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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Hayduke, Jan 16, 2008.
Did you machine the holder Molnar ?
I've worked for a machine shop during highschool for a couple months, and they machined it for me on a CNC mill. It is my own design though (still got the CAD files), and I would have loved to make it myself.
I did this mod to my XR250R... followed the lead from here
Nice article, clarified my thinking on a rectifier and some other bits. BTW, I mistakenly left the Tusk battery plugged in, thought I had killed it. Was told to put it in the freezer for a couple of days. Works great again - no idea if lifespan is short, but seems to work fine. I think the newer Tusk kits have lithium, not OP's nicad. Recently did freezer thing with a makita tool battery, also came back to life. Probably some science at work....
I did something very similar to my xr4 when I wanted to run gps off the bike. I even used a small battery zip tied in the exact same place.
Well well Tusk kit arrived and to my surprise the battery comes with an external charger.I have seen the battery / charger combo being sold for about $30 to $40 bucks!
Pretty soon will start the install.
Probably will not use the tail light / fender part of the kit, if that is the case will post it on the flea market.
@ The Patagonia Kid,
It's a solid kit
I also didn't use the horn nor the tail light section..., FYI the battery doesn't run very long that's why I decided to follow the rectifier path...
I am looking at the left side handlebar and I see that will be some space constraints once the combination light switch and mirror are installed, then purchased a used CRF perch with the small lever to attach the decomp.
Just need to see how all fits once I receive it.
^^ I used that same lever. It worked fine.
works for me even though i don't need it other than checking that my kickstarter stick works on ocassion.
What kind of power source / plug did you use ...
I went with the Alum one simply for the color. The plastic ones are like $8-10. Can go to amazon too if you don't like ebay.
I am just here for nostalgia... damn I miss my XR.
I also realized that for some situations the big Acerbis gas tank can be a bit much, then also purchased the IMS 4 gallons. Now have more choices, I try to avoid carrying a spare container while riding as much as I can.
Fwiw I have the big ass 5.8 Acerbis tank on my Xr4. The previous owner installed it.
It is big, but even with the Giant Loop tank strap thingy, still allows me to scooch up far enough when pivot cornering or climbing a hill.
I do use this bike also for long distance lightweight adventure work so the capacity comes in handy.
If I used it in such a way that all that capacity was unnecessary and was purchasing an aftermarket tank myself, something in the 4 gallon range would be more practical.
Even though nobody asked my opinion, figured it wouldn’t hurt to give it.
I agree with Jeff B,
The 3.8 Clarke handles most of what I need, and is much better in the woods.
The 5.8 is key for the long distance and desert riding like in Baja where gas stops can be far from each other.
Guys I agree / like your comments ...
Also have to say that buying gas tanks for the XR is much more economical than for my old BMW's ... trust me on that!
Hey I am also eyeballing that rear rack from WRP ... how do you like it ?
I like it a lot. It has plenty of lashing options, and even has holes that accept the RotoPax mounts.
I think it was one of the first accessories I got for the bike.
Cool! I was just a bit concerned that the tail light was not very visible, although looking at some of you pics from the prior post see is not a problem.
Thanks for the input.