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

  1. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    I bought the Tusk Adjustable Lift Stand on sale for some ridiculously low price. I wasn't even looking for a lift stand, but I couldn't pass up the great deal. I think I spent $25 for it, but I don't exactly remember. :deal

    http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/44/-/256/875/-/23031/Tusk-Adjustable-Lift-Stand/tusk+lift

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    This stand is easily adjustable to fit all my motorcycles. This stand is also very strong, easy to use, lightweight, and easy to store. I like it a lot. :D

    Spud :beer
  2. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    [COLOR="Teal"I personally use helium in my tires. Helps reduce overall weight and makes me fast:lol3[/COLOR]
  3. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Do you mean to say you cut the ball end off? Don't you know you will put your eye out doing that. The ball is there for a reason. Oh and for your information I use two fingers on the lever and maintiane a tight grip on the bars with the other two. This also keeps me from breaking as many of my nails in a spill, silly.
  4. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Pretty funny. And this foolish behivior as a kid lead you to now work for Goodyear!!!
  5. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    A tip of the hat to all the Idahoans on this forum. I just received a Pro Moto Billet, made in Idaho, kickstand in the mail...what a work of art. Truly beautiful. And by the way, it doesn't fit my XR650L with atmospheric pressurized tires.
  6. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    I used a milk crate for awhile until I walked out to the garage one morning and found my bike laying against the riding lawnmower. :cry I had left the bike on it over night and the crate had buckled.
    Since then I have used a solid concrete block with a couple 2x4's on top. Works great but is a heavy SOB to move around and I'm tired of having to stoop over or get on my knees to work on the lower part of the bike. The new lift will also double as a nice work bench for my business!
    I'm not a Harbor Freight(HF) fan AT ALL but I have seen enough good reviews, on here from folks I know, and HF's website to take a chance. As you can see I also got the better wheel chock instead of the POS that comes with it.

    OK, back to drinkin! :1drink
  7. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Nookie Monster

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    For those running the Powerbomb header:

    It is claimed by FMF that it acts as a pre-muffler. Does it actually do this? Or just hype?
  8. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    But can you check your oil with it? That's the question...:deal
  9. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Sounds like a riddle.
    Does it work at any pressure?
  10. super samurai

    super samurai Been here awhile

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    Posted write up on spuds cooler page.
  11. super samurai

    super samurai Been here awhile

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    Here is the rest.
    Thanks spud.
  12. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Nookie Monster

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    Nice looking cooler SuperSam! Make sure to report how it holds up to trail riding in that location.

    That last pic makes me want to build a buggy. Oh the fun I could have with something like that!
  13. purpledrake

    purpledrake No Pretensions

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    Now that is some serious Tahuya mud fun. Good for you, Samurai.
  14. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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  15. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Picked up a new bag today. Dirt-bike-gear.com. I was looking for a well built, heavy duty, not made in China decent sized bag. I think I might have found it! Made in Colorado, not too big, not too small.... just right. Haven't bolted it on yet, but this'll give you an idea of whay it looks like:

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  16. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Out my driveway and turn left to get to ProMotoBillet... turn right to get to Rekluse :evil If you are in an ADV mood hook another right and there's HappyTrails:clap
    However... if you go straight for a couple of hours you run into the "Black helicopters are cumin" crowd:eek1:lol3
  17. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    I did not notice an appreciable decrease in exhaust volume when I installed the header (I started out with the Q4 on the OE header). I never measured it though, so it might have made it a bit quieter. Cant say for certain one way or another.
  18. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    Most of Idaho, outside Boise, falls into that category, Red! :deal

    P.S. Are you saying the black helicopters are not coming for us?! :huh Oh...I forgot to say XR650L. :wink:

    Spud :lol3
  19. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Dont forget about the gubmint database... they know where you are!:deal
  20. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    I wanted to give some feedback on my results so far with the addition of an FMF powerbomb header and cut airbox to my bike....I know adding a header is a fairly expensive and debated topic, I just wanted to help anybody reading by sharing my experiences so far. I did manage to pick the header up for an awesome price, which helped my decision a little :nod

    I'll start out by saying that yesterdays quick ride was pretty windy, compared to my last ride which was pretty much windless. Also I'm still running my 20/50 oil, which is a little thicker in the cold than it was on my last ride which was warmer, and I suspect is robbing me of a few ponies.

    Anyway, besides the powerbomb header, and hole I cut on the top right side of the airbox next to the stock opening, here are my other engine performance related mods-
    Stock motor
    Daves mods
    Uni filter
    Desmogged
    Desnorkeled
    Big Gun silencer and mid-pipe
    58 pilot/155 main jets
    5000ft above sea level

    Just a quick warning, if you cut your airbox be prepared to adjust your mixture screw substantially richer, or even possibly having to go up a size on your pilot jet. My pilot is already big for my elevation, and I had to turn my mixture screw from 1/4 turn out to about 3 turns out, just to cure a big flat spot just off idle :eek1 The hole I added REALLY helped the airflow tho, and definately helped the low end response, and seemed to work very well with the powerbomb.

    First thing I noticed when I took the bike for a quick street only ride, is that it winds up through the lower gears quite abit quicker than before the powerbomb, I was needing to shift sooner than before, and the motor wanted to spin up much quicker. The low end throttle response and revability of the bike is noticeably better. I didn't notice as much of a difference in fifth gear tho, but I was fighting a pretty stiff headwind, which I didn't have on the last ride pre-powerbomb. When I did get a small break from the wind it seemed to want to wind up quicker in 5th as well.

    I haven't got to hit the dirt yet, but from this ride I think its going to be much snappier and quicker revving in the lower gears, which should add to the off-road fun factor substantially :thumb

    I haven't changed any jetting or needle settings at all, haven't even opened the carb, all I've done is adjust the mixture screw......with that change alone the bike has no flat spots anywhere, no decel popping, and the same crisp, smooth throttle response all the way up as before the header and cut air box. I did have to richen the mixture screw to the point the idle started dropping some to cure the off idle flat spot, and I've had to raise the idle up so the bike doesn't want to stall coming to a stop.
    But with that fixed she runs the same as before, just stronger :evil
    Also the powerbomb mellowed the sound out noticeably, just like FMF claimed it would.....that was a nice suprise :D

    Its not a drastic improvement in power, but so far its substantial enough to make me happy......and imo it was worth the money and time :nod

    I might be able to get more power if I play with the jetting, but I'm going to run it as for awhile and do a plug reading to see where I'm at jetting wise.

    I would recommend opening up the air box with some cutting (I wouldn't go crazy tho) along with adding a header....from the reading I did it supposedly helped, and from the way my bike's responded so far I'm pretty sure the cut air box did help the power gain along with the header.