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Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By LexLeroy
This suggests to me that it's time for a new...

This suggests to me that it's time for a new chain. When the o-rings wear out the chain rollers lose their internal lubrication and the chain wears/elongates at an alarming rate. One thing to look...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By LexLeroy
Did a Google on "Who makes All Balls bearings and...

Did a Google on "Who makes All Balls bearings and this popped up -



I've also heard anecdotally that their bearings are made by KML - a Hong Kong company w/ facilities in China. I'd look for...
Forum: Hacks 03-04-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,146
Posted By LexLeroy
Take a look at the Kenda K270 in 5.10/17. It's...

Take a look at the Kenda K270 in 5.10/17. It's rated 6PR/71P and it starts out w/ a pretty flat profile from the outset. If your front rim is 3.5" wide it'll be plenty flat when mounted.
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
I installed a Cyclops Adventure Sports H4...

I installed a Cyclops Adventure Sports H4 headlight in my Buell headlight shell - it's rated at 30 watts on high beam. I didn't try it with the stock XRL reflector so I don't know if there's enough...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
I just bought a 5.10/18 Kenda K270 for my cush...

I just bought a 5.10/18 Kenda K270 for my cush hub street wheel - I'll put the Dunlop D606 on the stock Honda wheel. But then I'm a slow old guy that has to ride on pavement for over an hour just to...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 204,217
Posted By LexLeroy
When I saw the Cyclops H4 LED last year I had to...

When I saw the Cyclops H4 LED last year I had to have one for my trusty XR650L - FrankenPig. It took a little blacksmithing but I got it to fit into a Buell Blast headlight shell with a Cibie 7"...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
Older than dirt. And get off my lawn. :gerg

Older than dirt. And get off my lawn. :gerg
Forum: Americas 02-21-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,420
Posted By LexLeroy
It's probably a moot point, at least for the...

It's probably a moot point, at least for the short-term. Kevin's TAT page appears to be seriously broken.

Edit: Communicated this to Kevin and he made some tweaks. All appears to be OK.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-21-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By LexLeroy
For those who don't have Basecamp GPSVisualizer...

For those who don't have Basecamp GPSVisualizer has a draw tool that lets you do the same thing, saving the track as a .gpx file. Here's the link:

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/draw/

Why buy...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-21-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,538
Posted By LexLeroy
Old Problems Solved?

To my mind the three worst problems that nagged the Gen I DL1000 were:

1) Clutch chudder (I've read that the latest Gen I clutch basket casting is a carry-forward item to the Gen II bike, BTW)
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
I was pretty happy w/ Tubliss inserts &...

I was pretty happy w/ Tubliss inserts & tubeless-type tires (i.e., Shinko e700's) at street pressures, but as I'm doing more gravel & dirt now I'm de-commisioning the Tubliss stuff and I'm going back...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
Yep. The Winchester warehouse is only 15 miles...

Yep. The Winchester warehouse is only 15 miles to the east. The problem here is that the road crews don't have the equipment or staff to clean up the side streets, plus the citizens haven't been...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
No reason that it shouldn't - the rim lock ought...

No reason that it shouldn't - the rim lock ought to be easier to push away from the rim than that big aluminum thingie that's part of the Tubliss inner casing. With a rim lock one only needs to push...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-20-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By LexLeroy
Your lat/long numbers show what looks to be an...

Your lat/long numbers show what looks to be an access point off of Little Snowbird Rd just to the northeast of Juanita Branch if you zoom in w/ satellite imagery using Google maps, but it looks like...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
Yep, braze rather than weld to side-step the...

Yep, braze rather than weld to side-step the potential problems with cracking in heat-effected zones. If you can get enough contact area w/ a tight fit-up consider brazing w/ 56% cadmium-free silver.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
How are those Wolfman bags working for you?

How are those Wolfman bags working for you?
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-18-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By LexLeroy
Is this what you're looking for? ...

Is this what you're looking for?

http://tailofthedragontours.com/tathum/index.html
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
If you've ever watched barrel racing w/ quarter...

If you've ever watched barrel racing w/ quarter horses you see the same sort of thing where the rider gets the horse to plant its front legs, swing its ass around the barrel and launch toward home. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,873
Posted By LexLeroy
I'm tempted by the idea of finding a low-mileage...

