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Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 73,458
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Posted By Firestone
adjustable windshiled mounts

Where have you guys bought your universal windshield mounts? I can't seem to find some of the ones in the pics on this forum.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 73,458
Views: 7,557,588
Posted By Firestone
sprocket help

How did the XRR sprocket work for you? I am trying to get a new MOOSE XRR 15T sprocket to work on my bike and it won't fit backwards.. and frontwards just isn't lining up the chain correctly. :dunno
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-21-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 96,638
Posted By Firestone
Missing the action

Well sounds like I've been missing out on a lot! My bike was torn down this week for tire replacement and my new tire turned out to be the wrong size. Then I discovered my wheel bearings were...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,262
Posted By Firestone
rec's

If you are tall or heavy, get an XR650L. made 1993-2014. I have a 2013 and there is no "computer" stuff on it any more than 1993. It also has the same engine as the 1989 NX650 Honda. Single cylinder,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By Firestone
thanks

I had never heard of a hybrid, thanks for the info. I order the FB520 Chain from Moose Racing and the XRR front sprocket so we will see if the rear stock is suitable to continue to run after 10K...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 73,458
Views: 7,557,588
Posted By Firestone
Where did you buy your new jets?

Where did you buy your new jets?
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 73,458
Views: 7,557,588
Posted By Firestone
new drive

I am replacing my final drive at 10K miles. Chain is gone. I'm trying out the high dollar Moose 520FB chain and the 15T XR/R sprocket. Love to see 20K out of the next one... Havn't ordered a rear...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By Firestone
Aluminum vs. steel rear sprockets

What is the difference in running an aluminum rear sprocket vs a steel one? I'm thinking of running the FB520 Moose chain and and XR650R front sprocket but I don't know which rear will be best or how...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 73,458
Views: 7,557,588
Posted By Firestone
Tom, I would love this also but am afraid of...

Tom, I would love this also but am afraid of dragging my pegs /feet in tight turns. Have you considered moving them forward instead of down?

If you really want them down you might make a steel...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 73,458
Views: 7,557,588
Posted By Firestone
Sprocket

Guys, what is the difference in running an aluminum rear sprocket vs a steel one? I'm thinking of running the FB520 Moose chain and and XR650R front sprocket but I don't know which rear will be best.
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 73,458
Views: 7,557,588
Posted By Firestone
Engine running rough

Today I rode 60miles to work and parked it. A couple hours later I rode across town on and errand and felt like the engine was running rough, almost missing and kind of surging like when you are...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-11-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 96,638
Posted By Firestone
old tires

I've got what you need. Come see me. I'll PM my phone number.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 73,458
Views: 7,557,588
Posted By Firestone
Heat

My Chain is about gone at 10K. I had to pull my 14T front sprocket off and put my worn 15T on and go all the way up to 40 on the snail. But I noticed my engine temps are a solid 25 degrees cooler...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 73,458
Views: 7,557,588
Posted By Firestone
Not sure what rescue tape is but the tar roll is...

Not sure what rescue tape is but the tar roll is unmistakable.. you would only get it from an electrical supplier and it would have a slippery paper rolled up with it.
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 62,997
Posted By Firestone
M version

Thanks for the Pics Pro Leisure. Alot of Us are in the same boat. Short wife who needs a reliable ride.

I am starting to look around for a 230L for my wife and I have seen a couple of the 09'...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 73,458
Views: 7,557,588
Posted By Firestone
Should be able to get self vulcanizing rubber...

Should be able to get self vulcanizing rubber tape at home improvement or electric supply stores. Don't mistake it for that "Tar on a roll" which will make the most incredible mess after it melts all...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 73,458
Views: 7,557,588
Posted By Firestone
Wrap a couple layers of Self-Vulcanizing Rubber...

Wrap a couple layers of Self-Vulcanizing Rubber tape around the flange before putting The boot on. You, know, like they use for sealing off cable connectors on antennas and such.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-06-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 96,638
Posted By Firestone
Gee Bill what are you moving too? I wish I was...

Gee Bill what are you moving too? I wish I was ready to buy that would make a good date bike for the wife and I... The XR/L is a two up bike only when cosey means more than comfy lol..
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 73,458
Views: 7,557,588
Posted By Firestone
tank

I am almost 6' 2" and I like sitting back on my bike. That is how I ride when I am in kickback mode.. with my acerbis full and my enjoy button "ON". I have the RC High Renthal bars which are probably...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12,629
Views: 1,163,300
Posted By Firestone
Well Thats a really cool bike and I would not...

