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Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 81,884
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Posted By FLX
the clutch parts spend most of their live being...

the clutch parts spend most of their live being smoothed together it's one fair to give them a break from each other once a while.

when i discard a old clutch i always make sure to throw the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,177,760
Posted By FLX
that's the only complain i have about the xrl....

that's the only complain i have about the xrl. with a bike that long in production i had thought it would be easy to find a chaep bike or engine to rebuild as backup but they sell for way to much....
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,177,760
Posted By FLX
assuming that the pegs are as wide as they were...

assuming that the pegs are as wide as they were before i'd think the leverage should be similar to. since these tubes have no oil in them why not braze a sleeve on them that has the mounts on it.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,177,760
Posted By FLX
seems like right now the pags are about 2" above...

seems like right now the pags are about 2" above frame. how about welding some plate in there to screw on some cr style backets. right side would obviously have to move out. i'm thinkting of brackets...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,177,760
Posted By FLX
impressive, did the header flex?

impressive, did the header flex?
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,177,760
Posted By FLX
that is impressive. i had a hard time lifting the...

that is impressive. i had a hard time lifting the bike one wheel at a time into a truck

http://gncc.iscdn.net/2014/07/12468_scott_summers_lift.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,365
Posted By FLX
yes i was kind of worried about the sv ground...

yes i was kind of worried about the sv ground clearance/protection.

i looked yesterday at the gs500 i was eyeing for a while on craigslist but everything was really worn and lots of thinks needed...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2,838
Views: 1,111,991
Posted By FLX
you guys are so much better equiped than me. i...

you guys are so much better equiped than me. i only bring a cresent wrench, tire iron, pump, patches and some zip ties. and sometimes oil if i go really far.
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,365
Posted By FLX
thanks for the heads up on the sv. i always...

thanks for the heads up on the sv. i always thought the engine/header looks so vulnerable on it without having a frame below. should i be worried about bottoming out when going down a higher...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,365
Posted By FLX
thank you, that's what i was hoping for

thank you, that's what i was hoping for
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,365
Posted By FLX
sorry to resurrect this thread but was the only...

sorry to resurrect this thread but was the only gs500 one i found.

i have a xr650l right now which i really like but want a cheap commuter to keep street miles of the xrl.

i have been looking...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,177,760
Posted By FLX
thanks for the encouragement, having a backup...

thanks for the encouragement, having a backup would be nice. i'm gonna start looking
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,177,760
Posted By FLX
something like that. making a new tank would be...

something like that. making a new tank would be way to complicated for me but welding some fins on there is within my ability.

just got a new job and have to commute 50miles highway a day,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,177,760
Posted By FLX
anybody here welded cooling fins on his frames...

anybody here welded cooling fins on his frames oil tank? seems pretty easy to do and would increase the surface by quite a bit. i noticed a lot of people drill holes in the front fender to increase...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-08-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,195
Posted By FLX
would be awesome if it passes. i bet more people...

would be awesome if it passes. i bet more people would commute on motorbikes or scooters
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,177,760
Posted By FLX
well it did work for ferris or did it not?

well it did work for ferris or did it not?
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,177,760
Posted By FLX
in this case the front wheel would be rolling...

in this case the front wheel would be rolling backwards, does that mean it takes miles of the odo?
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,177,760
Posted By FLX
i like the big acrebis a lot, only have to get...

i like the big acrebis a lot, only have to get gas once a week for commuting. also kinda like how wide it is between the legs.

only downside is getting to the oil dipstick with a big tank and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,177,760
Posted By FLX
weather is so nice up here, took her up into the...

weather is so nice up here, took her up into the clouds today

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7456/16218752548_1668526690_b.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,192
Posted By FLX
front brakes are death traps invented by the...

front brakes are death traps invented by the helmet industry.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,794
Posted By FLX
it's nice to have some form of backup transport...

it's nice to have some form of backup transport in case the main bike breaks down.
i now have a 50mile commute and think i should get a scooter or some car as backup. had to do it once by bicycle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,434
Posted By FLX
had a few failures but the one i regret most is...

had a few failures but the one i regret most is when when i was 19 i had a old bmw which broke down far from home in the middle of nowhere. i was in a hurry to get home since school was starting...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,177,760
Posted By FLX
since the xrl idles at 1/4 to 1/5 of highway rpm...

