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Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 01:01 AM
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Posted By Barron
When was the last time you changed your oil? ...

When was the last time you changed your oil? Check your clutch cable adjustment and the arm it attaches to. Make sure they move freely and the arm can return all the way, what I mean is that your...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 12:43 AM
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Posted By Barron
JEEEZ CW! I know you like Honda, but you didn't...

JEEEZ CW! I know you like Honda, but you didn't have to go and get the same Red/Black/White color scheme to prove it! :lol3

I'm glad you're ok though! I still need to buy you a beer or 10!
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 02:20 AM
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Posted By Barron
The more I think about this I have to ask, how...

The more I think about this I have to ask, how long is the ride from where you started your bike, to where you dropped it and back? You may have just left the gas off. :wink: It happens.

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 09:37 PM
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Posted By Barron
Hey man don't go crazy. If you dropped it and it...

Hey man don't go crazy. If you dropped it and it was running fine prior to that, your best indicator of what is not working correctly anymore is going to be visual damage.

After that start...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Barron
I don't know much about the process or even if it...

I don't know much about the process or even if it would be feasible but I wonder how bluing the frame would stand up?

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 09:38 PM
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Posted By Barron
:freaky Thanks man, I appreciate it!

:freaky Thanks man, I appreciate it!
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Barron
Yeah I know, but the only single track or off...

Yeah I know, but the only single track or off road I've seen for months looks like this....

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/37832886.jpg

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 07:08 PM
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Posted By Barron
Well I think my red frame looks pretty good :D ...

Well I think my red frame looks pretty good :D

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab155/Barronvoncharron/mybike_zps9b863d54.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 06:13 PM
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Posted By Barron
I haven't shot any video with mine, but I would...

I haven't shot any video with mine, but I would guess that a decent amount of rubber on the handle bar would be necessary. It worked fine on the mountain bike though!




I agree with the rims,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 06:06 PM
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Posted By Barron
I got mine powder coated about two years ago and...

I got mine powder coated about two years ago and it's holding up great. The oil crud doesn't stick to it and the mud and dirt just wash right off.

Be advised though, whether you get it painted or...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Barron
I use my Iphone 5 for GPS. Hitcase makes a case...

I use my Iphone 5 for GPS. Hitcase makes a case that is waterproof and shock resistant that can slide onto and off of a handlebar mount. They also have a free video recording ap that shows...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Barron
No worries :freaky

No worries :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 05:24 PM
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Posted By Barron
Nah, it's easily able to push that piston. I've...

Nah, it's easily able to push that piston. I've had that starter work with that size piston before with no issues and there are guys with higher compression engines running the OEM starter with no...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 04:58 AM
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Posted By Barron
They sent out an email, the code to use is...

They sent out an email, the code to use is TURKEY14

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 04:51 AM
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Posted By Barron
I wonder if they are going to sell it in Japan...

I wonder if they are going to sell it in Japan :deal
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 11:25 PM
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Sticky: Note to self:
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Posted By Barron
Time

No matter how short you are on time, it is NEVER a good idea to take your bike to a shop to have them do the work if they are not recommended.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Barron
:roflThat definitely would be the easy level,...

:roflThat definitely would be the easy level, there are a lot of sailors that fit that one. The upper levels might be

1. Take over warfare commander duties through email because your voice...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 07:59 PM
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Posted By Barron
So where is the CW head now?

So where is the CW head now?
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 03:43 AM
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Posted By Barron
It happened during a rebuild. It was my fault. ...

It happened during a rebuild. It was my fault. But what I was saying is that lack of oil can cause what you are talking about, I just hope that isn't the case.

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 08:42 PM
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Posted By Barron
Hey man I had something like that happen to me. ...

Hey man I had something like that happen to me. I was riding down the highway then all of a sudden I lost most of the power and it was smoking like cheech and chong. It felt ok at slow speed...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 05:57 AM
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Posted By Barron
Just to be clear, you mean put your foot...

Just to be clear, you mean put your foot completely in front of the shifter and use your heal to lift it? Your shifter forks might be hosed.

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 10:50 AM
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Posted By Barron
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 10:46 AM
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Posted By Barron
:roflRight on. I'd love to be there...

