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Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 01:30 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
The right springs make a world of difference,...

The right springs make a world of difference, don't they?

If you tackle the damping issues, you will be equally amazed. Cogent Dynamics Drop in Damper cartridges in the fork and a Race Tech Gold...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 01:22 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Nice stable ya got goin there! Like I tell...

Nice stable ya got goin there!

Like I tell my wife all the time..."you know how many bikes you need?...just one more..." :evil

Pretty cool how much fun you can have with a gallon of gas.
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 05:40 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Thanks for all of the great information so far. I...

Thanks for all of the great information so far. I plan on doing the maintenance on the swingarm, steering head and wheel bearings this winter. Great info on the bearing upgrade.

I also wanted to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 05:00 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
+1 Good call on the shifter assembly, will...

+1

Good call on the shifter assembly, will order one. I carry a clutch lever too JIC.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 06:13 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Zeta makes a sweet looking top clamp kit for 1...

Zeta makes a sweet looking top clamp kit for 1 1/8 handlebars. It is $230 and allows adjustment fore and aft as well. I think Wheeling Cycle has them. The picture does not show a mount for the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 03:55 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
I have not seen any aftermarket levers. ...

I have not seen any aftermarket levers.

Have you considered Pivot Pegz? Do you think that might help your situation?
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 01:52 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
The carbon shield is a Delta part. I think I got...

The carbon shield is a Delta part. I think I got it from Wheeling Cycle Supply, and it is specific for the Delta exhaust.

I don't know of a generic one that fits where the carbon one goes.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-14-2015, 01:43 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
The inspection sticker I got for both my rides is...

The inspection sticker I got for both my rides is a sticker smaller than a postage stamp that goes on the license plate. I can't even read the expiration date without my glasses on it is so damn...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 08:24 AM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
How do you like the 200 Lb weight difference?...

How do you like the 200 Lb weight difference? Pretty nice, isn't it?

There was no getting the V Strom in the back of that pickup I bet...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 12:45 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
I can speak on the Cycra Pro Bends. The levers...

I can speak on the Cycra Pro Bends. The levers are a close fit inside the guards, but they do fit. The clearance on the brake reservoir is not very good, so it is best to pick up the additional...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 12:40 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
...that's exactly how I know about the little...

...that's exactly how I know about the little spring too...:rofl

Also referred to as an " Oh sh&t spring"

I ordered 3 when I replaced the missing one. I am that confident I will launch it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 06:21 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Those jets look they will fit from the looks of...

Those jets look they will fit from the looks of them.

I remove the bolts holding the airbox in place allowing the box to slide back like 1/2" or so. It's still a knuckle scraper getting the carb...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-02-2015, 12:32 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Figured I had better get to breaking in the new...

Figured I had better get to breaking in the new ride before winter sets in again.

http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u426/cantremember1/IMG_3507_zpsnq0jtwkw.jpg
Got the Denali Soundbomb...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 11:02 AM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
I never knew so many XT owners had big brother...

I never knew so many XT owners had big brother bikes. I also looked at the NC700, the Tiger and the V Strom 650. Anyone have a Versys as a big brother bike?

Your NC700 looks wicked good with the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 10:51 AM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Bike looks good, nice job with the high fender...

Bike looks good, nice job with the high fender mod.

Tell us about the longer suspension link. Did you make this yourself? How's the ride before and after?
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 04:13 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
I measured the #34 stock pilot that came out of...

I measured the #34 stock pilot that came out of my carb and it matches the dimensions they list on the JetsRus website. The head of the stock jet tapers whereas the one they show on the website does...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 04:11 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
If you go for the 2013, maybe ask the dealer to...

If you go for the 2013, maybe ask the dealer to change the oil for you before delivery (or do it yourself to be sure). My clutch blew after my first ride, I always wonder if it was because the oil...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 03:52 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
There's some basic tuning advice on the jets r us...

There's some basic tuning advice on the jets r us site.
http://www.jetsrus.com/FAQs/FAQ_rejetting_101_how_to_rejet.htm

You could test for an overly rich main jet by running the bike briefly...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 02:56 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
I wish I had known they pieced together custom...

