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Forum: 2 smokers 11-11-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,696
Posted By V-rider
I know that this is an old thread...

...but I thought I would just comment since I work for the company (NGK) that makes the plugs you are using.

Those deposits are not a heat range problem. Looks like too much oil. Are you sure you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
I love what the TM40 did for my bike...

One kick starts. Great mileage and throttle response. Best mod I did to my bike.

Shameless plug here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=817029&highlight=xr650r
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2012, 09:57 AM
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Posted By V-rider
My kush sprocket is holding up fine.

I have about 2000 street miles on my Kush Sprocket. Nothing has changed on it from the day I installed it.

The first thing I noticed after installing it was the much reduced "smack" feeling...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
275lbs...and had the same problem

I'm probably 275lbs all geared up. I had the same problem.

I went with an Eibach 11.0kg rear spring on the stock shock. Was able to adjust the sag perfectly with that spring.

However, for the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
Wow - never seen such a thing on my bike...

Look at the shiny rub marks on the top of the chain - looks like it rubbing against something a little hard. How's the chain guard look?

Like others said, I wonder about the rear wheel...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
I used to kick a lot until I put on a TM40...

+1 !!! My TM40 is awesome. A couple pumps, kick and away we go.

Now that I know better, I don't know why I put up with the 5 to 40 kicks to start stuff for so long???:splat
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-20-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11,039
Views: 865,458
Posted By V-rider
You forgot the curse words

You forgot the curse words - you know the ones the KTM guys use right before they load their bike in the truck. :D

I'm just giving ya a hard time. I like KTMs too. Just can't afford to pay for...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-20-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11,039
Views: 865,458
Posted By V-rider
You can do it.

The previous owner of my bike laughed at me when I first tried to start it. It really is just the procedure that does it.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-20-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11,039
Views: 865,458
Posted By V-rider
Yea, I've heard it before too.

For any XRR owner that is interested - let me know when you are on a GLDS ride and I will look for you and show you what I did and how easy it starts. :wink:

(By the way, I also put CRF forks on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-20-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11,039
Views: 865,458
Posted By V-rider
Don't get a KTM - keep your XRR - and put a pumper carb on it...

The cheapest, best, and easiest carb mod is to put a Mikuni TM40 on it. It really does run sweet.

Take a look here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13163502&postcount=4511

I...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-19-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,351
Posted By V-rider
???

Huh???
Forum: Orange Crush 12-19-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,351
Posted By V-rider
A little more...

Nope. The side electrode is a different material - nickel alloy - that is welded onto the shell.

We have done many tests with the side electrode cut totally off - spark jumps fine to the plug...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-18-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,351
Posted By V-rider
Here are a few sites to look at - may help clear up some misconceptions.

Check this out charlie264. May help clear up things:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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http://www.ngk-elearning.com/...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-17-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,351
Posted By V-rider
Sorry, your mechanic is wrong.

In an attempt to slow the spread of misinformation...

I think your mechanic may be confusing two different possible issues. "Damage" and durability are two different things.

A precious...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
Maybe you have already addressed this somewhere...

Maybe you have already addressed this somewhere else, but, I noticed you have a "Kush Sprocket". How is it holding up? I have had one on my bike for about 6 months and it still looks like new - but I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
Sounds too good to be true?

Just sharing my experience. No reason to make anything up. (Even have a co-worker I ride with that can back me up. :D)

Too bad you didn't have similar results.

Like you mentioned, it may not...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
Much better mileage with the TM40!

My bike was un-corked and re-jetted when I bought it. Stock carb gave me about 38 ~ 43mpg, on and off-road.

With the TM40 I am currently getting 50 ~ 55mpg, on and off-road.

For the trail...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
Hey I can answer that!

The -11 stands for 1.1mm gap. And yes, NGK plugs are gapped from the factory. Good to go out of the box.

I run the BKR7EIX-11 in my bike. Unless I carbon foul it, or get a bunch of oil...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
A link to pictures of someone using the CRF Fork conversion bearing

Here's the link if anyone is interested to see another guy that is using the evolution bearing kit. Just happened to come across it: ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
Glad I could help.

Let us know how the wheel spacer things work out.

Just be careful when putting the turned-down upper race in the frame. It has a really thin edge that looks like it would be easy to damage when...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
I didn't have to do a thing with the steering stops...

