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

  1. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Not yet. It's on the bench next to the HRC45. :eek1 :eek1 :eek1

    Just to lazy to install it. It's all jetted and has a XRR throttle and cable set-up. I've been riding the KTM lately.
  2. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    Have you completely desmogged/derestricted/opened up the breathing/uni filter/rejetted/drilled the slide and dumped the super restrictive exhaust for a straight through unit? Mine has all the above mods and is super snappy....almost too much sometimes. Ultra quick throttle response. Plus it has unbelievable torque, impossible to lug it down too much, and still catches revs very quick......and thats with stock gearing. More power than I can safely use in the dirt :evil

    Its the best big thumper engine I've ever ridden for my style of off-roading....with some suspension revalving and other mods I love this bike. I've taken it in some very gnarly places and it just eats it up :D

    A modded xrl feels twice as strong as a stock street strangled one imo. Be sure your xrl is performing to its full potential before you swap the motor out :thumb
    And be sure its tuned good/valves adjusted etc.
  3. scotty69

    scotty69 Been here awhile

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    Heck, I did all the mods Mentioned above and loved it so much I ordered a new set of sprockets and chain. 14/48. Hmmm. I can't wait. Maybe I can slip in a wheelie going into third?
  4. scotty69

    scotty69 Been here awhile

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    Lets see some photos!
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  5. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    That combo's going to pull like a bull in a rage....hang on :D
    I might swap my front down to a 14...I don't need anymore power, but I'd like to get second a little lower for the tighter stuff :thumb
  6. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Film... almost eleven http://youtu.be/fY7XFh7A3ao
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  7. scotty69

    scotty69 Been here awhile

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    I forgot to mention I had already dropped the front to 14 about three years ago. That was my first mod, then the tank.
  8. KyoXR

    KyoXR Clouds, Snow, Rain

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    HA! Bender...
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    Nice video,nice riding area, sure looks damn dry out there.
  9. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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  10. mrfixit54016

    mrfixit54016 Wisconsin Dual Sporter

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    Scotty,

    What area are you in? I just brought my XR600 down to the Fort Smith area on Tuesday and rode a gps track off from dualsportmaps.com. It was a beautiful day and roads back in the mountains were awesome. Rode about 80 miles before the sun started going down.
    :clap
  11. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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    I loved the 14/48 for trail ridding and it brings 2nd down to a usable range. Course 1st is like a granny low :) But you really ring out the motor trying to run 65 mph. I ran 15/48 for a while which is a nice compromise and you can keep the 14 handy if you think you will need it. The 15/48 combo I could run 65 mph (indicated) comfortably enough and still kept the bike geared lower so you wouldn't have to do so much clutching on the trails. I found I have been running dirt roads more than trails recently and so I went back to 15/45 and keep a 14 tooth handy, this gearing keeps the engine running about the right rpms doing 60 down the dirt roads and allows my to tun 70 mph easy on blacktop if need be. If I were to run trails again I'd jump back to the 48 tooth rear and swap between the 14 and 15 depending on how fast the trails were.
  12. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Dry is being generous. At least we managed to escape any fires close to town this season. There was a huge fire not too far from the northernmost point on that ride. There's still haze in the air from the fires that are still smoldering.
  13. smokeeater495

    smokeeater495 Been here awhile

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    I was having an issue with my headlight being aimed too low. Pulled off the stock Honda fairing, and noticed the headlight/console bracket was really loose. Does the plastic shroud keep everything stable when it's bolted on or do I need to dig into the the headlight brackets and look for a problem?
  14. sc-razor

    sc-razor Long timer

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    Great video!
  15. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    I think it might cuz I sort of have the same issue except mine was supe high. Finally got it aimed down but shroud doesn't sit right on the lamp itself and the lamp flops around when the shroud is off.:huh
  16. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Great Video Red. Could you or would you have maintained that pace with the stock forks as opposed to the USD's?
  17. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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    Thought I saw a headlight aiming adjustment screw on the lower left (when facing the headlight) that's used to move the headlight up or down.
  18. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Oh jeez... that's a loaded question. You're gonna get me dog-bit!:deal
    Not on a bet. I rode the same trail at the beginning of the video with the bike when it had stock forks and wanted to sell it when I finally got to the top. It wouldn't hold a line. The USDs allow me to simply bomb through stuff without concern. I am sure that a better rider would hand me my arse on an XRL with stock forks, but I am just an old hack who needs all the help I can get. :evil Idaho_XR rides it just fine though on his XRL with stock suspension. I seldom get much real estate between us on a ride (he lets me lead cuz I'm old). Of course he's young and strong as an ox.:lol3

    I guess at the end of the day, the bike set up the way it is simply lets me enjoy the ride more than it did stock.
  19. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Well said, thanks for the response.
  20. cybertrip

    cybertrip Adventurer

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    Hey everyone I need to get a replacement turn signal and found this on eBay which looks to be close to the OEM style. Does anyone have that one installed and does it look nearly like the OEM or do I need to get two to make it look like a matching pair? Maybe someone has a recommendation on a good replacement that isn't expensive because I'm probably going to break it eventually. Thanks!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rear-Turn-S...Parts_Accessories&hash=item337cd52e87&vxp=mtr