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Old 02-26-2013, 02:14 AM   #16186
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Anyone here have regular contact with Diane an Precision Concepts? I ordered parts in October and they have yet to arrive and emails are never answered on both addresses they used previously. Being in Australia makes calling tough, pm me if you can maybe help contacting her, cheers
Give this a try. precisionconcepts1@verizon.net . I got through on this just the other day.

I have only been waiting since the 4th Feb. WTF.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:14 AM   #16187
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Give this a try. precisionconcepts1@verizon.net . I got through on this just the other day.

I have only been waiting since the 4th Feb. WTF.
Thanks man, this is one I have already tried though - when they reply they are helpful.......when they reply........
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:29 AM   #16188
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Thanks man, this is one I have already tried though - when they reply they are helpful.......when they reply........
Inmate Bump has had a lot of contact with them over the years.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:06 PM   #16189
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Thumb XR @ "Taste of Dakar"

At AltRider's Taste of Dakar event this past weekend in Pahrump, NV. Johnny Campbell made an appearance on the new Dakar bike. It was a killer event and lot's of XRs showed up:

Mine:


Group ride:


JC tearing it up!


Jimmy Lewis and JC at the riders meeting.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:40 PM   #16190
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:47 PM   #16191
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In the process of going over everything. I adjusted the valves today, they were all within spec, but I moved them to the looser end of "within spec" just for peace of mind. I adjusted the compression release cable since it wasn't actually working before so starting wasn't nearly as fun. Someone earlier had asked what my spark plug looked like. I'm not very good mechanically, I'm learning this stuff as I go along. Anyone see any problems with this?



I cleaned the air filter, next plan is to tackle the carb to check things out, then change the oil, then see how motivated I am to do anything else instead of going out riding.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:26 PM   #16192
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quickie: do you have to remove the engine from the frame to remove the cylinder? thanks
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:45 PM   #16193
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quickie: do you have to remove the engine from the frame to remove the cylinder? thanks
Nope, all top end work can be done in situ.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:52 PM   #16194
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I'm not very good mechanically, I'm learning this stuff as I go along. Anyone see any problems with this?

It's not great. Lots of carbon and appears to be a worn electrode.

I'd consider adjusting your jetting and putting a new plug in. That much buildup could/is likely oil consumption too.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:54 PM   #16195
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Yeah, I'd planned on putting a new plug in. I'll see what's going on with the jetting. I haven't seen a lot of spark plugs before so I don't have much experience, but this does seem to have a lot more carbon build-up than the others I've seen.

I really hope it isn't burning oil, I've already had to deal with one bike burning oil that turned into a nightmare.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:54 PM   #16196
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Nope, all top end work can be done in situ.
Thanks i was able to squeeze it out.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:50 PM   #16197
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Yeah, I'd planned on putting a new plug in. I'll see what's going on with the jetting. I haven't seen a lot of spark plugs before so I don't have much experience, but this does seem to have a lot more carbon build-up than the others I've seen.

I really hope it isn't burning oil, I've already had to deal with one bike burning oil that turned into a nightmare.

When was the plug last changed?

Just keep an eye on oil level. See if your buddies see puffs of smoke under hard acceleration, etc.

These bikes are pretty tough.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:29 PM   #16198
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When was the plug last changed?

Just keep an eye on oil level. See if your buddies see puffs of smoke under hard acceleration, etc.

These bikes are pretty tough.
Not sure, I just picked it up a week or so ago.

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:58 AM   #16199
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Not sure, I just picked it up a week or so ago.

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Make sure to brief yourself on how to check the oil. Sounds stupid I know, but a lot of us started out by over filling our bikes.
Basically, just take it fo spin around the block before you check it. Do not start it and run it for 1 minute and shut it down thinking its good, because it won't be. Also, with the bike sitting on the kick stand, it can never scavage all of oil from the case.


Warm weather in 3, 2, 1, awesome weekend ahead. Hopefully the doctor doesn't tell me I am off the bike for rest of the season.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:06 AM   #16200
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Yeah, I'd planned on putting a new plug in. I'll see what's going on with the jetting. I haven't seen a lot of spark plugs before so I don't have much experience, but this does seem to have a lot more carbon build-up than the others I've seen.

I really hope it isn't burning oil, I've already had to deal with one bike burning oil that turned into a nightmare.

That one is worn out and it looks like it wasn't fully tight, close, but not fully...that's why the threads are black.

Check for a stuck open thermostat, it will make the engine run too cool and cause carbon buildup about like that.
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