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Old 11-01-2011, 08:19 AM   #34081
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This week I am busy changing out the 15t for a 14t and installing the risers and new bars. This weekend JL class in NV. Next week start working the front end, drop the forks a 1/4" or so, get a tool kit for the front fender then decide if I go work the motor and exhaust or work the suspension.

And I need to start looking for a taller seat. When I pull the trigger I will have a stock seat foam and cover to offer up to the asylum.
What happened with that other XR-L that was already set up with forks, tank, seat, light and everything else?
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:29 AM   #34082
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What happened with that other XR-L that was already set up with forks, tank, seat, light and everything else?

I changed my mind and went bone stock so that I could farkle the way that I wanted. The bad press that Hot cams were getting pushed me over the edge. I am a slow rider that is looking for a bike that will always start adn always take me to the fire roads that I want to visit. I could always do single track with the bike, I have just realized that I much raher ride all day seeing new sights being relaxed rather than beating my self to death on a knarly single track.

The bike is a good deal, it is just not the right bike for me.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:32 AM   #34083
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I'm impressed!
The dude is one tuff son of o gun.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:55 AM   #34084
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Hi y'all!

Spud and elsalvadorklr, thanks for the info on Buchanan's spokes. I noticed that they have 3 different kits for sale, stainless nipples, blue zinc plated steel nipples and aluminum nipples. Which kit did y'all go for?
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:10 PM   #34085
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Hi y'all!

Spud and elsalvadorklr, thanks for the info on Buchanan's spokes. I noticed that they have 3 different kits for sale, stainless nipples, blue zinc plated steel nipples and aluminum nipples. Which kit did y'all go for?
I did it the easy way. Shipped the wheels to:
Dave Moore Wheel Service
(760) 240-3543
9383 Buena Vista Street
Apple Vally, Calf. 92308
$150 per wheel. SS spokes and nipples. return freight included. It cost me $35 to ship from Houston.

Here they are ready to go back on the bike :
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:19 PM   #34086
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Dunlpop 908 RR rear update

Stick a fork in it, it's dead at a WHOPPING 7171 miles!!!! Could have gone a bit further but rubber starting to crack at base of knobs. Current price for this tire $150 from AMT.


The 908 was an excelent tire. Good on and off road. It went to the high passes of Co.,the Big Bend of Texas, all throught the Sam Houston Forest, up and down the beaches, and all highways inbetween. Zero flats.

Put a Metzler Karoo on. Rides great, super grip on the road, but the guys in QC need to tighten up a bit:
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:43 PM   #34087
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Stick a fork in it, it's dead at a WHOPPING 7171 miles!!!! Could have gone a bit further but rubber starting to crack at base of knobs. Current price for this tire $150 from AMT.


The 908 was an excelent tire. Good on and off road. It went to the high passes of Co.,the Big Bend of Texas, all throught the Sam Houston Forest, up and down the beaches, and all highways inbetween. Zero flats.
Thanks for the update- that's a lot of miles per $$, good value.
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:13 PM   #34088
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Here is a video of me doing my first hare scramble. I didnt really know what to expect so I brought my XRL with street tires. Boy what a bad idea that was. For those of you that dont know, a hare scramble is a race with around 150 bikes through the tightest trails you can possibly imagine. 99% of the bikes in my class were 250 2 strokes. I saw maybe 3 other head lights and only 1 other plate.

So here is a video of me and my XR getting our asses kicked.
That is AWESOME!!!! I did about the same thing in 1994, but I was around 30 years old and in good shape. After the first hare-scramble, I took off the mirrors, license plate, dash blinkers, etc. and raced again and fell in love with racing.... For the next 3 years or so I raced as often as I could, all on the "L". I ended up playing with tires, the gearing, suspension, etc... I ended up grafting on WP (white Power) 4054 forks and a CR front wheel, bought an Ohlins shock and stayed with it. On the off weeks I would drive or ride all over Texas and eventually Mexico, logging tens of thousands of miles... I rebuilt the original motor probably 6 times.

