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Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 06:28 AM
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Posted By MCVL
I heard from a friend that rear right bearing...

I heard from a friend that rear right bearing didn't fit, the wheel was 2mm too small, he had to take those off a wheel in a machine shop in order to fit the XR650R bearing, the left one fit no...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 08:44 PM
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Posted By MCVL
In reality I didn't see a motorcycle a few times...

In reality I didn't see a motorcycle a few times because I thought it was a rock, until it started moving :norton

https://pp.vk.me/c620223/v620223803/130de/rugBOmA7WMs.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 07:41 AM
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Posted By MCVL
Kazakhstan :D

Kazakhstan :D
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 02:25 AM
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Views: 2,683,572
Posted By MCVL
The places we ride here are better suited for MX...

The places we ride here are better suited for MX bikes sometimes especially when the track becomes single and is going like that for miles with no turning back :D
It handles it nevertheless, the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,075
Posted By MCVL
They used dry weight until 2009 or so, now they...

They used dry weight until 2009 or so, now they write wet weight, with fuel I think. So in the end XR400 will be heavier. It's still a great trail bike, but not as capable offroad as CRF450X. Now if...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 02:38 AM
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Posted By MCVL
Had a chance to ride a friends 690 enduro R...

Had a chance to ride a friends 690 enduro R uncorked on mx track and a little pavement and gravel roads. Well, don't tell it to orange guys, but I expected more of a bike for the price. My first...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22,174
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Posted By MCVL
It might be a rare bike for that mechanic, but...

It might be a rare bike for that mechanic, but the bike is no exotic construction mechanically
It's all plain and simple, the way it should be and the way it worked for many generations, there are...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 03:35 AM
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Posted By MCVL
The engine might be stalling all the time at...

The engine might be stalling all the time at choke on with the smile blocked or it might be even harder to start the bike with choke on than with choke off, the other reason to remove that plate is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22,174
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Posted By MCVL
Take off the carb and look at it with choke up...

Take off the carb and look at it with choke up and down.
If it smiles to you then the choke is on and it enrichens the mixture by cutting some air...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 10:56 PM
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Posted By MCVL
Hey, looks nice, but you should keep in mind that...

Hey, looks nice, but you should keep in mind that XRR was discontinued about 7 years ago, some people abuse them in every way they can :norton
Most expensive part to fix is usually the engine. If...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 04:31 AM
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Posted By MCVL
Hi! If you mean that you've got a puddle of fuel...

Hi! If you mean that you've got a puddle of fuel under your bike every time the petcock is open then you probably have carb overflowing issue, it happens with all of them from time to time when the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 11:05 PM
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Posted By MCVL
TJE, as far as I know XRR head uses pretty much...

TJE, as far as I know XRR head uses pretty much car sizes, except that with those sizes of valves the stem is usually thicker like 7mm or so instead of 6.57mm or so on the XR
So if you're in a hurry...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 03:40 AM
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Posted By MCVL
What? Are you sure? :huh That would mean it's...

What? Are you sure? :huh
That would mean it's not enough to even power 1 bulb from 1 leg :)
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22,174
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Posted By MCVL
I've got my hands on European stock stator which...

I've got my hands on European stock stator which gives about 75W at each leg, but I had only one stock AC regulator, it's not hard to turn it to DC, just connect it to cheap 50A rectifier...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,197
Posted By MCVL
I think I should also say that suspension will...

I think I should also say that suspension will never be as soft as KLR :norton
You will probably have to relearn how to ride on this one, maybe take a few MX lessons. But even if you won't, crf250x...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 09:09 AM
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Posted By MCVL
Oh, with UK model you probably do need a new...

Oh, with UK model you probably do need a new headlight :D
Yes, that's somewhat strange, when I tried to compress them while they where off the bike they felt like they're too soft, but on the bike I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22,174
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Posted By MCVL
You can ride pretty ok even without any oil in...

You can ride pretty ok even without any oil in one of the forks and I doubt you can reach that in one trip, unless it's RTW
When I decided to changed the oil in stock forks after a race there was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 08:43 AM
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Posted By MCVL
Wow! At least the floor is clean, more or less. ...

Wow! At least the floor is clean, more or less.
I wouldn't worry that much, it's not exactly a rocket science, so if this place wasn't burned down to the ground by owners of all those pieces of cars...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 22,174
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Posted By MCVL
I installed forks from 2004 CRF250R, I think you...

I installed forks from 2004 CRF250R, I think you will be surprised at how stiff they already are. Setup for jumping.
I didn't revalve or resprung yet so right now going offroad on straights is mx...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-12-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,432
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Posted By MCVL
Mountains of Kazakhstan, near Almaty (40 miles...

Mountains of Kazakhstan, near Almaty (40 miles north-east)
Elevation differs from 7200ft to about 8500ft on singletrack we've been that day, we could get further up, but the track insisted we should...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 04:01 AM
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Posted By MCVL
Wow, you've been in Kazakhstan just recently....

