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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:36 PM
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Posted By Stretch67
Gas cap not venting properly?

Gas cap not venting properly?
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7,989
Views: 1,526,182
Posted By Stretch67
I love happy endings. :freaky

I love happy endings. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7,989
Views: 1,526,182
Posted By Stretch67
I think it's more than eight pounds. Probably...

I think it's more than eight pounds. Probably closer to twenty...

Battery and box, battery cables, starter motor, solenoid, related switches and wiring, starter gears and sprag clutch, longer...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7,989
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Posted By Stretch67
I did the same thing last winter, swapping an...

I did the same thing last winter, swapping an eBay'ed TRX400EX engine into a modded street-legal XR4 frame. Including the welding and paint, it took me about a month (working in my spare time with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 07:40 PM
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Posted By Stretch67
I paid $60 + shipping for one last year. YMMV.

I paid $60 + shipping for one last year. YMMV.
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Stretch67
Be careful with the carburetor boot when you take...

Be careful with the carburetor boot when you take it apart for cleaning. The boots are no longer available new, so if you put a crack in it, you're stuck with vacuum leaks.

Otherwise they're...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7,989
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Posted By Stretch67
All things considered, mine was a hell of a lot...

All things considered, mine was a hell of a lot of work. Instead of merely adding lights, horn, and battery and having it inspected in a non-anal State, I had to swap the whole damned bike over from...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7,989
Views: 1,526,182
Posted By Stretch67
Whups... Bruced. It depends on how the bike...

Whups... Bruced.

It depends on how the bike is titled. In some states, like CO, it's quite easy to have a dirt bike re-titled as a street-legal bike.

In other states, like GA, it's nearly...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 01:46 PM
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Posted By Stretch67
The '96 - '04 XR400R and XR250R share the same...

The '96 - '04 XR400R and XR250R share the same frame and subframe, so the seat, tank, and assorted tupperware are interchangeable between the two bikes of similar vintage.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-12-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,317
Posted By Stretch67
:spam

:spam
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7,989
Views: 1,526,182
Posted By Stretch67
Jeff B, the counter sprocket is supposed to float...

Jeff B, the counter sprocket is supposed to float freely on the countershaft, not tightly locked down.

Be sure to grease the splines on both the shaft and the sprocket to avoid excessive wear.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-03-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,133
Posted By Stretch67
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-03-2014, 08:01 AM
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Views: 2,328,811
Posted By Stretch67
The "Dead Cow Highway" signs... reminiscent of...

The "Dead Cow Highway" signs... reminiscent of the old Burma-Shave ads. :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By Stretch67
Ah. Yeah, the kick-start idler gear rides on the...

Ah. Yeah, the kick-start idler gear rides on the non-sprocket end of the Countershaft.

Not an expensive fix, just time-consuming and a bit tedious.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-27-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By Stretch67
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=800491

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=800491
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-24-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 36,338
Posted By Stretch67
I'll get to the motherland some day. In the...

I'll get to the motherland some day. In the meantime, thanks for all the great photos, cousins! :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7,989
Views: 1,526,182
Posted By Stretch67
I haven't forgotten. I moved it from the shed to...

I haven't forgotten. I moved it from the shed to the shop. Need to clean it up a bit and get the rest of the doodads off of it.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-23-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,133
Posted By Stretch67
Fantastic! More, please. :clap

Fantastic! More, please. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7,989
Views: 1,526,182
Posted By Stretch67
I'd lose the K & N.

I'd lose the K & N.
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By Stretch67
He is at an advantage in that the bike had been...

He is at an advantage in that the bike had been in an impound lot for ten months... plenty of time for rust to develop in any frame cracks, making them easy to spot.
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By Stretch67
Are you trying to kick-start the bike like it was...

Are you trying to kick-start the bike like it was a two-stroke, with a series of fast choppy kicks one right after the other?

Let the lever come back up and make sure you can feel the gears and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-21-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6,956
Views: 2,328,811
Posted By Stretch67
Oh yeah, I have one of those... ...

