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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-25-2015, 11:09 AM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Perhaps it has something to do with this? Wow,...

Perhaps it has something to do with this? Wow, stopped from riding on your own farm? WTF?
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 09:39 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Page 154 of this thread.

Page 154 of this thread.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 02:43 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
The removal of the system is discussed just 2...

The removal of the system is discussed just 2 pages back on page 167. Most folks say the bike idles and comes off idle more smoothly with the system removed.

It appears yes, it's air induction,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,539
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Posted By HeadPoseur
You'll swear it's made from solid lead if you...

You'll swear it's made from solid lead if you hold it in your hands! That sucker aint light... If you are thinking of an upgrade, an easy way to save weight and fix your ergos at the same time if you...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 03:48 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Boats.net is another option, for the plate or any...

Boats.net is another option, for the plate or any other parts 'ya need. The plate installs like a factory piece should, and no leaks. Every Raptor 250 has one...

Silicone caps on the airbox and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 07:56 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Nice job on the tail light and turn signal mod!...

Nice job on the tail light and turn signal mod! Both 'yer bikes look great!
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 07:54 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
You can order the block off plate and gasket for...

You can order the block off plate and gasket for a Raptor 250 (since XT and Raptor 250 engines are almost identical) then source some silicone caps for the airbox and manifold.
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 06:07 AM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=95...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=956677
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 05:46 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
You're kinda right, but not exactly. The engines...

You're kinda right, but not exactly. The engines are nearly the same and share a ton of parts and some they do not share can be interchanged.

Sure you could not bolt a Raptor engine into an XT...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 06:19 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
I recently added an MRA "Speedscreen" windshield...

I recently added an MRA "Speedscreen" windshield and Moose Racing Expedition top case to the XT. The wind blast at speed and lack of extra cargo capacity was getting a little old.
The windshield...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 04:18 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
I have been contacting Clake Racing, IMS and...

I have been contacting Clake Racing, IMS and Acerbis a couple of times per year to let them know I will buy an O/S gas tank if they will make one. Perhaps if we all forward them a similar request...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 05:15 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Here ya go... Another option is to pick up...

Here ya go...

Another option is to pick up the block off plate (4D3-1112F-00-00) and gasket (5XT-14815-00-00) from a Raptor 250 and ditch the recirc system altogether. Saves 10 oz. of weight. To...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 05:12 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
The mods and jetting have been going on in...

The mods and jetting have been going on in stages. I think I have had the carb in and out 4 or 5 times now. I have used the engine's performance as an indicator of an overly rich or lean condition, I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 04:27 PM
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Views: 425,584
Posted By HeadPoseur
Been away from the "internet machine" for a...

Been away from the "internet machine" for a while, sorry for the delay...

But, no headshake or wobble on my XT, at any speed. I could ride no hands at full speed if I felt the need.

I did not...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 06:43 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
I did a 60 mile ride on some really tough trails...

I did a 60 mile ride on some really tough trails the other day, including a 100' tunnel under the roadway in a 48" tall culvert! Glad I'm not claustrophobic.

Anyhow, the recent addition of the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 06:16 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
CloudSplitter, another option is to pick up the...

CloudSplitter, another option is to pick up the block off plate (4D3-1112F-00-00) and gasket (5XT-14815-00-00) from a Raptor 250 and ditch the recirc system altogether. Saves 10 oz. of weight. To do...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,539
Views: 425,584
Posted By HeadPoseur
Finally got the carbon fiber heatshield for the...

Finally got the carbon fiber heatshield for the titanium Rikizoh header. Certainly lighter than the 2 seperate stock heatshields it replaces.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 07:07 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
The reason I suggested to just send all your gear...

The reason I suggested to just send all your gear to Cogent is that I did it the hard way;

First I took out the rear shock and tried to adjust the preload/sag, had the shock out 3 times before I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 09:41 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Here it is... Planning on...

Here it is...




Planning on sourcing the carbon fiber header heatshield for the titanium header and the DNA air filter and DNA airbox lid soon.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 09:41 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Check out my post from page 122 of this thread. ...

Check out my post from page 122 of this thread.

Either check out all of my posts from this site and the XT225/250 site or just call Rick from Cogent Dynamics, send him your forks and shock and he...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 02:37 PM
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Views: 425,584
Posted By HeadPoseur
Another option is to call Rick from Cogent...

Another option is to call Rick from Cogent Dynamics. http://www.motocd.com/mc/ Tell him what you have (XT 250) and what you need from it (wife to feel less vertically challenged). They are a small...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 04:19 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Yeah, I was concerned too, but it seemed it was...

