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

  1. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    I don't care what the book says on the valve adjustment frequency. I check them every time I change the oil since I put most of the oil in through the left intake rocker cover hole. One quart in the frame and one and a half in the rocker cover. Yes this is more oil than reccomended but the bike dosn't know the difference.
  2. Schultz!

    Schultz! Recovering Lurker

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    Eh that drunken ramble turned out better then i thought.. and thanks for the welcome guys!

    So this is were the story and future goal continue (first person this time).

    Deciding the bike was just too damned heavy for my scrawny arse, that i no longer have any riding companions and that its a few hours drive just to get to some public trails i decided to make her in to a motartd seeing some great one put together by Kubaik, ASF, XRmanu, and Carlos to name just a few but there bikes are realy quite beutiful. Next was the body panels not really likening the XR look for the street or the CRF/CR fitted look i stumbled across this guy named ebrabaek over at TT in the DRZ400 forums (for the record they have the mod disease much worse then the XR peeps imo) now he is here in one of the BMW forums but he did/does a ton of dyi carbon fiber projects getting me thinking i can make this bike look how ever i want. When i started planing the engine I did not know about Cyclewizard and now have already completed the head mods but man that clover leaf really looks nice.


    So im gona try and list the mods being but it would probably be easier to list the last remaining stock parts. :D

    Body

    IMS 4 gallon ish tank
    simply put no plastic except the gas tank, all plastic components will be replicated or made with custom molds in CF

    Frame

    Add brackets to down tube for oil cooler
    Removed "extra" brackets
    Changed rear sub frame

    Wheels and tires

    CBR F3 cast wheels
    avons or pirellis

    Suspension

    CR 250 front forks
    CR lower triple with a RSW upper triple

    Engine & Transmission

    J&E 10.5 slug
    DLC coated wrist pin
    megacycle camshaft 173x12
    dyi port job
    shortened guides and valve job
    FCR 40 with adjustable leakjet
    barret clutch
    NX 2nd gear ( any one have a spare NX5th gear?:ear)
    XR600 kicker bits

    Electrical

    innovative wideband o2
    Koso speedo
    led tail light
    led turn singles
    led tun singles in mirrors
    turn tech 5.0 a.h. battery
    TRX400 ex headlamp
    Piaa horn


    here are some pics showing my progress to date. note i just have it "mocked up" in the photos for fitment but you will get the general idea

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  3. wbedient

    wbedient MoTard

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    WELCOME! :wave

    You might want to invest in an instructional DVD called "Dual Sport Riding Techniques." Easy to understand concepts with examples, illustrations and drills to practice. Increasing riding skill will make a lot bigger difference than any mod to the XR. :eek1

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  4. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Fritz's computer has to be working overtime if it is detecting misspellings!:lol3
  5. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Speel werds the rite wey:lol3
  6. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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    Just want to say thanks to Marko (Therealbigman) for the speedo gear hub, he ships faster than Dennis Kirk :D

    Thanks Marko
  7. Haywood

    Haywood Been here awhile

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  8. Schultz!

    Schultz! Recovering Lurker

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    Great stuff there thanks for the advise and i do remember vaguely trying to read up on and watch videos on technique.
    The ultimate problem again is me im 6ft 140 lbs with a small frame I get made fun of more for my size at work then the lard asses :cry, I think most 9 year old girls have more muscle mass then i do and im not too keen on hiting the gym. To be honest i love the XR but if im realy gona think about playing offroad again and hone my skillset a old pos 80CC big wheel would give me much more of a "forgivable" learning enviroment. That being said the XR is slated to be a pavement pounder primarialy and have a post currently waiting mod review that will explain it a bit better
  9. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Just made me blow coffee out my nose. :huh
  10. Schultz!

    Schultz! Recovering Lurker

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    Hehehe, cool have a post in que for mod approval then the fun can began.

