Firts Enduro build Up For Long Trip. Russia .

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Mikl Freeman, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    yeah, man.... you look darn good!.....
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  2. Mikl Freeman

    Mikl Freeman Spaceship Earth!

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    Yeah! Brothers! Thanks for watching!
    In the last days i finished one engine rebuild project in time with my build up, by the way it was XRR too )..The customer had lost the oil level and burnt all over from head to rod...
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  3. Mikl Freeman

    Mikl Freeman Spaceship Earth!

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    Hello Brothers! i'm back to report to you how the moving ahead is going!
    The time is accelerating again and again..No rush but that's how I feel the time around, then i stop and have meditative analysis of the conditions..

    So let's go to look at some work..

    one week before i installed a sight tube..
    Installed new wheel bearings , seals
    installed front end with BRP submount
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    i ordered 22mm dust seal and took the full speedo mechanism off ...
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    My good old friend ground out new collars for me
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    I cleaned the frame
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    BRP submount and front end
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    installed hot grips with koso adjuster and scott grips
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    HDB handguards
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    My Xr has another master cylinder which I think is from TDM or other..So I relocated one hole for HDB switch holder installation and tapped the hole.
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    At this week I've been busy following


    Installing new bearings not OEM but i think better than old ones)
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    Next it was fixing some issue like swingarm linkage frictions..
    I tried to fix it with a very slim chrome stainless steel plate about 0.25 mm
    Also i bought new linkage in nice condition on ebay, my one was eaten.

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    all was greased..
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    After that I had a chance to install KTM fan with therm switch..
    I wanted to make it simple but made it difficult))) I cut old brackets from body and made new ones from alu plate and welded them on.
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    For the switch i found a good solution in this forum. I used a trail tech adapter.

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    I found time for the tank bracket! Thanks and big respect to Hodakaguy for the idea and work on it! I used this solution and built the same one from stainless steel metal..

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    bushings and washers was made from poliuretan
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    Installing new hi performance thermostat ordered from xr's only
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    THANKS FOR LOOKING! To be continued...
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  4. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

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    Nice work!:beer
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  5. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

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    Great attention to detail.
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  6. Mikl Freeman

    Mikl Freeman Spaceship Earth!

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    Thank you, Guys!
    and yeah) i think details make up the whole result...it's not only about material things it's everywhere in our life.

    Now I'm busy with my last customer project, full rebuild of FLHX with SE 110" kit...

    Have a good time, brothers!
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  7. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    You are very talented.
    Nice job.

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  8. Steveman

    Steveman Been here awhile

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    Amazing mate, just amazing. Love your modifictions... :freaky

    Regards
    Steve
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  9. Mikl Freeman

    Mikl Freeman Spaceship Earth!

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    Thank You Guys!! Your nice words are a great help for me!!!
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  10. Off the grid

    Off the grid Seeker of the Unf

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    I :bow to your tenacity, ingenuity and skill in craftsmanship.

    That BRP is gonna be a world-killer!
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  11. Mikl Freeman

    Mikl Freeman Spaceship Earth!

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    Hello Guys!..I'm still here ) Time is still rushing...And i spend time on a new wiring harness, rebuilding the rear shock and making some small things on the bike..
    I made a new harness from two old ones and new thicker wires.
    I have been thinking about a new scheme for some time, but started to make it freehand) and the scheme remained in my mind..

    I Took one out from the stator to DC which powered Power let , KTM Fan, Hot grips and all around stock lighting
    The second Out is for AC 100w BD Headlight through Relay..
    All sockets and relays were mounted behind Headlight..
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    all new waterproof sockets were soldered
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    Last parts arrived to me several weeks ago...so rear shock was reworked and the gas filling is still waiting
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    Made new peg studs from hardened bolts
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    These are my thoughts about some wind screen...first pattern.
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    And it's not the End! ))) Have A Good Time And Riding! PEACE!
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  12. Mikl Freeman

    Mikl Freeman Spaceship Earth!

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    Thank you Bro! some times I think I'm making a custom ))) ahaha

    And Yeah!! BRP is a Word bike killer!
    This is one of Japan rare models which were made for riders, riding and enthusiasts.
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  13. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    Most excellent work. I look forward to your updates!

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  14. Balootraveler

    Balootraveler Been here awhile

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    Wow awesome build, can not wait to see it run.
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  15. AustinJake

    AustinJake TE450-KLE-FXDWG

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    Great work, you remind me of HodakaGuy, he is very detailed like you! I hope your trip is a good one!
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  16. raycam01_au

    raycam01_au Sir Ray!

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    absolutely amazing,

    i find it challenging to do the most basic things around the bike, lol thought i was a killer mechanic, doing an oil change ans changing a tyre out bush :rofl

    you my friend impress the hell out of me, i am speechless, more pictures please love your work.

    take care

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  17. pavemike

    pavemike I fall down alot

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    Well done :clap Gets me motivated to go out to my XR and knock out some of the projects I have lined up for her
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  18. Mikl Freeman

    Mikl Freeman Spaceship Earth!

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    Huge Thanks Brothers! Nice Words! Nice Support! I'm glad to post here and thanks for watching!

    Hapy New year! Stay True to your Heart! Peace!:norton
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  19. Mikl Freeman

    Mikl Freeman Spaceship Earth!

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    It Was one of the most beautiful days in the year ! All around is silent ) The System and people were sleeping..
    And i was glad to do some work on my project..

    But back to several days before..
    I continue working on wires and lights, and i made some dimmer for Fog Led light with parallel switch(I have direct handle bar low beam selection on 100% power) on two selections Hi 70% and low 30% of full power (30W) I Think it will be used for camp parking light or other needs. This Led will go onto RAM mount system for full 360 degrees usage.
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    The Shock was filled with nitrogen gas, and mounted onto the bike..

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    Installed a new Sumo clutch, I thought it was made in Japan but it turned out to be china, only japanese design..ebay seller cheated with the description!
    So I will check it on the way))
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    The Cover was part polished and varnished ..I like natural wear)
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    strengthened the sub frame a little
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    Built some guard for the chain guide
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    packing wires and blocks
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    Now making an oil tank/storage...for this process i fixed some of my mistakes with tune welder and started to use the pedal..
    Everything is experience! I'm glad to learn)
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    Checked for leaking..
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    Fixed old mount holes with epoxy )improvements are not worse than new ones)

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    it's almost complete!
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    One thing about this Exhaust system! I used T4 slip on before.. Now it's a Full system and the difference is great! This pipe is quieter and the bike starts very smoothly and easily.. I think this construction gives more torque to bottom ,and keeps more pressure flow in exhaust tract, also i used not drilled side filter cover.

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    To be continued..
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  20. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    Your handy work on this bike amazes me.....:thumb

    I sure hope you keep us going with a detailed Ride Report when your trip commences!
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