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

  1. Freshdonuts

    Freshdonuts All tortise no hare.

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    166
    Location:
    Pilot Hill. Pop.415
    "Ya meet the nicest people on a Honda..."
  2. Bell driver

    Bell driver Been here awhile

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    993
    Location:
    Germany, Nordish By Nature.
  3. JCool

    JCool Long timer

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  4. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    Near Cortland NY
    I could rip a sight tube off with a tree branch, no sweat.
    They aren't for some of us...
  5. Old Smokey

    Old Smokey Been here awhile

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    564
    Buddy of mine bought an XR today off a guy who’s ridden it to South America and back. Over 64,000 km and it still runs great!!

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  6. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Location:
    San Francisco,Ca.
    Working in the garage today.

    Tore down the crashed bike's engine. Cylinder and head going to Engine Dynamics for Mike's treatment.

    He will also weld on the broken case piece.

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    Then I stripped down the crashed/bent frame.

    Tweaked just a bit eh?

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    Then it was wash out the replacement frame of the blast media residue from getting it powder coated.

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    I wanted something different for the paint color. Silver? Black? How about both!

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  7. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    San Francisco,Ca.
    This is the intake manifold from the crashed bike. 11k mikes with an OE air filter.

    This is the shit that KILLS engines.

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  8. Skowinski

    Skowinski Deuterostome

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    Location:
    Mojave Desert
    ^^^ running it with the boot to the airbox not connected well to the rear of the carburetor?
  9. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Carb was mounted just fine.
  10. Old Smokey

    Old Smokey Been here awhile

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    Any idea how that happened then? Didn’t check and replace the air filter enough?


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  11. JCool

    JCool Long timer

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    Air filter not sealing well to the air box.
  12. FLX

    FLX Been here awhile

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    304
    Location:
    North West - Washington
    Hi folks quick question, I will be moving soon and hope to stuff the xrl into to back of my 95 Volvo wagon.
    I know the complete xrl is around 340lbs any idea how much the wheels, engine, fork wight? I'm tempted to partly disassemble her and put a few parts on the roof.
    PS: move will be about 2000 miles from WA to IA in January.
  13. Tukata

    Tukata ADV Demo Rider

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    Location:
    Canton, GA
    Just ship it.
    If you go snail it's only a few hundred bucks.
  14. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    San Francisco,Ca.
    Engine is 112 lbs. Wheels are about 30 front and 40 rear. Fork legs 15 lbs each
  15. c_m_shooter

    c_m_shooter Ninja Warrior

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    Feb 25, 2009
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    285
    Location:
    Paradise

    Get a trailer. I have stuffed a dirtbike in the back of a Cavalier Hatchback just with the tank removed when I was 16, but would not do it now.
  16. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

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    Trying to get a 3rd username banned, Joe?
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  17. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Working on the frame swap this morning.

    Time for new steering stem bearings. I was going to replace them anyway but since they have been blasted at the powder coater it's a moot point.

    Lets drive the old bearings out. Long drift punch with a sharp end.

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    Lets chill the bearing shells so that they might shrink some.

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    While the bearings are chilling out I took one of the old bearings and using my die grinder with a cut off disc I cut the bearing shell. This will be used to drive the new bearings home once they are seated in the frame.

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    Bearing in the frame but not all the way seated.

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    Using the cut bearing to drive home the new bearing. The reason for the cut is so it comes free of the frame.

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    Bearing all the way seated. On to the bottom bearing. This whole procedure probably took me all of ten minutes.

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  18. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    More of Steve's Tips 'n Tricks...

    Tired of those pesky tank rubbers jumping ship?

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    Bam.

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    Let's swap out the helmet lock.

    I was going to use my die grinder to remove the fasteners but the PO got them loose.

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    Once the fastener is bottomed a bit more torque and the head will pop off.

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  19. FLX

    FLX Been here awhile

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    North West - Washington
    Thanks Steve.

    I would rather not spend the money on a hitch/wiring and are not sure it's a good idea for me to pull a trailer up the mountains in the middle of winter.

    Thanks Tukate, I'll look into shipping.
  20. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    Steve, about 5 years ago I had a head on with a Chevy Tahoe ("It's not always your fault, but it's always your problem.") Guy came around a blind corner on a 26 ft. wide dirt road driving on the complete wrong side of the road. Luckily, I had time to stand up and "eject" myself over the bars and on to and over the Tahoe. My friends and I got good videos of my tire tracks where he stopped etc. and he was determined at fault even thought there was no police report.

    Anyway, I hit him going 15 mph or so he was probably going less than 10. My frame was determined bent by and the bike was, consequently, totaled. You couldn't visually see ANY misalignment of the frame. The only sign that something was amiss is when I tried to salvage the swing arm I couldn't get the swing arm bolt out with a 15 pound sledge hammer. I tried everything. Penetrants, heat, huge brass and steel drifts, everything. Off to the scrap yard it went. That guy whose frame you've shown is lucky to be alive. Wow. That took a lot of energy to bend that frame like that.
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