Oh yeah, I have one of those...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v638/Stretch67/IMGP0461.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7,989
Views: 1,526,182
Posted By Stretch67
Got one. PM sent.

Got one. PM sent.
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7,989
Views: 1,526,182
Posted By Stretch67
Yeah, maybe your nut's not the original item, or...

Yeah, maybe your nut's not the original item, or it's damaged.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7,989
Views: 1,526,182
Posted By Stretch67
XR4 and a Jeep! Hellz yeah! (me too) :clap

XR4 and a Jeep! Hellz yeah! (me too) :clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-12-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By Stretch67
Aqui: ...

Aqui: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=865643
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By Stretch67
A damaged cam won't affect how the kick-starter...

A damaged cam won't affect how the kick-starter works or feels.

Here's the hot tip for subframe repairs and subsequent reinforcement... ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By Stretch67
I once broke a couple teeth off my XL250's...

I once broke a couple teeth off my XL250's kickstarter gear. It was a fairly easy repair.

Some '96 - '98 XR400's had kickstarter shaft troubles. '99 and newer have larger-diameter kick-start...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7,989
Views: 1,526,182
Posted By Stretch67
The Easy Button: ...

The Easy Button:

http://static.seton.com/media/catalog/product/Loctite--Chiselreg-Gasket-Remover-EE183-ba.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7,989
Views: 1,526,182
Posted By Stretch67
Sump strainer: ...

Sump strainer: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=850068

Yeah, spend a couple bucks for a new gasket, carefully removing all traces of the old one.

Do NOT use silicone or other...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7,989
Views: 1,526,182
Posted By Stretch67
Yeah, good stuff. I've linked it into the Index...

Yeah, good stuff. I've linked it into the Index under its own heading.

By comparison, some of the stuff on YouTube can't be trusted. There's one cat there who posted an XR400 Oil Change video...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7,989
Views: 1,526,182
Posted By Stretch67
The springs have been known to break. Having a...

The springs have been known to break. Having a spare Cam Chain Tensioner in your toolbox couldn't hurt.

Also, here's a fix...

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23259083&postcount=7059
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-27-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 570,000
Posted By Stretch67
I wish I could claim it as my own, but no, I...

I wish I could claim it as my own, but no, I picked it up somewhere. I thought it might be from Kipling or maybe Twain, but Google is no help as to the source.

Cheers. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7,989
Views: 1,526,182
Posted By Stretch67
Whups, I saw the hook on the left side and still...

Whups, I saw the hook on the left side and still called it the Front. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v638/Stretch67/cheeky-smiley-025.gif

Thanks.

Now listed under 'Wheels', then 'Axles',...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7,989
Views: 1,526,182
Posted By Stretch67
Done. Under 'Wheels', then 'Front Axle'. ...

Done. Under 'Wheels', then 'Front Axle'.

Thanks.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-27-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 570,000
Posted By Stretch67
Most certainly. Adventure is misery recalled at...

Most certainly. Adventure is misery recalled at leisure.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-25-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,458
Posted By Stretch67
And a Bump, just because.

And a Bump, just because.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,251
Posted By Stretch67
XR400 Swingarm Bolt specs... Overall Length...

XR400 Swingarm Bolt specs...

Overall Length = 251mm
Pivot Length (Flange face to end of thread) = 242mm
Hollow with 7mm hole (5.5mm at threaded end)
thread = 14 x 1.5 mm & 15mm long
head =...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7,989
Views: 1,526,182
Posted By Stretch67
I forgot... it's a 130/90-18 Dunlop D606 on the...

I forgot... it's a 130/90-18 Dunlop D606 on the rear, and a Metzeler Unicross on front, 90/90-21, also DOT-approved.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7,989
Views: 1,526,182
Posted By Stretch67
I have Dunlop D606's on mine (street-legal).

I have Dunlop D606's on mine (street-legal).
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