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Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 10:36 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
If anyone wants to try Hi-Comp on their XRL, I...

If anyone wants to try Hi-Comp on their XRL, I have an almost new JE Pistons 102mm slug that is the 11.25/1 compression ratios. It was in my freshly bored cylinder for approx 100 miles. PM me with an...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 07:31 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
I hate wash board roads. Makes the whole bike...

I hate wash board roads. Makes the whole bike feel like it is going to come apart. Playing with the suspension settings may help, but try some different tire pressures as well. If you are running 30...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 07:17 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Did you remove the cam? If so, I would check the...

Did you remove the cam? If so, I would check the cam timing. Sounds like it might be one or two teeth off from where it should be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 01:59 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Don't take this the wrong way, but are you sure...

Don't take this the wrong way, but are you sure it is not your KEYS JINGLING on the keyring?

Next I would check to verify you have oil flow to the head by just slightly cracking open one of the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 04:49 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Number one problem is that the 87 had dual carbs,...

Number one problem is that the 87 had dual carbs, so the rear shock was centered to allow an intake boot from the airbox on each side. The newer disk brake models had single carbs with an offset rear...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2015, 09:24 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
For the turn signal indicator, you will need a...

For the turn signal indicator, you will need a pair of diodes to wire in line to make the LED blink for right AND left. This is because the LED only lights up with the polarity going in one...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 02:50 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
I did the same thing fritz, and I want to thank...

I did the same thing fritz, and I want to thank Alvin for doing this to that poor old frame. I did not realize that the system was designed that way.

:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 10:52 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Your valve stems turned into Wellnuts are genius!...

Your valve stems turned into Wellnuts are genius! Thank you for sharing.:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 07:21 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Nice Bike, looks a lot like mine. Who makes the...

Nice Bike, looks a lot like mine. Who makes the small spoiler you have on top of the windscreen and do you think it makes a big difference?
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 07:17 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
FELVIS, Who makes that white front fairing...

FELVIS,

Who makes that white front fairing that you have on your bike?
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 06:18 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
The Ricky stator is your best option. You will...

The Ricky stator is your best option. You will not believe how much easier the bike will start. That is what I have put in my 85 XR600R.
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 01:09 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
spring - washer - oring The washer protects...

spring - washer - oring

The washer protects the oring from being chewed up by the spring.
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 05:45 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
This has happened once too many times with me, so...

This has happened once too many times with me, so I now run a small inline fuel filter on all my bikes. They help keep the stray crud out of the carb.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2015, 03:46 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
KT1, Great Job on the psuedo True...

KT1,

Great Job on the psuedo True Adventure! Is that also a Honda Rally bike that is in the background?
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 01:00 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Napa Auto Parts sells assembly lube.

Napa Auto Parts sells assembly lube.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 01:33 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Your XR is a little different than the bikes sold...

Your XR is a little different than the bikes sold in the US obviously because mine does not have an on/off switch for the lights. You may be best to buy a shop manual or have your local Honda dealer...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 01:22 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Please note that Alvin seems to be the daredevil...

Please note that Alvin seems to be the daredevil extreme of the folks on this board. I too have had the Rox 2" risers on my XRL and they have never moved. But I am not riding mine like I am competing...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 08:50 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Should not be a problem, but you may want to wire...

Should not be a problem, but you may want to wire in a shut-off switch to the HID light if you are running a small battery. That battery will get hot fast trying to power that light when the engine...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 07:33 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
No problem: ...

No problem:

http://www.bulbtown.com/EF33_ELECTRONIC_FLASHER_p/ef33.htm?utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=nextag

:freaky
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 04:45 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
YES. Please call me when you realize that you...

YES. Please call me when you realize that you have gone off the deep end and you need to sell one!

Nice photo. Bikes look great and your weather truly makes me jealous.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2015, 05:58 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Pete, I believe you can just use an...

