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Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 04:59 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
With a heavy heart I just posted my XRL in the...

With a heavy heart I just posted my XRL in the Flea Market. Need to streamline my toys and gear for an out of town move. If you know anyone wanting a good XRL let me know. Also if any of you have any...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 05:18 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Thanks for the input Bomber, Tech, and Red Rider....

Thanks for the input Bomber, Tech, and Red Rider. Here's some slanted shots:

http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s602/absoluteclint/decal1_zps4c1cfeb6.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 04:02 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
I just received a few tshirts and decals in the...

I just received a few tshirts and decals in the mail today. OSG thanks for a really quick delivery! The shirts and decals look great!

For anyone interested.. I went with the larger decal size...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 03:50 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
I'm pretty close to both of you (Lloyd and...

I'm pretty close to both of you (Lloyd and Boike). This past Friday I went out for a great ride.. approx 80 miles total.. All of it was forest service roads, Blue Ridge Parkway, and a fun twisty...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 06:14 AM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Red.. I see in that pic that you have the braces...

Red.. I see in that pic that you have the braces for the front of your tank.. Which tank do you have? I just put a Clarke 4.0 on mine and trying to decide if I need to make some braces. Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 05:39 AM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Speaking of bigger tank decals.. I've been...

Speaking of bigger tank decals.. I've been talking to OSG about making a slightly larger version for tanks. I love the logo/design and agree that a little bigger on the oversized tanks would really...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 06:26 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Not sure.. I've always appreciated his input on...

Not sure.. I've always appreciated his input on here.. As well as many others of you who frequently contribute your experiences, mechanical knowledge, aftermarket product testing/mods, etc. A little...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 04:07 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
I think he's made recent posts on TT.. Maybe...

I think he's made recent posts on TT.. Maybe he'll be back around sooner or later
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2014, 06:39 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
That's good info Fritz.. Thanks.. Didn't know...

That's good info Fritz.. Thanks.. Didn't know that.

By the way how's that loud as shit White Bros exhaust that you picked up off me doing? You got it on your XR or something else? Thought I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 04:42 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
That's pretty slick.. Wonder if they sell just...

That's pretty slick.. Wonder if they sell just that piece?

Edit: well I may have just answered my question. Guess this is it..
http://giantloopmoto.com/products/hot-springs/
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 04:40 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Thanks again Red.. I'll be taking it off Sat...

Thanks again Red.. I'll be taking it off Sat morning and reworking it. I'll make sure it's good and thick
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 04:38 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Ha! Fair enough! I'm not anticipating my homemade...

Ha! Fair enough! I'm not anticipating my homemade version to be very good looking (maybe it'll deter theft) but it should ride stable and provide alot of storage. Still waiting to get it back from...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 05:11 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
I ripped some cardboard off a 12 pack of beer...

I ripped some cardboard off a 12 pack of beer box.. Slid it between the tank and RR to gauge how close it was. The cardboard easily slid between but not by much.. So I'd say the space between is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Woohoo! After a really long, patient wait to...

Woohoo! After a really long, patient wait to acquire a larger tank for my ride (always seemed to spend the cash on something else).. I finally have a new to me Clarke 4.0 mounted on my bike. Thanks...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 03:26 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
I like the looks of it too. Have you been able to...

I like the looks of it too. Have you been able to find anything on the price yet?
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 10:54 AM
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Posted By absoluteclint
I'm in the process of building my own variation...

I'm in the process of building my own variation of the Giant Loop using a pair of thrift store cargo pants. Got the idea from an inmate named Newner.. You can do a search in here or google images for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 06:43 AM
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Posted By absoluteclint
I agree I carry a small manual bike pump as...

I agree I carry a small manual bike pump as opposed to an electric pump as well.. No need to depend on the battery to pump the tire and works just as well.

The one I carry is a Lezyne and it's a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 05:48 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
I have the hog legs on my bike, as well as a...

I have the hog legs on my bike, as well as a Manracks rack. I've been pleased with all of his products.. Quality work and craftsmanship. I agree, for whatever reason the webpage can be a little slow...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 02:33 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Also recently there was a short diversion on here...

Also recently there was a short diversion on here from our beloved XRL's to muscle cars.. I commented about my dad's Roadrunner with only 32k original miles. As promised here's a pic for those...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 02:21 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Someone was recently asking about aftermarket...

Someone was recently asking about aftermarket front fenders vs stock... I commented suggesting to trim off the floppy portion and reshape the stock fender as the PO of my bike had done.. Couldn't get...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 01:44 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Your bike looks really good! I like the...

