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Old 01-15-2011, 05:02 PM   #11821
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Ive never ridden thru BDC before and Im wondering if you can access I-70 at the bottom. ???? Whats the scoop.
A number of years ago i mt biked in from 70, but i can't remember if it was open to vehicles... i think it was though
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:03 PM   #11822
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Once you got out of the fog 5 Mile was fine.

The Holland people picked it right right up and loved the ride.
It's her son and my grand daughter in the back.



My daughter making sure I would have something to clean.



My son's GF not to be out done.



No one was immune from the mud we found on the way
back to the cars.



The Blaster doesn't have the same mud protection as the rest.

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Old 01-15-2011, 06:16 PM   #11823
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changing my fork oil... manual calls for 5w, but somehow i picked up 10w... I should probably stick w/ 5w, right? any ADVantages to 10W?

Well, 10 is twice as much as 5 so just use half?
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:20 PM   #11824
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Thanks for the heads up. I kinda like my 450 as is, no troubles in the techy stuff at all.

All funds at this point are being diverted to diapers, cribs, transfer case gears, suspension lifts, etc.
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:34 PM   #11825
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Thanks for the heads up. I kinda like my 450 as is, no troubles in the techy stuff at all.

All funds at this point are being diverted to diapers, cribs, transfer case gears, suspension lifts, etc.

Revloc don't make one for the XR... I want one just for less impact on my hacker/farmer induced tendonitis. If i'm not at work on a keyboard then i've got a shovel in my grip, and the the revloc would suite me just fine. Does anyone know of similiar that will work for the xr?

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Old 01-15-2011, 07:07 PM   #11826
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Fellow nutcase Infidel & I are planning a ride down Baja to La Paz soon. I been doing bike prep for the trip. ...



There is a write up on the XR page for those that are interested...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...1#post14953069

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Old 01-15-2011, 08:06 PM   #11827
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Fellow nutcase Infidel & I are planning a ride down Baja to La Paz soon. I been doing bike prep for the trip. ...



There is a write up on the XR page for those that are interested...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...1#post14953069

From what I have seen all you need is a centerstand and a shit load of
rear tubes.
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:31 PM   #11828
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From what I have seen all you need is a centerstand and a shit load of
rear tubes.

And if you are riding with luggage lots and lots of straps, duct tape oh and someone that will change your flats for ya.
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:34 PM   #11829
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No, don't do it!

Have you read this?

http://borynack.com/XR650R/xr650r_forks.htm

If you have the forks off, do the mod on page 2 where you drill out the compression valve. This is a major improvement! The XR suffers from too much compression resistance. That is why you hop off the trail!

Then use 2.5 wt oil. Mike down at Cycle House has some in stock.

http://borynack.com/XR650R/xr650r_forks.htm


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changing my fork oil... manual calls for 5w, but somehow i picked up 10w... I should probably stick w/ 5w, right? any ADVantages to 10W?




And A1 did the valves on his new XR sumo
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:47 PM   #11830
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My next mod...

I think this guy has the right idea. This approach could really improve the traction....



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Old 01-15-2011, 09:50 PM   #11831
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From what I have seen all you need is a centerstand and a shit load of
rear tubes.
That's why I need 2 panniers....one is clear full of tubes!

You wanna come along to help me changem out? It's not too late!
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:27 AM   #11832
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Fellow nutcase Infidel & I are planning a ride down Baja to La Paz soon. I been doing bike prep for the trip. ...



There is a write up on the XR page for those that are interested...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...1#post14953069

Is there anything on that bike that Honda provided????

You could send them the template for their next dual-sport....if they'd put the e-start 700 cc quad motor into your design, the results would put the KLR, DRZ, XRL, 800GS bikes out of business.....
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:03 AM   #11833
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Is there anything on that bike that Honda provided????

You could send them the template for their next dual-sport....if they'd put the e-start 700 cc quad motor into your design, the results would put the KLR, DRZ, XRL, 800GS bikes out of business.....

Well unless Honda figured out a way to make the XR650/700 engine NOT vibrate like a weed wacker at highway speeds....I'd say the other adventure bikes are safe. Put Husky's 576cc engine which is buttery smooth and you've got a decent bike.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:56 AM   #11834
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Eh? xr650r weed wacker?!

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Well unless Honda figured out a way to make the XR650/700 engine NOT vibrate like a weed wacker at highway speeds....I'd say the other adventure bikes are safe. Put Husky's 576cc engine which is buttery smooth and you've got a decent bike.
I thought your xr650r was the 'best dirt bike in the world' as per your advertisement?! All the bike really needs for tarmac is gearing or a six speed!
I would be more concerned w/ balancing your tires than whether or not you scratch your rims while changing the tires. Vibration can be caused by numerous factors and I don't think you can find fault w/ an xr650r engine except for the expense of 5 or more rear tires during a riding season! The xr650r is king.
GISKEV showed A1one a video of our last ride together tailgating your 450 in the tight and loose stuff as well as fast straightways. I didn't see your Cannondale pulling away even for a moment. Husqvarnas often have six speeds and recently even had a factory racer seven speed! The current production Husqvarna motors are built in China after the beamer buyout so cross both fingers if you decide to purchase a new one
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:11 AM   #11835
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changing my fork oil... manual calls for 5w, but somehow i picked up 10w... I should probably stick w/ 5w, right? any ADVantages to 10W?




And A1 did the valves on his new XR sumo
I was pleasantly surprised to find farkles up the ying yang on my sumo including a high watt stator! The only bigger surprise that night was your
homemade organic urban garden (made completely from scratch) lasagna!
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