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Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2013, 11:05 PM
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Posted By xj750guy
Thanks Steve.........I'll try actually looking...

Thanks Steve.........I'll try actually looking first next time.......l.l:D
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 78,655
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Posted By xj750guy
Supermoto Setup

Hey Everyone,

Just thought I would put out some "feelers" on here. I am looking for some 17" rims for my XRL.........

I have grown quite a collection of takeoff street rubber in 120/60, and...
Forum: Canada 09-13-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5,058
Views: 419,390
Posted By xj750guy
Thanks for the code.......worked great. ...

Thanks for the code.......worked great.

Just picked up a flight vest, and a tool pack for $130 shipped. Great deal!

Regards
Darryl
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-17-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,144
Posted By xj750guy
Just curious if any dates have been decided? ...

Just curious if any dates have been decided?

I have a couple days of holidays that may not be spoken for yet......

Regards
Darryl
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 78,655
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Posted By xj750guy
LOL......they have that stuff everywhere here in...

LOL......they have that stuff everywhere here in town......Can't believe people drink it though.

No wonder they talk funny! :huh



That'd be slick! :evil
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2012, 03:30 PM
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Posted By xj750guy
Hahaha..........I live in Brooks..........half...

Hahaha..........I live in Brooks..........half the town is relocated Newfies/Nova Scotians already.........

Not sure I want to be "labelled" as a newfie! (I can't drink that much anymore)
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 78,655
Views: 8,618,847
Posted By xj750guy
Hahahaha........ I think I better just use the...

Hahahaha........ I think I better just use the mail.


Just to add into the fun.......

I am a firm believer in synthetics, but still change often (2500-3000 miles on streetbike, 1000 miles...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 10:18 PM
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Posted By xj750guy
Techforlife.......I think riding a Kawisaki is...

Techforlife.......I think riding a Kawisaki is worse "juju" than losing the sticker. :huh

Elsalvadorklr.......You are correct regarding the pressure washer, but I can clarify that this unit is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 08:07 PM
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Views: 8,618,847
Posted By xj750guy
Bad day today

So, I decided to give the XR a bath today........got to 'er with the pressure washer (pretty weak unit), and accidently peeled off my dealer sticker that was on the front fender........

The...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 59,566
Posted By xj750guy
Great pics....thanks for sharing. Looking...

Great pics....thanks for sharing.

Looking forward to what's next

Regards
Darryl
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2012, 10:34 AM
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Posted By xj750guy
I'm sure you're right, but have trouble thinking...

I'm sure you're right, but have trouble thinking that the MT21 could be much stiffer than that D952......wow! :eek1

Truth be known, the bead breaking and removal was the easy part. The issue I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2012, 08:38 AM
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Views: 8,618,847
Posted By xj750guy
I'm sure that would be very true........

I'm sure that would be very true........
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2012, 07:36 AM
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Posted By xj750guy
Yeah....it does look good......and will...

Yeah....it does look good......and will definitely "get me there" now........but.......pics will have to wait

.....at least XR pics

I leave first thing tomorrow morning on a 5 day sportbike...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 78,655
Views: 8,618,847
Posted By xj750guy
THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!! Thanks all for the...

THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!

Thanks all for the vids, and hints on changing Tube Tires.

Went out last night with 3 tire spoons, baby powder, soap and water, and a better attitude.....

No...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 78,655
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Posted By xj750guy
Maybe a stupid question, but what is the best...

Maybe a stupid question, but what is the best lube for installing tires (without buying a gallon jug of rim slip)?

Also, any common item that can substitute for a "bead buddy" (none in my town...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2012, 10:45 AM
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Posted By xj750guy
Unfortunately sunlight is not currently an option...

Unfortunately sunlight is not currently an option here........

It's been raining for 3 days straight (hence the switch to knobbies :evil)

It rained enough in 10 minutes Sunday night to flood...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2012, 07:19 AM
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Views: 8,618,847
Posted By xj750guy
Thanks so much everyone.....Great Videos!, and...

Thanks so much everyone.....Great Videos!, and Great Advice! :clap

Mistakes I was making include (probably not limited to):
-only 2 irons
-trying to take both beads off of same side of rim...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 78,655
Views: 8,618,847
Posted By xj750guy
I'm tired, bitter, and not happy!

So, tonight after finishing prepping my sportbike for a trip on Thursday, I decided to spoon on my new rubber on the XR.

I have never swapped tubed tires before, and am currently feeling like less...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2012, 08:20 AM
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Posted By xj750guy
Wahoo!

Morning everyone!

Just got a package in the mail today........

MT21 Front
D952 Rear

Shift Recon Pants
Troy Lee BP7850 Hot Weather Padded Shirt
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-12-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 115,861
Posted By xj750guy
Looks like it will be a "Sportbike Trip" this...

Looks like it will be a "Sportbike Trip" this time........thanks for the help
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-11-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 115,861
Posted By xj750guy
I might take you up on that offer! We are...

I might take you up on that offer!

