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Old 09-26-2012, 02:51 PM   #14671
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I am interested if the price is good! (but don't make one for me yet...I'd like to know the price first of course )
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Plus 1 ....keen if there priced in the range
Thanks guys. The machinist we've been using is really jammed-up right now, so we're looking for other manufacturing options. Will keep you posted, and please post-up in my thread about those tripleclamps if you're interested. Easiest way to keep track of everyone.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:23 PM   #14672
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Their ok for guys that have to run DOT tires. Otherwise I just run full knobbies. Way better, and some last just as long. Maxxis Desert IT is a far superior tire if you can get away with it. Not great on marbles on gravel roads but what is.
I've been earing a lot about those maxxis but donīt know were to find them in Europe...usually I buy tires in Portugal or Spain and send them to Angola...any store in Europe?

A pair os MT21 in Luanda is about 500$...insane!!
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:32 PM   #14673
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A pair os MT21 in Luanda is about 500$...insane!!
Have you tried Mitas?
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:55 PM   #14674
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Hey guys I'm new to XR650Rs. Just picked up a sumo'd out 00 last week and working on getting it running just right...........
Just looking for any leads you guys have for me ...........
Just an update on this. When trying to start, gas dribbles from the vent tubes from the carb and it is still extremely difficult to start. I'm pretty sure its not just me as I'm kicking the ever loving crap out of the thing . Using just past TDC approach, fwiw.

Still idles weird- now it will drop to 1000/1100 and will usually die out without me twisting the throttle a little. Sometimes the idle will settle out (about 1600 rpm) after the twist, sometimes not.

setup again:
fmf/white bros can
swiss cheese side panel/airbox
68s/180/3rd clip screw 1.5 turns out

valves just checked. float level 16.5 mm. plug looks tan/brown

I'm wondering if the gas when starting will maybe clue you gurus in to something cause I'm about ready to buy a tm40 and say **** IT!!!
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:55 PM   #14675
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Have you tried Mitas?
No, not yet...and they aren't available in Luanda...that's why the insane price for tires.

Never used any pair because I have the ideia (maybe wrong) they are ok but donīt last.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:07 PM   #14676
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Anyone have a upper fork tube thats straight that they'd want to sell?

Would buy the whole assembly if needed.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:08 PM   #14677
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Didn't like the MT21 rear. Never used the front.

After running another Pirreli after the MT21, I will no longer run any more P tires.
Im the same way, mt21 didn't give the bite I wanted, front was downright scary on anything that had a sidehill. I run the Maxis Des IT on the front and I jump between a 606 and Dez IT on the back, Dez IT is my pref, durable tire with pretty good bite. None of them seen to last me very long.

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Old 09-26-2012, 05:17 PM   #14678
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Im the same way, mt21 didn't give the bite I wanted, front was downright scary on anything that had a sidehill. I run the Maxis Des IT on the front and I jump between a 606 and Dez IT on the back, Dez IT is my pref, durable tire with pretty good bite. None of them seen to last me very long.
Interesting on the Mt21 i've heard good things about them. I was going to try them next round. I've used a Desert IT front, and found it to wash out like crazy. And worst of all it seemed to do it without warning. I LOVE the desert IT rear though, Its the only tire i've found that will last coupled to my KX500 powered bike. That bike will chew and spit lugs like crazy.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:19 PM   #14679
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Anyone have a upper fork tube thats straight that they'd want to sell?

Would buy the whole assembly if needed.


There is a set of forks for sale in the flea market here.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:21 PM   #14680
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Coolant

Replaced my thermostat and lost about 2-3 cups of coolant in the process.

I am without my service manual and wanted to double check....

Just add the couple cups I lost taking out the thermo back into the top of the radiator, not the res at the bottom of the engine.

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Old 09-26-2012, 05:26 PM   #14681
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Replaced my thermostat and lost about 2-3 cups of coolant in the process.

I am without my service manual and wanted to double check....

Just add the couple cups I lost taking out the thermo back into the top of the radiator, not the res at the bottom of the engine.

Cheers

Add it to the radiator, but make sure the coolant overflow bottle is filled between the "upper" and "lower" marks
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:30 PM   #14682
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Cheers and thanks for the heads up on that.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:46 PM   #14683
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Add it to the radiator, but make sure the coolant overflow bottle is filled between the "upper" and "lower" marks
On this topic, is there any surefire way to get all of the air out of the engine? I know the FSM says just to start it, let it idle a few min, and then rev it a few times. Seems pretty simple. My 2strokes have a nice screw at the top of the head and let the air bleed.

This reminds me I need to install a thermostat in mine, its currently empty.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:31 PM   #14684
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On this topic, is there any surefire way to get all of the air out of the engine? I know the FSM says just to start it, let it idle a few min, and then rev it a few times. Seems pretty simple. My 2strokes have a nice screw at the top of the head and let the air bleed.

This reminds me I need to install a thermostat in mine, its currently empty.

I fill it up to the top of the rad and let it "settle. Fill it up again, again.....however many times it takes for it to stop taking coolant. Once that is done, start it up for a few minutes to circulate, shut it off and then squeeze the lower rad hose coming from the water pump a few times. "Burp" it, like a baby. Never had any issues doing it this way. That is the way I'd burp my racecare motors too. Always worked for me.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:21 PM   #14685
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If it was a 650 I would say change the plug, But its not, so I won't...
Good point
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