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Old 03-08-2013, 11:46 AM   #3661
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Good point. Just looking at maintenance interval, probably falls under suspension, Inspect (clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace if necessary), at 8, 16, and 24K. What do you figure, 45 minutes to get it off?
Just to remove it? Less than that. The following is from memory... be gentle.

1) remove wheel
2) unscrew brake clips
3) hang caliper or let rest on floor
4) remove lower portion of chain guide or pop master on chain if you've installed one.. i hate messing with this so go after the guide
5) remove link bolts
6) remove pivot bolt

I've already binned my chainguard so add that if you need/want to remove it each time.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:51 AM   #3662
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FLAGGER: You might be right....also depends on the bike's usage...if you like cavorting in swamps and muck, having zerks is worth it....or if you have an XR400R that has a segment of the swing arm bolt that can NEVER be properly greased, annual disassembly is the only solution. If you have a KLR that gets high mileage and a huge variety of road conditions...zerks are high value.

If you do plan to grease with the EXPENSIVE high content moly grease specified, start hunting for it...it's hard to find and 3 or 4 times the $ of conventional grease. It's WAAAAY different formulation from the popular boat trailer hub grease most guys use.
Not dismissing zerks completely... had them on a XR650L. Useful... but not a panacea... still should to remove swingarm every so often for inspection.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:44 PM   #3663
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Thanks for the torque specs, that was my next query! Now, anychance of a brief step-by-step?
I've got to grease the lower shock linkage on my recently acquired, CRF250X. Here are two good videos which illustrate the process, which is very similar on most dirt bikes. The first video demonstrates greasing the suspension on the Honda CRF250R.



The second video also presents some good tips, and demonstrates greasing the suspension on a Suzuki dirt bike.



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Old 03-08-2013, 12:58 PM   #3664
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Read the comments for that second video, pretty funny...

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Old 03-08-2013, 01:05 PM   #3665
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I've got to grease the lower shock linkage on my recently acquired, CRF250X. Here are two good videos which illustrate the process, which is very similar on most dirt bikes. The first video demonstrates greasing the suspension on the Honda CRF250R.



The second video also presents some good tips, and demonstrates greasing the suspension on a Suzuki dirt bike.



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Did you notice after inhaling the contact cleaner, is when he went into slow motion? Sorry couldn't resist. Thanks Spud, always great info coming from you!
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:51 PM   #3666
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Excellent info, I am still not sure what the disassembly sequence is ( due to watching the video on my iPhone ) but I will try to figure it out by watching on the home PC later...
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:57 PM   #3667
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EJK Installation

I'm ready to install my Dobeck EJK. I think it's possible to do without lifting the tank. My question is, can anybody tell me how the existing connectors come apart? I looked at Rick Ramsey's photos but can't tell how the top (gray) connection separates from the bottom (blue) half. Do you squeeze a particular area of the top connector? There's not much room to work and I may need my wife's small hands so any tips would be appreciated. If she breaks a nail ......
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:16 AM   #3668
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:32 AM   #3669
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I'm ready to install my Dobeck EJK. I think it's possible to do without lifting the tank. My question is, can anybody tell me how the existing connectors come apart? I looked at Rick Ramsey's photos but can't tell how the top (gray) connection separates from the bottom (blue) half. Do you squeeze a particular area of the top connector? There's not much room to work and I may need my wife's small hands so any tips would be appreciated. If she breaks a nail ......
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You can see how the gray one comes undone in Rick's 3rd pic, pinch the back part down to raise the front of it up over the part that sticks up on the blue part, and pull. Bet you'll have to take the tank off.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:49 AM   #3670
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I'm ready to install my Dobeck EJK. I think it's possible to do without lifting the tank. My question is, can anybody tell me how the existing connectors come apart? I looked at Rick Ramsey's photos but can't tell how the top (gray) connection separates from the bottom (blue) half. Do you squeeze a particular area of the top connector? There's not much room to work and I may need my wife's small hands so any tips would be appreciated. If she breaks a nail ......
Lord help me!
Get your wife some Lee Press-Ons for her tiny fingers. Trim her stock nails down as close as comfortable, and put her on a protein-rich diet. Have her first practice on some similar connectors that are easier to access, until she can do it in the dark, blindfolded.

'Bet she has no problems getting that sucker apart! Remember to apply the Press-Ons for her after she cleans up. Some women really like having long nails, and feel somewhat incomplete without them.

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Old 03-09-2013, 06:50 AM   #3671
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I'm almost embarrassed to admit this now, but I was able to connect the EJK without removing the tank I did however remove a bit of skin doing so! Wasn't too bad, but tank off would sure have been a lot easier.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:56 AM   #3672
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Just did my valve clearance today at 790 miles

Neither inlet or exhaust were out of spec.

Thanks for Lost's post for some guidance. In fact I didn't need to remove the tank, simply unbolt and rest sideways on the frame.

The rocker cover bolts were virtually hand tight only. As I don't have the manual yet, does anyone have the torque setting for these?



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Old 03-09-2013, 09:06 AM   #3673
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Just did my valve clearance today at 790 miles

Neither inlet or exhaust were out of spec.

Thanks for Lost's post for some guidance. In fact I didn't need to remove the tank, simply unbolt and rest sideways on the frame.

The rocker cover bolts were virtually hand tight only. As I don't have the manual yet, does anyone have the torque setting for these?



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Cylinder head cover bolts? There's 2? 7 lbf/ft.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:29 AM   #3674
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...The rocker cover bolts were virtually hand tight only. As I don't have the manual yet, does anyone have the torque setting for these?



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Please don't use a torque wrench on those bolts. You risk breaking the bolts in the cylinder head if you use a torque wrench. Seven foot-pounds of torque is only hand tight. Just snug the bolts up; the cylinder head is not going to separate from the engine.

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Old 03-09-2013, 09:34 AM   #3675
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Please don't use a torque wrench on those bolts. You risk breaking the bolts in the cylinder head if you use a torque wrench. Seven foot-pounds of torque is only hand tight. Just snug the bolts up; the cylinder head is not going to separate from the engine.

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That makes sense, you're just squishing the rubber gasket a bit.
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