I need to get the passenger seat hinge out (or at least accessible) so that I can replace the broken part.
I pulled out the 2 obvious bolts holding the small plastic part behind the passenger seat, and couldn't get it off.
Suggestions, or an alternative means of access?
you might look into Ranger Point Precision fork upgrade for the NC the Ranger Precision stuff too. It's more expensive but, for street use, I like the idea of extra suspension travel.
Around here I see more racers running Penske than Ohlins, but both are good.
36 is VERY small for a rear sprocket: the smallest I've seen stock on any bike is 38.
Here in the US, stock gearing for a normal transmission is 16/43 and for DCT 16/39. I'm seeing that the later DCTs were 17/39.
I thought I'd read of people changing the gearing on DCTs without a problem...
When people say they think jeans do anything, I remind them of playing on a playground in elementary school. I imagine that everyone fell down and skinned their knee through their jeans at least once. And that was with much less weight on it, at awfully low speed.
I doubt most people have a vise big enough to reasonably use as a bead breaker - especially on something like the 130/80 I was removing.
I bet that vise weighs as least as much as the Coats 205 tire machine I had.
Tacoma, if the humidity there is reasonable I'd highly recommend a mister to help cool you down
I swapped the front tire and flushed the brake on mine. Since I sold my tire machine I had to get creative as far as bead breaker goes. I wonder how many people use a vise as one.