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Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 08:20 AM
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Posted By michigan400
I would suggest pulling out the fuel screw...

I would suggest pulling out the fuel screw (carefully, there is a spring and O ring in there) and make sure the tip on the screw is still sharp, the passage way is completely open and that the O ring...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 07:18 AM
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Posted By michigan400
Mine did similar things with a R.S. DC kit. Never...

Mine did similar things with a R.S. DC kit. Never figured out why but did find that a capacitor from a TRX450 quad INSTEAD of a battery made everything work. I also used a glass mat battery from my...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 03:43 PM
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Posted By michigan400
The new battery is not making good contact. Pop...

The new battery is not making good contact. Pop it out and check, clean contacts. My Vector did similar things and I think I even bebt in the side contacts a little. I've also seen guys put a little...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 01:50 PM
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Posted By michigan400
Stock springs in the 96-97 are shorter in length...

Stock springs in the 96-97 are shorter in length and do not cover the nut that holds the cap on. 98 and newer, you have to pull the springs down to get the wrench on and remove the caps. Other than...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 01:43 PM
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Posted By michigan400
Thanks!! I have seen the Namura kits on there as...

Thanks!! I have seen the Namura kits on there as well fior about that price still. I just never heard anything about them and was a little leary. Since I've been looking more, I have found a couple...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 01:38 PM
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Posted By michigan400
Thanks for the input!! That's what I was hoping...

Thanks for the input!! That's what I was hoping to hear. I've been riding it stock for a long time (since 2006). Other bikes have come and gone but the trusty XR4 will never leave!!

I usually run...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 12:31 PM
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Posted By michigan400
Ebay 440 kit

Anyone here running one of those ebay 440 kits that come with a new jug? If you are, was it worth it? Has it been half way dependable? Just looking for real world experience with them.

I'm about...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,734
Posted By michigan400
Yes!! Love to see the XR's kickin ass and taking...

Yes!! Love to see the XR's kickin ass and taking names! Great vid.
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 08:03 AM
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Posted By michigan400
I've heard on a different site that W.E.R does a...

I've heard on a different site that W.E.R does a great job with the XR4 suspension and Precision Concepts does as well.

I have nothing against XR's Only, just think of them more as a parts...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 12:06 PM
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Posted By michigan400
XR4 with stock gearing will cruise at 45mph...

XR4 with stock gearing will cruise at 45mph smoothly with no problem.

If your mainly on the street, I would think the bigger motor of the XR would be better and smoother all the way around...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 06:44 AM
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Posted By michigan400
Not my pic, I have not done this mod. But,...

Not my pic, I have not done this mod.

But, from what I was shown, the right hand one is from a 83-84 XR500. Those years only.

The left one is the 1996+ XR250/400 cage / backfire screen.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 10:21 AM
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Posted By michigan400
I used to have a pic showing the 400 and old...

I used to have a pic showing the 400 and old XR500 cages side by side. Quite a difference. I was told the 600 was smaller than the 500's but have not seen them together to confirm that.

Good info,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 09:57 AM
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Posted By michigan400
Once the snorkel is removed, it's no longer the...

Once the snorkel is removed, it's no longer the choke point on the intake. The intake tract (after the filter) is the same size as the box opening after snorkel removal.

With some modifications...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 10:28 AM
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Posted By michigan400
http://www.4strokes.com/tech/honda/images/snorkel....

http://www.4strokes.com/tech/honda/images/snorkel.jpg

Tiny pic but it shows the stock 98 and newer snorkel being removed.

Take out the snorkel alone and that will increase the opening size by...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 08:02 AM
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Posted By michigan400
Are you sure the spacers are on the right side?...

Are you sure the spacers are on the right side? The short one goes on the caliper side, long one on sprocket side. When I take my back wheel off I slide the spacers and all the stuff back on the axle...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 12:25 PM
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Posted By michigan400
I'd say buy a used side stand off ebay and cut it...

I'd say buy a used side stand off ebay and cut it up. You can get one for under 40 bucks probably. A new one from a different bike would most likely cost double that.
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 10:03 AM
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Posted By michigan400
Agreed. 155 / 55 or 58 for stock motor with...

Agreed.

155 / 55 or 58 for stock motor with only snorkel removed.
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 07:41 AM
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Posted By michigan400
.42 - .44 kg/mm (max) for approx. 160 lbs I...

.42 - .44 kg/mm (max) for approx. 160 lbs

I weigh about 170 with no gear on and run .42 for dual sporting. If you go much higher than that, your rebound damping will be to soft. That will make...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 37
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Posted By michigan400
Thank you!! It's a RSW Racing top triple...

Thank you!!

It's a RSW Racing top triple clamp with 2" tall mounts (1.5" to 3" tall available) and the bars are Moose Flex series, Burleson bend. Close to a CR high bend but about 1.5"- 2"...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 06:50 AM
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Posted By michigan400
Look for a pinched cable or a small fray on the...

Look for a pinched cable or a small fray on the exposed cable end by the carb.

Also check for plugged up vent lines on your carb and make sure the needle is not slightly bent somehow.
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,652
Posted By michigan400
http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab171/michigan4...

