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Old 02-22-2006, 06:15 PM   #256
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Old 02-22-2006, 06:54 PM   #257
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:55 PM   #258
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Rokklym: Did you ever trace down that oil leak from the clutch cover? Before you condem the piston rings I wanted to chime in and say that significant oil usage in these bikes is "normal" when you ride hard enough to allow the oil temp to reach 275+F. That CRF fender looks good. Do you have any plans to upgrade the exhaust?

Denisesewa: Nice work updating your XRL. Is it running good now? Trials bikes and Pa. sprint cars! I'm in love.
Thanks Rokklym , Yeah, I got it running good now, just had it way too rich.
Thanks to everyone for great ideas and sharing them !
Onaxr , sweet chaingaurd Dude !!!

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Old 02-22-2006, 11:23 PM   #259
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Thanks Rokklym , Yeah, I got it running good now, just had it way too rich.
Thanks to everyone for great ideas and sharing them !
Onaxr , sweet chaingaurd Dude !!!

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Old 02-23-2006, 03:17 AM   #260
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Had This One For 8 Years. I ride New Jersey sugar sand all the time. This is the most fun motorcycle I've ever had
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Old 02-23-2006, 02:15 PM   #261
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140/80x18 Michelin

Rebelrob: 140/80x18 Michelin (measures 135mm wide) fits just fine. Before removing that shield which protects the chain from a lot of dirt, I would redish the rim one turn of the spoke nipples to the brake side. By the way with one turn of the nipples to the brake side, 130/80x18 Michelin (measures 129mm wide) fits in the s.o.'s xr250l with room to spare. In the sand you either go big or go home !
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Old 02-23-2006, 05:59 PM   #262
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Redishing the wheel is the best solution if the interference is only a few millimeters. In my case I was installing a Continental Contiforce SM 150/60R-17 and had no other alternative than to cut off the bracket inside the swingarm. The stock chain guard could still be used by simply tapping a bolt hole in the swingarm rearward of the original bracket location. Removing the bracket creates 10 millimeters of additional clearance at the widest part of a 17 inch tire.
The primary purpose of a chain guard is to protect the rider from chain whip if the chain were to fail at speed. The portion of the chain guard that is between the tire and the chain does serve to limit the amount of thick, clumpy mud an aggressive knobby might transer to the chain.
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Old 02-23-2006, 06:55 PM   #263
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Old 02-24-2006, 03:54 PM   #264
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Any of you guys seen the Buell Ulysses headlight Assembly? I think it may make it to the front of my XR someday.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...8&parentpage=8
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Old 02-24-2006, 05:59 PM   #265
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Any of you guys seen the Buell Ulysses headlight Assembly? I think it may make it to the front of my XR someday.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...8&parentpage=8

Yeah, I saw that light setup, it looks great on those DR'S

The day that I posted the pics of the Buell oil cooler, I was actually there to price out the headlight.



The prices they have listed are pretty close to what I was quoted.
The only differece in price was the headlight guard which was $39, not $25.
I was going to suprise everyone with that setup on my XR. I still might, but I need other things worse than that right now ( like a bike that doesn't use oil! )

Buell Part number Details:
M0023.1AJAYT - headlight grill $25
M1600.1ACMW - black windscreen $60
Y0421.1AD - headlight $59
M0645.1ADA - windscreen mount $24
You then fabricate two simple side brackets and a bottom bracket which bolts to the lights. If you elongate the holes, you get some adjustability.

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Old 02-24-2006, 06:00 PM   #266
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Buell Ulysses headlight Assembly?
It reminds me of the lights on a Speed Triple or a 400EX...or a praying mantis. I guess it looks OK. Get that big Trailtech light, that thing looks bad ass.
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:07 PM   #267
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It reminds me of the lights on a Speed Triple or a 400EX...or a praying mantis. I guess it looks OK. Get that big Trailtech light, that thing looks bad ass.
I like the big light but if I go that route it will be the dual big azz lights and that setup is like 1500 $ and a stator upgrade.
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:48 PM   #268
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One thing to consider....

This is a DOT legal solution. I normally am willing to dis obey most laws but when a cop or ranger see's an 8" HID i'm sure they know your not legal. Maybe they won't bust ya but maybe they will. I'm sure oncoming traffic won't like it much.
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Old 02-25-2006, 05:32 AM   #269
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...when a cop or ranger see's an 8" HID i'm sure they know your not legal.
That's two big strikes against a Trailtech or Baja Designs light. That Buell light does seem like a bargain.

The forecast is for a high of 57F today. I'm going riding!
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Old 02-25-2006, 08:39 PM   #270
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I finally got a chance to put some real miles on my supermoto parts today.

The front brake is incredible. A ton of power and great feel. I could sink the front forks nearly to the stops and lift the rear wheel off the ground easily.

The Contiforce tires worked great on asphalt. By the end of the day I was feeling confident about their grip and was getting some good lean angle in the tight corners. On gravel the rear tire broke loose too easily but was controllable and predictable. The front tire is real sketchy cornering or braking if the there was any loose gravel at all. In mud, leaves, wet rocks or grass both the front and rear tires suck ass.

The front fender looks kinda stupid but it did seem to allow more air to cool the oil. Oil temp never got over 220F with 60F air temps even when riding hard. An oil cooler will still be the next mod.
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