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

  1. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    Sorry buddy I have the same thing happen to mine when I tried to repack it. I was not able to fix mine after I did that. I went back to stock for a couple of years. Now I found a 600 with the baffle removed that works a lot better then the supertrapp.
  2. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    has anyting changed that you know of since before the problem to after? I assume no, but should ask. Next could be, clean the carb and check for vacuum (intake) leaks. After that, you have to pop the top and work your way down. Though, you should only have to check the cam and valves. COuld be you have a rocker that's going south too....
  3. Haywood

    Haywood Been here awhile

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    Thanks, mang! No, nothing has changed. I'll try the easy stuff first.
    Herlong, huh? I've driven through that area. Beautiful country.
  4. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    have you been running rich for a long time? carbon buildup?
  5. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Haywood,

    Pull the carb intake boot and check for cracks.
  6. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Nookie Monster

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    So...

    What battery-tender are y'all using, and what are you using for leads? I think I'm gonna need to pick one up soon. Battery is weak cranking on these cold mornings.

    A link would be great, or a part number and a store (Walmart, dealer, etc.)
  7. RZRob

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    Hey guys,

    You know those times when an extra inch would come in handy? Or when you're having difficulty finding the hole and before you know it you've made a mess out of everything?

    OK, well maybe not, but I was at Harbor Freight today and stumbled upon these little goodies. A pair runs a measly $1.49 and fits your traditional oil bottle neck or the larger size like comes with Mobil 1 for instance. These are small and light enough that one might just be worth packing on the long trips. I like the way they firmly attach to the bottle and nicely fit the fill hole on the XR.

    Thought I'd pass this along for any of you guys that need a little help.

    RZ Rob

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  8. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Nookie Monster

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    One other thing I've been meaning to ask. With stock suspension, what are good settings to run on the forks (bottom of tube) and the adjustables on the rear shock? I'm 145 pounds, so probably 160 or so with gear on.

    Right now the front is 2 clicks counter-clockwise from stop, the adjuster under the left side cover is 8 clicks counter-clockwise from stop, and I haven't messed with the adjuster on the bottom of the shock.

    Just looking for good settings to start from. Commuting and moderate trail riding, but more concerned about suspension good for the trails.
  9. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    I used a Black&Decker battery maintainer that I picked up at Lowes or Home Depot when I had the old lead acid battery. It came with two different plugs... a cigarette lighter plug for the car and a pigtail for the bike. It works fine. It is kinda nice to be able to stuff the plug in the lighter socket on the truck when it is going to sit for a month or so.
  10. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    I use the Battery Tender Plus and the traditional leads that come with it. Every once in awhile Chaparral throws them on sale for $39 bucks. Oh and they don't work unless they're connected to the bike :huh. I must own like 4 of them, but rarely remember to connect them.....

    RZ Rob
  11. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    Thanks for the good tip, Rob! :D

    Spud :beer
  12. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    After that first photograph, I'm starting to worry about the Brown Falcon. :augie



    :hide

    Spud :lol3
  13. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Nookie Monster

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    Do they come with leads that I'd be able to leave hooked up to the bike all the time? I don't want to have to take the side panel and battery cover off every day...

    Don't worry, that's not me! :huh

    I could've posted one that was WORSE! :evil
  14. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    I don't recall you mentioning your profession, Spud, but if pushed to guess, I'd say teacher! :D
  15. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    think cutoff blues trow C shirt and shirt stays and an ass that won't quit.
  16. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Nookie Monster

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    HAHAHA! If I had an extra set of blues trousers I could make that happen! Still have all my uniforms, and even some shirt stays! Don't temp me. You'd all go blind, or wish you were blind!
  17. RZRob

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    Yes sir. They're the leader in bike chargers.

    RZ Rob
  18. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    I've got my pic around here somewhere. NSFW.
  19. Haywood

    Haywood Been here awhile

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    It's possible. The last time I experienced this I did bump up the main a size or two. If it's running rich wouldn't there be some black soot buildup at the exhaust tip? There isn't. It's as clean as could be. I haven't checked the plug for a while. With the Acerbis 5.8 and the Sutton oil cooler lines, it makes the plug a lot harder to get to.

    Will do. It will give me a chance to check the jet sizes. I need to start writing these things down.

    Thanks!
  20. Birdmove

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    Geez, I'da thunk guys mean enough to ride an XR650L would shoot a real rifle, like my Uberti Remington Rolling Block in 45-70. How about a 500 grain bullet??