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    You guys are great, fixin bikes and decoding encrypted messages.
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    Why do I keep going through rear wheel bearing?

    The earlier question for 'why do they call it packing a bearing?' Those are bearings that come without any grease, they need to be packed. Bearings should have 25 to 35% grease fill, above that you get heat and resistance. These bearing manufacturers go to length to make reliable bearings (except maybe the cheap ones) so going cheap on 2 cents worth of grease isn't happening. Removing and reinstalling the seal is reducing its life. This 500 mile fail is install problem only.
  3. Every time an oil thread is here, everybody's oil works great. How about someone admitting to using a oil that absolutely sucked and destroyed the engine. And please tell us what brand that is, we already know all the good ones.
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    Starter Motor Repair or Replace?

    I would trim back the white plastic ring and solder wire same size as starter wire. Butt splice or however you want and RTV around solder joint. Worth a try.
  5. Going a little over 2 miles, even in hot weather does everybody's fan kick on? No. It may not even get up to temp to burn of moisture in the oil. It is made for off road which is not always running large amount of air across the radiator. Suggesting getting a different bike? Give me a break ( and euqinhcet), He's already got it! Ride it as is and don't worry about it. Suburban trips and Sunday's around 15,20 miles...no problem. The manual has got some cover their ass language. I'd ride it like I wanted to and not worry. (BTW it's just my 2 cents!)
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    CRF450L first ride (and crash!)

    Besides all of this,I am surprised that Honda made the front signals also running lights. Usually seems like mostly off road bikes don't have that. And as far as I know no BMW road bike does.
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    Fuse keeps blowing

    Did you leave the 'E' switch connected? I don't understand, you say it doesn't have a park position but then say it works in park. Also if the switch came apart, not sure it will push back together. Small blades come out and get out of whack and nearly impossible to put back where they go. Needs new switch for 'S', and battery needs cleaning, but there's a direct short too. Diagram shows no ground wired in switch, I believe with a new switch you will still have a short. Look with power off using ohm meter. The USB fuse blowing is odd, if it was in line and on a cable by itself, same with Battery Tender fuse.
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    Introducing myself and my 450x

    Nice bike, but for the last 30 min. I've been reading up on Mallorca. Had never heard of it before and even did some 'cruising around' on Google street! Looks like a great place to ride, good luck have fun and re route your brake line! (if you want to)
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    Possible Trap On Trail - Here's my story

    digital290: Maybe controversial but true.
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    KX450F backfires but doesn't start. Help.

    Great, I would like to know how it goes with getting it running right. I think you will be fine.
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    KX450F backfires but doesn't start. Help.

    With ignition off, how does it feel slowly kicking it through? Is it really hard to kick or super easy. I might even remove the spark plug and push through the kick start, how does that feel? Put your finger in the plug hole and push through the kick start and see if there is compression. Listen for loose cam chain rattling. I would also complain about possible problems and unknowns and get price way down, he already said he doesn't want to deal with it. Under $500 and it would come home with me...just my opinion.
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    XR200R Tool Kits?

    I had an '82 XR200R years ago and rode in remote mountain areas of Tn. The factory tool bag behind the seat got trashed and I bolted an Army tool bag there using the plastic plate from the factory bag on the inside of the Army bag. Never seen anyone else do this, but it worked really good. With just tools it was almost flat, but would expand and take a water bottle and long sleeve t shirt. I kept all kinds of stuff in there, especially since I rode by myself. I also carried ty wraps and about 8" of fuel line ty wrapped to the frame. Tape wrapped around the wrenches I also thought was a good space saver. I know this was a tool topic but made me remember my tool bag!
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    gas tank upgrade drz400s

    I have a Clarke 4.0. Had a blue one that faded bad. Clarke said the plastic tanks have to 'breathe' and would not keep the color. I then got a white Clarke, which has since faded to a neutral color (taken about 12 years). I'm so used to it now I don't even think about it. I installed a non vacuum petcock, and know if I had to I could lean it over and get more gas, haven't had to do that. So I am fine with mine. take note though, it is a tight fit against the welded on 'wire' cable holder going down the left side of the steering head. That needs to be bent away from tank or it will rub a hole in it quickly (I would guess).