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Old 12-11-2011, 07:19 PM   #121
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I checked for loose bolts after my ride and the kickstand bolt was one of them. So out it came, in to the lath and ta-da no more pin on my my kick stand bolt!! Now it works like a normal kickstand!!!! also lost a bolt holding the black tail light/ license plate monstrosity on... a couple of loose bolts but most every thing else seemed tight!!
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:14 AM   #122
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I checked for loose bolts after my ride and the kickstand bolt was onr of them. So out it came, in to the lath and ta-da no more pin on my my kick stand bolt!! Now it works like a normal kickstand!!!! also lost a bolt holding the black tail light/ license plate monstrosity on... a couple of loos bolts but most every thing else seemed tight!!
So far I have lost one of the bolts holding on the number plate assembly and I also lost the bolt, space and rubber band for holding up the sidestand. Going round my bike with loctite at the moment.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:38 AM   #123
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picture of the adjusted kickstand bolt....
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:39 PM   #124
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so all this talk of loose bolts, I went and checked my bike... it has 6 miles on it... and I am missing the 2 bolts that hold the license plate fender on...

can anyone please tell me what size they are so I can get some replacements and lock tite them in there.
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:21 PM   #125
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so all this talk of loose bolts, I went and checked my bike... it has 6 miles on it... and I am missing the 2 bolts that hold the license plate fender on...

can anyone please tell me what size they are so I can get some replacements and lock tite them in there.

its a M6 x 1.00 don't know the length though....
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:24 AM   #126
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its a M6 x 1.00 don't know the length though....
Actually I think I 'temp'ed' mine with a standard M8 bolt but the Husky part has a smaller head (make it easier to access in a very tight area) - so it looks like a M6 but has a M8 thread. Could be wrong though.

Part number Z000 62729 I think.
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:29 AM   #127
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if that's true i wil have to go fix mine. I lost one of the black sub fender bolts and used the lower reflector bolt to replace it...no wyou have me wondering if I stuffed a M6 in a M8 hole????? thought it tightened up...Ill give it a check!


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Actually I think I 'temp'ed' mine with a standard M8 bolt but the Husky part has a smaller head (make it easier to access in a very tight area) - so it looks like a M6 but has a M8 thread. Could be wrong though.

Part number Z000 62729 I think.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:27 AM   #128
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so all this talk of loose bolts, I went and checked my bike... it has 6 miles on it... and I am missing the 2 bolts that hold the license plate fender on...

can anyone please tell me what size they are so I can get some replacements and lock tite them in there.
There were supposed to be bolts holding that on...that explains this.

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Old 12-19-2011, 06:16 AM   #129
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Got my new TXC449 out this week down in Hatfield McCoy. I literally had not ridden it one foot.

First day I got some heat cycles on it and rode with a couple 950SE and a Berg 390. Bike did very well, motor and FI are excellent. Couple flameouts.

Suspension was incredibly harsh. I'm 220 before gear and thought I would soften it up. Nope.

The next day I backed the compression all the way out and it made a huge difference. Not sure how long the KYB stuff needs to break in but it's already worlds better. I'll get some more hours on it this winter than change it out in the spring and really see how it does.

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Old 12-19-2011, 12:51 PM   #130
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I found another new product that is available for our TE499's. Tuggers (lift straps) now has a rear strap that fits the big ass on our TE449's. The existing front strap on their site was no issue.
Here are a couple of pictures of the front and rear straps installed. The rear attaches to the two subframe bolts under the fender. These will come in handy for moving the thing around in the garage without burning myself. Hopefully I won't need them for picking it up off the trail.
Touratech offers these also, I thought it was nice to support a little Utah company.

I've given up trying to figure out how you guys are getting more than one photo to show up directly, (used to be able to post up many) so here are two links for the front and back install:

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...uggerfront.jpg

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...Huggerrear.jpg
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:43 PM   #131
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thanks AZuware!

also product wise, count Leo Vince out! I really like their muffler on my SM610 So I called them today to see if they have one for the 449 or at least one in the works....neither!!!

So that leaves us with:
Akropovic - full system = 1200-1900 (they make it but it is hard to find a price)
Pro circuit - full system = $ 999.95
FMF - slip on - $300
Cut the cat out of the original exhaust - 3 bucks for rivets?(sorry, i used to own a KLR)

Other exhaust options?
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:11 PM   #132
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my gas cap does not thread properly, sometimes leaks fuel... any one else experience this??
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:30 AM   #133
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Got my new TXC449 out this week down in Hatfield McCoy. I literally had not ridden it one foot.

First day I got some heat cycles on it and rode with a couple 950SE and a Berg 390. Bike did very well, motor and FI are excellent. Couple flameouts.

Suspension was incredibly harsh. I'm 220 before gear and thought I would soften it up. Nope.

The next day I backed the compression all the way out and it made a huge difference. Not sure how long the KYB stuff needs to break in but it's already worlds better. I'll get some more hours on it this winter than change it out in the spring and really see how it does.
By backed out, you mean turned adjusters counter clockwise? I had the same impression of my new TE449 and I'm still trying to dial it in.
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:17 AM   #134
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By backed out, you mean turned adjusters counter clockwise? I had the same impression of my new TE449 and I'm still trying to dial it in.
Yep. Mine were 11 clicks out and I ran them all the way out, I think 18 clicks. I also slowed down the rebound. Didn't touch the HS damping at all. I plan on running them as is for the winter/spring then possibly sending them out if I can't get them to work with different oil/level/clickers.
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:19 AM   #135
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my gas cap does not thread properly, sometimes leaks fuel... any one else experience this??

No but I'll give them the reward for the dumbest gas cap placement. I'm constantly trying to not knock dirt in the tank. I even mounted a large tail bag just behind the cap to keep dirt from landing on it.
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