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Forum: The Garage 12-28-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,639
Posted By motomonte
low cost solution...you can use a hacksaw...

low cost solution...you can use a hacksaw blade(fine toothed ej.32) with the teeth going backwards so they'll cut on the upward stroke,also try to hold it at an angle so it cuts in a taper,this works...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 705,160
Posted By motomonte
Here's a few mods that I've done to my xr650l...

Here's a few mods that I've done to my xr650l over the years.Most are for
bike protection and some are for hauling gear.
Here's a rack made from stainless steel 3/8" and 1/4" tubbing:...
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,847
Posted By motomonte
for those who like to work with their hands bare...

for those who like to work with their hands bare here's a tip for easier post-cleaning.grab an old bar of soap and scratch it with your fingernails until the're loaded with soap,then wipe of the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By motomonte
Strange,you can hook up the yellow wires in any...

Strange,you can hook up the yellow wires in any order.just make sure that you make a good connection (maybe weld them with some lead solder instead of crimped connectors)the headlight does go...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By motomonte
Officer.....Arrest that flame! ...

Officer.....Arrest that flame!

sorry,:rofl:rofl:roflI had to.....

If you plan on riding trails you should have one,wether the laws require them or not,just my 2cts.
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 48,453
Posted By motomonte
my thumper at Luquillo Beach, Puerto Rico ...

my thumper at Luquillo Beach, Puerto Rico http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n194/motomonte/paisajes/PICT0057.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2008, 04:16 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 48,453
Posted By motomonte
Luquillo ,Puerto Rico

IMG]http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n194/motomonte/paisajes/PICT0057.jpg[/IMG]






ps: can somebody fix the link so the photo appears directly in the post?
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By motomonte
" the way I narrowed it down to the regulator was...

" the way I narrowed it down to the regulator was to unplug it and start the bike.. It ran fine without hte regulator.. Therefore the stator must be working.
Is this an acurate assumption ??" ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,387
Posted By motomonte
i looked at the racks at various sites and found...

i looked at the racks at various sites and found them to be a little pricie so i made one myself.it's made of 3/8 ss tubbing and has enough clearance to keep the stock toolbag....
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,375
Posted By motomonte
I have that same pipe in my bike (xr650l) and...

I have that same pipe in my bike (xr650l) and tough it is louder than stock it's not that loud.one thing i notticed is that your pipe doesn't have an end cap.they come both closed and open.i have the...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,721
Posted By motomonte
Yup,that happened because the air inside the...

Yup,that happened because the air inside the threaded hole could'nt get out,so basically it built enough psi to pop it out...always have used nickel based antiseize on aluminum.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,284
Posted By motomonte
Currently I have a set of pirelli scorpions a/t...

Currently I have a set of pirelli scorpions a/t on my bike,the front is a 90/90 21 and the rear is a 180/40-18.no clearance problems at all (mind that i took off the plastic chain guard) good street...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,699
Posted By motomonte
what's the best bike for "x" type of riding being...

what's the best bike for "x" type of riding being it street,trails,motocross,track,etc.?personally i think that this question is the same for everithing that we have.my bike is the best because it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By motomonte
I've always run on 89 on my xr650l and tried 93...

I've always run on 89 on my xr650l and tried 93 with no noticeable gains wathsoever,i even use leftover 2t gas from my lawnmower (i think i'm adding a little life to the piston rings).anyway i think...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By motomonte
one thing that i've read in some posts is that...

one thing that i've read in some posts is that you'll need some load equalisers for the turn signals,that is if you're going led with them too.anyway they are a big improvement over the stock setup...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,628
Posted By motomonte
I noticed that you had a hard time trying to lift...

I noticed that you had a hard time trying to lift the bike,good thing that you where riding with a buddy,I've found that the best way to pick up a bike is to put your back against the bike (fuel tank...
Forum: Americas 04-21-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By motomonte
http://www.ducatipr.com/site_map.asp(sportbikes) ...

http://www.ducatipr.com/site_map.asp(sportbikes)

http://www.canaanbikerental.com/home.htm (harleys)

sorry for the late post,I don't visit this thread often...
welcome to puerto rico
Forum: Latin America 04-18-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By motomonte
welcome to puerto rico

Bienvenido! (welcome)Right now I'm living in Luquillo wich is about a 1/2 hr. drive from San Juan.I'm riding a honda xr650l that I use for commuting and the occasional trail ride.As for a place to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,090
Posted By motomonte
Yup!Long slide at about 60mph....that's why...

