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Old 07-18-2012, 09:13 PM   #4576
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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!
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:25 PM   #4577
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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?
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:15 PM   #4578
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Thanks for that. More questions though.....

Is the shock required? I am guessing that is what LukasM's question would be getting to. Correct me if I am wrong but, if the linkage is made for the Rally bike w/ 300 - 305mm of suspension (change in geometry) it wouldn't probably work with my lowly 250mm '08 shock.

The linkage geometery and ratio hasnt changed ( the extra travel is in the lenght of the shock, but would make you steering geometry change if still using the short front forks), but the standard shock will not work. The rally linkage uses a shock with a fork on the end instead of a bearing. The rally shock would also need to be shortened for the standard bikes. I'm already running factory cone valve forks so I dont have a problem.

Also, with those being rally parts, are they basically unobtanium (Made in such small quantities that the cost is outragous and us mere mortals probably can't even find them) or would they be redily available if I too wanted to upgrade?

All the rally parts are available, but are not cheap, the rally shock will be near $2500.
Their may be other parts that will work, I;ve only used what parts I've had in the workshop.If the ohlins guys can come up with a shock then parts may change.
I've also asked Ohlins to se if they can make a straight replacement shock for the 690 that will work with the standard linkage.

However, if custom suspension is involved I guess I'll just have to live. Suspenders tend to be beyond my price range for upgrades at the moment.

P.S. - If I recall correctly, you once posted on here what the resistance value is for cancelling out the rollover switch. Do you happen to remember what that is? Thanks!

22K resistor but I cant remember which 2 of the 3 wires it goes between.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:37 PM   #4579
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22K resistor but I cant remember which 2 of the 3 wires it goes between.
Awesome, the resistor size is the hard part. I can figure out the rest....

Thanks for the shock/linkage info.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:20 AM   #4580
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mmmmm.... for the rollover switch (EPC) I've simply disconnected the wires in the plug leaving connected only the green wire.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:29 AM   #4581
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mmmmm.... for the rollover switch (EPC) I've simply disconnected the wires in the plug leaving connected only the green wire.
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.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:24 AM   #4582
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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   #4583
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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   #4584
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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?
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:58 AM   #4585
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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   #4586
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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   #4587
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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   #4588
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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   #4589
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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   #4590
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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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