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Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-02-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,193
Posted By jimjib
Cool

Yep.....That was the bike that inspired me to build my rig.

A small but growing group of us realize what a great power plant the sportster engine is for a adv bike. A simple..reliable. ..very...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-17-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,193
Posted By jimjib
Thumb asdf

You did a great job on your rig and its nice to see that you are hitting some pretty tough trails with it.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-03-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,193
Posted By jimjib
bajaharley

450 lbs with a half tank of fuel....that was with the small tank. Not light but about 100 lbs lighter than my old 1150gs
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-15-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,193
Posted By jimjib
bajaharley

Yes...I have spent way to much on this thing but...I have had it for 17 years and it will never be sold in my lifetime so I figure why not.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-15-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,193
Posted By jimjib
"Hey Jim, you passed by us today at Bloody Basin....

"Hey Jim, you passed by us today at Bloody Basin. 3 Super Enduros and a Transalp. Bike looks killer."

Yeah...I remember seeing you guys at the junction......how is it going?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-15-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,193
Posted By jimjib
bajaharley

The frame started life as a C and J flat track frame but has been heavily modified and re-modified over the years. If I were to do it again..I would just use the stock sportster frame or start from...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-02-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,193
Posted By jimjib
asdf

I have a few minor things to work on....may do a little jaunt on sunday if the weather is nice
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-29-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,193
Posted By jimjib
bajaharley

Thanks for the kind words
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-28-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,193
Posted By jimjib
Bajaharley

I'm 56 and out of shape...I just plod down the trail trying hard not to hurt myself...jumping is the last thing on my mind. At first the tank was a little strange to get use to but now I find it...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-28-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,193
Posted By jimjib
new lighting

The dual headlight setup didnt hold up...cheap plastic....found a nice three HID light in a single enclosure.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,636
Posted By jimjib
dogs

"Only from Kalifornia would that question arise..."

Perfectly said
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-22-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 881
Views: 309,412
Posted By jimjib
harley

You have done some amazing work Jim...wish you were around when I started my project. I think you will do well selling a conversion kit..I cant tell you how many times over the years I got asked...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-21-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,193
Posted By jimjib
harley

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0g8xjoPKRiU/TqIo3ok8lRI/AAAAAAAAAUc/Mx5YIVyIXWg/s640/bajaharleynew2.jpg
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-21-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,193
Posted By jimjib
harley

Its a 94, 5 speed 883 motor punched out to a 1200. Yes... the tank is aluminum sheet...done by a local fabricator here in phoenix....a little blocky looking but not bad for as big as it is.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-21-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,193
Posted By jimjib
bajaharley upgrades

New 6 gal tank,
Lighting (soon to be HID)
suspension revalving
Bit of rattle can bedliner
Beef up swingarm and raise pivot point
New chain tensioner
New exhaust heat shield

...
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By jimjib
asdf

A couple of trail buddies in the the kit might really help http://www.motionpro.com/images/enlarged/08-0388.jpg
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By jimjib
asdf

I like the idea of not taking the wheel off....I have a prop stick that I carry but this would be so much better.... if there is no down side.
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By jimjib
Trail-tube

http://www.trail-tube.com/



Has anyone used this system?
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 681
Posted By jimjib
Revloc clutch on xr650r

I am in the process of installing a revloc clutch in my xr650r. I find the throw out bearing does not slide easily into place, in the pressure plate like it does on the stock plate....has anyone...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 669,647
Posted By jimjib
asdf

http://images.yuku.com/image/pjpeg/6f5361d81f387c7ef486cf77ff5a332649a51e73.pjpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2007, 06:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,284
Posted By jimjib
When I saw the 07 was the last year for the...

When I saw the 07 was the last year for the xr...I snagged a new one. I was very impressed with the power and how easy it starts so I am leaving it bone stock as far as the engine is concerned. I...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2007, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By jimjib
asdf

I have been considering tire balls too...........anyone use those?
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By jimjib
asdf

Nobody?
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2007, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By jimjib
Anyone using this?

http://www.nuetech.com/Images/tubliss_vertical.jpg



http://www.nuetech.com/
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2007, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By jimjib
asdf

Bedliner....did that that to my gs and although I had many (too many) falls, never even scratch it.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2007, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By jimjib
asdf

thats what worries me....lots of rocks in arizona.
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By jimjib
sd

I guess I am use to the beefy tank on the 640 adv...you could beat on that thing with a hammer.
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By jimjib
xr650r.. 6 gal sahara tank

Just wonder what others have experianced with this tanks durability. The wall thickness seems scarily thin. I can see where minor rubbing or one fall in the rocks would hole this thing.
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,903
Posted By jimjib
by the way

what video setup are you using...it looks good and stable?
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By jimjib
asdf

Isolate rec/reg body.....but ground the wire.....got it....thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2007, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By jimjib
asdf

Must be a few xr650r owners out there
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By jimjib
xr650r baja designs questons

I have the baja designs fuego 4in light kit with a ricky stator (wired for single 200w output) and I have a queston. Does the baja design rectiifier/regulator get grounded to the frame or not and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2007, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,541
Posted By jimjib
asdf

I hear what you guys are saying but... I would rather retune the stocker so it runs cool and keeps the better MPG. 35 mpg is just not going to work for me.

I am one of those guys that pokes...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2007, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,541
Posted By jimjib
Thumbs down asdf

Again....thanks for the info.....got my 6 gal Acerbis on order.

One more question :D .......I am not going to uncork the bike for a while as I like the quiet of the stock pipe. I do notice that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2007, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,541
Posted By jimjib
ds

A few more questions if you dont mind. Does the 6 gal acerbis need or come with additional bracing or mounting hardware? I have heard that some tanks will smack the radiator in a fall and cause...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2007, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,541
Posted By jimjib
asdf

While I have you on the line, if I am not mistaken....the r does not have a radiator fan, has this been a problem? I would think for in town stop and go driving it would be necessary.
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2007, 09:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,541
Posted By jimjib
asdf

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2007, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,541
Posted By jimjib
xr650r question

Which large capicity tank (over 6 gal ) is the best to get? It looks to me like some of these extend below the carb and will require a pump of some kind to get at all the fuel
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2007, 02:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,500
Posted By jimjib
asdf

If I remember correctly...it was 40 ish.
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,105
Posted By jimjib
sdaf

I have changed plenty tubes in the field and the older I get, the less I want to do it. I have a full blown tire machine in my shop so installation and repair would not be a big deal.
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