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About kraut61

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  1. kraut61

    TT 500 problems

    You didn't mention changing the spark plug???Also the plug cap,both have resistors and they could be breaking down causing misfire at higher rpm. KARL
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    XT500 Clutch actuator oil seal replacement

    Old southern habit...everyone has a nickname,Dad started Kraut for two reasons...German heritage and as a small boy I always liked sauerkraut ....Older brother is "Bullet" KARL
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    XT500 Clutch actuator oil seal replacement

    You are correct,it can be done by loosening the jam nut and unscrewing the phillips screw...as it comes out the arm will go up/down.Also may have to remove oil line to unhook return spring.If it won't go back in lean scooter to the right side ..actuator rod will slide back over. KARL
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    xr650r running bad help needed

    check the ground wire on/at the coil..mine broke...maybe the high revs are causing it to loose contact KARL
  5. I simply cut 3" off of fender and attached Baja Designs plate/light....would probably cut 4" if I ever had to replace fender.KARL
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    crankshaft seal leak?

    I have a 00 that had a leak and I thought it was the C/S seal..replaced it only to still leak.It was hard to pinpoint(with clean oil) but I found IT to be the aluminium oil passage plugs in the engine cases located above the C/S.Just took a small ball peen hammer and reseated them.Another spot to check.....Hope this helps..KARL
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    Passenger Pegs

    This is what I was trying to describe...nothing but HIGH quality:rolleyes:
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    Passenger Pegs

    I looked at all the available passenger pegs out there and thought that is $$$$$ for occasional use and could potentially tear my leg off in a crash so this is what I did...I bought a piece of 1/2x1/8x3' mild steel flat bar from Tractor Supply.Take a piece 8-12" long and make a U bend around a piece of 1/2 pipe leaving two tails about 4-6" long.Fire up the Handee-Dandee Welder and attach to the outside of the factory pegs,locate as far out(wide) as desired...even place on a swept back angle to reduce wind resistance...spray paint (with high quality) flat black.I figured all the passenger needs is a place to rest their feet add push against when we stop (so I don't end up on top of the fuel tank).I have found that smaller kids have problems reaching them but they work fine for grown-ups.
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    2001 650r Valves question

    From past experience (1975-present)normal is:intakes get tight,exhaust get loose.Will usually hear exhaust "ticking",indicating valves (in-exh)need attention....also did ya know they are to be set COLD?
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    Checking Dual sport kit?

    If you're referring to a Baja Designs kit , mine came already charged...I remember a funny note in the instructions that asked if you were color blind to get help.I also noticed that since this is a universal type kit that color to color wiring was not always followed.