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  1. Yep, do a search - I measured mine, it was something like a 27K resister if I remember correctly. If you really are serious about the 3 cent option, just stick the resistor leads into the female spade connectors on the harness, and put some heat shrink over the whole thing. Or, like stevethe said, if you do't have the stock US ECU, don't worry about it.
  2. Phase 1 of my private riding area completed. A little single track, a trials area, a lot of open space and a few hang out spots.
  3. 1970 Gemini 50 SST 1972 Yamaha 100 Enduro 1976 Yamaha YZ 100 1980 Honda CM400 1996 Honda XR250 son 2000 Honda XR80, 2003 Honda CRF150F 2004 Honda VTX 1300 2000 Honda XR400 son 2005 Honda XR250 2005 KTM 450EXC son 2006 Yamaha YZ250F 2007 Victory Jackpot 2007 Honda VTX 1800F 2010 Victory Cross Country 2011 Victory Hammer S 2013 Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 son 2009 KTM 690 Super Moto 2017 Husqvarna FE501 son 2015 Yamaha WR450F 2016 Beta EVO 300 4T son 2017 Yamaha YZ250F Grand daughter OSET 12.5R
  4. You should write a book about this. Maybe call it "Every cat's gotta cover its own crap!"
  5. Bought some property (~34 acres) that I've cut some trails on, built a bridge on and have started setting up some trials obstacles. Told my 3-year old grand daughter that she could ride on it if she helped me build it.
  6. When i saw the first post regarding the missing slaves on Oberon's site, I sent a note to their director, Steve Evans, that had originally worked with me to make the CLU-1000. Looks like it was just an error that somehow caused the part to go missing on their website. Here was his reply. Hello Mark, how are you? Thanks for the heads up, I have had a quick look and it appears that the CLU1000 has disappeared from our website. No idea why, I will have a look this afternoon and get it back ASAP. Best regards, Steve Evans Director Anyway, should be good now.
  7. I just hauled in 12 tons of pure white sugar sand (eg., Orange Beach, AL sand) today. Will be putting a sand layer over all my trails to try to add some traction and help with runoff. A buddy of mine had a hard time not slipping around. He's still on dual sport tires, and much higher pressure. So now, I get to hand carry and hand shovel 12 tons of sand over a quarter mile of new trails. We've had a ton of rain here in the past couple of months.
  8. I had a hard time with cold starting before I added the Vortex, opened it up and desmogged. I hadn't touched the TPS, and left the Vortex at 5,5,5. Have ridden it at sea level in Alabama and Michigan, and at about mile high altitudes in Montrose and Rabbit Valley, CO as well as Moab. With the Vortex and pushing in the cold start, mine starts right up and holds an idle. I blip the throttle after about 20-30 seconds, releasing the cold start, and it just sits there purring. OK, more like crunching rocks.
  9. I've been impressed with the Starcrosses. Have used them on several bikes. Was out riding the new trails I cut out on my recently acquired property, which was a wet clay mess. Was super impressed with the traction on the Starcross 5's. Running Tubliss, which allowed me also to be at about 6 lbs rear, 8 lbs front. But not so good on the road.
  10. Ouch!
  11. Entirely depends on how you plan to use it. Tight single track? High speed open desert? Dual sport? Supermoto? I ride very little on road with my FE501, but rather ride a lot of forest tight single track. Protection included skid plate, Cycra Probend hand guards, steering damper and radiator guards. Performance included richening it up as it runs very lean. Since I needed to richen it up, I decided to go ahead with full desmog and opening up the intake (reed removal) and exhaust (screens pulled) and install a Vortex ECU to take full advantage of the beast underneath. I installed different gearing (13/49) as the stock bike is geared way too high for single track. Installed Tubliss to be able to run low pressures, and Michelin Starcross 5 mediums for better offroad (sand/roots) traction. And so on. So, depends on how you're going to use it.
  12. I posted in the slave thread the comparable bolts going into the soft castings. While it shows the very small torque value needed, in reality I use a 1/4 in small ratchet, hold it right at the head and simply snug these bolts. It's usually just about right. Just don't grab a long handled ratchet and hold it at the end. . .
  13. Just make sure to get rid of the squeaky brakes, and she'll never know . . .
  14. It's worth the money in my option to replace with anything non-Magura vs being stranded out in the middle of nowhere. Less than $150 to replace and worth every penny, IMHO, for the peace of mind.
  15. The fun part will be riding it up the steps in the spring! Have you set you up a small trials course in the basement for winter riding?