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Old 05-05-2014, 06:38 AM   #15781
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just cut the end off of your stock lever...the end of mine broke off in a fall and has been the perfect length ever since. If you do a race of some sort you may have to put a ball on the end to satisfy the tech inspector

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Old 05-05-2014, 07:45 AM   #15782
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So I went to clean the uni air filter this weekend and when lifted out of the air box I noticed a small puddle of filter oil below it. I'm still on the fence with the oiled filters versus the oem paper filters. I'm not sure why the oil dripped out but last week was hot in Southern California. Maybe the heat and the angle of the filter made the oil drip out of the filter.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:53 AM   #15783
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Do you need to pull the battery box? Or can you see the area that rubs while the box is still mounted?
Pulled the battery and the tray under it so we could lift the tray that supports the fuses and relays. It was under the fuses where the harness is opened up to allow individual connections.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:59 AM   #15784
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So I went to clean the uni air filter this weekend and when lifted out of the air box I noticed a small puddle of filter oil below it. I'm still on the fence with the oiled filters versus the oem paper filters. I'm not sure why the oil dripped out but last week was hot in Southern California. Maybe the heat and the angle of the filter made the oil drip out of the filter.
I wouldn't worry about it that much. Strain as much excess oil out of the filter as you can before installing it. What you see is quite common depending on the amount.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:15 AM   #15785
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Turn Signal Failure on my 690R- help....

I went in for my annual Virginia inspection, and learned that my left turn signals both front and rear are not working. If you look at the headlight, you can see it dim slightly like something is trying to blink, but nothing with the front and rear left signals. What do I need to replace? Thanks!
Best part was the inspector (who will remain nameless) passed me anyway and said I had to promise to only turn right....funny guy
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:23 AM   #15786
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I went in for my annual Virginia inspection, and learned that my left turn signals both front and rear are not working. If you look at the headlight, you can see it dim slightly like something is trying to blink, but nothing with the front and rear left signals. What do I need to replace? Thanks!
Best part was the inspector (who will remain nameless) passed me anyway and said I had to promise to only turn right....funny guy

not too many things in that circuit: couple of bulbs, a few connectors, a flasher relay, and a switch. I would start by checking your connections, then try swapping connections with the other side to see if the lefts will flash when the right is turned on. If so then you know your bulb units are fine.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:25 AM   #15787
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I wouldn't worry about it that much. Strain as much excess oil out of the filter as you can before installing it. What you see is quite common depending on the amount.

Cool. It was towards the front of the air box in one of the little dips. Towards the intake in the back it was dry. It seems most of the dirt and air was being sucked through the front square of the filter. The back square was clean.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:49 AM   #15788
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Cool. It was towards the front of the air box in one of the little dips. Towards the intake in the back it was dry. It seems most of the dirt and air was being sucked through the front square of the filter. The back square was clean.
Most people buy 2 filters oil both let one hang for a day or more then throw it a zip lock till your ready for the next change. No matter how good you wring it out there is still excess oil. Let it hang a few days and most of the excess will drip out.

The front is closer to the intake and will draw harder. As it plugs more will be forced through the back of the filter.
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:54 AM   #15789
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Most people buy 2 filters oil both let one hang for a day or more then throw it a zip lock till your ready for the next change. No matter how good you wring it out there is still excess oil. Let it hang a few days and most of the excess will drip out.

The front is closer to the intake and will draw harder. As it plugs more will be forced through the back of the filter.

Thanks. Getting used to this bike. Way different design from dirt bikes.
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:28 AM   #15790
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Thanks. Getting used to this bike. Way different design from dirt bikes.

its the second wheel that really sets it apart
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:25 AM   #15791
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its the second wheel that really sets it apart

Not sure what you mean but let me clarify my comments. The filter on this bike is inny and facing down. On the excs and most dirt bikes the filter is an outy and sideways. Gravity and heat from the 690 seem to me to be the culprit for the puddle of oil on the inside side of the air box. On an exc or my old Klx if there was excess oil it would be on the outside not the inside.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:31 AM   #15792
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Not sure what you mean but let me clarify my comments. The filter on this bike is inny. On the excs and most dirt bikes the filter is an outy. Gravity and heat from the 690 seem to me to be the culprit for the puddle of oil on the inside side of the air box. On an exc or my old Klx if there was excess oil it would be on the outside not the inside.
I believe Seth is speaking of the 3rd gear power wheelies.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:40 AM   #15793
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So I went to clean the uni air filter this weekend and when lifted out of the air box I noticed a small puddle of filter oil below it. I'm still on the fence with the oiled filters versus the oem paper filters. I'm not sure why the oil dripped out but last week was hot in Southern California. Maybe the heat and the angle of the filter made the oil drip out of the filter.
So who was it that was responsible for the excess oil in the filter?
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:44 AM   #15794
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So who was it that was responsible for the excess oil in the filter?

Alright let's move on. Forget I posted
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:56 AM   #15795
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Alright let's move on. Forget I posted
Sorry, was just teasing you because I wasn't sure how an air filter could be revolutionary different than other bikes. You are correct in that it hangs down instead of being stretched over the airbox. However, my 09 FE450 husaberg sometimes puddles some oil under the filter if the filter is new or a little too oiled. Not the end of the world and I wouldnt worry too much about it unless your airbox is filling with oil.

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