    Yes she was a XRL but unless you know your Hondas it will be confusing as hell to figure out what she started her life out as. Stuck waiting on cash and parts so sitting at the comp all day cruising the sites.:*sip*
  11. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    I'll check the plug and see if that sent bad.

    Thanks, I'll take the switch apart and see if that helps.
  12. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Hose out the start button with contact cleaner. I had the same problem with the head light and on occasion the bike would crank but not fire. It would bump start though.
  13. absoluteclint

    absoluteclint Been here awhile

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    Hey... I'm anticipating the arrival of my smog removal kit later today (according to UPS tracking) and just wanted to verify a few things before I tackle it... Probably gonna jump on it tonite.

    First... Does everyone concur it is better to leave the oil separator on? Thank you to the few folks who responded a couple days ago advising me to leave it in place. What are the consequences of removing it?

    Second... If I leave the oil separator on the bike what do I do with the smog kit's main tubing... the tubing that runs from the smog kit to the lower end of the air box. The pics I've been studying on 4strokes.com says that when leaving the oil separator on to just discard the tubing. If I do that it will leave the tubing's connection at the airbox open... Is it ok to leave this open or should I plug it? If plug it... suggestions on a good plugger?

    Lastly... When sealing the block-off plates to the head do you all recommend high temp gasket sealer? Like this stuff...
    http://www.amazon.com/Permatex-81160-High-Temp-Silicone-Gasket/dp/B0002UEN1A
    This is what I already have in my garage. Found or recommend anything that might work better?

    In response to the bikini chicks on the XRL's... Somebody needs to crop the face off the 2nd one and paste it over the 1st one's... Best of both worlds!!! :evil

    Thanks guys!
  14. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Leave the oil separator on. There is nothing to be gained by removing it. The hose for the separator goes from the engine case above the transmission to the separator and then the air box. Mr Honda put the separator on for a purpose. Don't mess with it. I have a buddy here at work whose bike is pissing oil all over the place when he parks it because the PO removed the separator. Truth be told I think the rings are bad in his engine there is so much oil coming out of it. Blow by is preasurizing the lower end and sending the oil mist to the air box. With the separator at least the oil would flow back to the engine instead of losing it.

    The block off plates can go on dry. There are seals on the cylinder for the plumbing that stay in place.
  15. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Thats very funny. This is wierden me out man!
    Ok, go to Quick links/Subscribed threads, isn't the V message, upper left, orange?
  16. absoluteclint

    absoluteclint Been here awhile

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    Thanks Steve... The oil separator will stay put. The image of losing oil is enough to leave it alone!

    Regarding the tubing... See picture #24
    http://www.4strokes.com/tech/honda/xrlsmog/

    It's the tubing coming from the bottom of the airbox vent... Where his pencil is pointing that I'm in question about. My tubing from the top of the airbox vent goes to the separator and then on to the top of the transmission... I'm assuming this tubing will stay in place. From what I can see... after I remove the smog pieces I'll be left with an open lower airbox vent.

    Maybe my kit will come with a large rubber plug... Like picture #19... And I need to plug the lower end of the airbox vent instead of the top end (like pic #19 shows)??? Makes sense???

    Thanks!
  17. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Plugging the lower port on the air box sounds correct but I don't have my bike near by to go look at.
  18. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    I'm loosing a lot of oil through the airbox. All of what I'm "leaking" I imagine.
  19. Lane_N

    Lane_N Pig Wrangler

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    [QUOTE Maybe my kit will come with a large rubber plug... Like picture #19... And I need to plug the lower end of the airbox vent instead of the top end (like pic #19 shows)??? Makes sense???[/QUOTE]

    That is right. I fabbed my own plug out of aluminum, but you will need to block this bottom port off somehow.
  20. absoluteclint

    absoluteclint Been here awhile

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    Excellent... Thanks guys! Still anxiously awaiting the big brown truck. I just checked the tracking number and saw this message "An exception in the sorting process has occurred. UPS has taken corrective action." I guess the new verbage for error or mistake is "exception!" Who knows... might be tomorrow or Fri before I get to tinker.