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Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 11:44 PM
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Posted By Barron
:lol3 I thought the same thing when I saw that...

:lol3 I thought the same thing when I saw that pic.

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 02:51 PM
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Posted By Barron
:D I was just funnin man, you know I love...

:D I was just funnin man, you know I love Marines. They keep us from having to do the dirty work and leave our air conditioning :deal

I know better than most the sacrifices you guys made and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 08:09 AM
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Posted By Barron
You can find them online in lotsa places. Like...

You can find them online in lotsa places. Like the other guy said they are for the XR600. You'll need to modify them a bit with a dremel to make them fit but they look great. I got a set and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 08:01 AM
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Posted By Barron
What's wrong with being called a squid? Better...

What's wrong with being called a squid? Better that a jar head :evil

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 08:44 AM
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Posted By Barron
You ordered two to avoid this in the future...

You ordered two to avoid this in the future right? :deal

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Barron
Maybe you got a hole in the oil hose that goes...

Maybe you got a hole in the oil hose that goes from the frame to the top of the engine. When I first looked at those pics and read your description I would have said it sounded like you had a K&N...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 12:25 AM
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Posted By Barron
It doesn't matter. As many of us know that...

It doesn't matter. As many of us know that awesome red anodized piece you got for your bike will eventually turn pink if it sees the sun. It's not a matter of if, but when. I've sprayed some of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 07:54 PM
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Posted By Barron
The bike looks good and I can see some of the...

The bike looks good and I can see some of the mods, but do you have a list of what you spent the $2.5K on? For the skid plate you could just rattle can a bunch of coats of rustoleum black onto it. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 03:20 AM
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Posted By Barron
I think a multimeter will be your best bet here. ...

I think a multimeter will be your best bet here. I don't have a wiring diagram in front of me but like it was suggested earlier, unplug the blinker and see what you get, then compare it to the other...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 07:00 AM
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Posted By Barron
Gas maybe, but I'm in the Navy and tend to spend...

Gas maybe, but I'm in the Navy and tend to spend most of my time at sea level :deal

There is a slight change in elevation here as opposed to Norfolk, maybe 600-700 feet by the time I get to my...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 05:13 AM
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Posted By Barron
Hell yeah, that stuff rocks! You wouldn't think...

Hell yeah, that stuff rocks! You wouldn't think I would have to order it from the states to Japan to get it though.... :huh

Good thing I got 5 tubes before I left:D

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 01:38 AM
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Posted By Barron
Vector, I'll say upfront I don't know squat about...

Vector, I'll say upfront I don't know squat about the carb you're running but I had a VERY similar problem with my bike.

When I shipped my bike from the states it was running great, no issues. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 05:50 AM
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Posted By Barron
You can DEFINITELY learn to ride on a 650L. It's...

You can DEFINITELY learn to ride on a 650L. It's my first bike and when you want more power there is a lot you can do. I STRONGLY recommend taking the MSF basic rider course on one of their bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 01:31 AM
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Posted By Barron
When I saw that race light I had to have it. I...

When I saw that race light I had to have it. I was tired of trying to see at night with the stock light but then I read that there was no hi/lo option... then I ran across a thread started by an...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 06:49 PM
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Posted By Barron
I got surprised like that when I lived in San...

I got surprised like that when I lived in San Diego. I ordered headers, exhaust and a hood for my Blazer on Monday and it was blocking the door to my apartment when I got home from work on Tuesday. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 05:20 AM
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Posted By Barron
If you know how to solder, have the tools to do...

If you know how to solder, have the tools to do it and a small blade screwdriver you can fix it pretty easy. Just pop out the pins with the small screwdriver, cut the bad wire off, slide heat shrink...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 09:26 PM
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Posted By Barron
Did it affect the rubber parts? Did you just use...

Did it affect the rubber parts? Did you just use water to clean off the residue? In the Navy we use a LOT of simple green but when you clean stainless you always have to go back over it with a dry...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 09:13 PM
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Posted By Barron
With the exception of the rubber swelling up I...

With the exception of the rubber swelling up I didn't think I ever had a problem with it, but now to read Steve's post about the parts rusting out faster that makes sense on why mine did that. I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Barron
Autozone and Advance both have gasket remover. ...

Autozone and Advance both have gasket remover. It comes in a little white can with what kinda looks like a brush on the top where the stuff comes out. Soak down the left over gasket stuff with...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 05:10 AM
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Posted By Barron
Yes and no. If you like beers that tend to be...

