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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:32 PM
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Posted By Barron
Here's a little something that I use.... ...

Here's a little something that I use....

http://pictutorials.com/electric_power_formula_chart.gif


-Barron
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:12 PM
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Posted By Barron
No, but I can tell you from experience with a LOT...

No, but I can tell you from experience with a LOT of different turn signals that one of the best combinations for visibility IMO is the OEM signal with an LED bulb replacement. They are bright and...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:56 PM
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Posted By Barron
How are the wires attached? Twisted, soldiered...

How are the wires attached? Twisted, soldiered or taped? If you bought the kurakyn diode kit, make sure you hooked it up properly at the indicator bulb two power wires (orange and sky blue) should...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 07:53 PM
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Posted By Barron
Yeah man. Thanks for the idea of going straight...

Yeah man. Thanks for the idea of going straight to the starter though, I have never heard of that, it cuts out any other causes like the relay or battery that could be causing it.

I also checked...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 07:44 PM
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Posted By Barron
Great minds think alike.... I first hit with...

Great minds think alike....

I first hit with my battery charger, that has worked great for years. It charged up an old battery I had I hooked that up and remembered why I got the shorai... as...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Barron
So with the jumper lead attached to the starter...

So with the jumper lead attached to the starter it would sometimes barely move the engine. Sometimes it wouldn't move at all.

Yesterday I thought that the starter was shot so I made sure it had...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 06:09 PM
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Posted By Barron
I'll give it a shot.... back in a few. ...

I'll give it a shot.... back in a few.

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 03:04 PM
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Posted By Barron
Mine had somewhere between 15K and 25K miles. ...

Mine had somewhere between 15K and 25K miles.

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 03:01 PM
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Posted By Barron
I'm going to try and find a rebuild kit local...

I'm going to try and find a rebuild kit local today, apparently Thursday is close every motorcycle shop in the area day. I still can't believe a new one is $400 bucks.

The thing that pisses me...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 11:33 PM
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Posted By Barron
Cool, thanks.

Cool, thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 10:44 PM
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Posted By Barron
So how difficult is it to rebuild a starter? ...

So how difficult is it to rebuild a starter?

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 08:08 PM
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Posted By Barron
If you don't want to pound on it, or a few taps...

If you don't want to pound on it, or a few taps don't make it fit, use a dremel and remove a little bit of the shoulder where it contacts the shaft. Take a little off, see if it fits, if not take a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 06:12 PM
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Posted By Barron
Do you have an inline fuel filter? -Barron

Do you have an inline fuel filter?

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 05:03 PM
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Posted By Barron
:lol3 Cool, I'll check those guys out after I...

:lol3 Cool, I'll check those guys out after I play with the bike to see what's wrong.

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 07:30 AM
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Posted By Barron
Yeah I did the same thing when I swapped the...

Yeah I did the same thing when I swapped the frame out on my bike. It wouldn't start, then I noticed that the wire going to the starter was warm.... so I looked in the Green manual again and noticed...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 06:44 AM
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Posted By Barron
Pre-emptive troubleshooting

So back in October I got my bike back from the shop after having a new piston(9.5-1)/cylinder installed. The problem I have is that the starter would not start the bike so I had to kick start it.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2014, 06:07 AM
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Posted By Barron
When the Navy had me stationed in Norfolk I would...

When the Navy had me stationed in Norfolk I would ride in year round unless there was ice on the ground, and in the winter walking up the pier to the ship was hands down the coldest part of my...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 02:21 AM
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Posted By Barron
Is where you are working on the engine cold? One...

Is where you are working on the engine cold? One time I took my engine apart in the cold and it was a nightmare getting it apart, another time I did it inside where it was warm (while the wife was...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 04:06 PM
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Posted By Barron
:roflThat's awesome. I noticed something though,...

:roflThat's awesome. I noticed something though, that JB weld looks kinda dark... like there was only the darker 1 part of the two parts on there....

So the clarke tank should come with a metal...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 03:52 PM
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Posted By Barron
I put the NX 2nd and 5th in, and I had to go back...

I put the NX 2nd and 5th in, and I had to go back to an OEM carb to get it legal in Japan... next time though the crank and flywheel are gonna get looked at.




CW did all the hard stuff, I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 05:19 AM
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Posted By Barron
If I hadn't just got the thing back before I left...

