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Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 10:08 AM
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Posted By marc11
Thumbs up for FirstGear Customer Service

I have always been a big supporter of their products. I currently own 8 items of their gear and have owned 4 or 5 others in the last.

One thing about their gear was if they said it was waterproof...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8,226
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Posted By marc11
I'm going to soak it with some PB Blaster for a...

I'm going to soak it with some PB Blaster for a few days and give it another try. Maybe a little heat too.

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Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2013, 11:59 AM
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Posted By marc11
Stuck Oil Screen Bolt

I hve the banjo bolt out, but for the life of me I cannot get the oil screen bolt in the frame to loosen. Tried a breaker bar, tried tapping it with a hammer no luck. I didn't want to snap or strip...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2013, 02:07 PM
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Posted By marc11
Anyone have one they aren't using? Need the cage...

Anyone have one they aren't using? Need the cage mostly. Will buy or trade my KN for it. Please PM me if you have one. Thanks!

Edited found one thanks.

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Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 05:16 AM
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Posted By marc11
The xr is more than capable against newer bikes....

The xr is more than capable against newer bikes. Hell even my 13 year old stock suspension works great on this bike.

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-08-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,221
Posted By marc11
Not for nothing but REALLY you worried about how...

Not for nothing but REALLY you worried about how your wife would yell at you over damage to YOUR bike????? If that was your biggest concern you have other issues at home IMHO. She is your partner...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2013, 02:25 PM
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Posted By marc11
The ride is 1000 miles and 350 is on road. So...

The ride is 1000 miles and 350 is on road. So high rpm stuff while the off road will be high heat stuff.

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Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2013, 12:00 PM
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Posted By marc11
Just going by what Honda put in the manual. I use...

Just going by what Honda put in the manual. I use filter skins and agree they work great. New brakes and spare cables will be with me. Good call on the master link, thanks.

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Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 02:50 PM
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Posted By marc11
Yes because there is no reason to be an asshat...

Yes because there is no reason to be an asshat and blind the hell out of everyone around me....respect on the road is a two way street. Yeah yeah I get the visibility argument but there are other...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 04:15 AM
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Posted By marc11
Thanks. I will be brining spares but didn't think...

Thanks. I will be brining spares but didn't think about the oil filter. Good tip.

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Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 04:14 AM
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Posted By marc11
Thanks. Mine doesn't use any oil thst I can see...

Thanks. Mine doesn't use any oil thst I can see but I check it normslly during trail rides. I'll have some oil with me just in case.

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Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 07:17 PM
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Posted By marc11
For those that dual sport the xr400, I have a 4...

For those that dual sport the xr400, I have a 4 day 1000 mile ride coming up. 650 of the miles are on dirt the rest is road. Any things that should prevent me from taking my xr on this ride? ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2013, 10:01 AM
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Posted By marc11
Check the fuse and the relay yet?

Check the fuse and the relay yet?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-24-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 26,801
Posted By marc11
And provides a warranty....

And provides a warranty....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-08-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By marc11
Indeed. Its good enough to get me through the...

Indeed. Its good enough to get me through the season.

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-07-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By marc11
Great thanks. I tightened the spokes last night....

Great thanks. I tightened the spokes last night. There were a lot of loose ones. They all have the same ping now. Heading for a test ride shortly.

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-06-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By marc11
Yeah I thought about trying my own hand at...

Yeah I thought about trying my own hand at tightening the spokes at the high spot. I mean what do I have to lose???

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-06-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By marc11
Looking for wheel truing NY area

I need to get the front wheel on my klr trued. I normally use Woodys, in fact they are building me an Excel rear rim for my xr as I type this. However this is a minor issue and was hoping to save the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2013, 04:49 AM
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Posted By marc11
Suspension issue....help please

On my 2009 KLR, the front end feels like it is bouncing up and down at low speeds, as if the road were all rippled. This is worse below 45 MPH and worse when the tank is close to empty, improves a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2013, 04:52 AM
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Posted By marc11
Two kicks when cold, one kick once warm. Easy to...

