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Old 03-07-2011, 10:19 PM   #7636
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Nutzky...are you on vacation...or working...
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:31 PM   #7637
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Nutzky...are you on vacation...or working...

Working. I am a civilian Mechanic deployed to Afghanistan.

But I was on my 15 minute break when I posted jejeje.

it is 1100 am now here.....
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:05 PM   #7638
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:56 AM   #7639
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the daystar 69 gaitors are very tough and hold up well.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:08 AM   #7640
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1) The front suspension still has the original fork oil (I think). Gotta get that flushed out and changed ASAP. Anyone have the link to the "how to" on that job?

I need to do a little research myself. My forks bottom very easily. Part of the problem is my big @$$, another part is I'm guessing stock springs and oil. Going ot order springs very soon, and need to change the oil while I'm at it. I need to find out the correct oil level or amount to out back in.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:15 AM   #7641
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I need to do a little research myself. My forks bottom very easily. Part of the problem is my big @$$, another part is I'm guessing stock springs and oil. Going ot order springs very soon, and need to change the oil while I'm at it. I need to find out the correct oil level or amount to out back in.
+1. I'm with ya. Mine don't bottom out, they just don't feel quite right. I figure that they probably have the stock oil in them, and the stock oil is shit. So gonna change it for piece of mind.
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:09 AM   #7642
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Got an XR video for you guys. Nothing exciting, just some gravel road riding. It's my first time using my new GoPro, so give me some tips.

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Old 03-08-2011, 07:23 AM   #7643
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+1. I'm with ya. Mine don't bottom out, they just don't feel quite right. I figure that they probably have the stock oil in them, and the stock oil is shit. So gonna change it for piece of mind.
don't go too thick on the oil...
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:11 AM   #7644
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I'm gonna swap out my fork oil to, any suggestions on brand and weight?
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:43 AM   #7645
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Bonebag, do you have an FCR? The stock XR650R carb doesn't have a hot start button or lever. Maybe you mean the decompression lever?

Have you tried kicking it over with the throttle WOT without all the clearing kicks and stuff? That works perfectly on my dad's XR and gets things going much more quickly.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:44 AM   #7646
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I'm gonna swap out my fork oil to, any suggestions on brand and weight?
I'll check the paperwork for when I had mine done - they're brilliantly plush, yet firm. I remember him mentioning a fairly thin viscosity oil...but they were revalved and resprung as well.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:08 AM   #7647
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Fork oil

If you have not revalved your forks the lighter oils work better. 2.5 wt. at 130mm works as good as stock valving is going to work. Stock the forks have to much compression damping and are very harsh on sharp hits.The light oil will make them work a little better. It is easy to revalve and respring and the forks work very well once they have been valved and sprung for you.When I set up a new xr one of the things I do automatically is change the fork oil. The stock oil is fish oil at best and if left in will corrode the insides.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:56 AM   #7648
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Brake Rotors!!!!

I need some input, looking to get a new rear brake rotor.

I was thinking of the EBC, its like $96 but then I had an idea...I have a perfectly good 'Braking' brand rear rotor on my Super-motard rims that came with the bike but heck I might of put 400 miles on since I got the bike so they are not used much. (rotor looks almost new...soooo smooth) I was thinking of using the rear rotor on the dirt rim...will the 'Braking' brand hold up to dirt use? Or will it be eaten alive?

Only price I found for the 'braking' rear rotor was around $100 but mine looked nicer, possible cost more.

Or how about the no name ebay rotors? Anyone have luck with those!!!

I ride 99% dirt, its why I bought the bike (2009) and its plated. I think I've done something like 10K miles since getting the bike with almost all of those dirt except to connect dirt roads and trails. I would like something that will last...if you all think the 'braking' rear rotor will hold up just as good as an EBC that is my cheapest route.

Thanks for the input
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:59 AM   #7649
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Braking brand rotors are top quality and work just dandy in the dirt. I have one on the front of my CRF IIRC.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:05 AM   #7650
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I ended up getting a rear rotor for a Transalp from Feebay, about $50 as I recall. It is a little thicker than the stock rotor with smaller cross-drilled holes, but works just fine and is holding up nicely.

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