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

  1. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    The best deal on rims is here: http://www.sprocketcenter.com/ The XR650L OEM hub is 32 spoke. Have the rim shipped to Dave Moores sweel shop.Ship your hub to same.

    Get it laced here:
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    Apple Vally, Calf. 92308

    Get a speedo gear box to correct for wheel size here:
    Palo Alto Speedometer
    www.paspeedo.com
    718 Emerson St.
    Palo Alto, CA 94301-2410
    info@paspeedo.com
    Tel: 650-323-0243
    Fax: 650-323-4632

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  2. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    Awesome job! I really like what you did with the fuse block and the power outlet. I wanted to get a lot done this weekend on mine, but I am at the mercy of the weather and every time I took my stuff outside I got rained on. It felt like someone was telling me something...

    BTW, nice toy collection in the background!

    -Barron
  3. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah you guys!

    jajaja

    so jeremy what this talk of a rally xrl with downpipes?

    you better get down here and show that off...:D
  4. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    Just throwing a question out there for a project I'm working on and to try and get some info into one place....

    If you had a frame that was bare what would you change? What support(s) would you add? Where do you get them? Any and all recommendations are welcome.

    -Barron
  5. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    I chased the mexican 1000, thread in the racing forum, and i got bit. Ive been gathering parts for a while now. Two spare motors, 3 sets of wheels, 3 shocks, two frames, bars bits and pieces .... im doing the v2r this year and the mex1k next year. Other stiff in between as i find them. I also will be making my own roadbooks to start learning how to read them. Ill start out through town then add difficulty.

    If anyone wants to make roadbooks for training in Tijuana area and San Diego, ill be glad to test them out. I still need an ICO and CAP repeater though.

    I've been thinking of making my own pipe for a while. I know a guy that knows that stuff. So the lowboy pipe will be for the 10l tank on the tail, a removable subframe made of alum is on the list. Males it easier to get to the shock, airbox and carb. The shorai is on the way. I need spare front end to make a complete spare bike....

    So yeah, i have a plan. Just need to work the plan. The baja 1k is moved to 13, i don't have any reason to be on that track yet.

    And the mex1k is may 13, and o have a G on it with the guy that i was chasing for that crashed out. I was running mouth and he said put up the or shut up. So i kept running mouth., so i wont be coming down your way anytime soon.
  6. bp_josh

    bp_josh Adventurer

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    San Diego, CA

    Find the thread in the CA regionals forum titled something like "On-going San Diego Hijinx" or similar. That's where this past ride was organized. There're a few guys who did a great job putting this ride together with some GREAT trails and fire roads and such, very well organized, even custom stickers made for the event. One of the organizers was saying around the campfire that they'd like to do at least one big organized ride per season. There was something like 50 riders and I had a blast.
  7. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    I hope to make the next. I didnt even get home until sat 11.....
  8. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    damn dude, we need to talk...

    one of my dreams before parenthood and all that jazz is well to do either a mexican/baja 500/100 a la airborne andy style.

    BUT

    with my 88xr600, stock.

    anywhoo

    someday maybe

    maybe a trip up to tijuana with me and the bike to train someday?

    just like you guys wish to come down here my wish for a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooong long time has been to finish either of those races...

    I have a friend down here who makes roadbooks just the rolls, I am looking into making my roadbook holder but im too damn bisy with the bar and plans on moving it to the city to make some more $$ and be closer to home

    anywhoo

    lets talk!

    christian
  9. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    me me me!

    ok

    on the lower rails on each side by the pegs...

    fill in the triangle area with flat bar or simply fill it all up.

    then reinforce te swingarm bolt area and add a smidge of material there

    next

    the top shock mount...

    you need to beef it up and make a stronger mount

    reainforce the subframe duh, but I reall dream of adding an alumium detachable subframe a la crf450x style...easy shock and swingarm maintencence there

    lastly

    I heard the stem tube sometomes has welds that attract water and stays there, youll notice some some plate like welds on either side of the stem tube to mainframe welds...what needs to be done there is to reweld and fill in that area so no water can acumulate, what happens is moisture is trapped there cause if the high heat from the oil frame tank, it ets so hot that the water thats trapped gets boiled

    over time it weakens this area(if you happen to vave the voids on your frame, not all do) and you might develop stress cracks

    these mods though would be for something like a BAJA 1000 race!

    i dream and dream dont I?

    cheers
  10. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    I would follow the recipe regarding the drill size.

