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Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By mrchristian
I have a Baja Designs SII. The headlight is super...

I have a Baja Designs SII. The headlight is super bright - fantastic quailty, however the kit switch for the dual sport kit is very poor quality. Costs $50 and feels like something off a kids toy....
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By mrchristian
Yeah, it's a great helmet - huge step up from the...

Yeah, it's a great helmet - huge step up from the sub-$99 stuff. The difference between it and the $400+ stuff was marginal when I was trying stuff on. All the adventure helmet style lids need...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By mrchristian
I just got a Bell MX-9 Aventure. Under $200 (got...

I just got a Bell MX-9 Aventure. Under $200 (got mine for $169 at a local dealer, they dropped a few bucks when I asked). It's got DOT and Euro safety specs, removeable liner, passive air vents. I...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By mrchristian
Jeep Patriot rear engine mount

Hey ADVRider crew,

Has anyone changed out a rear/trans engine mount on a Jeep Patriot? Just wondering if there is anything I should look out for - i've never changed an engine mount on a vehicle...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 84,404
Views: 9,765,297
Posted By mrchristian
I went ahead and ordered it. I like that I can...

I went ahead and ordered it. I like that I can use it on multiple bikes in the future vs the Cee Baileys Sport one, although that one looks better. Thanks for giving me a good assessment.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 84,404
Views: 9,765,297
Posted By mrchristian
What windshield is that? I was thinking about...

What windshield is that? I was thinking about getting the Cee Baileys windshield but don't want to spend $120 on a piece of clear plastic. My bike switches between fun weekend dual sporting (no...
Forum: Australia 05-18-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,964
Posted By mrchristian
Decided to retire my 7 year old 707 that's very...

Decided to retire my 7 year old 707 that's very much falling apart. Picked one up on sale for $169 + tax at Thousand Oaks Powersports in SoCal.

Tons of airflow, especially compared to my street...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 84,404
Views: 9,765,297
Posted By mrchristian
Is there a video walkthrough somewhere for the...

Is there a video walkthrough somewhere for the Dave's carb mod? I see that a ton of people mention it and I've seen the picture walkthrough but I'm able to be confident doing something when I watch...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 142,469
Posted By mrchristian
Don't buy a Walmart mummy bag - at least not the...

Don't buy a Walmart mummy bag - at least not the Coleman 0F bag. The skinny zippers are cheap and break easily - I spent the night cold because of this failure. They snag in the fluffy bag material....
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,566
Posted By mrchristian
I'd throw in the WR400F as a good competitor to...

I'd throw in the WR400F as a good competitor to the XR as well. More power, better suspension and just as reliable if you can find a nice one. I have hundreds of hours on mine (+ tons of street) with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 84,404
Views: 9,765,297
Posted By mrchristian
I've never had a problem with mine either, it...

I've never had a problem with mine either, it compares to most bikes i've owned and I like the beam pattern. What bulb did you use?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,200
Posted By mrchristian
I heard from an offroad group that they opened,...

I heard from an offroad group that they opened, but when I showed up they were closed.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,414
Posted By mrchristian
I got a set of Nelson Rigg street bike bags, a...

I got a set of Nelson Rigg street bike bags, a generic waterproof bag off Amazon and a Giant Loop $20 heat guard. Total cost was under $120 and I have done hillclimbs, ripped down fire roads and lots...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 84,404
Views: 9,765,297
Posted By mrchristian
I have the cheaper 2-fixture version on my street...

I have the cheaper 2-fixture version on my street legal Yamaha WR400F trail bike that uses the Baja shroud. It's still very bright.

The huge downside (for me) is that the handlebar light switch...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 84,404
Views: 9,765,297
Posted By mrchristian
Yes - Daystar F00069-BK-03 fork boots fit great...

Yes - Daystar F00069-BK-03 fork boots fit great and look just like OEM.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 84,404
Views: 9,765,297
Posted By mrchristian
That looks sick.

That looks sick.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 84,404
Views: 9,765,297
Posted By mrchristian
Thanks for the help everyone! Appreciate this...

Thanks for the help everyone! Appreciate this forum and its members so much.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 84,404
Views: 9,765,297
Posted By mrchristian
I bought Racetech .46 fork springs and am having...

I bought Racetech .46 fork springs and am having a hard time following the instructions on how to cut the spacer. Do I cut so the total length of the Racetech + PVC spacer matches the stock spring? ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 20,355
Posted By mrchristian
I don't think you got my point at all. All things...

I don't think you got my point at all. All things equal, The CRF250 is limited by shorter travel than the KLX.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 20,355
Posted By mrchristian
There's only so much you can do with a basic...

