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Old 03-09-2012, 12:21 PM   #39841
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I've never been listed with the smart guys club.. im speechless...

Im of the school of the best you can afford with the money you got when it comes to tools

Craftsman, snap on, mac etc... no harbor freight shit
Thanks all for the feedback. I've got my eye on a Craftsman click-type, seems well-built and reasonably priced. Of course there's always the Snap-ON $2,020.00 model....
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:42 PM   #39842
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Thanks all for the feedback. I've got my eye on a Craftsman click-type, seems well-built and reasonably priced. Of course there's always the Snap-ON $2,020.00 model....
I've had my Craftsman click-type for 25 years. Always works great. Just remember after you use it to always change the setting back to zero.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:48 PM   #39843
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I've had my Craftsman click-type for 25 years. Always works great. Just remember after you use it to always change the setting back to zero.
Thanks SC,

That's the route I'm leaning towards, and I had read that tip you mentioned. Would you mind telling me what ft. lb. range you got as well as drive-size? (Meaning what would work best for most of the XRL stuff.)
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:48 PM   #39844
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Hey guys, having an electrical problem and I was hoping someone might be able to shed some insight as to how I might get this fixed! I dumped my xrl the other day riding trails and broke the headlight on a rock (and throttle tube), but no other damage apart from scratched plastics. I've removed the headlight and since I run 8" baja designs lights on my truck, I'm just going to wire one of those in. Problem is after the crash none of my turn signals are working, and neither is the turn signal light. I did the relay check per clymer manual and apparently the relay isn't the problem. Anyone know what might make all four blinkers stop working? Doesn't seem to be a sheared wire anywhere...anyone run into this before? Really appreciate any help you guys might be able to give
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:16 PM   #39845
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Problem is after the crash none of my turn signals are working, and neither is the turn signal light.
Can't say on the XR for sure, but I've had other Hondas (MB5) where when the headlight goes out, the excess power surge takes all the other lights out with it. Did you confirm that the bulbs didn't burnout?

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Old 03-09-2012, 01:21 PM   #39846
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Thanks SC,

That's the route I'm leaning towards, and I had read that tip you mentioned. Would you mind telling me what ft. lb. range you got as well as drive-size? (Meaning what would work best for most of the XRL stuff.)

I got 2 craftsman clickers 3/8 drive works for the smaller stuff 1/2 drive for the bigger such as axle bolts

The tech police will tell you a bunch of technical stuff about what range the wrench is actually tested for I.E. 25-75% and I'm sure they are correct. But what I have has worked fine the way I used it
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:21 PM   #39847
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Hey guys, having an electrical problem and I was hoping someone might be able to shed some insight as to how I might get this fixed! I dumped my xrl the other day riding trails and broke the headlight on a rock (and throttle tube), but no other damage apart from scratched plastics. I've removed the headlight and since I run 8" baja designs lights on my truck, I'm just going to wire one of those in. Problem is after the crash none of my turn signals are working, and neither is the turn signal light. I did the relay check per clymer manual and apparently the relay isn't the problem. Anyone know what might make all four blinkers stop working? Doesn't seem to be a sheared wire anywhere...anyone run into this before? Really appreciate any help you guys might be able to give
The turn signals and brake, tail, and instrument lights are on the same fuse. So if you have brake tail lights it is not the fuse. A broken ground wire could maybe cause this? I'm not sure that the front and rear turn signals will ground through the same wire though. Something broken in the turn signal switch?

You need to get a test light, or volt/multi meter and wiring schematic, and systematically check out the circuit. Start at the fuse. Is the power there? Then move to the next in line. Is it a connection, multi pin plug, relay or switch? Work through them in order, when you find where the power stops yo will have found the problem.

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Old 03-09-2012, 01:34 PM   #39848
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Hey guys, having an electrical problem and I was hoping someone might be able to shed some insight as to how I might get this fixed! I dumped my xrl the other day riding trails and broke the headlight on a rock (and throttle tube), but no other damage apart from scratched plastics. I've removed the headlight and since I run 8" baja designs lights on my truck, I'm just going to wire one of those in. Problem is after the crash none of my turn signals are working, and neither is the turn signal light. I did the relay check per clymer manual and apparently the relay isn't the problem. Anyone know what might make all four blinkers stop working? Doesn't seem to be a sheared wire anywhere...anyone run into this before? Really appreciate any help you guys might be able to give
The flasher for the turn signals in the headlight housing on the right side. If you broke your light on that side it may have damaged the flasher too. If so you can get a replacement at the auto parts store, many trailer flashers will work.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:40 PM   #39849
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Thanks SC,

That's the route I'm leaning towards, and I had read that tip you mentioned. Would you mind telling me what ft. lb. range you got as well as drive-size? (Meaning what would work best for most of the XRL stuff.)
Not sure about the range without looking. Actually been awhile since I used it. Mine is a 1/2 inch drive but I also have a smaller 3/8 drive for smaller stuff in inch-lbs.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:56 PM   #39850
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Torque Wrench

It's Snap On for me. 3/8" drive 5 to 75 lbs, Clicker, Flex head


Torque Wrench, Adj. Click Type, U.S., Flex-Ratchet, 5-75 ft. lb., 3/8" drive
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:27 PM   #39851
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It's Snap On for me. 3/8" drive 5 to 75 lbs, Clicker, Flex head




Torque Wrench, Adj. Click Type, U.S., Flex-Ratchet, 5-75 ft. lb., 3/8" drive
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Nice! Thanks guys for all the help.

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Old 03-09-2012, 02:48 PM   #39852
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Thanks all for the feedback. I've got my eye on a Craftsman click-type, seems well-built and reasonably priced. Of course there's always the Snap-ON $2,020.00 model....

I`ve got 4 Snap-On torque wrenches raging from 5in/lbs up to 250ft/lbs......none of them were that expensive......ranging from 300-500 dollars each......still expensive i know,but worth it and actually accurate,,cheapies rarely tend to be accurate/repeatable.....

That said,i need them to be accurate as they are used almost daily..

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Old 03-09-2012, 02:51 PM   #39853
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Thanks SC,

That's the route I'm leaning towards, and I had read that tip you mentioned. Would you mind telling me what ft. lb. range you got as well as drive-size? (Meaning what would work best for most of the XRL stuff.)
You should get an inch/pound torque wrench as well as a foot pound torque wrench.........

The most commonly need torque settings on a bike are between 10-100ft/lbs..

A 3/8 drive in/lb torque wrench raging from 30-200 is well used on a bike too..

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Old 03-09-2012, 02:56 PM   #39854
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You should get an inch/pound torque wrench as well as a foot pound torque wrench.........

The most commonly need torque settings on a bike are between 10-100ft/lbs..

A 3/8 drive in/lb torque wrench raging from 30-200 is well used on a bike too..

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Now you've all got me justifying the Snap-On. I like it's range, and the more reviews I read about the new China Crafsmen the less I like. I like the one Steve has. The manual specifies everything in ft. lb. so I'll start with that and work my way up!

Thanks again all.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:05 PM   #39855
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I just noticed on the Just Gas Tanks website that the Acerbis now comes in natural!!

I like being able to see how much gas I have left.

http://justgastanks.com/product_info...roducts_id=328
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