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Old 10-13-2012, 07:44 PM   #47536
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old school tech....turn off the petcock for several reasons.



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Old 10-13-2012, 08:36 PM   #47537
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Noob question here...should I leave the fuel on or turn it off when I shut down the bike? The guy I got it from said something about the tank vapor locking when you don't turn the fuel off but I have no idea what he meant by that.
Turn the petcock off. Make it a habit. Nothing worse than opening the door to the garage in the morning and have a three gallon puddle of gas on the floor. What'll really cause you to pucker up is the click, click, click of the water heater ignitor
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:26 PM   #47538
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So... I think all of my clutch questions have been answered, but there is one more issue I am trying to diagnose.

At lower RPM's the bike is a bit jerky. The engine seems to be running smooth, but the bike seems kinda clunky, hard to describe... As soon as I increase the rpm's a little, or downshift, it smooths out again. I've checked chain adjustment, and the only other thing I've changed is putting on a Moose CS sprocket, but it had the same issue with the old sprocket also.

Am I just lugging the engine too much, or do I have worse things to fear?
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figures...my stud was rusty I played with my nuts a little and it cranked right over
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:28 PM   #47539
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So... I think all of my clutch questions have been answered, but there is one more issue I am trying to diagnose.

At lower RPM's the bike is a bit jerky. The engine seems to be running smooth, but the bike seems kinda clunky, hard to describe... As soon as I increase the rpm's a little, or downshift, it smooths out again. I've checked chain adjustment, and the only other thing I've changed is putting on a Moose CS sprocket, but it had the same issue with the old sprocket also.

Am I just lugging the engine too much, or do I have worse things to fear?
Sounds like you are simply lugging the engine too much. It's not a John Deere
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:43 PM   #47540
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Sounds like you are simply lugging the engine too much. It's not a John Deere
GOOD! I was hoping I wasn't looking at a new transmission or full rebuild soon (as much as I would love to send it out to CW, I just don't have the time/money right now). I'll just try to keep the rpm's up more.
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figures...my stud was rusty I played with my nuts a little and it cranked right over
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:37 PM   #47541
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I don't have an XRL... but I'm told the engine in my 1987 CBX250 is the same engine as a XRL250. Can anyone confirm this?

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Old 10-14-2012, 12:10 AM   #47542
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Jackson Fall 2012

Here are some photos from my recent trip to Grand Teton NP.













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Old 10-14-2012, 04:26 AM   #47543
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Nice pics Spud. I was up there back in September on the KLR. And Allison Krauss to boot! She used to play a festival here in Louisville back in the 80's put on by Kentucky Fried Chicken and has only gotten better with age.


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Old 10-14-2012, 05:55 AM   #47544
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Nice shots Spud, looks like it was a fun trip
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:15 AM   #47545
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anybody tell me what tank I have. I need to order a gas cap.



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Old 10-14-2012, 08:19 AM   #47546
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anybody tell me what tank i have. I need to order a gas cap.



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Old 10-14-2012, 08:20 AM   #47547
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:36 AM   #47548
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XRs Only

They say 'never meet your idols' and that's sort of how I felt riding to XRs Only the other day. It's less than an hour away from my house and I've ordered plenty things from them, but thought I'd take a road trip to get the few things I needed.

As you can see it's rather nondescript, and inside is much the same, but whatever I asked for (XR-related of course), they confidently grabbed off the shelf. And the prices were very fair. I really like these guys and believe in supporting them because they support our cause.

The ride from OC is fun if you take back roads via 138.

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Old 10-14-2012, 09:01 AM   #47549
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They say 'never meet your idols' and that's sort of how I felt riding to XRs Only the other day. It's less than an hour away from my house and I've ordered plenty things from them, but thought I'd take a road trip to get the few things I needed.

As you can see it's rather nondescript, and inside is much the same, but whatever I asked for (XR-related of course), they confidently grabbed off the shelf. And the prices were very fair. I really like these guys and believe in supporting them because they support our cause.

The ride from OC is fun if you take back roads via 138.

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Wow! Their website is bigger than their building.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:27 AM   #47550
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Wow! Their website is bigger than their building.
I figured they`d have a big ol sign..with 1/2 the paint missing........and a clapped out XR600R strapped down on the roof top all faded and rusty and shit......what a let down........





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