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Old 07-19-2012, 01:24 AM   #4576
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Thats fine but you still require a working switch to prevent the fi light from flashing, With the resistor you can completely remove it from the system, thus removing another failure point.

only my thoughts from what we've done to the race bikes.
Oh, I misunderstood

so that's cool
how can we find the right couple of wires? simply trying one or the other?
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:01 AM   #4577
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I recently bought a used 2008 Enduro and just found out that it needs some work. How hard is it for someone with zero wrenching experience to: (1) change the spark plug, (2) change the spark plug cap, and (3) replace the rear tail light assembly?

Also, since I need to get a new tail light assembly, are there any specific ones that people recommend?

Thanks for the help!
I can't speak to 1&2 but the tail assembly pretty much bolts on. You will need to remove or at least undo the one piece plastic that wraps around the fuel tank input and sides. To do this you need to remove the grab handles if they are mounted and undo some parts around the gas cap. After that you'll need to unplug the lights unbolt the tail and remove. Should take all of 20 minutes your first time through. Can't imagine the spark plug is all that involved either.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:56 AM   #4578
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Rally Raid Steering Damper

Hi All

I received my Rally Raid Products steering damper kit yesterday (RRP 020). No instructions were included to fit the post and pin. They appear to be slow to answer e-mail requests for the instructions. Anybody here got a link to installing their stuff or got original instructions that can be shared?
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:58 AM   #4579
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Road tyres

Hi ya,

Can anyone recommend some sticky road tyres to fit on standard wheels?

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Old 07-19-2012, 05:57 AM   #4580
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Grab handle bolts spinning in the gas tank

As you can see below, 2 of the bolts that hold my G-iT rack on, have backed out on their own. When I went to tighten them back in I screwed the pooch somehow and they are now spinning the inserts that they are screwed into. I HAVE to get these out. I broke off my tail light assembly which means that I need to remove this rack in order to do so. Has anyone had any experience in drilling these bolts out? I'm at a loss.

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Old 07-19-2012, 06:04 AM   #4581
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Anyone put on Rally Raid 9.5 twin auxiliary tanks on their '12 690 yet?
Issues of side panels fitting?
I'd like to hear from you.

$223 more for a 2012 690 kit? One that doesn't fit?
My friend has 2012 tank kit and the kit includes older modell side panels with 2012 decals.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:24 AM   #4582
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22K resistor but I cant remember which 2 of the 3 wires it goes between.
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Awesome, the resistor size is the hard part. I can figure out the rest....

Thanks for the shock/linkage info.
Can we get some more detail on this? Maybe post a mini tutorial, as there are more of us who would like to bypass the rollover sensor.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:26 AM   #4583
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Hi All

I received my Rally Raid Products steering damper kit yesterday (RRP 020). No instructions were included to fit the post and pin. They appear to be slow to answer e-mail requests for the instructions. Anybody here got a link to installing their stuff or got original instructions that can be shared?
See post #3082...I had the same problem
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:28 AM   #4584
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(1) change the spark plug, (2) change the spark plug cap
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pretty ez if you have the spark plug wrench from the tool kit and a torque wrench,iirc it gets tightened 18 nm. Remove 4 bolts holding airbox, plus the regulator for access to one of those bolts. Loosen rear clamp between airbox and throttle body, lift out airbox. Pull off rubber thing over spark plug, kind of a pain getting this out,there are indents to use a wrench for better leverage, not a big deal if the wire comes out as it will go back in.Rig up torque wrench spark wrench. Blow compressed air,maybe solvent to clean area around plug. Remove. Hand thread new plug,tighten but definitly dont over tighten
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:31 AM   #4585
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My friend has 2012 tank kit and the kit includes older modell side panels with 2012 decals.
Hmmm... Can you ask on how they fitted up?

I would say the side panels are a special design for working with the twin tanks?
When the front of my side panels are mounted up, the rear mounting points a almost 2"off!
I can almost bend them to fit, but not quite.
I can get the side pictured to fit.
The other side is worse & I haven't been able to align to bolt the rear into the top tank mount. Grrr

I should have read between the line on RR stuff 'barely' fitting & sketchy replies to customers.

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Old 07-19-2012, 07:42 AM   #4586
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See post #3082...I had the same problem
Awesome, thanks Skinny. Wonder why they would send it out without instructions? Did you have to cut the plastic cover to make space?
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:51 AM   #4587
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Awesome, thanks Skinny. Wonder why they would send it out without instructions? Did you have to cut the plastic cover to make space?
The plastic covers on each side of the ignition switch don't have to be trimmed, but the rubber grommet gizmo that slips over the ignition switch won't fit quite right since the switch is moved back by the thickness of the Rally Raid mounting pin...My 2008 model didn't have any of that trim over the switch...I'm not sure when it was added.

I had to remove the coolant tank in order to get the ignition switch off.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:00 AM   #4588
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:02 AM   #4589
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Awesome, the resistor size is the hard part. I can figure out the rest....

Thanks for the shock/linkage info.
I made up this to plug into the loom so to keep all connectors intact.



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Old 07-19-2012, 09:15 AM   #4590
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pretty ez if you have the spark plug wrench from the tool kit and a torque wrench,iirc it gets tightened 18 nm. Remove 4 bolts holding airbox, plus the regulator for access to one of those bolts. Loosen rear clamp between airbox and throttle body, lift out airbox. Pull off rubber thing over spark plug, kind of a pain getting this out,there are indents to use a wrench for better leverage, not a big deal if the wire comes out as it will go back in.Rig up torque wrench spark wrench. Blow compressed air,maybe solvent to clean area around plug. Remove. Hand thread new plug,tighten but definitly dont over tighten
Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, I don't have either the tool kit (so no spark plug wrench) or a torque wrench...
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