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Old 08-24-2009, 08:32 AM   #8296
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:36 AM   #8297
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Hey TJ, looks good did it help?
Seems to help some. I didn't really notice much noise at all on my commute to work. It is definitely much quieter than the previous universal skid plate I had.
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:27 AM   #8298
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Seems to help some. I didn't really notice much noise at all on my commute to work. It is definitely much quieter than the previous universal skid plate I had.
I have the same skid plate you posted a couple pages back - honestly I've never noticed any additional noise, but there's a good reason for that - the bash plate is literally the 1st thing I slapped on to the bike when I got it, so I never really got accustomed to what it's like without it - I have never removed the plate since (I change the oil with it on) - only thing I ever did was retighten the bolts after the plate settled in for a week or two

it's one of those 'ignorance is bliss' type deals...

I'll probably remove it in the fall just for a general cleaning and to clear any debris I can't get at with the hose
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:45 AM   #8299
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Do you have the stock gearing? I do and I always average close to 45 mpg whether it's on or off road. I'm also at 220 lbs. My wife says I need to exercise!!
I agree with the stock gearing for 45mpg. Once I went to 14/48 gearing, my mileage dropped like a rock. But now that I've got the Acerbis 5.8 tank (The USS Valdez), mileage isn't that big of a concern. hehehe

As for your wife's comment about you needing to exercising, you should tell her stop using the headache excuse.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:05 AM   #8300
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I have to wonder if anyone has ever tried putting one of those Dynomat liners on the inside of their skid plate to absorb some of the noise that gets bounce back towards you..
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:03 PM   #8301
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Is that a good or bad thing?
I hope it is a good thing!

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Old 08-24-2009, 12:55 PM   #8302
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I'm planning to get Dave's Mod's done next month. Unless anyone can talk me out of it, I'm planning on keeping the stock pipe. I live in California so I think we have 10% Ethanol in our gas too.

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Jetting Suggestions: With the stock exhaust at sea level and no gasohol, the jetting should be around 55/158. Jet leaner for higher altitude, richer for gasohol, or richer for aftermarket exhaust.
Sounds like I need to go richer. What do you guys suggest?

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Old 08-24-2009, 02:03 PM   #8303
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I'm planning to get Dave's Mod's done next month. Unless anyone can talk me out of it, I'm planning on keeping the stock pipe. I live in California so I think we have 10% Ethanol in our gas too.

Sounds like I need to go richer. What do you guys suggest?

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Here in Houston we define " sea level" and we have ethanol.
Mine runs a 52 pilot jet and 152 main with UNI filter and White Bros E3 header/muffler exhaust.
A little rich and a sorry photo:
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:03 PM   #8304
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SeanTX, and mileage...

I get 50 mpg regularly, on road, off road... no matter what really. (O.K. so I have seen 45 before....) Stock pipe, Dave's mod (greatest named mod in the WORLD!) 55/158 jets, K&N, desmogged, stock gearing, and thats about it. Oh yeah, I live in Hotlanta and sometimes I think we are getting the 15% shite from the pumps so I only pump Ethyl (91 or better, usually 95 or better from the local Sunoco... gotta love NASCAR fans who own gas stations...) I know the octane isn't getting the mileage but I like to run the best when possible.

Hey SeanTX,

I know a guy (why do all great stories start out that way ) who has one of them Ruckus'es (Ruckesis, Ruckus', Rucki ) all flat black, spike nuts everyplace, expansion chamber, Nazi helmet and he is 200+ LB's and that freakin thing will WHIP anybody to 45-50 or so! No kidding, fat bastage even pulls away from you from a stoplight doing wheelies while whipping ya'. Damn thing sounds like a swarm of really pissed off bees... I love it... (and to clarify, I don't really know him but I see him all around town and always "thumbs-up" the guy and he returns so he can't be that bad... can he?)

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Old 08-24-2009, 04:34 PM   #8305
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Here in Houston we define " sea level" and we have ethanol.
Mine runs a 52 pilot jet and 152 main with UNI filter and White Bros E3 header/muffler exhaust.
A little rich and a sorry photo:
I don't know how the *hell* you are running rich with 52/152/E10, but that's not typical.

With the stock exhaust I had to bump up the pilot and main from 55/158 when CT converted to E10.

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Old 08-24-2009, 05:11 PM   #8306
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Here in Houston we define " sea level" and we have ethanol.
Mine runs a 52 pilot jet and 152 main with UNI filter and White Bros E3 header/muffler exhaust.
A little rich and a sorry photo:
That doesn't make sense, is your carb bone stock and the airbox baffle in place? My XR650L ran like an XR250R with those jets, UNI filter and a Cobra model 300 slip-on. After Dave's mod it ran much better and delivered more power with only a slight decrease in mileage.

BTW I was getting 45-48 mpg with the CV carb and now get about 40-42 with the FCR-MX 40mm carby.
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:19 PM   #8307
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Dave's mod (greatest named mod in the WORLD!)
I agree, the man will not buy his own beer if I'm around, I'm sure you all feel the same!
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:26 PM   #8308
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I'm planning to get Dave's Mod's done next month. Unless anyone can talk me out of it, I'm planning on keeping the stock pipe. I live in California so I think we have 10% Ethanol in our gas too.


Sounds like I need to go richer. What do you guys suggest?

Thanks
Go with the 55/158 to start. If you get a bolt on exhaust you mite need a 160. Make sure you get the right jets. Some shop will sell 158 but its the longer jet. That's not the one you want. You can get the correct jets and jetsrus.com. Ben
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:47 PM   #8309
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Summers Racing used to offer a replacement clutch arm extender that changed the engagement point and eased pull. Unfortunately, when I called Scott Summers a couple years ago, he said they didn't have any more and hadn't produced them in years. If you could find a photo of one, it'd be a fairly simple matter to create your own, if you are a bit handy. I've not found any photos either.

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My clutch engages when the lever is about 3/4 of the way out. It is properly adjusted for free play. This drives me nuts and makes clutch control difficult.

I've been thinking about shortening the pivot arm on the engine.
I'm willing to have a little more clutch effort as a trade off.
Anyone tried this ?

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Old 08-24-2009, 05:51 PM   #8310
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Seems to help some. I didn't really notice much noise at all on my commute to work. It is definitely much quieter than the previous universal skid plate I had.
Cool !!!! I was wrong . That's awesome I love it when I'm wrong.
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