My front end came off from a 2005 CRF450X. The steering stops were perfect. Stops right before anything touches. No issues for the stock tank, radiators, etc.

I'm not completely sure about...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
I did it mostly to get more rigid forks.

I hear ya. I'm definitely no expert rider, but I didn't want any quicker handling so I already had my forks all the way down. I thought the bike was too twitchy in the stock form.

I mostly did...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
Wait! This is the easiest and cheapest way I found.

This is what I did:

I installed only this top bearing and race from http://www.evolutionsuspension.com/parts/ (I know $60 is a little pricey for just a bearing with the outer race turned down,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,816
Posted By V-rider
I just happened to come across this thread again...

Thanks gatesjeff33. I think you're dumb too. Your post definitely shows your level of knowledge (and spelling abilities). Were you feeling sad :cry because you couldn't show off how much you...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
Partially true...

I do agree that reading the plug color is not a very good way to judge the air-fuel mixture. But sometimes that's all a guy can do. An A/F meter is a much better way to go.

If the xr650r had...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
Noticed something in the service manual...

I also noticed that it says "narrow wound coil facing down" under the Specifications - Real Wheel / Suspension section of the service manual. FYI.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
Maybe your spring is on upside down???

I just installed an Eibach spring on my XRR. Thinking the same as you, that the writing would be right side up. Wrong - the writing is upside down when the spring is on there the right way. The...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
I like the TrailTech Vapor.

Just throwing this out there FWIW. I like my Vapor. The tach is pretty decent, and I end up looking at the coolant temp all the time.

The speedo/odo is pretty close with the basic setting from...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
Thanks for the thought - but take another look at your brake pedal...

I appreciate the warning, but I think you need to take another look at your XRR rear brake pedal linkage. That is for the brake pedal height adjustment. The master cylinder rod and threaded stud...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
Did you try...

You may already know this, but you can move the pedal down a smidge more by adjusting the screw and locknut between the rear master cylinder and the pedal.

It made it a little better for me. I'm...
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By V-rider
Exactly right!

No automaker uses Pulstar plugs for just that reason - no advantage - especially for the inflated price they charge.

I am a test engineer for NGK. My colleagues in Japan look into just about...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 116,684
Posted By V-rider
Cool stuff man...

More video please. Want to hear it when you get on it. The bike looks great.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
That's the reason why I bought a XRR...

I'm 6'6" 250lbs. I had to get a bike that I fit on so I wouldn't look so stupid. Not that it helped that much... :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By V-rider
I'm not sure what the oil pressure spec is, but...

Most motorcycle engines that use ball and roller bearings for the crank and rod bearings do not have much oil pressure - no way to build much due to the bearings. They just need the volume to keep...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
Thanks for the replies. I see all the different...

Thanks for the replies. I see all the different kinds of sand/mud tires that all the different manufacturers offer. Hard to know which ones will work as advertised just by the looks... I am just...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,072
Posted By V-rider
I searched around but didn't find much - what front tire do you use in sandy stuff?

What do all of you BRP riders use for a front tire when in sandy or loose stuff?

Time to get a new front tire and we have a lot of sand in Northern MI. I'm tired of standing up just to make it...
Forum: The Garage 11-08-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,851
Posted By V-rider
Do you have the accel pump working right now?

Is it set to squirt right off the bat? I had to set mine to pump at the slightest opening off idle to help cover up the lean spot.

I can still feel a little lean spot when taking off in 1st...
Forum: The Garage 11-08-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,851
Posted By V-rider
I learned that MBT stood for Maximum Brake Torque...

I learned that MBT stood for Maximum Brake Torque when I was in school. But the latest variation (at least at GM, Ford, & Chrysler) is "Minimum spark advance for Best Torque". So they advance the...
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,851
Posted By V-rider
You can make substantially more power with a mixture richer than 14.7:1

- if you also advance the spark timing closer to MBT (minimum spark for best torque). :D
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,851
Posted By V-rider
+1 on that. The narrow band (or "switching")...

+1 on that.

The narrow band (or "switching") sensor does not really work for reading air-fuel mixtures outside of Stoich (14.7:1). If you check the output at say, 12.4:1 and 12.9:1 they will both...
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