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Old 06-17-2012, 01:41 PM   #121
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Acerbis 5.3g tank install and pics

The tank is a bit skinnier than the stock tank with shrouds.



First thing I noticed was a clearance problem with the Enduro Engineering radiator guards.



A simple bend of the radiator mount relieved that issue. You may not want to do this. I'm okay with it.



The second issue was up near the top of the radiator guard. It was rubbing against the tank. So I filed down the radiator guard so the surface was smooth and not a sharp edge.



The pump dropped in very nicely and the two new mount bolts below aligned well(you reuse your old o-rings) and everything snugged up very well. The screws for mounting the electronic portion should NOT be tightened very tight. Be careful here. They say 2ft/lbs of torque.

It is wider across the thigh for sure.



The tank to plastic area has a gap.



But overall I'm going to enjoy the range.





Acerbis did a very nice job on this tank.

Now I need to go for a ride!
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:02 PM   #122
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Did moving the fuel pump over to the new tank help out your fuel flow issue?
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:25 PM   #123
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Did moving the fuel pump over to the new tank help out your fuel flow issue?
Nope. Pump is not working
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:26 PM   #124
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If you take the fuel pump and just jumper 12 volts to it.. does it pump?

Anyone know if it has a brushed motor inside? Perhaps a hung brush on the commutator? Try tapping it on the end?

I'm guessing out of my arse cuz I don't even know where the fuel pump is on the thing yet
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:34 PM   #125
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my apologies for the cross post; since I started it in both I should finish it in both in case someone happens upon it looking for info.

*paste*

So I got up early to get some wrenching in before we head up hiking in the mountains for the day... I wanted to get a mental grasp on what types of things I am still going to have to work out.. like wiring (yay! I have room to mount my horn ) brake line routing, etc.

Here's a bunch more pics...





Here's what makes this design so stout...
notice our triple clamps have two holes on each side (I took this photo last night when doing a spring swap)


Paul has designed his system so that the center bolts go through the risers like normal...


..but instead of the rear top clamp just bolting the clamp down, it goes all the way through and into that second triple clamp bolt meaning the entire system is bolted to the top triple with four 12mm bolts instead of two!





Since I already have the HDB system for crash guards and top clamp installed on my bike; everything bolted straight up quickly
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:34 PM   #126
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Looking at the tree...

Looking down from the top - you can see how the tree mount extends in front of the HDB instrument guard


The bottom of the tree goes in with two bolts to the existing holes in the lower triple


The top of the tree mounts up with four bolts


test fitting - everything aligns perfectly.

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Old 06-17-2012, 02:36 PM   #127
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Roadbook system.

A big reason for me installing this is for Roadbook usage. The thing is, sadly that is only a small percentage of seat time.

...so for me the system has to 1) work and 2) be easy to remove!

The roadbook installs on the machined tower sticking up from the top


Here you can see how the mounting bracket on the f2r wraps around the pivot


Then another machined clamp and 4 nuts and its mounted - obviously easy to adjust the viewing angle.




With stock headlight mask




...then here is the cool part... 4 bolts (the tower bolts - not the roadbook's rotation bolts)... and in under a minute:


the entire thing comes off. I'm going to come up with some sort of a bracket that goes across with a RAM ball so I can mount my GPS in the space.



Now I'm back to regular "dirtbike" mode.



btw.. the mount for the roadbook has multiple mounting holes so you can fine tune how high or low you want your road book to be.



Combine that with all of the holes in the frame (the 6 holes by my thumb).. and you can fine tune the roadbook to exactly where you want it.


If you want the roadbook further forward, just move the re-enforcement brace to the rear.


Overall I'm impressed with how well thought out this solution is.

Now I just gotta figure out my part of the equation.. how I want my brake line routed, my wiring loom positioned, etc.
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:23 PM   #128
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Damn I am going to have to get one of those road book holders to mount my gps!!
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:33 PM   #129
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Looking awesome Geek

way too advanced for me though!

Get that thing together and get out riding...it's great riding right now, I've never seen it so good in Colorado...wait a minute, I've never been here in the summer before

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Old 06-18-2012, 06:49 AM   #130
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hey Geek

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let us know Todd... mine died the other day and wouldn't restart for a few minutes.. not sure the cause. Sadly my bike only has 111 miles on it but I'm looking to fix that soon

I'm trying to find a "signfiicant" 20 micron filter (as in the size of a film canister) to use inline instead of the existing system. My bike still has the 10 micron stock filter... I need to change it.
I use a Golan inline it is a 10 Micron but large filter area. really nice. Thne I removed te one nearest the FI unit. Here is a link to pic of it on mine these are fantastic and eliminate the problem completely. the screen inside is cleanaabel so onthe trail you can clean it anywhere.

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Old 06-20-2012, 01:34 PM   #131
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So for those times when I'm riding without a roadbook...

I mounted a RAM ball to one of the existing holes:


allowing me to use my various arms and device holders...








...added a second ball (need a shorter bolt for the first)



...giving me lots of options



Now I can't wait for HDB to finish the fairing to protect all of this stuff




I think next I'm going to install some powerlets in my top clamp so I can charge my phone like I do on the 950

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Old 06-20-2012, 01:35 PM   #132
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I use a Golan inline it is a 10 Micron but large filter area. really nice. Thne I removed te one nearest the FI unit. Here is a link to pic of it on mine these are fantastic and eliminate the problem completely. the screen inside is cleanaabel so onthe trail you can clean it anywhere.

Do you have a model number or a link online to where you got it?
I want to do exactly the same thing.. get rid of all the little fiddly filters and put in a single serviceable unit.

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Get your application in sooner than later... took me 11 years to get my green card
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:40 PM   #134
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Updated pics with two Squadrons and the 13L tank installed



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Old 06-20-2012, 03:18 PM   #135
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Bluhduh No problem!!!

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Get your application in sooner than later... took me 11 years to get my green card
Obama is about to fix that for ya!

now back to ORANGE!
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