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Forum: Equipment 03-16-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 34,426
Posted By albee
El Cheapo and brittle small windshield. After...

El Cheapo and brittle small windshield. After breaking two of them I now use a thicker 3/8" acrylic windshield.
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 825
Posted By albee
BMW Rallye 2 boot sizing?

I see there are a few closeout deals to be had.

Can anyone tell me if the Rallye 2 boot is sized like Alpinestars?
i.e. Alpinestars size 11 fits a 'normal' size 12 foot or EU 47.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,394
Posted By albee
IMS Acrebis Clark Any advise on which...

IMS
Acrebis
Clark

Any advise on which brand is better would be helpful.

I have the Clarke tank. The only issue with it is that fuel on the right side does not flow to the petcock at low...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12,188
Views: 2,659,499
Posted By albee
[QUOTE=250senuf]For something that stiffens the...

[QUOTE=250senuf]For something that stiffens the subframe check out cycleracks:


Yes, I have seen a few pics of the Cycleracks gear. But I'm not sure if I want something that big. The DirtBagz...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12,188
Views: 2,659,499
Posted By albee
2009+ KLX250S Dirt Bagz brackets?

Does anyone have the Dirt Bagz brackets on their 2009/10 KLX250S? I see that the manufacturer lists them, but has no photo on their website. Because the newer 250S does not have a factory rear...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,059
Posted By albee
Basically, the best thing for adventure setup...

Basically, the best thing for adventure setup I've found (for high hwy winds)is lowering link and forks. I may be putting progessive springs up front to help control the front end dive as well as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2007, 05:55 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,405
Posted By albee
THAT'S THE ONE!!!!! It's even the right color.

THAT'S THE ONE!!!!! It's even the right color.
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 65,026
Posted By albee
Cigar Mike, I'm interested in your lowering...

Cigar Mike, I'm interested in your lowering setup. How much did the bike drop, and do you have part#'s?
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2007, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,027
Posted By albee
The first time I took a Honda CT90 out for a...

The first time I took a Honda CT90 out for a trail ride I had an absolute blast - I couldn't believe where I could take that scooter. At my old place I had a little enduro track around the property....
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2007, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,027
Posted By albee
IMO, the smallest bike that will do the job is...

IMO, the smallest bike that will do the job is the best one.

There is a Super Sherpa in my garage (my wife's), and I think it's a terrific bike. Besides my XR650L, I have a Yamaha DT200 that I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2006, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By albee
Bob, I just realized I didn't answer all of your...

Bob, I just realized I didn't answer all of your question.
I got the windshield from Dennis Kirk, and the racks/boxes from Happy Trails.
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2006, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By albee
The windshield is a Slipstreamer Hellfire (with...

The windshield is a Slipstreamer Hellfire (with the bottom part cut off). The racks are Happy Trails. The topbox is a GIVI. It's big, but I don't carry much in it other than an electric vest,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2006, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,577
Posted By albee
I've done the sandpaper trick before, where you...

I've done the sandpaper trick before, where you wrap the shaft with coarse sandpaper and clamp the shift lever as tightly as you can without snapping the bolt. But that was on the kid's beater...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By albee
I had a 2001 Honda XR400R, and really liked it...

I had a 2001 Honda XR400R, and really liked it except for kickstarting it when cold. BTW, I'm 5'11" and 190 lb. I ended up trading the XR400 for an XR650L because I wanted to venture out on public...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2006, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By albee
That can be a problem, so I put on one of those...

That can be a problem, so I put on one of those short one-way venting doohickeys on the fuel cap. It does bend over when the tankbag sits on it, but it has not come off yet (I ty-wrapped it to the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2006, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By albee
http://albee.smugmug.com/photos/118146122-M.jpghtt...

http://albee.smugmug.com/photos/118146122-M.jpghttp://albee.smugmug.com/photos/118146126-M.jpgI have the Clarke 4.7 with a Wolfman Explorer. The gas cap and neck are fairly big on the Clarke, so...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By albee
[quote=BDR1]Did you use that (not sure of the...

[quote=BDR1]Did you use that (not sure of the technical name) coat hanger looking thing that attaches at the bottom of the tank "wings" to spread it out? or just leave it off?


I used it, and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2006, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By albee
That's good to know. Long suspension travel is a...

That's good to know. Long suspension travel is a real win/lose situation. The XR650L has great suspension and I don't want to compromise it very much, but having the ability to dab or paddle...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2006, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By albee
Thanks for the reply Dukeryder. So the spacer...

