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

  1. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    I used JB Weld to attach my non Manracks case saver. It has held up great .

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  2. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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    +1 on JB weld, I wouldn't trust silicone to hold up.
  3. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    +2 on the JB weld. I used a dremel to rough up the case surface and the back of the saver then taped off the area that I wanted the JB weld on as Steve advised me in the past :deal. It worked out great. I wouldn't trust the silicone to hold up either, just doesn't seem like the right tool for the job.

    Here's a pic of mine...

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    -Barron
  4. Hurricane Bob

    Hurricane Bob Long timer

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    Those are huge,heavy and bulky....all you need is a tiny 3to1 or 5to1 rope and pulley.....finding or making an anchor point is the hardest part....

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    About $30 bucks ........they are stainless steel and poly.....stick them in a saddle bag and forget about them till needed.......put them away wet no problem, those others you posted would be all rusted and corroded.
  5. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Your bike sure looks different these days.
  6. absoluteclint

    absoluteclint Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the input Bomber... When it comes time to make a purchase I'll look into one of those.
  7. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    Yeah, and it was a real eye opener putting it onto the 1996 frame, all the little things that needed to be done that i had wanted to do but had put off... I was planning on the 2006 to 1996 conversion only taking a couple days but I found things that needed to be replaced or fixed so I did it all including packing all the connectors with dielectric grease, cleaning off/out all the old grase and regreasing, cleaned all the varnish out of the carb, got all the gunk off of everything....

    It ended up taking a lot longer than I planned but I fixed and rewired a LOT of stuff so I'm happy with it... kinda.... for now....

    As soon as I get it legal in Japan I'll be able to reinstall my FMF exhaust, oil cooler, handguards, kickstarter, grip heaters......

    -Barron
  8. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    anybody know you change the font of the whole forum? I hit something and its tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiny

    help I cant read:D
  9. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    My tusk hand warmers just showed up. I need advice on what wire you guys are using to power the grips up?
  10. atomic frog

    atomic frog pavement ends, YEAH!

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  11. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    you sir......gotta stop drinkin or smokin pot,not sure which,,but 1 of em...


    :freaky

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  12. kenny61

    kenny61 Tougher then a speeding taxi

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    ctrl +
  13. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Nookie Monster

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    I just don't get it sometimes...

    Some days it feels like the front wheel is gonna lift right up when I'm giving it throttle in 1st and 2nd, other times I down shift and gun it and it just revs up without gaining much speed. Maybe a difference between the clutch being colder and then warming up?
  14. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    good GOD I feel so dumb

    thanks kenny! jajaja

    Im a good cook, sailor, rider, but computer literate im NOT!

    geeze I even asked the wife and she gave me the look!

    I was going blind and nobody cared! jajajaja:D
  15. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    jajja thats enough from you!
  16. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    Do you always get gas at the same place or whatever is convenient?
  17. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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    ctrl 0 set you back to your default size :)
  18. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Nookie Monster

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    I always get non-ethanol premium from the same place.

    I know part of it is the clutch going. Looks like my chain is getting worn as well. In the next month or so I will be using my school break to replace the clutch, adjust the valves, and stick a new chain on with a 48 tooth rear sprocket.
  19. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    The good news is that the stuff you listed should take less than 4 hours if you take your time and have never done it before.

    Is the place you get your gas from a place that sees a lot of business? The reason I ask is cause I have got some old bad premium gas from places that don't see a lot of business. I thought it was my carb or something, then I started getting my gas at busy places and my problem went away.

    -Barron
  20. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Nookie Monster

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    The place I go is pretty busy. It's the only place in town with non-ethanol so they get a lot of business from motorcycles, boats, etc.