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Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2013, 06:44 AM
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Posted By Roll_n
You can also lower the bike itself an inch or so...

You can also lower the bike itself an inch or so with a lowering link on the rear and sliding the fork tubes up. That probably is about the same cost or less as a custom seat, kinda the cheap &...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2013, 04:28 AM
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Posted By Roll_n
Just did my 600 mile oil change, and agree with...

Just did my 600 mile oil change, and agree with this- electric feel to the power, it is a bit slower outright, but deceptively quick and fun to drive because there's always a good amount of torque...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5,627
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Posted By Roll_n
NC700 Forum

Hi- Joined the NC700 forum a few days ago, but have yet to be approved by administrators so I can't post or look at pics. :deal

I assume the admins are folks doing this out of the graciousness...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5,627
Views: 1,118,766
Posted By Roll_n
Thanks guys. I joined the NC forum, but I'm not...

Thanks guys. I joined the NC forum, but I'm not 'approved' yet so I can't see the pics of the seat mod. There is a bit of slop in the front of the seat, I can see how that would facilitate raising...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5,627
Views: 1,118,766
Posted By Roll_n
I was really happy they included a red version...

I was really happy they included a red version for '13. Matches my jacket :D

Thanks for the tip on the forum (awaiting acceptance) and the seat. Dunno if I can do the seat now, though it does...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 78,948
Views: 8,657,562
Posted By Roll_n
Cry The XR is gone..

She was the bike for the riding I wish I got to do, but not the ideal for the riding I actually do. The wife has this crazy idea I only need 1 bike, so in the interest of domestic tranquility, I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5,627
Views: 1,118,766
Posted By Roll_n
Thumb Funny thing happened on the way to the Suzuki dealer...

I sold my XR650L on Sat and the project GL500I the week before, so I was looking for a new bike; couldn't stand being bike-less for more than a day...

Had narrowed it down to the Versys,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 78,948
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Posted By Roll_n
sounds sweet, especially the gold chain. That...

sounds sweet, especially the gold chain. That bike may, however, get caught up in pitying fools... :D
Dv
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2012, 05:28 AM
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Posted By Roll_n
Nice color on the frame! love it. welcome, Dv

Nice color on the frame! love it.
welcome,
Dv
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2012, 05:48 AM
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Posted By Roll_n
Paris-Dakar XR

cool old mag article
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17640183&postcount=1340 :deal
Dv
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 43,799
Posted By Roll_n
On the way

My battery totally died, a LFX09AS-BS12 is on the way. Pretty excited to drop the 'growth' off my bike. Should have the new taillight on by the time it gets here...

:clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2012, 06:39 AM
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Posted By Roll_n
cleaned the ground, still nothing. Hooked jumper...

cleaned the ground, still nothing. Hooked jumper cables up to the GL, lit up & turned over fine. Apparently, the battery went from cranking the bike over to completely dead, and still showed 12...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 78,948
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Posted By Roll_n
I did unplug & remove the rear turn signals,...

I did unplug & remove the rear turn signals, dunno how that could have anything to do with it, but I am frequently wrong & screw things up.... It was cranking slowly before that, I had checked w/...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2012, 06:33 PM
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Posted By Roll_n
Electrical gremlin

The piggy has been turning over a bit slow recently, figured my battery was going, even though it is only about 2 yrs old. Well, this morning went to start it, turned over once then nothing. I mean...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 43,799
Posted By Roll_n
Battery CCA

Spud, you went with the LFX09A2, which has 135 cold cranking amps, and it has done good for you in ID. The Shorai site recommends the LFX14A4, which has 210 cca. Have you had any trouble on cold...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2012, 06:44 AM
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Posted By Roll_n
I'm 5'8" and ran mine a while with the forks...

I'm 5'8" and ran mine a while with the forks raised, seemed okay, got used to it. Added a lowering link, seemed okay, got used to it. Dropping the front quickened the steering up a bit by reducing...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2012, 09:12 AM
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Posted By Roll_n
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

My generally stone-reliable XR was hard to start the other day, and died about 50ft out of the driveway. Ran the battery down trying to restart, but not a backfire or nothing. Have driven it a few...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2012, 06:31 PM
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Posted By Roll_n
hehe, kinda partial to the Honda's myself, but...

hehe, kinda partial to the Honda's myself, but the tent garage is pretty inspired, better than working in the rain I 'spose...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2012, 08:30 AM
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Posted By Roll_n
That looks great Mike. Like you needed it any...

That looks great Mike. Like you needed it any lower... :evil
Dv
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2011, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Roll_n
I believe the engines are the same for the CX &...

I believe the engines are the same for the CX & GL's, the main difference is that the chassis for the GL has a Pro-Link rear suspension instead of the twin shock setup on the CX. Since the fork...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2011, 06:56 AM
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Posted By Roll_n
I recently got another Honda to accompany my XRL,...

