My mate Dennis, Inglsman on the forum, dropped his bike off for me to do his YZ fork up grade and raise the rear.


The clicking and cracking is from the bearings
jeez man!
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