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Old 04-15-2010, 07:56 PM   #16621
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I have a Hotcam w/o the auto decomp. It's a total pain. No joke. I would go with the Megacycle or similar next time.

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Old 04-15-2010, 08:01 PM   #16622
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Brian,

I have the 173x25 which is the mild Mega Cycle cam. The next one I will get will be the 173x34. The 173x25 I have I didn't do anything other then their rockers. Stock springs. The 173x34 will be using short guides and a spring kit. Now I know that they RECOMMEND their treated rockers I am sure the stockers will be fine.

Check the web site:www.megacyclecams.com

And it's page 31. The XL600 and XR600 cams are all there.

Thanks again Steve Big help
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:16 PM   #16623
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I always buy a 120 chain. I buy two extra master links and carry the extra chain and links on the bike in the tool kit. I also have a small chain breaker so that if something bad happens I can add a section of chain and another master link and get back. The difference in price has never been enough to worry about. I do need a bit longer chain because I do run 14/50 with the dirt wheels.
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:52 PM   #16624
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More questions

Howdy folks, got a few questions after a couple of days on the new XR.

1. What range should I expect with the stock tank? Bike has been un-corked. I hit reserve a touch under 90 miles on the way home tonight. Is this normal?

2. Is there such a thing as taking off half of the smog junk? It looks like one or two of the lines off the carb have been plugged/changed. Not sure what the stock routing is. It def. looks like it has been modified. The bike runs strong but I think it needs a little help w/jetting and so forth. I have a shop manual coming from the guy I traded with so that will help. I was just hoping someone might know off the top of their head.

3. Definitely going with a larger tank regardless, does anyone have a source for one that isnt $200+? I found the Clarke for 185 but I would like something a little bigger/better looking. I really like the looks of the Acerbis but it is a little pricey. May just have to bite the bullet and get one.
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:54 PM   #16625
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Howdy folks, got a few questions after a couple of days on the new XR.

1. What range should I expect with the stock tank? Bike has been un-corked. I hit reserve a touch under 90 miles on the way home tonight. Is this normal?

2. Is there such a thing as taking off half of the smog junk? It looks like one or two of the lines off the carb have been plugged/changed. Not sure what the stock routing is. It def. looks like it has been modified. The bike runs strong but I think it needs a little help w/jetting and so forth. I have a shop manual coming from the guy I traded with so that will help. I was just hoping someone might know off the top of their head.

3. Definitely going with a larger tank regardless, does anyone have a source for one that isnt $200+? I found the Clarke for 185 but I would like something a little bigger/better looking. I really like the looks of the Acerbis but it is a little pricey. May just have to bite the bullet and get one.
Granted I am coming off of a bike that gets 70-80 mpg.
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:27 PM   #16626
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Well, it was a beautiful day up here in the Northwest Territories (+14 C), so I decided to take the Pig out and burn up the old gas that's been sitting in the tank over the Winter. I headed East from Hay River for about 70 kms and checked out a few of the trails off the Fort Smith Highway (Hwy 5).


Some roads were still covered in snow, with the underlying dirt saturated with water which made them very soupy.


Other roads weren't too bad as long as you stayed in the wheels tracks.




The ponds and lakes are still ice covered though.




Found the carcass of a dead something by a culvert.


I think that it's what's left of a bear.


Hard to tell for sure though ... as all that's left is a couple of small pieces of it's hide and a BIG pile of hair.

The bike worked great, but it was a bit hard at first getting used to going 75 mph on the Highway on knobbies after running 17 inch Sumo wheels with sticky, wide SM tires for two years.
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:41 PM   #16627
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Sweet pics Dog. I have just about the same amount of snow to contend with here but this weekend will be balmy. I like your bike......how would those mirrors hold up in a crash? Do oyu plan on changing those.....if so with what?

Got a front shot of that headlight?
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:43 PM   #16628
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XRL's are the sweetest bikes to look at. Thanks for sharing the photo.

Wierd mirrors. Do they fold down?
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:22 PM   #16629
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:58 PM   #16630
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I myself seem to have the worst of luck. Last update I sourced a ignition spark flaw. Problem solved with the help of Steve.

I ride 100 miles and on the way home smoke is billowing from the front of my motor. I ride to a buddys' pad when I look at the motor. On the head just above the spark plug, there are two horizontal flat head bolts with a short extension that goes into the motor ( I don't have my book here but it has a 6mm hex head). Well that bolt started to back out! Fooking sux.

Then I noticed my newly purchased XRs only oil temp gauge doesn't work anymore.

I'm not giving up on this beast but damn; I had less problems with my Ducatis'.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:01 PM   #16631
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How are thous tires treating you? I am looking for some good half & half tires that won't break the bank....my little piggy one
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:02 PM   #16632
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One is not like the others....

Name:  warpig tail light.JPG
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Size:  25.1 KBI have a four year old tail light assy that I can't find the replacement for. Yes, I've seen the shorter one, but I reallllly like this one. I was in San Diego when I bought it and can't find the replacement on any of the websites (XRs, Baha D's, etc). It has the little window at the back for the license plate light, too. Has two screws that hold the lens on (vice four on the shorter one commonly shown on ADV). I like this tail light because it sits up about 1.5" higher than the other guys....more visible. I busted the lens and want to replace either the lens or the whole thing. If anyone recognizes it and can point me in the right direction t'would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:35 PM   #16633
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Ahhh crud...it's a maier tailight.

Thanks to the guy three pages up with the black seat and maier taillight for enlightening me! Problemo solved!

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/common...210301&imgId=0
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:13 AM   #16634
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Also I need some advice (opinions).. I will be sending my head to XRs only to get the big fins put on. Heres my question. Should I go with the hotcam and lose the decompression system or should I go with a webcam or megacam?? How important is the decompression system. from what I hear from JSCompto it was a good thing. XRs only says its not a good thing. What do you think???? Thanks guys

Brian
Hey Brian you have your bike torn down right now? There is a good ride near St. Louis Derby weekend. Look in the Central Region forum for the Swinging Bridges Ride. Should be a hoot.

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Old 04-16-2010, 02:33 AM   #16635
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rrittner, what skid plate do you have?
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