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Brown Santa brought the factory service manual, servicemanual.com.

11 hours, doing a visual inspection and checking torque values.
So far I have found all coolant hose clamps loose.
Exhaust fasteners are all at the correct values.
The left front inner fender well liner is not properly mounted, there are pushpin holes in the liner that line up with warning placard holes, the liner is floppy loose because of this. prolly gonna remove safety placards and install screws to secure liner.
 

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Well that sucks. Can you provide some pics? good thing you check, all should, I do almost every ride like the manual states . I don’t like to take chances , especially in some of remote places I go. Loose coolant hoses and no leak under pressure ? that’s interesting. Sitting on the bike the left front inner liner is held in place by 3 push fasteners, that is by design and not tight, is that what your referring to? I’m at 116hrs and so far all is holding tuff..
 

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Yes. all the same, mine too, that is by design, brilliant (imo) . it makes it real easy to quickly remove for any kind of maintenance in that area or other. I found this to be a benefit for the DIYer with no consequences at all leaving it as is. I would not add more fasteners.
 

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Sure, to each his own but the liner is not improperly mounted....
 

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All back together, checked all torques per the FSM, nothing moved when clicked, made some suspension adjustments, fiddled with the rear brake adjusters still looking for the sweet spot there. Not gonna mess with the airbox yet as I am at 5600', need to take it down to the desert and see how it performs. Good to go for another ten hours, at that interval I will do oil/filter and both gear cases.
Time start looking for tires, So far these are winning.
Sedona Ripsaw,10" fr 11" r
 

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good to adjust for personal preference/comfort. Nice tires, are you staying with the stock 25” height? How did you make out with removing the stickers (using a little heat)?
 

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Great pictures rotorhead! You people don't know how lucky you are to have public land to play on. Texas has 1 ohv trail & it's in a National Forest. It gets old riding the same 3-5 trails every time. Arizona is my favorite place I think. I might be taking a motorcycle ride out there soon.
 

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Did you get tires yet? I have the same quad and 2 of my tires are plugged already, lousy stockers. I wanted to see what the 26" looked like before I bought some. A real 25" tire is way better looking than the 489's.
 

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Yeah nice pics Rotorhead. I did a little riding in some snow too , just before I put her away for winter. Yep 2019Kq750, I think the stockers suck too, already replaced them at 1600km due to a side wall blow out.,
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2006 King Quad 700. 25" Bighorn originals. Highlifter springs. Twin air. Coop 3+. Dalton clutch kit
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Zuuk, how are you liking the HTR's ?. I am running 25" bighorn originals on my 2006 King and love them. Ride is incredible and lots of tread left after 8000km of aggressive driving. On my next purchase of a 19 King I am torn between these 2 tires.
 

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Big7.. love the HTRs . I say it over and over .. night and day difference on the KQ from stock . if you need a durable (8 ply) multi terrain tire that is also smooth riding (radial) this tire is excellent. I like to do long trail/technical/rock riding. the only negative is ,you lose a little offline punch going up to heavier , taller and wider 26” tire vs the stock 25” but you could stick a 25” tire that will negate that effect.
 

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Big7.. love the HTRs . I say it over and over .. night and day difference on the KQ from stock . if you need a durable (8 ply) multi terrain tire that is also smooth riding (radial) this tire is excellent. I like to do long trail/technical/rock riding. the only negative is ,you lose a little offline punch going up to heavier , taller and wider 26” tire vs the stock 25” but you could stick a 25” tire that will negate that effect.
What pressure do you run and what is the measured height?
 

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HTRs are known to have accurate sizing, I found out when I was researching tires, sure enough they measure approx. 26”. Depending on the terrain I’m tackling , I set my psi to between 3 to 5 but generally I like it at 5psi and preload set to 2 from the bottom all the way around. I found that setting perfect for me after many tests.. The tires absorb a lot and flex very little plus I am a somewhat aggressive rider. In comparison I used to have the preload with stock tires set to max (stiffest) and psi set to max OEM recommended (5.1 all around) and it still felt so mushy with harder impacts making it back to me , the rider.. All that disappeared with these HTRs . I put almost 621mi (1000km) on them so far on all kinds of terrain , no regrets.

One last point that may seem trivial to some but not me.. my nice Suzuki OEM aluminum rims took a beating with the stock tires.. but not with these HTRs, much better protection?.
 
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