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

  1. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    Brown Falcon. I am 5"10.5" I was having the same problem with touching the ground flat footed. I had the seat shaved down an inch and widen an inch and a half in the rear. So now it easier to touch the ground and it more comfortable on long trips. My local shop only charged me $25 to shave it down and staple the cover. Don't ask me for a picture because I don't know how.
  2. Motor2of7

    Motor2of7 Adventurer

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    Do you have a link to the MSR swing arm chain rub plate? I looked around and couldn't find one listed.
  3. KyoXR

    KyoXR Clouds, Snow, Rain

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    I was flip flopping between stores...the MSR Swing Arm Chain Rub Plate is from Rocky Mountain just to be clear, punch in:1020460014 into the search on the Rocky Mountain site.
  4. AfricaAdventurer

    AfricaAdventurer Adventurer

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    Hey all,

    It's that time again...new tires! I'm wondering if running 140 tires on an XL has worked for others, or if it has caused problems. Thoughts? Ideas? Input? Thanks!
  5. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    I like more rubber. Been running a 140 for several years now. It fits fine. It will be easer to get on if you remove the palstic rotor guard.

    Here's what a 140 Dunlop 908 RR looks like on the bike:
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    Here's what a IRC 5.10 GP110 looks like:
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  6. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    I guess the model would be named ?- The Browm Falcon 450. Or the BF450?
  7. AfricaAdventurer

    AfricaAdventurer Adventurer

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    Thanks! That seems to be what most are saying. I appreciate it!
  8. GlockPointer

    GlockPointer NachosRiflesAlchohol

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  9. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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  10. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    This where I believe in no helmet laws. Most lidless riders will just die. If a person is wearing just a helmet, then they need skings grafts and lots of other expensive procedures on our tax dollars. So paying for initial responders and ER doc to pronounce dead is the cheapest option. It is also Darwin's rule.
  11. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    Yes, I have the CST (Cheng Shin) Surge I, C7209 front tire installed on my XR650L. Indeed, the C7209 is the Surge I (intermediate) front tire. :nod My current front tire is the fourth Surge I tire I have mounted on my XR650L. The C7209 is a very good tire. It works well on pavement, and it has never failed me while riding off road. I get excellent wear from this front tire when I keep it inflated to 26 psi, and flip it every 2,000 miles when I change the engine oil. :deal

    I stocked up on these tires when Chapparal Motorsports had them on sale for $37/tire, delivered. :D Although they are never advertised as such, these tires are DOT approved. Chapparal Motorsports is currently selling this tire for $58.88, which beats the MSS price you quoted. :deal

    http://www.chaparral-racing.com/Product/cst-c7209-surge-front-tire/368-1350.aspx

    Spud :beer
  12. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    Both of us on XRL's!


    Yeah yeah yeah...

    Nice! I like it! Fuel injected, USD forks, BF450L
  13. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    I know a local guy who built a nice lowered seat for his KLR who said if I buy the materials he will make me a seat. And he works for beer!
  14. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    Or 3. I'm interested. I'm in So Cal.

    RZ Rob
  15. pngaudioguy

    pngaudioguy Just...one...more...

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    Or you could inquire what the shipping to Belgium is. I could forward your 3 on to you from the APO for standard US postal rates... If price works out, PM me and I'll get you an EU shipping address (though they might have to charge VAT - value added tax if it's shipped here.) Local purchases are an extra 21% for sales tax!!! Worth asking, though...
  16. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    Straight from the horses mouth...

    I assume those shipping charges are to one address, mine, as that is what I asked in the E-mail. To ship something that big the rest of the way across the country would probably be another $24+/-. Not too great.
    The only way I see to do this and save any money is to order at least five and just have them shipped to your address. This option would be just under $150 and would save about $10 of the normal price. Not much but every bit helps.




    It is still on their site...

    http://www.rallyraid.co.uk/shop/proddetail.php?prod=RRXR650F

    Where did you get the windscreen that mounts on top? From RallyRaid or?

    For what it's worth I've used a stock, a IMS 4.0 gallon and a 5.8 Acerbis tank. Obviously the stock tank sucks for range but if you are offroad a lot still a good tank(weight consideration). The Clarke is close to the IMS. The IMS I got used and has been a great addition for the extra 1.2 gallons(50+ miles). Not too bulky and not too top heavy
    I just installed the Acerbis a few weeks ago. Of course it's even better for range. I was worried about it being to wide but it's not really much wider then the IMS.
    Bottom line anything other than the stocker will be a welcome addition. Another reason I bought the Acerbis, it was on sale at Justgastanks. :lol3
  17. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    So the general feeling around here seems to be:

    - Buy the Acerbis for the extra range and double petcocks.

    - The weight isn't really noticable with the Acerbis

    - If you are concerned with the weight, just don't fill it up all the way.


    I just wish they offered the Acerbis tank in black. The only one I've found in black is the Clark 4.7
  18. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    Dis stuff?
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    Domestic or imported? There's a BIG difference! :lol3

    I'm sure by now you've seen my post above...


    :huh 21% would blow the budget clean out of the water!
  19. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    To be honest, I do more road than trail riding and if the 5.8 hadn't been on sale(which it still is BTW)

    http://justgastanks.com/index.php?cPath=4_12_26

    I would have opted for the Clark. The 4.0 IMS is IMO too expensive...when purchased new. :evil

    It's the smallest tank, yet the highest price! WTF? :huh
  20. XR BADGER

    XR BADGER Adventurer

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    Yeah, my Acerbis was about $230 with shipping. Plus I like the way it looks, and the possibility to carry more gas when needed, just seemed like a check in the plus category. The bike also seems to handle pretty good with only 1/2 tank. The gas is carried lower I think, and seems to handle just fine. Oh yeah, got mine at justgastanks as well. Had it in about two days . If you go this route, let me know, and I can tell you how I installed it, I was concerned after some of the install stories, but it was really easy, with just a few simple tricks. JMO