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Old 11-15-2012, 01:29 AM   #48991
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The NX650 5th is awesome. I've got 15/45 gears and can run highway speeds with no problems at all. I've also got the NX second gear to move the gap from between first and second to between second and third where it's less noticeable. It was definitely worth splitting the cases and have really enjoyed getting back the grunt in 1-4th gears that I had to give up when I put a 43 tooth sprocket on for highway speed.

As luck would have it, I should be able to get that 5th gear pretty easy in a few weeks

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Old 11-15-2012, 04:45 AM   #48992
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Yes, I remember that NC mud... sticky sticky stuff! Not much worse than the Oregon clay out here though.

I remember Willamette Valley clay. However, now that I'm in Western GA I can tell you the clay soil here is redder and sticky-er than anything in OR. It stains anything if left on too long.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:57 AM   #48993
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Custom made to take Rotapac Fuel tanks and sleeping bag, tent etc on back. Bolt straight onto subframe supports. Let me know if you want more pictures of it.
Sure... If you get around to it... That'd be great. I've been talking to Mike at Manracks... He's holding a SD rack for me now... One similar to Spud's. Mike has been very responsive and great to deal with so far.

Sierra (or anyone else who can comment)... I've got my de-smogging kit ordered. I quickly skimmed the removal pics/instructions on 4strokes.com... Looks like a pretty straight forward process. Is there anything I should be on the look out for or pay particular attention to when doing the removal? Any other adjustments or mods that are necessary after removing the smog kit?

Thanks... Clint
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:16 AM   #48994
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Sure... If you get around to it... That'd be great. I've been talking to Mike at Manracks... He's holding a SD rack for me now... One similar to Spud's. Mike has been very responsive and great to deal with so far.

Sierra (or anyone else who can comment)... I've got my de-smogging kit ordered. I quickly skimmed the removal pics/instructions on 4strokes.com... Looks like a pretty straight forward process. Is there anything I should be on the look out for or pay particular attention to when doing the removal? Any other adjustments or mods that are necessary after removing the smog kit?

Thanks... Clint
Don't remove the oil separator, that black cup thing behind the petcock. It's not part of the smog control and it's actually useful
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:26 AM   #48995
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I was just cruising along and all of sudden............. whoops!


I am exhausted just looking at that picture!
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:30 AM   #48996
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Don't remove the oil separator, that black cup thing behind the petcock. It's not part of the smog control and it's actually useful
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:25 AM   #48997
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John and Whitmore... Thanks for the advice and diagram. That will be printed and have a permanent home in the garage-library. Got a link for anymore simple, internal diagrams like that?

Bearcat... You're right! I knew pretty quick I wasn't going anywhere. I spun the wheel one good time and wiggled/pulled/rocked the bike once... No movement... I went straight to the phone for a bailout call!

I'm thinking of getting something like this to carry along on unsure trails...
http://www.amazon.com/Maasdam-PowR-P...act+come+along (removable handle... only 12 inches long... pretty compact)

or

http://www.amazon.com/Wel-Bilt-Manua...ref=pd_cp_hi_3
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:04 AM   #48998
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The best XRL-friendly heated grips

There's a lot of advice as to which grips will not play nicely with the XRL's wimpy juice-box -- what heated grips are the most XRL-friendly? Also, which is the most XRL-friendly way to tap into juice for a vest and maybe pants so that I can ride through DC's relatively mild Winter? Thanks in advance, kids. I am going to man up and keep riding!
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:15 AM   #48999
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John and Whitmore... Thanks for the advice and diagram. That will be printed and have a permanent home in the garage-library. Got a link for anymore simple, internal diagrams like that?

Bearcat... You're right! I knew pretty quick I wasn't going anywhere. I spun the wheel one good time and wiggled/pulled/rocked the bike once... No movement... I went straight to the phone for a bailout call!

I'm thinking of getting something like this to carry along on unsure trails...
http://www.amazon.com/Maasdam-PowR-P...act+come+along (removable handle... only 12 inches long... pretty compact)

or

http://www.amazon.com/Wel-Bilt-Manua...ref=pd_cp_hi_3
I can't believe you didn't go flying over the bars. Must not have been an abrupt stop.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:18 AM   #49000
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Manracks case saver on the way! Was wondering if the best way to adhere the piece was jbweld or ht silicone?
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:37 AM   #49001
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Manracks case saver on the way! Was wondering if the best way to adhere the piece was jbweld or ht silicone?
I used JB Weld to attach my non Manracks case saver. It has held up great .

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Old 11-15-2012, 11:31 AM   #49002
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+1 on JB weld, I wouldn't trust silicone to hold up.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:44 PM   #49003
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+2 on the JB weld. I used a dremel to rough up the case surface and the back of the saver then taped off the area that I wanted the JB weld on as Steve advised me in the past . It worked out great. I wouldn't trust the silicone to hold up either, just doesn't seem like the right tool for the job.

Here's a pic of mine...



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Old 11-15-2012, 01:46 PM   #49004
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I'm thinking of getting something like this to carry along on unsure trails...


http://www.amazon.com/Maasdam-PowR-P...act+come+along (removable handle... only 12 inches long... pretty compact)

or

http://www.amazon.com/Wel-Bilt-Manua...ref=pd_cp_hi_3

Those are huge,heavy and bulky....all you need is a tiny 3to1 or 5to1 rope and pulley.....finding or making an anchor point is the hardest part....






About $30 bucks ........they are stainless steel and poly.....stick them in a saddle bag and forget about them till needed.......put them away wet no problem, those others you posted would be all rusted and corroded.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:09 PM   #49005
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Your bike sure looks different these days.
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