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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    Here's a photograph of the stator cover saver I bought from forum member AKARob.

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    I attached the guard to my stator cover with JB Weld. If Rob is no longer selling these guards, you can make something similar from a small piece of aluminum plate. :nod

    Spud :wave
  2. Grover6

    Grover6 Been here awhile

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    Fellas,

    I recently picked up a front end off a cfr250 (Thanks Marko!).

    One thing I need is to retain the mounting points on the stock upper triple. So I am curious, can the OEM triples be machined out to accept the larger forks from the crf, without impacting the structural integrity of the triple?

    This would save alot of hassle. If not I may have to put out the money on the Emig racing setup.

    Thanks
  3. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    Anyone up for chipping in to buy C-Dub a new camera? This crappy pictures of all this bling are killing me. He could be making a lot more money selling to rich GS tools (did I just say that? many aren't, a lot are though). Anyway, the only way he could make less money off parts is by selling to KLR riders :rofl (yes, I'm on a roll tonight).
  4. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    No. Stock CRF triples are cheap of ebay. You can get some for less than $50. The emig stem is expensive(around $200). I have it, and it works well. RSW Racing also offers a nice setup, especially if you would like to keep the stock speedo and ignition switch. Steve has the full monty. /he'll post pictures of it shortly:lol3:lol3 There are some machining the stock CRF stem options too.
  5. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    We should buy Steve a couple of kegs and Spud some new tires and...
  6. Grover6

    Grover6 Been here awhile

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    Mendoteach,

    Thanks for the reply. Just to clarify, I have the entire front end already (upper/lower triples, steering stem, forks, wheel/axle). I am trying to keep the swap over as easy as possible. So I was curious if I could keep the stock triples and machine them to accept the crf forks. I need the stock mounting points because I have a Lynx fairing on the bike, which I love and won't get rid of.

    The only place I have to have is the two holes where the oem speedo bracket mounted to the triple. But I may be able to tap new holes in the crf triple to make it work.

    I'll keep you posted.
  7. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=656073
  8. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    You can not machine the stock triple to fit the crf forks. You can machine the crf stem to fit the xrl

    The RSW triples have the factory speedo mount holes and ignition switch hole
  9. KyoXR

    KyoXR Clouds, Snow, Rain

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    Made my own and included a tether in case it ever popped off, the high temp silicone is holding so far.
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  10. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    Speaking of tethers, has anyone else had the kick stand spring go south? Last year a friend's did, and this fall mine did. I thought the first time was a fluke but perhaps not. I have been thinking about wiring mine. We didn't find his, so he leaned his bike against trees for four days. Safety wire to the rescue!
  11. ID XR600

    ID XR600 Been here awhile

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    I squeeze the spring with pliers to make the spring fit tight on both ends.
  12. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    Oh yes indeed... replaced it with a hardware store spring with a wire running through the middle.

    On my XR200 I stopped at a trailside bedspring and used 2 short springs, worked as long as I had the bike.

    Dave
  13. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    600R tank mounts with 2 bolts in the front, 650L with one in the back, no?
  14. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    yeah. The 600 has mounting points where the R/R is on the L. So I had to change the front brackets also.
  15. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    I fabbed my own as well. I went "full wrap" to make it look less like a patch.
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  16. truck6driver

    truck6driver The Fireman

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    Is that an XR600R countershaft with the large splines?
  17. Wattner

    Wattner Long timer

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    I always put 2 strands of safety wire... Lost one before. Not a fun thing at all!
  18. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    Yes. :nod I'll defer to Red to fill you in on the details. :deal

    Spud :wave
  19. Cumbacheech

    Cumbacheech XRated

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    I was at the bike show last month and I saw a KTM go down on its side and the shifter punched out a hole :eek1. If that bike hade one of these guards it may have helped... After seeing that happen in front of my eyes I am making installing my guard top priority when it heats up a bit. Just need to figure out what the best way to fasten it.
  20. mx760

    mx760 Been here awhile

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    That is amazing! will the pinesol do any damage to the rubber parts? How many different beers will be needed? it looks like that is a critical part of the process. The bike sat for a year and has massive crud in the carb guesing it is from the ethanol.