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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ztsd, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. Johnny KLR

    Johnny KLR Woefully Adventurous

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    This is my next stop. When I get the new set (eventually) of Excel rims, I'm going to drop these off at the local anodizing shop. Been through too many mountain bike parts; anodizing is certainly the way to go.

    But, the truth of the matter is that I mostly commute on the bike, and I'm just doing cosmetic stuff. I don't expect it'll stay all that well, but it looks good now! I'm pretty realistic about its longevity; that's why this will be my 'road' set of wheels with tame DOT rubber on it.
  2. Johnny KLR

    Johnny KLR Woefully Adventurous

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    I noticed you have your tail light tucked up under the fender, just the way mine was. Is there some particular reason for that? I moved mine further out to give the tire a little more clearance to stop munching on the license plate, and also to expose more of the tail light for increased visibility. Did I make a mistake in this regard?

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  3. brad21

    brad21 Gunga galunga.

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    I tucked my taillight up under my fender after another BRP buddy of mine suggested. Stays better protected in a tip over. I actually busted the edge of my light on my first ride and drop! :doh

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  4. Trevor5x

    Trevor5x Adventurer

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    To be honest, that's how it was when I bought the bike from my brother. But what brad said does make sense about it being a little more protected tucked up under...but if you're mostly street (as am I) either way is probably just fine.
  5. Johnny KLR

    Johnny KLR Woefully Adventurous

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    I think I'll work on fabbing up a little guard of some type. I don't wanna re-drill my fender, but I do want to protect the light as much as possible. Of course, I also want to protect my backside on the road as much as possible too!
  6. brad21

    brad21 Gunga galunga.

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    You don't have to re-drill anything except the plastic support underneath the fender. Pull the bolts in the fender, slide that black fender/support forward and drill away! Four new holes in that thing underneath won't matter... :thumb
  7. Moto-ZTech

    Moto-ZTech Adventurer

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    Where did you get the black side panels for your XR650R? No air mods?
  8. Johnny KLR

    Johnny KLR Woefully Adventurous

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    Good thinking. You know, the undertray actually fit better further back. I'm not convinced I'll move it; I suspect I'll have to break one first :lol3
  9. brad21

    brad21 Gunga galunga.

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    Fits fine slid forward. Those taillights are expensive to replace!
  10. B DIRT

    B DIRT Long timer

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    Hey guys I just laced up a set of black pro wheels, my stock rims were shot! The front was bent so many times and the rear had a huge crack in it.
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  11. husky123

    husky123 Long timer

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    Damn that beyotch is good looking!!!:huh
  12. sp0911

    sp0911 Yes! No snow.

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    Anyone had any luck getting their rusty piston rods covered under warranty? Or any other parts for that matter? Never mind, I got it all covered! Yeah!

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  13. Johnny KLR

    Johnny KLR Woefully Adventurous

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    Excellent looking steed! I'm doing the 8" light conversion too; just after my Saraha tank and Edelbrock carb though... maybe. I can't decide what I want to do first. :evil
  14. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    wow...looks great dude.:clap
  15. B DIRT

    B DIRT Long timer

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    Thanks alot for the compliments guys :freaky
    I just plated it so not really sure what kinda mileage I'll get on a big ride with this tank so Im leaning hard on gettin the sahara acerbis tank, probally will and it looks great on these bikes. And for the light johnny all I can say is get one! Its works awesome!
  16. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    for the sahara tank,i must warn you...the mounting of the 2screws,1 screw each on the centre left and right,is a pain...when lucky then its all easy...it gets worst when you have at least half of the tank filled...
  17. Stevevh

    Stevevh Kudu Driver

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    My latest version!

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  18. pigpen

    pigpen Gone Riding

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    I agree the tank is a fiddle to get back on, sometimes, but walking a few miles really bites.:ddog
  19. FINNDIAN

    FINNDIAN Mine goes to 11

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    here's my 2000 xr 650 r.
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  20. brad21

    brad21 Gunga galunga.

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    Sorry Gord, and welcome to the asylum btw, but that headlight has GOT to go. :puke1

    Get some fork boots while you're at it. :D