Well Thats a really cool bike and I would not give up on it yet. Maybe it needs a jug and some other engine work but if the rest is OK you may still find it to be a great traveling companion after...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 73,458
Views: 7,557,588
Posted By Firestone
Cool

Thanks guys keep the suggestions, pictures and experiences coming. I am going to buy the adjustable windshield mounts I see some of you using and try different mounting positions. What looks cool...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 73,458
Views: 7,557,588
Posted By Firestone
Windshield Discussion

Thanks Red, got one you want to donate to the cause? Feeding 6 kids here.. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 73,458
Views: 7,557,588
Posted By Firestone
old stuff = new stuff

Fritz, any cool dyno curves to go along with this post?
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 73,458
Views: 7,557,588
Posted By Firestone
Windshield Discussion

Can I, for a few posts, reopen the windshield discussion? Here you see the coverage on bike...

http://flybynorth.com/honda40.jpg


What I have experienced from the beginning is alot of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 73,458
Views: 7,557,588
Posted By Firestone
I'm more interested in whats UNDER the tire.. do...

I'm more interested in whats UNDER the tire.. do elaborate on your cool looking cargo system...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-03-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 96,638
Posted By Firestone
Nice Woods what are you going to next?

Nice Woods what are you going to next?
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 73,458
Views: 7,557,588
Posted By Firestone
Fighter where did you get that grip pad for your...

Fighter where did you get that grip pad for your tank? I need one!
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 73,458
Views: 7,557,588
Posted By Firestone
Its cheaper to rebuild what you have. I bought a...

Its cheaper to rebuild what you have. I bought a new one and then dropped about a grand into it in accessories and still need to spend about a grand more to get it just right :evil
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-18-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 96,638
Posted By Firestone
New rider

We I am back home for a little while weather is just fabulous and my new rider arrived last night almost 9 lbs welcome Jeffrey!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-07-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 96,638
Posted By Firestone
Bummer

Oh man, I like spring. It has already been 108 here and I don't care for it one bit. Maybe I need to put a hull on the 650 and head to lake arbuckle when I get back.. If there is any water left!
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 257,127
Posted By Firestone
wow

Those sketches of the CRF1000 are amazing. I love it. I ride my XRL 650 95% highway and I don't think you can get a 650 much more dirt oriented...

Cheers to someone who decides to bring such a...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-29-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 96,638
Posted By Firestone
Nice!

Looks fun!! Over here in Saudi the drivers are so unpredictable you would not hardly want to ride a motorcycle. Plus its all sand once you get off the road...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 04-29-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,724
Views: 254,344
Posted By Firestone
Rentals

Hi Gents,

I will be staying in Capetown for a couple months this summer for work so I can't bring the XRL... Do you have any recomendations about who to rent a bike from while I am there to do...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-23-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By Firestone
when

So when is this ride going to happen? :evil
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 96,638
Posted By Firestone
cool

Didn't know about that website. I'm probably going to be AWOL most of the summer as work has plans for me. But I'll be checking in here from faraway, not so exotic places.. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 149,712
Posted By Firestone
The old Xl's probably won't be the best "toy" if...

The old Xl's probably won't be the best "toy" if they are wanting to do serious off-road. Limited suspension and well.. It's old. That said, if they want an old "cruiser" with some off road...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-05-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 96,638
Posted By Firestone
Let us know how the dual sport ride goes mental....

Let us know how the dual sport ride goes mental. I wanted to go to that but can't this year.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 73,458
Views: 7,557,588
Posted By Firestone
just buy the right one

Symtec's Heat Demon universal uses no resistors, has a larger heating element on the left, and is very inexpensive at less than $60. I used it all winter no problems, no fancy wiring, no uneven heat,...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-30-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 96,638
Posted By Firestone
Gear

I hear the call. I rode down at Murray Saturday and near the end of the day I thought I might ride without my riding jacket. I kept it on and really slammed the ground in some rough terrain.. Bike...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-24-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 96,638
Posted By Firestone
Thanks for posting these. I took MSF basic last...

Thanks for posting these. I took MSF basic last year and it was pretty.. uh, basic.
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