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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.
bend to fit. all of the busters need it....
Can't do a comparison but a measurement from the bottom of the plastic screw on cap to the "full" mark yields 3 3/32"
You mean like this? ground level to pivot bolt.
Looks like 14 15/16" for a stock side stand...
And just for the hell of it, a pic of the oil on the stick, cold(26°) engine, sitting for three days...
That link(internet, not suspension ) doesn't work for me. I've been thinking about taking the 04 back to stock height. I'll try ThumpnRed's E-bay recommondation.
How many miles you got on your engine? Let me say, I've only had mine on Interstate for maybe 60 miles at a time for a few times. It used a little each time. It also uses oil when I'm getting on it on back roads. From about 30,000 miles untill now, 40,000 miles, it has used a little oil between changes no matter what I'm type of road/terrain I'm on or how I'm riding it.
It's funny though...if I don't keep it topped off or a little over full, it will use more and more oil the lower and lower it gets on the stick.
I can change oil, run it 500 miles and it will not use a drop. I can take it out the next day, ride 100-200 miles and it will be halfway or more down on the stick. :huh I'll top it back off and go another 300-500 miles and it will not use a drop. Next trip it will be down halfway.
Yes, they do take some persuading. Pictured is the end clamped in the vise. And when open the end of the throttle grip grind it out. DO NOT cut the end off as you will shorten the length of the tube/grip.
Uh oh! Haven't you been paying attention to the exciting dipstick banter?.... you may have ruined your motor by pulling the it with a cold motor!
From ages ago
here ya go. both sides because that's how fricking nice i am...
Someone must have bought it already. Snooze you lose.
Hmmm, I must have missed that discussion.
Isn't that an online store and not an auction site? I'd think they had more than one of each item. Besides, I'm not looking for one right this minute so it doesn't really matter.
Motorcycle Dismantler They also have an ebay store but the ebay prices end up being higher.
I shudder at the thought of interrupting a lively discussion about volcanic eruptions of oil, but may I ask about that thar ruler? I have never seen a ruler designed to separate inches into fourteen equal parts. What give?
Or maybe go change their oil,just for practice
Thanks for all the quick replies bragging about the length of your kickstand () ! Too many to individually quote...
I'll do a little fab work this weekend and stretch mine. To answer the other questions, changing the link is easy and ebay will get you a stock one for less than $50. Brand new is $112 at the dealer...
And no, I don't know anything about oil or dipsticks
They die because people decide to not check the oil........not because they couldn`t read it correctly........
RIDE the bike.....check immediately after the ride,it`ll be fully warmed up,,the scavenger pump has had plenty of time to return oil to the resevoir..,not running,,upright,,,,,,then the next ride you KNOW the oil is full,,unless you find 2 quarts on your floor.
It`s really not rocket science....
Dang it!! I thought for sure someone would have found this video you speak of. It would be pretty cool for a simplton like me to watch.
No , its not. But how many times have you read on here stupid questions like what oil do you use or what tire pressure should I run? There arent many rocket scientists on here.
With all this measuring going on can someone give me a good height for a dirt bike stand for the XRL I think I need to make one up this weekend.
Just flexed mine in and bolted right up...........
But i`m going to replace the cheezy bar inserts for something more substantial...the CYCRA hardware that gioes in the bars are LESS than spectacular.........
I`ll post pics of the new hardware when i get arround to replacing it..it will also move the guards out away from the grips a little giving a little more lever room..
I did not cut my levers even with the Cycra hardware though
FWIW you can modify shortie XR250 levers to fit.