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Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 09:39 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
Nice !!

Nice !!
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 04:38 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
I was thinking about the USD swap, but not sure...

I was thinking about the USD swap, but not sure if I want to spend more $$$ and track all the items down. I installed Eibach fork springs / oil change has made a big difference.

$209.00 for a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
Firestone, Thanks for the heads up on what I...

Firestone,

Thanks for the heads up on what I would have to watch out for, thats what makes this thread awesome. I bought the Turbo City windshield last year with anticipation that I might buy a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 09:01 AM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
As winter has arrived, its time to strip the L...

As winter has arrived, its time to strip the L and do some maintenance.

Rear shock, it has a 11.5 spring but I might send it for revalve or new rear shock, reading a few previous posts on this.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 04:11 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
Anyone else install a extra rear wheel stopper on...

Anyone else install a extra rear wheel stopper on their bike. Just got back from a late lunch and this is the 2nd bike that the owner installed another stopper on the rear axel. I checked the parts...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 04:11 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
I was about to take mine apart a while ago, but...

I was about to take mine apart a while ago, but decided I would wait in case I trashed it. Finish off the year and buy a FMF Q4 for my birthday. I think its the better route to take.
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 10:24 AM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
I am just about to re-pak the silencer on the...

I am just about to re-pak the silencer on the IDS2, from what I recall I have to drill out the name place and remove all the screws. 3 on the end cap, 2 bottom and this will allow the core to come...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 03:44 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
Rob ( fellow inmate ) and I went for a ride on...

Rob ( fellow inmate ) and I went for a ride on Saturday and Sunday. New to him is a 2003 KLR and my 2008. Found 1 or 2 areas of mud and streams to cross in the River Valley. I definitely have to get...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
afternoon all, I have been doing a search...

afternoon all,

I have been doing a search for my just discovered problem but not finding the info needed.

I bought a 11.5 rear shock spring, and in my excitement to install it, put it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
Steve, thank you for the quick reply and...

Steve,

thank you for the quick reply and photo's, so all I need is the dog bone dust covers. excellent !!!
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
On Saturday I finished replacing the front fork...

On Saturday I finished replacing the front fork springs, re-mounted and then started on removing the rear shock for its new spring. The PO had a local dealer install a Performance design lower link....
Forum: Canada 04-27-2014, 08:44 AM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
I spoke with a gent from RIV on Friday, he said...

I spoke with a gent from RIV on Friday, he said that all USA bikes have the DB/Manufacture name scribed into the stock exh and it has always been a requirement. I emailed my buddy in Vegas to look...
Forum: Canada 04-24-2014, 07:19 AM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
I just looked at my 2008 XR650L, 2002 VFR 800 and...

I just looked at my 2008 XR650L, 2002 VFR 800 and my wifes 2004 BMW F650GS, all stock exh systems... no badge(plate), no stamp, nothing on it anywhere saying Honda or BMW. I also emailed a friend of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 04:00 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
I am past pissed :D, but what the heck can you do...

I am past pissed :D, but what the heck can you do about it other than hope the summer is a little longer. Plan for a trip on 2015/2016, 2 weeks on the XR in the USA. that what I told the wife...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 03:57 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
Thats a hole thread topic on the difference of...

Thats a hole thread topic on the difference of fork oils, what trype of forks you etc etc and Its been a long time for me since I have had a dualsport and playing with the forks, let alone the carb (...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 07:44 AM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
$19.99 for a 1 litre bottle of 7W fork oil.........

$19.99 for a 1 litre bottle of 7W fork oil...... :huh and its snowing again :cry. Its a hit to prolonging the start of the year.
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
Started Daves carb mod today, while I am waiting...

Started Daves carb mod today, while I am waiting for lunch to cook I thought I would post up a photo of the washer that is needed. 4 MM washer / Home Depot / Part# 730-004. I did have to measure 4...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
The bikes see light after 6.5 months of...

The bikes see light after 6.5 months of hibernation. Front forks are the first job.

http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m519/gerrys02800/vfrxr.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 09:06 AM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
katbeanz, thanks for posting the link, a...

katbeanz,

thanks for posting the link, a possible 2015 trip for me.
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
100% agree. Are you going to use a dimmer...

100% agree.

