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Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 07:45 PM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
Good looking tires, I'll be interested in our...

Good looking tires, I'll be interested in our thoughts after you get some miles on them.
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 06:06 PM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
How do you plan riding the bike? Some trail...

How do you plan riding the bike? Some trail riding, commuting duty, joy rides can all be done with the stock suspension. Adding a fork brace, maybe a spring spacer to increase the spring preload,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 06:13 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
+1 you can check the resistance of the pulse...

+1 you can check the resistance of the pulse generator at the connector on the right side of the front down tube of the frame. Mine would read about 650 ohms when it was hot.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 05:08 PM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
Pretty sure the washer isn't factory, somebody...

Pretty sure the washer isn't factory, somebody probably did Dave's mod on the carb. The 158 main may be a bit rich, it may be happier with a 155 or 152. You may have to do some playing to see. The...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 05:48 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
Not sure what your elevation is but the bike may...

Not sure what your elevation is but the bike may be happier with a step lower on the jets. The CV carb does a pretty decent job adjusting for elevation but it still may be a bit rich. My home...
Forum: Photos 04-16-2015, 06:52 PM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
Nice ones bete! This end of this end of the state...

Nice ones bete! This end of this end of the state has been high winds and finally some rain these last few days.
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 05:28 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
Folks gave you some good advise. The only thing I...

Folks gave you some good advise. The only thing I would add is recheck all your wiring from your battery relocation. Battery charging is done though the rectifier via a red wire that is fused with a...
Forum: Photos 03-16-2015, 07:20 PM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
Little house on the prairie :lol3 ...

Little house on the prairie :lol3

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x266/jwhitmore44/Back%20roads/IMG_20150316_155124527.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 05:22 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
A well charged battery should read close or at 13...

A well charged battery should read close or at 13 volts. If the battery is not fully charged you could see 11.5 to 12 volts. with the motor running you should see 13.5 to 14 something depending on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 06:37 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
Sorry to hear this, just keep in mind it always...

Sorry to hear this, just keep in mind it always takes you longer to find that new job then you think it should. I was forced into early retirement in October and landed my new job in Feb. Hang in...
Forum: Photos 03-03-2015, 04:13 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
:thumb Is that first one the Platte ?

:thumb


Is that first one the Platte ?
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 05:01 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
You should be able to get a rebuild kit, there's...

You should be able to get a rebuild kit, there's not much to them. But it could be your disc getting glazed, sometimes scuffing the disk up and taking the glaze off helps. The other thing is that...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-12-2015, 04:00 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
Nice, don't see too many standards.

Nice, don't see too many standards.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 04:53 PM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
What elevation are you at now? My home elevation...

What elevation are you at now? My home elevation is around 3500. When I head for Colorado I don't change my jets. I'm running 155 main and 52 pilot with the snorkel removed, uni filter, and Q4. It...
Forum: Photos 02-01-2015, 05:45 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
Nice pic's jtb, and they say Kansas is flat :huh...

Nice pic's jtb, and they say Kansas is flat :huh :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 08:35 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
Are you talking true Colorado single track or atv...

Are you talking true Colorado single track or atv trails? The 650 works well on the fire roads and dirt roads but it may end up being a bit tall for single track if you need to get a foot down. The...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 07:26 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
Is the right fork seal leaking or is the boot...

Is the right fork seal leaking or is the boot just minus dirt there? Also like Redhawk1 stated check the counter shaft for spline wear and lube it with some Moly 60. Consider an XRR counter shaft...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 06:49 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
I couldn't figure out what it said on the tank,...

I couldn't figure out what it said on the tank, thought maybe it was CRF. You're probably right, not an XRL. Being a motorcycle courier in the back country sounds like a lot of fun, till the rainy...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 04:54 PM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
That looks like an XRL to me. <iframe...

That looks like an XRL to me.

<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/101424184" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen="" width="500" frameborder="0" height="281"></iframe>...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-22-2015, 07:16 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
Does this help ? ...

Does this help ?

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x266/jwhitmore44/tech/gl1200%20fork%20drain.jpg (http://s186.photobucket.com/user/jwhitmore44/media/tech/gl1200%20fork%20drain.jpg.html)

I...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-12-2015, 06:30 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
Or the idle jet is plugged. Might be time to pull...

