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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-23-2015, 08:30 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Have you explored the Canadian section of the...

Have you explored the Canadian section of the TMAT? We did that route 2 years ago and came close to Thunder Bay. I might try that area again now with my AT. I was on my XR last time.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-22-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14,466
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Thought I would share some pictures and say...

Thought I would share some pictures and say thanks to Jonathan at Rugged Roads for sending me a large box of goodies for my 93 RD07 that I am fixing up. His top plate for the rear rack is a nice...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 81,797
Views: 9,160,253
Posted By mrfixit54016
Beechum in AR

Beechum, there are some good routes on dualsportmaps.com in the area north of Fort Smith that I rode on my XR600. They are supposedly "public" roads, but I don't think anyone is driving the family...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 06:49 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Well, Sweet Mother of Buhda that bike looks...

Well, Sweet Mother of Buhda that bike looks good....
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 09:49 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Your rear tire has nothing to do with your...

Your rear tire has nothing to do with your speedometer. The speedo reads off your front wheel.
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 05:18 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Your a good guy Beechum. Any guy who rally races...

Your a good guy Beechum. Any guy who rally races the XRL is OK by me.

Some days are just a bad undie bundler, ya-know?

Race on brother...:clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 10:20 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
I coated my Acerbis last year with the Caswell...

I coated my Acerbis last year with the Caswell kit. Jeremy may have done the same on his tank. At first I thought it did not work, but after a year, my stickers have not bubbled like you would expect...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 04:08 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
I like the look of your fairing. I would love to...

I like the look of your fairing. I would love to know more about the other version you posted that meets up with the tank. I have the RallyRaid style fairing and have been very happy with it, but the...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 07:33 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Amen! If it says "Universal", I just don't buy it...

Amen! If it says "Universal", I just don't buy it anymore.

A swiss army knife or a Leatherman tool are about the only "do-it-all" devices that I have found worth owning.

I just recently...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14,466
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Did you stay with a 17 inch rear wheel, or go...

Did you stay with a 17 inch rear wheel, or go with an 18 inch rim on the new set of wheels? They look terrific!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 14,466
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Welcome! This group has been very helpful with...

Welcome! This group has been very helpful with all my "new AT owner" questions. Good luck with your rebuild.

Oh, and don't forget, we love pictures...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14,466
Views: 5,261,036
Posted By mrfixit54016
Footpegs

I decided to try some of the inexpensive ebay footpegs sold for the XR650R on my AT RD07. They give a much wider platform for my feet. I have run these same pegs on my XR for a few years and really...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11,204
Views: 1,643,536
Posted By mrfixit54016
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19200603...

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19200603&postcount=5022

Try this.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 81,797
Views: 9,160,253
Posted By mrfixit54016
8 gallons! Child's playbike specs compared to the...

8 gallons! Child's playbike specs compared to the 11 gallons my Africa Twin tank holds. It is like filling up a small car....that can do wheelies.

:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14,466
Views: 5,261,036
Posted By mrfixit54016
Thanks for that. Learn as you go I guess. They...

Thanks for that. Learn as you go I guess. They had them listed as fitting 90-93 Africa Twins, but they also said L/M/N models which is just 1990,1991,and 1992. Never trust evilBay listings without...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14,466
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Posted By mrfixit54016
L/M/N/R models

Can someone school me on what the differences are between a 1993 Africa Twin L/M/N/R model is?

I ordered brake pads from a vendor, and the front ones are wrong. They are claiming I ordered the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 81,797
Views: 9,160,253
Posted By mrfixit54016
If you search some of my old posts, I am sure you...

If you search some of my old posts, I am sure you will find some more photos, but this was the latest:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24810646#post24810646

And I like these...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 10:00 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
No TCI rack in that photo. The big dry bag is...

No TCI rack in that photo. The big dry bag is just sitting on a small Manracks rear rack. The panneir racks were homemade out of 1/2" metal conduit.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 01:28 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Acerbis Tank

Steve,

Did you fill it with HOT water?

Easy Peesy....
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 09:03 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
It is a RAM mount.

It is a RAM mount.
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 08:50 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Jules083 I have done the Trans Mninnesota...

