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Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 10:17 PM
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Posted By LexLeroy
So... which oil did he use? And which tires? ...

So... which oil did he use? And which tires?

Seriously though, it looks like bwalsh takes good care of his toys.
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By LexLeroy
I used stainless expanding anchors since we use...

I used stainless expanding anchors since we use salt on the roads in the winter and I need to share garage space w/ LexWife's car, which drips crap all over the floor after she drives home in the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 176,466
Posted By LexLeroy
Fillet-brazed w/ low-fuming bronze?

Fillet-brazed w/ low-fuming bronze?
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 80,593
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Posted By LexLeroy
Post a picture of the countershaft w/ the...

Post a picture of the countershaft w/ the sprocket off. You'll get a page or two of advice... free of charge. :D

And tell us how many miles are on the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
It'll be necessary to drill a hole in your rim 4...

It'll be necessary to drill a hole in your rim 4 spokes over from the existing valve hole for their inflator mechanism. Pull up the installation guide on their site and read through it if you think...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,615
Posted By LexLeroy
He's right of course. Factoring out the emotional...

He's right of course. Factoring out the emotional elements the venerable DR is the way to go, given your requirements. I had a 1998. Here it is in the middle of a 5 week / 8500 mile trip that I did...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,615
Posted By LexLeroy
The new Triumphs are supposed to be as reliable...

The new Triumphs are supposed to be as reliable as a claw hammer but I've found them to be cramped, even at 5'10" with a 31" inseam. A Triumph Bonneville-owning buddy and I have traded rides for some...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
The 18" Tubliss is designed for a 2.15" rim,...

The 18" Tubliss is designed for a 2.15" rim, which we have on the XRL. Tires with a thick bead, however, compete for space in the rim's drop well at mounting and dismounting time. For instance Shinko...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,615
Posted By LexLeroy
I went back to your original post and I think...

I went back to your original post and I think that this is what you really want. Seriously. This build is over the top but you could probably do something less radical w/ a pre-rubber mount 883,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,615
Posted By LexLeroy
:hmmmmm CYCLE-ERGO dot COM shows the XR650L as...

:hmmmmm CYCLE-ERGO dot COM shows the XR650L as being less cramped for the hips and knees, but the bars are too low and too far back. Almost everyone changes the bars and adds risers to allow for a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
I've got a bad feeling about this....

I've got a bad feeling about this....
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
It's often possible to bypass Amazon by going...

It's often possible to bypass Amazon by going directly to the seller's site and realize a savings on shipping. Shipping has got to be a big money-maker for Amazon.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
Or sand... and cactus.

Or sand... and cactus.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,615
Posted By LexLeroy
+1. It's all about picking the right tool for the...

+1. It's all about picking the right tool for the job. A few years back some crazy Russian guy from North Carolina did the eastern part of the TAT on a DL1000, including Warloop Rd. in Arkansas, but...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
Excellent idea. I've started carrying rope,...

Excellent idea. I've started carrying rope, carabiners, a folding saw and a small trowel. I (stupidly) ride solo most of the time and self-rescue has become more of an issue as I age and become...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,615
Posted By LexLeroy
KLR w/ a 705 kit or a DR650 w/ a ProCycle 790...

KLR w/ a 705 kit or a DR650 w/ a ProCycle 790 kit. Suspension work is a given for anything that you buy.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
I think that they're fine. Where did you get...

I think that they're fine. Where did you get them? FrankenPig is begging to have more money and effort thrown her way.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
Make one... and spend twice the amount in time...

Make one... and spend twice the amount in time and materials.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8132/8701939478_59e4a02811_b.jpg

Use a rubber-cushioned leveler for indoor use.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
One of my first projects shortly after FrankenPig...

One of my first projects shortly after FrankenPig followed me home -

Stands like this used to be as common as dirt so I figured that I'd find multiple offerings from which to choose. HA! No one...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By LexLeroy
One of the first things that I noticed w/ the...

One of the first things that I noticed w/ the cush hub was how much smoother the XRL was on pavement. Pre-transplant that harshness had to have been transmitted throughout the drive-line resulting...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
Yeah, my mom warned me that it would happen. I...

Yeah, my mom warned me that it would happen. I shoulda' listened.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
Cabelas has 'em in <S>hunter safety</S> KTM...

