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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-14-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By racer 07
Thanks for the reply. Must be the fuel. As soon...

Thanks for the reply. Must be the fuel. As soon as I got out of there my mileage came back. My low level light comes on at 135miles with AZ 10% ethanol. I think Texas is getting more like 15% but it...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-11-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By racer 07
Need Help I-10 OzunaTX to Van Horn TX

I,m in Ozuna TX. headed back to Tucson. Xr1200Harley. Burning fuel like crazy but has no running issues. Not loading up, Starts good,Runs well, Pipe color looks normal. Normal MPG 45. Barley getting...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-04-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,322
Posted By racer 07
Big Bend

Thanks for the pictures. I'm headed down that way next week.:clap
Racer07
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,259
Posted By racer 07
Thumbs down Bell helmet.?

Anyone??? I think I have the answer.:lol3 Racer07
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,259
Posted By racer 07
Question I Need Helmet Help SOS

I found a Bell Vortex helmet that looks to be a good motorcycle helmet. The padding is designed to help keep out the wind noise. My friends of lots of years have a Hot Rod Shop and have probably been...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,882
Posted By racer 07
Thumb Yamahaenduro.com

I just used the link provided and it poped right up. Must be fixed. Racer07:D
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,681
Posted By racer 07
Not true. The rear cylinder on a Harley runs...

Not true. The rear cylinder on a Harley runs leaner because it runs hotter. The front cylinder gets good airflow so it runs cooler. You can compensate with a colder heat range plug in the rear...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,545
Posted By racer 07
Thumb 81gpz

I have a 1981 GPZ. All stock and original I believe. Exact opposite from my XR1200. Peak torque and horespower @ 8000 RPM. Red line is 9500. When you hit 7,000 hang on. Pulls pretty hard for 550cc....
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,090
Posted By racer 07
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,612
Posted By racer 07
Nooooooo!!!!!!

Nooooooo!!!!!!
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,164
Posted By racer 07
You hit any hard rain you're gonna die with those...

You hit any hard rain you're gonna die with those tires. :cry BE SAFE! :D Racer07
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,630
Posted By racer 07
Thumb Real nice ride report and pictures. Thanks for...

Real nice ride report and pictures. Thanks for taking the time. I would suggest though, that you and your friend upgrade your footwear from tennis shoes to a boot or at least a hikeing shoe with some...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,762
Posted By racer 07
Thumb Well done!!!!

Well done!!!!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,207
Posted By racer 07
Mixture screw

If the mixture screw is on the air cleaner side of the carb it is most likely an air screw. Adjust out =more air=lean Turn in= less air =rich. If the mixture screw is on the intake side of the carb...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 122,985
Posted By racer 07
Racer 07 Better late than never XR1200 update

9-10-09
Just came across this thread and realized I never did a final update. Sooo,better late than never.:D Total miles were a little over 5,000. Oil consumption around 1qt @ 2,000 miles. No...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,406
Posted By racer 07
Dr 650

Dr 650
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,523
Posted By racer 07
Sorry to see this thread has gone to shit. I have...

Sorry to see this thread has gone to shit. I have 2 GT500. One is a complete stock parts bike. The motor runs well. The second was a daily driver a couple years back and also stock. I was looking...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By racer 07
Thumb Try the old's cool thread

All the above and old's cool may get you more replys. Racer07
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,523
Posted By racer 07
:lurk :ear :norton

:lurk :ear :norton
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 27,858
Posted By racer 07
Thumb Great thread. Thanks for takeing the time. I have...

Great thread. Thanks for takeing the time. I have a 1981 cb900 that I'll be doing later this year. This will be a big help. Racer07
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,014
Posted By racer 07
Thumb Gpz

I have a 1981 550 GPZ I bought at an estate sale about a year ago for $500. Decent paint, new tires. I replaced the clutch cable, rebuilt the carbs and pitcock,bled the brakes and checked the pads....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 25,235
Posted By racer 07
Talking Not old at 63

63 in March. Started with a Cushman scooter at 12. Now riding a DR650 or my XR1200. Did a cross country in September 5,250 miles,13states in 11 days on the XR. It seems the older I get the more I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 596,602
Posted By racer 07
Thumb :thumb Lookin good! I like the matching tan seat...

