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Old 10-29-2012, 05:09 PM   #66
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Joined: Jun 2005
Location: Little Marais, MN
Oddometer: 2,348
Back home and back to putz'n on the XRR. Just finished up a bunch of small jobs. I bought a CRF450 mudguard to keep some of the spray off the rear shock. I didn't like the existing mounting points into the soft plastic on the back side of the airbox so I made some new holes and custom fit the CRF mud flap on the XRR. From my KTM 990 experience, I know you have to be careful those plastic mud guards don't slowly eat into the soft aluminum on the swinger, but I have good clearance all around on the gaurd.

Bolted on a new 50T rear sprocket, new chain and new front sprocket. I slapped some anti-seize on the chain adjuster bolts and had to make some minor cuts to the white plastic side covers to get them to fit around the new sub-frame rack. All in all, just a bunch of little fitment issues expected with any new piece of kit. I won't have my Renazco seat for a few more weeks, but my spare seat is doing just fine for around the woods.

All I can say is, this bike is awesome!!!! The 50T rear sprocket really wakes it up too. I might have to shim the needles a bit on the carbs, because the new FMF header along with the cooler temps seems to be causing the bike to run a bit lean. I'll have plenty of time to dial it in over the long winter. For now I want to get some miles on it, and re-torque the important bits. This winter I might powder coat the rims black, install a speedo and radiator fan. We'll see, I have too many other projects to get going on! Thanks for tuning in, I'm saying this bike is officially DONE!

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