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Forum: Equipment 12-16-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By JMartin
Very helpful Ben! Thanks. Jay

Very helpful Ben! Thanks.

Jay
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By JMartin
Best Cycra Handguard Model to Work with Flexx Bars?

Hello,

I am seeking information on which of Cycra's three different models of their hand guards would give me the most room for cable routing and adjustment with Flexx bars (that I would like to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,103
Posted By JMartin
A good point. One could potentially keep costs...

A good point. One could potentially keep costs down by connecting together some less costly and more conventional rechargeable batteries.

In the case of the light I've ordered (see above), it...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 165,508
Posted By JMartin
Which product seems to be the only game in town...

Which product seems to be the only game in town that can run on 12v.



Thanks for that update. Good info and will save others time and frustration.

Jay
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,103
Posted By JMartin
Yes, my quest is confirming that. The one...

Yes, my quest is confirming that. The one exception is this...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 165,508
Posted By JMartin
Single LED Spot Beam for Helmet Mount?

An odd question, perhaps, to throw in here, but here goes. Has anyone run across a single LED spot that might be appropriate to mount on a helmet?

I'm looking for a spot helmet lamp that I can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,103
Posted By JMartin
I like your setup. The other alternative to...

I like your setup. The other alternative to buying an expensive light and moving it around is to take a chance on the cheap Chinese knock-offs and just mount one on each bike. But that is not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,103
Posted By JMartin
Nice setup! My research is telling me I need...

Nice setup! My research is telling me I need "flood" for the bike (as apposed to spot), so will look more into the pattern of your light bar. I would like to understand how you have the bar...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,103
Posted By JMartin
Thanks for the recommendation. It's...

Thanks for the recommendation.



It's those intervals between bolts that could prove troublesome.



Thanks for the recommendation. I think "almost" is the operative word. What comes to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,103
Posted By JMartin
Thanks for the responses. I completely...

Thanks for the responses.



I completely agree. The turns in trail riding can be so tight that one would have limited-to-no illumination of where one was headed if relying solely on a powerful...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,103
Posted By JMartin
Lighting for Nighttime Trail Riding

Not sure if this topic has already been covered, but not finding anything I thought I would throw it out here. I suspect only a small proportion of the inmates (intentionally) trail ride at night. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 78,961
Views: 8,659,507
Posted By JMartin
What's that you're using for your kickstand...

What's that you're using for your kickstand pad?:wink:

Jay
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 78,961
Views: 8,659,507
Posted By JMartin
I use it exclusively. No stink and clean the...

I use it exclusively. No stink and clean the filter in the sink with Oxy-Clean powder. The one downside is that you have to go wash your hands with Oxy-Clean powder whenever you touch one of the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
Thank you. I enjoyed going through the bike even...

Thank you. I enjoyed going through the bike even with the surprises.

As to jetting, I put the 1" insert in my exhaust end cap and finally took the time yesterday to get some heat protection on my...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 78,961
Views: 8,659,507
Posted By JMartin
Signing In

As the title of the tread suggests, I'm signing in. I purchased a 2008 XRL a couple of months ago and got her sorted out in this thread over here...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-19-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,309
Posted By JMartin
I prefer anti, but that may just be because that...

I prefer anti, but that may just be because that is how I rode it the first time.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-19-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By JMartin
PEDS Ride on 10/21--South Park, CO

Hi,

Short notice, but a couple of us are planning a Pre-Ebola Dual Sport ride on Tuesday. As of right now, we are thinking breakfast in Bailey, unloading the trailer between Jefferson and Cuomo,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-19-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,309
Posted By JMartin
Hi, I rode the WRT on 10/4. Because of the...

Hi,

I rode the WRT on 10/4. Because of the recent rains, at that time, all the previously sandy sections had turned to mud with at least one track of dried hard-pack through each. We dropped in...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
Thanks, I'm thinking I'll try the same insert. ...

