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Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 06:49 PM
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Posted By Barron
I got surprised like that when I lived in San...

I got surprised like that when I lived in San Diego. I ordered headers, exhaust and a hood for my Blazer on Monday and it was blocking the door to my apartment when I got home from work on Tuesday. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 05:20 AM
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Posted By Barron
If you know how to solder, have the tools to do...

If you know how to solder, have the tools to do it and a small blade screwdriver you can fix it pretty easy. Just pop out the pins with the small screwdriver, cut the bad wire off, slide heat shrink...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 09:26 PM
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Posted By Barron
Did it affect the rubber parts? Did you just use...

Did it affect the rubber parts? Did you just use water to clean off the residue? In the Navy we use a LOT of simple green but when you clean stainless you always have to go back over it with a dry...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 09:13 PM
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Posted By Barron
With the exception of the rubber swelling up I...

With the exception of the rubber swelling up I didn't think I ever had a problem with it, but now to read Steve's post about the parts rusting out faster that makes sense on why mine did that. I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Barron
Autozone and Advance both have gasket remover. ...

Autozone and Advance both have gasket remover. It comes in a little white can with what kinda looks like a brush on the top where the stuff comes out. Soak down the left over gasket stuff with...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 05:10 AM
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Posted By Barron
Yes and no. If you like beers that tend to be...

Yes and no. If you like beers that tend to be expensive then homebrewing can save you a LOT. For example I like Chimay. A bottle of that goes for 7-10 bucks. For about 50 I can get the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 11:35 PM
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Posted By Barron
Too many of the CA breweries (OR too) have gone...

Too many of the CA breweries (OR too) have gone crazy with the IPA's. I'm not a fan of IPA's, but Stone in San Diego is very nice. I just like the fact that beer is being made in so many places, it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 08:25 PM
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Posted By Barron
I have personally seen them in quite a few places...

I have personally seen them in quite a few places around the world (Kenya, Senegal, Italy, Japan, Thailand, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Greece and Mexico) but I don't know for sure about the selling of them...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 08:12 PM
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Posted By Barron
Don't forget about New York. That's where the...

Don't forget about New York. That's where the Ommegang brewery is, and it is a wonderful thing. :freaky

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 05:17 AM
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Posted By Barron
Hey man those dents in the top of the piston, are...

Hey man those dents in the top of the piston, are you sure they weren't machined into to prior to the incident? Do they they look fresh or are they covered in the normal black crust?

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 08:42 PM
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Posted By Barron
Another thing to pay close attention to when you...

Another thing to pay close attention to when you are looking to up your MPG's especially on long highway rides is your tire PSI. When I was doing long commutes I was running pirellis at their...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 75,594
Views: 8,000,261
Posted By Barron
I just wish they would do one year, just one of...

I just wish they would do one year, just one of all black plastic or even if someone would make OEM style black plastic. Red is cool, and white is cool but it would really make my day to find OEM...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 06:51 PM
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Posted By Barron
In case you haven't been following the guys...

In case you haven't been following the guys thread, here's a guy that fixed the subframe cracking issue, but you might have to look twice to tell that it's an XR650L.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 06:06 PM
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Posted By Barron
Out of curiosity, when the bike is running what...

Out of curiosity, when the bike is running what happens when you put the kickstand down or cycle the kill switch? Just because it looks good to the eye doesn't mean it's functioning properly. Check...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Barron
Yeah, that's what I see too. My wife likes to...

Yeah, that's what I see too. My wife likes to text while she's driving then gets mad when I grab her phone and drop it on the floor board and tell her she can have it back when we get where we are...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Barron
Do your rear turn signals work?

Do your rear turn signals work?
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 04:23 PM
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Posted By Barron
Did beechum get his lights working?

Did beechum get his lights working?
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 10:03 PM
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Views: 8,000,261
Posted By Barron
Fair enough, but every little bit helps. I like...

Fair enough, but every little bit helps. I like the TV set with led's, that's what I've got on there now. Some people are just blind though, and phones don't help any. I've been rear ended twice...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 75,594
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Posted By Barron
Ageed, the side mounted turn signals in the pic I...

Ageed, the side mounted turn signals in the pic I posted were no good either.

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 09:42 PM
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Posted By Barron
That's what mine was, when I took it off after a...

That's what mine was, when I took it off after a few months it had already began to corrode around the LED's. I was not impressed with any aspect of that product other than the looks. It's a safety...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 75,594
Views: 8,000,261
Posted By Barron
I had a similar one, just make sure you check it...

