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  1. 5 points
    Pretty sure you know the answer..... there is no answer other then a guess. Might work out, might not......I have no doubt someone else did just what you did and put back together, then rode it like that for years.......which is as likely some other poor sod did that and the basket came apart on the second ride. If you got $20 PM me I got a used one you can have for shipping
  2. 5 points
    ...Also just mounted the Bridgestone M101 front, also Tubliss. It looks a bit narrower than the Dunlop and boy the knobbies sure are “spiky.” I’ll be curious to see how it goes in wet conditions and how those narrow knobs do when it is dry (if it ever will be again LOL). Thanks everyone for the tips!
  3. 3 points
    Generally if the pedal goes all the way down, and there is no pressure, it's usually a defective master cylinder bypassing internally, or out of fluid. Old contaminated fluid (moisture) can heat up during hard, continuous braking, and you can loose your pedal too. Usually in that scenario, the pedal comes back once it cools off. Brake fluid should be changed regularly regardless of problems or not. Brake fluid is hygroscopic, and it loves to drink moisture, and water boils at a much lower temperature than brake fluid. Another possibility is your rotor could be bent enough, that as it rotates, it pushes the brake pads and piston in the caliper, back out of the way. This would cause excessive master cylinder pedal travel to get the pads and piston back up against the rotor. Just spin the wheel, if it spins true, then that scenario is not likely.
  4. 3 points
    Finally figured out that fork Seal Savers don't solve a problem I have. On the other hand, they don't protect against a problem I do have (stanchion impact protection) and cause a new problem (stanchion grinding right in the seal zone). Pic here illustrates the issue: http://bit.ly/2VLHdum Once again, BTR made a few comments that made me start thinking... why am I using these things? Done with them. Back to conventional boots.
  5. 3 points
    Just find the inline adjustment on cable and adjust it to the middle of the adjustment. Then fine tune free play at the perch adjustment
  6. 3 points
    I'm not sure that I've ever had a dirtbike that I could easily push around with it off + in gear + clutch pulled in. And yes, my YZ pulls slightly when running as well. I'd say it's normal.
  7. 3 points
    My son and I went to Carnegie OHV park today because of a three day window of no rain. No dust, great traction upper 40d temps = a great day. Wanting the stock “Sleeper” look I run the stock forks. I have another bike with CR80 forks. I do not discount running the xr400 forks in any way. I just want my bike to look as stock as I can as all my bikes “Bling” does not show except for my pipe. The only thing that was different about my 230 this outing was that I went from Using 5-20 Synthetic Amsoil in Triplet modified damper rod stock forks to only one with the same 5-20 and the other one that had a leaking seal that I replaced and decided to try 0-20 Amsoil in the one fork leg only. Very happy with the change because the front end is much more supple and less jarring/harsh now than before. Bruce an I have talked on the phone many times and he has always stated to only change one side at a time to judge if any change is for the better or any worse. IMO: my forks are working noticeably better than the rear Hagen does now. (As far as plushness and compliance over any terrain.) Not sure if during the coming summer when it’s 80d outside if they will still feel the same as now? Rated # 2 out of 226 on Https://540ratblog.wordpress.com
  8. 2 points
    Yeah well it's been over a year since I picked it up now. Alms or 6 months since I decided to rebuild engine. 7 month old is not being kind to us in regards to sleep and garage is attached to house, so in only get 30 mins here and there to work on it. Doh! Plan when it's done is take kids to grandparents every other weekend and ride there (18 acres).
  9. 2 points
    Yes more plates. Takes 15 minutes maximum installing, 15 to break it in as per manual. Totally worth the time! I agree. The LHRB is tits! I don't run one, but I will if I find a cheap hydraulic clutch set up I can buy and turn into 1. It definitely makes descending a lot easier, and not as sketch, I'm that retard that Yolos down hills, I think a LHRB might be my saving grace one of these times. On a 4T, I'll never run without a Reckluse again.
  10. 2 points
    I've never felt the need to put an inline fuel filter on any of the many bikes I've owned, instead, I've always relied on the petcocks fuel filters to keep crap out of the carb. I remove and clean the petcock screens every spring before I begin riding for the season
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