Thanks, I'm thinking I'll try the same insert.

Jay
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
Then that's one less thing that requires my...

Then that's one less thing that requires my attention and frees up time for those muffler bearings:wink:. Thanks!

Jay
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
Adjusting the Clutch

Hi,

Yesterday after washing the bike, I put it up on a stand and lubed the chain by putting it into 2nd gear and letting the rear wheel spin while I sprayed. When I pulled the clutch in I noticed...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
I will likely try a 158 in the spring once my...

I will likely try a 158 in the spring once my testing ground is again snow-free. The only downside to my DG is it's a tad loud. I'm wondering how much quieter the QMF everyone seems to rave about...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
"End up with" is probably not completely...

"End up with" is probably not completely accurate. I am currently at 52/155. But further jet tuning will likely have to wait until spring.

Yesterday's ride was from 6200' to 9300' with patches...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
Jetting and Engine Temp

Hi,

Well I was wrong, i.e., one size larger pilot and main jet made a big difference on engine temps. I was able to get out yesterday for 140 miles: dirt roads, jeep roads, ATV trails, and a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
How Much Does a Lean Condition Contribute to Overall Engine Heat

I am going to be interested to see just how much this jetting change has on the oil temp. To be honest, it is difficult for me to believe it will make a huge improvement. But I would be happy to be...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
Okay, I will try 52/155 next (and that's what...

Okay, I will try 52/155 next (and that's what Steve recommended for me; although he's politely refrained from saying, "Told you so."). Being pressed for time before the Moab trip, I did not get to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
Very good. Cut a trough with my Dremel and she...

Very good. Cut a trough with my Dremel and she works fine now. Thanks, Jay
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
Shake-Down Ride and First Impressions

Hello,

Just back from three full days of riding in Moab, UT. The first two days' routes were not well suited to the XRL, so I rode my KTM 400. Day three though was perfect--150 miles which...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
Figured it was just as easy to make brackets for...

Figured it was just as easy to make brackets for the front turn signals plus I'd have them working too. So I cut a nail-on, single gang outlet box in half the long way with a heated knife, drilled...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
Blinkers

Thanks for the shock spring link Steve. Just went for a ride around the neighborhood, and the suspension feels way firmer than what I'm used to with dirt bikes. But the measuring stick will tell.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
Sag?

Hey, do we try to set the sag on these things? And what if one find's they need a different rear spring?

Thanks,
Jay
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
Tell me about it; a race against the clock. Was...

Tell me about it; a race against the clock. Was hoping to have gotten out Friday. But everything takes longer than you think it will. Being new to the XRL world, I would get things reassembled to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
The ignition was in that general area, but the PO...

The ignition was in that general area, but the PO had been creative with grinding, drilling, and tapping.:puke1

At least things are back together, but somehow I am at a loss as to how the front...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
Thanks, and right you are. Got it now. Jay

Thanks, and right you are. Got it now.

Jay
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
Speedometer Fitment

Hi,

I assume the cable that runs from the axle to the speedometer is supposed to go through the big hole in the upper triple clamp. Is that correct?

I can see Steve's forks extending above the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
Very nice. I'll have to check that out. Thanks....

Very nice. I'll have to check that out. Thanks.

Jay
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
Ideally my triple clamps will arrive today in...

Ideally my triple clamps will arrive today in time to ride tomorrow after which I'll try to post some pics to wrap up this thread. In the mean time I've done a few odds and ends:



Wired for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,879
Posted By JMartin
A Honda XR650L.

A Honda XR650L.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
Forks

With the break in the work and the unknowns surrounding the front end's condition, I decided to take the forks to a highly recommended suspension guy who works out of his garage. He went through...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,790
Posted By JMartin
Steve, That is music to my ears. While to...

Steve,

That is music to my ears. While to the casual observer, I may seem still very much in the throws of things:wink::

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb362/JHMartin08/XR650L/Apart.jpg...
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