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Old 04-04-2012, 02:43 PM   #6751
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Wow, I don't keep my balls that clean...

Really-- ditto on that. I can't believe the Pipe looks that good too.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:50 PM   #6752
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Wow, I don't keep my balls that clean...
Damn! Do you ride that thing?
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:55 AM   #6753
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I got sum new GOLD JEWELRY fo'da beast....





It might just be because the chain is so sparkly bright (mine never is), but in that picture your chain looks a bit too slack. Might want to double check the tension adjustment.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:22 AM   #6754
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It might just be because the chain is so sparkly bright (mine never is), but in that picture your chain looks a bit too slack. Might want to double check the tension adjustment.
Yep. That was just a picture to capture both sprockets and the chain before final adjust and reinstalation of front cover and clutch slave.

Good eye!!
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:56 AM   #6755
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They say a picture is worth 1000 words, this one might be worth a few more.

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Old 04-06-2012, 06:28 AM   #6756
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I got sum new GOLD JEWELRY fo'da beast....




Is it just me or does your new chain look kinda short? How many links?
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:57 AM   #6757
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Is it just me or does your new chain look kinda short? How many links?
I did not count the links. I took one out, set it up on the swing arm for the picture. How I determined correct chain length was to back the adjuster screws all the way in (as shown in first picture) and then pushed the rear wheel all the way forward. Then wrap the chain and measure for "links needed" mark correctly, remove un-needed links and install master link.

When installing a new chain and sprockets you want to the wheel all the way "Forward" as shown so as the chain stretches you have the full adjustment range available.

The first picture you are looking at is prior to adjusting the chain tension correctly. For initial adjustment prior to riding all it took was few turns of the adjuster screw and now the trailing edge of the Axel block covers the third hash mark in from the center. (See Pic Below)




Additionally I installed a 43 tooth sprocket adding TWO TEETH from the OE design which is 41 teeth. Kept the countershaft sprocket at 17.

The extra two teeth put the bike in the sweet spot as far as my riding style and allows for better "ride-ability" at low speeds when used in loose terrain. Corrected the Speedometer using a "Speedo Healer."

Love it.. The bike is a hoot... Fun as hell to ride and solid like a BRICK!!
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:09 PM   #6758
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I did not count the links. I took one out, set it up on the swing arm for the picture. How I determined correct chain length was to back the adjuster screws all the way in (as shown in first picture) and then pushed the rear wheel all the way forward. Then wrap the chain and measure for "links needed" mark correctly, remove un-needed links and install master link.

When installing a new chain and sprockets you want to the wheel all the way "Forward" as shown so as the chain stretches you have the full adjustment range available.

The first picture you are looking at is prior to adjusting the chain tension correctly. For initial adjustment prior to riding all it took was few turns of the adjuster screw and now the trailing edge of the Axel block covers the third hash mark in from the center. (See Pic Below)




Additionally I installed a 43 tooth sprocket adding TWO TEETH from the OE design which is 41 teeth. Kept the countershaft sprocket at 17.

The extra two teeth put the bike in the sweet spot as far as my riding style and allows for better "ride-ability" at low speeds when used in loose terrain. Corrected the Speedometer using a "Speedo Healer."

Love it.. The bike is a hoot... Fun as hell to ride and solid like a BRICK!!
So far I have bought 2 chain kits (chain+sprocket pack), both were DID 520VM2, and both were for the DL1000. The chain in the kit has 112 links. Never considered taking a link out.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:38 PM   #6759
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Here's my 2011 purchased a little over a month ago. Fun, fun bike!



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Old 04-08-2012, 05:27 AM   #6760
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Here's my 2011 purchased a little over a month ago. Fun, fun bike!



Do you know where they got the tank decal? I likey..
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:05 AM   #6761
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Do you know where they got the tank decal? I likey..
Here you go. I actually just received and installed them yesterday before taking the pics.

http://www.cypressgraphics.com/buy_decals.html
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:49 AM   #6762
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What's up with that two tone skid plate?
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:23 AM   #6763
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:01 PM   #6764
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Old and new energy

I like the old one better

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Old 04-16-2012, 12:18 PM   #6765
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A few of me playin' in the dirt...




Sand was a little deep... Wee decided it was nap time.
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