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Old 05-24-2009, 04:58 PM   #826
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You mean it wasn't a documentary? Shit gotta dial my shrink now.
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:49 PM   #827
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The XTique is 95% done.
I've got to get a TrailTech Vapor speedometer for it, and get Turn signals wired up on the back. I got a set of LED turn signals.
The thing is tall now.

Disc brake on the front. I rode it for a very short distance between showers today. I'm not sure that disc feels much better than the drum.
Might need a better set of brake pads.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:31 PM   #828
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Looking good!
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:54 PM   #829
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Big improvement

Catfish that thing looks like a dirt bike now. At first I thought it was that thing that kid rode in the Bad News Bears.
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:07 PM   #830
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At first I thought it was that thing that kid rode in the Bad News Bears.
"Doc's got a Harley, does that turn you on?"

" Jews, spics, niggers, and now a girl?! Ahh crud."

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Old 05-24-2009, 08:14 PM   #831
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Catfish that thing looks like a dirt bike now. At first I thought it was that thing that kid rode in the Bad News Bears.
Yea, it sets like a dirt bike too.
I replaced the bars with an aluminum high bend. It feels better standing now.
They're quite a bit narrower than the old bars so its got a strange feel to it till I get use to it.
Should be a 100% better off road and high speed forest roads. I still have to feel out of the forks. They're very soft with 0 air pressure. I'm going to try them at 10 to 12psi see how it works.

I made one quick trip around the field on it, but its so wet theres no traction at all. I made one small jump coming off the pavement and sure got a different feel to it already.

It should swim better too with the added height.

It does have that Dirt bike feel somewhat now.
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:44 AM   #832
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. I verified (per Elvis' suggestion) that I had all 525 stuff and I do.
So, I soaked my 1 month old chain in kerosene for about 30 minutes and and lubed the shit out of it!
The result? click.......click.....click...wtf? I am now thinking clutch basket?
I got a couple of Regina 520 chains from Smackover when they were still in bidness. They seemed just a teeny bit wider than an RK 520, but if your's didn't make noise at first????


XT is looking good Zecatfish! I've been using some tractor supply horse saddlebags on my old Honda, had to shorten them up with zipties so they don't hang down as far. The zipties and D-rings aren't too good for sitting, so I bungee on a walmart waffle seat cushion. It doesn't look real neat but is very comfortable.
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:56 AM   #833
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Heres your Bad NEws Bears:
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:15 PM   #834
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Thars a rock on the hood!
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:38 PM   #835
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Thars a rock on the hood!
I got kids. Its an old pickup I use to drive.
351W, AOD, SWB.
I honestly hadn't paid attention to the rock. It doesn't hurt anything and it doesn't kill lawn mowers up there.
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Old 05-25-2009, 04:31 PM   #836
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How much you have sunk into the x-tique now?
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:18 PM   #837
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How much you have sunk into the x-tique now?
$400 For the Bike.
$ 75 YZ465 Shock.
$ 50 XR350R Parts bike
$ 65 for an XT600 carb ebay.
$ 25 CR125 Front Brake setup (bought for another project, but I could not get the XR brakes to cooperate and pump up or bleed out.
$ 20 Collar/Shim to adapt the Lower XT bearing to the XR stem.
$ 75 O-Ring Chain
$??? Headlight I robbed it off an ATK, and I don't remember what I paid for it.
$ 45 Rear Wheel bearings.
$ 18 LED Turn Signals.
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$773 Total.

Think I got to much tied up in it?

I don't.
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:43 PM   #838
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:11 PM   #839
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Yea, I stole it from another thread but I thought it was funny, and all the BMW riders in the NWA area.
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:30 PM   #840
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thats funny
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