:roflRight on. I'd love to be there but...there's just this one big pond to get over in order to get there, and as much as I love my L I just don't thing she'd make it :deal

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 09:25 AM
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Posted By Barron
:puke1 Coors? I wish I was closer. I'd bring...

:puke1 Coors? I wish I was closer. I'd bring you some home brew beer and some mead to show what you've been missing.:deal:freaky

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 12:44 AM
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Posted By Barron
:lol3 I thought the same thing when I saw that...

:lol3 I thought the same thing when I saw that pic.

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Barron
:D I was just funnin man, you know I love...

:D I was just funnin man, you know I love Marines. They keep us from having to do the dirty work and leave our air conditioning :deal

I know better than most the sacrifices you guys made and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Barron
You can find them online in lotsa places. Like...

You can find them online in lotsa places. Like the other guy said they are for the XR600. You'll need to modify them a bit with a dremel to make them fit but they look great. I got a set and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 09:01 AM
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Posted By Barron
What's wrong with being called a squid? Better...

What's wrong with being called a squid? Better that a jar head :evil

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 09:44 AM
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Posted By Barron
You ordered two to avoid this in the future...

You ordered two to avoid this in the future right? :deal

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 77,492
Views: 8,405,248
Posted By Barron
Maybe you got a hole in the oil hose that goes...

Maybe you got a hole in the oil hose that goes from the frame to the top of the engine. When I first looked at those pics and read your description I would have said it sounded like you had a K&N...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 01:25 AM
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Posted By Barron
It doesn't matter. As many of us know that...

It doesn't matter. As many of us know that awesome red anodized piece you got for your bike will eventually turn pink if it sees the sun. It's not a matter of if, but when. I've sprayed some of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 77,492
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Posted By Barron
The bike looks good and I can see some of the...

The bike looks good and I can see some of the mods, but do you have a list of what you spent the $2.5K on? For the skid plate you could just rattle can a bunch of coats of rustoleum black onto it. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 04:20 AM
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Posted By Barron
I think a multimeter will be your best bet here. ...

I think a multimeter will be your best bet here. I don't have a wiring diagram in front of me but like it was suggested earlier, unplug the blinker and see what you get, then compare it to the other...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 08:00 AM
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Posted By Barron
Gas maybe, but I'm in the Navy and tend to spend...

Gas maybe, but I'm in the Navy and tend to spend most of my time at sea level :deal

There is a slight change in elevation here as opposed to Norfolk, maybe 600-700 feet by the time I get to my...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 06:13 AM
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Posted By Barron
Hell yeah, that stuff rocks! You wouldn't think...

Hell yeah, that stuff rocks! You wouldn't think I would have to order it from the states to Japan to get it though.... :huh

Good thing I got 5 tubes before I left:D

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 02:38 AM
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Posted By Barron
Vector, I'll say upfront I don't know squat about...

Vector, I'll say upfront I don't know squat about the carb you're running but I had a VERY similar problem with my bike.

When I shipped my bike from the states it was running great, no issues. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 06:50 AM
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Posted By Barron
You can DEFINITELY learn to ride on a 650L. It's...

You can DEFINITELY learn to ride on a 650L. It's my first bike and when you want more power there is a lot you can do. I STRONGLY recommend taking the MSF basic rider course on one of their bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 77,492
Views: 8,405,248
Posted By Barron
When I saw that race light I had to have it. I...

When I saw that race light I had to have it. I was tired of trying to see at night with the stock light but then I read that there was no hi/lo option... then I ran across a thread started by an...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 07:49 PM
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Views: 8,405,248
Posted By Barron
I got surprised like that when I lived in San...

I got surprised like that when I lived in San Diego. I ordered headers, exhaust and a hood for my Blazer on Monday and it was blocking the door to my apartment when I got home from work on Tuesday. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 06:20 AM
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Views: 8,405,248
Posted By Barron
If you know how to solder, have the tools to do...

If you know how to solder, have the tools to do it and a small blade screwdriver you can fix it pretty easy. Just pop out the pins with the small screwdriver, cut the bad wire off, slide heat shrink...
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