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

  1. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    Same here, I put on a Big Gun slip-on, its a straight-through design, not internally baffled like Mendoteachs FMF quiet pipe, and it gave me big gains from the bottom all the way up...it revs quicker and pulls longer on top, plus gave me even more of the massive torque I love most about this bike....and made the throttle response snappier ta' boot :evil

    My Big Gun is also much lighter than the stocker, and with the quiet insert in I can trail ride without earplugs no prob, it only barks when you're getting on it hard, and then it just sounds good to me, still not too loud imo. Plus it looks really good on the bike :D
    For me it was money well spent :thumb
  2. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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    That mud just looked nasty. Never thought about a come-along, but I had considered one of those small block and tackle rigs they use for lifting game up in the tree to field dress them.
  3. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    I'm not sure whats worse, that suprise mudhole....or seeing all the smog stuff still stuck on the side of you're bike :lol3
  4. absoluteclint

    absoluteclint Been here awhile

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    Location:
    North Carolina foothills
    Ha! Funny you mention that... I'm looking up de-smogging right now... One of the many things I plan to do this Winter... My Winter to-do list is getting really long.
  5. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    I'm sorry to hear of the exorbitant shipping charges, CC. :eek1 Shipping inside the United States is only $7. :deal

    Spud :beer
  6. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    Yeah but when you get those winter mods done you're not going to believe its the same bike that you bought stock :D
  7. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    :rofl

    You're welcome. :D

    Spud :beer
  8. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    Not that's a mud hole! :eek1

    Spud :lol3
  9. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Nookie Monster

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    In the Valley, Oregon
    Yes, I remember that NC mud... sticky sticky stuff! Not much worse than the Oregon clay out here though.

    I hope Santa comes early this year. I need my new clutch soon!
  10. XR650L

    XR650L Been here awhile

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    Location:
    South Africa, West Coast
    Custom made to take Rotapac Fuel tanks and sleeping bag, tent etc on back. Bolt straight onto subframe supports. Let me know if you want more pictures of it.



  11. KyoXR

    KyoXR Clouds, Snow, Rain

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    CA
    :ear :lurk :deal :ricky
  12. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    LaGrange, GA

    I remember Willamette Valley clay. However, now that I'm in Western GA I can tell you the clay soil here is redder and sticky-er than anything in OR. It stains anything if left on too long.:eek1
  13. absoluteclint

    absoluteclint Been here awhile

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    Sure... If you get around to it... That'd be great. I've been talking to Mike at Manracks... He's holding a SD rack for me now... One similar to Spud's. Mike has been very responsive and great to deal with so far.

    Sierra (or anyone else who can comment)... I've got my de-smogging kit ordered. I quickly skimmed the removal pics/instructions on 4strokes.com... Looks like a pretty straight forward process. Is there anything I should be on the look out for or pay particular attention to when doing the removal? Any other adjustments or mods that are necessary after removing the smog kit?

    Thanks... Clint
  14. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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    Don't remove the oil separator, that black cup thing behind the petcock. It's not part of the smog control and it's actually useful :D
  15. bearcat1

    bearcat1 Been here awhile

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    I am exhausted just looking at that picture!
  16. Sourjon

    Sourjon TAT'erd

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    +1

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    John
  17. absoluteclint

    absoluteclint Been here awhile

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    John and Whitmore... Thanks for the advice and diagram. That will be printed and have a permanent home in the garage-library. Got a link for anymore simple, internal diagrams like that?

    Bearcat... You're right! I knew pretty quick I wasn't going anywhere. I spun the wheel one good time and wiggled/pulled/rocked the bike once... No movement... I went straight to the phone for a bailout call!

    I'm thinking of getting something like this to carry along on unsure trails...
    http://www.amazon.com/Maasdam-PowR-...2602&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=cpmpact+come+along (removable handle... only 12 inches long... pretty compact)

    or

    http://www.amazon.com/Wel-Bilt-Manual-Lever-Chain-Hoist/dp/B004HL06GG/ref=pd_cp_hi_3
  18. Dooga

    Dooga Adventure Tourer

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    Arlington, VA
    There's a lot of advice as to which grips will not play nicely with the XRL's wimpy juice-box -- what heated grips are the most XRL-friendly? Also, which is the most XRL-friendly way to tap into juice for a vest and maybe pants so that I can ride through DC's relatively mild Winter? Thanks in advance, kids. I am going to man up and keep riding!
  19. sc-razor

    sc-razor Long timer

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    I can't believe you didn't go flying over the bars. Must not have been an abrupt stop.
  20. XR BADGER

    XR BADGER Adventurer

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    SO CAL
    Manracks case saver on the way! Was wondering if the best way to adhere the piece was jbweld or ht silicone?