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Old 07-26-2009, 03:57 PM   #7726
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Hey !

If you have the XR's Only engine drain plug watch out, Mine broke off in the motor. I did not over tighten it!!! Looks like it was a manufactor's default.

I'll get some pictures up after I talk with XR's Only on Monday.
I had one do the same for me when I tried to torque it to OEM spec at initial install. XRs replaced it no questions asked. I did not torque the 2nd one to spec, just "tight".
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:09 PM   #7727
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Mine went in fine for the first time, this was the second time I touched it and poof! Luckily I was at home and not far far away :eek:

Thanks for sharing your experience.
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:14 PM   #7728
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That low quality aluminum can in no way take the torque of the low quality mild steel that Honda uses.... Tighten till snug plus a "red" one more!!!!
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:14 PM   #7729
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On the funnier side of things: While I was putting on my hand guards I had the kickstand on a rock to make the bike stand more up right. As I was checking the placement of the clutch lever I decided to see if the brake lever matched. When I leaned over to look.....Timber!!! and over we went .
If your going to do work on your bike get a good stand....5 gallon buckets don't hold up.
What?... No pictures?... It's only funny cus I did something very similar with my XR600R years ago out on the trail. Was trying to pull a stick out from between the head and frame while leaned over the seat. At least I ended up on top of the bike and not the other way round...
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:29 PM   #7730
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That low quality aluminum can in no way take the torque of the low quality mild steel that Honda uses.... Tighten till snug plus a "red" one more!!!!
You a metalurgist?
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:02 PM   #7731
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With all this talk about how to modify a front fender to allow more air to the motor, preventing aero headaches with headshake while still keeping the mud and stuff off... Has anyone bought and used the Acerbis Supermoto EVO Front Fender on their XRL?
Seems like $40 is a good deal if it works.


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Old 07-26-2009, 06:04 PM   #7732
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Hey gents, would someone be willing to post an overhead pic of how close the stock turn signal is to the Clarke gas tank when it is fully turned? The Acerbis is really close even when it's moved to the top bolt!!
I have an IMS 4 gallon tank and did not move the signals. I could not get a view from the top because of the barkbuster mounts.




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Old 07-26-2009, 06:11 PM   #7733
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For those that wanted to know, a while back, about the flash rate with LED turn signals and the NAPA EP37 flasher here is a short video.

http://s246.photobucket.com/albums/g...IM000223-1.flv

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Old 07-26-2009, 07:58 PM   #7734
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Dead stopping

After taking the MSF sport bike rider course I got a lot better at stopping. My question is: Do any of you guys shut your bikes off by stopping too hard?

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Old 07-26-2009, 08:03 PM   #7735
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Actually that happened once so far... On the side of the road to take a pic I stopped really hard just because
(safely in a safe area)
Is that a good thing?
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:22 PM   #7736
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Not a metallurgist per say, I did grow up in a machine shop and I am staying at a Holiday Inn Express as I type this. That means I know what the flock I am plucking doesn't it?

Or does my elbow need more hair gel???? I am very confused...
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:04 PM   #7737
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Actually that happened once so far... On the side of the road to take a pic I stopped really hard just because
(safely in a safe area)
Is that a good thing?
I guess it's good to be able to stop really quick without dropping your bike, but what if you had to stop really fast to avoid a car slamming on it's brakes? Then just as you you stop you look in your rear view and see a car skidding towards you so you down shift, hit the throttle, dump the clutch and go no where because your bike's off.

That would not be good.

I guess that's just another reason to be ATGATT and always aware of surroundings.

Thanks for the reply Bbasso, I was about to start trying to figure out if my carb was messed up, fuel filter clogged, fuel line getting kinked, tank loose......

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Old 07-26-2009, 10:44 PM   #7738
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After taking the MSF sport bike rider course I got a lot better at stopping. My question is: Do any of you guys shut your bikes off by stopping too hard?

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You are locking the rear wheel up, and stalling the bike. Either use threshold braking, or pull in the clutch when stopping quickly just before the bike is stopped (I try to threshold brake, but I will often pull in the clutch). Yes, one loses engine braking when the clutch is in, but engine braking does not decrease stopping distance much in a panic stop when using the brakes to the fullest. (Before I get flamed, I was told at a Skip Barber Formula Ford driving school that "the brakes stop the car, not the engine".)
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:47 PM   #7739
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I guess it's good to be able to stop really quick without dropping your bike, but what if you had to stop really fast to avoid a car slamming on it's brakes? Then just as you you stop you look in your rear view and see a car skidding towards you so you down shift, hit the throttle, dump the clutch and go no where because your bike's off.

That would not be good.

I guess that's just another reason to be ATGATT and always aware of surroundings.

Thanks for the reply Bbasso, I was about to start trying to figure out if my carb was messed up, fuel filter clogged, fuel line getting kinked, tank loose......

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You might still want to do those checks. Mine has never shut itself off in a panic stop situation.

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Old 07-26-2009, 11:05 PM   #7740
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Why even use the rear brake?!?

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