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

  1. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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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.
  2. 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
  3. 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?
  4. chipbl

    chipbl Been here awhile

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    Confusion between part 13 and 15?
  5. 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.
  6. alvincullumyork

    alvincullumyork I wish I was cool

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    I had to replace the top chain slider that my brother made but its basically the same thing. It's a piece of high density plastic(cutting board) riveted to the swing arm. I also cut the vertical chain slider so that the flat one rides underneath it.

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  7. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    #8 JIS standard
  8. 3girlsdad

    3girlsdad aka FiddyK

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    #7 FSTRNEVBODELS
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    :roflthis is fun! :lol3
  9. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    Found a deal on Craigslist and bought a case of Honda Polish. The original stuff that smells great.

    RZ Rob
  10. DaveHunter

    DaveHunter Adventurer

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  11. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    These things are freakin heavy when they drop 6 feet onto you... yeah go ahead pick on my girly cries for mercy...

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  12. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    X2 on Jay's recommendation for the Tusk Handguards. :thumb They will pay for themselves after they save two brake levers. :deal

    You can always add the other components later, if you wish. :D

    http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/44/54/229/1036/11214/9534/Tusk-D-Flex-Plastic-Handguard-Shields

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    http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/43/53/218/962/-/9599/Tusk-D-Flex-Spoilers

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    Spud :beer
  13. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    Man I feel in love with this 600 when I first seen it on thumpertalk. I remember spending weeks trying to a kickstand like this one for weeks.
    If I remember correctly it was made for a drz 400. Nicely done.
  14. Hazman27

    Hazman27 The Haz

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    Which do you prefer? Mapsource, Base Camp, Dual Sport Map... I'm wanting to use one map for the Garmin 60CSX. I want the easiest, friendly, concise, and trusted. Since this is a XR thread, It is on my 650l, lastly, would it make any sense to splice the wire and put in a toggle switch fixed on the handlebar?
  15. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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    The Honda polish is a good suggestion and and makes the bike look good also. Some of the Goldwing riders will swear by Pledge furniture polish for their windshields (Pledge works good on plastic also). What I like better than Pledge is Turtle Wax ICE spray-on wax.
  16. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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    Lots of info in the GPS section :) but Mapsource is my favorite. Most say Mapsource is simpler to use and it could be if I started with Basecamp that I'd find Mapsource harder to use. I've played a little with Dual Sport Maps but I still use Mapsource to look at the tracks and then load the tacks on my GPS.

    I tapped into switched power under the headlight shroud for my outlet on the handlebars. When the key is turned off there is no power to my outlet. If you are concerned about leaving the GPS on while the bike is off and running down the battery I'd recommend finding switched power. Even with a switch on the handlebars I'd forget to turn it off from time to time :D
  17. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    You get an A for effort, but I think I'm seeing where Crazy Idiot comes from...:lol3

    RZ Rob
  18. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF ¿to post or to ride?

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    That looks nicely done.

    For an unmodified swing arm, screwing the $35 OEM replacement part on is a bit more expedient.
  19. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    I use abrasive free Boat Paste Wax on mine. Seems to add life to the shield by protecting it from the minor scratches.
  20. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF ¿to post or to ride?

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    Yikes! That does not look good. You really had a time out there. Lucky you didn't get hurt bad. A divine force must be on your side.

    Now I see why I didn't get audio before. The speaker was on mute so no matter the volume setting. If you hadn't said "cries", I wouldn't have known to track down the audio problem. That's some interesting footage you shot there.