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

  1. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    I notice this too with tool tubes and oil coolers on the downtubes. Especially if you measure up , the length of the fork travel , at the angle of the forks , from the rear of the tire.
  2. Redclayrider

    Redclayrider Long time gone

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    Too long, :) yep. To much of a good thing. :) When you use "normal" carb cleaner the instructions tell ya NOT to place rubber gaskets in the cleaner. It shrinks them up. :) After buying another set of gaskets, I re-read the instructions on the carb cleaner, and found that jewel of information. :) Then I was told about Pine-Sol and have not used "normal" carb cleaner since.
    It will not remove rust but It will remove a PO paint job from plastic body work if you let it soak for a day or so in 70 degree or higher temperatures.
  3. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Long timer

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    In all honesty it only takes once. I have friend who used that method for 20+ years as well and one day he lost half of his thumb when it was sucked into the sprocket. I'll also pass on that technique :D .
  4. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    So you have gotten lucky all of these years. Years of practice and good fortune does not make you wise. There is a practice called risk assessment. You ask yourself what could go wrong, what is the likelihood of something going wrong and how catastrophic will it be if it does go wrong. In this case, it is a bell ringer.

    The first mention of anyone being an idiot was in your post. I could comment to your ability to read, comprehend and have a rational, intelligent conversation, but that ship just sailed. Just for practice; if you would like to try a little reading comprehension exercise, go back and review my post and see if you manage to engage your mammoth ego when reading it.

    Oh... News flash: I am not your amigo, but you are the newest member of the ignore list. Feel free to carry this conversation with yourself.
  5. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    That logic can be extended to all aspects of life. One particular aspect is motorcycle riding. I've known several people who have died in motorcycle accidents, two of which were close friends. Yes, it only takes once, but I'm still riding. Maybe not too bright after all....

    PS/FYI: I don't put my digits on or close to the moving chain. Not to mention the big guard at the sprocket...
  6. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    I spray my chains running on a stand also. I also wipe them off the same way. On top from the back:roflin front of the rear sprocket , one side at a time. If your dumb enough to do this on the bottom , well thats just survival of the fittest. It keeps the fingerless idiots off the road/trail.:rofl
  7. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Now there's a mature response! Ignore me with whatever method suits you best, but that doesn't change the reality of the situation - you lecturing me and anyone else about our long-established and safe-for-us practices all while insinuating (you may look that word up) we are idiots. My response had nothing to do with ego. Not sure the same could be said for yours.

    I'll give you one point; I have been "lucky" all these years. However, I prefer to consider the phenomenon "blessed".
  8. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    :roflI think your feelings are supposed to be hurt when someone TELLS you theyre putting you on ignore instead of just doing it.:roflIts no more than slamming down a phone. All the other person hears is a little click.
  9. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    youre supposed to either simmer for 5 minutes and let sit for a couple of hours or at room temp let sit oevrnight

    WITHOUT RUBBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    List of topics that can not be posted without starting shit storm:

    Motor oil
    Crush washers and annealing of same
    Torque wrench type and use
    Anti seize and its uses
    Chain lube
    Foam vs paper filters

    And our latest addition:

    Chain lube application
  11. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    You forgot guns and illegal riding areas.
  12. Boojum

    Boojum I Miss the PartyBoss

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    I've got my eye on an FCR 41 Pumper carb for the XRL. Who else is running this carb? How easy is it to jet, and how do you like the streetability and performance of the carb? Was it a straight bolt up application? or was there some work to do to make it mount up with the stock intake, and airbox? Thanks for your thoughts this morning....... :freaky

    Also: Are you using a choke, or does the enricher on the carb work well enough on initial start up??



    Boojum
  13. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Fritz,

    I believe you overlooked heated grip controllers.
  14. Boojum

    Boojum I Miss the PartyBoss

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    Steve, how is your project coming along out there???? :ear
  15. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Tires and tire pressures can do it, too.
  16. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Well it's still early. Might be denial. Perhaps I'll remember tonight so I can properly cry myself to sleep.
  17. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    Youll have to cry yourself to sleep. How can you count sheep with no fingers?:rofl
  18. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    You have to have a good imagination! Nub one, nub two...
    Yep, I am one piece of dumb luck away from a catastrophe. No clue how to balance risk vs. adventure.
  19. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    We should all just lock ourselves in the house for our own good.
  20. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    It takes an adapter to mount up to the airbox boot. Cables are interchangeable. The jetting recipe has pretty much been figured out. You can even use your stock choke lever if you use a CRF hotstart cable. As far as performance goes, I like mine. It was a definite improvement over the OEM CV carb. No problems with streetability (wheelies aren't a problem are they?):lol3