I actually just bought that motor back and CW now has it!!! Kyle racing has my original Ohlins shock and is rebuilding it to go on the 6th "L"... It's hard to believe that I am still LOVING the same bike close to 20 years later. I am glad they are still making the bike, in lieu of ditching it, but Damn I'd like a lighter, better version!!!!

DAAAANG, thanks for bringing back some VERY fond memories and congrats on the race. You are a trooper for sure!!!! My highest respects sent your way!

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Old 11-01-2011, 04:18 PM   #34089
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Why not the 908 again?

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Stick a fork in it, it's dead at a WHOPPING 7171 miles!!!! Could have gone a bit further but rubber starting to crack at base of knobs. Current price for this tire $150 from AMT.


The 908 was an excelent tire. Good on and off road. It went to the high passes of Co.,the Big Bend of Texas, all throught the Sam Houston Forest, up and down the beaches, and all highways inbetween. Zero flats.

Put a Metzler Karoo on. Rides great, super grip on the road, but the guys in QC need to tighten up a bit:

I've been planning to put the 908 on my xrl,,, why you putting on a Karoo this time?
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:20 PM   #34090
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Stick a fork in it, it's dead at a WHOPPING 7171 miles!!!! Could have gone a bit further but rubber starting to crack at base of knobs. Current price for this tire $150 from AMT.


The 908 was an excelent tire. Good on and off road. It went to the high passes of Co.,the Big Bend of Texas, all throught the Sam Houston Forest, up and down the beaches, and all highways inbetween. Zero flats.

Put a Metzler Karoo on. Rides great, super grip on the road, but the guys in QC need to tighten up a bit:
Hey Fritzcoinc,

Impressive tire life there! I'll give one a whirl soon! Would you go with the 908 or Karoo again? I like the Mefo's that I am using, but they are not aggressive enough off road... With over 7k and an aggressive (well, more so than the Mefo anyway) tread, I am in for a try!

Thanks for sharing that!

That Karoo looks good, but with the spacing between the center knobs, is it a little buzzy at speed on roads?
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:22 PM   #34091
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Hi y'all!

Spud and elsalvadorklr, thanks for the info on Buchanan's spokes. I noticed that they have 3 different kits for sale, stainless nipples, blue zinc plated steel nipples and aluminum nipples. Which kit did y'all go for?
I went all stainless...

blue zinc is the equivalent of oem nipples for most jap bikes...thats what I bought when I had my old cb750 and went with stock look.

the front spokes that were rebranded buchanan spokes are thicker gage than oem...Cant remember if oem is 8 or 9.

The rears are stock size...

all stainless

good luck!

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Old 11-01-2011, 04:26 PM   #34092
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Hey Fritzcoinc,

Impressive tire life there! I'll give one a whirl soon! Would you go with the 908 or Karoo again? I like the Mefo's that I am using, but they are not aggressive enough off road... With over 7k and an aggressive (well, more so than the Mefo anyway) tread, I am in for a try!

Thanks for sharing that!

That Karoo looks good, but with the spacing between the center knobs, is it a little buzzy at speed on roads?
FRTIZCO!

How on earth do you get 7000miles out of a rear knobby? I really want to know...Im serious

DO YOU RIDE ON MARSHMELLOWS?

WOW!

My t63 is going to last at the most 2000miles..iva already lost good traction...and Im just under 1000.

I had a mce karoo on my KLR and that thing lasted even less...but the klr is a pig...

cheers
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:36 PM   #34093
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Hi y'all!

Spud and elsalvadorklr, thanks for the info on Buchanan's spokes. I noticed that they have 3 different kits for sale, stainless nipples, blue zinc plated steel nipples and aluminum nipples. Which kit did y'all go for?
You're welcome. I prefer the stainless steel, spoke nipples.

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Old 11-01-2011, 08:04 PM   #34094
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I think that picture is a fake. I thought that when I first saw it years ago. Scot Summers is a beast make no mistake, but what man can hoist 300lbs. of bike like that all while smiling?
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:05 PM   #34095
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Hi y'all!

Spud and elsalvadorklr, thanks for the info on Buchanan's spokes. I noticed that they have 3 different kits for sale, stainless nipples, blue zinc plated steel nipples and aluminum nipples. Which kit did y'all go for?
He said nipples three times
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