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Forum: Australia 05-07-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9,593
Views: 743,036
Posted By spawn_x
that is exactly how it feels. I suppose I need to...

that is exactly how it feels. I suppose I need to get used to this new sequence. My xr4 is very different and very predictable (no auto decomp)
Forum: Australia 05-07-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9,593
Views: 743,036
Posted By spawn_x
All good info, I managed to start it and let it...

All good info, I managed to start it and let it run a while, and seem to be getting a better hang of it, appreciate it! Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,158
Posted By spawn_x
thanks. my xr4 does not have auto decomp, i...

thanks. my xr4 does not have auto decomp, i believe the previous bikes did not have it here, but pretty sure this one does

not really looking to spend money on a hotcam

will try what you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,158
Posted By spawn_x
have not tried keeping the decomp lever in, will...

have not tried keeping the decomp lever in, will try it

Taking the clutch basket out and look if I can see anything binding up, but looks ok. Going to take the valve cover off too

stock carb,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,158
Posted By spawn_x
Bumping this up, picked up another 650r (had one...

Bumping this up, picked up another 650r (had one some years ago), and this one does the same thing

I've had a 650r before, 600r, currently have a 400r as well, and neither of them exhibited these...
Forum: Australia 05-07-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9,593
Views: 743,036
Posted By spawn_x
thanks mate - I've owned a 650r some years, 600r,...

thanks mate - I've owned a 650r some years, 600r, and still currently own a 400r. I know how they are supposed to feel - this one just doesn't feel the same, maybe because it sat for a while.

I'll...
Forum: Australia 05-06-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9,593
Views: 743,036
Posted By spawn_x
Guys I have a question - I just picked up an...

Guys I have a question - I just picked up an xr650r (used to have one before, then xr600r, then xr400r)

the compression / decomp is behaving weird when I try to start the bike up (it sat too long...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-15-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By spawn_x
Not by LAX (zip code 91208 if you want to map it)...

Not by LAX (zip code 91208 if you want to map it) but you can keep it in my carport. Very safe neighborhood, and my truck (that I don't drive) will be in front of the bikes, blocking anyone from...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By spawn_x
that's a pretty silly thing to go wrong to spoil...

that's a pretty silly thing to go wrong to spoil a trip, bummer. Glad you got it taken care of
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-23-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 32,501
Views: 3,202,245
Posted By spawn_x
you live in Glendale? What do you ride?

you live in Glendale? What do you ride?
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9,249
Views: 1,969,713
Posted By spawn_x
That's pretty good for 65mph, I'm at 15-42. ...

That's pretty good for 65mph, I'm at 15-42.

Constant freeway speeds just burn oil. What did you blow up? Just the piston?
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9,249
Views: 1,969,713
Posted By spawn_x
that's a bummer. what were you geared? I am very...

that's a bummer. what were you geared? I am very RPM conscious with mine, and do not run it in high range much. I geared mine accordingly to stay reasonable at up to 65mph
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9,249
Views: 1,969,713
Posted By spawn_x
I swear by the HONDA premium synthec (or blend?)...

I swear by the HONDA premium synthec (or blend?) oil

how much consumption is normal depends on how / where / how fast you ride..

checking every ride is cool, if using it as commuter I'd check...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23,765
Views: 3,202,391
Posted By spawn_x
Hi there BRP owners Selling my Excel / Rad /...

Hi there BRP owners

Selling my Excel / Rad / EBC supermoto setup which will also fit the 650r (have 17 and 20mm rear spcers, 20mm for the BRP)
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9,249
Views: 1,969,713
Posted By spawn_x
**** Supermoto setup for sale! ...

****
Supermoto setup for sale!
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23986490#post23986490
****

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By spawn_x
I think the 600+ XRs make decent sumo bikes for...

I think the 600+ XRs make decent sumo bikes for street/commuting/play use. Yes they're heavy and not as fun as a light 400 on a track, but they make up in reliability and loong service intervals....
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12,088
Views: 1,911,522
Posted By spawn_x
Guys, I've read quite a few threads, all seem...

