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

  1. anatinae

    anatinae As Bad As Can

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    If your tossing on luggage, rear fender support would be wise.:1drink
  2. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    Not necessary for the Giant Loop bag.




    That's the reason I didn't use Dirtbagz this time, though they worked superbly on the XR628 for years, in some very rough and tumble riding.
  3. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    Are you ok with a 35w headlight and no other electrics?

    250w Baja Designs rewinds are cheap :nod
  4. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    thats why 100 miles from any town and your subframe breaks:lol3
  5. Scoutman

    Scoutman Master of Ale

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    Currently saving my pennies for a GL Coyote and a Wolfman tank bag. I can live with the stock stator for now, but I am going to buy a second stock stator and try to do a rewind myself. I should be doing it now, but there's still a month and a half of snowmobiling left to fund before the bike comes out to do much playing.
  6. SwampFox89

    SwampFox89 Old Skool

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    Picked up a new to me Piggy last weekend. Can't wait to get some miles in the saddle this season. Just need to get rid of this snow in the North Country of NY :(:

    It's a 2005 that had a Baja Designs kit put on it when new, titled in PA, need to transfer it to NY yet. Bike has around 2000 miles on it. Was always adult owner and ridden. First owner bought it new and converted it from the showroom, rode it for 3 years and then traded it to the guy I bought it from for a Jeep wrangler 2 years ago. He only put 500 miles on it mostly on logging roads in NW PA.

    There is a bunch of aftermarket stuff on it too, which I am stoked about. Not too sure what all is aftermarket and what is stock Honda though...:huh

    This being said I up graded from a 1972 XL250KO to this, so I am stoked and scared all at the same time. I know this is the bike I want though, just need to spend some time with it. It is the newest thing I own too, next being a 1989 Yamaha Moto 4 :lol3 Lets just say I am into the vintage stuff.

    If you guys see anything else worth while that I don't realize is on this thing, the help would be appreciated. Here is what I know is on it:

    -Renthal Bars
    -Larger Pegs
    -Aluminum Skid plate
    -Heavy spring kit front and rear -for a 225lb rider. I am 180ish depending. The PO gave me the stock springs to go with it. I plan on doing mostly adventure riding and street. I will have some luggage on the bike while doing this. DO you think I should leave the bike sprung the way it is? or switch it back? My thought was me + luggage would be perfect for the way it is set up now.
    -Large capacity fuel tank...not sure what brand?
    -FMF pipe
    -Seat handle
    -Rear disc guard...not sure what brand?
    -There are these thin aluminum plates right where your ankles would be on the bike from "works connection" what are these for?
    -Moose Fender bag
    -Circa hand guards
    -Vector TrailTech Computer, I notice everyone gets the Vapor instead of the Vector... is there a reason for this?
    -PO also threw in a factory service manual. No Owners manual.

    The tires on it right now are pretty much DOT dirt tires. Any suggestions for more street friendly tires? This bike will be seeing some good road miles this summer due to my current job I have lined up. I would like something that is street friendly, but can still kick it on dirt roads and maybe be ok on single track. Longevity on the road would be nice too.

    Thanks for the input!

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  7. Scoutman

    Scoutman Master of Ale

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    Nice looking BRP SwampFox. With your gear on, luggage and a bigger tank, I am betting the springs are going to be in the ballpark. Might try looking on the cap for a tank manufacturer, Looks like a Clarke to me. Read up on the subframe weakness when considering luggage options. If you don't mind me asking, what did you have to give for the bike with the current setup?
  8. deepsea rider

    deepsea rider Adventurer

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    My 2002 BRP:

    Baja design DSK
    Soltech 8" Racelight w/100w bulb
    Big Gun exhaust
    Pro Taper bars
    Acerbis Bark busters
    Ricky Stator 200w duel output
    Clarke 4.? gas tank
    Black side panels
    Rox 2" bar extenders
    Double Take mirror
    More to come and one other thing I have on my bike
    A BIG SH$T EATN GRIN when I am riding

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  9. SwampFox89

    SwampFox89 Old Skool

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    I have been reading into the subframe problems. Curious to know what the difference is between the non-US subframes and the US subframe? I know they are different and I think the non-US ones are made of steel. I thought maybe locate one of those and swap it out? I know there are other options too. For the bike as is with all I listed, I dished out $3200. Thought I did pretty good all considering :deal
  10. kennyrob

    kennyrob Adventurer

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    I think your talking about the rear fender support Euro & Australian bikes come with standard. They come with a fender extender which mounts blinkers, a larger tail stop lamp & number plate mount.
    A tubular steel bracket/frame is fitted standard from the subframe back to the extender to support this extra weight
    Also gives aditional support to most aftermarket rack fitments
  11. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    The subframe is plenty strong, the aluminum bar stock is pretty beefy....it's just too short to support a load beyond the back of the seat. The racks made by PMB anchor into the end of the subframe on the stock mounts, and those won't support much weight on two little bolts.

    As was mentioned, the non-U.S. market subframe add-ons are provided to support for turn signals and bigger taillights - but aren't entire subframe replacements.
  12. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    I'm running the Baja Designs 250w rewind, 80w-85 Osram H4, grip heaters, GPS, and the Vapor backlighting thru a Fuzeblock FZ-1 mounted under the 'dashboard'.
    Charges fine at idle until I turn the headlight on, then you need a few rpms - just regular riding, nothing major. Couple thousand rpms is fine. Nice to be able to check the juice real time with the Kuryakyn monitor.

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  13. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I'm thinking of taking the plunge on the Acerbis underseat tank to match my front tank before I can't find one. This economy is starting to take out gas stations in the remote places I like to ride and my only options are to carry more fuel or get better fuel economy.

    Anybody run the underseat tank?
  14. modette

    modette RMAR

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    Hmmm you know what, that underseat tank might be good for storage, or a place to mount a bigger 12volt battery...hmmmmm The 6.3 gallon gets me to where I need to get...but I could use a spot other then my airbox for the 12v battery. Just an idea.

    Edited to say: yep just looked up the price and I forgot you needed the special seat too. If I ever find one laying around somewhere for cheap I might get it, be worth playing with.
  15. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Yeah, it's not cheap. I live close to both Corbin and Renazco, I could drop the bike at either place and get them to do a custom seat to match the two tanks. I'm still riding on the stock seat because I've had the thought of doing the rear tank and only want to buy a custom seat once.
  16. modette

    modette RMAR

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    Not like you could sell the custom stock seat easy enough...just in case, I hope to have first dibs :D

    Yeah, I run the stock seat...Its not that bad once you use it for 10K miles, I'm kind of used to it.
  17. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    Work in progress,love the xrs good power and easy to work on
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  18. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Anymore pics of the rear tank? Giant Loop would probably work with that tank.
  19. NW_rider

    NW_rider Adventurer

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    That's quite the skid plate. Does it carry tools or extra fluids?
  20. Cumbacheech

    Cumbacheech XRated

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    Great looking bike. What forks are those? they look like they are off a KTM...