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Old 10-23-2012, 05:05 AM   #5071
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Did you have cooling problems?
not now..I gave the fender bag to my son..
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:11 AM   #5072
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I installed a Scotts damper on my 97, couple of things I liked and a couple I didn't. The thing I liked is it raised my handle bars a lot, if you like where your stock bars are now you my not like it. The things I didn't like was it is still hard to get to your dipstick, the damper is in the way. But the biggest pain is the damper arm up front. You have to re-route your cables and it isn't easy! I am vary picky about my controls and no matter how I routed them it made everything stiffer. The damper worked great after I got all the details ironed out tho. But I still struggle with the way it makes my throttle and clutch feel
Thanks for your thoughts, Jason. At 63 I could use a little more height on the bars when Im on the pegs. I'll take a peek at the cable routing around the steering stem and see what Id be up against. This still seems like the best setup for a steering damper on the XR though.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:39 AM   #5073
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not now..I gave the fender bag to my son..
Whatever.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:57 AM   #5074
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Thanks for your thoughts, Jason. At 63 I could use a little more height on the bars when Im on the pegs. I'll take a peek at the cable routing around the steering stem and see what Id be up against. This still seems like the best setup for a steering damper on the XR though.
Ya for sure, I wouldn't have done it any other way. I did not like the idea of mounting it to the dip stick tube or welding on the frame. My bike is torn apart right now or I would take some pics but I think when I go back together I might try to get some longer cables.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:34 PM   #5075
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I have a size 12 foot and find it IMPOSSIBLE to keep my foot out of the shifter when standing. Not a problem when sitting. If I cannot find a good solution I am going to sell the bike before I ruin the trans. Have been riding 40+ years and never had this problem. I do have IMS Pro pegs but have had this problem before installing them. When I raise the shifter it really cramps my ankle. Suggestions???
I completely changed my riding style because of this same problem. I now ride on the balls of my feet rather than my arches. It took me a while to get accustomed to shifting and braking while standing, but it is just second nature now.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:26 AM   #5076
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:53 PM   #5077
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Well, it's official... Sold my 310 so the foe-hunded is the primary one wheel drive rig
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:43 AM   #5078
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in line with the ''big foot' thought process how about this issue.

I'm 6'4'' and lanky. Some call me 'gangletron'
Nice bike!



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Old 10-27-2012, 08:57 AM   #5079
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thanks Doc.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:36 PM   #5080
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thanks Doc.



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Old 10-27-2012, 10:50 PM   #5081
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I know some folks like taking the decompression off (like my bike's PO) so I'm wondering if anybody has a whole setup laying around. Ideally would include the handlebar lever, cable, and the bracket that mounts down by the engine.


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Old 10-28-2012, 03:15 AM   #5082
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I know some folks like taking the decompression off (like my bike's PO) so I'm wondering if anybody has a whole setup laying around. Ideally would include the handlebar lever, cable, and the bracket that mounts down by the engine.


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Although I don't use the decompression on my bike save for stopping it, I don't know why anyone would remove theirs.
I like it because I have two separate ways of killing the engine and each one controlled from a different side, i.e. decompress left bar electric right bar, so if anything happens I'm sure to kill the engine eg about to drown it in a water crossing.
Why do peeps remove theirs?


EDIT
A picture of my bike (with bag ) for Pete.
The PM reads like I've lost the plot, referring to the bag which was removed on the day of the original pic.

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Old 10-28-2012, 04:24 PM   #5083
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There are 4 brands present here, but you get to see the "Angry Tractor" in the mud and cause a traffic jam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYIUL...e_gdata_player


Really like this bike.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:01 PM   #5084
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There are 4 brands present here, but you get to see the "Angry Tractor" in the mud and cause a traffic jam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYIUL...e_gdata_player


Really like this bike.
I love seeing the old XR hanging in there with the new overpriced machines! Thanks for sharing!

I'm jealous of your climate. We are already snowed out of the mountains here.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:07 PM   #5085
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The guy filming has ridden across 3 continents, the KTM is a trails racer, and the WR450 has been riding for 30 years.

I've been riding off road for less than a year I still had more fun

We get one snow about every other year but it's hotter than holy hell for 3-4 months all summer.

It was 74* a week or two ago and 64* and sunny today


I had 2 decent come offs at slow speed on the right side both times and it still ran for 10 seconds?? Maybe until I picked it up. Never had to deal with a bad kicking fit. Absolutely worth the $$$$ savings and weight to me to kick a few times



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-2006 Husqvarna 610SM, no mirrors, new pipe, no bark busters, no passenger pegs, 3.2 gallons = 318lbs
-2007 Husqvarna 610TE, mirror, skid plate, no pegs, bark busters, small rack, 3.2 gallons = 325lbs
-2006 Yami WR450, plated, armored, bark busters, 3.3 gallons, Lighter tiny battery, GPS, small rack = 285lbs
-2009 Husky 450SMR, 2.2 gallons, no armor, mirrors= 283lbs
-1996 Honda XR400, armored, bark busters, no battery , 2.2 gallons, dirty = 280lbs
-2011 Huky 310TE, huge bark busters, skid plate, 2.1 gallons, GPS mounted, dirty = 264lbs
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