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Old 01-18-2013, 07:19 PM   #51901
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Did you do anything else to the bike when you switched the gears? When I went to the 42 from 45 I could feel a lot of the torque (at least the feel I understand that nothing changed with the engine) had been robbed for the sacrifice of a better top end. After I put in the NX 5th, I went back to 15/45 and really enjoyed having the grunt back in the lower gears with the longer legs of the 5th. I will say that 3 teeth isn't a crazy change, but if you couple it with dropping a tooth in the front it's like adding 6 in the back which should be very noticeable. I'm looking forward to it and will report back

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I put on a new chain, new clutch, and adjusted the valves all at the same time. My old chain was getting bad, but the old sprockets didn't look bad.

I'll probably just stick with the 15/48 because I commute on mine and do some riding to and from trails at 65 or so.
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figures...my stud was rusty I played with my nuts a little and it cranked right over
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:46 PM   #51902
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get a class 10 SD card for video. it'll smooth out the "zoom effect" that we see from time to time.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:46 PM   #51903
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get a class 10 SD card for video. it'll smooth out the "zoom effect" that we see from time to time.
already ordered. this one is the stock POS sd card class 4 that came with it. actually, ordered a class 10 32gb HC-1, and it doesn't work with my cam (contour roam 2), so i needed a non HC-1.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:04 PM   #51904
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I'm sorry to admit to everyone (on this thread only) that Ive joined the Yamaha 2 stroke club and picked up a WR250-Z. plan is after im cleared by docs to drive again whenever that is, im gonna get a street title for it like i did with a 1984 IT490 in the past (bike before my XR650L). I'll still be an RFVC guy at heart, but this should get me by and to work and back once im cleared, and until i save up enough for another XR.

bone stock, my old man who weighs 220 lbs took it up and down the street, wheelied it by accident in 3ed gear! will be a blast once im able to ride it!




it aint much to look at now, but my inspiration bike is this one here. wanna have it styled similar and looking just as nice. I know these bikes have nothing to do with XRs but mostly posting to say ive picked up a new ride and am slowly but surely recovering and can be riding anytime from a week from now or even maybe several more months. depending on what the docs say.

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Old 01-18-2013, 09:50 PM   #51905
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Glad to hear your recovery is going well! I won't hold the new bike against you. Looks like fun!
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:55 PM   #51906
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Glad to hear your recovery is going well! I won't hold the new bike against you. Looks like fun!
X2! I'm glad to hear you are recovering well, Zero.

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Old 01-19-2013, 05:29 AM   #51907
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Cool bike Sub! I used to ride an IT175 to work every day when I was in high school. Smokers on the street are good fun. That bike should be a knobbie shredding BLAST!
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:44 AM   #51908
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Love the Yamaha 2 strokes. The WR looks just like my old YZ250 but with lights.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:47 AM   #51909
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I need help due to my Pig related psychological disorder . Picked up some CBR F2 rims for the Pig today to be modified for its street usage.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:22 AM   #51910
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I need help due to my Pig related psychological disorder . Picked up some CBR F2 rims for the Pig today to be modified for its street usage.

The F2 front will be easy to fit to your L...basically, all you have to do is shim the front bearings to fit the L axle. As for the back, you can use the F2 rear, but it is too wide to be able to use the cush drive....as a suggestion, try to find a F1 (88-89 Honda Hurricane) rear rim. It's narrow enough that you will be able to use the cush.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:51 AM   #51911
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I'm sorry to admit to everyone (on this thread only) that Ive joined the Yamaha 2 stroke club and picked up a WR250-Z. plan is after im cleared by docs to drive again whenever that is, im gonna get a street title for it like i did with a 1984 IT490 in the past (bike before my XR650L). I'll still be an RFVC guy at heart, but this should get me by and to work and back once im cleared, and until i save up enough for another XR.

bone stock, my old man who weighs 220 lbs took it up and down the street, wheelied it by accident in 3ed gear! will be a blast once im able to ride it!




it aint much to look at now, but my inspiration bike is this one here. wanna have it styled similar and looking just as nice. I know these bikes have nothing to do with XRs but mostly posting to say ive picked up a new ride and am slowly but surely recovering and can be riding anytime from a week from now or even maybe several more months. depending on what the docs say.


