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Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 03:02 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
[QUOTE=tft;24650742]my roommate and i decided to...

[QUOTE=tft;24650742]my roommate and i decided to get into dual sport/adventure riding and both settled on the 650ls.

mines an 08 with the typical mods; daves, uni filter, q4 exhaust, unknown jet...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 02:55 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
It is a beauty and I think he did well on the...

It is a beauty and I think he did well on the price. Wattner's got one that is insane and Syckelmotor is working on one too.

Mike W's is here, post #588. He's got a few uber Ls.
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Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 10:35 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
pngaudioguy, looks good. Hope he likes beer! If...

pngaudioguy, looks good. Hope he likes beer! If not, he might not be yours.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 10:53 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I have a friend who has an R, he's not a tall...

I have a friend who has an R, he's not a tall guy, but going through his routine with the kickstand down, he gets it started in a kick or two every time. I like the button if I don't add oil to the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 08:54 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
Thanks for the clarification:deal Did you do...

Thanks for the clarification:deal Did you do anything special to button up the hot start or TPS sensor?
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 09:47 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
A smoker 500 (I've had a KX500) still has a far...

A smoker 500 (I've had a KX500) still has a far lower compression ratio than your bike and is easier to kick. Granted it comes up on compression more often, but it's still less. A big bore four...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 09:40 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Thank you sir. I'm guessing you didn't do...

Thank you sir. I'm guessing you didn't do anything with the FCR's choke? Do you even start with the choke or just give a few squirts? Why is it this carb needs a hot start even? My other carbs...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 03:53 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Thumpin' or Beech' can you tell what I'm supposed...

Thumpin' or Beech' can you tell what I'm supposed to with the FCR choke and hot start again?
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 03:00 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
That's what I figured. Has anybody successfully...

That's what I figured. Has anybody successfully mated a n XRs Only header to an FMF Q4 or some other reasonable quiet exhaust? I could go a little louder, but don't want obnoxious bark.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 02:07 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
If anybody has a White Brothers header I would be...

If anybody has a White Brothers header I would be interested in it. My FMF system isn't letting the CW750 breath enough I don't think. My friend bought a bike used that came with the White Brothers...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 12:55 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
+1

What tech said:deal The best way to jet the main is with a stopwatch. Find a nice stretch of road with little no traffic and do fourth gear pulls. What ever jetting produces the point A to B time...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 11:29 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
That thing is the real deal in an true overland...

That thing is the real deal in an true overland package.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 09:33 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
If XRL store Steve didn't hook you up, I have...

If XRL store Steve didn't hook you up, I have some gas tank nubs.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 07:52 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I agree about engine noise being best. That said,...

I agree about engine noise being best. That said, there's the delta blues and then you can argue.
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 08:44 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I have some of the rescue tape. I thought that it...

I have some of the rescue tape. I thought that it may be the same thing. Do you see any problem with the heat?
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 08:32 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I'll buy it from you.

I'll buy it from you.
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 08:31 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
Well, I may be making a purchase at Steve's L...

Well, I may be making a purchase at Steve's L Superstore, but for now I need a quick solution. Any idea where I can get the self-vulcanizing tape?
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 09:33 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Alright...here's one time I WISH I was in a bind....

Alright...here's one time I WISH I was in a bind. After giving up on the HSR45 cooperating with my CW motor, I went back to the stock carb. Good news is the bike runs well andwheelies with ease with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 07:35 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Somebody was asking about a replacement clamp for...

Somebody was asking about a replacement clamp for the soft Honda one. Here's the best ones I know of. Used to be a shop in town that carried them. Good stuff. World's best than the standard stuff the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 10:57 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
True, just yesterday a California Air Resources...

True, just yesterday a California Air Resources Board, EPA collaboration drone hovered down in front of my garage door. Threw a large hammer at it and dropped it right out of the sky. Maybe getting a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 10:51 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
True, just yesterday a California Air Resources...

True, just yesterday a California Air Resources Board, EPA collaboration drone hovered down in front of my garage door. Threw a large hammer at it and dropped it right out of the sky. Maybe getting a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 10:24 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Very cool tank and great photos. But the question...

Very cool tank and great photos. But the question remains: What would you with that much fuel (besides get a very sore arse)?
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 07:46 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
It really doesn't weigh 100 lbs. less. My RM250...

It really doesn't weigh 100 lbs. less. My RM250 pretty much does though. The 350 EXC would be a great ride to your neighboring OHV area or woods and home bike. But who would want to spend 6 or 8...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 08:36 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
[QUOTE=alvincullumyork;24301372]What's stock?...

[QUOTE=alvincullumyork;24301372]What's stock? I've heard 8.3 to 8.6. That's low enough to think about throwing on a turbo or supercharger. :rofl

My 1990 Mitsubishi GSX has about that.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 08:33 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
And then you'll reward yourself by purchasing a...

And then you'll reward yourself by purchasing a newer, less molested L and then trick the hell out of it. It's just a crazy good motorcycle and the best short haul, limited freeway adventure bike...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 08:28 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
No OEM kit but there are lowering links available...

No OEM kit but there are lowering links available from a variety of venders. Forks can be lowered some. Any bike can be lowered about as much as you want if your willing to spend the $. Race Tech and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 07:55 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Today the greatest box arrived at my house from...

Today the greatest box arrived at my house from all the way from Belgium. pngaudioguy sent me a whole box of awesomeness. At present time I cannot divulge the contents, but it's gonna be grand. All I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 07:43 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
Run as high of compression as you can get by with...

Run as high of compression as you can get by with out detonating on 87. That is probably 10:1 or less. You just can't run much higher with an air-cooled motor. The cost of 91 isn't really a factor...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 10:32 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
If they don't take care of you, or try to make it...

If they don't take care of you, or try to make it your problem, I've got threee words for you:


Small claims court
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 07:50 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Kenny, didn't you do this a while ago?

Kenny, didn't you do this a while ago?
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 07:44 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Splittincreek those are some beautiful pictures....

Splittincreek those are some beautiful pictures. I wish it were that lush in NorCal this year. There are a few roads I know of that stay pretty lush, but you are looking green out there!

AZTom,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 02:53 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
You're an animal Tom! Sand is hard shit ti ride...

You're an animal Tom! Sand is hard shit ti ride in. Even on my 250 smoker it's tricky. How old are you?
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 09:45 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
The stock forks are under-sprung. Promise.

The stock forks are under-sprung. Promise.
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 09:38 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
I think the stock springs are horribly soft. It...

I think the stock springs are horribly soft. It seems the front was sprung for a 125lb. guy and the rear a 200 hundred pounder.
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 09:28 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Looks like a beautiful ride. I miss Spud's...

Looks like a beautiful ride. I miss Spud's pictures:cry
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 09:21 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
And I still say the best money that anybody can...

And I still say the best money that anybody can spend on all their bikes is the Race Tech Suspension bible. If you don't have it, you should.
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 06:56 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
That would work too:lol3

That would work too:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 09:56 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Thanks Fritz. I think it may be time for me to...

Thanks Fritz. I think it may be time for me to check out something between a moto helmet and a road helmet.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 09:55 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Either that or an or some grip shockers that...

Either that or an or some grip shockers that provide terribly uncomfortable shocks if your oil becomes even slightly low.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 09:35 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Poof!

I'm sorry you're having such bad luck with your son's bike. How many miles did he put on it since the rebuild? If you do rebuild it AGAIN for him, and you might, because you're that kind of dad...
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