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Old 05-18-2011, 05:08 PM   #3406
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That was meant to point out just how un-anal (or unwilling to spend a dime unless I absolutely have to) I am
You got me thinking, you could have saved a couple dimes if you'd have used 4, 1/4" nuts and bolts versus the 1/2".

But hey, we both got the job done!

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Old 05-18-2011, 06:35 PM   #3407
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For this area I love it, we usually don't have alot of mud around here but they call them the Rocky Mtns. for a reason. In the rocks they work so much better than any other tire I have ever tried, and most everywhere else they work as good as my old 606's. One place I do notice a failing (if you want to call it that) is fast gravel curves. I ride alot of Forest Service roads to get to and between trailheads and have noticed that it likes to step out a little quicker that a knobby, and I like to steer with the front wheel not the back so it has slowed me down just a touch .
what kind are u using?.....have you tried highway much with em?
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:40 PM   #3408
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So, been working on the almost new 2002 XR4 for about 3 weeks. Had been endoed so I took it apart to clean, grease and straighten. Went back together perfectly and was close to ready until I got to the electrical. Was piecing the broken Baja Designs standard D-S kit together and getting a bit fristrated with the previous owners wiring job. I suck at ALL things electrical! Asked advise from Billy at Nicol Racing. He said,"that bike is way to sweet to use that crappy kit!" So, now we are building a custom kit using a 450x headlight and L.E.D. parts. I will post photos when its done (with help from the kids). I want to have a odo, speedo, clock re-setable for D-S rides. Trailtech? Garmin? Want it to be simple to operate because I SUCK at electronics. Any advise is apreciated.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:55 PM   #3409
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what kind are u using?.....have you tried highway much with em?
I am using the Pirelli, because Johnny Law will check for that DOT cert. in my neighborhood. I have had no issues whatsoever on the asphalt but then I rarely run faster than 60. To be honest I usually have a 13 tooth front sprocket because I am only a few miles from dirt so quite often I am only running about 50.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:01 PM   #3410
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I am using the Pirelli, because Johnny Law will check for that DOT cert. in my neighborhood. I have had no issues whatsoever on the asphalt but then I rarely run faster than 60. To be honest I usually have a 13 tooth front sprocket because I am only a few miles from dirt so quite often I am only running about 50.
gotta get me some.....
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:36 AM   #3411
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So, been working on the almost new 2002 XR4 for about 3 weeks. Had been endoed so I took it apart to clean, grease and straighten. Went back together perfectly and was close to ready until I got to the electrical. Was piecing the broken Baja Designs standard D-S kit together and getting a bit fristrated with the previous owners wiring job. I suck at ALL things electrical! Asked advise from Billy at Nicol Racing. He said,"that bike is way to sweet to use that crappy kit!" So, now we are building a custom kit using a 450x headlight and L.E.D. parts. I will post photos when its done (with help from the kids). I want to have a odo, speedo, clock re-setable for D-S rides. Trailtech? Garmin? Want it to be simple to operate because I SUCK at electronics. Any advise is apreciated.
Here is what my brother did for his XR 600 - now be careful - you might need a grow-up to help cut out the tricky parts -

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Old 05-19-2011, 02:22 PM   #3412
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Dear Mr. AltRoute-
You my friend, are a genius! Low cost, low tech and light weight! I am confident that I will be able to install AND program it all by myself. Thank you for your guidance.
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:21 AM   #3413
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So, been working on the almost new 2002 XR4 for about 3 weeks. Had been endoed so I took it apart to clean, grease and straighten. Went back together perfectly and was close to ready until I got to the electrical. Was piecing the broken Baja Designs standard D-S kit together and getting a bit fristrated with the previous owners wiring job. I suck at ALL things electrical! Asked advise from Billy at Nicol Racing. He said,"that bike is way to sweet to use that crappy kit!" So, now we are building a custom kit using a 450x headlight and L.E.D. parts. I will post photos when its done (with help from the kids). I want to have a odo, speedo, clock re-setable for D-S rides. Trailtech? Garmin? Want it to be simple to operate because I SUCK at electronics. Any advise is apreciated.
I purchased a 2003 XR400 and installed a Trailtech Endurance. Good instructions, easy install, great parts included. Just check sensor pick up before drilling caliper. I had to drill twice, no big deal. I used the rotor bolt magnet included. Included mount on the bar is a little flimsy, but I have not had an issue with it yet. Install was easy and I have been very happy with it.

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Old 05-22-2011, 04:48 AM   #3414
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I'm going to install a SIGMA SPORT 1609 with roadbook function.

here the demo
http://www.sigmasport.com/en/produkt...d/bc1609/demo/
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:06 AM   #3415
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Sunday Solo ride

As the title suggests I went on a Solo ride today around the dirt rds in the Adelaide Hills, 120 odd kms & back by 11.00am

A few short videos below, because of the crappy weather I used my dual sport helmet & as it does not have a helmet cam mount I used my chesty mount...it not too bad after all, better than I thought it would be anyhow, what you think ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Cl34mX-sw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miAB7-E6B4s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq_-3P7N-CU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1m5wT2u_y0

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Old 05-22-2011, 10:39 AM   #3416
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Changed the fuel line and added a filter. Also added this cool little farkle / vent to the cap. The shop was out of the long vent replacement tubes.



Hopefully it won't vent all over me next time I dump it. Also got a 60 mile ride in thru Caliente and Twin Oaks.
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:03 PM   #3417
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Here is what my brother did for his XR 600 - now be careful - you might need a grow-up to help cut out the tricky parts -

Interesting, interesting.

So when's your "brother" going to be able to afford the real thing instead of the play skool version?
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:26 PM   #3418
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That was meant to point out just how un-anal (or unwilling to spend a dime unless I absolutely have to) I am

Here is the license plate bracket from "Scotts" installed.
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:47 PM   #3419
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I'm playing with photo's here ...........

NOS 2002 XR400 I picked up a few weeks ago. Just got her plated for dual sport duty.
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:52 PM   #3420
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Trying to downsize my pictures ........

Room for 1 or 2 more.
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