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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By LexLeroy
There's a factory lowering kit available for the...

There's a factory lowering kit available for the DR650SE. It's an excellent commuter w/ street-oriented tires.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,684
Posted By LexLeroy
I use these guys for Mikuni jets. ...

I use these guys for Mikuni jets.

http://www.jetsrus.com/
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:47 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,684
Posted By LexLeroy
You're gonna re-jet anyway, so replace the...

You're gonna re-jet anyway, so replace the bar-ends w/ some real brush guards that will protect the levers and go smoke those tires. The tank & seat need to go too so - no worries.
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
I've had 3 BMW sidecar outfits, so I know a bit...

I've had 3 BMW sidecar outfits, so I know a bit about turning a sweet-handling motorcycle into a foul-handling three-wheeled truck. If I were to do a single-cylinder sidecar outfit I'd go w/ a KLR650...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,554
Posted By LexLeroy
Some puke(s) stole mine a few years ago. :cry ...

Some puke(s) stole mine a few years ago. :cry I'm hoping that it grenaded in spectacular fashion.
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
And tires. Don't forget the tires.

And tires. Don't forget the tires.
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,684
Posted By LexLeroy
Nothing wrong with having a plan before you spend...

Nothing wrong with having a plan before you spend that first dollar. I wish that I had been that circumspect. I step back and look at FrankenPig (my XR650L) and see that I'm slowly trying to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,443
Posted By LexLeroy
Or a big handful of front brake when you're too...

Or a big handful of front brake when you're too hot in the middle of a turn - funny how the bike stands straight up and goes right for the guard rail. :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
Steve's pictures, not your's. Spend more time in...

Steve's pictures, not your's. Spend more time in "Toxic Brittany" and "Toxic Over 40" and you'll understand my comment. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,684
Posted By LexLeroy
I think that I used a #14, but you'll want to...

I think that I used a #14, but you'll want to measure the stuff that you end up with. Invest in a digital caliper if you haven't already. Any excuse to buy new tools. :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
Belongs in Jo Momma with a "Toxic Parts"...

Belongs in Jo Momma with a "Toxic Parts" thread.
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,684
Posted By LexLeroy
Just a heads up before you order rims & spokes. ...

Just a heads up before you order rims & spokes. I adapted a DR650SE rear cush hub to my XR650L and laced it to an Excel 18" x 2.5" rim. The kit came w/ Buchanan heavy gauge spokes so I had to drill...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,684
Posted By LexLeroy
Go wider for the street. For the rear you may be...

Go wider for the street. For the rear you may be limited to 140 tires because of the narrow swing arm - but the SM guys can tell you what works and what doesn't. If a 4.25" wheel and 150 tire will...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
They wised up to me during my first (and only)...

They wised up to me during my first (and only) hitch. It saved a lot of heart-ache, pain and money all around. :nod But good on ya.' Makin' E-8 is no small deal, and it's the NCOs that run the show...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,684
Posted By LexLeroy
I laced up a 19 x 2.15 front rim for my DR650SE...

I laced up a 19 x 2.15 front rim for my DR650SE way back when. It worked well and the stock 290 mm disc stopped the bike just fine. I wasn't happy w/ the stock 17 x 2.5 rear rim - you can see how...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
You must have done something right. They...

You must have done something right. They obviously didn't make you an E-7 because of your looks. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
Having done both I'll take soldering any day.

Having done both I'll take soldering any day.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
At $8.99 a pop from Rocky Mountain I can live w/...

At $8.99 a pop from Rocky Mountain I can live w/ a few niggling issues.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
No, but my southern drawl is coming along, well,...

No, but my southern drawl is coming along, well, ... just swimmingly.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
Good point. All this time I thought that it was...

Good point. All this time I thought that it was because she was hard of hearing or that I had a stutter.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
Good looking shop helper. Mine has zero...

Good looking shop helper. Mine has zero mechanical apptitude. I sent her off to fetch me a spanner and she came back with a spaniel.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
What were they rubbing against?

What were they rubbing against?
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
When he busts both his bike and his ass trying to...

When he busts both his bike and his ass trying to duplicate the stunts that you pull you'll be on his list. Maybe even at the top. :nod
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
I ain't even touchin' this 'un. :lol3

I ain't even touchin' this 'un. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
Thanks for answering my question. :lol3 ...

Thanks for answering my question. :lol3

Edit: Here's a better picture of my OEM sprocket. Pay particular attention to the word on the lower rubber piece.
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Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
Screw the stock wheel. I'm looking into grafting...

Screw the stock wheel. I'm looking into grafting in a wheel and tire from a Hummer. I just need to figure out how to retain my DR650SE cush hub.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
This stuff's the hot ticket - plus I heard that...

This stuff's the hot ticket - plus I heard that it's coming out in 10w40 w/ a JASO certification. I also recommend going "dark side" for tires.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
Assuming that the keeper isn't worn, that someone...

Assuming that the keeper isn't worn, that someone hasn't chamfered its teeth and that the countershaft retaining groove is still tight and sweet then the teeth on an XRR sprocket will be 2.84 mm...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
Your observations don't seem to mesh with those...

Your observations don't seem to mesh with those of others. I wondered why so I dug out a couple of sprockets. Here they are - an aftermarket Moose Racing XRR sprocket on the left and an OEM XRL...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
Me likey - visible and up out of harm's way. ...

Me likey - visible and up out of harm's way. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
I made mine to hold bicycle tubing. We're talking...

I made mine to hold bicycle tubing. We're talking the same thing only with the unthreaded & counter-bored top half profiled to follow the curve of the lower fork leg and the threaded portion of the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By LexLeroy
What ever the OP buys he can always replace the...

What ever the OP buys he can always replace the seat cover with a purple one and zip-tie on a milk crate - then everyone can be happy. :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
With an even number of teeth and an even number...

With an even number of teeth and an even number of chain links some teeth will always be adjacent to inner chain plates and some will always be adjacent to outer ones... it's just kinda' the way that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
I shied away for lack of a material cert. :D

I shied away for lack of a material cert. :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
The suspense is killing me... nothing can be that...

The suspense is killing me... nothing can be that big.

Try these drawings (courtesy of JT Sprockets) -

http://www.jtsprockets.com/fileadmin/code/images/small/jtf1307.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
This picture, which I took, shows an aftermarket...

This picture, which I took, shows an aftermarket (PD) XRR sprocket after about 1400 miles of mixed on & off-road use after being liberally hit w/ Dupont chain lube every 200 miles. It shows three...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By LexLeroy
One thing that hasn't been mentioned is the...

One thing that hasn't been mentioned is the tractor-like torque of the XRL due to its lower horsepower and heavy flywheel. The other is the exchangability of transmission gears with other air-cooled...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
Wilton metal-cutting bandsaw. I didn't say...

Wilton metal-cutting bandsaw. I didn't say anything about opening up the back of the headlight bucket with the mill to accomodate the fan on the back of the H4 lamp. Boys gotta' have their toys....
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 79,021
Views: 8,675,495
Posted By LexLeroy
Hard to compare apples to apples since I didn't...

Hard to compare apples to apples since I didn't try it w/ a halogen H4, but it's crazy bright & the color temp. is a very white 5600K. The low beam cutoff line isn't as crisp as what you get w/ a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By LexLeroy
I'm about your height & weight. I've owned a...

I'm about your height & weight. I've owned a DR650SE and it was bullet-proof. My current play bike is an XR650L, and while it's taller than the DR it's actually closer to a dirt bike (in my humble...
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