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Old 09-18-2013, 09:27 PM   #62806
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I use Honda Spray Polish. Works on anything. Paint, plastic, glass, chrome. Sheds water really well.
Rained today on the way to work. Just turn your head a little and sheds the drops really well.
Found a deal on Craigslist and bought a case of Honda Polish. The original stuff that smells great.

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Old 09-18-2013, 10:47 PM   #62807
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I'd just trim them off, I've never had good luck trying to bend them back. Here's some inexpensive bark busters but they dont have the plastic covers
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...num-Handguards
Now we are talking. Thanks!
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:50 PM   #62808
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These things are freakin heavy when they drop 6 feet onto you... yeah go ahead pick on my girly cries for mercy...

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Old 09-18-2013, 11:00 PM   #62809
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I'd just trim them off, I've never had good luck trying to bend them back. Here's some inexpensive bark busters but they dont have the plastic covers
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...num-Handguards
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Now we are talking. Thanks!
X2 on Jay's recommendation for the Tusk Handguards. They will pay for themselves after they save two brake levers.

You can always add the other components later, if you wish.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...dguard-Shields



http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...-Flex-Spoilers



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Old 09-19-2013, 12:04 AM   #62810
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Ims 4.0 v ims 4.7

Hi

I have the ims 4.0 tank on my xr600. (Below)



Considering getting the ims 4.7 gal tank

Anyone offer any views on the differences ?
Man I feel in love with this 600 when I first seen it on thumpertalk. I remember spending weeks trying to a kickstand like this one for weeks.
If I remember correctly it was made for a drz 400. Nicely done.

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Old 09-19-2013, 03:47 AM   #62811
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mapping the gps

Which do you prefer? Mapsource, Base Camp, Dual Sport Map... I'm wanting to use one map for the Garmin 60CSX. I want the easiest, friendly, concise, and trusted. Since this is a XR thread, It is on my 650l, lastly, would it make any sense to splice the wire and put in a toggle switch fixed on the handlebar?
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:19 AM   #62812
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Are there any time honored, tried and trued Rain-X like formulas that work on a helmet visor? Any one with a home made version that works?
The Honda polish is a good suggestion and and makes the bike look good also. Some of the Goldwing riders will swear by Pledge furniture polish for their windshields (Pledge works good on plastic also). What I like better than Pledge is Turtle Wax ICE spray-on wax.
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:26 AM   #62813
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Which do you prefer? Mapsource, Base Camp, Dual Sport Map... I'm wanting to use one map for the Garmin 60CSX. I want the easiest, friendly, concise, and trusted. Since this is a XR thread, It is on my 650l, lastly, would it make any sense to splice the wire and put in a toggle switch fixed on the handlebar?
Lots of info in the GPS section :) but Mapsource is my favorite. Most say Mapsource is simpler to use and it could be if I started with Basecamp that I'd find Mapsource harder to use. I've played a little with Dual Sport Maps but I still use Mapsource to look at the tracks and then load the tacks on my GPS.

I tapped into switched power under the headlight shroud for my outlet on the handlebars. When the key is turned off there is no power to my outlet. If you are concerned about leaving the GPS on while the bike is off and running down the battery I'd recommend finding switched power. Even with a switch on the handlebars I'd forget to turn it off from time to time
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:38 AM   #62814
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These things are freakin heavy when they drop 6 feet onto you... yeah go ahead pick on my girly cries for mercy...
You get an A for effort, but I think I'm seeing where Crazy Idiot comes from...

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Old 09-19-2013, 07:11 AM   #62815
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I had to replace the top chain slider that my brother made but its basically the same thing. It's a piece of high density plastic(cutting board) riveted to the swing arm. I also cut the vertical chain slider so that the flat one rides underneath it.


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That looks nicely done.

For an unmodified swing arm, screwing the $35 OEM replacement part on is a bit more expedient.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:24 AM   #62816
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Are there any time honored, tried and trued Rain-X like formulas that work on a helmet visor? Any one with a home made version that works?
I use abrasive free Boat Paste Wax on mine. Seems to add life to the shield by protecting it from the minor scratches.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:28 AM   #62817
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These things are freakin heavy when they drop 6 feet onto you... yeah go ahead pick on my girly cries for mercy...
Yikes! That does not look good. You really had a time out there. Lucky you didn't get hurt bad. A divine force must be on your side.

Now I see why I didn't get audio before. The speaker was on mute so no matter the volume setting. If you hadn't said "cries", I wouldn't have known to track down the audio problem. That's some interesting footage you shot there.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:30 AM   #62818
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You should change your handle.
In fact let's have a Top Ten List for New Handles for OFFandON.
#9 William Buckley 650
#10 Einstein XRL
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#7 FSTRNEVBODELS
#8 JIS standard
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:06 AM   #62819
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:00 AM   #62820
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