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

  1. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF ¿to post or to ride?

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    Believe what you will; I maintain that the air displacement due to piston movement simply moves back and forth in the tube - no net movement. :deal
  2. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF ¿to post or to ride?

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    Seems like he discovered it wasn't a long-term solution, though. Alvincullumyork - is that still on there?
  3. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    Exactly. 650cc in and 650cc out , back and forth continuously. Considerably more volume than the tube and oil separater.
  4. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    +1 on chopping up a plastic cutting board to make a slider. I made this from a plastic sheet very similar to a cutting board. Used a band saw to carve it out. A heat gun to bend.

    There is a slight problem with plastic though, it will last forever but is very noisy.

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  5. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    :snore
    What have you done to our buddy OFFandON?
  6. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    I thought it was NOWandTHEN.:lol3
  7. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF ¿to post or to ride?

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    Makes sense. But ancdotal evidence seems to disprove intuition: 1) if you feel near the end of the long tube in the airbox while the engine's running, it won't seem like that much air pumping, especially when revving to cruising rpms. And 2) when I put in new rings, it cut the oil condensation considerably. Perhaps there's some air compression due to inertia and flow restriction going on.
  8. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    You should change your handle.
    In fact let's have a Top Ten List for New Handles for OFFandON.
    #9 William Buckley 650
    #10 Einstein XRL
  9. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    Definitely.
  10. DaveHunter

    DaveHunter Adventurer

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    It actually works pretty good the way it is with two fingers. That the way I use the lever anyway. Honda OEM ones are less than $15. Probably should get some spares while I'm shipping them? I'm going to try to bend it back but not until I have the new ones on hand in case I break it.
    Went down on a rock outcrop in the woods going around a barrier. Crime of it is, it was the return trip 'cause the road ended. First time thru there I did fine. WTH? Bike got sideway from underneath me. I didn't even fall down!
    Barkbusters are a while off. $$ is tight right now. My wife is going to take my CC's away if I keep putting money into this old bike. :rofl
  11. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Also the cee bailey's windscreen FS. It's in the parts section.
  12. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF ¿to post or to ride?

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    Understandable. But if you look at them as cheap insurance to hospital bills, the decision becomes a no-brainer. DAMHIK.

    These aren't fancy, but not bad, and do the trick at less than $50 to keep fingers intact.
  13. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Anybody have 1 spoke and nipple, stock that they can send me for my 2nd spare rear? please.
  14. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    When I was a teenager I wrecked on rock once. My left hand was between the handlebars and the rock when I went down and slid. No broken bones. No meat on the top of 3 of my fingers either. Almost can't see it anymore 35 years later.
  15. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF ¿to post or to ride?

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    Yep. A couple summers ago, I was in the hospital and they were sewing my fingernail bed back together. Just before leaving on that ride, I made a note to get around to ordering handguards for the XR250L. My out-of-pocket expense, after insurance paid their share, was enough to buy hanguards for most of the regulars on this forum. Is it worth waiting? Each must judge according to his/her own circumstances, but as for me and my dirtbikes, we will not delay.
  16. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    After a getoff at the Reno Rally in June, WITH handguards, I won't not run them. Even just around the block while I was shaking down, not have them was weird. Too many reason to have them. Only one not to.
  17. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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    I'd just trim them off, I've never had good luck trying to bend them back. Here's some inexpensive bark busters but they dont have the plastic covers
    http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/44/54/229/1036/-/9533/Tusk-Aluminum-Handguards
  18. Hazman27

    Hazman27 The Haz

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    Are there any time honored, tried and trued Rain-X like formulas that work on a helmet visor? Any one with a home made version that works?
  19. chipbl

    chipbl Been here awhile

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    Confusion between part 13 and 15?
  20. Super Dave Hawaii

    Super Dave Hawaii Ain't Dead Yet!

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    I use Honda Spray Polish. Works on anything. Paint, plastic, glass, chrome. Sheds water really well.
    Rained today on the way to work. Just turn your head a little and sheds the drops really well.