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Old 04-14-2010, 09:01 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by mtnflow

The wife asked if we all do that.

What?

#@$* around with our bikes all the time.

Pretty much, yes.


My wife just knows the answer to that question but my neighbours think I'm crazy.
2 new bikes and all I do is work on them. Everytime they come outside, I'm working on one of them.
They just look and say, 'Oh, those bikes seems to take a lot of work" and give that shy sort of laugh / giggle of those ignorant to our passion
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:21 AM   #47
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CJ Designs rack...

Shortly after I got home, from beating the 300 (XC-W) all day, I found that my CJ Designs rack had arrived. Goodness!...I just paid for the thing on Monday!

Anyhow, I wasted no time installing it...




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Old 04-15-2010, 01:47 AM   #48
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I went out and got mine all dirty. Does that count?
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:21 AM   #49
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Found the oil leak



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Old 04-15-2010, 08:43 AM   #50
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At least its not an Expensive fix.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:39 AM   #51
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Drove it to work today!

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Old 04-15-2010, 01:59 PM   #52
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Thats not a "leak", thats just a bit of sweating.
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Old 04-15-2010, 04:31 PM   #53
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Thats not a "leak", thats just a bit of sweating.
Yeah yeah yeah. It looked worse when I first spotted it with a bit of oil pooling under the bike, what is it about me that always fears the worst?

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Old 04-16-2010, 04:07 PM   #54
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I posted in DeeGee's thread but....started looking for my own oil leak...

Found this...

I thought, oh great, shifter seal...cleaned it up, checked for play....there was a 'touch' nothing serious...could that be it? Gonna go for a ride and see if new oil flows from that area....

Warranty is up next month.....
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:41 PM   #55
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Today I removed the stock racks and installed some Happy Trail racks and mounted my old panniers. I like the HTs better than the Gobis since they hold more and aren't as wide. Tomorrow I whack a couple inches off my kickstand and bust out the welder to make a homegrown adjustable version. My bike is sitting way too upright right now when on the sidestand.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:52 PM   #56
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Got my new Zumo 550 set up on a Touratech mount and wired into ACC1. Also wired in an additional 12v plug while I was at it.

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Old 04-17-2010, 06:53 AM   #57
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DeeGee, assomeone else mentioned this in the other thread, but it definitely looks like the rubber hose is pulling away from the valve on the oil tank there.

It could be sucking air or all sorts of shite into the oil line. You should be able to just pull that rubber hose off, ditch the metal clip, clean it up and secure it with a jubilee clip.

You won't lose any oil because there's a valve in the fitting the hose is attached to.
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:07 AM   #58
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Yesterday I rode mine 35 miles till the Mikuni vacuum pump died. Last night I put the stock fuel pump back on and got the bike running again. Today I rode 90 miles before the clutch slave gave it up, then I nursed it 90 miles back home and getting real nervous when approaching stop signs LOL. This afternoon I'll be ordering a Facet and an Evo.
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:06 PM   #59
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Took the center stand off to clean and lube. It snaps back into position on its own now.

Last week replaced the rear OEM Scorpion with a new one. I thought I was going to bend the rim or break an iron until I realized I was making a rookie mistake not placing the bead in the rims well.....Dumb Ass.
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:15 PM   #60
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Started picking it apart for a service that should have been done months ago during the winter, now its spring and i see bikes out everywhere ...only possible to ride on tarmac almost so far so not much loss.






Planned on changing to a mesh on the radiator, is squares with 8x8 mm in size to big holes?



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