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Old 08-08-2012, 11:54 AM   #51046
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I have one of those too, nice little slim gun! I usually have that in the tank bag with a couple extra mags.

They had a recall on the mag release by the way, I called Kel Tec and they had me a new one in the mail. Seems like the factory one was plastic and they sent me a metal one...something to check.
Didn't know about the recall, just checked mine and it's metal, guess I'm good.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:00 PM   #51047
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Oh by the way Ted, I did add air from the compressor last night, it stiffened the shock up considerably, I put 14 psi in it.

I need to refill the oil though, numbnutz drained it out for some reason..

any idea what sort of oil goes in there? obviously something that doesnt foam alot? ford type F atf? hehe
I've got some shock oil I can bring to Sassy's if you want.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:01 PM   #51048
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There are 2 types, one style uses a simple schrader valve, the other is a rubber membrane. You use a needle fitting to fill the membrane version, and of course a normal air chuck to fill the schrader valve type. Nitrogen is a very cheap gas, and it takes very little to charge a shock. Of course the regs and fittings aren't cheap. Most dealers I know that can do it charge anywhere from $20 - $50 to recharge them and considering it usually takes all of a couple mninutes and about $.10 worth of gas that's a pretty good profit margin. All the bikes I have use the schrader valve set up.

Like I mentioned I use a bicycle shock/fork pump. You can monitor exactly how much air you're pumping in, and it doesn't lose any air when you disconnect it.
Weird , I've never seen a needle type fitting.

The bicycle pump fork pump makes sense, since forks are fairly high pressure and you dont lose alot of pressure when you take them off. Matt I've got one I think, I've got to find it tonight anyway to work on my bicycle forks.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:03 PM   #51049
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I'll bring a grill and do the cooking.
Perfect!

And Njoy there is no wifi at the track, so yes you can come.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:10 PM   #51050
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thanks for the info Albie

I have also read that an xr400 shock will work, but they are not cheap used either.

so I will run air for now.

do you have any idea what sort of oil and how much I should put back into this shock?

from what the guy told me, he undid the hose from shock to resivior and drained it out
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:11 PM   #51051
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that would be greatly appreciated!
but I am happy to buy some too if its available locally?



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Old 08-08-2012, 12:16 PM   #51052
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Who's got rain?

It's 68 degrees at my house now and we've had plenty of rain. Radar makes it look like it's moving south-east. Hmmmm, Thursday might be a good day to ride. Doc? Mike? Charlie?

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Old 08-08-2012, 12:19 PM   #51053
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I know Bill Eddy's carries fork oil, so there's a good chance they have shock oil. Comes in two weights if I remember correctly, light and heavy. I've got heavy.

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that would be greatly appreciated!
but I am happy to buy some too if its available locally?
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:36 PM   #51054
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If you can spare some Albie, ill take it.

I think he only drained a few ounces out, so i ll put some back in and pump that puppy up!
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:49 PM   #51055
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Zecatfish I have a 94 1500 350 it has two plugs on it. I also looked up a wiring diagram for a 92 it shows 2 plugs. Don't have a wiring diagram for a 89. Hope that helps some. I assume you checked fuel pressure, They have a fuse on the firewall that blows sometimes.
We found the missing wires.
Thanks to dad, they go clamped between the engine and bell housing.
We put the engine in once, but the flywheel was bent, so out it came, and dad with moms help put the engine back in the second time. I had to work.
He pinched in there. It was straight down from the harness next to the starter wires.

So I cut them off this after he found the missing wires and wired it all up for the fourth time on the plug wires.
It turned jst a couple times and started.

Dad has a tendency to get into major projects like this and assumes I will help. Them rather than hurt feelings or anything, I just get in and do it.
Would be nice if it was not assumed I was going to help.

Thanks Redburn.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:53 PM   #51056
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Thats awesome Catfish!

All that wasted time and head scratching...uggg!
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:56 PM   #51057
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Mouth is that XR350?
Same forks I put on XTique.
If you need some engine parts let me know. I've got some.
The head I sent to fellow in Hawaii and the bike shop I got it from sold a few.
Be glad to help with any if you need it.
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:29 PM   #51058
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Thanks fish!

its an 1986 xr250r according to the head stock, has the RFVC engine, 6 speed trans, disk front, drum brake rear, 18" rear, 21" front

seems to be a good layout, its light weight, 259 lbs, feels like a bmx bike compared to the beemer or the dr350

so far, I need possibly a kickstart lever, and a stock exhaust can.

this one has a super trap on it, but someone let it hang down and the rear tire chewed it up.

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Old 08-08-2012, 01:31 PM   #51059
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Did you ride up at Bentonville?I hear the trails are amazing up there.

And yeah downhill is where the fun is, climbing I've always hated!
Oh yeah, I ride at Slaugther Pen all the time, about 25 miles of trail all together, though only about half of it is really good. Blowing Springs is great though, it's only about 6 miles of trail but it's really fast and flowy and it's really pretty. Slaughter pen doesn't have the best flow, and it's ugly (though there's quite a bit of female scenery if you go in the evening ), and it's by a sewage treatment plant so it stinks. The pen has is more work, more technically challenging, and a bunch of fun little skinnies.

Both are great, I prefer the flowing feeling of Blowing Springs though, you just have to ride it a couple of times to get a good work out.

Yup, same here. I'm fast on flat ground and one of the fastest downhill. But I'm about as slow as pudding on anything but a short climb.
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:31 PM   #51060
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