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Old 07-26-2012, 05:47 AM   #13786
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No going back now. The valve stem hole is drilled out and the 5200 is curing. I wish I could have found the fast dry stuff cause I may actually have the weekend off and the rim will still be curing. I took a lot of pics and I'll do a full DIY with a few things that I would recommend doing differently.
Definitely keeping an out eye out for this thread and long term success.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:51 AM   #13787
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No going back now. The valve stem hole is drilled out and the 5200 is curing. I wish I could have found the fast dry stuff cause I may actually have the weekend off and the rim will still be curing. I took a lot of pics and I'll do a full DIY with a few things that I would recommend doing differently.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:47 AM   #13788
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Now you're really trying to start a fight.

I use this: http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/motor...chain-lube.htm

Really! ;)

Special chain lube like that makes sense.

40 years ago when I was a young bicycle racer many of us used gasoline to clean chains and WD-40 to lube them, then the word went around that both products removed existing lubricants and were a bad idea. The word was that most mechanics on professional teams cleaned chains in diesel fuel, so that's what I started to do.

Just FYI you would be surprised at the amount of friction there is in a poorly maintained chain.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:15 AM   #13789
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I'd never used an auto chain oiler on any bike until yesterday. I got a loobman for less than 30 bucks delivered and figured what the hell, I'll try it. I installed it on my roadie last night. Bit of a PITA but seems to do a good job of keeping the chain lubed. I used BMW synthetic gear lube because I no longer have a shaftie and have nothing to use the gear lube on, but come to think of it considering BMW FD issues now my chain will probably fail
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:25 AM   #13790
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Never understood the fascination with oiling chains when modern O and X-ring chains are sealed units. Sure, oil them to stop rust on the outside but aside from that, they don't need oiling as much as folks think they do.
So, assuming when you lube your chain you rotate the back wheel by hand you don't notice any difference in how freely it rotates before/after lubing?

I've put off of adding my pro-oiler to my tiger but I am now planning on doing it. I've used it on my 3 previous motorcycles. The benefits/disadvantages of chain oilers has been discussed elsewhere so I am not going to get into it. And not all oilers are created equal. If you want your motorcycle to operate efficiently with minimal chain friction and without the normal increase in friction between lubing a good chain oiler can provide this with minimal mess.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:47 AM   #13791
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I'd never used an auto chain oiler on any bike until yesterday. I got a loobman for less than 30 bucks delivered and figured what the hell, I'll try it. I installed it on my roadie last night. Bit of a PITA but seems to do a good job of keeping the chain lubed. I used BMW synthetic gear lube because I no longer have a shaftie and have nothing to use the gear lube on, but come to think of it considering BMW FD issues now my chain will probably fail
I've been using Loobman for several years. They are messy and the recomended system for mounting to swingarm is stupid, but they work. I've done installs on several bikes and have always found a chainguard bolt that serves as an attaching point for the delivery piece near the rear sprocket. The ziptie whiskers rubbing on the sprocket usually need to be replaced at rear tire replacement time. I use whatever leftover oil I have - gear lube is good for hot weather and ATF works well in the cold. Folks who like a clean rear wheel should look elsewhere but oil is not sticky like chain lube and is easily cleaned with S100 or WD40. Never having to spray the chain is priceless, especially on long trips. I'll never go back.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:57 PM   #13792
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My wife and I took the afternoon off and did a little exploring. Love this bike on these roads.





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Old 07-27-2012, 04:56 PM   #13793
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Question Rear Tubes

I did a thread search without success.

So what rear tube do you prefer for our XC?

TIA
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:29 PM   #13794
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I did a thread search without success.

So what rear tube do you prefer for our XC?

TIA
I just bought this one from Motorcycle Superstore...

Pirelli Heavy Duty Inner Tubes
Color- --, Size- 130/140/150/160-17br /> SKU#403662
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:05 PM   #13795
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I did a thread search without success.

So what rear tube do you prefer for our XC?

TIA
One that holds air

I still have both stock tubes in mine after 13,000+ miles they are still truckin along. Michelin makes a good tube.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:12 AM   #13796
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I'm not a fan of heavy duty tubes. They are harder to install, heavier to carry as spares, and I never fun a low enough tire pressure to worry about a pinch flat. Also, it won't protect against a puncture, which is your most common flat. I agree with fb, any one that holds air.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:42 AM   #13797
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anyone used a Metzler Sahara 3 on the front of their 800xc? I just found 90/90 - 21 in my store room I forgot I had and was thinking it should work well no?
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:18 AM   #13798
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I'm not a fan of heavy duty tubes. They are harder to install ...
I always put the tube in the tire before I put the tire on the rim. You won't need to stuff the tube in later and risk having it twisted. And heavy duty tubes are no more difficult -- maybe slightly easier.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:21 AM   #13799
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I always put the tube in the tire before I put the tire on the rim. You won't need to stuff the tube in later and risk having it twisted. And heavy duty tubes are no more difficult -- maybe slightly easier.
unless you have to change the tube and not the tire. heavy duty tubes are harder to twist anyway.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:22 AM   #13800
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I always put the tube in the tire before I put the tire on the rim. You won't need to stuff the tube in later and risk having it twisted. And heavy duty tubes are no more difficult -- maybe slightly easier.
+1

Little bit of air to help them keep their shape and they go in just fine. I do agree they are much heavier and bulkier to carry as spares though so I generally only carry regular tubes as spares.
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