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Old 05-16-2014, 07:20 AM   #21031
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I have this one, kind of a bitch to get on and off, but I like it. The trick is to put duck tape on the front two clamps so they stay in place while installing the skidplate

Ahhh, good tip. You are a genius.
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:41 PM   #21032
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Also putting a strip of old inner tube between the frame rails and the skid plate make it much quieter!
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:57 PM   #21033
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These things are quiet?

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Old 05-16-2014, 02:03 PM   #21034
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Ahhh, good tip. You are a genius.
Glad you and s-track think so lol, I was about to launch mine into orbit until I realized duck tape solves everything
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:15 PM   #21035
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Ok have a problem...I've driven about a hundred miles since I checked the oil and it's already not registering on the dipstick...no smoke at all and the spark plug is nice and clean and a light brown. I don't see any real leaks anywhere. Where is it going? I've never seen an engine use this much oil and not smoke...I even looked behind me while going down the road getting on and off the gas and nothing??? Help!!
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:17 PM   #21036
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You did put in 1.8 qt?

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Old 05-16-2014, 05:28 PM   #21037
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Ok have a problem...I've driven about a hundred miles since I checked the oil and it's already not registering on the dipstick...no smoke at all and the spark plug is nice and clean and a light brown. I don't see any real leaks anywhere. Where is it going? I've never seen an engine use this much oil and not smoke...I even looked behind me while going down the road getting on and off the gas and nothing??? Help!!
Make sure your air filter is clean and crankcase vent hose is clear. Check countersprocket seal.
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:28 PM   #21038
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When I got it oil was at about half and I added some and was perfect. I've only ridden 100 miles since...I don't see any leaks behind the countershaft at all and my chain would probably be covered...no oil coming from anywhere. Not even a hint of white smoke only a little bit of black if I rev it real quick...doesn't make since.
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:37 PM   #21039
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Check level after warmed up for 15 min or at end of day

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Old 05-16-2014, 06:39 PM   #21040
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When I got it oil was at about half and I added some and was perfect. I've only ridden 100 miles since...I don't see any leaks behind the countershaft at all and my chain would probably be covered...no oil coming from anywhere. Not even a hint of white smoke only a little bit of black if I rev it real quick...doesn't make since.
If you are trully unsure of what your oil level is and are concerned about buring it, drop your oil right now and measure how much comes out. Oil is cheap compared to a rebuild . You may be over or under, but ensure your oil check routine is correct before adding any more. If I ever have a hint of doubt I drop it all, why be worried when you can reset it to where you know it should be in a matter of minutes? Just installed an oil sight line for this reason, piece of mind can be worth alot
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:58 PM   #21041
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I plan on dropping the oil tomorrow...due for an oil change anyway...I'll probably pull the valve cover also to check for rocker wear as don't know history from previous owner. Hopefully they look good...and haven't ran low on oil. If it is truly burning oil I'll guess I'll have to pull the head and check for wear on cylinder and if it looks good out some new rings and valve seals in.
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:03 PM   #21042
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I plan on dropping the oil tomorrow...due for an oil change anyway...I'll probably pull the valve cover also to check for rocker wear as don't know history from previous owner. Hopefully they look good...and haven't ran low on oil. If it is truly burning oil I'll guess I'll have to pull the head and check for wear on cylinder and if it looks good out some new rings and valve seals in.
Valve clearance and camchain tenioner too?
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:07 PM   #21043
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Quick question...
Some how I endended up with too many bikes in my shed.....love my 2000 xrr and kdx 220 for what they are individually and have longer street/gravel covered with another bike.
So the question here is what if any could replace the xrr to take the place of both for the average dual sport and occasional single track weekend or baja style trip?
I have subscribed tothis thread for 2.5 years and its an education at the least. Now wanting to simplify a bit...can I do betteer than the xrr as a single track/adv bike?
Note.....no interest in the latest bikes and associated cost. I had a crfx 450 which was great but bitten by the xr bug traded it for the 650. Is there anything a 49 year old dude should consider in the place of the two mentioned?
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:21 PM   #21044
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I have a FCR 39 MX off a Yz426. Thinking about slapping it on the pig. There might be a possibility that it could be too small, but would it offer any better response over the stock carb?


Should I perhaps have it bored out?
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:58 AM   #21045
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Question about coolant levels:

Does the reserve feed into the radiator or is it the other way around and how do you gauge the reserve level correctly as the level floats up after engine is running?
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