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Old 10-15-2012, 06:30 AM   #47581
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Made it out for an amazing ride yesterday. Thought I would share a pic... this on one of my favorite roads!




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Old 10-15-2012, 06:36 AM   #47582
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Made it out for an amazing ride yesterday. Thought I would share a pic... this on one of my favorite roads!




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Nice fall colors. Had any snow yet and when did you get a USD front end?
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:30 AM   #47583
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For a stock piston/compression ratio the 160 is going to be to rich.

The overflow is probably some dirt in the needle and seat. Open the float bowl drain screw and turn on the petcock. It may flush the debris away. If not then you'll have to open the carb for inspection.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:31 AM   #47584
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Be specific about what hose. One is a vent and the other a bowl drain.
The vent lets the bowl breath and connects to carb. above the fuel level.
The drain comes from a drain valve at the very bottom of the bowl.
If fuel from the vent hose, the float needle is leaking for some reason.
If fuel from the drain hose, the drain screw is leaking for some reason.
Bowl drain hose. What is the screw on the bowl for?
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:40 AM   #47585
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Some nice fall pics guys. Walter, neat shot over the water.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:44 AM   #47586
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I agree 100%, however the XRR simply makes it easier. These hills were pretty rocky and rutted-up with lots of loose rocks dirt sand and gravel. I have to admit it was challenging stuff.

RZ Rob

Rob, could you measure the ground clearance between the R and L? I'm sure the L has more ground clearance. It sure appeared that way when I rode with a R recently. FWIW, the best way to make the L feel like a 'dirt bike' is to put on some upside down (the term has to be getting old now)/males slider forks on. If you are riding difficult terrain or charging hard it makes an amazing difference. When a bike holds a line it feels lighter. I'm sure the stiff frame on the R contributes much to that feeling of off-road prowess.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:51 AM   #47587
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Nice fall colors. Had any snow yet and when did you get a USD front end?
Thankfully no snow in my area, but there has been a little about 5 hour drive from me. I got the USD forks this year. I am noticing a big improvement over the stock forks with upgraded springs. These forks are off a newer (05 fwd) CR250R. I upgraded the springs and put in the RaceTech gold valves. I really like them,

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Old 10-15-2012, 07:51 AM   #47588
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^^^^^^very well put

stiffness and holding line abilities make a bike a million times easier to ride

usds and a stiff frame do this...

nothing worse than a sloppy, heavy mushy, wallowing feel on a tight trail!
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:20 AM   #47589
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Man, I was hoping that was the issue, but not this time anyway. Good knowledge for down the road though.

So I pulled the carb, removed the bowl, and to be quite honest, I found nothing out of the ordinary. Not sure what to think. I bumped up the main from a 155 that I put in when new to escape the factory lean condition, and popped in a 165 main as I am removing the snorkel and doing a full exhaust while everything is opened up. Also finishing the Dave's mods, and doing a valve adjustment check. I'm at 4,500 miles, so it probably wouldn't hurt to have a look at them.

So, is there something I am missing on the overflow issue? Something to look for?

When removing the snorkel, and adding a full FMF exhaust, is going up 5 on the pilot from the 55 I put in to make it run good stock, to a 60 sound about right? And replacing the 155 I also put in it to run good stock with a 165 sound about right? Motor all stock besides these intake and exhaust mods running a stock air filter. I have a 170 but that might be too much. Please chime in!! Thanks!!
My bike has Dave's Carburetor mod's, Full FMF, Uni Filter, 55/160 jetting and it's still too rich. I will try 55/158 with OEM filter.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:32 AM   #47590
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Rob, could you measure the ground clearance between the R and L? I'm sure the L has more ground clearance.

I don't have it in front of me but I'm pretty sure my brochure for the R says it has "A whopping 12 inches of ground clearance" Maybe 'whopping' is the sound it makes when you case it.

Anyway, the L has 13" or a little more
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:34 AM   #47591
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Thankfully no snow in my area, but there has been a little about 5 hour drive from me. I got the USD forks this year. I am noticing a big improvement over the stock forks with upgraded springs. These forks are off a newer (05 fwd) CR250R. I upgraded the springs and put in the RaceTech gold valves. I really like them,

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I assume you mean a CRF250R? Are there details of the conversion anywhere? What would be an approx. total cost to do one? May be my next mod.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:39 AM   #47592
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Bowl drain hose. What is the screw on the bowl for?
The drain screw? It allows you to drain the gas out of the float bowl (after you turn off the petcock, of course).
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:21 PM   #47593
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I assume you mean a CRF250R? Are there details of the conversion anywhere? What would be an approx. total cost to do one? May be my next mod.
CR or CRF are basically the same. I too have a front end from a 1991 CR250R on my L and upgraded the springs with some from Progressive Suspension. There are threads on here that deal specifically with this.

Basically, I just bought a complete front end with triples, wheel, brakes, and then pressed out the stem and had it machined to match my XRL stem so I could use OEM bearings.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:57 PM   #47594
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here is my swap on an xr...same thing

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=774934
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:57 PM   #47595
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Rob, could you measure the ground clearance between the R and L?
Oh, my L is a notably bigger bike. That was the first thing I noticed when I saw the XRR. The XRR feels a lot more like my CRF. Since I steer a dirt bike around with the back tire, having the extra power of the XRR and the fact that it just wasn't as massive of a bike, made the XRR feel a lot more confidence-inspiring.

Still, the XRL is my choice for anything of sizeable distance or involving an overnighter.

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