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Messages - UnmzldOx

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That Yamaha 360 is just great. I had the Enduro 100 (purple) version for my first soley owned bike. We also had a 175 version. Your picture jogs some fond memories.

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Random Banter / Re: Your Garage
« on: March 16, 2021, 11:34:44 PM »
The wood stove makes that garage really inviting. I would live in it. Nice work.

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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello from San Francisco, CA!
« on: March 16, 2021, 11:29:45 PM »
 :401:
Those colors are great. You have a nice backyard to play in. Enjoy.

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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Fork oil capacity
« on: March 15, 2021, 06:49:22 PM »
Fork oil capacity for my 2014 500X is listed as 453 cc (15.3 US oz) with a tight tolerance of + or - 2.5 cc (0.08 oz). Why is the tolerance so tight? What happens if fill volume is not within spec? I can understand that blown seals might result from overfill and that you would not want to run the forks dry either. Beyond that, why is the correct level important? Is is to prevent air entrainment which would change the damping characteristics? Is air volume an important part of the effective spring rate for the fork? I just replaced seals for the second time and did not have quite enough fork oil on hand. That will be remedied today, but I didn't know if a short period of riding would cause an unforeseen problem.

Thanks,

PS - A fork seal leak on the right side becomes a front brake problem in short order. I noticed the brake was fading, but did not put it together until too late that fork oil was dribbling into the brake caliper. Those pads are now replaced with oil free pads, but had 40% left.

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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello from Deep East TEXAS
« on: February 26, 2021, 06:28:51 PM »
 :401: from the Deep South across the line.

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That bike just fits the landscape perfectly.

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Time to Change: almost 24.000 kms and 4 years
« on: February 21, 2021, 10:47:59 PM »
Hope you enjoy the new full Twin and thanks for the short review of it. I think we all would like that suspension. Drop a line every now and again to tell us how it's going.

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On Two Wheels / Re: The Long Way Up
« on: January 27, 2021, 02:02:15 AM »
Theirs have been "adventures" none of us could afford. Fun to watch, a bit anyway, but not so inspirational. I'm sure we all could make it with support vehicles and a doctor.

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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello from North Carolina
« on: January 24, 2021, 08:51:03 PM »
 :401: from the Deeper South.  We trek to EI anually and GSMNP quite often. Love that area and am a bit envious of your riding habitat.

Seems like suspension will always be an issue with the stock bike, but I do just fine with my 2014X even mising the improvements of following year models.

Good choice. Enjoy.

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Thinking only:
Two of three leads on left grip should be pos and neg for the heating element. Measure resistance between those two and from each to the bar clamp. Should be 24 ohms, open, open respectively. The right grip has just the two leads and should have same values. The control module might detect a short to the frame, meaning low resistance on the lead to frame measurement.

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