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Rearwheelin

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  1. Rearwheelin

    Tire balls vs bib mousse

    no tape over the rim lock . You have to be able to push the rim locks in so it doesn't work for me ! I run motion pro rim locks but there are much better out there !
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    Tire balls vs bib mousse

    the tube saddle sounds like a good idea . I've been using gorilla tape and letting the locks go up against the tube with no issues. The double rim lock is important..... I had a friend that tried the tubes I run but went against my advise of adding a second rim lock and kept twisting his valve stem and getting flats on his TE501. He's a bib guy now
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    Tire balls vs bib mousse

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    Tire balls vs bib mousse

    opposite side of the original
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    Tire balls vs bib mousse

    I wheelied over a concrete square edge at 50 and bent a rim knocking 4 spokes loose , road another 100 miles like that and no flat with Michelin 4mm tubes . Laced a new rim up and tube was fine . I won't run any other HD tube
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    Bent sub frame?

    I bent mine 2 1/2 years ago . You can kick them back into shape while there on the bike .
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    Tire balls vs bib mousse

    Not trying to be a ass hat but has everyone her tried Michelin 4mm tubes and double rim locks ? My tires get sliced on rocks all the time so I am super leery of tubliss . Every time I change a tire on the rear I have a spot that looks like it would have compromised a tubliss system and now after reading front tire issues with knobs tearing there's no way I'm going to try it in the front , I like not being limited on tire selection due to what holds up . I don't have any traction issues at all and have never had a failure with my setup. My tires of choice : front AT81 , rear maxis Desert IT 120/100/18, Michelin 4mm tubes, double rim locks front and rear, 6-10 psi depending on terrain ..... If I were to go with any other it would be a mouse , but with a short service life I don't ride enough to make it worth it so I'm sticking with what works great for me . I have plenty that tell me how great tubliss is but the writing is on the wall for me
  8. Are you speaking about your crank seal only ? Or the entire crank assembly?
  9. I think my problem started when the crank bearings started getting out of spec. I've pulled the crank gear and there is play front to forward play and side to side , with and whiteout crank gear.
  10. the bike was new I changed it every ride or every other ride with 15-50 MotorX as the maintenance book recommended, never did I go over 10 hrs on the trany fluid . Only recently (last 3 changes did I switch to 80w maxima. I'm fairly easy on my clutch and gears so the oil always came out looking pretty good , even the oil that was left this last time. I do have 2 KOM races on this bike and mostly trail ride . I did get this bike pretty hot back in 2014 . Bike probably has about 100hrs on it . But to answer how long I went on the previous gear oil about 10-12 hrs
  11. Very greatfull for all 3 of your help ! I believe this issue is now thoroughly covered ! Thanks a ton !
  12. The last couple rides my bike 2013 XC-W300 has been running rich / smoking more than usual . Today I drained out 320cc from the gear box , I always measure 700cc when filling. I normally don't measure what I drain but I could tell not enough dumped. The oil I drained did not smell like fuel but as it should and was fairly clean with very little metal on the drain plug magnet . I'm the original owner and keep my bike serviced very well . Recently I got fed up with jetting my stock carb and bought an Electron carb (installed today and tested , much better but still smokes a lot...lol)..... I have been running 60:1 MotorX and 91 pump gas from day 1....Thanks for your comments in advance!
  13. Rearwheelin

    Pipe Guard

    CF smashes on square rocks
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    Pipe Guard

    There is only one in my book and that's a Hyde pipe and frame one piece guarde . Way better than anything else in my opinion
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