I'm tempted by the idea of finding a low-mileage DRZ and swapping in a wide-ratio 5 speed and a big bore w/ stock compression. It ought to be plenty rideable and reliable for not a ton of money.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
Work on endurance and balance. Let the other guy...

Work on endurance and balance. Let the other guy shoot his wad in the first 30 minutes. Finesse always trumps brute strength.
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
Stick with it, regardless of the bike that you...

Stick with it, regardless of the bike that you ultimately choose. Here's a clip of another big guy beating the crap out of his XR. Note that some of the footage is in relatively tight terrain.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
Youth. It's wasted on the young.

Youth. It's wasted on the young.
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
Excellent work. Which bender are you using?

Excellent work. Which bender are you using?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-14-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,330
Posted By LexLeroy
You just helped me make up my mind. Thanks.

You just helped me make up my mind. Thanks.
Forum: Hacks 02-14-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,146
Posted By LexLeroy
If you're willing to do a little blacksmithing...

If you're willing to do a little blacksmithing you can find a wider 17" wheel that will mount a wider tire without much drama. I adapted an SV1000 rear wheel (17 x 5.5) and a GSXR600 front wheel (17...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-14-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,330
Posted By LexLeroy
By changing the guage face you can bring the...

By changing the guage face you can bring the speedo into calibration w/ the odo - then when you use the speedo healer the speedo & odo stay in sync. One of life's strange mysteries. :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-14-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,386
Posted By LexLeroy
:tough All out of pity mate. :lol3 -14 C....

:tough All out of pity mate. :lol3

-14 C. and snow forecast for tonight - battery has been out of the bike & indoors for the last 2 months. :cry
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-13-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,330
Posted By LexLeroy
Mine has the stock 17/41. I initially thought...

Mine has the stock 17/41. I initially thought about going to a 17/43 because I was shifting into 6th at about 80 mph indicated and thinking "What's the point of even having this 6th gear?"

Once I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-12-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,386
Posted By LexLeroy
Good job on the levers and guards. The factory...

Good job on the levers and guards. The factory guards will repel bugs and dust but they offer no protection to the levers should the bike go horizontal. I installed my stock units in the trash can...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
But you know that those BMWs are only for...

But you know that those BMWs are only for cruising to Starbucks, right? :lol3

http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/11/73/54/58/gaston10.jpg

The immortal Gaston Rahier doing what he did best.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-12-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,229
Posted By LexLeroy
Fit a center stand as soon as you get it home -...

Fit a center stand as soon as you get it home - easier and safer to do maintenance & upgrades.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
I can't speak to the current generation product,...

I can't speak to the current generation product, but the previous H4 unit didn't have a really clean low-beam cut-off or a big difference in pattern between high and low beam in a Cibie 7" reflector...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,351
Posted By LexLeroy
The following link lays it out pretty clearly. ...

The following link lays it out pretty clearly. Please PM me for additional detail and my subsequent experience w/ the swap - there's no reason to derail this thread w/ our sidebar conversation.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,351
Posted By LexLeroy
I don't know if the XL600V's rotor-to-disc...

I don't know if the XL600V's rotor-to-disc measurement is close to that of the XR600R's, but I see two issues:

1) The XL600V uses 525 chain and the XR600 uses 520. The front sprockets share a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
They're usually at the local Starbucks drinking...

They're usually at the local Starbucks drinking coffee that tastes like it's been percolated through French cigarette butts. I think that I'll pass.
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
Yep, I had to do some chip cutting to get...

Yep, I had to do some chip cutting to get everything mated up. I just acquired a DR650SE front hub & stock 290 mm rotor pretty cheaply so I'm thinking about an "adventure" wheel set w/ a 19" front...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
XRV750 Africa Twin (EBC) - 276 mm diameter. ...

XRV750 Africa Twin (EBC) - 276 mm diameter. Caliper is from a DL1000.

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6035/6313004151_d23641643d_b.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
Well, I'm an oil change away from being done for...

Well, I'm an oil change away from being done for awhile. I burned a beautiful riding day in the basement making tie-down brackets for my new Wolfman E-10's, but this year is going to be more riding...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
:thumb We'll be calling you "Mr. Daylight." ...

:thumb We'll be calling you "Mr. Daylight." That's some serious illumination.
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 81,901
Views: 9,184,030
Posted By LexLeroy
So... after almost 5400 pages you thought that...

So... after almost 5400 pages you thought that you'd just take things in another direction? :lol3
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