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Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 175,027
Posted By gvthnks
Not CL, but a local classified anyway. ...

Not CL, but a local classified anyway.

http://www.lejeuneyardsales.com/i/43864494
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
They're probably more problematic to get right,...

They're probably more problematic to get right, but the dual carb models are reliable in my opinion.

At least the XR350 I had with dual Carbs was. When I got it they were both trashed from...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,966
Posted By gvthnks
Helps to know what you're interested in. ...

Helps to know what you're interested in. History? There's a Revolutionary war battlefield and a WW2 Battleship in/near Wilmington NC. Patriots Pt. in Charleston is neat.

It just depends on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-15-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,528
Posted By gvthnks
Just flat awesome....x10

Just flat awesome....x10
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
Lol...nothing like teasing... Anyone have a...

Lol...nothing like teasing...

Anyone have a pic of one of these things on or in a cylinder head. None of my four have it bit now I'm curious... Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
I'm only familiar with 86 and newer XR250s. I...

I'm only familiar with 86 and newer XR250s. I thought we were looking for an 86 part. My bad.

I did have an 83 XR350 and don't remember it there either...but I could be wrong. Wish I still...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
Ok, I have four XR250r heads including the one in...

Ok, I have four XR250r heads including the one in my bike. None of them have that item on it, and when I looked at a parts diagram, #5 was a different part altogether. #6 in your diagram iirc. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
Shortlife, post a pic of what you need. Don't...

Shortlife, post a pic of what you need. Don't have access to parts diagrams right now. I may have one on my junkbox.
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
Perfect. I may have exactly what you need. PM...

Perfect. I may have exactly what you need. PM me for my number and we'll work something out.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
Not a simple question. The keepers are what...

Not a simple question. The keepers are what keeps the valve springs captured on the valve stem. The reason they didn't go flying is because they're only a little longer when not captured. The...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
They're the same physically and it'll bolt right...

They're the same physically and it'll bolt right in. I did almost the same swap in reverse. 250r motor in 91 L frame. Easy cheesy.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
I have a stock headlights somewhere but no...

I have a stock headlights somewhere but no cowling for it. Will have to check on plastics
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
606s hold on surprisingly well. I've had them on...

606s hold on surprisingly well. I've had them on other bikes and have a front one on my XR now.

Sounds like a good ride. Wish there were places close to me I could do a 90/20 mile ride. North...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
I'm sure its something simple. Almost always is....

I'm sure its something simple. Almost always is. If it was running before, it'll run again:D
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
If the valves were adjusted properly, the snorkel...

If the valves were adjusted properly, the snorkel won't cause a valve to burn.

In cases like this if you have spark, then dribble a little gas directly into the back of the carb. A few drops...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
Define "lengthy." I have throw over bags for my...

Define "lengthy." I have throw over bags for my KLR that work well enough on my XR. I don't load them as heavily because they rest on the side panels and my KLR has crash bars in the rear to help...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
Just looked odd to me. Your pic of the brand new...

Just looked odd to me. Your pic of the brand new '98 with the mirror, large headlight (vs small light) and tag bracket seems odd too. Street legal parts on a bike with knobbies? At least in the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
Nice. Looks like an aftermarket headlight.

Nice. Looks like an aftermarket headlight.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,187
Posted By gvthnks
If you haven't seen it yet, check out the 250r...

If you haven't seen it yet, check out the 250r thread. Lots of good folks and tons of info. Good luck with it. When I did my frankenbuild on my XR, I bought some parts from local Honda, and some off...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By gvthnks
yeah....ummm...I think that's his signature line...

yeah....ummm...I think that's his signature line dude. Don't think he was calling you stupid.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 144,606
Posted By gvthnks
OK, got the file. Thank you very much. ...

OK, got the file. Thank you very much.

Now the planning begins.:D
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By gvthnks
It's a small bracket that is used to adjust and...

It's a small bracket that is used to adjust and hold tension on the counter balancer chain. Requires periodic adjustment.

They've proven to be a somewhat troublesome spot on the KLR over the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
Insert gratuitous XR shot here... Took the...

Insert gratuitous XR shot here...

Took the son around the back yard yesterday. Was moving bike from the garage to the back shed, but if he hears a motor he's got to come outside. Hard to resist...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
Generally, 86-95 will fit your 94. I think there...

Generally, 86-95 will fit your 94. I think there are some changes in 96 that stop them from being a direct bolt on. I've had 3 models in the 86-95 range and have swapped parts back and forth easily.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
Looks like an older Cobra exhaust to me.

Looks like an older Cobra exhaust to me.
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
I think I have one that is complete that came off...

I think I have one that is complete that came off an 87. It has an aftermarket spring on it and doesn't have any leakage. I can't make any promises as to what kind of shape it's in internally...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,097
Posted By gvthnks
Clean the carb. Simply replacing the parts with...

Clean the carb. Simply replacing the parts with a "rebuild kit" may not fix anything. The little passages and orifices where air and fuel travel probably have some gunk in them and need to be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
I've had good luck pressure washing an older tank...

I've had good luck pressure washing an older tank to get the paint off. Haven't heard of a reliable way to paint a plastic tank and it stay for any length of time.

My tank is white and I kept...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
I agree in that it doesn't matter if the stock...

I agree in that it doesn't matter if the stock hardware is used.
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By gvthnks
depending on where the crack is the head can be...

depending on where the crack is the head can be repaired.
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
Remove the snorkel. That gives you more room to...

Remove the snorkel. That gives you more room to work.
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21,497
Views: 2,542,607
Posted By gvthnks
Why? I'm assuming you meant tire rolling off...

Why? I'm assuming you meant tire rolling off wheel?



Kind of my thoughts but just wasn't sure.
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21,497
Views: 2,542,607
Posted By gvthnks
I'm putting DOT knobbies on my XR, but here's a...

I'm putting DOT knobbies on my XR, but here's a question. When using wheels originally equipped with rim locks, should I retain them if I'm going to be mostly on the road and rarely letting tire...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
15 tooth CS

For those with them, where are you buying your 15t front sprockets from?

Local dealer cannot get one.
Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
The trail is in Richlands NC, near Jacksonville. ...

The trail is in Richlands NC, near Jacksonville.

OK, maybe I'll leave it on. Currently the little bracket that holds the cable on the head is broken so the cable slips out. I figured I didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
Well, I'm in. Did about 25 miles this weekend on...

Well, I'm in. Did about 25 miles this weekend on the little XR and I can't tell you how much fun I had on the bike. I Still have a couple things to work out on it, including more gearing changes...
Forum: Vendors 08-29-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4,127
Views: 878,437
Posted By gvthnks
Another thanks to you John for fixing my light. ...

Another thanks to you John for fixing my light.

As background, I've had these lights for two years (mounted on a different bike) and one of them needed repair. John fixed it and shipped it back...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 73,415
Views: 7,549,441
Posted By gvthnks
Hey, I know that area... There are quite a few...

Hey, I know that area... There are quite a few XR650s here in Jacksonville. None on the forum that I know of but a few riders none the less. All the ones I see are modded.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,219
Posted By gvthnks
The xr250r version has different tank mounts than...

The xr250r version has different tank mounts than the L version. (yours)

The r version, which is a plastic tank, has brackets mounted to the front of the tank that bolts go through and into the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 407,007
Posted By gvthnks
tires

OK, so what's the opinion on the tires? Was thinking about slipping a pair of these onto my XR but thought I'd ask how they handle first. Any opinions yet? I googled and didn't come up with...
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