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Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 77,691
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Posted By XRsteve
Where is this place? It sounds like an...

Where is this place? It sounds like an interesting ride. I'm about an hour north of Corvallis.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,989
Posted By XRsteve
I think any of the bikes listed by the OP would...

I think any of the bikes listed by the OP would be a lot of fun to ride in the woods. It's sometimes more fun to ride to a slow bike fast than to ride a fast bike slow. Not having the newest, best...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,585
Posted By XRsteve
XR50 XR200 XR250 (3) XR400 XR650L I...

XR50
XR200
XR250 (3)
XR400
XR650L

I still have 4 of them.
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,397
Posted By XRsteve
XR400's are not difficult to start. You just have...

XR400's are not difficult to start. You just have to kick it hard. I have no problem with mine, even with a bad knee. If you're looking for a dualsport though, make sure that whatever you buy is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 77,691
Views: 8,454,317
Posted By XRsteve
Where is that unfinished nuclear plant? It looks...

Where is that unfinished nuclear plant? It looks like an interesting place to visit.
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 77,691
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Posted By XRsteve
I am in need of some quick advice. Should I get a...

I am in need of some quick advice. Should I get a michelin T63 rear in 120 or 130? Will the 130 fit without rubbng the chain?
I tried a search, but couldn't sort through it to find exactly what I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,513
Posted By XRsteve
I haven't seen a T63 in person, but from all the...

I haven't seen a T63 in person, but from all the pics I've seen the tread doesn't look very deep on a new tire. Does anybody have an actual tread depth measurement (for a new tire)?
I haven't heard...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 77,691
Views: 8,454,317
Posted By XRsteve
I've looked at the wiring diagram for the L, and...

I've looked at the wiring diagram for the L, and it looks to me like the stator charges the battery/powers the electrical system. The ignition is powered by that 12v, not a dedicated winding(s) on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By XRsteve
That's a great link. I wish there was something...

That's a great link. I wish there was something like this for all bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 126,433
Posted By XRsteve
I would say much it fun, reliable, and...

I would say much it fun, reliable, and affordable. As long as it wasn't too much more than a gas KLR it would probably sell. Especially with upgraded suspension.
I think it would be better to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,575
Posted By XRsteve
Why are we not doing this for the transalp? It...

Why are we not doing this for the transalp? It looks to be a great bike for adventure riding. I do believe Canada already gets them.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,774
Posted By XRsteve
That's pretty normal for an XR. It's called the...

That's pretty normal for an XR. It's called the "XR kill switch".
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 77,691
Views: 8,454,317
Posted By XRsteve
I had a starting problem on my L last year and...

I had a starting problem on my L last year and found it was the pulse generator. It's also probably the easiest thing to check. You can check the resistance of it at the connector that runs along...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 77,691
Views: 8,454,317
Posted By XRsteve
I did the same thing with the same result. ...

I did the same thing with the same result. Cleaning was a temporary fix.
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 77,691
Views: 8,454,317
Posted By XRsteve
Are you talking about the Emig clamp for the USD...

Are you talking about the Emig clamp for the USD forks? I called them when I first saw it was going into production, but they didn't have much info at the time. I'm interested in getting one,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,116
Posted By XRsteve
I've never owned one, but replaced the kick...

I've never owned one, but replaced the kick starter shaft on my buddy's. I think it had an updated design. The one I replaced had a collar that slipped on the shaft and the new one was one solid...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 77,691
Views: 8,454,317
Posted By XRsteve
That's a lot of miles for an 08 bike. I'm...

That's a lot of miles for an 08 bike. I'm guessing around here you might be able to get $2800 for it, maybe a little more. Right now isn't the best time to sell.
I tried to sell my 99 a couple of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,443
Posted By XRsteve
Nice bike. Looking at it makes me wish i had a...

Nice bike. Looking at it makes me wish i had a smaller dualsport.
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 77,691
Views: 8,454,317
Posted By XRsteve
I was looking at motostrano.com today and saw...

I was looking at motostrano.com today and saw something I hadn't noticed before. Anybody try one of these?
http://www.motostrano.com/ebcsuovdico.html
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 77,691
Views: 8,454,317
Posted By XRsteve
That centerstand looks good. I bet they'd sell...

That centerstand looks good. I bet they'd sell like hotcakes on ebay.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 870
Posted By XRsteve
Go for it! Lots of people take their XR650L all...

