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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ganshert, Mar 20, 2010.
I took the seat off of mine. After one look at the mess. I put the seat back on and went riding. At 50hrs. The cam chain is a little louder than I expected. I could really notice the difference when I ran the 570 a long side the 390. The 390 only has an hour or two on it.
They really are great bikes.
That's how I am with Tami's "high tech" WRR. I hope I never have to actually work on that thing.
Tahoeacr, I hear Pingle has a Nitrous kit for your FE, now that you've got yours fully instrumented I hear it snowing pretty hard around your place...
try Dirt Tricks cam chain tensioner
I've got one on the shelf. Just waiting to see how noisy it gets before I put it in.
I had planned on getting a 530 this spring but the 570 just did something for me the 530 didn't do
Beautiful bike, Scot.
Congratulations on the weight thing too, that's my goal this year as well - to get in better shape and lose about 30lbs, 40 if I can manage the last 10.
For me it started getting really hard to lose after about 35lbs. I'm at ~47 lost right now and instead of 7lbs a week I'm looking at 2lbs a week.
Maybe I should start exercising? Nah
I lost 28 lbs a few years ago, and plateau'd off - it got damn tough to lose another 5lbs, and I was going steady at about 2lbs / week.
With an XR628, weight of the rider doesn't seem like such a big deal
Drain your savings?
The 570 was a whopping $400 more than the 530
I'd have paid that difference for a 530 with blue plastics
Which did you get? Your impressions of the differences?
He got both
Speaking of blue plastics....
somebody needs a new avatar
Ok, got some work done on Sunday.
EE radiator guards. The instructions say to remove the radiators but you don't need to. Also you have to trim the top 2 inches off the throttle cable guide. That doesn't seem to be a problem but I'll let you know if it is. The guards seem VERY stout and as you can see you can still use the stock plastic spoilers / front protectors. Those might need to come out if I have heating issues since I don't yet have a fan mounted. I hope I can make a fan fit with the EE guards.
Uh Oh note Be careful with the fasteners that hold the radiators on. The stock ones are short self tapping screws. You use the longer M6 regular thread bolts from EE to make up for the thickness of the guards. The longer ones bottomed out on the left side so I had to put a washer under the head to effectively reduce the bolt length a mm or so. If you try to tighten them down hard w/o a washer you will twist the bolt off resulting in a bad day best case and some frame welding worst case.
14T countershaft sprocket
52T Ironman sprocket from Dirt Tricks
raised the computer and am working on mounting a fuse box to power GPS and road book
Removing the tank was easier than I thought it would be. The subframe will be a lot easier to put back on with the tank off so I'll do it that way next time.
Why didn't you just post in one of the other FE570 posts?
Guess FE570's are as common as KLR650's.
Your bike has been causing me to lose sleep.