Your bike looks really good! I like the headlight(s). What tank is that?
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2014, 06:59 AM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Wicked With those dual pipes.. Where's the battery...

With those dual pipes.. Where's the battery placed? Honda take a lesson from Spud?!?
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2014, 07:12 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Damn.. Phone and photo bucket aren't...

Damn.. Phone and photo bucket aren't cooperating.. I'll try for a pic later.. Technology frustrates me. Guess that why I like the XR!
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2014, 07:01 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
You could always reshape the stock finder.. Chop...

You could always reshape the stock finder.. Chop off the floppy part. The PO did that on my bike and I like it just fine. Let me find a pic.
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2014, 06:59 AM
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Posted By absoluteclint
My dads first car was a Vitamin C 440 6-pack '69...

My dads first car was a Vitamin C 440 6-pack '69 Roadrunner.. He sold it when I was a kid in the '80's.. It always made him sick that he sold it. In the late '90's he finally bought another one.. All...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2013, 06:16 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
I too think it would make a great tank decal.....

I too think it would make a great tank decal.. I'd be interested in a set if enough people wants them in that size. I think I read somewhere awhile back about someone using some kind of rolling...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 06:22 AM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Stens.. I sent you a pm. If your tank is for sale...

Stens.. I sent you a pm. If your tank is for sale I'd be interested in it. A larger tank has been on my wish list for quite a while now.. Still riding the stocker. Thanks.. Clint
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 04:17 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
I agree on the strength, craftsmanship, and...

I agree on the strength, craftsmanship, and durability of the rack. To be fair the trail I was on was pretty damn rough... the bike almost got away from me... I was flailing and bouncing all around...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2013, 03:11 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Got a question for those of you using a Manracks...

Got a question for those of you using a Manracks SD rack.. Anybody else got any hamstring rash from the proximal portion of the rack that reaches up and alongside the seat? Until this past weekend I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-01-2013, 05:05 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Thanks man.. I'll take either if there's a short...

Thanks man.. I'll take either if there's a short supply but guess I'd rather have a short sleeve. Some of the other guys I'm riding/camping with may want one too (probably XLs).. I'll ask and get...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-01-2013, 05:28 AM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Looking forward to the weekend.. This will be my...

Looking forward to the weekend.. This will be my first notarally but not first time time riding in Hot Springs.. Rode to the Fire Tower and Hurricane Creek this spring while camping "down by the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2013, 07:20 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
I just used the factory hardware and drilled...

I just used the factory hardware and drilled matching holes in the front fender. I really like having the bag upfront... Very convenient for storing a handful of items... Disc lock, few tools,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2013, 07:08 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
As requested... Here's a pic of this past...

As requested... Here's a pic of this past weekend's ride around NC mountains. After reassembling my rear brake on Fri I hit the road and put just shy of 300 miles on the bike before returning home...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2013, 10:56 AM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Excellent! Thanks fellas... I just reinstalled...

Excellent! Thanks fellas... I just reinstalled everything, new pads, same old pin, new brake fuid, etc. It all seems to be functioning well. I'm about to load it up with some weekend camping gear...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2013, 08:27 AM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Thanks Steve... The groove is about 1/8" flat but...

Thanks Steve... The groove is about 1/8" flat but it does not go all the way along the pin... It is more of a notch that is 1/8" x 1/8". There are scratch marks along the middle portion of the pin...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2013, 06:48 AM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Thanks Lance... You may be on to something here. ...

Thanks Lance... You may be on to something here. Upon further inspection of my pin I too noticed a groove... Not too big but I think definitely large enough to affect the sliding action. I'm going...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2013, 02:51 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Thanks... I'll go pick some up... I've been...

Thanks... I'll go pick some up... I've been meaning to grab some... I know dialectric grease comes highly recommended for electrical switches as well... It's something I need to add in my garage.
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Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2013, 12:36 PM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Thanks! I just removed my caliper and...

Thanks!

I just removed my caliper and inspected the piston... It seems fairly clean. Upon pressing the brake lever the piston moves out evenly and without any resistance... It easily slid back...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2013, 06:48 AM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Thanks Steve... will do. What is ATF? ...

Thanks Steve... will do.

What is ATF?

After I get the caliper off I'll do as you said... if I have any questions I'll take a pic and make another post. May go ahead and do that today or...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2013, 06:24 AM
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Posted By absoluteclint
Well looks like this weekend I get to...

Well looks like this weekend I get to dis-/re-assemble the rear brake caliper for the first time. After more reading and prodding (and listening to Steve's advice) about the cause of one extremely...
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