I recently got another Honda to accompany my XRL, an old Silverwing Interstate. I bought it for $350, and was planning to get it running right & sell/trade it in the spring. After riding it a bit,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2011, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Roll_n
I've noticed that mounting the toolkit on the...

I've noticed that mounting the toolkit on the front fender helps stabilize the front on mine at speed. The weight seems to help dampen front end movement, kinda like the stabilizers bowhunters put...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 10-28-2011, 08:23 PM
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Posted By Roll_n
Minnysotah

Thanks for posting the Illinois stretch, I live near the headwaters of the Miss'ipi in Minnesota, but I'm from the Tennessee River Valley in Northern Alabama. I know some nice roads going south...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2011, 08:18 AM
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Posted By Roll_n
True Dat. Enjoyed his visit, wish I could have...

True Dat. Enjoyed his visit, wish I could have ridden more with him.
Dv
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 78,948
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Posted By Roll_n
I just took some 761's off my bike. I liked how...

I just took some 761's off my bike. I liked how they handled on the road, and with the dyna beads in the tubes, they were butter smooth. The nice balancing from the beads also helped give me pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 78,948
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Posted By Roll_n
Stock Handlebar?

Lots of folks change them out for taller ones, but I'm a short lil' feller, so the stocker works fine for me. It was not, however, able to stay straight when I laid her down on the pavement a while...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2011, 06:10 AM
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Views: 8,657,562
Posted By Roll_n
PM sent- Dv

PM sent-
Dv
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 04:33 PM
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Posted By Roll_n
doh! suppose it might be another day or 2 before...

doh! suppose it might be another day or 2 before you make it to MN...
Dv
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 78,948
Views: 8,657,562
Posted By Roll_n
I can't believe you blacked out the sweet, sweet...

I can't believe you blacked out the sweet, sweet purple.


I keed, I keed. Great looking ride. I just went the other way, tank-wise. Bought mine w/ the Acerbis supertanker on it, and got the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2011, 06:44 AM
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Posted By Roll_n
nice pics & welcome. I like the Supertrapp, have...

nice pics & welcome. I like the Supertrapp, have one I've been meaning to put on mine. How does it sound?

I have a set of passenger pegs I don't need, though I need to keep the mounting bolts. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 78,948
Views: 8,657,562
Posted By Roll_n
Hi VFRXR- Good to have you visit. The XR is...

Hi VFRXR-
Good to have you visit. The XR is a great bike, will keep you happy as you progress in the dirt. This forum is (mainly) about maintaining, repairing, & modifying the XRL. Good thread...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 112,584
Posted By Roll_n
:clap Thanks, very interesting to see the...

:clap

Thanks, very interesting to see the assembly procedures so I can better dream about rebuilding mine someday...
Forum: Face plant 08-04-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,384
Posted By Roll_n
Thanks, & me too on the LAST part! Looks like I...

Thanks, & me too on the LAST part! Looks like I have minor bends in the bar & peg on the right side. Time to 'cold set' them...
Dv
Forum: Face plant 08-04-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,384
Posted By Roll_n
1st time down on pavement

I came up to a green light on my XR650L, and proceeded to turn right kinda quickly. As I did, I noticed a silver-ish sheen to the concrete and pavement. About the time I wondered whether or not it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 78,948
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Posted By Roll_n
V-twin with Pushrods

Just had to have another bike to go with the Hondas
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5zVRYtffJx4/TheNXdfkqfI/AAAAAAAAC30/cBMkv8HKwXM/s400/100_0284.JPG

and fell for this little V...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 78,948
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Posted By Roll_n
I'd put this one in the running for most miles. ...

I'd put this one in the running for most miles.

My piggy is a 2000 w/ 18,500 miles. I love it, but did succumb to a bike with a pushrod'd V-shaped motor recently. pics to come of my recently...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2011, 07:51 AM
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Posted By Roll_n
Thumb Very Nice.

Very Nice.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,406
Posted By Roll_n
Thanks for the tip, that is great site for this...

Thanks for the tip, that is great site for this bike.

Thinking an ADV/GL is the works, so I'm probably gonna sell the hard bags, mountings & fairing. Kinda rough shape (scratches and a few...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,406
Posted By Roll_n
I'm in

The wife is out of town, so I bought myself a new project for my birthday :D

It's an '82 GL500 Silverwing I picked up for $350. Has the fairing and hardbags intact, supposedly needs only a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 78,948
Views: 8,657,562
Posted By Roll_n
Looks like an awesome plan. One suggestion: peel...

Looks like an awesome plan. One suggestion: peel off north at South Dakota and head through the upper peninsula of Michigan and down the east coast of Lake MI on your way to OH. Very nice riding up...
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