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Old 05-16-2014, 02:31 PM   #5296
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Boiled your fuel, and the vent line has a one way valve. Remove the valve, problem solved. Get a heat blanket for the tank too
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:49 PM   #5297
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So is the 2009 FE450 an open chamber fork?
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:54 PM   #5298
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So what do people use for rear "Tugger" straps? After yesterdays ride I can see the need for one. I've also searched and agree the sheet rock like screws that go into the sub frame are certainly not strong enough.

How about using a dog collar that just loops under the rear seat through the grab handle pass through. I was thinking this would be an easy solution.

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I use a Kriega haul strap through the hole beneath the seat.
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Old 05-18-2014, 06:07 AM   #5299
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Boiled your fuel, and the vent line has a one way valve. Remove the valve, problem solved. Get a heat blanket for the tank too
A freer flowing/ less restrictive exhaust helps with this as well.
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:56 AM   #5300
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Does anyone know of someone offering a service to send in the ecu and get the euro competition map installed? I've got the exhaust off for ceramic coat and it'd be nice to get the map flashed while the bike is down
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:42 AM   #5301
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A freer flowing/ less restrictive exhaust helps with this as well.
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Old 05-18-2014, 10:08 AM   #5302
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No techie stuff just a few pix of a Berg in the wild.

I was a Trail Mule yesterday, out doing trail maintenance for Winter blowdown on some favorite trails in the Eastern Cascades



Sometimes the trails get a little steep. This one was a long steep trail up a ridge, with logs and roots to ride over on the way up. I hopped over a log, then a big root, lost my momentum, and the rear dug a trench with the heavy stuff on the back. Always fun climbing right at the loopover point. WSTIL (way steeper than it looks).



Then sometimes having to ride down them too at the end-over limit, with luggage. A chain saw on the back really gets in the way for serious downhill, I could not get back far enough and was really glad to have the Rekluse LHB on a few of the pucker dowhills... all good fun.

It was funny on a few hills my buddy and I rode, some of the up and downs were way more steep than remembered and looked a little off, then we discovered it was so much tree blowdown the old trails were obscured and some other riders had Erzberg'd new bypasses that we were led right into.
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:37 AM   #5303
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Cyborg, I think your wrong here . It looks pretty damn steep to me . Good pics.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:35 AM   #5304
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Rear tire size? Someone told me I should run a 100/100x18

What do you guys perfer: 110/100x18 Or the 100/100? Or possibly bigger?
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:42 AM   #5305
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Rear tire size? Someone told me I should run a 100/100x18

What do you guys perfer: 110/100x18 Or the 100/100? Or possibly bigger?
Think I have a 130 or 140 on the rear now and have run as small as a 120
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:27 AM   #5306
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Thanks for the work, Cyborg. Is that a Mitas rear tire?
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:37 AM   #5307
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Thanks for the work, Cyborg. Is that a Mitas rear tire?
It's a Mich T63 rear. They work pretty well for real dual-sport and fairly inexpensive. Up front is a Scorpion Rally, mediocre performance, but I'm not racing and it works well enough.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:26 AM   #5308
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It's a Mich T63 rear. They work pretty well for real dual-sport and fairly inexpensive. Up front is a Scorpion Rally, mediocre performance, but I'm not racing and it works well enough.
AH ok. I have a set of T63s for long distance rides, I agree with you. Can't beat the price on them. Where were these taken?
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:04 AM   #5309
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AH ok. I have a set of T63s for long distance rides, I agree with you. Can't beat the price on them. Where were these taken?
glad to hear the T63 works well on these light bikes, i had them on my other dirt chopper and the front end was wash out city. DesertIT/D606 solved that problem and is all i'll run on from now on.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:38 PM   #5310
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Think I have a 130 or 140 on the rear now and have run as small as a 120
I've got a 120 MT16 on mine right now. I really have no complaints. But I was told my bike would handle better with a 110 better a yet a 100 rear. I'm too much of a newbie to know and I want to purchase some DOT approved tires. I just want to get the right size.
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