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Old 05-04-2010, 03:35 PM   #17221
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The entire thumper world has an open invite... We have filled out the paperwork for dual-citizenship, I am finishing a few big jobs, getting all of the electronics and stuff together, heading to Texas for a few weeks, then off to CR house hunting. The move will be November 1st, officially. We will be going back and forth until then.

I will be getting a few bikes to have to either rent(Tax purposes) or loan to buddies while visiting.

I'll keep everyone posted as the events progress.

Congrats on the move to CR! I hear it's a GREAT place to ride. A buddy has been trying to talk me into a dual-sport tour there.
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:39 PM   #17222
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Took a little ride this weekend up to Cincinnati and southern Indiana. Very wet and windy. Kept thinking I heard an intermittent noise. Never could pin it down. I was cleaning and lubing the chain this evening and found this. Would've been a bitch on the side of the road trying to fix.



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That chain is a piece of CRAP for failing like that.

It is also a COMPLETELY AWESOME chain for holding together after the failure.

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Old 05-04-2010, 04:03 PM   #17223
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:45 PM   #17224
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Took a little ride this weekend up to Cincinnati and southern Indiana. Very wet and windy. Kept thinking I heard an intermittent noise. Never could pin it down. I was cleaning and lubing the chain this evening and found this. Would've been a bitch on the side of the road trying to fix.



John
I'm on the road and left my computer at base camp, I can't really see what happened, is it the master link clip came off? Thanks for the clarity.
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:54 PM   #17225
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Got a question for the XRL collective ...

What's a fair price for a stock CV carb (no mods) from an '06 XR650L that was only used for one season and a half, then drained of gas and put in dry storage since? The reason I ask is that I have the above mentioned carb and a fellow ADV rider needs one and I'm wondering if his offer is fair.

Btw, I checked out the price for a new XRL CV carb body (just the body/frame, no internals whatsoever) and the OEM price is $257.00, then you'd have to add at least another $200 for all the parts to put it together. So we're talking minimum $450 - $500 to build a new OEM XRL carb. Now I know that the one I have is used (1 1/2 seasons and worked like a charm when taken off) ... so how much do y'all think it's worth?
I paid $75 for one on EBay. It came with the cables.
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:34 PM   #17226
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That chain is a piece of CRAP for failing like that.

It is also a COMPLETELY AWESOME chain for holding together after the failure.

Dave

WTF........



You been drinkin again haven`t you Dave,come on.........fess up...



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Old 05-04-2010, 06:49 PM   #17227
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It is also a COMPLETELY AWESOME chain for holding together after the failure.

Dave
Especially since I was doing 75 down the interstate for two hours in the pouring rain coming home Sunday. I think it may have been bad the day before. I would hear a click every now and then and I looked the bike over when I gassed up. Never noticed until I was spinning the wheel, wiping the lube off the chain and the rag kept catching on something. It was an all pavement weekend. Offroad would've killed it for certain.

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Old 05-04-2010, 06:50 PM   #17228
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I'm on the road and left my computer at base camp, I can't really see what happened, is it the master link clip came off? Thanks for the clarity.
One of the side plates broke off across the rivet. The other side held. Never seen anything like it.

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Old 05-04-2010, 08:28 PM   #17229
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One of the side plates broke off across the rivet. The other side held. Never seen anything like it.

John
Oh now I see it, geez you are lucky indeed. what tires do you run that allow you to cruise from state to state at 75-80?
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:29 PM   #17230
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I have the motion pro Titanium 24mm spoon
can also get these to use with it
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light, strong, sexy and easy to use....

I agree, I agree, I agree.............but I think they are aluminum.

$28.99 Dennis Kirk

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produc...afCatId=&mmyId=

and here's a titanium one from Stanley Alpine, $30

http://www.sopgear.com/new_page_4.htm
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:06 PM   #17231
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McChester, what kind of Dremel router bit did you use? Anything special? I want to do what you did to my CS cover. I don't own any router bits for my Dremel, so I'd like to know which one will work.
The bit I used is a plunge bit (makes it's own pilot hole) intended for routing holes in drywall, tile, etc... Also called a roto-zip bit, I think?

I'm sure there are several ways to get this done though.
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:53 PM   #17232
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Finally took a few pics of my new 08 XRL, aquired a month ago.





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Old 05-05-2010, 01:33 AM   #17233
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So I drained the oil and took off the head to re-visit. Shavings in the oil, and the two nuts fastening the intake adjuster screws for the valve clearances were gone! I only found one. Rats.

Looks like this will be a slow process.





Tomorrow I plan on removing the cylinder and head to send to XR's only for polish and 3 angle grind, hone cylinder (if necessary),
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Old 05-05-2010, 05:38 AM   #17234
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I agree, I agree, I agree.............but I think they are aluminum.

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IDK bout the aluminium spoons. I have the Lightweight forged 7075 T-6 aluminum version and 2 steel spoons from techforlife. '
HUGE difference in weight but I have to say I think the steel ones get a better "bite" because of the shape.
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Old 05-05-2010, 05:40 AM   #17235
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WHERE ARE YOUR LOCK NUTS FOR THE ADJUSTERS????

if you don't have those installed you are LUCKY you didn't have more carnage.




ok

I just saw a few posts I missed

You installed new rockers.

1.WHERE did you get them? OEM or Ebay?
2.Are you sure you put the nuts on?
3.Does this look familiar?

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