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Old 09-19-2013, 05:41 AM   #2221
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Hi, I wonder if you guys could tell me what the maintenance intervals are like? Oil, valves, filter? How involved is the oil change procedure? I also read that a few guys burnt out their clutches in the more technical stuff, is that common? I'm used to my DRZSM and it's bulletproof clutch.

A friend of mine has offered me a great deal on his XC and I'm trying to decide if I should go for it or wait for the 1190 ADV R(which might be my dream bike) to become available.

I only want the bike to do two things really, highway and DS riding. Got the SM for twisties.

Thanks!
Clutch issue is more related to hard core off road. Easy to remedy with a 15 tooth counter sprocket. I've personally experienced a significant decrease in clutch use since installing the 15er
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:02 AM   #2222
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Yeah it's hard work with all that weight up high. Here's a photo me doing the same, learning the hard way. Only 700km on her here ain't she pretty
Wolfman Rocky Mountain bags and Nomada top case ordered! Gearing up for 2-up anniversary trip to the color in the catskills. Gotta fit the wifey's shoes! Should fit all the gear in the case and bags.

Side rack is on, and the bags should help keep the weight lower. Top case fits a DS helmet and jacket.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:14 AM   #2223
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Going for it. Thanks!
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:16 AM   #2224
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Yeah it's hard work with all that weight up high. Here's a photo me doing the same, learning the hard way. Only 700km on her here ain't she pretty


and another photo with current set up + heaps of farkles and 12000km later although I have changed a few things I'll have to take some newer pics


Which side bags/rack are you running? It looks bigger than others I have seen...
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:23 PM   #2225
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Which side bags/rack are you running? It looks bigger than others I have seen...
Andy Strapz expedition panniers an racks from Australia, they will post also search Steel pony luggage they are bigger again
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:21 AM   #2226
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oh yea, i love my tiger xc !!!!!!!
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:30 PM   #2227
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Got my 15T sprocket today. Can't wait to get it on and tested...
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:16 AM   #2228
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Got my 15T sprocket today. Can't wait to get it on and tested...
You have a part number you can get me?
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:03 AM   #2229
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You have a part number you can get me?
eBay item number 330994738274

289U-525-15P

From previous post
Use search this forum, you'll usually find the question already answered
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #2230
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You have a part number you can get me?
Got mine on amazon. Same as a Wee, Gsx 600, etc... sorry I can't get you the link since I'm on my phone.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:14 PM   #2231
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Got mine on amazon. Same as a Wee, Gsx 600, etc... sorry I can't get you the link since I'm on my phone.
Ordered one last Friday, should be here in a week or so...
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:34 AM   #2232
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Ordered one last Friday, should be here in a week or so...
I installed these shorty levers yesterday. Took less than 10 minutes. Stock bushing fit perfect on the clutch lever and the brake fit as if OEM. Seam pretty stout and well built. At $43, they can't be beat.
I'm surprised how much of a difference the short, closer clutch lever makes in trail riding.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310639076543...S:3160&vxp=mtr

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Old 10-01-2013, 08:30 AM   #2233
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Has anyone added a bleed valve to their top caps on their front suspension? Playing out another theory. Seems like seals are good at keeping oil in, but not air out in some cases. Also, with temperature changes the air in the fork can expand and change the characteristics of the fork somewhat drastically. I noticed on the first very cold commute that the wheel hop went away and returned after I left my bike in the sun for the day. Plus, I have leaky seals which may increase the air gap by less oil and letting air in. Cheap enough to adjust the air gap on the fly for 35 bucks and may help with the wheel hop issue. People seem to swear by them. Some think they aren't so good if you suck in moisture. Seems like you'd introduce moisture when the fork was built anyway or rebuilding. Maybe avoid very humid days? IDK

Make sense?? Am I nuts? Brilliant?
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:58 AM   #2234
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They were on the KTM when I bought it. Remembering to tap them occasionally is the difficult part for me. I don't know how much difference they make, but I do get a little puff from them occasionally. Most of the time I don't remember to let the pressure out, and there never is much when I do.

Like you said, barometric and ambient temperature changes can change the internal air pressure, as well as heating the air by fork action. Also, loading the suspension will put some pressure in there, so you want to have the forks unloaded when you release the pressure, or you'll create a bit of a vacuum when the suspension unloads while riding.

I'm guessing that this is more of a concern on a single track or baja-style dirt ride with lots of suspension action than it would be on pavement or gravel roads.

For all but racers who will actually be able to discern infinitesimally tiny changes in suspension action it is probably overkill.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:17 AM   #2235
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Has anyone added a bleed valve to their top caps on their front suspension? Playing out another theory. Seems like seals are good at keeping oil in, but not air out in some cases. Also, with temperature changes the air in the fork can expand and change the characteristics of the fork somewhat drastically. I noticed on the first very cold commute that the wheel hop went away and returned after I left my bike in the sun for the day. Plus, I have leaky seals which may increase the air gap by less oil and letting air in. Cheap enough to adjust the air gap on the fly for 35 bucks and may help with the wheel hop issue. People seem to swear by them. Some think they aren't so good if you suck in moisture. Seems like you'd introduce moisture when the fork was built anyway or rebuilding. Maybe avoid very humid days? IDK

Make sense?? Am I nuts? Brilliant?
I have pressure release valves on my 610's fork caps; and as already pointed out, it's rare that there is significant pressure buildup in them when I hit the release buttons. That usually only happens after a hard day of washboard, ruts, etc. I don't think that this is necessary on the XC for my own needs.
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