AR-NWA ADV BS thread

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Elvis70, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Doc,

    Love the King Leonidas quote in your sig. Is it new, or did I just notice it?

    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ - "come and take".

    :thumb
  2. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Ha...that's the truth. :D
  3. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    I have used it before here and on other forums...just thought it appropriate to bring it back for a while..had it up for abt a week now
  4. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    Stuckin, that 5.8 tank will make riding that XR4 a less than pleasant experience. Difficult to mount, impossible to service the bike and all for range you will NEVER need. And if you do fill it up you will not even want to ride anymore. And ruins the ergonomics. Have had four XR4s and four Clarke 3.8 tanks. Excellent, never fail quality and a perfect fit. I have never needed more fuel. I have a 13 yr old Clarke on my CR250, cap gasket went bad. They sent me another, no problem, can't beat'em. Many do a lot of Walter Mitty dreaming but do you really think you will ever be on a ride of more than 180 miles without being near a gas station somewhere?
  5. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Doc loves it Greek style!! :lol3
  6. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Hmmm, that reminds me, my 4 year old Clarke tank gas cap gasket fell apart, need to give them a shout.
  7. katbeanz

    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I

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    Nice thing about the 5.8 gallon tanks is twin petcocks, and each have a reserve. I've had IMS 4.7 and Clarke tanks on my xrl's, a spirited pace would have me turning to reserve in 100 miles. :bluduh
    XR400 is gonna be sippier on fuel, and 5.8 is a big tank to do tough singletrack. I'm pretty sure it's the same 5.8 tank on 400's 600R's or 650L's, just different mounts, 650R is a whole nuther animal.
  8. Valentino Magoo

    Valentino Magoo Like a speeding slug

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    ....ESP if you have your little oil rag tucked under the seat for safekeeping.
  9. wayno

    wayno Long timer

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    I agree and try picking that extra weight up on a 100+ day or any day as far as that is concerned. Have thought about taking mine back off and putting stock back on:huh but since I already spent the money it stays for the reasons mentioned above.
  10. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Mmmmmm, just started a pot of Chicken and dumplings....Yum it smells good.
  11. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    I think I am gonna go out and fire up the XR...nice day out..btw, Aunty is still here..she is much more alert and awake today.
  12. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I need a 8X1.25 MM tap. Any place in NWA have something like that?
  13. tokyoklahoma

    tokyoklahoma 75%has been 25%wanabe

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    Fastenal should have one.
  14. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    I started the xr and took it down the road..I love a quickie in the afternoon!
  15. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    if you didnt buy one, I got one I can loan ya
  16. stuckin

    stuckin Been here awhile

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    There always nice huh? Glade you got out. Looks like tomorrow is back to cooler weather. I might get the Xr going myself and go for a ride. Just dont want to push my luck when i am so close
  17. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Oh cool, I'll swing by tomorrow if that's OK or maybe meet you at Granny's for lunch if you can get away.
  18. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Every time I see someone get kicked, or punched in the nuts I start LMAO, is there something wrong with me? :lol3
  19. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    You left the door wide open there Doc! :D
  20. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    fixt :evil