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Old 03-19-2012, 07:50 AM   #40276
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I'm glad I heard positive input concerning patches from two other inmates, because once Fritz said patches were OK, I was convinced the opposite was correct!

Patch kits might have been around "since the yarly 1900." However, I have never patched a motorcycle inner tube on a street bike, and I've decided I'm not going to start now.
I'm not going to recommend this practice to others.

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This reminds me of the post from the guy who never cleaned a spark plug.
I guess theres money in dem spuds!
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:10 AM   #40277
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Double Take Mirrors

put my double take mirrors on yesterday. they definitely do vibrate much more than the stockers and are harder to see out of, but i definitely like them. especially when i get to the next trail ride and fold them down or take them off. i can say they are 10 times better than the msr or other "dual sport" mirrors i've experienced.

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Old 03-19-2012, 08:25 AM   #40278
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I used to patch the tubes in my BMX bicycle all the time, does that count!!
does for me! jajaja

Ive even used those patches on the big bikes! jajaja
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:47 AM   #40279
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Thanks for the good report on the Dynabeads, Chip! I'm going to install my Dynabeads the next time I mount a tire.

Others might disagree with me, but I would replace the inner tube, rather than patch it. However, if anyone knows a proven, safe method to patch motorcycle inner tubes, I am certainly interested to learn of it.

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As long as you use a quality patch you should be just fine. I have a small kit (1"x1"x1/4") made for bicycles that has a scuff pad(aka sand paper) and peel and stick patches made by park tools. I had a tube in one of my bikes that had over 5000 miles on it and about 6 patches that I ran at 80-100 PSI and it barely lost any air. A while ago I picked up a nail in a rear tire and patched that tube because no one in the area was open, I didn't have a spare, and no hole in a tube is gonna stop me from riding if I can help it! When I pulled that tube out to install tubliss tubes it was still holding air 4000 miles later...

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Old 03-19-2012, 08:52 AM   #40280
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I too have ridden with the rear tire off the bead...it was a k270...if you managed to get the perfect MPH you could ride sideways endlessly, thing is you REALLy have to be ready for when the bead seats back ON the rim and bam it jolts over to the other side and you really have to goose the throttle...

its a technique I HAD to learn as I had ran out of glue(it dried out) and we managed to PINCH my extra tube,

yeah it was one of those days...
That's too funny, I had to do the same thing a few years ago. I picked up a nail and then the tire spun on the rim and shredded the tube. I did the "side ways ride" 10 miles home through Virginia Beach rush hour traffic...

That was the second day I had my mefo explorer on the bike...

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Old 03-19-2012, 08:56 AM   #40281
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Haha I trashed my engine in the dunes. On the plus side, CycleWizard is rebuilding it into something gnarly.

I did something like you did here but mine was in a mud pit that was deeper than I thought. Funny thing was that when i went over the handlebars I knocked the bike into neutral, and was ready to go just sitting there... I was laughing on my back about 5 feet in front of the bike though...

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Old 03-19-2012, 09:22 AM   #40282
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Others might disagree with me, but I would replace the inner tube, rather than patch it. However, if anyone knows a proven, safe method to patch motorcycle inner tubes, I am certainly interested to learn of it.

Spud

My $.02:

My rule of thumb has been to install a new tube every time I change a tire and carry the used tube as a spare (unless it got damaged in removal) in my fender bag. I've used HD and regular tubes & I've yet to have a flat out riding, even in the lava rock infested sand of Central and Eastern OR. I'm not opposed to carrying patch kits along with spare tubes and it may be wise to do so, I just haven't done it. Like Nut-n-fancy says on youtube..."your mileage may vary".
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:29 AM   #40283
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That's too funny, I had to do the same thing a few years ago. I picked up a nail and then the tire spun on the rim and shredded the tube. I did the "side ways ride" 10 miles home through Virginia Beach rush hour traffic...

That was the second day I had my mefo explorer on the bike...

-Barron
jajaja

yeah I was in el salvadors version of highway 1 in california...it was about 15miles or so of nice scenery but not even flat repair shops around...which can fix any tube or tire in minutes!

yeah the sideways ride....you get a feel for it after a while though...

it was even funnier when we got to a couple of small bridges...it was sunday and a lot of tourists and there was a plice "stop" that checks vehicles as they pass...

and Im taking up a whole lane riding sideways over the bridge at a "specific" rpm...barley managing to go over the bridge without going over to the other lane! everyone was staring! jajajaja

anywhoo

the reason I was riding like this is tan tan tan?

The glue in my patcj kit dried out and I failed to check it before the ride...

it was used often but do diligence failed me

not to mention pinching my damn spare!

stupid x2

cheers fellow sideways rider! jajajaja

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Old 03-19-2012, 10:34 AM   #40284
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Nice handle bar set up.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:25 AM   #40285
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Nice handle bar set up.
thanks. i'm lovin em. motosport.com still has them on sale, with the clamps included for $69.77. i bought the optional handguard mounts which are also on sale for $24.77. you can't use the bar pad with the handguard mounts (or at least i couldn't), fyi. awesome setup for the price. looks really trick in person, and also looks like they were made for the XRL. and the bars are 1-3/8" big o fatty's! link. oh, and the clamps add 1/2" rise..
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:41 PM   #40286
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Why a NOSS adapter?

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almost ready for the spring .install a fcr carb today and a set o forks frm a cr250f,waithing for a noss adapter for the carb .



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Try Cyclewizard! He makes the most gorgeous intake adapter! Anodized red and slides in on the intake manifold. WAY trick........ PM him
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:05 PM   #40287
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I see everyone made it back from Banned Camp except that Tim dude and his lawyer wife, did they get Perma-Banned or what?
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:34 PM   #40288
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Try Cyclewizard! He makes the most gorgeous intake adapter! Anodized red and slides in on the intake manifold. WAY trick........ PM him
I have 1 o theme and the carb gets to close to the frame , the noss is better for me and my friend ,I will send the red anodized back to Him
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:30 PM   #40289
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thanks. i'm lovin em. motosport.com still has them on sale, with the clamps included for $69.77. i bought the optional handguard mounts which are also on sale for $24.77. you can't use the bar pad with the handguard mounts (or at least i couldn't), fyi. awesome setup for the price. looks really trick in person, and also looks like they were made for the XRL. and the bars are 1-3/8" big o fatty's! link. oh, and the clamps add 1/2" rise..
Thanks for the link.
What bark busters and grips are you using?
Thanks for the help,JB
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:29 PM   #40290
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GPS trackers

Do any of you guys use a GPS tracker to keep your pig secure?

I'd be interested to hear what you have to say about the best one you have found and where you placed it on the bike

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