Or the idle jet is plugged. Might be time to pull the carb apart and see what you have in there for jets and give it a good cleaning. Other XR250 owners could probably tell the ball park for the jet...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-12-2015, 06:13 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
I ran 40 in front 42 in the rear and I mostly...

I ran 40 in front 42 in the rear and I mostly ride 1 up.
Forum: Road Warriors 01-11-2015, 04:45 PM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
I liked how the spitfires handled but I read...

I liked how the spitfires handled but I read where someone had some issues with the tread splitting on the rear so keep an eye on it. I didn't have any problems with the spitfires.

The windshield...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-11-2015, 07:30 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
They are great road bikes for being 30 years old...

They are great road bikes for being 30 years old :evil
Forum: Road Warriors 01-10-2015, 07:30 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
As good of place as any to start :) ...

As good of place as any to start :)

Personally I would still get rid of the 3 yellow wire stator connection. Even with the dielectric grease that plug can get hot and melt. Make sure that the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 06:25 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
Merry Christmas folks!:freaky

Merry Christmas folks!:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 06:17 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
Lets hope the well engineered XRL counter shaft...

Lets hope the well engineered XRL counter shaft sprocket didn’t strip the counter shaft teeth. How many miles do you have on your bike?
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 09:48 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
Do you have a good source for run flats that fit...

Do you have a good source for run flats that fit the stock XRL wheel? :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 07:41 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
I'm not sure what the 3rd wire on that relay is...

I'm not sure what the 3rd wire on that relay is meant to do and I don't know if that would cause issues. My guess it is just to ground the case. It also looks like it takes a hair more load to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 03:11 PM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
When you say you can't get them to work do you...

When you say you can't get them to work do you mean you cant get them to light or that they wont flash?

With the wires going to the dash disconnected and the old mechanical type flasher both...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 10:38 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
Check your connectors specially the grounds. A...

Check your connectors specially the grounds. A ground problem may also make the lights look dimmer than they normally are. Are the wires going to the indicator light in the dash connected? The...
Forum: Photos 12-12-2014, 12:59 PM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
Good looking dog there. Dogs on the plains? ...

Good looking dog there.

Dogs on the plains? :D

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x266/jwhitmore44/pets/294195_2440566741087_1459358105_3689767_1606006564_n.jpg...
Forum: Photos 12-12-2014, 06:59 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
We don't need no stinking trees :lol3 ...

We don't need no stinking trees :lol3


They are on the other border - Kansas Colorado line

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x266/jwhitmore44/Back%20roads/ChaffeevsWhipple2.jpg...
Forum: Photos 12-11-2014, 09:06 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
Nice bump, this thread got kind of quite :) ...

Nice bump, this thread got kind of quite :)


On the border, well Kansas Nebraska border :D

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x266/jwhitmore44/Back%20roads/KansasNebraskaline.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 03:04 PM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
It's not quite as easy with google+ as it is with...

It's not quite as easy with google+ as it is with something like photobucket. But you can do a right click on the image and select copy image url. Then when you are editing your message click on the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 06:42 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
They did this with automotive carbs back in the...

They did this with automotive carbs back in the late 70's. The idea is they are supposed to be set from the factory and that you are not supposed to mess with them (yea right). under that brass cap...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 08:47 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
If you got the correct relay for LED signals then...

If you got the correct relay for LED signals then you probably wont need the resistors. You will need to disconnect the wires going to the turn signal indicator in the dash, or add the diodes.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 05:37 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
I would agree that if you are getting spark at...

I would agree that if you are getting spark at the plug then your electrics (CDI, kill switch, and safeties) are ok. I assume the spark was a nice bright blue? I'm thinking along the same lines as...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 06:32 AM
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Posted By JWhitmore44
Yes Please !! Not sure about the DCT, a 6...

Yes Please !!

Not sure about the DCT, a 6 speed would be nice or at least make 5th an overdrive.
Forum: Road Warriors 10-29-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 134,159
Posted By JWhitmore44
Couple of great looking classic wings :thumb

Couple of great looking classic wings :thumb
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