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

  1. nigelcorn

    nigelcorn Wannabe.

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    That is amazing.
  2. zendirt

    zendirt Circus Clown Dropout

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    Sweet! I love the black swing arm.
  3. LVCJT

    LVCJT Been here awhile

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    Here's mine getting ready to be washed after a long weekend in Death Valley.
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    Sent from the depths of my pockets
  4. Hoologan

    Hoologan Been here awhile

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    Here's my '03

    Standard ADV Acerbis 6.3
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    Clarke 4.3 for shorter adventures
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    Cockpit
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  5. DocAxeYarYar

    DocAxeYarYar RideDualSport.com

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  6. Trigxrr

    Trigxrr Adventurer

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    Here is mine

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  7. Mikey Boy

    Mikey Boy Been here awhile

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    New owner here. I rode Hoologan's 650R on a 3 day Nevada trip last weekend and was hooked. Sold my wr250 and picking up a plated 2000 XR650R on Wednesday. Has Q4 pipe, Clarke tank, 3/4 inch risers with Renthals, K&N filter and a bunch of other mods.:evil

    Edit: I'm gonna need a bigger tank for DV and such. Acerbis 6.3 or IMS 7.0 Gallon tank? Thoughts?
  8. LVCJT

    LVCJT Been here awhile

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  9. Mikey Boy

    Mikey Boy Been here awhile

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  10. LVCJT

    LVCJT Been here awhile

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    I use uni. But as long as you stick with foam you should be okay.

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  11. Shibby!

    Shibby! Long timer

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    Stock is actually best for filtering. Maybe not for flow.

    I run Twin Air, but i think they are all pretty much the same with Moose, Uni, etc.

    Stock's are pretty pricey but seem to fit the best and have nice thick filter media.
  12. BronkoRob

    BronkoRob Adventurer

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    how many of you guys are running bigger batteries? what battery and where have you placed them?

    I am looking into a small LED light bar and wiring GPS and speedo to the bike. I have noticed the well known dimming of lights at idle, and I want to get away from that. Right now I have a 200W stator running threw the ricky stator reg/rect, so the whole bike is DC.

    I am thinking about adding a battery in a small tail bag and running accessories off of that. I do have dual outputs from the stator and was wondering if there would be any benefit or issues to running all power threw 1 reg/rect to the battery than to devices.

    I hope to get the lighting and light bar setup and either making a taller rally style fairing or just going the BMW Dakar wind screen route and cutting an opening for the light bar.
  13. modette

    modette RMAR

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    Actually as long as you FOLLOW the K&N directions you will have no issues. Got to use the K&N grease to seal around the air filter unit. Also spray some tacky filter stuff on it vs just the K&N oil. No dust is getting in. I bet a LOT of people skip the grease around the filter to seal it into the air box.

    Follow directions people.

    Edited to say: It's why I said use the tacky stuff and don't just use the K&N oil. I think there might be enough room to put a foam filter on top of the K&N I'll tinker when I put the kiddo to nap time and see if so I'll take a picture.
  14. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    K&Ns suck for dusty riding, when clean they pass dust period. All you have to do is look at Baja racers, the people running the K&N are running an oiled foam prefilter around it and often a filter skin. Unfortunately on bikes it's hard to layer the filtration. K&Ns actually don't start filtering well till they get dirty, the design relies on trapped dirt particles to help filter out other dirt. When they are clean (and oiled) fine dust particles will pass right through them. The size that gets through is very fine so it's not like it's going to toast you motor but most off-road applications don't rely on the K&N alone. When oild foam doesn't pass anything why install a filter that doesn't stop everything.

    I run one on my sand rail because it's makes a good base to support the 2 other filters layered over it.

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  15. luckychucky

    luckychucky Long timer

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    Cool sand rail pic! I put a solar panel for charging my Tusk battery pack. I'll let you know in a year or two how it's doing [​IMG]
  16. modette

    modette RMAR

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    More then enough room to run a pre-filter with a little trim job.

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  17. npcaldwell

    npcaldwell Adventurer

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    Here's my 2003 XR650R ready to take some bikes out behind the wood pile :wink:

    Uncorked
    K&N
    Big Gun POS full system (installed by previous owner) with melted insert.
    7.0 gallon IMS tank
    Renthal Fat bars
    BRP top tripple clamp (no stabilizer yet)
    HDB top clamp
    HDB turn signal/horn/kill switch housing
    Vapor Computer with Pauls HDB billet protector/mount
    Home made wiring harness done right, 1.3AH AGM battery, RS 200W stator
    tiny blinkers
    Dual PIAA 510 headlights running 155 watts of deer vaporizing light
    NEW Pirelli mt 43 rear!
    Junky Pirelli scorpion front

    And a long, long, long wishlist :evil

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  18. BronkoRob

    BronkoRob Adventurer

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    Where did you stash the battery? Any pics?
  19. XRR-kat

    XRR-kat Prodigal Scrambler

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    Reposting for Keyz
  20. npcaldwell

    npcaldwell Adventurer

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    I copied RIDEFREAK's design on this sort of, I used 1" x 1/8" angle iron to make the box, 1" x 1/8" strap for the mounting tabs and fit everything to mount to the cable guide bolt hole in the case and the rear motor mount bolt it's very sturdy. After it was all welded up I lined it with 1/8" rubber, I have a Trail Tech reg/rect mounted on the back of the box too.

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