I wish I had known they pieced together custom jet kits. It took me forever to figure out what to try for a pilot jet. And then I sourced shims separately and purchased mains one at a time.

I have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 08:49 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Nice Pic! I've ridden a bicycle over that...

Nice Pic!

I've ridden a bicycle over that bridge a couple of times in the 5 borough bike tour. Even did it once on a tandem in 40mph wind. It's pretty hairy looking down through the steel road...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 06:25 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
I checked the 6sigma website. They don't list a...

I checked the 6sigma website. They don't list a regular XT 250 under their list of jet kits. How did you determine the kit would fit your bike? I remember searching for one of their kits before but...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 06:20 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
The mixture screw on the XT only effects the idle...

The mixture screw on the XT only effects the idle circuit. So it ONLY effects how the bike starts and idles.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 05:54 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
The pilot jet has no effect at 50MPH. Unless your...

The pilot jet has no effect at 50MPH. Unless your bike idles at 50MPH in gear...

The needle height effects more midrange and transition from idle. Again, probably not causing any issues at...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 05:48 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Only every 10 minutes? Sounds like it's probably...

Only every 10 minutes? Sounds like it's probably not jetting related. Just for kicks, take out your K&N, pop in the stock filter and take your bike for a ride. Look at the difference in the opening...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 05:40 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
I am thinking the Y is the non-California model...

I am thinking the Y is the non-California model and the YC is the Cali model. Did your bike come from the east coast?

The 2009 manual I have works for the X (non Cali) and XC (Cali) models from...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 03:36 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
The holes are already there on the fork, you just...

The holes are already there on the fork, you just need to drill the fender. The one I used is actually an Acerbis. You gotta be careful figuring out where to drill the holes, cause the clearance with...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 03:46 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
I bet that tire rips it up in the dirt. ...

I bet that tire rips it up in the dirt.

Option B would be an aftermarket MX fender like an Acerbis, or a Yamaha MX fender can work. I personally wouldn't mess with fabricating brackets that...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-12-2015, 02:25 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Thick skin...check. Matches my head... ...

Thick skin...check. Matches my head...

Greasy is a fair description. Actual grease may have more traction...

The POS was the result of a colder than average winter and a Friday trip to Street...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-11-2015, 05:25 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
So I am crazy AND a bastard? I resemble that...

So I am crazy AND a bastard? I resemble that comment very much.

Hey kids. I am usually over on the "where are your xt 250's" thread, but I am in Maine and have lurked your pow wow now and then....
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 04:34 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Got the mighty XT out for the first ride...

Got the mighty XT out for the first ride yesterday. We've been pounded with snow this year, and wicked cold temps, it was the first day above freezing in months....
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 04:14 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
That's a no on the aftermarket tanks. Many owners...

That's a no on the aftermarket tanks. Many owners have fitted Rotopax containers in some way or another to their rear racks. I have been sending 2 e-mails per year to Clark Mfg., Acerbis and IMS to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 08:35 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Nice rack! The bike looks like it's in...

Nice rack!

The bike looks like it's in sweet condition as well.
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 08:33 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Did you do the K&N and the Dynojet at the same...

Did you do the K&N and the Dynojet at the same time?

Meaning, did you have an opportunity to run the bike with just the K&N before you remapped it?

Thanks, HP
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 04:43 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
It's been a while, but... Looking at the...

It's been a while, but...
Looking at the battery on the right side of the bike with the sidecover off, you will see wires going into a box to the right of the battery. To the right of that and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 12:50 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
I am happy with the Delta, but I did order the...

I am happy with the Delta, but I did order the optional extra quiet tip. With the quiet tip and the DNA airbox cover, my ears are ringing really bad after a ride without earplugs. Don't know if it's...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 10:43 AM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Hi, check out pages 155 and 157 of this thread,...

Hi, check out pages 155 and 157 of this thread, should be helpful.

You might want to buy some earplugs...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-25-2015, 10:09 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, 08:39 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Page 154 of this thread.

Page 154 of this thread.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 01:43 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, 12:47 PM
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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...
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