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

  1. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    Does somebody know a good, fairly low profile, LED blinker? I ordered some cheap ones from ebay and they are CHEAP! The wires are about 32 gauge and they pull out of the body easily. I don't mind paying if they are bright and tough.
  2. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    I'm sorry, PD. :shog If I knew you were racing to answer the question, I would not have responded. :wink:

    Spud :lol3
  3. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    You're welcome, Samurai. Thank you for the kind words. :nod

    Your LED blinkers will work if you remove the turn signal, indicator light. However, if you want the indicator light to work, you need to install diodes, as I explained in a previous post. You can get the diodes from Radio Shack, or you can buy the wiring kit from Kuryakyn.

    Spud :beer
  4. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    Or if you want to spend a little extra cash...
    I got a used throttle tube(free) and an extra set of grips(not free)...Left side is just like the right side now...handlebar, throttle tube, heater, grip. Nice and toasty!

    I did have to use a rubber mallet to "gently" tap the throttle tube on the left side as it has a knurled surface. Use a piece of a 2x4 placed against the throttle tube to help prevent breaking it while tapping.
  5. Super Dave Hawaii

    Super Dave Hawaii Ain't Dead Yet!

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    Got a Renthal on mine. Works great and you'll save the shipping.
  6. Motor2of7

    Motor2of7 Adventurer

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    Spud,
    In looking at the PBI web site they only list the XR650R sprocket for 2000-2009. My XRL is a 1997. Do I need to be year specific or will any year XRR C/S sprocket work on my older XRL?
  7. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    Any model year, XR650R C/S sprocket will fit on any model year, XR650L motorcycle. :deal

    Spud :beer
  8. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    :hmmmmm. Something's not right about yours, then. My front is as good as my back; hasn't let me down yet.
    Sounds like time to yank it apart and check the components including valves, springs, and seals along with cleaning out and changing oil. :nod
    When flying up over a water bar or similar mound as someone has skillfully managed to photograph WMD doing, you need to pull up the front so you can land on the back wheel first - you don't want to land on your front wheel on any bike. :eek1
  9. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Originally Posted by mendoteach [​IMG]
    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



    +1, set up correctly the Shoia forks work well. Sounds like you have too much air gap in the forks. Or the rear spring pre load is set too high causing overloading of the front suspension.
  10. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    I made these from 18 wheeler LED clearance lights. Get them at trailer supply or truck stop. The mounts are cut from 1" rubber sheet ( pc. on fender lower photo ).
    They are adequate. I would not call them overly bright in daylight conditions. They are fine in all other lighting conditions. You will need a solid state flasher relay and diodes at the dash light with LED lights.

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  11. my6

    my6 Been here awhile

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    Fritz.. check your pm's...
  12. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    I decided a LONG time ago, I wasn't going to have to rely on torque wrenches to get me through life. I "learned" how various torque ranges "feel" by referencing the torque wrench. I'll still pull one out for doing head bolts or somesuch for peace of mind and which helps maintain my "calibration" but for the thousands of things I've tightened over the years, from 2-56's to 3/4-10's, no issues. Also good is practicing stripping and breaking threads to know what it feels like leading up to it and occurring. Not on something you may have to spend hours repairing, of course, but there's lots of opportunities at landfills and junkyards. You can practice on loose nuts and bolts at home using a good vise mounted to a solid bench. :evil
  13. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    I have a set of WPS blinkers on mine. They have flexible rubber stalks. They seem fairly durable.
  14. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    we are brothers then...I do not and cant ride a long wheelie, not on a bmx, mountainbike racing when I was racing and especially not now on the xr...so no cavitating oil pump fr me either! jajaja
  15. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    sierra the manual says why and when to use the recomended oil specs and at what temps

    its obvious if youre in cold climates and in winter and have summer specd oil that not only are you making the pump work harder but you have a tremendous amount of extra drag on all surfaces because of the COLD.

    saying you reccomend a 10-40 on all xrls, and synthetic at that is opening a can o worms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would not dare use a 10-40 when its 110f degrees down here on the beach for example or normal riding...

    think about it...:D

    if your climate does not vary more than 15-20f you can as per the manual use a STRAIGHT grade oil(40w) which has the benefit of lasting longer and performing better because there are no viscosity modifiers in the oil...

    remeber this golden rule the bigger difference between "weights" the more modifiers and crap the oil has...it will shear faster...

    flame on:D
  16. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    Well I have had a USD conversion on mine for fiver years and it is awesome. In my experience the stock Ls are not balanced (I have ridden five of them) and the front spring rate is too light compared to the rear. I have ridden them with 10 weight oil, heavier springs, revalving, a fork brace or a combination of those things and they were markedly better. That's just my experience. As for front wheel landings, if the bike is sprung and valved for it, you can do it. The Supercross riders land on the front wheel all the time.
  17. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    Thanks Fritz, I'll check it out.
  18. nic579

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    Very cool this is killer.
  19. Rob Rideout

    Rob Rideout Adventurer

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    Anyone know why there is a vertical pin through the baffle on the stock muffler?
  20. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    Keeps mice out..........





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