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Old 05-18-2012, 06:17 AM   #5686
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same procefure for all liquid cooled twins, to make sure you purge the air trapped in the rear cilynder cooling jacket, as the coolant outlet is below the head gasket. Therefore there is a pocket created and the only way to get theair out is to make sure this pocket is shifted towards the coolant outlet pipe! ant to do this you have to lift the front high enough to make sure air eskapes from pocket..

Well it is arguable if you do it without lifting and then do a hill climb or willie to let the air eskape and then refill the rads, but I play safe to make sure I dont overheat locally at head gasket before air will escape on it's own
Now, that makes perfectly good sense.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:12 AM   #5687
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:46 AM   #5688
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Tangai asks "What makes you guys think you have to lift the front of the bike up so high to get the air out of the radiators? Just asking where that idea came"

The owners manual (at least on my 2008) instructs to lift the tire 50cm to bleed the system.
I had not heard of this procedure, until after I had changed my coolant a couple of times. I have now checked my manual (early '04,) and couldn't find any reference to it.

In the past, I have just filled the radiator until coolant ran out the left vent, squeezed the hoses a few times, and topped up/vented if necessary.

The system seems to operate properly, but just in case, maybe I will try elevating next time to see whether I find more air.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:08 PM   #5689
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Let me know how you do this if you go for it. I am afraid that if I just bend the bars, they won't line up with the mounts anymore.
It worked out great. I just used a long prybar between the lower bolt and the tab on the battery box cover (where the tank bolts). I just pushed it out a bit and it now has about 1/4 inch clearance from where the tube was touching the tank.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:55 PM   #5690
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Fitted my newly fashioned cajasachel "neduro" racks.
These racks are designed not to interfere with either the neduro adventure tank or the standard direction indicators.

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Old 05-18-2012, 04:03 PM   #5691
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New 45 tooth and the G2 throttle tamer. Rode it around the orchard for about 5 minutes and I think I'm going to like the change in gearing. On the throttle tamer I chose the 400 cam and the jury's still out on that until I get a little more saddle time in. I did notice a wee bit more slack in the throttle cable and I'd like to take it to the dealer and have them remedy that. Too bad that's not something that came be done without having to re-tune it.

While I had the back wheel off I applied anti seize to the adjusters, thanks OC
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:37 AM   #5692
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New 45 tooth and the G2 throttle tamer. Rode it around the orchard for about 5 minutes and I think I'm going to like the change in gearing. On the throttle tamer I chose the 400 cam and the jury's still out on that until I get a little more saddle time in. I did notice a wee bit more slack in the throttle cable and I'd like to take it to the dealer and have them remedy that. Too bad that's not something that came be done without having to re-tune it.

While I had the back wheel off I applied anti seize to the adjusters, thanks OC
What am I missing?
To take out the slack, just use the cable adjusters - this has nothing to do with engine tune?
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:26 AM   #5693
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What am I missing?
To take out the slack, just use the cable adjusters - this has nothing to do with engine tune?
Funny how there seems so much confusion on this. I've been told both. A ktm mechanic told me that it will mess up the tune. On this site a few have said it's no big deal. Very confusing, it is temping but the bike is running so well right now that I would hate to mess it up.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:04 AM   #5694
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What am I missing?
To take out the slack, just use the cable adjusters - this has nothing to do with engine tune?
It's a hit or miss. I have seen bikes where you could do it manually while others required a reset. Depending on how much slack and where the stepper motor is at

It might need to be fully retracted to get the cable slack adjusted.
There is a function in Tuneecu to do that.
Just be cautious. Because once the stepper is out of whack, you can't go back until a reset.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:42 PM   #5695
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:43 PM   #5696
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:44 PM   #5697
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:45 PM   #5698
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Sorry.. not sure why iphone is suddenly posting tapatalk photos in a huge format


... getting the bike ready for a 5 day offroad ride
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:49 PM   #5699
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Sorry.. not sure why iphone is suddenly posting tapatalk photos in a huge format


... getting the bike ready for a 5 day offroad ride
Doe this mean Dinosaur is a GO?
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:50 PM   #5700
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