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Forum: Thumpers Today, 11:54 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Man that wrist pin is welded to the rod. Ended-up...

Man that wrist pin is welded to the rod. Ended-up splitting the cases.


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Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:08 AM
Replies: 78,961
Views: 8,660,242
Posted By RZRob
Be Careful Out There

Hey guys, just caught a morning story on NBC of a nearby fatal (Harbor & 19th in Costa Mesa) and the guy was on an XR650L that looked identical to mine (except for the USD forks). Anyone know who...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:49 PM
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Posted By RZRob
While we're all wishing everyone a happy...

While we're all wishing everyone a happy holidays, let me do the same and sincerely thank all the wonderful folk on this forum who have graciously shared their knowledge and wisdom for who without...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:32 PM
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Posted By RZRob
FWIW I've got a Voyager and a Vapor from them and...

FWIW I've got a Voyager and a Vapor from them and both with a 20% discount. Just call them and ask when the next discount will be happening - tell them you'll wait and they'le take care of you.

RZ...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:25 PM
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Posted By RZRob
No I need my head examined. RZ Rob

No I need my head examined.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:05 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Family obligations. I'll try not to drink too...

Family obligations. I'll try not to drink too much so I have the strength and aim to whale on it a few times when we're done. :1drink

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:38 PM
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Posted By RZRob
ADVRider should get you 10% off. I used a special...

ADVRider should get you 10% off. I used a special 20% off code awhile back, but that was only briefly available.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:04 PM
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Posted By RZRob
I just picked up this '97 XR650L that "just quit...

I just picked up this '97 XR650L that "just quit running." Do you think I should suspect the CDI? :huh

RZ Rob...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 78,961
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Posted By RZRob
Just bought this at PepBoys for $15. I guess it's...

Just bought this at PepBoys for $15. I guess it's not synthetic, but I think it's still slippery.

RZ Rob
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Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 02:03 PM
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Posted By RZRob
I would say NO. My reasoning is you're straying a...

I would say NO. My reasoning is you're straying a little far from the norm with respect to fitment (i.e. non-Honda) and spring rate which would clearly be too light. I'd just look for a 450R that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 09:43 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Going riding this morning near Adalanto and...

Going riding this morning near Adalanto and spotted this XR headed out too. Always surprises me when I see one not under its own power.

RZ Rob...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 07:04 AM
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Posted By RZRob
I've been working on an old Moto Guzzi that...

I've been working on an old Moto Guzzi that hasn't seen sunlight in over 30 years. I finally got it running pretty good. Do you think this oil would be a good choice?

RZ Rob...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 78,961
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Posted By RZRob
I don't get it Fritz, I go out drinking one night...

I don't get it Fritz, I go out drinking one night and you're back to pissing people off. You know we're not always going to be here to protect you. I don't get it though, you're such a nice...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 11:31 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Teeth away from the case. RZ Rob

Teeth away from the case.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 05:47 PM
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Posted By RZRob
I'd totally be looking at the connections. Both...

I'd totally be looking at the connections. Both the positive to the battery and the ground under the seat. Getting power is one thing, but it's probably just not getting enough. My stereo with amp...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 08:16 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Nice Work and good resourcing. How are you...

Nice Work and good resourcing. How are you cutting the aluminum? I wonder if ManRacks can help? Maybe offer something to the masses later on.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 04:16 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Best wishes with your pops. Getting old sucks....

Best wishes with your pops. Getting old sucks. Man I've got aches from head to toe. His situation sounds serious, but it also sounds like he's on the mend.

You're gonna dig the RSWs etc., when...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 12:13 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Looks good. I paid $3,100 for 2500 miles on an...

Looks good. I paid $3,100 for 2500 miles on an '06 a couple years ago. Yours look like a good deal. Check front sprocket spline (bring 5mm allen to pull front cover). Next, looks well cared, but...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 12:22 AM
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Posted By RZRob
I hear folks mention the 230L too. The issue is...

I hear folks mention the 230L too. The issue is the harness that runs under the lower triple. My CRF buddy just got a Cycra fender with replaceable vented mud guard. Nice. I'm going to check if they...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 12:18 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Watched the first 3 minutes. Good stuff. RZ...