since the xrl idles at 1/4 to 1/5 of highway rpm it should be find at 4 to 5 times the heat -> 1000deg

that black frame looks nice, did you spray paint it or get it powder coated? hope to do...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,177,760
Posted By FLX
good call on the bulbs, i get some. i think napa...

good call on the bulbs, i get some. i think napa carries brake pads?!
interesting note on the oil changes, but i honestly like changing the oil - it's some me time in the garage. your comment makes...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,177,760
Posted By FLX
hi folks, how often do you change your oil?...

hi folks,
how often do you change your oil? manual says every 3k miles but mine gets so dark that i feel pressured to change it every 1k?

also if i rely on the xrl as a daily commuter and can't...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,177,760
Posted By FLX
Long time reader rare poster here. I do...

Long time reader rare poster here. I do appreciate all your knowledge.

I use Castrol 10/40 and it is mocha brown after 600miles so I feel pressured to change it every 1k.
I live in Seattle so...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-13-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,019
Views: 526,259
Posted By FLX
last weekend camping on the olympic peninsular...

last weekend camping on the olympic peninsular (WA)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gWyZp3IRZ7s/U-pa6rz2TWI/AAAAAAAADKE/YheX-5YgiU0/s720/DSC_0021.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,177,760
Posted By FLX
thanks guys

thanks guys
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,177,760
Posted By FLX
Hi Folks, just wanted to double check if this...

Hi Folks,
just wanted to double check if this is the correct oil dipstick. my bike came with the xr-only oil thermometer which makes checking the level to hard before my twilight commute. so i got...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-25-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,338
Posted By FLX
Mount Vernon is great, I commute between Seattle...

Mount Vernon is great, I commute between Seattle and Anacortes right now and hope the Job turns into something permanent so I can move up there.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-04-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,019
Views: 526,259
Posted By FLX
first camping of the year last weekend close to...

first camping of the year last weekend close to ellensburg, weather was nice but got rained on big time on the way home crossing snoqualmie pass. one of this days i have get propper gear shivering...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,308
Posted By FLX
i only own a motorbike and while i enjoy riding...

i only own a motorbike and while i enjoy riding it more than driving a car it was mostly a economical decision when i was 18 and now a good 10 years later i still stick with it. my insurance per year...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-31-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10,858
Views: 2,234,045
Posted By FLX
thanks folks, i should be in pdx end of february...

thanks folks, i should be in pdx end of february will stop by and take a look. would be a nice to explore new places around seattle
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-31-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10,858
Views: 2,234,045
Posted By FLX
has anybody looked at this one? seems like a good...

has anybody looked at this one? seems like a good price i'm just curious why its not street legal, seems to have all the stuff on it. lately feel like riding of into the mountains..
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,035
Posted By FLX
My grandparents got me into bikes. In east...

My grandparents got me into bikes. In east germany cars were somewhat of a luxury and they did not own one so when i stayed with them over the summer they gave me rides on the back of either their mz...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,091
Posted By FLX
it kind of seems that if you run into a car on a...

it kind of seems that if you run into a car on a high bike like a dual sport you have reasonable chances to fly of the bike and over the car. where with a low sport bike the car stops bike and rider,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,900
Posted By FLX
maybe it's me talking in second language but the...

maybe it's me talking in second language but the ~m15 screw on the underside of the engine you unscrew in order to get the oil out and hopefully tighten again afterwards
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,900
Posted By FLX
a while ago i was changing the oil on the moto....

a while ago i was changing the oil on the moto. when i was done draining it my girlfriend called me in for dinner so i just hand tightened the drainage bold. after dinner and a few glasses of wine i...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,204
Posted By FLX
i ride a r65 probability 90% of the time with my...

i ride a r65 probability 90% of the time with my wife on the back and camping gear, works well. before i owned a 250cc mz wich was as comfortable but a bit to slow with two people and camping gear on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-26-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10,858
Views: 2,234,045
Posted By FLX
did not mean to offend, sorry. was thinking same...

did not mean to offend, sorry. was thinking same period but a bit bigger just to keep up in traffic on the way to the trails. oh well, don't have 2k anyways

never paid much attention to rickman's...
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