Yes and no. If you like beers that tend to be expensive then homebrewing can save you a LOT. For example I like Chimay. A bottle of that goes for 7-10 bucks. For about 50 I can get the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 11:35 PM
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Posted By Barron
Too many of the CA breweries (OR too) have gone...

Too many of the CA breweries (OR too) have gone crazy with the IPA's. I'm not a fan of IPA's, but Stone in San Diego is very nice. I just like the fact that beer is being made in so many places, it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 08:25 PM
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Posted By Barron
I have personally seen them in quite a few places...

I have personally seen them in quite a few places around the world (Kenya, Senegal, Italy, Japan, Thailand, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Greece and Mexico) but I don't know for sure about the selling of them...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 08:12 PM
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Posted By Barron
Don't forget about New York. That's where the...

Don't forget about New York. That's where the Ommegang brewery is, and it is a wonderful thing. :freaky

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 05:17 AM
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Posted By Barron
Hey man those dents in the top of the piston, are...

Hey man those dents in the top of the piston, are you sure they weren't machined into to prior to the incident? Do they they look fresh or are they covered in the normal black crust?

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 08:42 PM
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Posted By Barron
Another thing to pay close attention to when you...

Another thing to pay close attention to when you are looking to up your MPG's especially on long highway rides is your tire PSI. When I was doing long commutes I was running pirellis at their...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 07:21 AM
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Posted By Barron
I just wish they would do one year, just one of...

I just wish they would do one year, just one of all black plastic or even if someone would make OEM style black plastic. Red is cool, and white is cool but it would really make my day to find OEM...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 06:51 PM
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Posted By Barron
In case you haven't been following the guys...

In case you haven't been following the guys thread, here's a guy that fixed the subframe cracking issue, but you might have to look twice to tell that it's an XR650L.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 06:06 PM
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Posted By Barron
Out of curiosity, when the bike is running what...

Out of curiosity, when the bike is running what happens when you put the kickstand down or cycle the kill switch? Just because it looks good to the eye doesn't mean it's functioning properly. Check...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Barron
Yeah, that's what I see too. My wife likes to...

Yeah, that's what I see too. My wife likes to text while she's driving then gets mad when I grab her phone and drop it on the floor board and tell her she can have it back when we get where we are...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Barron
Do your rear turn signals work?

Do your rear turn signals work?
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 04:23 PM
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Posted By Barron
Did beechum get his lights working?

Did beechum get his lights working?
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 10:03 PM
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Posted By Barron
Fair enough, but every little bit helps. I like...

Fair enough, but every little bit helps. I like the TV set with led's, that's what I've got on there now. Some people are just blind though, and phones don't help any. I've been rear ended twice...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 09:56 PM
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Posted By Barron
Ageed, the side mounted turn signals in the pic I...

Ageed, the side mounted turn signals in the pic I posted were no good either.

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 09:42 PM
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Posted By Barron
That's what mine was, when I took it off after a...

That's what mine was, when I took it off after a few months it had already began to corrode around the LED's. I was not impressed with any aspect of that product other than the looks. It's a safety...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 09:12 PM
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Posted By Barron
I had a similar one, just make sure you check it...

I had a similar one, just make sure you check it out in direct sunlight to make sure you can see it well. If you can barely see it, looking right at it imagine how much of a warning it is to drivers...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 08:23 PM
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Posted By Barron
Agreed, I had a couple guys tell me they couldn't...

Agreed, I had a couple guys tell me they couldn't tell if it was even on when I hit my brakes in the daytime, so I got rid of it.

This is what I had on there for a while...
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 08:09 PM
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Posted By Barron
LOL, I too had to go back to OEM when I brought...

LOL, I too had to go back to OEM when I brought mine to Japan... well, kinda OEM :evil

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab155/Barronvoncharron/mybike_zps9b863d54.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 07:56 PM
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Posted By Barron
Here's what mine looked like after it was cut to...

Here's what mine looked like after it was cut to fit...

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab155/Barronvoncharron/IMG_0930.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 76,575
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Posted By Barron
Have you rewired anything recently? You...

Have you rewired anything recently?

You have light when you go from the battery to the light, but not through the normal path that means there is either an open or a short. Without knowing...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 03:34 AM
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Posted By Barron
Meh, there's not a damn thing wrong with being a...

Meh, there's not a damn thing wrong with being a beer snob... at least that's what i keep telling myself :deal

If ya like drinking good, strong beer, I suggest you look into making your own. It's...
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