There's only so much you can do with a basic fork. KLX250S has 11 inches of travel. CRF250 has a little over 8. Extra travel makes a difference when you have the fork setup correctly.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 84,404
Views: 9,765,297
Posted By mrchristian
Does anyone know if the Eibach fork springs...

Does anyone know if the Eibach fork springs require spacer modification?

I recently ordered Racetech springs and they sent me really short springs (3-4 inches shorter than stock) and a ton of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-23-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By mrchristian
Didn't get to Selby campground. We pulled into...

Didn't get to Selby campground. We pulled into KCL and liked what we saw so decided to camp there instead. Did a good loop around Carizzo - there are definitely wildflowers blooming. Basically no...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-19-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By mrchristian
Will do - If it's really bad, i'll have my...

Will do - If it's really bad, i'll have my backpacking water filter ($15 Sawyer mini).
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-18-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By mrchristian
Wow, thanks for the replies. Great pictures....

Wow, thanks for the replies. Great pictures. Almost 100% positive we'll be there this weekend. If you see two guys on a WR250R and an XR650L (and maybe a third guy on another XR) feel free to say...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-17-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By mrchristian
Carizzo conditions

Hey everyone,

Just checking to see if anyone has any local intel on Carizzo Plain area - any wildflowers out there? Are all the roads passable?

Thanks,
-mrchristian
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,331
Posted By mrchristian
I got a pair as a gift and they ripped in the...

I got a pair as a gift and they ripped in the knee. Can I still return them?
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By mrchristian
Add grip glue, heat the grips up quickly and...

Add grip glue, heat the grips up quickly and slide them on. Don't move them while the glue sets. Wait a few hours and safety wire with a good safety wire tool. I run my grips until they have no grip...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,338
Posted By mrchristian
I might do that. A NX650 manual I dug up said to...

I might do that. A NX650 manual I dug up said to use ATF anyway and its not available locally.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,338
Posted By mrchristian
I didn't know they made any parts changes on...

I didn't know they made any parts changes on these at all - good that you brought it up. I might try and grab some later model springs off eBay and see how far off the feel is. I can get them for $30...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,338
Posted By mrchristian
How much do you weigh? I'm a fairly aggressive...

How much do you weigh? I'm a fairly aggressive desert rider but take it easy on the dual sport usually.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,338
Posted By mrchristian
Their website says .41. I have an older one - a...

Their website says .41. I have an older one - a '94. The '95 and older models have .44.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/mrchristian/XRfork_zpsb5d52c01.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,672
Posted By mrchristian
My DR350 got around 65mpg. Get a '98 or a '99...

My DR350 got around 65mpg. Get a '98 or a '99 model if you can find one - they have the best mix of suspension components but still share motors with the rest of the range. Fantastic bike, wish I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 32,647
Views: 4,113,957
Posted By mrchristian
I stripped my drain plug and had a shop install a...

I stripped my drain plug and had a shop install a Time-sert. They used a drill covered in grease to catch metal particles and didn't need to split the cases. Bike ran fine until I sold it. Cost $60...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,338
Posted By mrchristian
Going to try increasing the spring rate first....

Going to try increasing the spring rate first. Increasing the dampening first with the wrong preload never gives me good results - just an overly stiff fork that doesn't react fast enough. I can hit...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,338
Posted By mrchristian
Great, thanks! Going to get into it this weekend....

Great, thanks! Going to get into it this weekend. Wish fork oil wasn't $12/liter though. :scratch
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,338
Posted By mrchristian
So, after riding a couple hundred miles on my...

So, after riding a couple hundred miles on my "new XR" my fork boots fell apart (they were pretty stiff from the bike sitting). Figure its a good time to change the fork oil while I change the boots....
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,172
Posted By mrchristian
Not sure why people even bother with cheapo stuff...

Not sure why people even bother with cheapo stuff like this. Not only will it not give any warmth, but the zippers will probably snag and get destroyed after a few uses.

Way better off getting a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,519
Posted By mrchristian
Um, no.

Um, no.
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 84,404
Views: 9,765,297
Posted By mrchristian
Did an oil and filter change - everything looked...

Did an oil and filter change - everything looked normal. What's wrong with the front sprocket that everyone has an issue with?

So I swapped the exhaust and air filter back to stock and it fired...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,918
Posted By mrchristian
Get some Duluth Fire Hose Work Pants. Knee pads...

Get some Duluth Fire Hose Work Pants. Knee pads fit inside and they tuck into my MX boots. Lots of handy velcrow-closure pockets, way more durable and comfortable than the cheap cotton riding pants...
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