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Forum: 2 smokers 08-10-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Posted By basalt
I do live in the land where a plate is almost...

I do live in the land where a plate is almost mandatory, but in California there is no way it could be plated legitimately (nor could any of the japanese mx/offroad bikes). I considered finding an...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-10-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Posted By basalt
I was in the same boat as you about a month ago....

I was in the same boat as you about a month ago. I've been riding an XR650R for two years and and didn't think it was all that heavy until I spent some quality time on my brothers '06 wr450f a few...
Forum: Vendors 03-21-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 185,104
Posted By basalt
I just got one of these today. It is my first...

I just got one of these today. It is my first "street" helmet of any sorts. My initial impressions were a little disappointing, but seems spot on with everyone else's observations. Chin bar rubbed...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By basalt
Anyone try this yet? Good reviews at mcsuperstore.

Anyone try this yet? Good reviews at mcsuperstore.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-09-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By basalt
Thanks. I'm even concerned on the kids track if...

Thanks. I'm even concerned on the kids track if it is packed. She almost got plowed down by an out of control quad on the kids track the one time we went to prairie city. This kids only way to stop...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-08-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By basalt
Is Hollister going to be a madhouse President's Day Weekend?

I am meeting a friend who is wanting to get into dirtbiking there. He is going with some of his friends who are going to let him try their bikes. I was planning to take my family and ride with my...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,253
Posted By basalt
Wow. Its threads like these that remind me of why...

Wow. Its threads like these that remind me of why I don't come to ADVrider very often.

There is nothing bad that can be said about the XRR. I don't know what OTG is smoking saying everything on...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22,681
Views: 2,878,779
Posted By basalt
I think there may be a few whoops in baja. The...

I think there may be a few whoops in baja. The 650R should handle them ok :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22,681
Views: 2,878,779
Posted By basalt
Mine is flush with the inside of the core, and...

Mine is flush with the inside of the core, and ~1/4" short of the outside (almost one full row of fins showing).

I think you would have ~3/4" over hang on both sides of the radiator w/ 5.5" fan...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22,681
Views: 2,878,779
Posted By basalt
This is the item, seller is actually out until...

This is the item, seller is actually out until July 13 and ended his auctions, so maybe that is why you can't find it. He had 3, so I assume he will have more.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22,681
Views: 2,878,779
Posted By basalt
KTM Fan installed...

After a weekend at Stonyford, CA I decided it was time to install a fan. $140 for the KTM fan wasn't looking good to me until I found just the SPAL fan on ebay for $40. I am running the Clarke 4.3...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 215,833
Posted By basalt
Thanks, I may have to go with both the radiantz...

Thanks, I may have to go with both the radiantz and the stock lense insert!

Its awesome they will build a custom one too! Is yours the full brakelight (integrated) or three separate lights?
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 215,833
Posted By basalt
Can anyone recommend a replacement LED taillight?...

Can anyone recommend a replacement LED taillight? I have tried two recommended for offroad (though not a baja designs or acerbis, etc) and they both fell apart within 5 miles of offroad/dirt roads.
...
Forum: Vendors 06-10-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 264,473
Posted By basalt
I used this...

I used this http://www.amazon.com/Surebonder-9600-Pneumatic-Stapler-Carrying/dp/B000EOJPC6 Surebond 9600 stapler

It was awesome.

This past weekend I did 170 miles in one day in the Black Rock...
Forum: Vendors 04-06-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 264,473
Posted By basalt
Awesome!

I got my seat for my XR650R in about 4 days from Seat Concepts! I love it. Been riding to work every day since the rains stopped and it has been great. Standing and sitting forward it is like the...
Forum: Vendors 03-29-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 30,802
Posted By basalt
Definitely interested in the next Group buy! ...

Definitely interested in the next Group buy!

Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 25,184
Posted By basalt
this is the question I was trying to answer for...

this is the question I was trying to answer for the XRR before ordering but I couldn't find it anywhere.

I got mine today for the XRR and installed it in about an hour. It would have taken less...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 25,184
Posted By basalt
That seat looks like just what I am looking for!...

That seat looks like just what I am looking for! Anyone try one on an XR650R yet? I bought mine for the desert, but it also came with an SM setup and it hasn't seen the dirt yet! 200mi days on the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 215,833
Posted By basalt
i ended up removing the stock lighting coils and...

i ended up removing the stock lighting coils and rewinding the 10 poles. I did 3 wraps per pole, with 11 turns per wrap (terminology?) for ~330 turns total. Hard part was on the 3rd wrap getting more...
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,550
Posted By basalt
Anyone ever use these?...

Anyone ever use these? http://www.powerwerx.com/anderson-powerpoles/powerpole-sets/15-amp-permanently-bonded-red-black-anderson-powerpole-sets.html#desc

I love them in my Rc Car, wonder how...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 215,833
Posted By basalt
I currently have a BD kit that came on a motard...

I currently have a BD kit that came on a motard XRR I recently bought. I ultimately want to run the same setup - Buell with Dual 55w halogens. When I can afford it I want to go to HIDs in the buell...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,918
Posted By basalt
Have any more pictures of that setup? What are...

Have any more pictures of that setup? What are you using for the windscreen?
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,442
Posted By basalt
Well I just went for it since I found a post that...

Well I just went for it since I found a post that the auto decomp is on the right ex valve. Adjusted them all a little. It may just be me, but the exhaust note just sounds...better. Smoother and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,442
Posted By basalt
Going to bring this back up as I am checking...

Going to bring this back up as I am checking valves for the first time on my xr650r. I read the TDC-C guide and most other posts on here. I'm 99.9% sure I am at TDC-C, and I removed the left...
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