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

  1. Idaho_XR

    Idaho_XR Been here awhile

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    Bike looks great, all nice and cozy in the garage. What kind of head light shroud is that?
  2. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    And.... it still sits buried in the garage. We gotcha bleeding now... we'll keep picking at the scab 'til we see pictures in the driveway:evil
  3. 4stksonly

    4stksonly Adventurer

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    Just got the snail adjusters and intake adapter farkles for my L. :1drinkOMG their frekin unbelivable. :D The fit is perfect and way cool. The intake adapter took the gap out between the air boot and the carb perfectly. The snail adjusters have such stout indents. No more rounded wimpy snail adjusters.................bye bye Now if I can only see an example of C-dubs dual exhaust for the L.....PIcked up 2 CRF250R cans with spark arrestors and quiet cores ( end cap is farkled red) I will be in heaven. Have to wait for rebuild by C-dud but thats coming. I'll post some pics as soon as I can.............get em while there hot "o" L breatheren you will not be disappointed.

    Eric
  4. Ghost_Mutant

    Ghost_Mutant looking for bionics

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    Thanks for posting that Instructables link. I'm building my own dual sport kit for my second XR and I was planning on using some more "luxeon" LEDs again. After seeing this info, I'm reconsidering my strategy:D

    My present LEDs on my already dual sported XR are 3 watt turn, and 5 watt brake/tail. The 3 watt/1156 are adequate in the daytime. But the 5 watt brake light is plenty bright and I would say about equal to the original incandescent.

    The first set of regular type LEDs I bought were not bright enough for daytime use in my opinion. So the luxeon types are worth the extra $$ to be sure other drivers see my signals. Only problem I had with the "cheap" luxeon is that vibration eventually separated the heat sink from the housing, breaking two of my lights. They were put together with some kind of super glue that failed. I ended up using some JB weld on my still working lights to prevent the heat sink/housing separation. Now I may be able to save the broken ones by using the simple circuit featured in the Instructable.

    Speaking of heat sinks, the LEDs you linked to at Mouser look similar to the luxeon that I have; but are you going to heat sink the LEDs somehow? I didn't see any extra heat sinking in the fog light photo.

    I'd suggest you post a separate thread on your work and then announcing the link here. Probably be other riders who would want to know this info.
  5. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    Pics please.

    BP
  6. tim007

    tim007 Banned

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    ufo
  7. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    Can't believe there's a beer in the photo:eek1
  8. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    be wierd if there wasn't.
  9. ShooterDave

    ShooterDave Adventurer

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    My bad.
  10. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    What the Hell do ya think keeps the wrenches spinning? Buttermilk??? :lol3 :lol3 :lol3
  11. michael.brat

    michael.brat Been here awhile

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  12. Wattner

    Wattner Long timer

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    Hey Nasty,

    I have found the best solution to keeping the clutch cable in a happy place is to use a piece of aluminum 1/4" thick, about 3/8" wide and 1" long. Drill a 6mm hole so that the clutch cable mounting bracket bolt goes through it, effectively shimming the bracket away from the motor. After the bracket and shim are bolted up tight, take a large pair of channel locks and bend the bracket so that the cable is exactly in the center of the cable housing and not rubbing on the housing at all. In addition, adding 3/8" to the clutch actuation arm will greatly reduce the effort required to pull in the clutch, and this addition will require adjusting the bracket as well. Once this has been completed, the clutch action is smooth and easy while clearing the big fins.
  13. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    Hey Wattner,

    I've heard you talk about the clutch arm extension for a while and I know you posted a pic a WHILE back but a couple things I was wondering are what all do you have to remove to get that thing welded, and was there a reason you only went 3/8" not 1/2" like clearance or something else? I don't have my bike where I am so I can't go out and look. Thanks for the advice with the big fins and the clutch cable, I'll definitely be putting that to use :deal

    -Barron
  14. Wattner

    Wattner Long timer

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    Barron,

    How are you!!!!! Did you ever hook up with Banz in V.B.?

    I can't remember where I bought the first one.... Either SRC, Thumper or White Brothers sold them way back in '94-'95. I spoke with someone and the 3/8" was the optimum length, any more they said did not work for some reason. I have not tried anything else, for all I know you may be able to go longer??? You need to take the side cover off and rotate the arm backwards, and if I remember, it just pops out. CycleWizard said he would add the 3/8" for $10.00 if you are interested in sending it off to him. Another thing that works well is the coated cable from Motion-Pro and a slight squirt of Silicone spray in the cable... I like the Honda stuff, as it does not attract dirt, dries clear and works well. I guess there are other brands that would suffice, I am just a Honda chemical junkie.:D

    Once the cable is installed, the pivot on the clutch perch lubed, the cable aligned as to not rub on the cable housing along with the extension... It's almost like cheating the action is so easy and smooth. This can really make a huge difference on tight trails or sitting in traffic. I lube all of my cables quite often and it makes a difference to me.... The little things add up!:clap

    While we are at it.... Changing the brake fluid, removing the levers and lubing the swivels, removing the brake pedal and lubing the pin, removing the brake calipers and lubing the brake and glide pins all help to keep everything working optimum. It's a good time to adjust the brake pedal height, check wheel bearings, etc...
  15. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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    Got my stuff also,

    And Yep , couldn't say it any better , C-dub be Rocking :deal
  16. pngaudioguy

    pngaudioguy Just...one...more...

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    Done. My DIY LED Build thread. I'll let you know over here once I've started making real progress on the motorbike side of the house for those who have a merely passing interest in the subject. Please feel free to chime in on that thread if you've had specific motorbike LED experience I should be aware of going into this. My experience has been limited to non-vibration, indoor applications.
  17. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    Nah, my lazy butt never hooked up with him, I was always waiting for a good weekend when I didn't have work or hadn't been out of town for too long and like anything else, if you wait for the perfect moment it will never come. I'm about 3 hours north now, but there is still hope...

    Thanks for the tips on the extension, I just may send CW that too but after I get to play with the head cylinder and cam I've got coming from him :D

    I agree with the lube of all things like you stated above, I am a firm believer in the saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".

    -Barron
  18. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    So,

    After hearing about centralcyclepowersports.com being a great place to get stuff cheap I gave them a shot and got my valve cover gasket shipped for less than cheapcycleparts.com wanted for it without shipping and both are OEM Honda. That part is pretty cool, but what's cooler is that I ordered it on the night of the 7th and it is at my house today :deal

    My wife thinks I'm building another bike with all the parts I have laying around the house...

    -Barron
  19. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    And yes, this XRL is 'available'.

    Dave
  20. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    That guy was not only crazy, he was crazy cheap. :nod He had a Cheng Shin C858 mounted on the front wheel. :deal

    Spud :wink: