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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.
Well , you know the chopper crowd. The more hideous and ill handling it is , the more they like it.
Yea, the pipe was unique...the gatlin-gun tips rotate when the bike is running...just got back from the show...bike in the background won best of show...
So is your buddys 350 a 4 or a twin?
I have been considering putting an exhaust together for the pig seeing I have more time than money and this bike came with a poorly fitting CZR + the stock headers have the worst factory bends "crushed" I have ever seen on a stock exhaust system.
Are these good header and pipe specs "pipe dimensions" for a mostly stock bike with just opened air intake, It looks to me size wise the easiest with stock bends would be 1.25" feeding into 1.75" I doubt it would be worth going larger with the stock motor. This thing is going to see mostly open road usage.
Twin...you may know him...he lives in Dunedin...his 350 won first place in the cafe bike category.
Here is a picture I took of it down by the water.
Doesnt ring a bell. I live a couple of blocks from dodges store. Id like to check out your bike sometime. I guess I should go to Quaker steak once in a while. Do you go regularly?
You live right in his neighborhood if you live on the west side of Patricia.
I never go to Quaker Steak...at least for the past few years...since the cops were there one night loading bikes on a flatbed with a crane for very stupid reasons...
You ever ride your L down by Hercules Ave? The past couple of weeks I've seen someone on one going down Hercules and turning onto Carroll Street.
Nice.One of my buddys has old Triumphs.
Well I would have thought that would work to...and did for close to two damn years of sporadic starting. :huh Even though I bought a CDI when it first acted up(since that's supposed to be the catch all fix with XRL's not starting)I'm usually not one to change out parts until I figure out which one is not working.
To say it's been frustrating is an understatement. I took it apart to the point where the four tabs kept me from taking it apart further. I probably sprayed two, three cans worth of brake cleaner, electric parts cleaner into that switch.
I did the test light and a multi-meter numerous times at the connection. Always checked out good. :huh
Live and learn...
Yeah im west of Patricia. Ive seen an all black spraypainted one on Hercules a few times. Mines a red sumo and Im 6"5. You cant miss me.
Thanks for leading the way, taking the switch apart, and sharing the information with us. It's nice to know one can disassemble that switch without destroying it! That switch causes a lot of electrical problems, and I just might clean my switch this winter, before the riding season begins.
ummmmmmmm,,,,ahhhhhhhhhhh.. well........that gives me wood
If you want to be inspired, you might enjoy watching the following video. If not, skip over it.
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The video is quite inspiring. Good for him.
Wow, I wouldn't want one of those either but I love looking at it - it's gorgeous and the restore is immaculate - thanks for the eye candy!
Yeah, you'd think switches are pretty easy but hopefully it will help others in the same position I was in. That's the hardest part of working on anything now days...trying to figure out how a part is held together as there are so many different ways.
Now that I know the correct way to take it apart it seems easy. Just make sure you spread the housing apart with a small screwdriver on the slot side and use a bigger screwdriver on the wires side to spread the housing while prying up out of the four tabs.
The reason I broke the other tab is I was trying to pry the piece open from the wrong end. :huh I was assuming the rocker was held on by a small tab and didn't bother to examine the switch better. Stupid me!
I understand it was/is frustrating. I forget exactly but when a year or two ago you started having problems I offered to troubleshoot it for you if you wanted to bring it up here, but you were good. Remember that? I am glad you lived, but unclear on what you learned. . Are you saying it's starting and running well now, and that it was the switch the whole time, that you thought it tested good but must have had some error in your testing procedure?
If you're sitting around trying to figure out what to do.... And you fingers aren't gonna get frostbit...
Otherwise, it's easy to troubleshoot and easy to bypass.
No problem, then fix later.
Just how heavy is the trunk and mounting plate together? My Outdoor Case with the mounting I have right now is right around 10 pounds.
That looks great! Similar mounting to what I did. What kind of rack is that? Looks huge! And much sturdier than mine.
Or possibly cheaper than the actual Pelican case, is the same company that makes the outdoor case I used. B&W Cases. Mine is a Type 55, and the Type 50 is the same length and width, but shorter. About the same dimensions as a Pelican case, water/dust proof. The Type 40 is a bit smaller still and only weighs 5 pounds.
Type 50 $88 shipped:
Type 40 $61 shipped: