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

  1. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    Well , you know the chopper crowd. The more hideous and ill handling it is , the more they like it.
  2. Olderslowerguy

    Olderslowerguy Been here awhile

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    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...
  3. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    So is your buddys 350 a 4 or a twin?
  4. nic579

    nic579 x

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    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.
  5. Olderslowerguy

    Olderslowerguy Been here awhile

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    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.

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  6. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    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?
  7. Olderslowerguy

    Olderslowerguy Been here awhile

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    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.
  8. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    Nice.One of my buddys has old Triumphs.
  9. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    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...
  10. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    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.:rofl
  11. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    Thanks for leading the way, taking the switch apart, and sharing the information with us. :thumb It's nice to know one can disassemble that switch without destroying it! :D That switch causes a lot of electrical problems, and I just might clean my switch this winter, before the riding season begins. :deal

    Spud :clap
  12. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    ummmmmmmm,,,,ahhhhhhhhhhh.. well........that gives me wood:wink:



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  13. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    If you want to be inspired, you might enjoy watching the following video. If not, skip over it. :deal

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/TNKuesBVmYs?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Spud :beer
  14. kenny61

    kenny61 Tougher then a speeding taxi

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  15. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    The video is quite inspiring. Good for him.
  16. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    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!
  17. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    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! :lol3
  18. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    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. :dunno. 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? :scratch
  19. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    If you're sitting around :scratch trying to figure out what to do.... And you fingers aren't gonna get frostbit... :vardy
    Otherwise, it's easy to troubleshoot and easy to bypass.
    Yep, bypass. :D
    No problem, then fix later. :nod

    :wave
  20. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    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:
    http://alltimetools.com/p-2244-b-w-type-50-black-outdoor-case-empty.aspx

    Type 40 $61 shipped:
    http://alltimetools.com/p-2235-b-w-type-40-black-outdoor-case-empty.aspx