Two kicks when cold, one kick once warm. Easy to start really. Unless you crash and its 95 degrees out and your standing in a mud puddle with five guys watching..... Then yeah it sucks.

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Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,498
Posted By marc11
They will work fine. I've done a fair amount of...

They will work fine. I've done a fair amount of mud with them. So long as you air down, maintain a slow pace and manage the throttle you will get by.

On road and hard pack, if you keep the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,498
Posted By marc11
I am on my third set. My thoughts are, the front...

I am on my third set. My thoughts are, the front needs at least 32 PSI or it will cup badly witin 7000 miles. On my bike, the cupping got so bad that the tires will howl and vibrate a bit at highway...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 05:42 PM
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Posted By marc11
I suggest you buy the service manual. Sent...

I suggest you buy the service manual.

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Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2013, 12:04 PM
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Posted By marc11
I use the save as I do all my bikes rotella...

I use the save as I do all my bikes rotella 15w40.

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Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2013, 08:53 AM
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Posted By marc11
Yeo compressed air works for me. As for tools I...

Yeo compressed air works for me. As for tools I tried the motion pro tool, I couldn't get the tool and plug out at the same time. The Honda tool fits and works perfect for me.

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Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2013, 07:17 AM
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Posted By marc11
Great tip. I use it on all threads I want to be...

Great tip. I use it on all threads I want to be sure to get back out.

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Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8,226
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Posted By marc11
That is what I am thinking too. Well it has the...

That is what I am thinking too. Well it has the correct plug in there now and runs fine as I expected. Amazing where people will cut corners to save a few bucks. I mean I got this plug from XRs...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8,226
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Posted By marc11
Spark Plug

Can anyone think of why the PO of my bike may have been running an NGK BR8ES spark plug? I finally got the Honda plug tool and pulled the plug and noticed the wrong plug is in there. Bike ran fine...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8,226
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Posted By marc11
Valve adjust gone wrong

So after checking my valves I went for a ride and the valves sounded bad; just clicking away. But the bike ran better than it ever had, so strong, purred like a kitten.

Decided it wasn't right to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8,226
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Posted By marc11
I think you need to get some solder and shrink...

I think you need to get some solder and shrink wrap or posilocks and secure those connections the correct way. You are just asking for trouble later with twist cap connections imho.

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Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8,226
Views: 1,591,880
Posted By marc11
Even better. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747...

Even better.

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Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8,226
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Posted By marc11
Seems easy enough especially with pics is the...

Seems easy enough especially with pics is the chain riveted on?

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Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 03:39 AM
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Posted By marc11
Great to know. I'll do it when I do the valve...

Great to know. I'll do it when I do the valve seals.

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Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8,226
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Posted By marc11
I've rebuilt several top ends, I can manage a...

I've rebuilt several top ends, I can manage a wrench add follow the shop guide. Ill give the tensionor a check first.

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Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8,226
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Posted By marc11
Hmmm didn't think of that. Any easy way to check?...

Hmmm didn't think of that. Any easy way to check?

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Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8,226
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Posted By marc11
Went back in, two were a bit loose, tightened...

Went back in, two were a bit loose, tightened them up. Bike fired up in one kick and ran well. Vales still seen loud to me but no different than before. Might just be normal valve train noise.
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Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8,226
Views: 1,591,880
Posted By marc11
Help cannot kick over

After a valve adjustment I cannot kick my XR over. I can rotate it to the compression stroke but the kicker just locks up. I thought maybe I over adjusted it and was hitting a valve, but if I pull...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8,226
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Posted By marc11
I confirmed my baja set up is Grip,Switch,Decomp...

I confirmed my baja set up is Grip,Switch,Decomp lever, Clutch lever. Hth

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Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8,226
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Posted By marc11
I need to check but I think I have it clutch,...

I need to check but I think I have it clutch, decompress and then switch. I'll check in about an hour when I get home.

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Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8,226
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Posted By marc11
I was able to adjust the cable enough at the...

I was able to adjust the cable enough at the engine side to slide my lever all the way over and make room for the light switch. No idea if it is fully opening but with the lever pulled in I can kick...
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