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Old 01-19-2013, 07:55 AM   #51912
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The battery on my L is going. Its really weak in sub 32F temps. Currently got a deka lead acid that only lasted 2 years. The bike is ridden often if not everyday never sits unstarted for more than a week. Question is which replacement should I go with. A better brand leadacid, gel cell, Lithium Ion?

I dont want to do the relocation just want a battery that last more than 2 seasons. I got a Yuasa in my quad which i start 4 times a year and its been in there for three years with no problem
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:15 AM   #51913
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The battery on my L is going. Its really weak in sub 32F temps. Currently got a deka lead acid that only lasted 2 years. The bike is ridden often if not everyday never sits unstarted for more than a week. Question is which replacement should I go with. A better brand leadacid, gel cell, Lithium Ion?

I dont want to do the relocation just want a battery that last more than 2 seasons. I got a Yuasa in my quad which i start 4 times a year and its been in there for three years with no problem
Well Lipos are the bomb, but I moved my battery under the seat long before the Shorai's came on the scene. I've been running a stock battery for the CR-F 250 (the street legal one) for 5 yrs or so. If you're gonna keep the stock saddlebag, I'd recommend sticking with the Pb Yuasa.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:17 AM   #51914
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The battery on my L is going. Its really weak in sub 32F temps. Currently got a deka lead acid that only lasted 2 years. The bike is ridden often if not everyday never sits unstarted for more than a week. Question is which replacement should I go with. A better brand leadacid, gel cell, Lithium Ion?

I dont want to do the relocation just want a battery that last more than 2 seasons. I got a Yuasa in my quad which i start 4 times a year and its been in there for three years with no problem
Yuasa batteries are top quality......can`t go wrong with them,i`ve seen them last 8+ years.........

Lithium Ion batteries do not like cold.........you have to repeatedly try starting your bike so the battery warms up before it puts out decent CCA...

I`m afraid of the Shorai batteries,,lokk like cheap junk.......they work well for some,,others have sent them back repeatedly because they failed..

If,and that`s a big IF..........i was buying a lithium battery i`d try the Anti-Gravity brand.....at least it`s not offshore crap..better warranty..

But,,if you ride in cold weather,,stay with a wet battery,,better performance in the cold..

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Old 01-19-2013, 09:28 AM   #51915
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I'm sorry to admit to everyone (on this thread only) that Ive joined the Yamaha 2 stroke club and picked up a WR250-Z. plan is after im cleared by docs to drive again whenever that is, im gonna get a street title for it like i did with a 1984 IT490 in the past (bike before my XR650L). I'll still be an RFVC guy at heart, but this should get me by and to work and back once im cleared, and until i save up enough for another XR.

bone stock, my old man who weighs 220 lbs took it up and down the street, wheelied it by accident in 3ed gear! will be a blast once im able to ride it!




it aint much to look at now, but my inspiration bike is this one here. wanna have it styled similar and looking just as nice. I know these bikes have nothing to do with XRs but mostly posting to say ive picked up a new ride and am slowly but surely recovering and can be riding anytime from a week from now or even maybe several more months. depending on what the docs say.
I owned 1991 version of the same bike. Was too much for me at first so I put a flywheel weight on. That mellowed the power band enough. After about a year, the bike seemed sluggish so took the weight off. Woo who! All that zip came right back but by now my skills had developed enough to enjoy it. The suspension had been gone through a big name firm in SOCal and was set up for senior expert desert racer. It was the best bike for rocky, desert conditions. Just point and hit the gas. Loved it. Anyway, hope you can get it plated.
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