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Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 11:14 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
Merry Xmas

Merry Xmas
Best wishes to all of you fellow BRP owners, contributors and lurkers for the coming festive season and all the very best for 2015.
Have a safe and merry Xmas and New Year.
Regards,
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Forum: Australia 12-22-2014, 11:11 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
Merry Xmas

Greetings all and a short note of appreciation for all the information (usually good, sometimes entertaining) freely shared by forum dwellers here.
Best wishes to you all for the coming festive...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 01:11 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=luckychucky;25748763]I'm so torn on which...

[QUOTE=luckychucky;25748763]I'm so torn on which one I like all of them,

The holster or the sheepskin?

Seriously though that's a neat little AT/CT Yamaha (can't tell from this angle)
Have you...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-19-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,354
Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=daviethebiker;25318058]I don't know about...

[QUOTE=daviethebiker;25318058]I don't know about the newer Husky motorcycles but back in the era of your bike the stock pistons are forged. They didn't use a head gasket . The cylinder and head are...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 01:43 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
I have never heard of anyone running straight...

I have never heard of anyone running straight weight oils in this bike, or any for that matter.[/QUOTE]

Ran straight 50wt in my old XR600R for twenty years
Had an opportunity to inspect the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 05:51 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
Brass vs Bronze

And +1 on using a brass bushing on the small end if you can.

Would avoid using Brass, Bronze (Phosphor Bronze) would be more appropriate.

JM-2008
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=Cpt. Ron;25633647][QUOTE=jm-2008;25633411]...

[QUOTE=Cpt. Ron;25633647][QUOTE=jm-2008;25633411]

Race Tech (http://www.racetech.com/), MX-Tech (http://www.mx-tech.com/) are two choices. Google "suspension shims" for more.

Many thanks,
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 02:54 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
Valving and shims

[QUOTE=Crown Imperial;25632898]Kewl, thanks.
Guess I'll drill a few holes in the pistons see what happens.
Already have the .47/11.5 spring combo anyway so might as well.

Looking at doing the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 09:45 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=Crown Imperial;25618182]After 3 years of...

[QUOTE=Crown Imperial;25618182]After 3 years of owning this bike I finally decide to bring it up so spec. Plans for all sort of Unicorn trips are still far in the future but I got tired of seeing...
Forum: Australia 11-26-2014, 12:15 AM
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Posted By jm-2008
New Plastics

Gents,
Looking at replacing the headlight/numberplate and side cover plastics to freshen up the old girl a bit.
Any sources for these in OZ that don't require selling a liver and spleen to pay for...
Forum: Australia 11-23-2014, 02:15 AM
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=anchorman11;25564910]Hi, my name is Gavin...

[QUOTE=anchorman11;25564910]Hi, my name is Gavin and I have a problem... I just picked up an 07 650R about a week ago when some schmuck traded it into the dealership I work at for a Ruckus. I think...
Forum: Australia 11-23-2014, 01:07 AM
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=GSXR;25564874]Yeah Ditchy, it's great...

[QUOTE=GSXR;25564874]Yeah Ditchy, it's great riding from what I've seen down that way.

Nice pics etc JM. Your bike is cool. That back sprocket looks nice 'n big. What's the ideal gearing for the...
Forum: Australia 11-22-2014, 09:57 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
Mt Buller-Dargo-Bright-Mt Buller last weekend

A few pics from our annual three day ride last weekend.

Day 1 -
Started at Mt Buller in the snow fields last Saturday morning, headed to Dargo in the Eastern divide via - Circuit road, Bluff Hut...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 01:02 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
Certain that's not the case If your referring...

Certain that's not the case
If your referring to the suspension link definately not.

JM-2008
Forum: Australia 11-09-2014, 07:56 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=Sean-0;25465078][QUOTE=jm-2008;25458999] ...

[QUOTE=Sean-0;25465078][QUOTE=jm-2008;25458999]
Pretty good jm .....no more pins n needles in my hand sofar ..have had a few rides with good feeling in my hand ...see thd quack on monday to remove...
Forum: Australia 11-08-2014, 06:18 AM
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=Sean-0;25458655]Fucking great lot of help...

[QUOTE=Sean-0;25458655]Fucking great lot of help you are ..... ........pretty funny as well

How did the operation work out Sean-O?

JM-2008
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=hontri;25312774]Backfiring usually means a...

[QUOTE=hontri;25312774]Backfiring usually means a lean condition. Foam filter(meaning more air) would amplify a lean condition.

Also leaking joints between header and muffler will draw in air on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 02:43 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
All things being equal the bikes will squirm...

All things being equal the bikes will squirm around varying degrees on knobbies when on the blacktop
Asking a tyre to perform well in mud and on the blacktop is a stretch
Moderate to high speed...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-13-2014, 10:29 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
Rogers 1952

Found this in a disposal store in 1974 when riding from Melbourne to Cairns during my annual holiday break.
After 40 years it still functions OK with little repair.
Had to make a little rubber pad...
Forum: Australia 10-09-2014, 02:46 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
Congratulations Looks like an interesting...

Congratulations
Looks like an interesting bike/build
Any information on the front forks?

JM-2008
Forum: Australia 10-03-2014, 02:53 AM
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Posted By jm-2008
Big shed, the XR would be happy in there - enjoy....