Yup!Long slide at about 60mph....that's why there's a pipe cover and teflon strips on the side panels:evilIt's all part of the "frequent slidder club" .On the other hand the rack proved to be sturdy...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,090
Posted By motomonte
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n194/motomonte/...

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n194/motomonte/2006_0401Image0023.jpg
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n194/motomonte/elyunqueenero20062005.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By motomonte
One good choice are the Pirelly Scorpions.They...

One good choice are the Pirelly Scorpions.They come in two flavors:A/T and S/T (dirt oriented and street oriented)I''ve got a pair of A/T's on my '05xr650L and have performed very well till...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,615
Posted By motomonte
Once had a clutch cable break in that part of the...

Once had a clutch cable break in that part of the trail where one says "I think we are far enough,lets head back".just unscrewed the tip of a sparkplug and crimped it with a visegrip (what self...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By motomonte
Been there a few times,just get one of those...

Been there a few times,just get one of those spotting mirros that stick to the rear vie mirros.You can find them at any auto parts.A 4"-4 1/2" mirror will fit just fine.Aftermarket mirros tend to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,346
Posted By motomonte
The dude''s name is Piero from Italy,trickest xr...

The dude''s name is Piero from Italy,trickest xr I've ever seen...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,016
Posted By motomonte
All this LEO prescence may be due to an article...

All this LEO prescence may be due to an article recently published in a motorcycle mag wich showed a few photos and a story about this guys that make a living shooting the crashes and casings...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By motomonte
Hi KaribKLR,beatiful island St.Thomas and an...

Hi KaribKLR,beatiful island St.Thomas and an awesome place to go diving.Here nearby in Puerto Rico we also have some problems with the mangoes since in some rural road they literally cover the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,376
Posted By motomonte
You could also try the Pirelli MT90 Scorpion...

You could also try the Pirelli MT90 Scorpion A/T.They will last as much as the S/T's and are more dirt worthy.Good luck.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,031
Posted By motomonte
Had that same problem with my xr650l.did a few...

Had that same problem with my xr650l.did a few mods including a fork brace and chopping the front fender but in the end came down to proper tire mounting,take a closer look at the wheel,lift the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2007, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By motomonte
Maybe your rotors are a little worn thus forming...

Maybe your rotors are a little worn thus forming a ridge at the rotor edges,try expanding the pads a little before taking the wheel out tough you should remove the caliper anyways...good chance to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 75,581
Views: 7,997,032
Posted By motomonte
Here's mine,tough there's a few more mods that...

Here's mine,tough there's a few more mods that haven't had the time to upload.Too busy riding daily while the rain's awayyyy:evil...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,400
Posted By motomonte
I had the same problem on mine when fitting a...

I had the same problem on mine when fitting a pair of acerbis rally guards.the end of the levers extended out of the handguards,seached for aftermarket shortie levers but only found clutch levers...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By motomonte
at least they're better than a pair of...

at least they're better than a pair of sneakers....
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2007, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By motomonte
Just read in some other forum... :185wats @ 5000...

Just read in some other forum... :185wats @ 5000 rpm
So maybe it's the battery or a relay....
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 4,962,857
Posted By motomonte
Thanks Adh007 and Ladd,regarding the pipes I...

Thanks Adh007 and Ladd,regarding the pipes I think that I'll keep the stock anchor tough they still look cool.Sorry but I'm by no means a Mexican cruiser...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 4,962,857
Posted By motomonte
exhaust swap

I'm looking for a dual pipe transalp exhaust.Is there a place where I can see a full picture of it (off the bike) .I really like those pipes and I would like to graft them into an XR650L.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2007, 03:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,617
Posted By motomonte
(4x)faceplants on the street,ALL of them at...

(4x)faceplants on the street,ALL of them at NIGHT.now specially aware after dark.upgrading lights surely helps a lot.
Question? what atgatt stands for???
Forum: Regional forums 01-21-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By motomonte
anybody in puerto rico?

just wondering if theres some other fellow adventurers here in puerto rico besides myself.
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