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Old 03-13-2010, 04:58 AM   #15091
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Thanks for the backup on my choice of piston that makes me feel better. Do you think the ceramic coating will help at all??

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Old 03-13-2010, 05:12 AM   #15092
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Yea John need to get that Texas dirt off her and get that other engine roaring. It's warming up I ordered my piston that should be here soon next will be the Hot Cam then some valves and valve springs then should be good to go. hopefully by the end of April early may.
I've been painting the outside of my house while the weather has been warm. Gotta get that done so I can play when it gets nice.

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Old 03-13-2010, 06:44 AM   #15093
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Amazing, hate to imagine that on my 650, thats when a kdx 220 comes in to play
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:47 AM   #15094
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Brian

Thanks for the backup on my choice of piston that makes me feel better. Do you think the ceramic coating will help at all??

Brian
Don`t know a lot about the ceramic coating...but it definately won`t hurt..i never researched the reason for ceramic enough


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Old 03-13-2010, 06:59 AM   #15095
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Brian

Thanks for the backup on my choice of piston that makes me feel better. Do you think the ceramic coating will help at all??

Brian

Brian,
I work with special cutting tools and more and more its all in the right coatings, making tools last longer, and sometimes working at all. This coating your having applied been around for years with success, it will help with the piston taking the heat and making it wear longer. Now with that said, whom ever you get to do your bore needs to understand that its coated so they dont damage the coating.
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:25 AM   #15096
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Saw an interview with Travis Pastrana after doing one of those..... haha, dude was wore out.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:05 AM   #15097
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Brian,
I work with special cutting tools and more and more its all in the right coatings, making tools last longer, and sometimes working at all. This coating your having applied been around for years with success, it will help with the piston taking the heat and making it wear longer. Now with that said, whom ever you get to do your bore needs to understand that its coated so they dont damage the coating.
you do anything with these guys? I interviewed there almost two years ago and I'm glad I didn't take the job because they started laying people off six months later. LIFO-last in first out.

http://www.alliedmachine.com/
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:31 AM   #15098
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So I have been wondering what some of the best ways to drop more weight off the XR650L are. I'm not talking about going to the extent of replacing every bolt with titanium, but what batteries are lighter than stock, maybe lighter forks or wheels. I can't weld or do anything amazing like Kubiak but I've been looking at the bike and can't help but think there must be a way to drop more weight, I just can't figure out where to drop it without sacrificing more than the weight loss is worth. FWIW I am aware of the two unfortunate three way rules:

1. Strong, Light, Cheap pick two
2. Fast, Reliable, Cheap pick two



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Old 03-13-2010, 08:35 AM   #15099
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you do anything with these guys? I interviewed there almost two years ago and I'm glad I didn't take the job because they started laying people off six months later. LIFO-last in first out.

http://www.alliedmachine.com/

One of our largest suppliers, we receive shipments daily. Good company to work with.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:47 AM   #15100
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So I have been wondering what some of the best ways to drop more weight off the XR650L are. I'm not talking about going to the extent of replacing every bolt with titanium, but what batteries are lighter than stock, maybe lighter forks or wheels. I can't weld or do anything amazing like Kubiak but I've been looking at the bike and can't help but think there must be a way to drop more weight, I just can't figure out where to drop it without sacrificing more than the weight loss is worth. FWIW I am aware of the two unfortunate three way rules:

1. Strong, Light, Cheap pick two
2. Fast, Reliable, Cheap pick two



-Barron

might look at the rider,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I was outside our local cycle gear and here rides up this dude on a 650l and had everything strip off and was point out what he had done to make lighter and faster,,,,,,,, this dude had to be pushing 350lbs. could help but think, dude loose that ass you'll be amazed how much faster you'll go.

can't say much i'm 275
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:49 AM   #15101
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One of our largest suppliers, we receive shipments daily. Good company to work with.
that's good to hear. I know a few people who are waiting for the call to comeback. Order more of their stuff!
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:54 AM   #15102
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Pissed no oil is a problem

well I got my bike back, again, the valve rocker cover was leaking when I picked it up the first time and the carb was screwed up (something with the choke, I think). Oh and the bike ran fine prior to the work, no noticeable oil use etc.

Originally I took it in to add the nx 2nd gear and kick starter (it got rings and a hone too). Well the first head gasket did not seal, he fixed that there before I picked it up.

So I have the bike back for the 2nd time, started it before I took it home, sounded good. Got it home, warmed it up that night, then warmed it up the next day before taking it for a ride. I decided to check the oil, it should be fine, but what the hay. No oil in the tank, I can hear it run down the downtube portion of the tank. CRAP.... What the hell.

I added around 1.75 qts of oil, now it reads half way up the dip stick. Now, of course, I am mad. The shop owner is being a dick, and I think I am already hearing valve noises. (I'm mad... maybe I'm thinking it sounds louder than normal)

So I notified a different shop about my problems, and they said to bring it in and they will do a quick assessment of how it sounds for free, no appointment needed.

This sucks.
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:11 AM   #15103
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I don't like to say this knowing it doesn't help, but that's why I do all my own work; too many tales of incompetent shops(even some dealer shops!) screwing things up.
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:40 AM   #15104
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Brian,
I work with special cutting tools and more and more its all in the right coatings, making tools last longer, and sometimes working at all. This coating your having applied been around for years with success, it will help with the piston taking the heat and making it wear longer. Now with that said, whom ever you get to do your bore needs to understand that its coated so they dont damage the coating.
Thanks for the 411 Danny I plan to have a guy who has been around for awhile and does good work from what I've been told. I will be taking the piston with me when I drop my sleeve off to him and I will be sure to tell him that it is ceramic coated. Thanks again Danny you the man.

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Old 03-13-2010, 09:47 AM   #15105
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I've been painting the outside of my house while the weather has been warm. Gotta get that done so I can play when it gets nice.

John
Hey John I know the feeling My wife is on my ass about finishing up my trim work in the house. Sorry it just got too cold to be staining base boards and door trim so have to get that project done. When you start on your engine rebuild let me know I'll give you a hand.

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