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Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 09:50 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Depending on cost, I might also be interested in...

Depending on cost, I might also be interested in an adjustable CDI. I have not been able to justify the ignitech model to myself, so there's that factor...

I absolutely love the Anakee 3 tires -...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 01:45 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I agree with this sentiment, and is exactly what...

I agree with this sentiment, and is exactly what I do. The amount of wear while the clutch is fully disengaged is minimal at best. I suppose you could argue that you're stretching the springs or...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 12:18 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Oh, BTW - here's my winter project. Honda...

Oh, BTW - here's my winter project. Honda Varadero, XL1000V. Coming back to the states with me this summer. Super fun road bike.
Stripping goo gone that the PO poorly applied everywhere, checking...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 12:14 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Yes, I'm on here every day. Maybe I should start...

Yes, I'm on here every day. Maybe I should start insisting that people learn how to use the multi-quote function like some others (who don't use multi-quote) seem so nefariously concerned about the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 12:12 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I enjoy the posts about the XRL. I personally...

I enjoy the posts about the XRL. I personally feel like I've had to spend WAY too much time skimming past posts about other bikes lately, given this thread is supposed to be dedicated to our XRL's......
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 08:37 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I was going to say - 25/30 mpg sounds really low...

I was going to say - 25/30 mpg sounds really low to me. Even for that type of riding. After messing with the jets and settling on slightly larger than stock, I'm floating around 40/45 mpg. I have the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 02:09 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Not more than 41k miles... worked for bwalsh :rofl

Not more than 41k miles... worked for bwalsh :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 01:20 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I've had my double-take mirrors up to 85mph...

I've had my double-take mirrors up to 85mph without the wind changing where they're aimed. I'm not thrilled with the vibration, since they can't make use of the Honda vibration damping insert, but...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 02:09 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
The BMW ergos didn't do it for my frame size when...

The BMW ergos didn't do it for my frame size when I test rode an 850GS. I wasn't interested in going with the 1200 series because at that engine size I'm more interested in a street only bike. I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 12:15 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I've found that Amazon prices are often lower...

I've found that Amazon prices are often lower than a variety of other sites as well. Interestingly, if you buy through the "Amazon approved" vendor and spend more than $35, you almost always get free...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 11:33 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Rules are the same in the Air Force, too... funny...

Rules are the same in the Air Force, too... funny that ;)
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 12:02 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Isn't that what Alvin is for?

Isn't that what Alvin is for?
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 11:12 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
From experience, I can tell you that riding on...

From experience, I can tell you that riding on road (not sloshing off road), if you empty the "normal" reserve on a Clarke 4.7 you can gain about a mile of gas by laying the bike over. There's really...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 01:17 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Best combination depends on whether you want to...

Best combination depends on whether you want to ride fast on the highway, have major grunt at low speeds, or a combination of the two. Of course 15/45 is stock, and I personally have been happy with...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 12:08 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Mind sharing more details? DIY, or off the shelf...

Mind sharing more details? DIY, or off the shelf product? Got a link? Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 12:16 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
After riding the 600 pound Varadero for several...

After riding the 600 pound Varadero for several months as my daily commuter, I hopped on the XRL this week for one last trip to work before my winter storage routine. Suddenly, it feels like a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 02:59 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Depending on how much space you're looking for,...

Depending on how much space you're looking for, the toolbox by Stanley in either 23" or 28" might fit the bill. I got my 28" one off Amazon for $29.99... Nice seal, seems to be pretty sturdily built....
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 11:50 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I've got your " Bell Bottom " jean saver right...

I've got your " Bell Bottom " jean saver right here:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/18/Skalm_2.JPG

As in, it'll save you from ever having to wear them again!
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 09:33 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I'm thinking you should probably avoid any oil...

I'm thinking you should probably avoid any oil that goes on the tires. Bad combo. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 12:57 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Just at a glance, why not turn the straps around...

Just at a glance, why not turn the straps around 180 so the loose end is pointed towards the rear instead of the front. Then it should be behind the side cover, and you'd tighten from the back...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 01:17 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Haha - yes, that's what I meant. I don't have a...

