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Old 02-10-2009, 03:27 PM   #811
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[QUOTE=LaOutbackTrail]Quote:
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why are there two shocks in this pic?
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:33 PM   #812
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Idunno about drilling through the sub-frame to mount it, seems like that would weaken the tubing. I'd put a clamp around the tubing.
Seems like a good use of that area though. Just my 2 cents......
I agree. That or welding a tab on in which to bolt it to.

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why are there two shocks in this pic?
No idea... not my pic... But the second shock looks longer.
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:51 PM   #813
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I got the carb off... it was friggan filthy!!! The better part of varnish and dirt!

Soaked it in carb cleaner (rubber removed) and then blasted and Q-tipped it to death. Well, when i put it back together, I got a little plastic cone that goes in the float switched around r-o-n-g, not allowing any fuel into the bowl. Well, after looking at diagrams online and checking everything out I got it back right and 2 kicks had that mofo screamin!! Best its ran since I've had it. Need to replace my spark plug. Covered in soot (could it been because my float was sticking?) so I took it to the wire wheel.

Yayyy. Now I just need to ride it!
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:45 PM   #814
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Anyone know which brake light switch i need for the bike?

Tail light is the 1156 or 1157 for a dual filament bulb?
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:02 AM   #815
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if you are adding a brakelight switch, you will need the 1157 bulb
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:38 AM   #816
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Another question...

Ok, so I am planning on taking the XR4 to Mexico this time. I dont want to invest in a tank just yet, so can you guys tell me what kind of range you reckon I might get on the stock tank? I've heard anywhere from 60-100 miles... That's a big gap.

The bike is jetted for sea level, but I reckon the area we will be riding will be from 3000-9000 feet. I also have an FMF pipe and the snorkely thingy removed. Reckon I'd need to rejet for the altitude we'll be riding? After this week's adventure with the carb... I could work on it with my eyes closed..... nah.

Thoughts?
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:24 AM   #817
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I'm at 5-8k feet, stock tank, stock carb, 215lbs + gear, lots of 1-3 gear riding, Dunlop 606 f&r...100 miles then reserve.

4-5 gear riding... 110 miles then reserve.

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Old 02-12-2009, 12:44 PM   #818
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I'm at 5-8k feet, stock tank, stock carb, 215lbs + gear, lots of 1-3 gear riding, Dunlop 606 f&r...100 miles then reserve.

4-5 gear riding... 110 miles then reserve.

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I'm 170 with gear and a full belly. Maybe we'll get similar results... this should be 4-5 gear riding anyways.

When we were in Mex last, we were going 50 and 80 miles usually before fill ups... 120 was the max and we we passed up the opportuinity to get some gasahol.... the red stuff they sell in Mex.

So I should be good with an extra gallon strapped to the back.... or just get another tank...
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:48 PM   #819
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If you are only needing that extra 10-50 miles of range - I would think a strapped 1 gallon jug is the best bang for the buck. Easier to fill someone else (if needed) than to siphon out of a larger mounted tank.
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Ok, so I am planning on taking the XR4 to Mexico this time. I dont want to invest in a tank just yet, so can you guys tell me what kind of range you reckon I might get on the stock tank? I've heard anywhere from 60-100 miles... That's a big gap.
On the same ride (ETX) and the same stock tank Dick and I had VERY different gas usage. All depends on your wrist - he had to switch to reserve before lunch at the Stump and it was only 80 miles or so to that point. When we filled up down the road a mile or two, I'd only used 1.7g for the same distance.
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:45 PM   #821
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On the same ride (ETX) and the same stock tank Dick and I had VERY different gas usage. All depends on your wrist - he had to switch to reserve before lunch at the Stump and it was only 80 miles or so to that point. When we filled up down the road a mile or two, I'd only used 1.7g for the same distance.
Yeh, but he had a bad chain and a heavy wrist... he gets more gooder mileage with new chain and sprockets.
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:51 PM   #822
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Yeh, but he had a bad chain and a heavy wrist... he gets more gooder mileage with new chain and sprockets.
And you'll get more gooderer mileage if you relax the right wrist and enjoy the scenery a bit.
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:42 PM   #823
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And you'll get more gooderer mileage if you relax the right wrist and enjoy the scenery a bit.
I have high speed vision and retention. But there was a road down in Mexico that I really liked but went too fast down that I want to ride again... slower. Beautiful road... it looked like this...





Maybe I should go on a 1200GS or something so that I slow my arse down.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:37 PM   #824
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And you'll get more gooderer mileage if you relax the right wrist and enjoy the scenery a bit.
what fun is that?
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:20 PM   #825
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NEWS FLASH! Them thar bikes will also go as slow as you want em to! As much as I like to ride, why rush it? Aint in no hurry to end a ride, knowatimean?
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