Pitster Pro LXR 250f

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  1. stumpmj

    stumpmj Been here awhile

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    Success!
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    I ended up throwing the new lower clamp/stem in the deep freeze all day. Took it out and the room temperature bearing almost dropped all the way into place. Ran it to the shop and gave it a light press and it fully seated.

    I decided not to heat the bearing in the oven because I didn't want my wife to murder me

    I'll finish reassembly tomorrow and go for a ride Wednesday.
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  2. stumpmj

    stumpmj Been here awhile

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    Almost forgot, both stem bearings looked new. Races too. I cleaned and repacked them just because they were apart but everything looked great.
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  3. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Because she's totally cool with dirtbike parts in the deep freeze?
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  4. GlennR

    GlennR Chasin' my tail

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    My wife stays mad at me, so I can do whatever I want & it makes no difference. :*sip*

    (Sometimes I'll admit to being stupid. That seems to make her happy.)
  5. stumpmj

    stumpmj Been here awhile

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    Yup! New parts don't fill the house with grease fumes!
  6. GlennR

    GlennR Chasin' my tail

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    Btw, instead of getting in trouble with the Mrs. you can heat parts outdoors in a toaster-oven or even the BBQ grill.

    :beer
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  7. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    Performance rebuilds and crash damage with new parts easily obtained.... I remember hearing these bikes would fall to pieces and you couldn't get parts... and that was back when they were current!

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    @stumpmj how did the old top end look?
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  8. stumpmj

    stumpmj Been here awhile

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    A little carbon build up on top of the piston and the coating on the piston skirts was fairly worn. Otherwise great!
    Crosshatch still visible in the bore, no visible wear on the rings, and the valvetrain was good.
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  9. stumpmj

    stumpmj Been here awhile

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    Went out for a nice 40ish mile break in ride with a buddy last night. It was supposed to be longer but then this happened:
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    It got deeper and there was zero chance of getting through the drift in the other direction so that made the turnaround spot.

    Bike ran great. All the fluids stayed where they were supposed to. Definitely seemed like it had more power. Also definitely more vibes though. Don't notice them on dirt but very apparent on the road.
  10. captkirk52

    captkirk52 road glide, fjr1300, lxr250

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    I love my LXR but I too still have stalling issues.. We have been left in he dark with the EFI mapping that works on the FSE but not the LXR. I believe that is all I need to make this bike perfect trail bike
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  11. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    Did you add the idle screw?
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  12. stumpmj

    stumpmj Been here awhile

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    So strange. I did the TPS learn and never had an issue after about 20 miles of riding for the ECU to learn.

    Post big bore and no issues at all.
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  13. captkirk52

    captkirk52 road glide, fjr1300, lxr250

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    Yep. better but still stalls.. never an issue in the woods just street riding which is how I get to the woods. Way improved over original. Maybe I should have the rojo (re-learn) after the screw mod?
  14. Navin

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    Cant hurt! Better quality hoses routed not to pinch, fresh fuel pumps and my big time thing, the AOF clutch perch. My FSE250R had one waiting when it was delivered.
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  15. Dirtleg

    Dirtleg C-16 is tyranny. Supporter

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    I did. At 2200 rpm idle I still get the occasional flameout. It's not a deal breaker. I set the idle to about 1900 rpm as it isn't any worse on flameouts than 2200 and less busy at idle.

    The flamouts happen on off throttle decel using engine braking. Usually it recovers. No issue. Occasionally I have to cycle the key for a restart. That is annoying.

    Thinking the FSE injection might be better. Wonder if it's swappable?
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  16. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    Fuel pump in the tank is the worst if it I think. A carb is pretty easy to pop on. Probably only $50 too,
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    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    I :raabiacarbs. My fuel tuner was dirt cheap. And it fits all my bikes! :clap


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  18. stumpmj

    stumpmj Been here awhile

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    Did 150ish miles this weekend. Almost all dirt and paved roads with a couple of friends on a dr650 and a super tenre 1200. It's tough to keep up with those guys on pavement especially going up the mountains.
    Otherwise fun! Burned a little oil but I suppose that's to be expected screaming along at redline while breaking in a cylinder but no biggie.

    I'll go ride some trails tonight if I don't have to work too late to make up for the easy roads this weekend.
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  19. Navin

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    So much Pitstering today. Swapped bike and we each preferred our own! Suspensions and controls. Same happy little brick thumping along.

    @Dirtleg always a good time buddy! You got a lil ripper in the kid too!

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  20. Dirtleg

    Dirtleg C-16 is tyranny. Supporter

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    Thanks Jim for leading us around the trails today. I did like the FSE but it would take some getting used to. But yes, same torquey brick.

    Plus your suspension is set up for a faster rider. Next time I need to run it through the sand pit at speed and see the difference.
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