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

  1. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    I have and use both.
    There are some tricks and short cuts in the Haynes book that are very usefull and time saving.
    The factory manual can be counted on for accurate dimensional information such as tolerancing of parts.Torque values too.
    A factory parts manual is indespensible! A must have for fastener sizes, and seal sizes
    Look on Ebay for all.
  2. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    Yokosuka, Japan
  3. 3girlsdad

    3girlsdad aka FiddyK

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    Round Rock, Texas
    my new hero... :freaky

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  4. Lost Again

    Lost Again Fresher Meat

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    Orange,CA
    I was bored one day, so I decided to do the USD fork swap on my XR650L. I found a CR250 with a blown motor and got to it. After the usual challenges, it all came together and has proven to be a useful upgrade for me. But, there is one small problem and I need some advice.

    I decided to keep the braking system from the 650L, as it bolted up nicely to the CR 250 forks and had a good feel to it. The only problem is the the rotor from the CR250 is a tad to small (diameter) and does not take advantage of the entire brake pad surface of the XR650L pads.

    I have been riding it this way for a while now and it has worked well, until last weekend when my front brakes just stopped working. No leaks, still had pad showing, no damage. So I took the front brakes apart only to find that the pads had worn in an unusual fashion that eventually caused then to stop working. Essentually the pads got a stair step kind of wear pattern that had the unused portion of the pads colliding and preventing them from pressing on the rotor.

    I can just replace the pads and ride on, knowing that eventually I will need to replace them again, but in a perfect world, I could find a front rotor that has the dimensions of the stock XR650L rotor and can be bolted to a CR250 hub.

    Any ideas?
  5. tjrockit

    tjrockit One day closer...

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  6. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    Not home in Tijuana
    that's a cool section. Looks like fun.
  7. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    Not real good,tends to make the carb slide stick and gets shitty mileage per tank...unless you can get high test sand....maybe AV sand ..






    :lol3


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  8. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    When the pig actually has traction, you gotta be sparing with that twisty-thing on the right...
  9. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    How close to Austin were you riding? I respect a bike with a mind of it's own:D
  10. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Don't worry guys, the rocks in Texas are soft, well most of them.
  11. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    Rocks :cry

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  12. Grover6

    Grover6 Been here awhile

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    I agree, just checkin' , I do actually like the height of the XR. All my riding buddies are surprised when I roll up on my "little 650":lol3

    I should just spend some time setting the suspension up. There is a a really good shop locally to me that I have been meaning to check out. See if they can help me out. Cause you know that the next step is upgrade the rear shock:deal , whether a rebuild or an aftermarket item.
  13. bobbed06

    bobbed06 Cavalera Conspirator

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    Is that a Pontiac LeMans or a GTO quarter panel I spy?
  14. jdmt

    jdmt Adventurer

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    Oklahoma City
    I can almost bench it.
  15. jdmt

    jdmt Adventurer

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    Good eye. It's a 71 T-37 Slightly modded.
  16. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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  17. alvincullumyork

    alvincullumyork I wish I was cool

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    Think you could buy it for me to?:D This is killing me. I have seen no less than 4 great XRL for sale but no one wants my BMW.
  18. Idaho_XR

    Idaho_XR Been here awhile

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    That's what I call a perfect opportunity to upgrade the tail light and possibly the handlebars.:cry:evil
  19. 3girlsdad

    3girlsdad aka FiddyK

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    thanks tom!!! :D

    For Sale - barely ridden XR650L. only a few minor scratches. only taken off road once. has the highly sought after rear wheel kickstand, allows the bike to stand vertically. :lol3
  20. 3girlsdad

    3girlsdad aka FiddyK

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    i have the easton 1 and 3/8" bars. they are freakin THICK. they didn't budge! you are correct about the tail light upgrade. looking into that now.

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