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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.
I'll keep my .30-06 for out here. Gotta be able to take down a half-ton Roosevelt Elk!
It's probably toast. I had an older Supertrapp that didn't even look that bad, and when I went to re-pack it the whole disc end separated from the core. Took a lot of PB Blaster, pulling, twisting, cussing, and inventive ways of holding onto it and applying pressure. I finally got it apart, jb-welded it back together, repacked it, and it was still too freakin' loud.
I'm much happier with my XR600 muffler.
Are you really that Dave?
The thing that I like most about this thread is the memory assistance that you all provide me. I am really slow to understand the mechanical and electrical advice handed out, but I never have to worry about fully absorbing everything, because I know that if I just wait 10 pages or so, everything eventually re-appears! It wasn't long for Lesley here to make her encore call.
Repetition is an important pedagogic tool, PD. We are always happy to help reinforce the information.
Secondly, what is wrong with Leslie reappearing? Would you rather see Rosie Odonnel?
Keep the good stuff coming!!!
Yep, got the one in Ewin TN. A mint '09 for 3K, very sweet deal. Now its my turn.
Incidentally, PurpleDrake is confusing Lesley with Laurie. Here's Laurie teaching us how to change a tire correctly.
Here's Lesley teaching us how to apply new graphics to our motorcycles.
Neither of these ladies should be confused with Lindy, who demonstrates how to service USD cartridge forks.
As I said earlier, repetition is an important, pedagogic tool.
If you REALLY want to get something apart try a 50/50 mix of acetone and automatic transmission fluid. It is the best thing ever. I'll never buy another can of otc penetrant.
not the first time i've heard this. That makes it true on the internet.
IMO, the 358 Norma is every bit as powerful as a 338 Win, just a little fatter bullet. Should roll an elk or anything else for that matter. Practice as much as your shoulder and wallet will allow.
Welcome to the board Danse, I would like to add not to get PB Blaster on anything but your work as that stuff reeks to high hell. Good stuff tho.
Oh and we need pics of yer bike Danse, gotta make sure you on the level.
Lindy can service my forks anytime she wants.
As to the PB Blaster - not going to happen here in Belgium. No Wally World in sight, and no chance of finding it in the local Bricolage. I can get acetone and ATF, though. Based on the various comments from others who've had experience with this muffler, sounds like it might be time to visit the local parc a conteneur to drop it off instead. I'm not totally dissatisfied with the stock muffler with washer mod, I just remember being in love with the sound of the original White Bros E.A.R. muffler, and jumped at the chance to get one.
I'll have another Westmalle Tripel while I contemplate, though.
For gun use, google "Ed's Red".
Reading this page I've finally figured out what I've been doing wrong when i work on the bike. I need to be wearing daisy dukes! Problem Solved!
Okay, now that you have all gouged your eyes, back to our regularly scheduled program:
Thanks for that brown falcon, NOT.
But yeah, speaking of back to our regularly scheduled programming, this:
I need a litle help guys. The bike is pinging and I'm not sure what steps to take. I hear it when I roll on the throttle while going 50 or 60 mph, in 5th gear. It is so bad I can hear it over the wind noise. I have also heard it while in fourth, again at 3/4 to full throttle. It does it despite the type of gasoline I use.
Stock motor except for the "usual" mods: Dave's carb mods, Uni filter, snorkel removed, stock header with FMF Q4. Standard plug. (not the hot or cold range)
Other than this the bike runs great. Starts easily, hot or cold. Good throttle response, no flat spots or hiccups anywhere. I have experienced this a few years ago and I think what I did was to go up a size or two on the main jet. I remember that taking care of it for the most part, but now it's back and needs to be fixed. I need to start keeping notes on this stuff. Can't stand the sound of it and I know what it can do to the motor.
Don't get me wrong. I'm all for guns and pussy. I try to keep as much of those around as possible.
Helio fellow XRL owners. My name is Chris. aka "Bergie" I live in the SF bay area and new to the forums. Although I've lurked on and off for a few years. Hopefully I will be able to contribute here and there. Here is a pic of the bike on the WABDR. hopefully pics loaded.