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July 28th, 2010, 03:27 AM   #71
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Re: 0 hours on a FE390

BTW in case it's not obvious in Pic 1, I took the clips off the fender and left them lying loose on top so you can see what they look like. The strap between them is adjustable so you can control how far forward the clips (and therefore the bags) will come when the front straps are pulled tight - the fender gets wider as they go forward so eventually the strap between the clips gets tight and they stop moving.
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Petem,

thanks for the time and effort to post this reply with pics, I REALLY appreciate it. A great tight an tidy solution for what I need for a day ride. A great forum, and replies almost in real-time

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P.S. on a recent overnight ride on my Husky TE610, I strapped a litre MSR fuel bottle on each of the fork legs and front fender using these custom holsters" http://www.wolfmanluggage.com.au/4158/a ... 3/product/
Ride report and pics on bike here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=577629
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Hey Petem,

Looks like the vendor is prototyping a matching U shaped tank bag called 'Buckin Roll' to match the giant loop rear luggage setup,

'Buckin' Roll' is the title of the yellow bag tank bag you see on the XR650R:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthre ... 64&page=29

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July 28th, 2010, 05:32 AM   #74
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Re: 0 hours on a FE390

Originally Posted by fizz
P.S. on a recent overnight ride on my Husky TE610, I strapped a litre MSR fuel bottle on each of the fork legs and front fender using these custom holsters
A friend of mine does something similar and carries either a water or fuel bottle on each fork leg according to where he's riding. I have a Wolfman Enduro tank bag I used on a previous bike and I still use their tool roll - they seem to be good products.

'Buckin Roll' - Hmmm, looks interesting but you'd have to be careful how you spelled it (and pronounced it).
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Re: 0 hours on a FE390

I have the Mojavi. I haven't ridden with it yet, but I have tried to fit it a few times. I don't like how the center strap and hooks fit on the bike when I fit it the most obvious way. I put the bag behind the seat with the lip under the seat. IMO that is probably more secure although it doesn't work with the center strap all that well - it would keep the bag from moving forward because it is held in place by the seat.
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My Mojavi couldn't be any more secure than when it's hooked on using the clips. The clips are absolutely solid and I can't move them at all no matter how hard I pull on them. The only way they will move is by sliding them backwards toward the narrower part of the fender, which can't happen while the front straps are tight and even when I slacken off the front straps it still takes some effort to move the clips the first inch or so. The bags have been out on three rides so far and haven't moved at all, not even after tackling various obstacles and making contact with the odd bush/tree in passing.

You do have to have the adjusting strap between the clips tight enough - if you don't do that there isn't enough tension between the clips so they would be loose on the fender. I originally tightened the strap as much as I could with the clips a couple of inches back from where they were going to end up, so they were on a narrower part of the fender. Then when you tighten the front straps it pulls the clips further forward onto the wider part like driving a wedge between them and the tension between the clips is plenty to keep them in place.

Did you try it with some duck tape around the sides of the fender where the clips go? I only put it on to protect the plastic but maybe it's helping the clips to grip on too.

It might be ok to just wedge it under the back of the seat but unless you wedge part of the pouch under there too it would leave some of the bag hanging out over the gap in the right side panel where the end of the exhaust is. I have no idea whether there would be enough heat to damage the bag but I didn't want to take a risk so I kept it far enough forward that it's not quite over the gap. I guess you could add some sort of insulation over the gap if necessary.

One thing I wasn't clear about is whether you're still using the clips as well as wedging it under the seat? If not I'd worry because the clips are towards the back and keep the whole thing down, but if you've only wedged it at the front end and not used the clips then the back of the small pouch won't be secured and could flap up and down. Using the clips at the same time should stop that happening, though you might have to juggle with the strap tension to get them secure because you can't just pull the bags forward until the clips are tight like I do, given that the bag will stop when it hits the seat.

I guess one plus point of wedging it underneath is it makes the seat easier to get off because you can leave the bags in place.
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Re: 0 hours on a FE390

A couple of questions for the gurus:

1. When I check my valves, what is the torque of the bolts on the black cover that you take off?
2. Do I need the special tool to lock it in place when checking the valves at TDC? If so, what is the part number, and is there a pic of where I put it?

Thanx in advance.
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<necessary> (dont tell my wife) customisations so far (only have 3hrs on the bike, but am doing a single track 2 dayer in a fortnight to break-it in to 15 hrs):

Pivot pegz
In-tank fuel filter
Map power switch
B&B alloy bashplate
B&B alloy rear brake cylinder protector
B&B alloy counter sprocket protector
Force 4 alloy rear brake disk guard
Neoprene rear shock link PDS cover
Neoprene fork seal savers
Barkbusters
Plastic frame rail guards
Force 4 alloy radiator guards
12v Powerlet Accessory Plug
Folding mirrors
Ram ball mounts for accessories
52 tooth sprocket and longer chain to accomodate (as supplied in box)
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Re: 0 hours on a FE390

Hey fizz I do my rocker cover bolts to 10 nm, most m6 bolts go to this number. They will bottom out so just sung them up from there, get the feel on the left side first, then use a spanner on the right. Good luck trying to get a conventional socket onto the right hand side bolts, if you were really anal, you could source one of those little crows feet open ended socket turnouts ( sorry but I'm fugged if I know what they're really called)
As for locking it at TDC when you align the punch mark on the cam sprocket with the mark on the cam bearing housing it will stay there. There is a locking bolt on the RHS case towards the back, but the receiving hole in the crank is on the piss so it locks up a long way from TDC.
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Re: 0 hours on a FE390

You can take a dremmel tool with a rotory file and grind two very small notches in the rear fender just deep enough to allow the clips to seat in them. I do the same with my moose front fender bag. This keeps the clips from moving even if they are not bow string tight, and will hold the bag in the further back position that you want.

Another alternative using the same tool is to make a slot in the fender that allows the clips to fit into, just inboard of the edge and they will never move.

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Originally Posted by berglsmerg
if you were really anal, you could source one of those little crows feet open ended socket turnouts ( sorry but I'm fugged if I know what they're really called)
You mean this sort of thing? http://www.cromwell.co.uk/NBE5551482G

You get a torque wrench with a spigot on the end that clips into the back of this. There are also full ring and simple open-ended spanner attachments. Not ****** cheap mind you, but they will go into places where a torque wrench with a normal socket on the end just won't fit.
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