Wow, you've been in Kazakhstan just recently. Didn't know about this thread. I live in Almaty. Not much to look inside the city and I don't think you would have time enough for a side trip to see the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-10-2014, 09:24 PM
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Views: 260,537
Posted By MCVL
woods wizard, nice pics! I know it's harder than...

woods wizard, nice pics! I know it's harder than it looks on a pic :norton

Been on a singletrack those weedends, easy one, but only 3 people of 8 made it, the rest waited for us below under...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-28-2014, 03:07 AM
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Views: 260,537
Posted By MCVL
Hey, thanks for all the comments on page 89,...

Hey, thanks for all the comments on page 89, sorry didn't notice until now :D


Sure but you won't like the salary much I'm affraid :norton

Nature here does really amaze me every time :)

On...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,683,572
Posted By MCVL
I used cheap chinese Winner Racing radiators,...

I used cheap chinese Winner Racing radiators, they are oversized, not wider but more to the front and the back.
The main problem with them was that the holes didn't match so I had to use only one...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 04:53 AM
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Posted By MCVL
Lithuania! We sometimes buy bikes from you, now I...

Lithuania! We sometimes buy bikes from you, now I know we shouldn't do that that often :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 09:51 PM
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Posted By MCVL
Congrads! If that happens after a long sitting...

Congrads!
If that happens after a long sitting or in the middle of a ride you could try a quick fix - turn off the petcock, untighten the lower screw ment for draining the carb until you see fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 10:08 PM
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Posted By MCVL
Some people had crank rod problems after riding...

Some people had crank rod problems after riding for several hours at more than 6000 rpm, and at 4800 the engine can outlive 90,000kms :)
So if you want a really high speed cruising I would use 15/42...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 02:16 AM
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Posted By MCVL
I'm fairly short and fat in comparrison, 6' and...

I'm fairly short and fat in comparrison, 6' and 200lbs :D

I think I'll do some valve lapping, not enough time available to ride this weekends :)
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22,174
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Posted By MCVL
There is this resource with dimensions of all the...

There is this resource with dimensions of all the sprockets, it says that all Transalp sprockets were same size and rear doesn't quite fit XRR, but the front one does ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,683,572
Posted By MCVL
Yes and look what have become of it. It is...

Yes and look what have become of it. It is heavier, has electrical issues sometimes, flywheel is almost twice heavier, engine lacks the power, 600R was more powerful, are you sure there would be a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22,174
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Posted By MCVL
Ahahaha, well, thanks for the offer :D Yeah,...

Ahahaha, well, thanks for the offer :D
Yeah, the sealed side out. Feel free to ask, I'm sure there are more people who still remember how they rebuilt their XRR engine :)
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 22,174
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Posted By MCVL
Can't say anything bad about this filter, I used...

Can't say anything bad about this filter, I used them and they work, that's kind of all :D

BTW did you finish the rebuild?
Check that this valve is working correctly, if it's stuck you get the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,683,572
Posted By MCVL
Some photos from last ride ...

Some photos from last ride
http://cs617523.vk.me/v617523542/13f9b/moGjt5VWqgw.jpg
http://cs617523.vk.me/v617523542/14013/6qJaHIJfrIQ.jpg
http://cs617523.vk.me/v617523542/14081/To8HptwJUd8.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-08-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 260,537
Posted By MCVL
I think I should post some pics after all :) ...

I think I should post some pics after all :)

We went riding offroad those weekends, 2 xr250s and 1 xr650r

http://cs617523.vk.me/v617523542/13eb5/1NnpqxoiEmo.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,939
Posted By MCVL
The best place to mount a camera ...

The best place to mount a camera
http://i017.radikal.ru/1407/5b/30fd2f7e49e2.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,683,572
Posted By MCVL
Been here ...

Been here
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24506743&postcount=1312
It was a nice ride! 200 miles pavement and 40 offroad and back the next day...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-29-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 260,537
Posted By MCVL
Burhan Bulak

A way to the biggest waterfall in Central Asia

http://cs616727.vk.me/v616727542/1397a/KDNrtua8TqU.jpg

http://cs616727.vk.me/v616727542/139a2/ry3drYQ60-E.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By MCVL
By balancing crankshaft I actually ment truing...

By balancing crankshaft I actually ment truing it, sorry for confusion :D
It is done like this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs1yCpomCKM
Not a very hard procedure but a significant one
Don't...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 10,292
Views: 473,567
Posted By MCVL
350 EXC-F is a race bike, it costs more to buy,...

350 EXC-F is a race bike, it costs more to buy, you always need to fix something, the parts are more expensive to buy, suspension is advertised to be better, but in fact it is just more expensive,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22,174
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Posted By MCVL
Sure you can, but you should aslo take a rope and...

Sure you can, but you should aslo take a rope and a backpack with you just in case so that you could tie it to your back, remember, up to 20% of your body weight is ok :D
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