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab171/michigan400/20140902_201340_zps7l0fcrsu.jpg (http://s861.photobucket.com/user/michigan400/media/20140902_201340_zps7l0fcrsu.jpg.html)
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Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 10:28 AM
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Posted By michigan400
I run the Trail Tech 60mm units also. Mounted to...

I run the Trail Tech 60mm units also. Mounted to top triple. Very nice and not that expensive. About $90 each from Rocky Mountain, or you can get 2 with a wiring harness for $180 ish there also.
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Forum: Vendors 11-14-2014, 06:43 AM
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Views: 93,289
Posted By michigan400
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Vendors 11-13-2014, 02:18 PM
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Posted By michigan400
I don't have one of these so I guess I can be...

I don't have one of these so I guess I can be considered "a troll" as well. (I've been called worse BTW! LOL!) But I have used regular H4 bulbs and I'm familiar with how they work. It's easy to see...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,274
Posted By michigan400
Sounds you need a water pump seal, these go bad...

Sounds you need a water pump seal, these go bad on the RFS bikes sometimes (drips from weep hole). A new radiator cap might also help. Look where the overflow tube is routed and see if it's possibly...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 07:17 AM
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Posted By michigan400
I use the Tusk wiring harness, LED tail light and...

I use the Tusk wiring harness, LED tail light and turn signals on mine. Been running it for this summer only and have no complaints so far. Good price and everything works well. If I had to do it...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By michigan400
9 years of sitting and he wants $2900 for a bike...

9 years of sitting and he wants $2900 for a bike that "maybe" runs? I'd tell the seller that 3K for a non runner is waaaay to much. If he don't like it then he should get it running for that amount...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 08:30 AM
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Posted By michigan400
Something is going on with it for sure. If you...

Something is going on with it for sure. If you have not already, pull out the fuel screw, make sure it has washer and O ring installed in the right order (and O ring isn't split or something) AND...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 10:06 AM
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Posted By michigan400
I agree, might want to put stock back on and see...

I agree, might want to put stock back on and see if problem goes away. If not it could be a weak ignition coil or something.

Mine has the opening like shown also. That pic looks like your slide is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 05:00 PM
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Posted By michigan400
Nice! I got the 60mm units and was really...

Nice!

I got the 60mm units and was really impressed.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 12:35 PM
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Posted By michigan400
Usually, I just pull the choke up and kick it....

Usually, I just pull the choke up and kick it. Don't give it any gas, just get on the comp stroke and give it a good kick or two.

If it's really cold, I might give the throttle one quick twist to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,390,957
Posted By michigan400
WOW!! Thanks for that. I was going by TT info and...

WOW!! Thanks for that. I was going by TT info and obviously that's a little off. Good info!

I will say that on mine, if I go beyond 80W of lighting I start to slowly drain the battery and e-starts...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6,712
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Posted By michigan400
Stock stator will NOT put out enough juice to...

Stock stator will NOT put out enough juice to reliably fire up a 35W HID let alone a 55W HID. The current draw at start up is to much. Like other have said, it's about 30W DC to the battery and that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 08:18 AM
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Posted By michigan400
Sounds like a partially plugged pilot jet. If you...

Sounds like a partially plugged pilot jet. If you got the Mikuni separate from XR's only, they send you extra jets. If you have it, slap in the 17.5 pilot (for around sea level) or the 12.5 for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 06:49 AM
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Posted By michigan400
Yes. Swapped a stocker with 55/155 jets (had...

Yes. Swapped a stocker with 55/155 jets (had stock 2003 exhaust also at that time).

I switched about 4 years ago so my memories of the stock carb are fading. It starts easier, tunes easier and low...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4,671
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Posted By michigan400
Nice!! Been there myself a time or two,, or 200....

Nice!! Been there myself a time or two,, or 200. LOL!!!

How does the 690 do on the Michigan single track? Been eyeing those bikes for a while now and would love to have one as a dual sport. I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8,942
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Posted By michigan400
I have the same carb (and model year bike) and...

I have the same carb (and model year bike) and run at about 500-600 ft ASL.
2003 model, Stock motor, UNI air filter and opened up exhaust that uses 96-97 SA with a home made insert that reduces the...
Forum: Vendors 09-26-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,267
Views: 183,686
Posted By michigan400
Man that looks awesome!! I've been wondering why...

Man that looks awesome!! I've been wondering why they have not had the chips facing the reflectors before. I gotta imagine the "stray light" or scatter from LED's is 99% from the chip itself facing...
Forum: Vendors 09-25-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,267
Views: 183,686
Posted By michigan400
My 2 cents on halo rings- Halo rings do...

My 2 cents on halo rings-

Halo rings do nothing for me. Leave them off in my opinion or have them as just an option. I know others like them but I can only speak for myself soooo,,,,,

I've...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By michigan400
Make sure the fuel screw parts were re-assembled...

Make sure the fuel screw parts were re-assembled in correct order and that the very tip of it is not broke off, blocking the passage into into the carb throat. That would block off the fuel circuit...
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