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Old 12-19-2012, 09:17 PM   #15601
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I'd read in the GPS section, but seems to me the Garmin 60CSX is the hot ticket for dual sporters. Depends what your need is. Personally, I use the Garmin Foretrex 401 which serves my desert needs perfectly.

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+1 on the Garmin 60 series, they are great off road and make a surprisingly good turn by turn road sat nav too and they use AA batteries so easy to replace.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:35 PM   #15602
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What GPS is everyone using? I'm looking to get one for on/off road driving. Any Suggestions?
might get more helpful info here, unless you're specifically asking for opinions from BRP riders?
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:44 AM   #15603
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Is the cover straight?



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Anybody have any tips to keep the damn oil filter cover from leaking? Mine is currently leaking from the bottom left area. I took it off and inspected the gasket (I used a new one last oil change) and its fine, placed it back on the cover and torqued it to spec. Oil is still leaking out of the same spot. What the hell.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:08 AM   #15604
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Is the cover straight?
It appears to be, it was not really leaking before from what I could tell, guess I could order another cover.

This is my first oil change since I bought the bike, just wondering if this is a common issue. I have the bolts torqued right.

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Old 12-20-2012, 12:30 PM   #15605
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What GPS is everyone using? I'm looking to get one for on/off road driving. Any Suggestions?
I prefer the screen size of the Montana, I note that's what Colebatch uses it on the Sibirsky Extreme ride partially because it holds a massive amount of waypoints

On the XRR I had to stick an ear plug behind the plastic that holds battery otherwise it shuts off soon as it gets rough.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:54 PM   #15606
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I prefer the screen size of the Montana, I note that's what Colebatch uses it on the Sibirsky Extreme ride partially because it holds a massive amount of waypoints

On the XRR I had to stick an ear plug behind the plastic that holds battery otherwise it shuts off soon as it gets rough.
my rino 530 was doing that ( like the 60 ) a new battery fixed it.
How are you feeling Big toad?
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:35 AM   #15607
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Is the cover straight?
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It appears to be, it was not really leaking before from what I could tell, guess I could order another cover.


This is my first oil change since I bought the bike, just wondering if this is a common issue. I have the bolts torqued right.
Also recently made my first oil change on my BRP... I'm at work right now so I can't confirm it, but I think it's important to tighten the bolts in a certain order. Start to tight from the lower bolts & tighten them cross wise to the top (kind of rolling the cover in place ...). You can find some videos on Youtube that walk you through the oil change & I also think you get tightening instructions from the workshop manual.

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Old 12-21-2012, 01:59 AM   #15608
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It appears to be, it was not really leaking before from what I could tell, guess I could order another cover.

This is my first oil change since I bought the bike, just wondering if this is a common issue. I have the bolts torqued right.
Make sure the filter was installed in the correct orientation. Some of the aftermarket filters don't have the markings. Don't ask me how I found out.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:36 AM   #15609
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Make sure the filter was installed in the correct orientation. Some of the aftermarket filters don't have the markings. Don't ask me how I found out.
Don't over analyze the filter installation. A tightening sequece isn't needed, just run them down somewhat evenly and don't over torque them. As for filter orientation, there's a front and back, that's it!

If it tightens down and still leaks from the cover then:

A- the o-ring is damaged
B- the cover is damaged or warped
C- something foreign is in the sealing area.

I've probably got 15~20 oil changes on the original o-ring, no leaks. I place the filter and spring in the cavity, place the cover (cleaned) with o-ring installed on, hold it down with one hand and hand tighten the bolts with the other. Snug 'em up with an 8mm and it's done.

There's plenty of procedures where the manual will have you jumping through hoops when it's not necessisary.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:44 AM   #15610
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I prefer the screen size of the Montana, I note that's what Colebatch uses it on the Sibirsky Extreme ride partially because it holds a massive amount of waypoints

On the XRR I had to stick an ear plug behind the plastic that holds battery otherwise it shuts off soon as it gets rough.

I've never had to do that on my Oregon, but I do it on my Spot.

The Oregon (for what I paid) has served me very well. I'd go Montana for my next one because of better screen. Otherwise I'll run my Oregon into the ground first.

Don't plan on either unless they are powered. Makes using a GPS 100x better.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:52 AM   #15611
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Reassembling my clutch after replacing the clutch center, should I just coat the clutch bushing (the one that's still in it) and everything with oil when I put it back together, or use some type of grease on the clutch bushing and maybe end of the lifter rod? Also if I should put grease on that clutch bushing, what type, and should I coat the thing inside and out?
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:21 AM   #15612
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Don't over analyze the filter installation. A tightening sequece isn't needed, just run them down somewhat evenly and don't over torque them. As for filter orientation, there's a front and back, that's it!

If it tightens down and still leaks from the cover then:

A- the o-ring is damaged
B- the cover is damaged or warped
C- something foreign is in the sealing area.

I've probably got 15~20 oil changes on the original o-ring, no leaks. I place the filter and spring in the cavity, place the cover (cleaned) with o-ring installed on, hold it down with one hand and hand tighten the bolts with the other. Snug 'em up with an 8mm and it's done.

There's plenty of procedures where the manual will have you jumping through hoops when it's not necessisary.
This is pretty much what I did the first time and the second. I third try is always worth a shot!
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:32 AM   #15613
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RTW - which spark plug?

Still prepping the bike for the long haul - which spark plug would you guys suggest? Running an BKR8E-11 now, as listed in the manualfor longer high speed rides. Unfortunately NGK do not make an iridium version of this one. The BKR7E-11 has an iridium brother though - and I really prefer those due do outlasting reliability...
Thinking about going for a few 7EIX ones and take a usual 8 spare and closely check the engine temp.

Any experiance and help appreciated...

Oh and there will be a bike build thread soon...
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:33 AM   #15614
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Bike starts without choke...

Morning gents...

I've been commuting on my XRR to and from work for the last year or so and it just occured to me that I never have to set the choke to start the bike, regardless of how cold the motor is. Sure, when cold, I have to keep the idle up by applying a small amount of throttle to keep the motor from dying until it warms up. The bike has been 'uncorked', rejetted and all that. Oh, I've never been able to start the bike with the choke on. Hmmm...

Is this indicative of anything that I might need to change, jetting-wise or otherwise? The bike rides fine, has plenty of power (I think), and gets around mid thirties to the gallon.

Thanks!!
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:06 PM   #15615
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Morning gents...

I've been commuting on my XRR to and from work for the last year or so and it just occured to me that I never have to set the choke to start the bike, regardless of how cold the motor is. Sure, when cold, I have to keep the idle up by applying a small amount of throttle to keep the motor from dying until it warms up. The bike has been 'uncorked', rejetted and all that. Oh, I've never been able to start the bike with the choke on. Hmmm...

Is this indicative of anything that I might need to change, jetting-wise or otherwise? The bike rides fine, has plenty of power (I think), and gets around mid thirties to the gallon.

Thanks!!
sounds like your pilot could be a bit rich. post your jet numbers and you will get more input. As you may know, you would rather be too rich than too lean. IDK, i rarely use choke either just initial start, then flip it off, let it warm up a few minutes then depart. I'm sure it is fine.
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