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

  1. wheelnut46

    wheelnut46 Been here awhile

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    More pics, more L.
    Finally a thread that hasnt been taken over by KLR's - yet.
    Medicine Creek ,more specific info regarding those bags and fork brace please.
  2. Rogue_Ryder

    Rogue_Ryder

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    Sweet! How'd ya get that Hub to work??? My set up is just Excels laced up to a stock hub; was told it's difficult to use anything other than the stocker up front.
  3. Medicine Creek

    Medicine Creek 127.0.0.1

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    i'll have to dig and see if i have any info on the fork brace. makes a huge difference in the feel of the front end. i bought it for eighty bucks on ebay a couple years ago.

    the bags are a cheap set of chase harpers i had on an old shovelhead. that old shovelhead had apehangers on it and thats where i discovered that filling bars with silicone caulk and bb's kills vibration. pain to do but awesome effect. i'll get ya some better pics of the bags tomorrow or next day and post 'em on here. i also stiched up a lunch bag thingy that works well as a tank bag. i'm thinking about buying a new tank bag but not sure how they will fit with the super tanker. we'll see, i gotta find something to do while the old lady and kids watch the x-games.
  4. Medicine Creek

    Medicine Creek 127.0.0.1

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    oh yea, the bag on front is a north face fanny pack for hiking. wraps around my spitfire windshield and secures the bottom of it pretty well, if it rains everything in it is screwed, just keep things in it that can get wet and flat from the wind.:D
  5. onaXR

    onaXR Druid

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    That thing is a bicycle computer mph, 2 trip meters, temp, time, and service monitor.
    Heated grips I would pay 3 times the cost for them (dont tell anybody)!
    I ride all year and they help alot. Just wire them into a keyed powerpoint, Dont ask).
    :dog
  6. onaXR

    onaXR Druid

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    hello?:huh dont die yet! it was just getting good.
  7. bonsaiwillie

    bonsaiwillie Adventurer

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    Top of the World trail. Moab, UT
  8. Medicine Creek

    Medicine Creek 127.0.0.1

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    i'll post some more next week. beefing the subframe, building a rack and shit like that this weekend if i get time.
  9. onaXR

    onaXR Druid

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    Sweet pic.
    I am soldering l.e.ds in a custom mount for my tail light right now acerbis light was a little dim for me. Soon as I figure out the resistors Ill post some pics.
  10. RRob

    RRob Been here awhile

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    Attention XRL riders: Keep the thread alive!

    I've been working on my supermoto project every night this week and I've been taking notes and pictures as I go. I'll post a full report after I take it for a test drive next week. Here is a picture of the complete mock-up.There are still several critical issues to resolve before the bike is rideable.
  11. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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    Looks pretty sweet!!! thats something I could see doing to mine if I had another bike for DSing. I hope your replacing the stock fender!

    Is that a pipe off an XRR?
  12. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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    Hey, if you figure that out I'd like to hear how you did it. I have the Acebis DS tail light adn it looks cool, but never works..I've tried everything now its either
    cut out the light socket and epoxy in a auto socket or make a custom LED for it. I'd like to do the LED thing!
  13. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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  14. onaXR

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    Its even simpler than that, I called radio shack and got some leds that use 12 volts, I cut a wedge of plastic and drilled the holes for the lights in the soldered it all up and glued wedge shape in tail light and presto. BRIGHT light. Ill post pics tonight.
  15. onaXR

    onaXR Druid

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    heres the complete setup, before I went back to resolder the missing bulb:huh


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  16. RRob

    RRob Been here awhile

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    Those LED's look awesome.
  17. onaXR

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    Thanks thats just the prototype, Ill spend this weekend drilling the holes straight and making it look even. I may add more bulbs for the brake light also. I am going to do the turn signals soon as I decide where to put them:confused
  18. RRob

    RRob Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I plan to switch the bike back and forth from dirt trim to supermoto trim. Taking the XRL off the dirt permanently would be a real waste.

    What, you don't like the fender?:cry

    Yes, of course I'm going to replace the fender. A bright red Cycra supermoto style front fender is on order.

    The pipe and muffler are Big Gun Q series for the XRL.
  19. iDave

    iDave Been here awhile

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    That XR's lookin sweet Rob! Looking forward to our next ride!
  20. RRob

    RRob Been here awhile

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    Thanks, Dave. It's all show and no go at this point. There is a serious front rotor and caliper spacing problem that I hope to resolve this weekend. I'm also waiting on an odd size banjo bolt from Phillips-Lockhart for the caliper.

    It'll be ready to chase that DRZ-SM soon.