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Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:55 AM
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Posted By RZRob
OK you win

That's the nicest looking XRL I've ever seen.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 09:41 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Maybe weld a nut on the plug? RZ Eob

Maybe weld a nut on the plug?

RZ Eob
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 05:21 PM
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Posted By RZRob
YES & YES. I use the wrap because I kept burning...

YES & YES. I use the wrap because I kept burning my pants from turning around wondering where all my [slower] friends were. It's really worked well, but on my totally dirt bike, I noticed brushing...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 75,552
Views: 7,991,993
Posted By RZRob
I like the Powerbomb. I like the quality. Get the...

I like the Powerbomb. I like the quality. Get the heat shield and I recommend a wrap too as I kept burning my pants. I've got the Mega on the 450X. To be honest the FMF just stands out as the best...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 06:22 AM
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Posted By RZRob
All I've seen there's a threaded spike. Snip 3/8"...

All I've seen there's a threaded spike. Snip 3/8" off the wire and shove and thread 3-4 complete turns.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 06:37 AM
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Posted By RZRob
One more thing to pack

Here's what you needed:

http://www.guns.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/m1_type_flamethrower.jpg


RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 12:38 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Windscreen & GPS Mounted

So after doing the USD conversion, I'd also gone to ProTapers and lost my windscreen & GPS, so today I made new mounts. Better than the previous style. Basically coming off upper TC. Got longer...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 75,552
Views: 7,991,993
Posted By RZRob
Time to look for a totaled Shadow and make a...

Time to look for a totaled Shadow and make a Frankenbike - V-twin water cooled with a shaft drive. Who knows, you might start something.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 06:22 AM
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Posted By RZRob
And building off of this, I simply tapped into...

And building off of this, I simply tapped into the key switch harness. One side is switched and one side is not. Child's play. I've got my GPS, my phone, my heated grips and an accessory plug all off...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 10:05 PM
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Posted By RZRob
:deal Never click an anonymous link from a...

:deal
Never click an anonymous link from a newbie.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 04:25 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Timeless beauty. RZ Rob

Timeless beauty.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 12:14 PM
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Posted By RZRob
On my old XR, I got it cheap because the guy had...

On my old XR, I got it cheap because the guy had lost a cam gear bolt and all 4 valves tapped the piston (minor divots). This concerned me, so I did a leak test (poured gas in intake & exhaust...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 10:46 AM
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Posted By RZRob
3 year signed-up. Thanks Daddyo, RZ Rob

3 year signed-up. Thanks Daddyo,

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 06:10 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Note the damper mounting points on Steve's pic....

Note the damper mounting points on Steve's pic. Taller bar mounts enable damper submount. Different damper arm is available from Scotts (puller required to change arm). Oh and you'll need RSW frame...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:03 PM
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Posted By RZRob
You'll still have axle & drive procurement...

You'll still have axle & drive procurement challenges.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:00 PM
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Posted By RZRob
I've had a set for sale cheap ($90) on Craigslist...

I've had a set for sale cheap ($90) on Craigslist for almost a month now.

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mpo/4634834822.html

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,512
Posted By RZRob
Farkled-out 2006 XR650L - Daily Driver ...

Farkled-out 2006 XR650L - Daily Driver
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/rzrob/XR%20ETC/E7E04096-AD02-407A-A3C5-0679198EB252_zpsmlhj6sxd.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,865
Posted By RZRob
Dust

Yes I did a long ride on my XR650L and on my 450R you can just speed-up until the bike planes. Then it's easy. It was terrifying trying to do the same on my XRL.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 05:46 AM
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Posted By RZRob
I guess I'd consider the 2.5", but I'm quite...

I guess I'd consider the 2.5", but I'm quite content with the 120 606 and the worry about chain clearance and overall fitment within the swing-arm.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 02:35 PM
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Posted By RZRob
I think $50 sounds fair for both sides. ...

I think $50 sounds fair for both sides.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 10:29 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Off the side of Pike's Peak maybe...:lol3 ...

