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Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2015, 09:36 AM
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Posted By FLX
Cool, how hard is it to get the ignition key in?

Cool, how hard is it to get the ignition key in?
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
Posted By FLX
Is stationary engineer some certification or can...

Is stationary engineer some certification or can you do it with a qmed oiler license? I don't wan't to live in sf but starting to wonder if there are jobs out there where i can go home every night
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
Posted By FLX
Looks nice, did you add or remove any braces...

Looks nice, did you add or remove any braces besides the rear frame reinforcements???
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,845
Posted By FLX
does that mean warming up the engine by letting...

does that mean warming up the engine by letting it idle for a bit does not help much and is better avoided?
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
Posted By FLX
hey folks, a friend i were wondering what the...

hey folks,
a friend i were wondering what the XR stands for?
-Xtra Rad
-Xtream Reliable
-eX Racer

anybody know?
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
Posted By FLX
i'd love to take the clark tank and side pannels....

i'd love to take the clark tank and side pannels. how bad is the oil cooler? if still working fine i take that one too.
i'm at work but pm you later
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
Posted By FLX
sold prime space to the advertisers there. can...

sold prime space to the advertisers there. can you still see enough?
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
Posted By FLX
thank you, i don't think i mind that much if it's...

thank you, i don't think i mind that much if it's harder to reach the key as long as it still fits. seems like the benefits out wight the hassle for me
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
Posted By FLX
i think you have to appreciate the xrl for what...

i think you have to appreciate the xrl for what it is. it makes a great commuter, is offroad enough to have some fun on the weekend. it's been around long enough that parts are easy to find.

my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
Posted By FLX
that's really cool, i might have to copy that for...

that's really cool, i might have to copy that for the oil dipstick. with the big tank it's kinda hard to access.

thanks you all for the info on the rox offset risers, i will give them a try
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
Posted By FLX
thanks, just to be sure you have these and not...

thanks, just to be sure you have these and not the pivoting ones right?!

@mcma111 that’s what i'm afraid of but getting the bars a bit forward would be nice.
and relocating the switch is not an...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
Posted By FLX
http://www.altrider.com/images/thumbnail/product_l...

http://www.altrider.com/images/thumbnail/product_large/feature-rox-pro-offset-block-riser-1-1-4-up-or-1-back-for-1-1-8-handlebars.jpg


anyone of you fine folks running those? i'm thinking about...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
Posted By FLX
cool thanks, still deciding if i buy on of those...

cool thanks, still deciding if i buy on of those or try to get my broken one repaired. would like to have a spare one laying around.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
Posted By FLX
description says the replacement cdi is a bit...

description says the replacement cdi is a bit smaller, did it still fit nicely into the oem rubber boot?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-19-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By FLX
http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/was...

http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/washington_14331/ride_38d2.htm

http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/washington_02622/ride_e8b4.htm

was riding tahuya last summer and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-06-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,633
Posted By FLX
seems like a great idea

seems like a great idea
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
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, 12:25 PM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
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, 03:31 PM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
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, 02:42 PM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
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, 07:51 PM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
Posted By FLX
impressive, did the header flex?

impressive, did the header flex?
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
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, 09:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,850
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, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3,069
Views: 1,232,450
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, 10:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,850
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, 12:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,850
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, 11:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,850
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, 11:01 AM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
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, 10:00 AM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
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, 04:43 PM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
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, 10:44 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,383
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, 10:24 AM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
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, 10:15 AM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
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, 05:22 PM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
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, 05:19 PM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
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, 05:33 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 10,037
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, 11:47 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,442
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, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,856
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, 12:06 PM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
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, 07:35 PM
Replies: 85,535
Views: 10,103,546
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...
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