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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    I always get non-ethanol premium from the same place.

    I know part of it is the clutch going. Looks like my chain is getting worn as well. In the next month or so I will be using my school break to replace the clutch, adjust the valves, and stick a new chain on with a 48 tooth rear sprocket.
  2. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    The good news is that the stuff you listed should take less than 4 hours if you take your time and have never done it before.

    Is the place you get your gas from a place that sees a lot of business? The reason I ask is cause I have got some old bad premium gas from places that don't see a lot of business. I thought it was my carb or something, then I started getting my gas at busy places and my problem went away.

    -Barron
  3. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    The place I go is pretty busy. It's the only place in town with non-ethanol so they get a lot of business from motorcycles, boats, etc.
  4. Hurricane Bob

    Hurricane Bob formerly: Bomber1965

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  5. XR BADGER

    XR BADGER Adventurer

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    Thank you, jb weld it is. Also, just got the acerbics tank, so should be a fun install weekend!
  6. super samurai

    super samurai Been here awhile

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    I read that the tusk heated grips draw 36 watts but on the resistor for high says 10 watts. Anyone know what they really draw?
  7. super samurai

    super samurai Been here awhile

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    Got mine installed just gotta wire them up.
    Didnt think about having the throttle wore has gotta have some play in the wires. I heat shrinked the wires for clean look and made an aluminum mount for the toggle. Then put a rubber toggle boot on switch for water proffing.
  8. pngaudioguy

    pngaudioguy Just...one...more...

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    They probably draw 36 watts, as you read. That resistor usually goes on the low setting of the switch. It reduces the voltage through the actual heating coils. If you wired it on the high setting, not to worry, just flip the label around :). If you're wanting to conserve electrical power because of our whimpy stator, you might want to look into a pulse width modulated heat controller, which cycles the power on and off to reduce the heat instead of just soaking it up with a resistor.

    Apparently, a cheap alternative single setting PWM is a heavy duty signal flasher, according to some others here on ADV.

    I'm guessing your install diagram looked like this one from another thread on here. If so, then it is in fact most likely wired on the low setting, since usually the opposite pins are the ones that make contact when you flip a switch.
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  9. Sourjon

    Sourjon TAT'erd

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    I made a heated vest and controller several years ago and used a DC motor controller for the heat control. That diagram will draw full power regardless of setting. The resistor just burns off the excess. The motor controller cycles the power off and on at a rate based on the knob position. Works like a charm.

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  10. super samurai

    super samurai Been here awhile

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    Yup same diagram, forgot that it is the low side of the switch the way it throws it.
    I am not too concerned for juice, my headlight is hid 35 watts and my 2 extra lights are a total of 6 watts and the grips are 36 watts, so a total of 77 watts on high beam with grip heaters on wont be bad.low beam will be 71 watts.
  11. Cumbacheech

    Cumbacheech XRated

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    Anyone know if a front break rotor will work on the rear? :ear
  12. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Where are you gents drawing power from for your grip heaters? Running a wire to the battery? Tapping into the wiring harness? I would like to run mine on a keyed circuit if possible so I don't have to worry about killing the battery when I forget to turn off the toggle switch.:evil Mine should be here today or tomorrow, so the install shall begin soon:D
  13. mrfixit54016

    mrfixit54016 Wisconsin Dual Sporter

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    Direct wire from the battery with a fuse in it to a 12V relay. The relay is turned on and off via your key switch. Just tap into any positive wire such as the headlight power to activate the relay.
  14. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    watch out where you mount the resistor, it gets really really hot.
  15. Haywood

    Haywood Been here awhile

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    Barron, are those tires the Pirellis MT90's What size is the rear and how do you like them for the street?
  16. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    Yep, that's what they are and I REALLY like them on the street. Great grip in all kinds of weather and they don't do anything crazy like cause wobble or head shake at 70+ MPH. They went on really easy and without a tube hold air pretty well. I'll buy another set when these wear out.

    -Barron
  17. Lane_N

    Lane_N Pig Wrangler

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    I fabbed up my own skid plate out of AL Plate and right now it has no venting holes in it. What do you guys think, drill some ventilation into it or leave it solid? I don't want to overheat (not a problem right now :) but I don't want it to become a catch all for mud and trail debris
    either.

    Yes I already tested it out and it works great, and I know I need a case saver.

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  18. ShooterDave

    ShooterDave Adventurer

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    I think you are ok and it won't over heat. Most of where it needs to be cooled is in the cylinder anyways. If you really feel as though you need to put holes in it. I'd drill a bunch of smaller ones in the flange areas. Nothing in the direct front or bottom of it. Half inch holes should be sufficient. Big enough for good air yet small enough so most things wont get thru. Don't bother drilling an oil hole on the bottom. Those things never work and always make a mess. Just take the plate off for an oil change.
  19. flatfender

    flatfender Been here awhile

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    I took off the rocker cover to investigate some upper engine noise. I found the spring for the cam chain tensioner is faulty, loose or broken. I don't want to continue until I get some expert help. Can I replace the spring without taking the head off? thanks for any advice.
  20. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    Nice job on welding-did you do it yourself?