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Old 03-10-2013, 05:57 PM   #3706
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Thinking of selling my LRP!!!

Not because I want to. My buddy is trying to buy a bike, he's 21 with no credit and cannot get financed. Been wanting my bike bad since I got it....its paid off with a clean and clear title....we've been friends for about 9 years so I trust him to make the payments but I cant for the life of me decide if I am willing to give it up in exchange for another dual sport. Such an awesome bike!
If you want to stay friends, don't do it. That's almost as bad co signing for them which is another huge no no. If anything in his financial situation should change before the bike is paid off, its likely to be the bike that gets cut, and that just leaves you in a bad place. And the entire time he owes you money, you'll be scrutinizing every financial move of his, especially if he's ever late on a payment to you.

Keep the friendship, and help him set a reasonable goal to save money and buy a cheaper DS as his first DS on his own
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:18 PM   #3707
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some guys like to reassemble those connectors with just a tiny bit of dielectric grease on the terminals and the connectors to keep them free of corrosion and whatever that will make them hard to disassemble a year or so down the line
I'm a big believer in dielectric grease for connections that may get wet. I have some handy for this job if I ever get it apart!
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:41 PM   #3708
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If you want to stay friends, don't do it. That's almost as bad co signing for them which is another huge no no. If anything in his financial situation should change before the bike is paid off, its likely to be the bike that gets cut, and that just leaves you in a bad place. And the entire time he owes you money, you'll be scrutinizing every financial move of his, especially if he's ever late on a payment to you.

Keep the friendship, and help him set a reasonable goal to save money and buy a cheaper DS as his first DS on his own
I second this. Maybe tell him to save the money and give it to all at one time. This way you can still enjoy the bike and then get another one when the acquisition happens.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:48 PM   #3709
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If you want to stay friends, don't do it. That's almost as bad co signing for them which is another huge no no. If anything in his financial situation should change before the bike is paid off, its likely to be the bike that gets cut, and that just leaves you in a bad place. And the entire time he owes you money, you'll be scrutinizing every financial move of his, especially if he's ever late on a payment to you.

Keep the friendship, and help him set a reasonable goal to save money and buy a cheaper DS as his first DS on his own
Thanks for the advice, but BTDT and I've learned how to handle it. Had alot of deals with friends go sour and have always saved the friendship... It also helps that he is employed via me
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:01 PM   #3710
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Not because I want to. My buddy is trying to buy a bike, he's 21 with no credit and cannot get financed. Been wanting my bike bad since I got it....its paid off with a clean and clear title....we've been friends for about 9 years so I trust him to make the payments but I cant for the life of me decide if I am willing to give it up in exchange for another dual sport. Such an awesome bike!
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Please don't tell me you would do this, you have a bike paid for and want to sell it to your friend and he make payments to you. I've always asked that question, "Where does common sense stop and stupid start". If his family can't help with the purchase for one reason or another and I'm sure there's one, them you don't need to fill in for them. His credit is not your problem, don't make it yours. What about insurance to protect the bike as well as you the owner, did you think about that. If you want to sell the Honda, that's fine, but sell it a get what money you can from the sale and buy what you want, plus you can sleep at night.

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Old 03-10-2013, 08:05 PM   #3711
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Aux lights

Has anyone mounted AUX lights to their lrp? If so where did you mount them?
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:17 PM   #3712
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so I pulled the linkage and swingarm apart today, and sure enough, there was just enough grease to prevent rust, and not much more. the sleeve in the swingarm was almost completely dry. same thing on the front and rear axles. i imagine the steering is just as dry, so i'll probably get to that next weekend. i also put the 13 tooth cs sprocket on today as well. i only toodled around the house a bit, just barely getting into third, but i like!
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:32 PM   #3713
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Pretty plain to see that these bikes will benefit from a little tlc out of the box in terms of being a true long term bike. But, nothing major and easy to take care of with a few hours in the garage. Be a great way to get to know a new machine really.

I had a KTM 640 for a couple months and had carb troubles with it, and a nightmare to kick start and I didn't want to stress the e-start any more than I had to knowing they've had issues too. Bike was too big for technical stuff(for a rider of my skill level).

So I got rid of it and got another big street bike. I like it a lot.

But god damn I can't shake this little bike from my mind!!!!!! I want to get my daughter a pw50 when summer hits and only wish I could put a crf250l beside it in the shed at the same time. It'll be a while, but I can't think of anything this cheap, that should be this reliable, AND have the handy dandy efi and e-start!
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:09 PM   #3714
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Took my little big girl out today, we did some hill climbing. She performed really well and when I crashed into brushes going uphill it wasn't too hard to unseat her from the wreck and step off and limp her back onto the trail with first gear and the clutch.

I ended up giving up after finding a very steep ascent that I wasn't sure I was capable of navigating, especially without some good handle guards.

Great machine, she even was able to go back home up the highway at very reasonable speeds. Very happy with this little big girl.

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Old 03-10-2013, 11:36 PM   #3715
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I just got the Ad-Tek skid plate. Looks & feels solid, however, there appears to be one mounting point only...two bolts at the front. I would have thought there would have been another towards the rear/bottom. Anybody else try this product...I've not had time to fit mine yet....

http://www.ad-tekproducts.co.uk/acat...-Plate-HS.html

Also, has anybody fitted a DRC Edge 2 with universal bracket? I've got one but not sure it will fit without major butchering...

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Old 03-11-2013, 05:17 AM   #3716
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One question...

Does modifying the air box (the 9 holes on the side and the top that are described in dual sport bikes website) will cause any issues like water crossings or rain riding?

Just thinking..
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:22 AM   #3717
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One question...

Does modifying the air box (the 9 holes on the side and the top that are described in dual sport bikes website) will cause any issues like water crossings or rain riding?

Just thinking..
Water crossings for sure. Limit your mods to the top if that's a concern.
Rain? Dunno.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:19 AM   #3718
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One question...

Does modifying the air box (the 9 holes on the side and the top that are described in dual sport bikes website) will cause any issues like water crossings or rain riding?

Just thinking..
I am having my bike done at a friends shop and he (Tracin) is a race mechanic that led the 2007 & 2008 arena cross team to become the national champions.
I talked to him about that type of mod and he laughed. He said you don't want to do that and he will be removing the inner snorkel inside the air box and I think that is all.
I can report back when he is finished but, today is when I ship my forks to Race Tech so it may be a couple weeks before I get it back.
I can also report on my dyno results as he is curious about it as well.
I will have charts for.
completely stock
stock exhaust with programmer
stock exhaust with programmer and air box uncorked
full FMF exhaust with megabomb/Q4, programmer and uncorked.

I wonder if sprockets make a difference on the results as I am sure the dyno will be done with 14/40 gearing.

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Old 03-11-2013, 07:18 AM   #3719
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"INNER SNORKEL"???? Don't recall seeing anything like that when I had the air box open. On the dirty side or the clean side of the filter?
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:38 AM   #3720
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"INNER SNORKEL"???? Don't recall seeing anything like that when I had the air box open. On the dirty side or the clean side of the filter?
I dunno that must be the way the Race bikes are ... I'm sure he will do what ever is right.
He likes my project and said I will be "Race Ready" when he is done... lol

He is also doing a "Race prep" to my CRF80F and at 125 bucks why would I do it myself. that's cheap
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