:thumb Lookin good! I like the matching tan seat and saddlebags. Black and chrome get old after awhile. Racer07:ricky
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 16,884
Posted By racer 07
Thumb Good looking scoot!:thumb :ricky Racer07

Good looking scoot!:thumb :ricky Racer07
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,779
Posted By racer 07
:thumb :wave :lurk

:thumb :wave :lurk
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 60,136
Posted By racer 07
No fan on the XR. You can see the external oil...

No fan on the XR. You can see the external oil lines to the heads on the right side of the motor. Racer07
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 60,136
Posted By racer 07
Read my edited post above. The XL and XR have two...

Read my edited post above. The XL and XR have two different oiling systems. The XL head does not have external oil to the exhaust valve area. The oil pumps are different. Racer07
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 60,136
Posted By racer 07
Sorry for the confusion. The point I was trying...

Sorry for the confusion. The point I was trying to make is that the motor is not the usual sportster platform. For instance, the crank pin is 11/2" compared to a Sportys 11/4" The XR motor has...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 60,136
Posted By racer 07
I don't think so. I believe the XR1200 has a 1203...

I don't think so. I believe the XR1200 has a 1203 Thunderstorm engine. Same as the Buell Lightning with oil cooled cylinder heads. Makes less H.P. because it has a smaller air box and injector. Of...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 17,526
Posted By racer 07
Thumb My thoughts exactly. Their first choice was a...

My thoughts exactly. Their first choice was a Buell 1125R. I talked him out of that for obvious reasons, one being it's a 146hp bike. The father thinks the ABS, traction control, lean angle shutoff,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 17,526
Posted By racer 07
He's a 20 year old college student. Pretty level...

He's a 20 year old college student. Pretty level headed. Not a hot dog know it all type. I plan on giving him some instruction on a 175 dirt bike, a DR650 and a good running 550GPZ Then suggest a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 17,526
Posted By racer 07
Question Good first bike

I have a longtime familey friend whose son is buying one as a first bike. The only experience he has is on a 250 Rebel used when he took the motorcycle safety course. They're thinking is all the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,653
Posted By racer 07
Thumb Great pics. Thanks. Racer07 :ricky BTW ...

Great pics. Thanks. Racer07 :ricky BTW Merry Christmas!! :jkam
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,735
Posted By racer 07
Question Missing In Action?

What happened? Another victim of the Million Dollar Highway perhaps? Inquiring minds want to know. :D Racer07:1drink
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 34,305
Posted By racer 07
Thumb :lurk :ricky Great report!

:lurk :ricky Great report!
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,230
Posted By racer 07
Thumb Xr1200

You won't be sorry. I have over 10,000 miles on mine and it's a blast. Just figure a better rear shock and a Roadsmart tire after you wear out the stock Qualifiers and ride,ride,ride. Racer07
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 76,701
Posted By racer 07
Just rode 5,250 miles through 13 states in 11...

Just rode 5,250 miles through 13 states in 11 days on a XR1200 Harley. No windshield. I'm 62yo and have a bad back. Every day was a blast. The bike just happens to fit me just right. In the 80's I...
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,518
Posted By racer 07
Pissed Tire balance (not)!

Just had a front tire mounted at the local Victory dealer a couple weeks ago as they had a tire sale. Leaving on a cross country trip the next day the front wheel would bounce like a basketball at...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 87,098
Posted By racer 07
Thumb Kansas US 54

Just passed through Kansas on Monday. US 54 headed west. Mostly divided highway from Wichita to I-25 in New Mexico. Pretty grass lands and rolling hills. Not at all flat with straight roads....
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 17,887
Posted By racer 07
Thumb Thats it! I'd like to give it to my Goldwing...

Thats it! I'd like to give it to my Goldwing buddies.:lol3 Racer07
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