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Old 04-14-2013, 07:17 PM   #3706
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Range question for those with 70 degree tanks mounted... what sort of range are you getting?

I'm contemplating a Baja (Ensenada down to Cabo) trip and wonder if I have enough range... it's time for me to start thinking about getting lost
It is very safe to assume 40mpg for that type of riding. You might likely see 45+ mpg. So looks like you can add 45mi to your current range.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:12 AM   #3707
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Went for a hard trail ride yesterday and towards the end of the ride I noticed my FI light flashing. It only done it with the engine off but ignition on while holding either brake. If I released the brake it stopped until i applied the brake again or if turned the ignition off then back on it stopped. Never did it while running. It was a very rapid flashing; like 4 to 5 per second. Couldn't tell any sort of long or short sequence. Any ideas?
Mine was doing this, took it to the dealer (under warranty) turns out the rear brake light bulb wasn't making good contact with the bulb socket. I assume they just bent the socket tab out and all has been good since. Give it a shot.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:00 PM   #3708
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Mine was doing this, took it to the dealer (under warranty) turns out the rear brake light bulb wasn't making good contact with the bulb socket. I assume they just bent the socket tab out and all has been good since. Give it a shot.
I have no confidence in my dealer since an incident right after I bought it. I will find somewhere else to use If something major occurs.
I did replace the bulb a couple of weeks ago and had some trouble getting it in there. I will check that out first thing tomorrow. Thanks a lot!
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:47 PM   #3709
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Went for a hard trail ride yesterday and towards the end of the ride I noticed my FI light flashing. It only done it with the engine off but ignition on while holding either brake. If I released the brake it stopped until i applied the brake again or if turned the ignition off then back on it stopped. Never did it while running. It was a very rapid flashing; like 4 to 5 per second. Couldn't tell any sort of long or short sequence. Any ideas?
Start with the easy things. Take the seat off and unplug the brake/tail light connector. See if anything changes.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:54 AM   #3710
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Came across a new 2011 for sale...think that there would any problems with seals etc since the bike hasn't been used since it built ~3 years ago? May buy it today. Thx
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:10 AM   #3711
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Came across a new 2011 for sale...think that there would any problems with seals etc since the bike hasn't been used since it built ~3 years ago? May buy it today. Thx
I bought my 2011 new, off the floor in September. No significant problems so far. Make sure to clean the air filter. The oil in mine tuned to junk and wouldn't allow a lot of air thru.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:01 AM   #3712
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Came across a new 2011 for sale...think that there would any problems with seals etc since the bike hasn't been used since it built ~3 years ago? May buy it today. Thx
A friend bought a 2010 new last year and the injector was plugged and the fuel pump went bad after 30 hours,but other than that it was great and the injector and pump was warrantied.
I think they gave him an updated pump,see if the 2011 has the updated pump.
How much for the 2011 ?
My friend paid 6K for the new 2010 450fx last year.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:01 AM   #3713
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Came across a new 2011 for sale...think that there would any problems with seals etc since the bike hasn't been used since it built ~3 years ago? May buy it today. Thx
Dont want to sound like a broken record,, but I would make them guarantee they have physically checked the fuel pump..my bike was shipped well after the "new" pump was supposed to be installed..yet it still had the old pump in and it failed in about 30 minutes of riding.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:07 AM   #3714
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Dont want to sound like a broken record,, but I would make them guarantee they have physically checked the fuel pump..my bike was shipped well after the "new" pump was supposed to be installed..yet it still had the old pump in and it failed in about 30 minutes of riding.
Yes, agreed. I asked about it as an after thought after the purchase and the ever lovely sales manager said that the 2011's had no fuel pump problems and he told me to " quit reading all of the Internet bullshit". Haven't checked but no problems with it yet. This is also a TSB on fuel filters that needs to be done. Swapping out the standard ones for a gray one I believe.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:12 AM   #3715
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My 2011 is on its 4th fuel pump!

Maybe this one will last? Maybe not? Next time a Cycleworks pump will go in its gut.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:26 PM   #3716
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sprocket sizes

Hi all, what sprocket size combinations do you guys use for technical riding? any pros/cons of particular combinations?

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Old 04-19-2013, 02:43 PM   #3717
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Hi all, what sprocket size combinations do you guys use for technical riding? any pros/cons of particular combinations?

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Was 14/47 for general use and just put a 13 up front this past weekend for trail riding. Never got on any straight up single track but some very technical double track (creek crossing, creek riding, rutted/rooted climbs, tricky steep shale descents). With the 570 I never used first gear! Going to go back to the 14/47 unless I pan on some very severe, long rocky sections.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:38 PM   #3718
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Went to check out the "new" 2011. It has 22 miles on it, but 6.5 hours? Also, some pitting on the paint on the motor...dealer says that is due to when shipped it is wrapped in plastic and there is condensation...looks superficial...just the paint. Overall, I think that they offered me a good deal on it...they also agreed to change the oil, since it has been sitting for so long and check the air filter too. The handlebars have the stamp so the fuel pump should be OK. I really liked the owner of the place, so that made me feel good. May pull the trigger tomorrow. Any thoughts...thx again.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:09 AM   #3719
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Was 14/47 for general use and just put a 13 up front this past weekend for trail riding. Never got on any straight up single track but some very technical double track (creek crossing, creek riding, rutted/rooted climbs, tricky steep shale descents). With the 570 I never used first gear! Going to go back to the 14/47 unless I pan on some very severe, long rocky sections.
thanks, i should have saids am already running 13/52 anyone running an 11 or 12 up front ?

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Old 04-20-2013, 05:19 AM   #3720
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Went to check out the "new" 2011. It has 22 miles on it, but 6.5 hours? Also, some pitting on the paint on the motor...dealer says that is due to when shipped it is wrapped in plastic and there is condensation...looks superficial...just the paint. Overall, I think that they offered me a good deal on it...they also agreed to change the oil, since it has been sitting for so long and check the air filter too. The handlebars have the stamp so the fuel pump should be OK. I really liked the owner of the place, so that made me feel good. May pull the trigger tomorrow. Any thoughts...thx again.
The hours/miles don't make sense.

How much do they want for the bike ?
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