Go for it! Lots of people take their XR650L all over and the 600 really isnt different from a reliability standpoint. Maybe better, because you don't need a battery to start the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,340
Posted By XRsteve
The L brakes aren't bad. Sure, they aren't the...

The L brakes aren't bad. Sure, they aren't the greatest, but Honda uses good quality brake components and the L's brakes are more than adequate for its intended purpose.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 17,960
Posted By XRsteve
I agree with the break-in not being as critical...

I agree with the break-in not being as critical some people think. All you really have to do is take it easy for a few hundred miles. I really doubt the OP caused the bike to burn oil. If the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 77,691
Views: 8,454,317
Posted By XRsteve
It isn't good that this whole thing happened on...

It isn't good that this whole thing happened on such a new bike or that Honda won't do more. But realistically, if the top end seized most likely bottom end is fine. A great many XRs have had the...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By XRsteve
I've been a professional auto tech for over 15...

I've been a professional auto tech for over 15 years and couldn't fill up the box pictured above. I have a triple bank Snap On (bottom only) that is 6 feet wide and it holds everything I need. And...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By XRsteve
I had a pulse generator go bad in mine. It was...

I had a pulse generator go bad in mine. It was easy to diagnose once it failed. I measured resistance of the sensor at the connector running up the side of downtube/oil reservoir. When I had no...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 77,691
Views: 8,454,317
Posted By XRsteve
What size is this tire? And how much clearance...

What size is this tire? And how much clearance does it have? It looks like the knobs aren't quite as tall as the D606, but I can't really tell from this.
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 77,691
Views: 8,454,317
Posted By XRsteve
I've never loosened the triples either, and have...

I've never loosened the triples either, and have done this many times on many different bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,315
Posted By XRsteve
That is so true. The trips I remember the most...

That is so true. The trips I remember the most were the ones with the least preparations.
My only recommendations: Seat pad and windshield. If you don't have them, you'll be wishing you did...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By XRsteve
Compact batteries for dualsports

I'm looking for a battery that has enough power to keep an HID headlamp running for when the bike stalls. It doesn't need to start the bike or power anything else. The bike already has a upgraded...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 77,691
Views: 8,454,317
Posted By XRsteve
I average about 40 mpg with mostly city miles. I...

I average about 40 mpg with mostly city miles. I have 14/48 gearing and it's rejetted.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 77,691
Views: 8,454,317
Posted By XRsteve
It sounds like you may have set them a little...

It sounds like you may have set them a little loose. I'd check them again.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,544
Posted By XRsteve
I'm just going to point out that the reason DRs...

I'm just going to point out that the reason DRs use a oil cooler is because they are a wet sump engine. The XR keeps most of the oil in the frame, which does help keep it cooler.
The best way to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 77,691
Views: 8,454,317
Posted By XRsteve
I'm not sure, but that looks like a first...

I'm not sure, but that looks like a first generation Supertrapp IDS. (Painted black)
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,290
Posted By XRsteve
I've been running a 6006 on the rear of my XRL...

I've been running a 6006 on the rear of my XRL for about a year. I wouldn't say it handles much better than a Dunlop D606 on the street. They seem to make about the same noise too. I was thinking...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,273
Posted By XRsteve
It sounds like a problem that on newer tanks....

It sounds like a problem that on newer tanks. LIke somebody mentioned, IMS probably got a different supplier for caps. My IMS tank is many years old and holding up well. I did replace the cap...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,130
Posted By XRsteve
XR400s are easy to start. I never find TDC on...

XR400s are easy to start. I never find TDC on mine, I just kick hard. The hard kick is the key. It fires in 1 or 2 kicks.
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,442
Posted By XRsteve
I use cycras too. I like them. I didn't have to...

I use cycras too. I like them. I didn't have to trim the levers at all.
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2,268
Views: 371,314
Posted By XRsteve
If your frame is "shasta white" rustoleum white...

If your frame is "shasta white" rustoleum white is a pretty good match. I've used it on 1990-1999 bike and you can't see the difference.
And yeah, there's many times when I've ridden a XR250 and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 77,691
Views: 8,454,317
Posted By XRsteve
I'd use double sided tape. I figure I'll make...

I'd use double sided tape. I figure I'll make one someday, and in the meantime ziptie a piece of hose around the shifter to act as a cushion.
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