Jules083

I have done the Trans Mninnesota Adventure Trail a couple of times. The drybag on the rack, with Dirt Bags panniers worked well. Get a small Wolfman tank bag, or some of the ATV tank...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11,204
Views: 1,643,536
Posted By mrfixit54016
The 85 - 87 bikes had dual carbs so the rear...

The 85 - 87 bikes had dual carbs so the rear shock is centered on the frame to allow clearance for both carbs. The newer single carb bikes have the shock slightly off-center to give the single carb...
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,187
Posted By mrfixit54016
Plastics

Just about all of these will give decent results. When I restored my 1985 XR, the flash red was not offered anymore in replacement panels, so I used PC Racings plastic restore kit and was very happy....
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 08:37 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Put it in your laundry sink and fill it with HOT...

Put it in your laundry sink and fill it with HOT water. It will go right on.

After you drain the hot water slide it on while it is still warm, and attach the mounting hardware so you can check the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 10:15 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
This was my first attempt a few years ago: ...

This was my first attempt a few years ago:

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h251/mrfixit54016/SNV32656-1.jpg (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/mrfixit54016/media/SNV32656-1.jpg.html)

Then I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-23-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14,466
Views: 5,261,036
Posted By mrfixit54016
New AT in Wisconsin

Thanks to my lovely wife, I finally found an AT that I brought home last week. Now PapaPete will not have to feel so lonely up here in Wisconsin.

Many thanks to Ujeni, PapaPete, and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 03:31 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
You are not alone, and I will bet you that I am...

You are not alone, and I will bet you that I am cheaper. :D

My USD front end is from a 1991 CR250 and I used the CR clamps with my XRL stem pressed in.
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 10:55 AM
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Views: 1,480,927
Posted By mrfixit54016
Wisconsin winters can be very productive. Here is...

Wisconsin winters can be very productive. Here is my 85 before I sold it.
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h251/mrfixit54016/SNV31371.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 09:52 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Happy Thanksgiving Turkeys! :freaky

Happy Thanksgiving Turkeys!

:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 01:46 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
My frame was powder coated about 5 years ago, and...

My frame was powder coated about 5 years ago, and I love it. No problem areas at all. Just make sure you weld on re-inforcements or fix things up before you powder it.
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 81,797
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Posted By mrfixit54016
The only one that needs a diodes is the turn...

The only one that needs a diodes is the turn signal indicator if you are using a single LED bulb for that function.

Trail Tech sells a "dash" plate that has the bulbs in it. That's what I have on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 11:07 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Yes you should IMHO.

Yes you should IMHO.
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 12:34 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
I will suspect a cam chain or cam issue. I had a...

I will suspect a cam chain or cam issue. I had a simlar experience with violent coughing and cutting in and out under hard acceleration after installing a different cam. I went back to stock and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2014, 07:45 AM
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Views: 320,538
Posted By mrfixit54016
Wisconsin

Here in Wisconsin we have a similar government restriction. The state ATV trails are open to bike if they are street licensed and ridden by a motorcycle license carrying operator.

There is no...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 03:42 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
RED, did you get a new camera? That is an...

RED, did you get a new camera? That is an exceptionally perfect shot of your bike right there.

:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 81,797
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Posted By mrfixit54016
I just ordered and installed some of these: ...

I just ordered and installed some of these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G1YF068/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

So far I am pretty impressed. My XR600 has the small...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 02:11 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
FWIW...The more you write, the more it sounds...

FWIW...The more you write, the more it sounds like a bad CDI. When mine went bad, it was just like someone had hit my kill switch. Then after it sat for 10 minutes, it would start right up and go for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 10:47 AM
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Views: 9,160,253
Posted By mrfixit54016
Steve, I have a kickstarter on my XRL and...

Steve,

I have a kickstarter on my XRL and it seems to start fine with the auto-decomp mechanism. I did install a XR600 rocker cover just in case, but I have never needed to hook up the manual...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 12:29 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
pilot 55, main 165 ^^^This^^^

pilot 55, main 165

^^^This^^^
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11,204
Views: 1,643,536
Posted By mrfixit54016
Theilman MN Trail Ride on the XR

Got to ride all day yesterday at the annual Theilman Trail ride. This is my second year going and it was MUDDY. This years rain has produced some very greasy single track that seemed to have military...
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