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

  1. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    Nope. Some guys in my shop just thought that since my last name is a color that starts with B they would make that my nickname.

    Hey flyingwombat, your avatar pic looks familiar...

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  2. screamin injin

    screamin injin FUBAR

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    Which part do you need? #14, box assembly? I should have one. Do you need cable too?

    http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorcycles/2008-honda-xr650l/o/m17186#sch544347
  3. flyingwombat

    flyingwombat frozen dead guy

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    heheh

    dang that's a big box!
  4. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    You dont want the damper acting as a steering stop. It will play hell on the damper over time. Get your stops fixed so there is a hard stop BEFORE the end of the damper sweep.
  5. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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  6. prince_ruben

    prince_ruben Long timer

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  7. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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    Hey Prince-- is that the stock front rotor?
    Bike looks Great in SUMO form, might get a new SUMO front fender.
    I just ordered 17's on saturday
  8. flyingwombat

    flyingwombat frozen dead guy

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    I guess I will either extend the steel stop on the frame or drill + tap the steering stops so that I can add a screw. It might even be close enough that I could put a hose clamp around the steering stops. We'll see...

    Thanks!
  9. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    Yeah, it's big, but it is GREAT for commuting to school in the rain. Stick my books and lunch in there on the way to school, then stick my helmet and gloves in the box while I'm in class, then swap them when I leave.

    It looks bigger in the pic than it really is. I don't even notice it on there when riding.
  10. prince_ruben

    prince_ruben Long timer

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    Thanks man. Yup stock rotor. Works fine for me. I want a sumo fender too but it's "winter" so it's going back to dual sport mode for desert time! Bike rolls good on 17's. :evil
  11. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    Don't get rid of the old scotts damper. I have one that was made in 99. It is suggested that its serviced every 3 to 4 years. last week I sent mine in. It was suggested that I get a new valve because of all the wear on it. When I get it back it works good as new every time. the service only cost $35-55.
  12. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    I'm going to be switching from a 120/90/18 Sedona rear tire to a 120/100/18 Pirelli Scorpion XC Mid Hard. There seems to be a big diff in sizing between the 2 brands, the Pirelli looks substantially wider and taller than the Sedona.....how much will that affect my gearing? I'm also going from stock 15/45 gearing to 14/45......I hope the bigger tire doesn't eat up all my gearing change and put me back at stock :huh , that would kinda defeat the whole purpose of the sprocket change.....
    Any feedback from you guys who have played with tire sizes would be great :D
    Thanks in advance for any info :thumb
  13. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    tires wear down fast, especially knobs...so you have a "gearing change" by the time you wear out the life of the tread...since its gradual you dont notice it immediately

    by the time I wear out my knobs I lose some topspeed...thats all I notice as well as the obvious loss of traction...

    I would just compare how the bike feels before the gearing swap...then change front sprockets

    lastly

    not all tires are labeled or sized equally meaning a 110 maxxis might be the same size as a 130 t63 for example...

    cheers
  14. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    First, thanks for being my first ever fan. Second, I don't think the FMF Q is the power monger of aftermarket exhausts. The one thing I was very disappointed with was the weight. You hear all these stories of how pounds get shed with them. I was hoping for something substantially lighter. It made a difference, mostly on top, but pretty subtle compared to the nearly free Dave's mods. My stock exhaust also had the welds ground on the header for whatever that's worth.
  15. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    NEVER underestimate the power of silicone on a clean surface!
  16. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    John, I have a BRAND NEW in the package Honda Red Acerbis Sumo Fender. Was about $45, yours for $25 shipped (should be cheap since you are 50 miles away).
  17. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    I know this is not the spot for this, and that this little spun crack monkey is the polar opposite of our "dirt couches", but Wednesday I picked up this. Couldn't resist, I love my '99 RM250; it is very trick and in great shape, but the '06 was pretty much the last major revision the bike saw. God save the smokers! This thing had a few hours on it and was basically new. Hell yeah!

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  18. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    I recognize the forks!
  19. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    You have the 49mm Showas, I think these are 47s. They only used those beasts for a couple years. Not sure there is a better fork for our beasts than those RM forks you have.
  20. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    It holds together great on the fish tanks I've built. My largest was 150 gallons.

    That said I still use JB weld. :D

    I can remove silicone on parts and clean up is easy. JB weld won't just come off.