Watched the first 3 minutes. Good stuff.

RZ Rob
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Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 09:55 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Well, TBH I haven't used/needed it yet, but it's...

Well, TBH I haven't used/needed it yet, but it's there when I do. Benefit #1,365 of membership. :D

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 08:34 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Good deal on a white Acerbis tank: ...

Good deal on a white Acerbis tank:

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/mpo/4807195559.html

RZ Rob
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Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 08:14 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Just curious, could a person easily drill and tap...

Just curious, could a person easily drill and tap the pieces or is there more to it than that?

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 78,961
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Posted By RZRob
Not at all. That's what this forum biz is all...

Not at all. That's what this forum biz is all about. A global village of those with a common interest - The XR650L. Someone else (maybe me) will benefit from you and your local access.

I remember...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 01:34 PM
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Posted By RZRob
That was implicit. I don't like advertising that...

That was implicit. I don't like advertising that I'm a poser - even if it's true.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 10:23 AM
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Posted By RZRob
I agree with Steve. Most people can do it cheaper...

I agree with Steve. Most people can do it cheaper than I did. I've got an unemployed friend that seems to have plenty of time to give me bad advice and got me off on the wrong track. Then, I couldn't...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 10:08 PM
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Views: 8,660,242
Posted By RZRob
Took the XR out around the neighborhood to form...

Took the XR out around the neighborhood to form an opinion on the front suspension after getting the RaceTech treatment. I'm very happy with the results having gotten the spring rate (52) and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 78,961
Views: 8,660,242
Posted By RZRob
The Interweb is no place for thin skin. I see...

The Interweb is no place for thin skin. I see people getting miffed on Facebook all the time.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 78,961
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Posted By RZRob
But you're so easy on things. I guess you're just...

But you're so easy on things. I guess you're just having a run of bad luck...

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 78,961
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Posted By RZRob
What's that brown stuff on the case? It looks...

What's that brown stuff on the case? It looks like dirt. Adventurous aren't we?

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 11:19 PM
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Posted By RZRob
That was set by them to 20mm (I think to maintain...

That was set by them to 20mm (I think to maintain cartridge span), and the legs were shortened 40mm if I recall too. This set the length and travel back to stock. I actually raised it 10mm because it...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 11:10 PM
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Posted By RZRob
I'm glad you said it, but TBH, I was impressed by...

I'm glad you said it, but TBH, I was impressed by your solution.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 02:01 PM
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Posted By RZRob
They pointed out my headset was loose. For me...

They pointed out my headset was loose. For me they shortened the 450R legs to the length of a stock XR650L and then put stiffer/shorter springs and then while they were in there I went ahead with the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 07:14 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Picked up my bike from Race Tech yesterday. Took...

Picked up my bike from Race Tech yesterday. Took it for an easy put and I'm sure it's better, but with a broken ankle, it's hard to tell what I got. I had to tweak a few things last night including...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 11:12 AM
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Views: 8,660,242
Posted By RZRob
That project looks too tempting for me to resist....

That project looks too tempting for me to resist. May just have to take that one on next - as soon as my bank account recovers from the USD draining. :cry

RZ Rob
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-10-2014, 07:26 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Correct. The US spec bike may be coming with...

Correct. The US spec bike may be coming with extras too. I recall being told at the show that the saddle bags (not top box) was standard, and possibly even Hill Hold Control.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 06:41 AM
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Posted By RZRob
I dunno, as nice as that looks, after one or two...

I dunno, as nice as that looks, after one or two good rides, that would look like a rat or battery acid attacked it. I gave up trying to look pretty a long time ago. :cry

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 78,961
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Posted By RZRob
In So Cal we use Industrial Metal Supply...

In So Cal we use Industrial Metal Supply (http://www.industrialmetalsupply.com/) and Schorr Metals (http://www.schorrmetals.com/). I would think you have equivalents around there.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 10:26 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Nice work. I like your stickers. RZ Rob

Nice work. I like your stickers.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 10:22 PM
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Posted By RZRob
I think I have that kit leftover I'd sell cheap....

I think I have that kit leftover I'd sell cheap. I put one on my XR650R, but valued the Aluminum guard more than the indicators

RZ Rob...
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