Are you going to use a dimmer switch on your lights or just go with the std on/off?
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 03:57 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
Tech, I went with the same style of light...

Tech,

I went with the same style of light rather than the light bar under the headlight. Bought mine from ADVmonster.
Manracks sells mounts huh...going shopping.
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
I have been reading a lot on the different...

I have been reading a lot on the different altitude settings and what seems to be working the best. Before I get to the final setting, I will have to bring my bike to the local police noise...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 12:08 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
The snow has melted enough I can get into the...

The snow has melted enough I can get into the shed and with the temps rising daily I can begin to work on the bikes.
My wifes bike,F650GS is now all ready to go. The VFR sits and waits its turn, XR...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 06:04 AM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
I am aware of that as I read the rules when I...

I am aware of that as I read the rules when I first joined and did read about a gent who got the boot. But the heads up on the matter is appreciated.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 01:59 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
PDF all the way, for sure eh!!. Book stays clean....

PDF all the way, for sure eh!!. Book stays clean. Scan it, download it to the computer then load it to the laptop, print the page I need or view it and even send it to the iphone when I am on the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
As the snow melts away and a path is cleared to...

As the snow melts away and a path is cleared to the shed, I hope to start this project in 2 weeks. 7 long months of winter and I am truly done with the snow.

I called around last week for the anti...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
I would say it was printed / made in January this...

I would say it was printed / made in January this year, wife gave it to me for Valentines day. It has all of the "coversion stickers" to take it from a 2008 manual right to a 2013 and all the "new /...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 06:56 AM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
I finally cracked open the OEM service manual my...

I finally cracked open the OEM service manual my wife bought me. Obviously its a lot nicer than the clymer and it came with all the updated insert sheets for the 09/10/11/12/13 which included fork...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
LED under the light..... I never really thought...

LED under the light..... I never really thought about that as an option to the 2 spot lights of the triple clamp.
Any particular one that your looking at?
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 09:13 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
They are brighter than stock, say about 30-40%...

They are brighter than stock, say about 30-40% for night rides. It is the blue tint that I like during the day rides, quit a few fellow riders comment on the "saw your lights way down the road". With...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
Techforlife, I have the PIAA's in the blue...

Techforlife,

I have the PIAA's in the blue tint version on the XRL and VFR. As I have only owned my xr this past summer, the bulb life span on the vfr has been over 3 years ( 30,000km / 18,000...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 07:08 AM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
@ Rob Rideout, thanks for posting the pics...

@ Rob Rideout,

thanks for posting the pics of baffle mod. This may be the route I go with.
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 09:40 AM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
even tho mt wife and I dont really celebrate...

even tho mt wife and I dont really celebrate valentines day, she bought me the OEM service manual, which is a lot nice than the clymer I have, and $100.00 gift card towards some new boots/whatever. ...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-12-2014, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
A friend of mine in Vegas emailed me this: ...

A friend of mine in Vegas emailed me this:

2006 BMW F650GS with 800 miles.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/mcy/4297318665.html

We had a gent selling his 2004 here in Edmonton in November,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 03:43 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
@ fritz / mcm, info written down in the...

@ fritz / mcm,

info written down in the service manual. I am waiting to see how loud the ISD2 is when I try out with 5 disks. If its still loud, the stock pipe will be put back on. Some of the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 11:45 AM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
As I am a complete noob to carbs, and there is a...

As I am a complete noob to carbs, and there is a lot of info on Daves mods in regards to stock pipe or FMF and elevation. A trip from Edmonton to Vernon British Columbia elevation would go: 2100Ft...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
Thank you both for expanding on the RZ orig post....

Thank you both for expanding on the RZ orig post. Much appreciated.

Gerry
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
RZ Rob, How long did it take for...

RZ Rob,

How long did it take for installation? I am thinking of ordering the bypass valve when I order mine.
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 06:43 AM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
With the unusual warm weather that we have been...

With the unusual warm weather that we have been having in the last 2 weeks, I pulled the cover of the XR and its now set up for the following. hope full starting this Sunday, once I am done with...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 07:18 AM
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Posted By Northern Hooligan
RZRob, I spoke with a company that I use to...

RZRob,

I spoke with a company that I use to work for MC after market parts, and a current company I deal with on how they process the order's from the internet. In Short - Paypal vs create account...
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