Firts Enduro build Up For Long Trip. Russia .

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

  1. ManiacalChicken

    ManiacalChicken Adventurer

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    What i do with tool bag on fender is drill small holes and use some zipties, good luck have fun!
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  2. mikesova

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    OH! the LEDs looked like pins, so i thought those were some kind of covered plug. :rofl
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  3. Antti

    Antti Been here awhile

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    Have You been at Finland or how a sticker from Punkaharju ended to Your tank?

    Nice bike, nice writeup and truly nice craftmanship!
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  4. Mikl Freeman

    Mikl Freeman Spaceship Earth!

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    Good Idea! Thank you
    Yeah ) Stealthy Leds)
    Yes I has been at Finland very often , like mechanic, it was at the tracks, sometimes we are shipping our parcels from Us to Finland and of course i Love your quiet country with pure nature) I love Savonlinna and lakes area..
    Thank you Bro!
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  5. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    Hey Mikl,

    good thread,sorry that I've missed it.only managed to read page 1 now as I am working,will follow up later in the day.
    But hell,you've done a great deal of a built up.
    Thanks for the pm and made me aware of this great built up n journey thread,and also the add at FB.
    I am definately looking forward to meet you when the time comes.

    AJ
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  6. Direktor

    Direktor Been here awhile

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    Great works!:clap
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  7. DOGSROOT

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    SpaceMan Mikl,

    Simply Beautiful Bike Build.

    What's the craic? (News)

    It's been a month...

    Happy Trails. :norton
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  8. Mikl Freeman

    Mikl Freeman Spaceship Earth!

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    Thank you Bro! My news is very different ) We still have a lot of snow..and my way leading me to the new..we are say goodbye to the last workshop which i organized and we are going from avarice of our partners to the some quite custom visions..now i organizing my double floor garage for completing old customers and preparation to my trip..So independence much better than money ) Will post some pics of my new place soon) cheers!
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  9. DOGSROOT

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    That all sounds very good.

    Keep up the excellent work, and documentation thereof!

    I trust there'll be an amazing RR too...

    There's lotsa folks here watching and waiting.

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  10. Mikl Freeman

    Mikl Freeman Spaceship Earth!

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    Hello Brothers! I'm coming back with some pics)
    Our present is still very unstable and we can't catch the spring..all around material things is unstable too..So we have quiet time, no rush no panic only meditation and i feeling that great noisy time is coming after the calm..

    My old workplace is a double floor garage which was given to me from my soul brother...BiG Thanks Stas!
    Now i'm back to this place and doing some interior work for best work time..

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    Several bikes was stored on second floor)

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    Our Custom Pyramid audio system, wood work my brother, painting me. Speakers from Evo Electra Glide))

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    p.s. XRR is waiting her time )) and some presents from precision concepts)

    Peace!
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  11. Mikl Freeman

    Mikl Freeman Spaceship Earth!

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    New pics, we are still going along)Have a lot of work and something troubles at this time here..But it's only make us stronger)

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    P.s. Weather is still unstable) but Sun is burning us and it's good signs)

    Have a good Riding at this Perfect time..Peace
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  12. Mikl Freeman

    Mikl Freeman Spaceship Earth!

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    Hello Folks! Hello Brothers!
    Yes you are right , i'm still here...still working, planning , running and living..
    A lot of work has been done around workshop and customers..
    I have been having various experience with my XR. I rode to a big local festival like Burning man , so I checked the XR on a highway for the first time at 0-4 degrees celsius ...it was freezing but the heated grip and worked fine))..

    it was an awesome trip , nature was just waking up again after winter, and the forest was giving great sense of fresh and new life with bird songs, wood breaths and bright stars at night.
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    While riding in the city and on a highway I faced some troubles with the Eddy carb, after riding at 5000 rpm and higher for a long time, The Carb was very slow or wouldn't drop rpm to idle .. i think there is some mechanical problem with slider or needle.. Does anybody know what the solution might be?
    Secondly the clutch hub is noisy , I think i need to replace it on Hinson
    and most unpleasant thing it is eating oil on hi rpm.. i don't have fine compression, it is 7-8 on hot engine , and I think I will do a full rebuild...What do you think about aftermarket parts like Kibblewhite or Xr's Only? ( I mean Cyl sleeve, valve giude, valves and springs)..I already bought wiseco piston and have been choosing other stuff from top to bottom ...


    And Of course there is nice news, my brother got his XR 2003 , which we bought from NJ...

    After riding both i must say they are awesome and absolutely different)))


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    Speaking about my intentions... I know the trip will take place...but at the right time..
    I understand that first of all I need to complete all my projects at the workshop, because it's summer season. I also need to do rebuild on XR and do thorough preparations myself.
    ...So at the moment I'm working, feeling love and strength of my intentions...
    Peace!
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  13. pavemike

    pavemike I fall down alot

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    Alright Mikl, it's been over six months since we've heard anything from you. I keep popping back in here hopping to see that you've started your trip or done some other project on your XRR. Any updates? :ear
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