Haha - yes, that's what I meant. I don't have a windscreen on the XRL, so it's definitely noticeable to me.
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 01:54 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I do like the looks of the CRF230L front fender,...

I do like the looks of the CRF230L front fender, however, if you ride in wet weather be aware that it does provide significantly more spatter than the stock one does.
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 07:31 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
They did - just not for the US market. Granted,...

They did - just not for the US market. Granted, the 1000cc offering they have (the Varadero) isn't exactly lightweight, and I would not want to take it down anything where I knew I'd have to be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 09:25 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I unplugged the bulb, and measured voltage at...

I unplugged the bulb, and measured voltage at both pins with reference to the barrel. Strangely enough, 11.5V on one, 13V on the other :huh (with engine running.)
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 09:02 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
That was my first guess too, which is why I...

That was my first guess too, which is why I disconnected the wires for the foot switch under the seat. Now, if they're NC (normally closed) switches, then I could see that disconnecting the plug...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 08:31 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Looks like it's my turn to do some electrical...

Looks like it's my turn to do some electrical gremlin finding on the XRL. Have been riding the new Varadero to work since the middle of October, and finally had a nice afternoon to get both bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 02:42 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
No offense intended, but I feel bad for El Senor...

No offense intended, but I feel bad for El Senor every time you post these. I followed Bryce's adventure to Ushuaia and back, and it's pretty admirable how tough our XRL is, despite both your efforts...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 03:19 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Just shy of 100hp, yeah. A lot better wind...

Just shy of 100hp, yeah. A lot better wind protection for the segments of my commute that hit 120kph (75mph), too!
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 04:01 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
As promised, a pic of the new steed hanging with...

As promised, a pic of the new steed hanging with the XRL. Complications abounded getting the title transferred, traffic on the way to the chunnel, then had a credit card issue at the pump on the way...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 04:46 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Sorry - thought I mentioned it a few days ago....

Sorry - thought I mentioned it a few days ago. Honda Varadero (XL1000), 2004 with ABS and fuel injection. Will post a pic of it sharing the garage with my XR650L when I get it home tomorrow night....
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 11:16 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
On closer inspection, you're absolutely right. I...

On closer inspection, you're absolutely right. I mistook the grip for the weather plug for a switch knob. I probably should swap out the grips and do something about the vibes - but I'm picking up my...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 02:10 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Looks good to me, AZ TOM. What's that switch next...

Looks good to me, AZ TOM. What's that switch next to the blinkers? Has it held up well? I'm trying to find recommendations on a handlebar mounted switch to use for hazards.



Haha - according to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 08:22 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
@tft - Keep in mind that LED's are available in a...

@tft - Keep in mind that LED's are available in a variety of colors if you don't want them to all be red, as it appears ThumpnRed has done. You could match the OEM colors, or come up with your own...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 06:21 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Yeah, I ended up settling on the 2004 model year...

Yeah, I ended up settling on the 2004 model year since it fit in the budget I could afford. First year with ABS, 6 speed trans, and FI all combined. 2003 had some of those, 2007 got further upgrades...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 03:06 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Nice morning commute

Picking up a Honda Varadero this weekend, so this will be towards the end of my commuting on the XRL (still keeping it for weekend fun.) Had a nice view to enjoy while dodging cars on the Belgian...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 04:41 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Dirt - about 50/50. Up and over some logs,...

Dirt - about 50/50. Up and over some logs, through some axle height mud, etc. Lots of miles back and forth to work on "paved" roads, too.

Tuxedo - no.
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 09:04 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Aren't the "deathwings" the tires that come on...

Aren't the "deathwings" the tires that come on the bike from the factory? If so, I ran about 3000 miles on mine. Because I'm even cheaper than RZRob...:D
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 12:55 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Pretty sure the link is: ...

Pretty sure the link is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUq1EXOxdLs

But, it says it's blocked in my country :(::cry
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 11:29 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Not in his nature, I've gathered...

Not in his nature, I've gathered...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 01:43 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Yet sometimes it bleeds out anyway...

Yet sometimes it bleeds out anyway...
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