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I have a 2011 Gas Gas TXT Pro Race. I wold like to know more about water and mud proofing. If you have any tips or tricks please share.

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Bigger airbox mudflap helps prevent water getting up into the air box.

http://www.trialendurodirect.com/products/GAS_GAS_Pro_model_airbox_rubber_flap__273.html

Engine protector - helps prevent water splashing into airbox opening

http://www.trialendurodirect.com/products/GG_Pro_model_engine_protector_and_mudflap_99.html

Sealing and venting the ignition cover. Run tube from cover, up the front down tube and point down up near top of radiator - can get small/low profile 90 degree fitting and tubing at aquarium shops. Not a bad idea to extend and run the crank vent up high as well.

Make sure the "reed" flapper in the bottom of the airbox is free of debris and is contacting against the mating surface.

Silcone seal around the ignition wires and rubber boot exiting the case.

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About the only thing I can add to that and it might be different on the 2011 bikes, but on my 2007 Raga, I grease up the air box cover / lid seal with silicone grease.... Yes, you guessed it... Sil-Glyde

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About the only thing I can add to that and it might be different on the 2011 bikes, but on my 2007 Raga, I grease up the air box cover / lid seal with silicone grease.... Yes, you guessed it... Sil-Glyde

Do you have a source for the Sli-Glyde?

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Do you have a source for the Sli-Glyde?

Yes, I've been buying the rebranded version by NAPA Auto Parts. As they say on the Amazon site about it:

"This is a NAPA private branding of American Grease Stick Company (AGS) Sil-Glyde SG-8."

http://www.amazon.com/Sil-Glyde-Silicone-Lubricating-Compound-Ounce/dp/B0054DWS1W/ref=pd_sim_sbs_auto_6

You can also buy the original by AGS (American Grease Stick company). On their web site, they list a bunch of places to find it:

http://www.agscompany.com/about-us/where-to-buy

However, AGS also sells a Brake Lube version that can be easily confused with the regular all-purpose lube by the same name.. They might actually be the same stuff??? But this is the one from AGS that matches the NAPA version:

http://www.agscompany.com/lubricants/automotive/168

The main reasons it's popular is that it will not rot rubber or plastic, it has a very high heat tolerance and it's good where exposed to water. It's also recommended as an assembly lube for gears and other engine components.

I also use it to coat the rubber door seals in my cars so that they don't freeze shut in the Winter.

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2-ply sure seems to know way too much info about these special lubricants...:lol:

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2-ply sure seems to know way too much info about these special lubricants...:banghead:

I pay attention....

When Laser17 gives out pointers, I listen. :cheers: I have good "retention" ???? you say??? OK then, My memory is good. :foul:

However, I'm afraid I'm busted now that I shared my photos of my transmission repair... I hope Jim Snell doesn't notice.. Do you think I can claim that MY bike CAME with a blue kick-start stop from the factory?? :lol:

Can I claim that I never saw this video??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0IAIDUZafY

Or... I thought it was in Spanish so I skipped it??? :smirk: Ahhh... OK, I confess, I PUT that blue food coloring in there for the bling affect.. :)

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