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Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,993
Posted By Cykel
C'mon SoG, I'm shopping for a rally tire. Need...

C'mon SoG, I'm shopping for a rally tire. Need the scoop! You can wear out the Tourance later.
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
Shrouds are totally aftermarket so you can ditch...

Shrouds are totally aftermarket so you can ditch them all together (oem is just the tank).

I have the same question regarding compatibility of the seat with larger tanks. Hopefully someone can...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
You've got the ALoop Tank/Seat kit, which is a...

You've got the ALoop Tank/Seat kit, which is a full aftermarket set (not just decals/covers). The tank is 2 gal which is smaller than stock.

I've got the same kit on mine. It's nice ergonomically...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
Nice, thanks. You opened up the exhaust a well I...

Nice, thanks. You opened up the exhaust a well I imagine?
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
Nice. Where ya headed and are you doing a ride...

Nice. Where ya headed and are you doing a ride report?

My father works in Malaysia. We did Thailand/Cambodia last year when we visited and I was really wishing I had a bike to travel around on.
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
Looks like a blast. The XR is just about perfect...

Looks like a blast. The XR is just about perfect for Cambodia I imagine.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 59,341
Posted By Cykel
It's usually hidden at the bottom of the "order...

It's usually hidden at the bottom of the "order shipped" email. Certainly easy to miss, just FYI.
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
Thanks...good info on the cage. I am only using...

Thanks...good info on the cage. I am only using the OEM cage, filter is a TwinAir. Just curious how restrictive the OEM cage mesh is compared to UNI I suppose.

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Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
Awesome. Always wanted to ride in the snow....

Awesome. Always wanted to ride in the snow. Someday.



No strange behavior running so I'm calling it good. New jets seem a tad rich though, which I expected.

Anyone know how the TwinAir...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
I've only removed the bowl. I just took...

I've only removed the bowl.

I just took everything off again, separated the jet from the carrier, and installed carrier alone. Threads in easy, but stops just like the photo before. Needle moves...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
Thanks guys. I'll pull and reinstall this...

Thanks guys. I'll pull and reinstall this morning and pay closer attention.

What do you mean raise the needle? With throttle? I just carefully passed the jet carrier around it.

FWIW the bowl...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
I have another question for the XR400 hall of...

I have another question for the XR400 hall of wisdom.

Removed my snorkel and pleased at how easy re-jetting is. Question: How tight do you guys tighten the jets? Mine is pretty snug but the jet...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
Thanks! Looks good. I'll go ahead and pull the...

Thanks! Looks good. I'll go ahead and pull the trigger...will be much better than a hacked job.
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
Anyone run the Polisport Halo light? My plan for...

Anyone run the Polisport Halo light? My plan for the DS had been to modify the stock housing to run H4 lights but I've discovered that there's not really enough room without a lot of grinding of the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
That's a good clue! Thanks! Sent from my...

That's a good clue! Thanks!

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
OK, seriously dumb question time: The spark...

OK, seriously dumb question time:

The spark plug. I've never had a vehicle using plugs with the screw-type connection on top, and I notice that with the plug out of the bike I can screw it into...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
Alright here's a shot: ...

Alright here's a shot:

http://cjk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XR400R/i-bS3v2vR/1/L/2014-01-23_20-59-17_266-L.jpg

I just put a nut between the bracket and subframe mount for now.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
:rofl alright. Hard to resist trying to prevent...

:rofl alright. Hard to resist trying to prevent it from happening though.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
Thanks for that! Looks different, though...mine...

Thanks for that! Looks different, though...mine doesn't have the strap around the muffer - just a welded on bracket. I can tell it's been messed with before.

I think what would be most helpful is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
Nice. Anyone up for posting a close-up of...

Nice.

Anyone up for posting a close-up of their OEM exhaust mounting bracket above the rear wheel? I think I tweaked mine, or it was tweaked when I got it...got some rubbing from the tire and it's...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
You're on a roll...any other good XR resources...

