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Old 05-02-2012, 11:02 AM   #41986
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From my two day ride last weekend. Eastern Oregon through the pine trees near Green Mountain. Even loaded with camping gear, it was fun in the whoops.



Photo credit to Brad@ www.benddualsport.com
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:11 AM   #41987
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Cool- what skid plate is that?

not sure it came on it. need to make work of drilling holes in it though.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:01 PM   #41988
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my ride as of this weekend. Dolly Sodds West Virginia. dont ask me whos bags they are......My rack.
I want a baja/PD fairing and low pipes!



hows the pipe wrap holding up and did you spray anything under it and ontop of it like some wraps reccomend?

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Old 05-02-2012, 01:51 PM   #41989
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From my two day ride last weekend. Eastern Oregon through the pine trees near Green Mountain. Even loaded with camping gear, it was fun in the whoops.



Photo credit to Brad@ www.benddualsport.com
Sweet pic ....

Where was that ?

I rode up on Mt. Hood. Anything above 4000 feet is still closed off.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:59 PM   #41990
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Sweet pic ....

Where was that ?
South of Pine Mtn in the China Hat area. NFS road 500/800 just before Sand Springs road. Ripped through there on our way to Fandango road (rock quarry more than a road) and on to Paisley.

This is what happens when you pile 230lbs of rider with 40lbs of gear on a stock XR then hit a 50mph G-out dip.... photog saw me coming!


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Old 05-02-2012, 03:26 PM   #41991
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hows the pipe wrap holding up and did you spray anything under it and ontop of it like some wraps reccomend?

cheers
I had a similar looking wrap on my OEM headers for about two years before it started degrading. It looked to have sped up some rusting on the pipes though... I sprayed mine with the high temp black silicone stuff made by the same brand as the wraps... (I got them at auto zone but I don't remember the brand). The color needed a few coats to look good then needed to be touched up about every 6 months to stay looking good. I don't know if it made any more power, but it definitely kept the heat off my leg, and I thought it looked cool...

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Old 05-02-2012, 04:50 PM   #41992
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thanks for that info barron, im undecided on what to do....about my xrl headers....they look like crap and I dont like the heatshield thingie....

but they work ajajaj

time will tell

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Old 05-02-2012, 05:08 PM   #41993
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thanks for that info barron, im undecided on what to do....about my xrl headers....they look like crap and I dont like the heatshield thingie....

but they work ajajaj

time will tell

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Hi eslvklr,

The pipe is a White Bros titanium e series (what else than e?). [BTW, LOUD, too loud]
One layer of wrap ( with 3/4 inch showing on overlap with 2 inch wrap) has been on for 6k miles or 2yrs. I have not looked underneath yet.....
I used nothing underneath it and secured it with a fine continuous loop of safety wire every 3/4 inch or so tying at both ends. No problem. Always washes clean...steams up nicely when wet. I was not looking for performance other than not burning a hole in my Aerostitch.....I do not know what would happen to a steel pipe but I would expect RUST. Maybe peel it off every once in a while and touch up the pipe. I will have a look under it soon and report.....

I like it alot and like Barron sez....it looks cool.

Wrap it.....
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:23 PM   #41994
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:55 PM   #41995
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South of Pine Mtn in the China Hat area. NFS road 500/800 just before Sand Springs road. Ripped through there on our way to Fandango road (rock quarry more than a road) and on to Paisley.

This is what happens when you pile 230lbs of rider with 40lbs of gear on a stock XR then hit a 50mph G-out dip.... photog saw me coming!


Did that same route a couple years back with the same crew. Check out the link on my sig line. Would love to do it again! Also would recomend it to anyone in OR who dualsports. Bend to Paisley & back is a good 300 mile day!
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:51 PM   #41996
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I was told, and have been doing exactly the opposite on the bikes I have had,

in fact I have an aberration for IDLING any bike, more so if its aircooled,

it has to do with being used to 2 stroke outboards that I have had on my boats, youll plug the circuits up in no time if you et them idle long enough

I know it has nothing to do with a fourstroke radial engine on a bike but my point is that the bike will get the HOTTEST when "
warming up, with no airflow, and the lowest oil pump speed.

When warming up, I start the bike and get my helmet on, then I blip it a couple of times softly then go into first, then second and all gears on the streets around here, I try to stay on flat streets...

its the oil flowing around the gears and tranny that will get the oil warm in no time...

after a few minutes I treat the bike like normally...easily though...

not until my second start of the day or 15 minutes or so of riding do I HAMMER IT! jajajaja

but I dont have enough miles on my bike to do any justice to this system other than to think its better than letting it idle and die a tragic death! jajaja

I cant fix what previous owners have done to my bike so some damage is already there! jajajaja

I also remember reading many posts of owners claiming they "warmed" up their bike perfectly so that they would suffer no oil starvation issues etc...

its those owners who use the choke and let the bike sit at idle and choke to warm up, who then say they had a catastrophic failure somewhere somehow Ive noticed...

anywhoo

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Humm, never knew this. I always thought it's good to let it warm up and idle for a few minutes before riding.

I thought was that it lets the oil warm up; but if what you're saying is true (oil pump pumps slow @ idle and doesn't lubricate the system well) then I may need to switch my "warm up" habits.

Is there an "official honda" recommended warm up method?

I have about 26k miles on my motor now with no issues. We'll see how it lasts

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Old 05-02-2012, 07:56 PM   #41997
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Is there a convenient "switched power" source near the headlight I can easily tap?

Would also like an "Unswitched" source near the headlight for things like the vest, or a Battery Tender. Should I just go straight to the battery or is there already a beefy wire up near the headlight?

How about a reliable ground source?

Thanks in advance.

RZ Rob
Check out the "12V power outlet" link below in my sig. The fuse port I used is only powered when ignition is 'ON' so it worked out perfectly. I used the battery as a ground.

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Old 05-02-2012, 08:28 PM   #41998
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Humm, never knew this. I always thought it's good to let it warm up and idle for a few minutes before riding.

I thought was that it lets the oil warm up; but if what you're saying is true (oil pump pumps slow @ idle and doesn't lubricate the system well) then I may need to switch my "warm up" habits.

Is there an "official honda" recommended warm up method?

I have about 26k miles on my motor now with no issues. We'll see how it lasts

Mike B
That's why you should not crank your idle down too far. Keep it putting along at a good clip so you have good oil flow. Happy Cammers
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:45 PM   #41999
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Ah good point. I actually use my throttle lock to keep it up a bit while at idle.

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Old 05-02-2012, 08:46 PM   #42000
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good stuff man

I remember now its because of your posts about the autodecomp issues that I decided to weld shut the oil hole and get rid of the mechanism on my xr600 cam...so far so good.

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im glad its working great!
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