If I hadn't just got the thing back before I left and I was still in the US, I might just jump on the chance... She was pretty mad the last time I did that though, but I sure do like the big fins,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 09:47 PM
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Posted By Barron
:lol3 You're funny :freaky I wish I could have...

:lol3 You're funny :freaky I wish I could have my bike out here, I haven't seen the thing since October and I would have figured out why the starter doesn't start the bike anymore :cry.

Funny...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 07:40 PM
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Posted By Barron
You need to put in a diode. I'm out at sea and...

You need to put in a diode. I'm out at sea and don't have the diagram, but if you do a search for kurakyn diode you'll see what you need. It's easy to fix, mine did the same thing. Maybe someone...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 07:28 PM
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Posted By Barron
:lol3 No worries! ...

:lol3 No worries! http://advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=318766&d=1400430168

^ Hazman's sweet bike. Those wheels look like a lot of fun!

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Barron
It's been a while, but I'm pretty sure when I was...

It's been a while, but I'm pretty sure when I was looking for the black plastics there was no part other than the fenders that were made. None of the companies I contacted wanted to make them and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 09:55 PM
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Posted By Barron
So did I, that's why I wanted black plastics. ...

So did I, that's why I wanted black plastics. The paint looks fine for a little while, but it get's scratched or cracks so getting black plastics would be worth it to me because I wouldn't have to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 09:00 PM
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Posted By Barron
I agree with Red, mixing the AC and DC sounds...

I agree with Red, mixing the AC and DC sounds problematic, if you want a lighter flywheel it might be better to just take weight off of the XRL, just make sure the shop that does it can balance it...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 05:04 PM
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Posted By Barron
So since you are going to have it all the way...

So since you are going to have it all the way apart and have to wait for parts anyway... why not put that XR600 shaft in there? You could do the rest of the kickstarter at a later time. The shaft...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 06:21 PM
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Posted By Barron
Oh... no worries! I'm a big fan of LED's they...

Oh... no worries! I'm a big fan of LED's they are typically brighter than bulbs and in my experience last longer than bulbs do, not just with blinkers but also in the dash lights. The blinker LED's...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 05:27 PM
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Posted By Barron
I live in Japan, and in the area I live unless...

I live in Japan, and in the area I live unless you get on the highway (or the beach a few times in the morning :wink:) there really isn't anywhere to go 65MPH legally so I wanted it to be able to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 05:10 PM
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Posted By Barron
You can get LED "bulbs" that fit into the stock...

You can get LED "bulbs" that fit into the stock blinkers. I have them on mine and really like them since they are plenty bright. To make them work properly, you will need to get an electronic...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 04:57 PM
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Posted By Barron
I felt the same way when I had my 42 rear on. ...

I felt the same way when I had my 42 rear on. Then I went back to 15/45 when I installed an NX650 5th and couldn't imagine going back, especially when it came to woods riding. Now I've got 14/48...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 03:47 PM
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Posted By Barron
Maybe too rich of a jet and overcompensation with...

Maybe too rich of a jet and overcompensation with the air screw? Mine was doing something very similar, the right jet fixed it.

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 01:01 AM
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Posted By Barron
When was the last time you changed your oil? ...

When was the last time you changed your oil? Check your clutch cable adjustment and the arm it attaches to. Make sure they move freely and the arm can return all the way, what I mean is that your...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 12:43 AM
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Posted By Barron
JEEEZ CW! I know you like Honda, but you didn't...

JEEEZ CW! I know you like Honda, but you didn't have to go and get the same Red/Black/White color scheme to prove it! :lol3

I'm glad you're ok though! I still need to buy you a beer or 10!
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 02:20 AM
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Posted By Barron
The more I think about this I have to ask, how...

The more I think about this I have to ask, how long is the ride from where you started your bike, to where you dropped it and back? You may have just left the gas off. :wink: It happens.

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 09:37 PM
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Posted By Barron
Hey man don't go crazy. If you dropped it and it...

Hey man don't go crazy. If you dropped it and it was running fine prior to that, your best indicator of what is not working correctly anymore is going to be visual damage.

After that start...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Barron
I don't know much about the process or even if it...

I don't know much about the process or even if it would be feasible but I wonder how bluing the frame would stand up?

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 09:38 PM
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Posted By Barron
:freaky Thanks man, I appreciate it!

:freaky Thanks man, I appreciate it!
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Barron
Yeah I know, but the only single track or off...

Yeah I know, but the only single track or off road I've seen for months looks like this....

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/37832886.jpg

-Barron
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