Cabelas has 'em in <S>hunter safety</S> KTM orange. And lighten the fk up about the grandma glasses.:gerg Some of us are sensitive about that kinda' stuff. (Jeez, where did mine go? I can't mix my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 774,793
Posted By LexLeroy
:dunno It's got the right size bearings for the...

:dunno It's got the right size bearings for the DL650 so it might be worth a look, assuming that the hub width and rotor bolt circle are OK. There's still potential for the left spacer and axle...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
And we lose another to the Dark Side. ...

And we lose another to the Dark Side.

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 774,793
Posted By LexLeroy
It ain't exactly a bolt-n'-go deal - ya' gotta...

It ain't exactly a bolt-n'-go deal - ya' gotta swap out bearings for ones w/ the correct ID, make a new inner spacer, whittle on the left spacer and cut down the shoulder on the axle.

Lot's of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By LexLeroy
If someone wanted to do the 50 cent version it's...

If someone wanted to do the 50 cent version it's just some lathe work to adapt existing spacers or make new ones since the DR has a 20 mm axle and the XRL's is 17 mm. 520 chain sprockets from a 250...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By LexLeroy
The Honda XR650L is notorious for eating...

The Honda XR650L is notorious for eating countershaft splines. I have to cover a lot of pavement to get to any gravel or dirt so I adapted a DR650SE cush drive hub to the old pig.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
Stupid shit knows no age limit. Maybe someone...

Stupid shit knows no age limit. Maybe someone around here has a fully depreciated XRL that they'll loan you for practice - you know, one with a trashcan-tech rear fender for instance. :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 774,793
Posted By LexLeroy
That's a 17" GSXR600 front wheel sporting stock...

That's a 17" GSXR600 front wheel sporting stock dimension DL1000 310 mm rotors. Bolt pattern and hub width are the same between the two bikes although it's necessary to use the longer GSXR rotor...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
Probably a sad commentary :cry but at my age I'm...

Probably a sad commentary :cry but at my age I'm more interested in swapping bikes... and exaggerated stories.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 80,593
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Posted By LexLeroy
Naaah... more likely an engineer. :lol3 How do I...

Naaah... more likely an engineer. :lol3 How do I know? I'm married to one. :fpalm
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 774,793
Posted By LexLeroy
I found EBC rotors at a nice discount online when...

I found EBC rotors at a nice discount online when I did my DL1000's wheel swap.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7185/13588291733_05826403b4_b.jpg

The stock rotors stayed with the stock wheels to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
Thanks. The only thing that I'd do differently...

Thanks. The only thing that I'd do differently would be to use 2 mm shorter spokes on the drive side and 1 mm longer spokes on the brake side. I needed to pull the rim center 3 mm to the left to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
:nod Welcome to my world. I'm in the middle of...

:nod Welcome to my world. I'm in the middle of planning for an Earl's oil cooler under my new headlight - after going through the effort of installing one down low where the emissions crap used to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 774,793
Posted By LexLeroy
What's the ID of the bearings in the wheel that...

What's the ID of the bearings in the wheel that you bought? If it's 20 mm you've got a DL1000 wheel. If it's 17 mm you've got a DL650 wheel from 2006 or before. The DL650 front hub and front brake...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
:nod We old <s>farts</s> bulls need to budget our...

:nod We old <s>farts</s> bulls need to budget our remaining time and energy.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
:nod Yep, although I get caught up in "analysis...

:nod Yep, although I get caught up in "analysis paralysis" and spend too much time staring at stuff and thinking about solutions than actually getting stuff done. Maybe I need to take the lawn chair...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
Oh, that. :lol3 ...

Oh, that. :lol3

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2945/15303345048_90d6b8bd01_b.jpg

DR650SE rear hub w/ an 18" rear rim, 17 mm ID bearings and an additional needle bearing inboard of the sprocket...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
There's a stout after-market 3rd gear available...

There's a stout after-market 3rd gear available for the DR650SE but it's expensive. I think that the XRL w/ the NX650 2nd & 5th gear swaps, plus an oil cooler, makes for the ideal air-cooled package...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 80,593
Views: 8,937,611
Posted By LexLeroy
In addition - Weak 3rd gear Narrower...

In addition -

Weak 3rd gear
Narrower ratio gear box than the XRL

PROCYCLE's 790cc kit makes them kind of interesting however... assuming that you like that sort of thing. :evil

They seem...
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