We are still deciding whether to bring my XR and do the "ghost town tour", or take the street bikes through the twisties........

I will be in touch closer...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 08:35 PM
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Views: 8,618,847
Posted By xj750guy
:evil Nice RZ's Rob! It is...

:evil

Nice RZ's Rob!

It is interesting to here you are running into similar issues......

I know what you mean about the "Better is the enemy of good enough" idea, but it is bad enough...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 07:46 PM
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Posted By xj750guy
Thanks for the "step by step"! :clap I...

Thanks for the "step by step"! :clap

I will see what happens this weekend when I have a chance to get it up to temp and play around a bit.

Regards

Darryl
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 03:47 PM
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Posted By xj750guy
Thanks for the info..........I will look at it...

Thanks for the info..........I will look at it from that direction.
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 78,655
Views: 8,618,847
Posted By xj750guy
I have been thinking of that as well........in my...

I have been thinking of that as well........in my defence, I have sold K&N for 20 years in the automotive world, and it was easily available (and cheap). They do work well, but I see their...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 78,655
Views: 8,618,847
Posted By xj750guy
I had thought that was the likely culprit as...

I had thought that was the likely culprit as well, but assumed that turning the pilot "inwards" would be the solution? I had thought that this would "take away" fuel from the motor, and cause it to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-08-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 115,861
Posted By xj750guy
Ghost town ride

Hi everyone,

Been lurking here for a long time, but don't say much (maybe I'm antisocial).

I'm trying to plan a trip for June 21-25th, and will likely end up in the Helena area (I live in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 78,655
Views: 8,618,847
Posted By xj750guy
Carb/Jetting/Setup Question

Thought I had everything set up the way it should, but maybe not. Here is my info in point form:

-performed Daves Mod
-blocked off all smog stuff
-K&N filter
-stock exhaust
-wrapped header...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 78,655
Views: 8,618,847
Posted By xj750guy
Glad to here you are happy with that combo. I...

Glad to here you are happy with that combo. I have the same pairing showing up for install today! :clap

Can't wait to try them out.....my current Kenda K270's are not exactly "confidence...
Forum: Canada 06-06-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5,058
Views: 419,390
Posted By xj750guy
Hey all, I've been subscribed to this...

Hey all,

I've been subscribed to this thread for a long time, but don't usually "chime in" very often (maybe I'm antisocial?).

Last fall, after 5 years and many miles on sportbikes, the dual...
Forum: Canada 06-05-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,722
Posted By xj750guy
Hey Shibby, Very interested in seeing where...

Hey Shibby,

Very interested in seeing where this goes........

Similar to yourself, I've been ripping around the Northwest on Sportbikes for the last number of years
(5 yrs/ 75,000kms).
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 78,655
Views: 8,618,847
Posted By xj750guy
Kinda sounded like shaking a can of paint, but...

Kinda sounded like shaking a can of paint, but with 4 mixer balls.

Either way, it was pretty obvious right away.
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 78,655
Views: 8,618,847
Posted By xj750guy
My Dumbass moment

So, I set the valves last night........Probably should have made sure it was at TDC on the RIGHT STROKE! :huh

HAHAHAHA!

Wow, that was one noisy valvetrain! :eek1

Fixed that without...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 78,655
Views: 8,618,847
Posted By xj750guy
Thanks much, I knew they could be left if...

Thanks much,

I knew they could be left if necessary, but didn't want to take it apart and put it back together without having the needed parts. I'm pretty certain at least 2 of the valve cap...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 78,655
Views: 8,618,847
Posted By xj750guy
Valve Check

Hey all,

Maybe a stupid question, but easier to ask than bother taking it apart and waiting for proper parts.

I am about to check the valves for the first time (XR virgin :evil), and was...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 78,655
Views: 8,618,847
Posted By xj750guy
Chain length

Hey all,

How many links do I need to use with a 14/48 sprocket combo?

I have a 112 link chain, and with the snails all the way out there is a huge amount of slack.

Something just doesn't...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 78,655
Views: 8,618,847
Posted By xj750guy
Wahoo

Hey all,

Ripped the XRL apart last October.......finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

8" Race Light
New Fork Springs/Shock Spring (fat guy size)
New Brake Pads
Vapor Guage...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 78,655
Views: 8,618,847
Posted By xj750guy
Hi Barron, I don't know why, but I hadn't...

Hi Barron,

I don't know why, but I hadn't even thought of building the side plates like in your pictures...........:clap

I bought the mounting plate for the HID ballast that bolts to the top...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 78,655
Views: 8,618,847
Posted By xj750guy
Are you maybe thinking of the plastic X2 style...

Are you maybe thinking of the plastic X2 style light?

I have the round 8" Race Light, with the tubular aluminum frame. Like this:

...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 78,655
Views: 8,618,847
Posted By xj750guy
Hey everyone, I'm in the process of mounting...

Hey everyone,

I'm in the process of mounting a trailtech 8" racelight, and vapor gauge.......

Just curious if anyone has any pictures of how they "bundled" the wiring behind the light?

So...
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