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

  1. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Different animals.
  2. mrfixit54016

    mrfixit54016 Wisconsin Dual Sporter

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    Yes you can.
  3. flatfender

    flatfender Been here awhile

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    thanks mrfixit!
  4. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    The heated grips at Rocky Mountain ATV/MC seem to be a hot item! :lol3
    Can't answer the other question but be careful running all that. The battery can't keep up with all that running on high. I seem to remember an inmate running gloves on high and a vest on low and having success but not pants too. I think that will be too much.

    Kind of a tapping noise? I may have the same problem. I'll be pulling mine apart in the next week or two to take a peek inside.
  5. Haywood

    Haywood Been here awhile

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    Thanks! I have an extra set of wheels I'll be putting those on. Did you go with the 120 or 140 on the rear? I could not find them in 130/18.
  6. flatfender

    flatfender Been here awhile

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    It got noisy after it warmed up, it was the cam chain banging on the cylinder head.
  7. flatfender

    flatfender Been here awhile

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    I just got back from attempting to disassemble the cam chain tensioner and as soon as I loosened the allen head bolt that retains the shaft the rocker fits on the rocker snapped back to being under tension. It is now where the unit is supposed to be. Can I consider it fixed so go ahead and put the engine back together?
  8. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    I thought it was a 130... might have been a 140... I can't check it right now cause it's on it's way to Japan... I'll let you know when I get the bike though.

    -Barron
  9. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    Oh, different issue. As to whether yours has fixed itself or not I can't answer that...
  10. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Good job! Looks great. I would drill an oil drain hole in it. If you are careful when you remove the drain plug, you can drain your oil without making a mess. I made a helluva mess with mine at first, but Brian got my thinking straight:freaky As far as aesthetics... I would give it hell with a scotchbrite pad and call it a day.
  11. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    F Dave......i still can`t understand why you think removing the skidplate is necessary to do an oil change:huh

    I remove the engine drain bolt.......pull it out just enough so it drains straight down into my pan.........then when the flow slows down i remove the bolt completely away from the oil stream.......then reinsert when done..

    I remove 2 bolts from the oil filter housing.......loosen the third a turn.......lean the bike over against my leg and pull the third bolt out and let the oil filter cover and filter drop into a rag in my right hand and all the oil in the filter housing drains straight into the oil pan........when it`s drained i stand the bike up quickly onto the side stand....i get very little if any drips.....easily wiped clean with a rag.....

    Pulling the skidplate off is a pain in the freekin arse,i`m lazy......and this works............

    smarten up.....









    :D

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  12. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    Now back to drinkin some micro brewery beer,,,,,not sure what the hell it is,but it`s goooooooooooooodddddddddddd shit..:lol3


    :freaky


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  13. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    The question is how did the tensioner get at the relaxed position. It has a one way clutch in it and it should always be applying pressure on the chain guide. Not the other way round.
  14. KyoXR

    KyoXR Clouds, Snow, Rain

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    be careful where you tap into the headlight power...I hooked my O2 sensor to my headlight power then one day I'm out riding and hit my high beams and poof...my O2 sensor stopped working...WTF?, hit the switch back to low beams and the O2 sensor comes back on...well...crap...one more thing to modify...
  15. purpledrake

    purpledrake No Pretensions

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    As soon as I get it legal in Japan I'll be able to reinstall my FMF exhaust, oil cooler, handguards, kickstarter, grip heaters......


    Hey, Barron,

    How goes the registration process?

    PD
  16. purpledrake

    purpledrake No Pretensions

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    About $30 bucks ........they are stainless steel and poly.....stick them in a saddle bag and forget about them till needed.......put them away wet no problem, those others you posted would be all rusted and corroded.[/QUOTE]


    Hey Bomber, that pulley in the camo bag is really slick. Where did you find this? I want one.

    PD
  17. Lane_N

    Lane_N Pig Wrangler

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. I appreciate the input.

    Taco, I cut, bent, and fit the plates, then just tacked it together and had one of the pro welders that I work with weld it out. I can weld steel passably well, but I make messes when I play with aluminum. I need more practice I guess, or more likely I'll just keep being lazy and let the guys that do it all day every day help me :D

    Wayne, Thanks, I think I'll go the drain hole route and leave the rest intact. I put this on about 3 weeks ago and wanted to test it out a little first before I spent time making it look pretty, which it won't stay very long anyways. I had planned to buff it with the DA and an abrasive pad once I was done cutting on it.
  18. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Hey Bomber, that pulley in the camo bag is really slick. Where did you find this? I want one.

    PD[/QUOTE]
    These are pricey... but small, light and easy to pack.
    http://www.adventureengineering.com/index.php/products/available-products/ez-pull
  19. ShooterDave

    ShooterDave Adventurer

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    How on God's green earth are you able to drain it from the main lug without getting it all over the place. If you remove the bolt slightly and leave it there, it sprays all over the place. I never once was able to do it without it getting all over the skid plate. Ok, well ALL OVER is an overstatement. It would always end up on the skid plate, a lot more than I would like. When I finally took the skid plate off.... it was an oily, gunky mess. It was so annoying that with the new skid plate I got for my other bike, I didn't care that it didn't have an oil hole. This skid plate is the best protection ever.

    I need pics / video or it ain't true dude. :lol3
  20. flatfender

    flatfender Been here awhile

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    Hey Steve thanks for your help. Good question.. could it be possible I put this together backwards? When I took the cover off I found the cam sprocket could be moved back and forth like when the tensioner is locked in the retracted position during the assembly process. The tensioner arm was pushing on the chain guide but it had no real pressure, When I rotated the cam sprocket clockwise to tighten the chain on the tensioner side this pushed the tensioner out of the way. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

    Then I loosened the allen bolt and it snapped back with the correct spring pressure. Now the chain is tight and the cam sprocket cannot be rotated. I put a screwdriver on it to force the tensioner in the retracted position and it moved back a quarter inch but has good pressure on the chain guide. Should I not be able to move it back any?<o:p></o:p>
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