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Old 08-18-2012, 08:08 AM   #5101
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New problem

Im on my THIRD set of tail light lenses and left blinker lens. The screws stay put - but the rest of the plastic lens disappears. The taillight assembly is not loose at all, as I suspected it was rattling against the underside of the fender and possibly breaking/cracking. And the last 2 rides were pavement only - granted one was a high speed run to the hardware store to get there before they closed. I get it that my Leo Vince could cook the left blinker - but the rest of the assembly is not melted at all, and the screw is still in the housing. And no, I did not over tighten the screws to cause it to crack. Used blue loctite and snugged them up ever soo gently - each screw felt seated well enuf to not worry. And as I stated - each screw is still in place - just the lenses are awol.

I'll probably flush mount the blinkers, to get them out of the way of the exhaust - not sure that I can shorten the stem, but will buy flush mounts style if needed. Im thinkin of using some clear adhesive/silicone to bond the TL lens to the housing - mainly too cushion it against the housing/seal it up. But Im not sure this will be enuf.

Anyone else suffer thru this ??

Just gettting tired of shelling out $30 for replacements
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:29 AM   #5102
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SicAssRacing flushmounts. Done.
That cures one problem ( I kinda planned on that response)

Still waiting for the tail light solution
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:33 AM   #5103
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I went for the euro style tail light assembly. Got it from ktmtwins.com No license plate light though. I got it not because of the actual light but because I kept destroying my license plate from all the rocks hitting it. The euro setup is much cleaner.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:11 AM   #5104
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That cures one problem ( I kinda planned on that response)

Still waiting for the tail light solution
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I went for the euro style tail light assembly. Got it from ktmtwins.com No license plate light though. I got it not because of the actual light but because I kept destroying my license plate from all the rocks hitting it. The euro setup is much cleaner.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/KTM-690-SMC-...#ht_573wt_1271

I have one of these, super bright led, factory connectors & has license plate light.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:59 AM   #5105
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I can't believe how quick it got to me. It was faster than anything I've ever ordered here in the US! It looks to be a high quality skidplate. Thanks again!

I pulled the Scotts damper of my XR, and ordered everything needed to put it on the 690.

Since a stabilizer mount is next on my list (stabilizer has been waiting patiently on the workbench for a few months now) I have really been interested in the BRP/Scott's setup that you have. The only thing holding me back is that I have my fork legs slid up ~1" above the top triple clamp and from the 1 and only picture that I can find of the BRP/Scott's mounted it looks like it is not possible to have the fork legs slid up at all... does the stabilizer mount sit directly above the fork cap (preventing me from sliding the legs up), or will I be able to slide my fork legs up?
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:01 PM   #5106
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SicAssRacing flushmounts. Done.
Highway dirtbikes are way better, I haven't been able to destroy they. I've seen the suckass signals broken though
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:03 PM   #5107
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Crank, Have you ever run a Pirelli XCMH on the front of the 950? I've run it on the 690, and I liked it quite a bit on dirt ( a little squirelly pitched over on pavement). Just wondering how it might hold up with the extra weight of the 950.
No sir, been using the Millville and I like it. Actually used a track master on the front of the SE and liked it.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:08 PM   #5108
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Had a trackmaster on my 450, it was shite, but the extra weight of the 950 might be the ticket... I really wanted to like it and its price point...
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:20 PM   #5109
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Highway dirtbikes are way better, I haven't been able to destroy they. I've seen the suckass signals broken though
Got me some SP style from Watsen Design. Work of art and doubt I'll be breaking them any time soon.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:31 PM   #5110
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Ran a trakmaster on the rear of my 690 and it worked great. Ran it at about 13 psi and if was like a trials tire. Lasted a while too.
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:48 PM   #5111
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Hey Seth, Uller or anyone else that has installed HDB...

I've been stuck on one thing all day with the install and the only solution I can see is that the upper bolt holes need to be drilled out 1-2 mm bigger. Problem is Paulnis such a perfectionist, I can't see him not having it right. So I've spent the last several hours thinking I'm wrong.

Pls tell me where im wrong here.

For the lower mounts, the flush side faces away from the rider. The side with the cleft (or whatever you call it) faces towards the rider.

One package has 4 bolts in it, 2 per side. The shorter one goes through the center of the lower clamp and bolts into the hole on the triple closest to the rider.

The longer bolt goes through the top clamp, through through the lower clamp and then into the hole on the triple closest to the speedo - away from the rider.

Is that correct?

If it is, then the holes in the top clamp were not big enough. The long bolts could fit through the bottom holes in the top clamp, but not the top. Putting them through the bottom holes doesn't work for the way I thought it was supposed to be set up.

Help.

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Old 08-18-2012, 04:11 PM   #5112
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Hey Seth, Uller or anyone else that has installed HDB...

I've been stuck on one thing all day with the install and the only solution I can see is that the upper bolt holes need to be drilled out 1-2 mm bigger. Problem is Paulnis such a perfectionist, I can't see him not having it right. So I've spent the last several hours thinking I'm wrong.

Pls tell me where im wrong here.

For the lower mounts, the flush side faces away from the rider. The side with the cleft (or whatever you call it) faces towards the rider.

One package has 4 bolts in it, 2 per side. The shorter one goes through the center of the lower clamp and bolts into the hole on the triple closest to the rider.

The longer bolt goes through the top clamp, through through the lower clamp and then into the hole on the triple closest to the speedo - away from the rider.

Is that correct?

If it is, then the holes in the top clamp were not big enough. The long bolts could fit through the bottom holes in the top clamp, but not the top. Putting them through the bottom holes doesn't work for the way I thought it was supposed to be set up.

Help.

C
I'm happy to help but I have no clue what you're talking about Pics please.
I've installed HDB stuff on all three of my bikes and it was simple.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:27 PM   #5113
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Canister Spewing Black Crap

Any idea why the canister would spew black "crap"? Got a 2012 with 800 miles, just did the oil change, everything is running great. Some of this stuff gets on the frame but most on my boots and pant leg. Regardless of whether or not I should remove the canister, should it be doing this? Thanks fellas.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:11 PM   #5114
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Ran a trakmaster on the rear of my 690 and it worked great. Ran it at about 13 psi and if was like a trials tire. Lasted a while too.
I run a TMII rear on about every dirty bike I have owned. Never liked the fronts, so I've stuck with the Scorp PRO
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:31 PM   #5115
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Since a stabilizer mount is next on my list (stabilizer has been waiting patiently on the workbench for a few months now) I have really been interested in the BRP/Scott's setup that you have. The only thing holding me back is that I have my fork legs slid up ~1" above the top triple clamp and from the 1 and only picture that I can find of the BRP/Scott's mounted it looks like it is not possible to have the fork legs slid up at all... does the stabilizer mount sit directly above the fork cap (preventing me from sliding the legs up), or will I be able to slide my fork legs up?
Hard to tell from the pics, but I think you'll be alright. It's machined out just for that purpose. You won't get much more than an inch, though.



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