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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:30 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I hope I didn't sound too "KLR-ed out". We...

I hope I didn't sound too "KLR-ed out".

We must be a cheap group, though. Name one other bike model that has sold in same number as the L that the big plastics manufacturers have ignored.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:25 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I would be interested, but I'm not sure at those...

I would be interested, but I'm not sure at those prices. Geesh...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 07:47 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
And I'm getting closer! This carb is the...

And I'm getting closer! This carb is the trickiest I have jetted. That might have something to do with having no starting point.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 07:45 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
My 750cc 9.5:1 CW motor turns over easily with my...

My 750cc 9.5:1 CW motor turns over easily with my Anitgravity battery. I had rebuilt the starter a year prior with a $19.95 kit from ebay that Steve had linked. No problems at all. Spins over quite...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 04:09 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Thanks for making the exception. You are a real...

Thanks for making the exception. You are a real sweet heart Red. It will be interesting to see how holds up. Did you do the right side as well?
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 03:49 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
What color is that? I love it.

What color is that? I love it.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 03:42 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
[QUOTE=RZRob;23813748]You may recall me pondering...

[QUOTE=RZRob;23813748]You may recall me pondering whether to take the CRF450X or the XR650L. I decided to take the XR. It's like the Class C motorhome of dirtbikes.

The HID headlight versus the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 07:51 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
It did almost seize on us. Poor quality control.

It did almost seize on us. Poor quality control.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 01:29 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Steve and I degree-ed his CW cam on his CW mill...

Steve and I degree-ed his CW cam on his CW mill today. Took WAY longer than we thought. We couldn't figure out this loud clicking sound which seemed to be decamp. cam related. Turns out, it was...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 04:06 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Wattner, what are building? I know you've got...

Wattner, what are building? I know you've got something up your sleeve (or CW does).

Steve, if you haven't gotten your braces scanned, bring them tomorrow and I'll scan them.

I need to get...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 04:46 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Not only did Steve answer my question in one...

Not only did Steve answer my question in one minute via telephone, but this teacher got a lesson on why the seal faces out and learned some new anatomy about this bike. I think we should start...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 04:34 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Last night my buddy borrowed my manual. Of...

Last night my buddy borrowed my manual. Of course, he's not home and I cannot remember which way the camshaft sprocket side bearing faces, seal out or in? And why would it really matter?
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 01:37 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
In case anybody needed any evidence to the...

In case anybody needed any evidence to the superiority of Steve's XR650L Parts Warehouse, I'll give you one:

Cam bearings ordered Sunday night were delivered today by 11:clap. How's that for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 06:47 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
The second is easy to get from US Honda parts...

The second is easy to get from US Honda parts sellers and $25-$30. I've gotten the 5ths I've ordered from David Silver Spares in the UK. About $120 if IIRC.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 08:24 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
I hope those cam bearings that were shipped from...

I hope those cam bearings that were shipped from Steve's XR650L Parts Yard don't get sucked into that abyss:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 08:21 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
This might work, it's a graphite in an...

This might work, it's a graphite in an evaporative carrier. It is without a doubt the best cable lube I've ever used. Makes a nice graphite bed for the cable that doesn't attract dirt. Just awesome...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 04:56 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Except that your anecdotal stories aren't...

Except that your anecdotal stories aren't scientific. California, the most populous state in the nation, has accrued lots of data on the subject and lane splitting. I'm guessing the it being more...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 07:59 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Sorry this is late, but I've got one word: Oset....

Sorry this is late, but I've got one word: Oset. The best way to learn to ride.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 07:37 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I did a whole rebuild from a kit off ebay. Worked...

I did a whole rebuild from a kit off ebay. Worked great.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 07:37 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
I connect the crankcase alright. Just without the...

I connect the crankcase alright. Just without the separator. My friends and I have tens of thousands of miles sans separator with zero problems. Obviously, if you run a paper filter, like stock, it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 07:23 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
And come ride NorCal.

And come ride NorCal.
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 06:35 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
+1. I don't of any better. I've used their...

+1. I don't of any better. I've used their multi-layer steel gaskets in high horse power turbo cars and copper ones in the L. Always awesome.
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 05:08 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Who makes a plastic one and what's the difference...

Who makes a plastic one and what's the difference in weight? I'm guessing there's little difference in protection. If you can break that thick plastic and come out of it okay, you're a tough cat.
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 05:04 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
And you wouldn't be a real KLR rider without...

And you wouldn't be a real KLR rider without one:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 10:13 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
If you're cool enough, you can still wear them....

If you're cool enough, you can still wear them. Not sure about going mullet, however. If you do, you better be fast.
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 07:45 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I welded on an 3/8" extension to the clutch arm...

I welded on an 3/8" extension to the clutch arm per CW. Even with heavy duty springs the pull is quite light. With stock springs it would be really light.
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 06:38 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Looking good. Like my t-shirt and stickers you...

Looking good. Like my t-shirt and stickers you sent. Where'd you get dem Ohlins?
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 06:26 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Somewhere between Paskenta and Elk Creek?

Somewhere between Paskenta and Elk Creek?
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 06:25 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Done. Told them fools what I wanted.

Done. Told them fools what I wanted.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 10:34 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Where's Spud? Did he get the ban hammer, or is he...

Where's Spud? Did he get the ban hammer, or is he putting in miles?
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 07:27 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
What's up is dust. Normally in my part of...

What's up is dust. Normally in my part of Northern Ca. We would have received north of 20" of rain by now. We've gotten 2". It isn't looking good at all. The reservoirs are drying up, there's no snow...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 07:19 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
That's what I'm running. I would do it again, but...

That's what I'm running. I would do it again, but I don't think it would be good for a stock motor. It wants to go 70+.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 06:23 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
I am not sold on the Euro NX/Dominator 5th. If...

I am not sold on the Euro NX/Dominator 5th. If you run anything close to stock gearing, you need to either haul ass (70+) or have a powerful motor to pull the gear.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 04:35 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
http://mendocino.craigslist.org/mcy/4295620593.htm...

http://mendocino.craigslist.org/mcy/4295620593.html
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 09:40 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
No reason, they should be the same bearings, but...

No reason, they should be the same bearings, but I think financially you would be better off selling your LL ready to go and buying that set-up off ebay.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 09:33 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I'm sure a lowering link can be made to work with...

I'm sure a lowering link can be made to work with a stiffer spring and different damping curves, but with the stock set-up it blows through the stroke if ridden aggressively and bottoms. I'm 5'8" and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 08:52 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
Go with the .50s. They will be a MASSIVE...

Go with the .50s. They will be a MASSIVE improvement. The XR650L's forks are most under sprung I have even ridden. It is also horribly unbalanced, the rear is sprung correctly for a 180lbs. or so,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 08:48 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
Not available in a to of sizes, but these are the...

Not available in a to of sizes, but these are the best sprockets I have ever seen:

http://dirttricks.com
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 08:44 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I cannot begin to tell you how much I would like...

I cannot begin to tell you how much I would like to go to a grocery store with you. My greatest beer memory was having a Chimay Blue on tap on the square in Brussels in some Irish bar. Extraordinary.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 07:40 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I hade assumed that too, since he lives an hour...

I hade assumed that too, since he lives an hour south of me and we live in the pot growing capital of the US. We met up one day (so he could buy a fender from me) outside a grocery store. He was...
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