Pete,

I believe you can just use an electronic flasher instead of the thermal flasher. You can buy them at Fleet Farm or any auto parts store.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-02-2015, 07:46 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Thanks Lee, but I have the parts fiche and manual...

Thanks Lee, but I have the parts fiche and manual already for my bike. The problem is that the part numbers for the tanks include all of the stickers and padding, so you really cannot tell if a 99...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-02-2015, 10:54 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
MassiveLee -- Those look fantastic! On...

MassiveLee -- Those look fantastic!

On another note--- can anyone confirm that the fuel tank is the same for an RD07 and an RD07A? I would like to eventually find a stock tank for my RD07. I wish...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 11:40 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Muffler

I think the idea that most of us had was to use a XR600R muffler, which is pretty much a bolt on affair. You used an XR650R muffler and A LOT of handiwork to get that on your XRL.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-13-2015, 06:32 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
YOU, my friend, have a very understanding wife.

YOU, my friend, have a very understanding wife.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-23-2015, 07:30 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Have you explored the Canadian section of the...

Have you explored the Canadian section of the TMAT? We did that route 2 years ago and came close to Thunder Bay. I might try that area again now with my AT. I was on my XR last time.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-22-2015, 09:31 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Thought I would share some pictures and say...

Thought I would share some pictures and say thanks to Jonathan at Rugged Roads for sending me a large box of goodies for my 93 RD07 that I am fixing up. His top plate for the rear rack is a nice...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 09:18 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Beechum in AR

Beechum, there are some good routes on dualsportmaps.com in the area north of Fort Smith that I rode on my XR600. They are supposedly "public" roads, but I don't think anyone is driving the family...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 05:49 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Well, Sweet Mother of Buhda that bike looks...

Well, Sweet Mother of Buhda that bike looks good....
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 08:49 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Your rear tire has nothing to do with your...

Your rear tire has nothing to do with your speedometer. The speedo reads off your front wheel.
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 04:18 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Your a good guy Beechum. Any guy who rally races...

Your a good guy Beechum. Any guy who rally races the XRL is OK by me.

Some days are just a bad undie bundler, ya-know?

Race on brother...:clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 09:20 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
I coated my Acerbis last year with the Caswell...

I coated my Acerbis last year with the Caswell kit. Jeremy may have done the same on his tank. At first I thought it did not work, but after a year, my stickers have not bubbled like you would expect...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 03:08 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
I like the look of your fairing. I would love to...

I like the look of your fairing. I would love to know more about the other version you posted that meets up with the tank. I have the RallyRaid style fairing and have been very happy with it, but the...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 06:33 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Amen! If it says "Universal", I just don't buy it...

Amen! If it says "Universal", I just don't buy it anymore.

A swiss army knife or a Leatherman tool are about the only "do-it-all" devices that I have found worth owning.

I just recently...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 08:12 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Did you stay with a 17 inch rear wheel, or go...

Did you stay with a 17 inch rear wheel, or go with an 18 inch rim on the new set of wheels? They look terrific!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2015, 12:39 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Welcome! This group has been very helpful with...

Welcome! This group has been very helpful with all my "new AT owner" questions. Good luck with your rebuild.

Oh, and don't forget, we love pictures...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 09:04 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Footpegs

I decided to try some of the inexpensive ebay footpegs sold for the XR650R on my AT RD07. They give a much wider platform for my feet. I have run these same pegs on my XR for a few years and really...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 01:00 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19200603...

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19200603&postcount=5022

Try this.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 05:11 AM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
8 gallons! Child's playbike specs compared to the...

8 gallons! Child's playbike specs compared to the 11 gallons my Africa Twin tank holds. It is like filling up a small car....that can do wheelies.

:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2015, 08:55 PM
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Posted By mrfixit54016
Thanks for that. Learn as you go I guess. They...

Thanks for that. Learn as you go I guess. They had them listed as fitting 90-93 Africa Twins, but they also said L/M/N models which is just 1990,1991,and 1992. Never trust evilBay listings without...
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