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Old 03-24-2014, 12:21 PM   #20296
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Fricken wow! I don't think anyone should be allowed to ride that, except me. Oh, and the super model is missing? She is supposed to be installed somewhere on that bike.
I don't think anybody could ride it in that form. Missing a couple important pieces.

On a side note, Lostsaffa is that a lowering link?
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:34 PM   #20297
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Is it common for the carb to flood if you fill the tank with your petcock on? Twice this weekend (each time directly after filling up the tank) I had massive issues starting the bike, the first time I was just chalking it up to bad luck, the 2nd I new it had to be something, and as soon as I turned the petcock off, and cycled the motor a few times, it fired to life, (even with the petcock off) while it was running I just switched it to on and it was good to go. Any ideas here?
I'm not a carb doctor; but I did watch one in action last night. My floats on stock carb where sticking. At first, I thought it was the tang. Adjusted the tang several times, didn't work. Carb kept over flowing. My friend comes over and pulls the float looks around feels the float up and down several times, pushing it up against the float needle, Rubs the bowl, and discovers the floats are sticking. So, out comes some sand paper, and off comes a tad of float fat. Float doesn't stick no more. I was having a problem with my bike taking a leak as soon as the bowl was full from turning on the gas. Not saying this will work for you, but it worked for my stock carb. Good-luck. Might not want to take my advice some say my bike looks gay, and like their mothers innards, and it needs a wax job.
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:10 PM   #20298
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[QUOTE=luckychucky;23769069]I'm not a carb doctor; but I did watch one in action last night. My floats on stock carb where sticking. At first, I thought it was the tang. Adjusted the tang several times, didn't work. Carb kept over flowing. My friend comes over and pulls the float looks around feels the float up and down several times, pushing it up against the float needle, Rubs the bowl, and discovers the floats are sticking. So, out comes some sand paper, and off comes a tad of float fat. Float doesn't stick no more. I was having a problem with my bike taking a leak as soon as the bowl was full from turning on the gas. Not saying this will work for you, but it worked for my stock carb. Good-luck. Might not want to take my advice some say my bike looks gay, and like their mothers innards, and it needs a wax job.


discovers the floats are sticking -
Always difficult knowing what previous owners have done to a bike however I'd pay carefull attention to condition of the float ie: are the floats actually parallel and have not been distorted as some I've seen in the past had their arms bent in an effort to fix some issue.
May help taking the float off and dropping it in a container of fuel to see how it behaves.

some say my bike looks gay, and like their mothers innards, and it needs a wax job -
It's simply a matter of what works for you, looking at your pic's I must admit the thought came to mind - why didn't he buy a DR/KLR? Guessing whats available may have had something to do whith your decision. The XR is at it's best unladen and at speed, loading it up puts a different dimension on how it feels and performs.
That said, you appear to be getting more rides on the XR than many of us have time to do, so enjoy the old girl however you chose to dress her up and ride (no pun intended).

Looking at your bars I'm guessing you must be about 5'20" tall

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Old 03-24-2014, 04:38 PM   #20299
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On a side note, Lostsaffa is that a lowering link?
Nope, that's standard linkage but the CR500/XR650R hybrid shock is longer than then OEM one so it exposes more of the linkage when when fully depressed (ie. on the stand)
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:45 PM   #20300
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I'm not a carb doctor; but I did watch one in action last night. My floats on stock carb where sticking. At first, I thought it was the tang. Adjusted the tang several times, didn't work. Carb kept over flowing. My friend comes over and pulls the float looks around feels the float up and down several times, pushing it up against the float needle, Rubs the bowl, and discovers the floats are sticking. So, out comes some sand paper, and off comes a tad of float fat. Float doesn't stick no more. I was having a problem with my bike taking a leak as soon as the bowl was full from turning on the gas. Not saying this will work for you, but it worked for my stock carb. Good-luck. Might not want to take my advice some say my bike looks gay, and like their mothers innards, and it needs a wax job.
I will admit the site of your bike is.. Stunning. But it's your ride. I've seen far worse abominations. Haha

Fuck em' if they can't handle it!

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Old 03-24-2014, 05:38 PM   #20301
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and like their mothers innards, it needs a wax job.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:43 PM   #20302
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Nope, that's standard linkage but the CR500/XR650R hybrid shock is longer than then OEM one so it exposes more of the linkage when when fully depressed (ie. on the stand)
Gotcha. Couldn't figure what was going on.
Sure is purdy. What's your plans with it?
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:46 PM   #20303
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Thanks Jayrod, and what did the rest of you young men do to nite?
Test rode the Sidi Rains tonight. Kept my feet warm, didn't feel like searching for any rain tho.

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Old 03-24-2014, 05:51 PM   #20304
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Gotcha. Couldn't figure what was going on.
Sure is purdy. What's your plans with it?
Well the plans keep changing but at the moment I'm thinking about using it for the odd blast off road, still keeping it road legal, and keeping on top of maintenance so it stays looking nice.

I have a second set of plastics with race decals to swap out when I need it to look brand new again. The difficulty was tracking down the race parts, now I have them so if I ever need to restore it again I can do that.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:52 PM   #20305
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It's all in fun! I like the KLR, sold a DR.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:53 PM   #20306
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I have the sub-frame removed, getting the "Nutserts" removed and welding in some aluminium plugs with tapped holes. This should prevent my rear guard assembly from trying to fall off.
Have glass blasted sub-frame, metal insert under the tail light and side stand. Have primed and painted the metal parts, the glass bead blasting has removed the mud stains from the sub frame and all should look great once its re-installed.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:02 PM   #20307
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I have the sub-frame removed, getting the "Nutserts" removed and welding in some aluminium plugs with tapped holes. This should prevent my rear guard assembly from trying to fall off.
Have glass blasted sub-frame, metal insert under the tail light and side stand. Have primed and painted the metal parts, the glass bead blasting has removed the mud stains from the sub frame and all should look great once its re-installed.
Sounds like you been busy!
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:06 PM   #20308
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Sounds like you been busy!
Sure have, got sick of worrying about the rear guard falling off mid ride.
Have to repair the thread in the frame downtube, seems the original owner was very agricultural, ham fisted and took a liking to thread tape. I have been putting up with this also but since I'm repairing the other issue's I may as well fix it all at once.
Thinking I might drill out the threads in the drain tube and Heli-coil it, 8 x 1.25mm.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:23 PM   #20309
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Just having a lil fun Lucky, wait till I get mine back from the shop. I'm making a schnauzer perch on the tank and a trailer for all the camp gear. It's gunna be great ....BRP tractor,trailer,dog on the tank and the idiot on the seat! priceless. Oh almost forgot looking behind me is the old lady on her xl250r flopping like a crappy on the bank. I will be posting pics n vids soon.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:25 PM   #20310
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Just having a lil fun Lucky, wait till I get mine back from the shop. I'm making a schnauzer perch on the tank and a trailer for all the camp gear. It's gunna be great ....BRP tractor,trailer,dog on the tank and the idiot on the seat! priceless. Oh almost forgot looking behind me is the old lady on her xl250r flopping like a crappy on the bank. I will be posting pics n vids soon.
Looking forward to your pics! I have an 84 XL200R also, can't wait to see your XL250R pics too, what year is it? Pushed an 82 XL250R off the Base Exchange floor in 1982 and had it for 11 years. It was a great Honda.
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