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post #1 of 6 Old 06-09-2011, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up First Farkle!!!!

So I hard wired a power distribution block with a Relay to the Switch. Wired a 12 Volt powerlet & a SAE Connector for Battery Charging! So cool that it all works & the bike Runs!!!!!

Question: Should I use locktite when ever I place anything back on the bike? Or is that overkill?

I failed my road test today. Is that normal. I have to admit I wasn't expecting it to be that difficult. I know what I need to practice. The Cones seem really close. The KLR seems top heavy. Any pointers?

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Oh and a In line fuse.

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Pointers-Well, think of your eyes as sights on a rifle, you will go wherever they are pointed. Have someone video you while you practice, a lot of folks think they are counterweighting, when in all reality they just shifted their hips and then move their shoulders over the bike. On the figure 8/box/2 u turns keep your weight on the outside peg, if going left the bars should be almost full lock left, left arm will be straight, which pushes your shoulders away, and your eyes should be almost looking over your tail light. Really let the bike lean and counter it's weight with your. A good drill is place something in the middle of an area and see how tight you can turn around it, use your periphreal (?) vision, start big and work into a tight turn. Quick stops is all about body position, eye placement, and progressively squeezing the brake, not quicker, but farther.
Just remember eye placement and confidence combine with practice will get you to where you need to be. Have you considered takingan MSF course? Whethor its the basic of experienced course most folks reap great benefits.

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Blue Loc-Tite #242 will hold the screws/bolts firmly in place but will still allow you to loosen them without too much difficulty just don't glob it on. No, I don't think its overkill, these bikes vibrate alot so anything to keep things firmed up...
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Pointers-Well, think of your eyes as sights on a rifle, you will go wherever they are pointed. Have someone video you while you practice, a lot of folks think they are counterweighting, when in all reality they just shifted their hips and then move their shoulders over the bike. On the figure 8/box/2 u turns keep your weight on the outside peg, if going left the bars should be almost full lock left, left arm will be straight, which pushes your shoulders away, and your eyes should be almost looking over your tail light. Really let the bike lean and counter it's weight with your. A good drill is place something in the middle of an area and see how tight you can turn around it, use your periphreal (?) vision, start big and work into a tight turn. Quick stops is all about body position, eye placement, and progressively squeezing the brake, not quicker, but farther.
Just remember eye placement and confidence combine with practice will get you to where you need to be. Have you considered takingan MSF course? Whethor its the basic of experienced course most folks reap great benefits.
That makes alot of sense! Looking back that's exactly what I did. I think I will go take the course. I guess I was in a bit of a hurry. Getting a New bike and all. Thanks Alot!

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Blue Loc-Tite #242 will hold the screws/bolts firmly in place but will still allow you to loosen them without too much difficulty just don't glob it on. No, I don't think its overkill, these bikes vibrate alot so anything to keep things firmed up...
On everything you take off? If so I'll do it.Should I go back and do it?

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