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Old 09-07-2012, 02:29 PM   #2326
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I'll take it for a proper rip this weekend and see how it does in the Florida sand.
My experience has been the MX51s do pretty decent in everything I've thrown at them (sand, mud, hardpack/gravel/dirt). Maybe not as good as another tire for a specific use, but as an all-arounder I love them.

They are great when new, but if you ride them on pavement, or even very tough hardpack with a lot of wheelspin, those center knobs disappear quick. And without a lot of tread in the middle good luck in deep sand. You may as well be trying to pedal a tricycle through a swamp. I've been using the 120/90s and 90/100s, I've heard the 110s and 80s flounder a bit in the loose stuff.
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:31 PM   #2327
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No, not to difficult but the scenery is very nice, with me living 4 hrs away its nice to meet up with them and ride and help out, and the raffle is very cool.I will call him and send him your way asap. it will probably be my Aunt Janet who calls she is the one who handles all the raffle stuff. Hope to see ya there next time. And I will check out the heat shields thats probably the one thing I do not have on my bike, was just gonna wait for the stock one to break but it seems to be holding up well.
Thanks again for setting that up! I'll be sending a product donation to them soon. Have a great trip up there too. :)
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:37 PM   #2328
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Nice Turnip back there! I rode one coast to coast and up into Canada in '64. Only one Joe Lucas episode.

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Thanks, Its actually a 78 t140v but they make a retro kit to make it look older, Got that bike in a box from my dear ol pappi, was the first bike I ever rebuilt and what gave me the fever. It looks better cleaned up with the fork gators on it.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:15 PM   #2329
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Thanks again for setting that up! I'll be sending a product donation to them soon. Have a great trip up there too. :)
No, Thank You, 100% of the raffle goes to Blue Ribbon Coalition, and 100% of the BBQ goes to an organization that helps disabled kids at a special camp outside Yosemite (very cool set up) with handicap accessible trails and swimming areas. Let me know if your ever my way (Atascadero,ca) and we can hook up on some trails. Sorry did not mean to hijack the thread.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:32 PM   #2330
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My experience has been the MX51s do pretty decent in everything I've thrown at them (sand, mud, hardpack/gravel/dirt). Maybe not as good as another tire for a specific use, but as an all-arounder I love them.

They are great when new, but if you ride them on pavement, or even very tough hardpack with a lot of wheelspin, those center knobs disappear quick. And without a lot of tread in the middle good luck in deep sand. You may as well be trying to pedal a tricycle through a swamp. I've been using the 120/90s and 90/100s, I've heard the 110s and 80s flounder a bit in the loose stuff.
I agree with you 100%, you should try the Motoz they are a bit heavier but well worth it, I actually prefer the Tractionator Xcircuit frt tire with the Enduro I/T rear, but the Xcircuit frt is not DOT.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:03 AM   #2331
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I was never a big dunlop fan until I tried the mx 51, I really like that tire, it is pretty predictable. after my last set of mx 51's I tried the Motoz Tires IT Tractionator and am now onto the same tire but DOT and for my riding style you get the same if not better tractability better predictability , last way longer and you can run higher air pressure but still get the feel of lower air pressure with less risk of pinching a tube, very easy to put on due to the natural rubber used and the cost is about the same. Here is a picture of my set with about 100 miles on them 25 of it in very deep river bed sand at high speeds.



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What size are u running on on the 500?
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:43 AM   #2332
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I'm running 130/90/18 rear and 80/100/21 frt.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:03 PM   #2333
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Today I installed the Clockwork 3.1 gallon tank. To do so you have to add new longer fuel lines and splice longer wire on the fuel pump inside the tank. Got it all together and it won't start. Disconnected the fuel line and turned the key on to activate the fuel pump. There was about a 3 foot stream spraying from the line. Turned the key off, put the line back into the quick disconnect and tried again. Nothing. After several attempts the battery started to go dead. Kick starter didn't work either. I also disassembled everything again and double checked line routing comparing to a picture I took prior to doing the extensions.

Six hours messing with a tank and now no riding tomorrow.

Any ideas?
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:26 PM   #2334
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[QUOTE=DirtToTar;19552069]Today I installed the Clockwork 3.1 gallon tank. To do so you have to add new longer fuel lines and splice longer wire on the fuel pump inside the tank. Got it all together and it won't start. Disconnected the fuel line and turned the key on to activate the fuel pump. There was about a 3 foot stream spraying from the line. Turned the key off, put the line back into the quick disconnect and tried again. Nothing. After several attempts the battery started to go dead. Kick starter didn't work either. I also disassembled everything again and double checked line routing comparing to a picture I took prior to doing the extensions.

Six hours messing with a tank and now no riding tomorrow.

Any ideas?[/QUOT


Sounds like your fuel filter is clogged. I have the clockwork tank and you have to make sure you rinse it out very good no matter what tank you use. Check you're fuel filter.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:34 PM   #2335
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Today I installed the Clockwork 3.1 gallon tank. To do so you have to add new longer fuel lines and splice longer wire on the fuel pump inside the tank. Got it all together and it won't start. Disconnected the fuel line and turned the key on to activate the fuel pump. There was about a 3 foot stream spraying from the line. Turned the key off, put the line back into the quick disconnect and tried again. Nothing. After several attempts the battery started to go dead. Kick starter didn't work either. I also disassembled everything again and double checked line routing comparing to a picture I took prior to doing the extensions.

Six hours messing with a tank and now no riding tomorrow.

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Sounds like your fuel filter is clogged. I have the clockwork tank and you have to make sure you rinse it out very good no matter what tank you use. Check you're fuel filter.
The one in the tank? I have a Golan after the quick disconnect. Also, how would I check it, just remove it? Thanks.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:50 PM   #2336
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The one in the tank? I have a Golan after the quick disconnect. Also, how would I check it, just remove it? Thanks.
If your pump is squirting out the fuel line but not getting to the throttle body.there is some kind of restriction in the line when you did the Golan did you remove the stock filter. And I would check your Golan.there is allot of junk in those tanks from the molding process.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:09 PM   #2337
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If your pump is squirting out the fuel line but not getting to the throttle body.there is some kind of restriction in the line when you did the Golan did you remove the stock filter. And I would check your Golan.there is allot of junk in those tanks from the molding process.
I put the 4.2 gallon Safari tank on my 530,they said to blow it out so I did,so far no problems with plastic flakes blocking things. Its skinny enough it doesnt bother me trail riding.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:14 PM   #2338
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If your pump is squirting out the fuel line but not getting to the throttle body.there is some kind of restriction in the line when you did the Golan did you remove the stock filter. And I would check your Golan.there is allot of junk in those tanks from the molding process.
Current filter setup is the in tank, then the Golan between the quick disconnect and throttle body and then the 20um stock filter. I'll check the Golan.

The other concern I have is the three (clockwork provided) longer plastic lines going between the pump and connector pushed on real easy. I put a hose connector on each but if there is a high pressure seal needed I doubt they are sealing well.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:57 PM   #2339
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Current filter setup is the in tank, then the Golan between the quick disconnect and throttle body and then the 20um stock filter. I'll check the Golan.

The other concern I have is the three (clockwork provided) longer plastic lines going between the pump and connector pushed on real easy. I put a hose connector on each but if there is a high pressure seal needed I doubt they are sealing well.
Mine was the same way and no issues at all at 700 miles. Its gonna be you're fuel filter most likely.
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:03 AM   #2340
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any electrical cable maybe wedged or disconnected

the bike was running before changing the tank??
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