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

  1. Dooga

    Dooga Adventure Tourer

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    317
    Location:
    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!
  2. sc-razor

    sc-razor Long timer

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    Location:
    NW Arkansas
    I can't believe you didn't go flying over the bars. Must not have been an abrupt stop.
  3. XR BADGER

    XR BADGER Adventurer

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    Oddometer:
    39
    Location:
    SO CAL
    Manracks case saver on the way! Was wondering if the best way to adhere the piece was jbweld or ht silicone?
  4. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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

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  5. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    Yokosuka, Japan
    +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
  7. Hurricane Bob

    Hurricane Bob formerly: Bomber1965

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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.
  8. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Location:
    San Francisco,Ca.

    Your bike sure looks different these days.
  9. absoluteclint

    absoluteclint Been here awhile

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    Oddometer:
    206
    Location:
    North Carolina foothills
    Thanks for the input Bomber... When it comes time to make a purchase I'll look into one of those.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    Location:
    Pomona, Calif.
    My tusk hand warmers just showed up. I need advice on what wire you guys are using to power the grips up?
  13. atomic frog

    atomic frog pavement ends, YEAH!

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    Location:
    Prairie du Chien, WI
  14. 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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  15. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    ctrl +
  16. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    Location:
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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?
  17. 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
  18. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    jajja thats enough from you!
  19. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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    NW Kansas
    ctrl 0 set you back to your default size :)