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

  1. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    So... I think all of my clutch questions have been answered, but there is one more issue I am trying to diagnose.

    At lower RPM's the bike is a bit jerky. The engine seems to be running smooth, but the bike seems kinda clunky, hard to describe... As soon as I increase the rpm's a little, or downshift, it smooths out again. I've checked chain adjustment, and the only other thing I've changed is putting on a Moose CS sprocket, but it had the same issue with the old sprocket also.

    Am I just lugging the engine too much, or do I have worse things to fear?
  2. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Sounds like you are simply lugging the engine too much. It's not a John Deere:lol3
  3. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    GOOD! I was hoping I wasn't looking at a new transmission or full rebuild soon (as much as I would love to send it out to CW, I just don't have the time/money right now). I'll just try to keep the rpm's up more. :freaky
  4. ty.zardoz

    ty.zardoz Adventurer

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    I don't have an XRL... but I'm told the engine in my 1987 CBX250 is the same engine as a XRL250. Can anyone confirm this?

    tyz
  5. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    Here are some photos from my recent trip to Grand Teton NP.

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    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/iCrEoWE3sHM?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Spud :wave
  6. Sourjon

    Sourjon TAT'erd

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    Nice pics Spud. I was up there back in September on the KLR. And Allison Krauss to boot! She used to play a festival here in Louisville back in the 80's put on by Kentucky Fried Chicken and has only gotten better with age.
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    John
  7. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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    Nice shots Spud, looks like it was a fun trip :thumbup
  8. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    anybody tell me what tank I have. I need to order a gas cap.

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  9. Sub Zero

    Sub Zero Ice Breather!

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    ims!!
  10. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    thanks:freaky
  11. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    They say 'never meet your idols' and that's sort of how I felt riding to XRs Only the other day. It's less than an hour away from my house and I've ordered plenty things from them, but thought I'd take a road trip to get the few things I needed.

    As you can see it's rather nondescript, and inside is much the same, but whatever I asked for (XR-related of course), they confidently grabbed off the shelf. And the prices were very fair. I really like these guys and believe in supporting them because they support our cause.

    The ride from OC is fun if you take back roads via 138.

    RZ Rob

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  12. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Wow! Their website is bigger than their building.
  13. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    I figured they`d have a big ol sign..with 1/2 the paint missing........and a clapped out XR600R strapped down on the roof top all faded and rusty and shit......what a let down........:lol3


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    B
  14. Walterxr650l

    Walterxr650l Long timer

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    I guess I should get off my duff and upload the pictures I took over labor day weekend.

    I was riding up I-5 looking at the full moon and thinking "I bet that would look cool over Crater Lake". So the Next Day I rode down to see.

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    Walter
  15. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Wow! Awesome pics!
  16. HeadTrauma

    HeadTrauma ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    +1.

    If you like riding on southern California's very own "blood alley." :lol3

    Maybe they don't want to be found by anyone still waiting to get their temperature dipsticks. :rofl
  17. pngaudioguy

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

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    Totally off topic, and I assume most of you have heard about this already, but just in case - here's something pretty cool that happened today:
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    Check out redbullstratos.com for more about the jump. I can't seem to find a link to the freefall video anywhere, but it was pretty freaking impressive!
  18. Spike Paddy

    Spike Paddy Space Cowboy

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    I saw that live from the site, totally awesome. I loved his quotes..."I'm really high up" and "I'm hauling ass"
  19. KyoXR

    KyoXR Clouds, Snow, Rain

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    I'm waiting to see the video...
  20. scotty69

    scotty69 Been here awhile

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    Video Please :clap:clap