Off the side of Pike's Peak maybe...:lol3

RZ Rob
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,190
Posted By RZRob
Vicarious Thrill

Really enjoyed the ride report so far. Great photos, views, food and adventures. I hope to accomplish a similar ride someday soon. I've got an XR650L, but looking at a big KTM. Now may have to look...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 07:14 PM
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Posted By RZRob
That's all fine except the tanks the first thing...

That's all fine except the tanks the first thing to go in the bin.

What I'm hearing is someone needs to make vintage graphics. I'd totally dig that.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 11:43 PM
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Posted By RZRob
OK, I'm with you. I'd look really closely at the...

OK, I'm with you. I'd look really closely at the needle and any evidence of a Dave's mod off base slightly - like too big of a hole on the slide, or different spring and hole and clip position wrong....
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Well you're not giving us enough specific details...

Well you're not giving us enough specific details about what's going on here. What does 'doesn't know what to do' mean?

I guess I'd be looking beyond your first choices. The fact that you've had...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,865
Posted By RZRob
Great shots

Totally digging this. I've got an XR650L myself. Wondering if I could endure such a ride. I've got the GoPro and thinking the timed still shots is a great application. Most of my videos are boring -...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 02:29 PM
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Posted By RZRob
I am very impressed. Even on my IMS tank, without...

I am very impressed. Even on my IMS tank, without the big fin head, my petcock touches the head. At the very least I thought it would get too hot. I wish I had a "petcock extender" so does my wife....
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 09:03 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Laugh Actually it would lower the CG because now the...

Actually it would lower the CG because now the heavier (more voluminous) rocker would ride lower. :D

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 07:59 PM
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Posted By RZRob
USD Spring Research

So I did a little homework and think I got my front suspension figured out. I had a friend that insisted I put these heavier springs in my CRF forks before I put them on the bike. Well, the bike rode...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 75,552
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Posted By RZRob
I run crappy gas all the time. Bike loves it. ...

I run crappy gas all the time. Bike loves it.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 06:08 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Yippie 5K

Awesome, I got to post on page 5,000! :1drink

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 75,552
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Posted By RZRob
On my CRFX, I went with the Acerbis taillight and...

On my CRFX, I went with the Acerbis taillight and license plate holder, but I also added the brake/tail replacement light for the stock CRF450X fender. It really brightened things up considerably....
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 75,552
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Posted By RZRob
I think FMV should be in the $1,800 range. Of...

I think FMV should be in the $1,800 range. Of course with new brake fluid...

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 75,552
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Posted By RZRob
I want to like that bike, but it's the heaviest,...

I want to like that bike, but it's the heaviest, most underpowered and under-developed bike of the three. While I like the GS, to me it says "I'm retired." I've still got to clock-in for another...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 75,552
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Posted By RZRob
Oh yes. There's multiple ways to skin a cat. It...

Oh yes. There's multiple ways to skin a cat. It looks like that's an XR650L front wheel (deductive reasoning). I'd just love to see a close up of the rim and workmanship. I'm sure it's fine.

RZ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 75,552
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Posted By RZRob
KTM 1290 Adventure

It looks a little bit "old man" but so am I... I'll call it adventure touring. Google it (or click the pic (http://www.ridermagazine.com/top-stories/2015-ktm-1290-super-adventure-first-look.htm/))...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 75,552
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Posted By RZRob
I wouldn't worry about it, just don't abuse it....

I wouldn't worry about it, just don't abuse it. I've done a few thousand miles fully loaded, but a couple harsh [50 mile] jaunts and the damage was done.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 04:25 PM
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Posted By RZRob
That's why I'm selling the kids :cry RZ...

That's why I'm selling the kids :cry

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 04:23 PM
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Posted By RZRob
I totally understand. I'm using the X wheel,...

I totally understand. I'm using the X wheel, drive and cable. When I saw that bike had the longer [XR] cable I was thinking 'how the heck did they do that?'

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 02:29 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Heck, they're announcing the 1290 Adventure at...

Heck, they're announcing the 1290 Adventure at the end of the month. Go large or go home has always been my motto.

I love the Aprilia, but 200 miles into my typical 400 mile day and my back is...
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