Big shed, the XR would be happy in there - enjoy.

JM-2008
Forum: Australia 09-22-2014, 12:49 AM
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=GSXR;25121443]Nice one Nick. Lots of work...

[QUOTE=GSXR;25121443]Nice one Nick. Lots of work there.
Good tip from me ol' mate bikeless Sean too lol.
Set the float level to 18mm & forget hard starting / flooding issues.

+1 on the float...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 04:24 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=jules083;24873878]Got some numbers today....

[QUOTE=jules083;24873878]Got some numbers today. With 15/48 it's almost exactly 65 mph at 5000 rpm's, so I'm sticking with that gearing.[

Depending on tyre size it should also pull around 100 mph...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 07:50 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=ZXRaziel;24855927]Thanx for help , ...

[QUOTE=ZXRaziel;24855927]Thanx for help , wondering if i should spray some WD 40 in there to keep the water out .
Would smear a thin film on the lead to enable it to move freely inside the cap...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 06:44 AM
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=larryboy;24692092]Baby powder is the...

[QUOTE=larryboy;24692092]Baby powder is the trick. :deal

+1
Powder inside the tyre first
Tube in tyre then fit on the rim

JM-2008
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 05:10 AM
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=XRPOWER;24680577]Has anybody try to put a...

[QUOTE=XRPOWER;24680577]Has anybody try to put a glide/broze bering on the lower rod bering on the xrr engine? Is there enoght oilpressure to do it? If there is one way to make it hapend the engine...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 02:53 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=PeteN95;24638595] I am 6'6" and 225, I...

[QUOTE=PeteN95;24638595] I am 6'6" and 225, I wonder if we are the average size pig riders?


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Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 02:05 AM
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=TJE;24598305]Can anyone confirm that the...

[QUOTE=TJE;24598305]Can anyone confirm that the DID 520ZVMX/110 is good for the BRP? The dealer is telling me it doesn't fit the bike ... All 520/110 should fit the bike, right? Cheers

520 AKA...
Forum: Australia 07-12-2014, 02:03 AM
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Posted By jm-2008
http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz153/alan-ciec...

http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz153/alan-ciech/IMG_1721_zps99447e0b.jpg

:1drink

Albi,
Any four legged pigs in there.
Or don't they come down that far?
Nice pics as well.
Must get up...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 11:02 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=ditchwitch650;24552892]my current pig ...

[QUOTE=ditchwitch650;24552892]my current pig

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/67926_682001985148482_367402870_n.jpg


Nice pic Ditchy.


JM-2008
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 10:59 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=Travis1010;24556244]I'm starting to think...

[QUOTE=Travis1010;24556244]I'm starting to think fuel but still think it's electrical...new symptom today is while under load the engine pops and stuffers horribly but if you pull the clutch in revs...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 05:30 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=Travis1010;24549279]Just went out for...

[QUOTE=Travis1010;24549279]Just went out for another ride...cutting in and out on hard throttle...steady rpms not so much...still something wrong here[emoji107]


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Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=Travis1010;24545967]After going through...

[QUOTE=Travis1010;24545967]After going through the bike today checking connections I think it might be the Cdi. Is there anyone in NW AR that has an xr I could swap CDIs with before I buy one?

...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-25-2014, 07:23 AM
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=BOOTLACE;24468379]I met her at the Manx...

[QUOTE=BOOTLACE;24468379]I met her at the Manx GP. She rode up from Switzerland, and was doing a lap of Scotland and calling into the Goodwood festival on the way home. Nice gal,traveling...
Forum: Racing 06-22-2014, 03:47 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
MV 2 strokes?

[QUOTE=DougZ73;24430370]Here is a good link...maybe it was 1948 when Duc last won?

http://www.motorsportsetc.com/champs/motogp.htm


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Forum: Australia 06-04-2014, 03:51 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
Wedge Tail Nest

Lots of small bird and rabbit bones were scattered around the base of the old belah..
http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz153/alan-ciech/IMG_1640_zps12eedd0d.jpg

Great Pic Albi.
Apart from the...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2014, 05:21 AM
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Posted By jm-2008
Digga, Looks like you have done enough work...

Digga,
Looks like you have done enough work there (big tank/s, lights, pipe etc for a significant build report?
Or has that been covered previously?

JM-2008
Forum: Australia 05-14-2014, 09:07 PM
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=digga1111;24168230]http://i751.photobucket....

[QUOTE=digga1111;24168230]http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx157/rick36/P1000833_zpsd5d86e47.jpg (http://s751.photobucket.com/user/rick36/media/P1000833_zpsd5d86e47.jpg.html)...
Forum: Australia 05-07-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8,786
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Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=Lostsaffa;24113062] What I can say...

[QUOTE=Lostsaffa;24113062]
What I can say though is the difference with the air box/batwing mods and race pipe to how it was before the build (same motor with normal Pro Circuit and no Batwing) is...
Forum: Australia 05-07-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,666
Posted By jm-2008
[QUOTE=Lostsaffa;24106716]Already posted in...

[QUOTE=Lostsaffa;24106716]Already posted in various places but here is my build all done and dusted (minus one fork gator and front indicators). I am waiting on aftermarket switchgear before it can...
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