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

  1. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    Yep, I bet the MPG's don't make you smile...

    Mine is right around 700 ft/lbs... 7.3 V8

    And I still get 19-20 mpg on the freeway. :evil
  2. aksinha88

    aksinha88 YETI ADV RIDER

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    WOAH! I haul mine with a puny 3.4 V6 Chevy Equinox. Surprisingly only drop about 2-3 mpg I think
  3. Mero

    Mero Been here awhile

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    not at all. I wish I would have went with the diesel 2500 hd version now. specially when pulling the toy hauler. normally get 13-17mpg with the trailer it drops to 8. But it looks good. lol
  4. kenny61

    kenny61 TBI survivor and damn proud of it

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    17mpg. I need to bump the timing a few degrees
  5. Mero

    Mero Been here awhile

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    diesel is cheating. lol
  6. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    I'll bet you any of the stator vendors have one. I'd eBay search stators for vendors and contact one like Rick's Electric. Just an idea.

    RZ Rob
  7. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    I've got that exact carrier (one of many) and wouldn't trust that for anything heavier than a 2-stroke (they're cheap). I've got better ones but of course they're heavy. I've got aluminum ones too that again, light, but not for big bikes.

    I've carried my XRL on the MotoJack, but make sure your frame/hitch can handle 500 pounds.

    RZ Rob

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  8. v8toilet

    v8toilet Nothing to see here.

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    I'm chasing a noise in my xrl top end after inspecting the rockers, subrockers, cam the only thing that looks and sounds like the rattle I'm hearing is the decompression unit. It sounds like it engages every revolution regardless of RPM. Could this be the case?
  9. kenny61

    kenny61 TBI survivor and damn proud of it

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    Check your top engine mount...don't ask
  10. v8toilet

    v8toilet Nothing to see here.

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    It's not installed and still ticking.
  11. Mero

    Mero Been here awhile

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    Even with a 500lb rating you wouldn't trust it huh? That sucks. I want something inexpensive yet sturdy. Lol I know I know you get what you pay for. I'm sure my truck can handle 500 lbs. My 26' toy hauler has to have a heavier tongue weight than that.

    Samsung Galaxy S3
  12. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    Space........the final frontier,between Fritz's ears........:lol3

    Just kiddin...



    :lol3:lol3:lol3

    B
  13. aksinha88

    aksinha88 YETI ADV RIDER

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    I ended up slicing the old piece to accomodate the new thicker gauge wires from the upgraded stator and slopped it up with black RTV gasket maker. Once I get her hooked up and running I'll see if the seals hold. Thanks for the tip!
  14. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    Fixed it for you...
  15. zulusafari

    zulusafari E African ADVRDR

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    +1

    missing home
  16. zulusafari

    zulusafari E African ADVRDR

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    I think he was referring to the hitch mounted on the car, not the carrier. There is usually two different weight measurements. One is tongue weight and one is hauling weight, not sure of the exact terms. All that matters is the tongue weight. I think anything that's decent can handle 1,000 lbs.
  17. kenny61

    kenny61 TBI survivor and damn proud of it

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    Your gonna want at least a class III hitch. you have to add the additional leverage to the weight of the bike because it is at least 12" from the actual hitch

    Class III Trailer Hitch Receivers:


    • Designed for trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles
    • 2" x 2" receiver hitch opening
    • Rated up to 6,000 lbs <acronym class="tooltip" title="The weight of the trailer fully loaded in its actual towing condition">GTW</acronym> with 600 lbs <acronym class="tooltip" title="The downward force exerted on the hitch ball by the trailer coupler">TW</acronym>
    • Allows for more gear to be carried or towed
    • Works with all Class III accessories, such as bike racks, cargo carriers, and tube covers
      • Class I and Class II (1-1/4") hitch accessories can also be used with an adapter
    • Ball mounts are sold separately.
    • NOTE: Most manufacturers call any hitch with a 2" x 2" opening a Class III hitch
      • It is not uncommon to see a 2" hitch rated at 3,500 lbs GTW called a Class III hitch
    • Available in square and round tube designs.
    Class II Trailer Hitch Receivers:


    • Designed for light-duty towing
    • Are rated up to 3,500 lbs <acronym class="tooltip" title="The weight of the trailer fully loaded in its actual towing condition">GTW</acronym> and 350 lbs <acronym class="tooltip" title="The downward force exerted on the hitch ball by the trailer coupler">TW</acronym>
    • 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" receiver hitch opening
    • Will work with Class I and Class II accessories, such as bike racks, cargo carriers, and tube covers
    • Requires a Manufacturer-recommended, hitch specific drawbar or ball mount to tow a trailer
      • A 1/2" pin must be used to secure the ball mount in place.
      • Drawbars may be included with hitch or sold separately
    • Available in square and round tube designs.
    • Will work with hitch balls with 3/4" diameter shank
  18. aksinha88

    aksinha88 YETI ADV RIDER

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    Anyone have experience disassembling the swingarm? Its already off the bike and the center collar etc are off. Having trouble with

    1. Getting the Pivot Thrust Bushing off. Do I need a puller or something? And does it need pressed back in?

    2. The needle bearing! Do the individual needles come off like they do in the Linkage? I know you need a puller and press to get the whole bearing unit out, but just trying to do a simple cleanup.

    HELPPP!!!
  19. dramatime

    dramatime Adventurer

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    I did the carb mod a lil over a month ago and kept the stock jets in from the fcr 40mm. It ran fine but was pretty lean. Jus threw the FMF exhaust on and made a huge difference and seems to be running way better as my top end came to life. :evil mind you I still haven't opened the air box nor even tweaked the carb. I'm at sea level so can someone chime in and give me an idea where I should proceed with this carb. :ear It would be greatly appreciated
  20. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    I use Cod liver oil. I can run my bike thru the deepest water crossings and never worry about water entering the engine. In fact it thrives with water in the engine.

    Sure about that?

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