I had a similar one, just make sure you check it out in direct sunlight to make sure you can see it well. If you can barely see it, looking right at it imagine how much of a warning it is to drivers...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 08:23 PM
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Views: 8,000,261
Posted By Barron
Agreed, I had a couple guys tell me they couldn't...

Agreed, I had a couple guys tell me they couldn't tell if it was even on when I hit my brakes in the daytime, so I got rid of it.

This is what I had on there for a while...
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 08:09 PM
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Views: 8,000,261
Posted By Barron
LOL, I too had to go back to OEM when I brought...

LOL, I too had to go back to OEM when I brought mine to Japan... well, kinda OEM :evil

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab155/Barronvoncharron/mybike_zps9b863d54.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 07:56 PM
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Posted By Barron
Here's what mine looked like after it was cut to...

Here's what mine looked like after it was cut to fit...

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab155/Barronvoncharron/IMG_0930.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 75,594
Views: 8,000,261
Posted By Barron
Have you rewired anything recently? You...

Have you rewired anything recently?

You have light when you go from the battery to the light, but not through the normal path that means there is either an open or a short. Without knowing...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 03:34 AM
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Views: 8,000,261
Posted By Barron
Meh, there's not a damn thing wrong with being a...

Meh, there's not a damn thing wrong with being a beer snob... at least that's what i keep telling myself :deal

If ya like drinking good, strong beer, I suggest you look into making your own. It's...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 06:47 PM
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Views: 8,000,261
Posted By Barron
Not a guru but... If you can't see oil on...

Not a guru but...

If you can't see oil on the dipstick after warming it up you need to add more before you ride it. The 1.9l is a "guide". I add oil until it's at the full mark.

Run the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9,292
Views: 1,858,340
Posted By Barron
I like the "Is it fast" question (especially...

I like the "Is it fast" question (especially since I ride an XR650L), I'm not sure where I heard it first but my response is "I can out run just about any car you can think of.... as long as I get to...
Forum: Trials 08-20-2014, 08:13 PM
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Views: 97,952
Posted By Barron
Got pics?

Got pics?
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 75,594
Views: 8,000,261
Posted By Barron
That will definitely mess up his COG. It HAS to...

That will definitely mess up his COG. It HAS to be the green one. If not using the green wire, the power going to the gyro (the cylindrical object behind the cylinder) will be out of phase and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 75,594
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Posted By Barron
You're probably right about the extra rear...

You're probably right about the extra rear sprocket wear, but if I had to choose between two components to replace because of wear, one being the drive shaft and the other being the rear sprocket, I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 75,594
Views: 8,000,261
Posted By Barron
Dremel on the sprocket on the side that faces the...

Dremel on the sprocket on the side that faces the engine on the shoulders of the teeth. It doesn't take much so just do a little bit at a time then try it again. Don't hammer too hard either, it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 75,594
Views: 8,000,261
Posted By Barron
Guys with 13T sprockets have reported excessive...

Guys with 13T sprockets have reported excessive wear of the chain sliders. YMMV, but it's something to keep an eye on should you go that route.

Does your chain have a clip for a master link? ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 75,594
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Posted By Barron
Why not just tap it up to the next size and get a...

Why not just tap it up to the next size and get a new bolt?

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 04:47 AM
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Posted By Barron
Maybe you should check compression. -Barron

Maybe you should check compression.

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 75,594
Views: 8,000,261
Posted By Barron
I have to second what Steve said. I've ran...

I have to second what Steve said. I've ran 15/40, 15/43(or maybe a 42 I can't check it right now), 15/45 and am now running 14/48. I've used all but the last combo on the highway. I have a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9,292
Views: 1,858,340
Posted By Barron
Them: What are you doing? Me: Using my phone to...

Them: What are you doing?
Me: Using my phone to look up a funny thread called "Stupid questions people ask you when stopped"
Them: :roflI'm sorry, I thought you were looking up a filtering/cell...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 75,594
Views: 8,000,261
Posted By Barron
I got mine at sidewindersprockets.com. They have...

I got mine at sidewindersprockets.com. They have great customer service and will make whatever you want... within reason of course. The sprocket I got from them last has 7500 miles on it and other...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 75,594
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Posted By Barron
If you are going to go with Drew Estate, you...

If you are going to go with Drew Estate, you might want to call it the Natural :rofl
http://www.cigarsinternational.com/samplers/56866/natural-by-drew-estate-egg/

BTW, it's a terrible smoke.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 75,594
Views: 8,000,261
Posted By Barron
I worked through this same issue. The 42 might...

I worked through this same issue. The 42 might be too much for the engine though, especially if there have been no power upgrades performed. I originally went with a 15/40, but that just didn't...
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