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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by JustinT, Nov 24, 2008.
Is it rocket science to take the auto decompressor apart and assemble it again?
Dudes, just go back from 2060 mile Gunslinger's Divide Ride up and down the length of New Mexico. My XRR was flawless the whole time. 1-3 kicks to start it, never missed a beat!
Wondering how my oil consumption and MPG compares to others?
Oil - Every 700-750 I added 1/4 quart. It was about mid-way on the dipstick and 1/4 quart brought it right up to full. Sound about right? My buddy's KTM was using about double that.
Down side: Was not able to change my oil, so ran it way past the 1,000 mile point, but the oil still looks quite clean. Oh well....
Gas - About 35-40 MPG depending on riding conditions. The bike does run a tad rich, but I dont mind that since its better than too lean. Plug never fouled and was never hard to start.
Gearing - STOCK 14/48. Worked well, while I considered a 45 tooth rear, I did not seem to really need it. The stock gearing was great in some tricky situations (see pic) where the extra grunt was welcome. Generally on the road and straight fire roads we cruised at 60 MPH.
Valves: Checked before the trip only adjusted one, so will check and see if they have tightend up.
This was my first major trip on the bike, and I loved it. Super reliable, great handling, rock solid!
Thanks for the info, hope the ride was good, I need to read your dualsport writeup as I am in the process as well.
Ah yea, those living in a properly working society.... have probably never heard of places where police vehicles are stolen from the parking lot at police stations in broad daylight. As we say here, Only in Africa...
Looks like a fun ride. How does it differ from the CDT? I've done that. NM surprised me. Beautiful state.
My oil consumption is usually a bit less than that. It only starts to burn it towards the end of the interval too (I do 2000km (1250mile) changes). I've had once where it dropped super fast for some reason. I've never been able to replicate it though...
Currently at around 1250km and it hasn't burned a drop yet.
For MPG, I'd get around mid 35's until I got my TM-40. Now I get 50-53MPG. A welcome return at the pump and extra range on the tank! I know it doesn't add to much at the pump, but when I've filled countless times I swear my TM has paid for itself.
Thanks for the info on oil and gas consumption....having your MPG bump up so much is great!
The route I put together is pretty much CDT from just south of Pie Town, up into CO. After that we head south again, down the Rio Grande River Gorge over Dunn Bridge, then to Taos and Whites Peak. From there, head south to Capitan and we hook up on the Guadalupe Rim.
Lots of challenges along the way, some locked gates to contend with....Parts of the route had to be left off as we adjusted on the fly.
Glad to see my XRR is about where it should be on oil consumption.
Hey, it sounds like I might fit in there.
I guess in your case you would need to replace the dried blood with the entire corpse, maybe one that is already a bit smelly.
Seriously though, I think 90% of theives would not be able to get away on a xrr that has no auto-decomp. They would think it is broken.
Haha. We had pie in pie town. They were kind enough to fill our camel backs with their spigot out back. You don't hear the word spigot much so it caught me off guard. haha.
Sounds like a fun ride. I'd ride in NM again. Fun times!
Erm, I'm absolutely sure you will, no hair's doubt. H2!
This is where a Sangoma (witch doctor) comes in handy. Consult him (for a fee, of course) and he'll give you something to lay or drape on the bike. That will be effective - or a live snake, does not even have to be poisonous
Offroads are simply lifted on a pickup and sent to Mozambique, flogged there for peanuts. Only once there they'll sort out if it runs or not. I've stayed in a guesthouse, somewhat decent even, where the once-majestic lounge was littered with (near)identical scooters, all not running and some robbed for parts. Outside seemed to be a scrapyard for airconditioners, also a popular item stolen from cellular phone sites. Actually all quite normal, one sortof gets used to it.
Our rain stopped. I had to sneak out...
I know someone who stole the car he had stolen back from the Hillbrow (in South Africa) police station basement when he got bail before they could fingerprint it - with no car as evidence the case was chucked out of court
Quick question: can you remove the engine as a complete unit from the frame or does the cylinder have to come off?
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