You're on a roll...any other good XR resources while we're at it? :D
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
Speaking of...what's the general wisdom on...

Speaking of...what's the general wisdom on monitoring the cam chain / tensioner? My new ride is a well ridden '02 so trying to get on top of everything to make sure all's well.

Any signs of issue...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
lol yeah I know what you mean. Stewart's tip is...

lol yeah I know what you mean. Stewart's tip is good...I'll have to remember it.

I think you're right about the transmission...don't know why the bike would die unless it locked up.

Don't know...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
Is it a lot of effort to reassemble for a...

Is it a lot of effort to reassemble for a leak/compression test? How did you make the determination that it had no compression? Did you kick it over and check compression on a gauge, or just by feel?...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
One would think you'd notice rough running or...

One would think you'd notice rough running or pinging, or maybe feel that it was hotter than it should be. The only time I've had a bike running too lean on me, it would backfire on decel and ping a...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-17-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20,229
Views: 1,078,787
Posted By Cykel
Oh right. Sorry.

Oh right. Sorry.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-17-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20,229
Views: 1,078,787
Posted By Cykel
Alright alright I'll stop trying and let you have...

Alright alright I'll stop trying and let you have your crisis :rofl

But, you know, maybe go ride on it and see :hide
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-17-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20,229
Views: 1,078,787
Posted By Cykel
Put it on and go for a ride. :deal Mine is...

Put it on and go for a ride. :deal

Mine is pretty new and quite nice.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-17-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20,229
Views: 1,078,787
Posted By Cykel
The blocks widen as they wear down. I think...

The blocks widen as they wear down.

I think it's all in your head. :D
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
I'd be extremely hesitant to do this without...

I'd be extremely hesitant to do this without knowing what the issue was. Unfortunately I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to real motor work so probably can't help much.

I'd +1 checking the clutch....
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
Nice. Just what I was after, thanks much!

Nice. Just what I was after, thanks much!
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
Thanks :) Does anyone know what style...

Thanks :)

Does anyone know what style connector to get to mate up to the stock wiring harness up front (headlight / kill switch)? Having trouble finding any information on it. The bike has the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-14-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 207,778
Posted By Cykel
Looks like we're out. Can't get people to commit;...

Looks like we're out. Can't get people to commit; maybe next year. Sorry for the late notice...was hoping it'd come together better.

I'll need to be removed from Jimmy Lewis' class as well. :(
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Cykel
Joined the ranks this weekend... :evil ...

Joined the ranks this weekend... :evil

http://cjk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XR400R/i-z9Chk49/0/L/2014-01-11_14-49-52_796-L.jpg

What a blast to ride! Time to spend way too much time on yet another...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-11-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 26,070
Posted By Cykel
I'm out tomorrow too. Going to ride some pavement...

I'm out tomorrow too. Going to ride some pavement with my pops. Last chance he'll get to ride for a few months.

Next round.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-08-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 26,070
Posted By Cykel
Not doubting...just still need to experience it. ...

Not doubting...just still need to experience it.

I've already determined it's way better on asphalt than that Shinko. I had forgotten how strange the handling was on that thing.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-08-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 26,070
Posted By Cykel
I might be in for Sunday. Might have a family...

I might be in for Sunday. Might have a family gathering so call me tentative.

Would be nice to try out the TKC front tire...see what all this fanboy stuff is about.
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 59,341
Posted By Cykel
People will simply have varying perceptions based...

People will simply have varying perceptions based on your join date and post count.

This thread is a community benefit and is currently a bit haphazard. Unfortunately that means people will...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 59,341
Posted By Cykel
Unfortunately the thread does show up with a...

Unfortunately the thread does show up with a quick Google search.

But hey, maybe it'll draw some good new members in.
Forum: Beasts 12-31-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9,035
Views: 1,887,256
Posted By Cykel
I'll be interested in your observations when you...

I'll be interested in your observations when you get some miles on them. I believe someone put the two (Shinko and Full Bore) side by side and said they are exactly the same pattern.

I really like...
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