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

  1. ADV BUM

    ADV BUM Been here awhile

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    I think those are the best two AirCooled DS you can get. I own both.
  2. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    I might be able to go out tommorow if the weather holds up. All of my favorite places are snowed in here as well, but I can still hit the desert to the east, which is also a lot of fun :nod
    No lack of riding here....its just the bitter cold :(:
  3. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Fascinating! Heavier oils stand up to greater pressures, but thinking about all this has me wondering what effects various viscosities and formulations might have on heat generation and transfer. :dunno. What I do know is the 15-50 M1 seems to work very well - I am seeing good temps, wear, and power. :D
  4. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Interesting, eh? I tried a few solvents including MEK(real), acetone, and Freon. They didn't cut it. But the gasket removal gel... it has to sit for a while... I bet if you try it, you'll like it. :-)
  5. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    That's awesome! I'm at the other end of the BRP from you... Hoping to ride the whole length one of these days. You ever get up this way give me a heads-up. :D
  6. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    One of the nice things about having an L, is if you have access to a lighter bike you will feel like a hero on it. My RM 250 at 212 dry is like a BMX bike after I have been on my L for a while. Not a bike I would want to ride for hours a day, it is in another universe less comfy than my L couch. You are obviously not going to ride this on long hauls, so it will last a long time time between rebuilds. By that time you will have had so much fun you will glad rebuild her. She will also make you appreciate the laziness of that is the L:deal
  7. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    Actually, the rear suspension can take some pretty serious air before bottoming (provided you are sub 200), but the front is woefully under sprung and damped. I think Honda wanted you to feel like the front brake was more powerful than it is:lol3
  8. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    You know I'm not sure why he didn't grind it to drop in. He does his others. My guess is that the cam timing or lobe centers vary too much from the stock cam and he wasn't able to get the lobe centers on with the cam's stock cam shaft sprocket holes. In any case, my friend who is going to help me says any really truly high performance cam needs to be degreed as a few degrees make a BIG difference. At least the lobe centers are fixed relative to each other! How's your motor coming?
  9. super samurai

    super samurai Been here awhile

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    Mine went on with a slight tap for the first time. I then took it on and off a few times by hand easily.
    Everyone should heed the warning or suffer later. Easy and fairly cheap. This should be one of the first things done/ looked at!
    Again thanks spud for your investigations for better solutions.
    My next venture. Will be the diodes for led blinkers.
  10. kenny61

    kenny61 Tougher then a speeding taxi

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  11. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Nookie Monster

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    Good birthday today! My wife got me some Tusk grip heaters, a Fog City helmet visor insert, and a gift certificate to my favorite local moto shop!

    I need to pick up some Pillow grips for it and get these heaters on! What's the trick to installing the heater on the throttle side? And what's the best place to tap into power for a relay?
  12. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    That thing would be fun to cut doughnuts with until you burned through all the rubber.
  13. dcparks

    dcparks Been here awhile

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    Hi PD, who did you order from? All i can find is a renthal in Canada, so will likely order online from the states (shipping is 40 to 60 bucks!) Any suggestions, all?
  14. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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  15. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    The real trick is not having the clutch side become a giant heat sink. On the throttle side you have to allow for play. I also cut the grip with a razor blade to route it so there would be a straighter shot. Make sure you have somebody chime in who knows what's best to put on the clutch side. Happy birthday. BRAAAAAPPP!!!
  16. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    You can order the Primary Drive, XR650R C/S sprocket from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC.

    http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/44/54/226/957/5544/2105/Primary-Drive-Front-Sprocket

    However, I recommend the PBI/Moose Racing, XR650R C/S sprockets. You can order the PBI sprockets directly from PBI, in Oregon.

    http://shop.pbisprockets.com/product.sc?productId=72&categoryId=21

    You can order the Moose Racing, XR650R sprockets from Motorcycle Superstore.

    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.co...ershaft-Sprocket-2007-Honda-XR650R-Parts.aspx

    It appears to me PBI manufactures these sprockets for Moose Racing. :deal

    Spud :beer
  17. purpledrake

    purpledrake No Pretensions

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    Hey, DC.

    From Rocky Mountain ATV:
    Primary Drive Front Sprocket 14 Tooth - 2002 Honda XR650R
    1021470119
    $8.99
    PLATE, FIXING (Honda Code 2917359)
    131179007524
    $8.14

    From Motorcycle Superstore:
    Moose Racing 520 Front Countershaft Sprocket
    Color- Steel, Size- 14
    SKU#145865 In Stock $20.95

    I had to order from 2 different shops--what a pain. Anyway, that's what I did. Sorry, if I had thought about it I would have ordered 2 sets, and just mailed you a set. :huh Forgot to use the noggin...

    PD
  18. purpledrake

    purpledrake No Pretensions

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    Jeeez, Spud

    I can't even cut & paste fast enough before you beat me to the punch.

    Thanks for the good work; we all rely on you. You are like a fireman working 24 hour shifts.

    PD
  19. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    Have someone in the states throw it on their order when they get free shipping and then ship it to you via first class mail to Canada.
  20. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    I needed to trim the throttle tube so I could fit my Pro Taper Pillow Top Grips.

    Download the supplemental, installation instructions at the Rocky Mountain ATV website. These instructions explain how to reinforce the wires on the throttle tube so they won't fail. :deal

    http://rockymountainatvmc.com/docs/Grip Heater for Twist Throttles.pdf

    I installed a single layer of 1-inch shrink tubing on the left handgrip before I installed the grip heaters. The single layer of shrink tubing works well as insulation. :D However, I think two layers might work even better. :deal

    Spud :beer