    I have at least at some time run the DJ spring with the mods and am not sure it really makes any difference, but if I ever take it back apart I'm going to stick the stocker back in.

    You get a decent improvement in throttle response over the DJ kit with the mods but there is still a lag compared to a manual-slide carb.
  11. Haywood

    Haywood Been here awhile

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    Location:
    Chula Vista,CA (spittin' distance from Baja)
    Here it is:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=764981&page=33

    I rode it and had a great time also. Learned some new trails I would not mind hitting again.
  12. purpledrake

    purpledrake No Pretensions

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  13. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    Hmmm, this sounds very familiar...:evil
  14. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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  15. xj750guy

    xj750guy on the Baja 7yr plan

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    Hey all,

    Ripped the XRL apart last October.......finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

    8" Race Light
    New Fork Springs/Shock Spring (fat guy size)
    New Brake Pads
    Vapor Guage
    Heated Grips
    Tusk D-Flex Hanguards w/integrated signals
    LED rear signals
    New chain w/ 14/48 Sprockets
    De-smogged
    Header wrap

    Decided it was time to light the fire for the first time last night..............:evil

    Started first try with the 58/160 jets (K&N filter, stock muffler, 2500'), but without choke. Adding choke doesn't seem to make the "difference" it did before (no real change at all), and the bike takes throttle nicely from idle.

    Should I try 1 size smaller on the pilot, or just let 'er go the way it is?

    Thanks again for all the help everyone.

    XJ:clap
  16. Sub Zero

    Sub Zero Ice Breather!

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    Orlando, Florida
    Whats the best off road tire (for riding in the FL sand) that I can put on my XRL? front and back. Don't want to spend more then about 60$ for each tire. I dont care if its DOT legal or not, I want grip! :deal
  17. CHUCK_DEMPSEY

    CHUCK_DEMPSEY n00b

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    OakHills, Ca
    I just got back from Baja 2-weeks ago we put on our ride we do down there and we had a great time with everybody.
    http://www.chuckdempsey.com/Chuck_Dempsey_14th_Dempsey_Grey.htm

    There's a lot of planning that goes in to racing the Baja 500/1000 so I would hook up with friends or servicees that go down there a lot that know what's going on as far as safety and the Lay of the Land.
  18. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    Not XRL-related, but XLR-related...

    I've been fighting with the dual carbs on my '87 XL250R for about ten years now. I finally called 'Mad Scientist Up!' and fixed it, permanently.

    Link to my 'Converting an '87 XL250R to Single Carb' thread here in Thumpers.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=788941

    I need a drink. :D :freaky
  19. One Lung

    One Lung Mudslinger

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    Whats up on that light? Looks strange..
  20. XR650L

    XR650L Been here awhile

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    I eventually installed my XR400 Oil Cooler on the XRL, my kit was made by Mike Howland, The contact details for him can be found on the Webalbum detail. Not sure if I can post it here, if I can let me know and I will amend post.

    Now realise that I do not have the tools to bend these pipes myself so I chose the easy way out, I pay a Man that can do the job.

    I liked the protected location of the XR400 oil cooler. I also wanted to have an temperature sensor that gives me oil temperature coming out the engine to my Vapor instrument.

    This was provided by Mike, the pipes were so exact that I did not even had to bend it at all in order to fit, a truly bolt on system.

    I used slightly longer bolts and connected it to the frame by just pressure, no welding at all, One day when I have the bike stripped for powder coating of frame I might weld mounting points for it.

    The strangest phenomena occurred -

    When I drive single track in 1st gear the 2 readings of my temperatures are almost exactly the same BUT when I drive fast the oil temperature sensor in the oil line reads about 15 to 20C lower than the sensor in the oil tank filler cap.

    I did not understand this initially, but has come to the conclusion that the pipe that feeds the oil out the engine to the cooler must cool down rapidly when you are moving fast and thus the sensor reads a lower temperature.

    Overall my temperature for given conditions has dropped by about 20C on the reading of my Oil Tank Filler gauge.

    Worth every penny to me.

    Here are a few pictures, the rest can be viewed in the web album

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    Line out the engine to the cooler

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    Temperature sensor in the oil line to the cooler, behind the frame, feeds input to Vapor

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    Left hand side of Oil Cooler

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    Right hand side of Oil Cooler

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    Oil Tank Filler Temperature Sensor

    And then just some Eye Candy

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    Regards

    Jaco