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

  1. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    I lost my Metric thread pitch gauge. What is the thread pitch of the brake lever-to-handlebar / turn signal mount-to-handlebar / throttle assembly-to-handlebar screws? I'm replacing mine with stainless and don't know exactly what to ask for online. M6- ? x20 It looks finer than 1.0.

    0.75 perhaps?

    Thanks
  2. flyingwombat

    flyingwombat frozen dead guy

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    I like the FH012AA reg/rect. It runs nice and cool and puts out a very steady voltage (14.7v if I remember correctly). It is a little larger and will not mount in the same location. I put mine above the airbox under the seat.

    I would only recommend switching to the FH012AA if you:
    a) upgraded your stator
    and/or
    b) have a variable electrical load (such as the ability to turn off the lights, which would make a shunt type regulator run hotter)

    Otherwise, as long as the reg/rect is sized correctly for the bike's electrical system, why bother? If you just want to relocate the stock unit, I think you can do that without cutting any wire. If you're trying to squeeze some more juice out, then going to thicker wires from the stator all the way to the battery, or shortening them up will probably help a bit.


    The Shorai batteries are simply awesome- if you're in need of a battery replacement you can't go wrong with one of them.
  3. purpledrake

    purpledrake No Pretensions

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    Hey Flying Wombat,

    Thanks for the notes. My real issue is to squeeze more wattage out of the system, to power heated gear. IF I had more capacity after that, I might add a 12V adapter plug (for cell phone and/or GPS charger), but that would really be on the long term fantasy list. And, in addition, I do want to dump the steel cage stock headlight assembly (to lighten up, and to get more lumens). I don't need to change the Reg/Rec for the relocation effect (the stock unit fits just fine under the Clarke 4.7-gallon unit).

    My older XL250's used to have On/Off switches for the headlights, but the constant ON suits me just fine.

    At the end of the day, maybe I don't need to swap out the Reg/Rec???

    Spud, where are you with advice when we need you??

    PD
  4. flyingwombat

    flyingwombat frozen dead guy

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    You can easily replace the dash bulbs with led bulbs to save some power. See this post. The green bulb is really freaking bright, maybe too bright at night but great during the daytime.

    People do power heated gear with the stock electrics... maybe not a whole lot at once but you can do it. If you want more you can upgrade the stator to a larger Honda unit (and reg/rect also).

    If you want a really slick power outlet, check out HighwayDirtbikes.
  5. Grover6

    Grover6 Been here awhile

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    Well, it is finally done. Got my USD swap finished. I had to change the fork seals, and oil today, but I got it buttoned back up and went for a ride to my buddies, to help him decide between a DR650 or KLR650 (he's to short to even get on my XR):lol3

    Last thing to do is install the Vapor w/dash, and I will be set. I also have a set of pivotpegz to put on.

    The forks and wheel are from a CRF250R. Got them and the Corbin from Therealbigman, thanks again Marko:clap. I went with a set of RSW triple clamps, which made this a pretty easy swap.

    Here are some pics:
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  6. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    Ive seen pink bikes before, but man even your equipment? Thats awesome :lol3
  7. Grover6

    Grover6 Been here awhile

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    Man, I had to go look at the bike just make sure it didn't get spray bombed by my wife:rofl!

    It is definitely red. That is why I am not a photographer.

    Thanks for pointing that out Kenny!:freaky
  8. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    You bike looks good, Grover. :nod However, I like this pink motorcycle better. :deal

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    Spud :lol3
  9. Grover6

    Grover6 Been here awhile

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    Thanks Spud!

    I would have to agree, that is one of the best looking Katoom Adventures I have seen.:D
  10. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    It's not awesome, its..... FAAAAAAABULOUUUUUUUUUUS!!!
  11. cypert2

    cypert2 Adventurer

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    Have 2008 XRL that I haven't started in about a year. Started it yesterday[took a while] and it would run at idle but if you gave it any gas it would die. Any ideas what may be the problem.
  12. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    Dirty carburetor, bad gas. Maybe it's just mad at you for neglecting it.:deal

    -Barron
  13. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    The parts manual gives all fastener sizes.
    5 x .8
  14. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    The most likly cause is a plugged up carb.
    Drain the tank and drain the carb with the screw on the bottom side of the float bowl. You need to lay the bike over on it's clutch side to get all the fuel out of the tank. Put a 1/2 gal of fresh fuel in and try again. The proper amount of Techron fuel system cleaner mixed in with the fresh fuel could work. Worth a try before you tear into it. The slide may be stuck from sitting so long as well. Pull back the air cleaner boot and spray it down with some light oil like RemOil.

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  15. 3girlsdad

    3girlsdad aka FiddyK

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    your motor is bad. bike is shot. not worth a hundred bucks now. i'll be over in a bit to pick it up. :evil
  16. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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  17. Cumbacheech

    Cumbacheech XRated

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    Where did you get those mirrors from? :ear I have been trying to buy a pair similar to those from Highway Dirt Bikes, but they wont sell them seperatly :cry.

    Cumbacheech
  18. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    Dude, how about this:

    Go to your local autoparts store and get one of these

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    Then cut a piece of metal just big enough to stick one of the things to and run a bolt through, then spray it black stick on the mirror and bend the metal to where you want it.

    Second thought, you might want to put two attachment points on the metal piece to keep it from rotating down from the vibrations or if it gets a little loose.

    -Barron
  19. malignity

    malignity The Hurt Locker

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    Nope. HDB inspired. Made by me. :)

    I used .90 thick Kydex, cut to shape, then put on blind spot mirrors on the Kydex. Shaved off the lip of the windguard so the Kydex would have something to recess into. I drilled holes through both the Kydex and the wind guard, put a rubber washer on there to cut down on vibration some, and tightened it with a white nylon wingnut. Tucks right into my hand guard when I'm on the trails.
  20. malignity

    malignity The Hurt Locker

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    This is essentially what I did. Also, cut the lip off in the wind guard so that when you rotate the Kydex, it snaps into place. This will keep it from rotating. It'll also fold under the lip if you want them folded down.

    Also, get ADJUSTABLE ONES! The 360 degree kind.

    You can order Kydex at knifekits.com

    HDB makes good stuff, but no offense, if they don't want to sell crap individually and want to lose business cause of it, 'eff em. I'll make it my damn self.


    Here's them folded down as well as the other side... oh, and do you see my Honda White nylon wing nuts? LOL

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