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Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 05:43 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
I did a 60 mile ride on some really tough trails...

I did a 60 mile ride on some really tough trails the other day, including a 100' tunnel under the roadway in a 48" tall culvert! Glad I'm not claustrophobic.

Anyhow, the recent addition of the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 05:16 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
CloudSplitter, another option is to pick up the...

CloudSplitter, another option is to pick up the block off plate (4D3-1112F-00-00) and gasket (5XT-14815-00-00) from a Raptor 250 and ditch the recirc system altogether. Saves 10 oz. of weight. To do...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 08:11 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Finally got the carbon fiber heatshield for the...

Finally got the carbon fiber heatshield for the titanium Rikizoh header. Certainly lighter than the 2 seperate stock heatshields it replaces.
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Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 06:07 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
The reason I suggested to just send all your gear...

The reason I suggested to just send all your gear to Cogent is that I did it the hard way;

First I took out the rear shock and tried to adjust the preload/sag, had the shock out 3 times before I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 08:41 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Here it is... Planning on...

Here it is...




Planning on sourcing the carbon fiber header heatshield for the titanium header and the DNA air filter and DNA airbox lid soon.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 08:41 PM
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Views: 345,570
Posted By HeadPoseur
Check out my post from page 122 of this thread. ...

Check out my post from page 122 of this thread.

Either check out all of my posts from this site and the XT225/250 site or just call Rick from Cogent Dynamics, send him your forks and shock and he...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 345,570
Posted By HeadPoseur
Another option is to call Rick from Cogent...

Another option is to call Rick from Cogent Dynamics. http://www.motocd.com/mc/ Tell him what you have (XT 250) and what you need from it (wife to feel less vertically challenged). They are a small...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 03:19 PM
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Views: 345,570
Posted By HeadPoseur
Yeah, I was concerned too, but it seemed it was...

Yeah, I was concerned too, but it seemed it was easy to create a customer account online and make payment. I ordered my titanium header as well as some other stuff to get the free freight.

They...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 05:52 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
That's actually a Yamaha rack. It is narrow and...

That's actually a Yamaha rack. It is narrow and with the flush turn signals, the grab bars act as protectors for the signals. I got mine from Webike Japan. Took almost 2 months to show up. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 06:35 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
I was wondering how the remapping went. More...

I was wondering how the remapping went. More power is good for you, but less mpg, not so much. Looks like you do some long rides in the middle of, um, nowhere from what I can see in your pics. You...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 03:26 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
I had planned on installing Race Tech Emulators...

I had planned on installing Race Tech Emulators in the forks, but Rick from Cogent Dynamics convinced me to be a test mule for the Cogent DDC or drop in damper cartridge he has been installing in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 03:00 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
This happened a while ago, but I keep this stem...

This happened a while ago, but I keep this stem as a momento.
Here's what my $100 handlebar stem from my 35lb downhill dual suspension mountain bike looked like BEFORE a trip to the bike shop....
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 03:06 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Gotta give you props for the mega mileage! Glad...

Gotta give you props for the mega mileage! Glad the bike is fixed w/ no damage. Ride on.
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 03:04 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
And here is the other end of the spectrum. Not...

And here is the other end of the spectrum. Not enough torque = leak.

Instead of trusting the specified torque value, gut feeling = leak.

Do a search for torque wrench and crash or death and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 02:36 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Just tryin to figure out what the aversion to...

Just tryin to figure out what the aversion to torque wrenches is?

No one has suggested that the technician at the dealer stripped the bolt while properly using a quality torque wrench, did they?...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 02:18 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Sweet deal! Nice garage! I think I know how...

Sweet deal!

Nice garage! I think I know how many motorcycles you need...just one more! Just one more...just one more. :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 08:18 PM
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Views: 345,570
Posted By HeadPoseur
You say a trip to your Yamaha dealer precluded...

You say a trip to your Yamaha dealer precluded this? So sorry.

When you removed the bolts, did they feel as if they were cross-threaded into your engine case? If not, are you willing to try...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 08:08 PM
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Views: 345,570
Posted By HeadPoseur
Same thing happened to me with my stainless IMS...

Same thing happened to me with my stainless IMS pegs! Website says they fit XT 250...hole is too small. I took 'em to my local machine shop and paid $10 to have them drilled. I knew my bits would...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 05:34 AM
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Views: 345,570
Posted By HeadPoseur
Dave, Not sure if mentioned previously...

Dave,

Not sure if mentioned previously anything about the Pivot Pegs? They look pretty sweet. I did not know they made a version for the XT. How do you like them? Is there anything you were not...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 06:00 PM
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Views: 345,570
Posted By HeadPoseur
How about an altimeter? I could tell you how high...

How about an altimeter? I could tell you how high you are.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 05:58 PM
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Views: 345,570
Posted By HeadPoseur
Sawatch, awesome pics! I can smell that sagebrush...

Sawatch, awesome pics! I can smell that sagebrush from here man. Love 2 fingers rocks!

We still have a good amount of snow in Maine, go figure.

I have done a TON of mods to my XT ovah the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 06:20 PM
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Views: 345,570
Posted By HeadPoseur
My applogies, John, just trying to help out...

My applogies, John, just trying to help out Tapdiggy. Sawatch and Ron 150 feel the 16 countershaft sprocket makes the XT 250 Dual Sport bike underpowered in headwinds and uphills. That 15/42 combo...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 05:02 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
The stock 15 countershaft with your 42 rear...

The stock 15 countershaft with your 42 rear sprocket is even higher gearing than the 16 tooth countershaft with a stock 48 tooth rear (which apparently doesn't work so good according to those that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 03:45 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
I think the float height on your 82 is 26mm + or...

I think the float height on your 82 is 26mm + or - 1mm. You are measuring the height with the carb upside down, correct?

Also check Thumpertalk or Xt225 forum, both have more info on 80's 250's...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 01:41 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
I think a "taco" would be a good addition to the...

I think a "taco" would be a good addition to the XT. If I found one on my bike, I'd eat it....I like Mexi food:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2013, 05:41 AM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
I'm still workin on my carb issues, but pretty...

I'm still workin on my carb issues, but pretty sure I figured what the issue was. I failed to properly align the suction piston spring when I put the carb back together. Oops. We'll see if that was...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2013, 05:12 AM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
It fits like a prom dress, does it come off like...

It fits like a prom dress, does it come off like one too? (ba dum bum) :rofl

That Yamaha skid plate is awesome lookin'. We can't get those here in the states for some reason. I do think it's the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2013, 05:40 AM
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Views: 345,570
Posted By HeadPoseur
Nice engineering on the rack Sawatch. All...

Nice engineering on the rack Sawatch.

All of your attachments look stout.

Just one concern, perhaps. I remember a guy from another forum made his own rear carrier out of copper pipe once....
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2013, 08:17 AM
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Views: 345,570
Posted By HeadPoseur
Waynz, thanks for the info on the master cylinder...

Waynz, thanks for the info on the master cylinder guard. Now that I know one for a WR will work (I have a grinder and a Dremel and I am not afraid to use them), I have at least a couple of options. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2013, 07:30 AM
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Views: 345,570
Posted By HeadPoseur
A2, The #140 main jet is a Yamaha part #...

A2,
The #140 main jet is a Yamaha part # 288-14343-70-00, so you can get that wherever you get your Yam parts.

The jet needle shim. First I ordered a Mikuni shim kit. The outside diameter of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2013, 06:33 PM
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Views: 345,570
Posted By HeadPoseur
Yeah, that's the same way my titanium header is....

Yeah, that's the same way my titanium header is. I like your bracket idea. I just put a screw though one of the long slots on mine, and it looks pretty hack. Then I put the smaller rear heatshield on...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2013, 06:19 PM
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Views: 345,570
Posted By HeadPoseur
I always got questions. Is that the Power Box...

I always got questions.
Is that the Power Box header? Yeah? If so what do you think? Did you do it at the same time you did the FMF? Where did you get it? Now, how many screw 'ya got on that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 345,570
Posted By HeadPoseur
I picked up a Delta 4 exhaust with the optional...

I picked up a Delta 4 exhaust with the optional quiet tip and the carbon heatshield. Got it bolted up today. (got it from Wheeling Cycle)...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-01-2013, 02:35 PM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Ummmmmmmmm........... ...

Ummmmmmmmm...........
http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u426/cantremember1/IMG_3292_zps574b8408.jpg

It's at my local transfer station, I still laugh every time I see it
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2013, 05:54 PM
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Views: 345,570
Posted By HeadPoseur
Nice job with the bike, Waynz! Is that an...

Nice job with the bike, Waynz!

Is that an oversize front tire? Nice job with the shorty turn signals, cool tail light. Where's the fairing from? How bout the front fender? Dig the blue skid plate...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 07:18 AM
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Posted By HeadPoseur
Andrew, What a cool riding place. Those roads...

Andrew,
What a cool riding place. Those roads are in such perfect condition! Where are the chuckholes? Looks like a beautiful place to live/ride. Thanks for taking the time to stop for photos and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 345,570
Posted By HeadPoseur
How has the FI (carb) handled the change in...

How has the FI (carb) handled the change in exhaust? Any notice in performance other than faster all around? Any change in warmup time or anything?

I checked into the Gold Valve on the shock,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 345,570
Posted By HeadPoseur
Wow, looks like you had some perfect fall weather...

Wow, looks like you had some perfect fall weather in the Rockies. Thanks for sharing the pics, the area looks amazing.

I am very happy the springs made the difference, I knew they would. You'll...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 345,570
Posted By HeadPoseur
A couple other sources for suspension tuning...

A couple other sources for suspension tuning info;

Dave Moss Tuning - lots of road racing info, but he does a great job at speaking clearly on each topic. He does a cool series of videos where he...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 345,570
Posted By HeadPoseur
That is wicked cool! I can't see why I have never...

That is wicked cool! I can't see why I have never seen anything like that before. Changing oil level the "regular way" is simple enough, but still takes at least 30 minutes. Your mod makes finding...
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