Yeah, I was concerned too, but it seemed it was easy to create a customer account online and make payment. I ordered my titanium header as well as some other stuff to get the free freight.

They...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 06:52 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
That's actually a Yamaha rack. It is narrow and...

That's actually a Yamaha rack. It is narrow and with the flush turn signals, the grab bars act as protectors for the signals. I got mine from Webike Japan. Took almost 2 months to show up. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 07:35 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
I was wondering how the remapping went. More...

I was wondering how the remapping went. More power is good for you, but less mpg, not so much. Looks like you do some long rides in the middle of, um, nowhere from what I can see in your pics. You...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 04:26 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
I had planned on installing Race Tech Emulators...

I had planned on installing Race Tech Emulators in the forks, but Rick from Cogent Dynamics convinced me to be a test mule for the Cogent DDC or drop in damper cartridge he has been installing in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 04:00 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
This happened a while ago, but I keep this stem...

This happened a while ago, but I keep this stem as a momento.
Here's what my $100 handlebar stem from my 35lb downhill dual suspension mountain bike looked like BEFORE a trip to the bike shop....
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 04:06 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Gotta give you props for the mega mileage! Glad...

Gotta give you props for the mega mileage! Glad the bike is fixed w/ no damage. Ride on.
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 04:04 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
And here is the other end of the spectrum. Not...

And here is the other end of the spectrum. Not enough torque = leak.

Instead of trusting the specified torque value, gut feeling = leak.

Do a search for torque wrench and crash or death and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 03:36 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Just tryin to figure out what the aversion to...

Just tryin to figure out what the aversion to torque wrenches is?

No one has suggested that the technician at the dealer stripped the bolt while properly using a quality torque wrench, did they?...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,539
Views: 425,584
Posted By HeadPoseur
Sweet deal! Nice garage! I think I know how...

Sweet deal!

Nice garage! I think I know how many motorcycles you need...just one more! Just one more...just one more. :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2,539
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Posted By HeadPoseur
You say a trip to your Yamaha dealer precluded...

You say a trip to your Yamaha dealer precluded this? So sorry.

When you removed the bolts, did they feel as if they were cross-threaded into your engine case? If not, are you willing to try...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2,539
Views: 425,584
Posted By HeadPoseur
Same thing happened to me with my stainless IMS...

Same thing happened to me with my stainless IMS pegs! Website says they fit XT 250...hole is too small. I took 'em to my local machine shop and paid $10 to have them drilled. I knew my bits would...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2,539
Views: 425,584
Posted By HeadPoseur
Dave, Not sure if mentioned previously...

Dave,

Not sure if mentioned previously anything about the Pivot Pegs? They look pretty sweet. I did not know they made a version for the XT. How do you like them? Is there anything you were not...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,539
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Posted By HeadPoseur
How about an altimeter? I could tell you how high...

How about an altimeter? I could tell you how high you are.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2,539
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Sawatch, awesome pics! I can smell that sagebrush...

Sawatch, awesome pics! I can smell that sagebrush from here man. Love 2 fingers rocks!

We still have a good amount of snow in Maine, go figure.

I have done a TON of mods to my XT ovah the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2,539
Views: 425,584
Posted By HeadPoseur
My applogies, John, just trying to help out...

My applogies, John, just trying to help out Tapdiggy. Sawatch and Ron 150 feel the 16 countershaft sprocket makes the XT 250 Dual Sport bike underpowered in headwinds and uphills. That 15/42 combo...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2,539
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Posted By HeadPoseur
The stock 15 countershaft with your 42 rear...

The stock 15 countershaft with your 42 rear sprocket is even higher gearing than the 16 tooth countershaft with a stock 48 tooth rear (which apparently doesn't work so good according to those that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,539
Views: 425,584
Posted By HeadPoseur
I think the float height on your 82 is 26mm + or...

I think the float height on your 82 is 26mm + or - 1mm. You are measuring the height with the carb upside down, correct?

Also check Thumpertalk or Xt225 forum, both have more info on 80's 250's...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2,539
Views: 425,584
Posted By HeadPoseur
I think a "taco" would be a good addition to the...

I think a "taco" would be a good addition to the XT. If I found one on my bike, I'd eat it....I like Mexi food:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2,539
Views: 425,584
Posted By HeadPoseur
I'm still workin on my carb issues, but pretty...

I'm still workin on my carb issues, but pretty sure I figured what the issue was. I failed to properly align the suction piston spring when I put the carb back together. Oops. We'll see if that was...
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