Thanks for the reply Dukeryder. So the spacer will give you the exact ride height you want by cutting it accordingly. How is the ride quality/compliance of the forks with the RaceTech springs? Did...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By albee
XR650L lowering

I'm interested in lowering my XR650L. The lowering link option for the rear looks easy to do, but I have a problem with lowering the front. I can't slide the fork tubes up in the clamps because of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2006, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,506
Posted By albee
Puke Now, I've got a question. Years ago I purchased...

Now, I've got a question. Years ago I purchased a product from Answer called a Roost Boost. It was an electronic gizmo, about the size of a large firecracker, and it was a simple plug in. It was...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2006, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,253
Posted By albee
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<o:p>Carb/Intake mods - a big improvement all around; no disadvantages. I kept...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2006, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,375
Posted By albee
I'm running 16/43. The bike will run up to 140+...

I'm running 16/43. The bike will run up to 140+ kph (on the flat) with that gearing. The standard carb/intake mods are necessary or the bike won't have enough poop to do it. 110 kph cruising on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,375
Posted By albee
You have a tach?

You have a tach?
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2006, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,903
Posted By albee
I've got 3400km on a set of MT-21's on a Yamaha...

I've got 3400km on a set of MT-21's on a Yamaha DT-200, and they look good - maybe at half-life right now. The only real comparison I can make is the 'shred-test', where I've had both the MT-21 and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2006, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,609
Posted By albee
I can't remember what chain I got - it wasn't...

I can't remember what chain I got - it wasn't cheap is what I remember.

I dealt with Krause over the phone - the fellow at the other end knew what he was doing.
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,609
Posted By albee
I was looking to lower the rpm's by 10%, which as...

I was looking to lower the rpm's by 10%, which as you have calculated is what you get with 16/43. It makes the bike a lot smoother to ride, although I have not calculated the gas mileage. The bike...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2006, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,609
Posted By albee
I've got a 16/43 setup on my XR650L. With the...

I've got a 16/43 setup on my XR650L. With the usual carb/intake mods the bike will handle the high ratios. The 16 is a close fit, but it does fit. I got the sprockets from Krause/Sidewinder.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2006, 04:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,857
Posted By albee
1982 CanAm Sonic (500cc Rotax, Marzocchi fork,...

1982 CanAm Sonic (500cc Rotax, Marzocchi fork, Ohlins shocks). I was totally amazed at how capable such a heavy bike was, so I converted it to dual-sport using the electrics from a CT90. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2006, 08:26 AM
Replies: 82,744
Views: 9,340,912
Posted By albee
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i254/abrost/IMG_...

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i254/abrost/IMG_0008.jpgFirst ride of the year. Nothing beats heated handgrips and an electric vest.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2006, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,104
Posted By albee
I went with a 16/43 setup on the sprockets. But...

I went with a 16/43 setup on the sprockets. But that was after rejetting the carb and putting in a UNI filter. The gain in power enables me to pull the higher gearing - the bike runs way better at...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2006, 08:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,082
Posted By albee
I had an XR400. Great trail bike - pretty much...

I had an XR400. Great trail bike - pretty much go anywhere; but starting the thing could be an exercise in the voodoo arts. I ended up selling it to get the cash to buy an XR650L, mostly because my...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2005, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,493
Posted By albee
Right, the charcoal canister that is close to the...

Right, the charcoal canister that is close to the carburetor. The main purpose of the mod is to remove the Injection Valve apparatus. You still need to vent the crankcase, but by removing the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2005, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,401
Posted By albee
With the stock setup the 650L can get loose and...

With the stock setup the 650L can get loose and squirrelly at 70mph, plus the low gearing makes for a busy motor at that speed...

If you do the carburetor mod with a foam filter and snorkel...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2005, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,493
Posted By albee
You mention that you have the crankcase vent hose...

You mention that you have the crankcase vent hose connected directly into the airbox. If so, oil can get sucked into the airbox, and then into your carburetor. The recommended method for the smog...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2005, 09:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,071
Posted By albee
I have used the Trakmaster II and the Pirelli...

I have used the Trakmaster II and the Pirelli MT-21 on a few bikes. I like them both, but for long life on a dual sport I think the MT-21 is the way to go.
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2005, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By albee
Thanks for the tips. I'll check out the...

Thanks for the tips. I'll check out the adjustments. I've had a few XR's over the years - including much-abused ones for the kids, and have been impressed at how bullet-proof they are.
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2005, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By albee
Changing the oil didn't make a difference to the...

Changing the oil didn't make a difference to the shifting. I have AMSOIL in it now, as I've found that synthetic oils seem to make things run smoother. I'm going to have a look at the clutch. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2005, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By albee
xr650l shifting

When I shift my Honda XR650L, the gears engage with a dull thunk. It seems more prominent when the bike is warm, although if I 'nudge' the shifter lightly on an upshift sometimes it shifts normally....
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