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Old 05-02-2010, 07:43 AM   #17116
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I have a question: Do most people remove the front sprocket cover, that little gray plastic piece? Mine is constantly clogged up with dirt, mud and straw and leaves. Do you remove it and clean each ride, or just leave it off?




A very clean XT350 came up on the local Craigslist lately

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/1713231240.html

I would have sworn there was an XL350 on there yesterday, but I can't find it today.
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:04 AM   #17117
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Woke up to a flat tire on the bike today, that sucks!

At least it went in it's sleep...
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:10 AM   #17118
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:11 AM   #17119
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Old camshaft

Any one have an old cam shaft theyed like to get rid of. I need one for a core
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:15 AM   #17120
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Any one have an old cam shaft theyed like to get rid of. I need one for a core
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:34 AM   #17121
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I recently participated in Techforlife's CDI repair program. Many thanks to Brian.

Anyway, I had a terrible experience shipping via UPS, so for anyone who cares, I put a rant up in JM. As a caution to anyone who wants to do the same.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...9#post12830139
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:43 AM   #17122
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I recently participated in Techforlife's CDI repair program. Many thanks to Brian.

Anyway, I had a terrible experience shipping via UPS, so for anyone who cares, I put a rant up in JM. As a caution to anyone who wants to do the same.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...9#post12830139
PM to ya
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:54 AM   #17123
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I recently participated in Techforlife's CDI repair program. Many thanks to Brian.

Anyway, I had a terrible experience shipping via UPS, so for anyone who cares, I put a rant up in JM. As a caution to anyone who wants to do the same.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...9#post12830139
just read your poem

I had similar issues with shipping to Brian. I screwed up and put an actual value on a "gift". He got nailed for some $ on his end

I used to ship commercially to international clients and had almost no trouble

I should have just taken it to him


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Old 05-02-2010, 12:19 PM   #17124
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At least it went in it's sleep...
true.. I could have been far from home.
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:01 PM   #17125
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quick response needed, PLEASE!

for tube sizes, which do I need?
4.50-5.10 /18
2.75-3.00 /21

Would that be the correct sizes to run a 130-150 rear tire on the XRL's stock rim? And 90-90/21 front?

thank you.
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:11 PM   #17126
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I have a question: Do most people remove the front sprocket cover, that little gray plastic piece? Mine is constantly clogged up with dirt, mud and straw and leaves. Do you remove it and clean each ride, or just leave it off?
That plastic cover is metal reinforced and sort of acts as a case saver in the even of a chain failure. I wouldn't run without one. Perhaps you could try making a cutout in the side or just replace it with an aftermarket case saver.

XR600s came with a more minimalist stamped sprocket cover and separate case saver made only of metal. There are are many reports that 15t sprockets ill not fit under them. I run a 15t front on my 600 and the chain has contacted the saver before, but it doesn't appear to be worrisome.
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:24 PM   #17127
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Tire heads-up... If anyone wants.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=575486
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:14 PM   #17128
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That plastic cover is metal reinforced and sort of acts as a case saver in the even of a chain failure. I wouldn't run without one. Perhaps you could try making a cutout in the side or just replace it with an aftermarket case saver.

XR600s came with a more minimalist stamped sprocket cover and separate case saver made only of metal. There are many reports that 15t sprockets ill not fit under them. I run a 15t front on my 600 and the chain has contacted the saver before, but it doesn't appear to be worrisome.
Thanks for that bit of info. I'll check prices of a stock 600 case guard versus the farkly ones. Did you plate your 600 or just trails and such? I ask because I'm wondering does the 600 vibrate less than the 650L if kept at a steady speed of 50 or faster. I know the gearing primary and final are quite lower than the stock 650L so I'm talking same rpm different cruising speed, less vibes? And can you post a pic of your ride, we like um pictures, TIA.

I tried to get to this highway yesterday that all the beamer guys rave about, highway 7 from Marietta Ohio to Wheeling WV but after 80 miles to get to the beginning I just got worn out and turned around, embarrassing I know but the bike just was buzzing like never before. Chain slack good and tires are pretty close to balanced, maybe its the tires, damn MT21s get an odd wear pattern of every other knob wears and they're like octogons afterwords, better than octomoms I guess.
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:37 PM   #17129
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COOL Bike!


Checking oil:

  1. Bike warm...10 minutes of normal running should do it.
  2. Cap sitting on threads, not screwed in.
  3. Bike straight up.
I looked for OEM parts fiche but had no luck...someone else will be along with better intel soon I'm sure.


If the bike has been sitting be sure it is getting oil to the top end.
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Hey, Thanks Fatherx, Kind of a simple thing, but I shiver, just thinking about the reprocusions, if I did it not the right way!

Here is my ride, I always thought when I was a kid, That is what a dirt bike is supposed to look like! The huge front fender probably make it ride alot worse at speed, and It probably kills ten mph off the top end, But I love the way it looks, so 80's




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Old 05-02-2010, 05:23 PM   #17130
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Pipe is still up for grabs

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