Guys, I've read quite a few threads, all seem positive, but wanted to post here too

Looking at a 1993 xt225 Serow. 3500 miles, pretty good condition, do you think its worth picking up for 500-600...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-19-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,512
Posted By spawn_x
I don't think the people that want to close...

I don't think the people that want to close trails are necessarily hikers
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-19-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,512
Posted By spawn_x
true, but we are a real minority. Ratio of bongs...

true, but we are a real minority. Ratio of bongs to dirt bikes sold is like 100000 to 1. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9,249
Views: 1,969,713
Posted By spawn_x
Should I rip it off completely or do it while...

Should I rip it off completely or do it while some of it is still intact? Did you encounter rust? No TIG here but do have oxy/ace
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-17-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By spawn_x
I could join you somewhere in Angeles Forest...

I could join you somewhere in Angeles Forest (Angeles Crest Dr off the 210). There's a few dirt roads and camping places. I'm not geared for freeway, anything past 50 and my engine's buzzing too...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-17-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7,581
Views: 600,838
Posted By spawn_x
when are you going? are you riding from studio...

when are you going? are you riding from studio city? freeway or streets?
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9,249
Views: 1,969,713
Posted By spawn_x
Shoot, I think my kickstand mount is beginning to...

Shoot, I think my kickstand mount is beginning to go :(
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9,249
Views: 1,969,713
Posted By spawn_x
man that's clean - is that brand new? how about...

man that's clean - is that brand new? how about the engine paint - any effect on cooling?



hey that's cool, my stock one did the same thing :d

pumpers are nice, just out of my price range. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By spawn_x
Cool thanks for replying. This has been on my...

Cool thanks for replying. This has been on my wish list for a very long time now.
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9,249
Views: 1,969,713
Posted By spawn_x
I remember this topic.. I am running a Hinson...

I remember this topic.. I am running a Hinson clutch basket which does not have the grooves to run the last discs off-set. I think I'll go ahead and email Hinson. I can't find neutral at idle, but I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By spawn_x
I inquired with Brian some time ago, just haven't...

I inquired with Brian some time ago, just haven't been able to make it out yet.

I had some questions.. it mentions if you lay it down, you pay for the damage? How is it different than just...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By spawn_x
Still attempting to get in touch with the right...

Still attempting to get in touch with the right detective(s) and get some closure.

Helmet and gloves were not on the bike (I leave them on the handlebars normally), and they took off the flimsy...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By spawn_x
Recovered in Van Nuys, got towed in at midnight....

Recovered in Van Nuys, got towed in at midnight. Do not know the details, but so happy and lucky to have it back!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-02-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By spawn_x
Stolen XR400 in Los Angeles

Last night my bike was stolen from Glendale/Montrose/La Canada area. It had quite a few things on it (aloop, fmf, excel, polisport, currently rear wheel is a gold excel with a worn D606). If you come...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-18-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By spawn_x
reading into accidents on the local freeways a...

reading into accidents on the local freeways a bit, it appears being struck by cars is the cause. I actually prefer riding during rush hour as opposed to cars flying at 75+

read about a guy on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-18-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By spawn_x
I passed right by this at ~8am on my bike.. saw...

I passed right by this at ~8am on my bike.. saw his body covered and got the chills. RIP guy

He was not going fast as the bike was not far from him, but there was blood on the sheets so he was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9,249
Views: 1,969,713
Posted By spawn_x
Mine's pretty much impossible to find while...

Mine's pretty much impossible to find while running, but easy otherwise

I know about the last clutch disk being installed in the different, but never was able to find an actual explanation as to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9,249
Views: 1,969,713
Posted By spawn_x
meh. the honda is already heavier and lower power...

meh. the honda is already heavier and lower power than other more modern rides, not having the e-start saves quite a few pounds

if I ever need the button, I'm going orange :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9,249
Views: 1,969,713
Posted By spawn_x
Then maybe I don't know how to kick start without...

Then maybe I don't know how to kick start without a de-comp

All I've owned were XR's...

with decomp I kick right past TDC, so I do not kick through the compression (resistance)

Without...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9,249
Views: 1,969,713
Posted By spawn_x
FWIW My kick-starter broke - not the shaft,...

FWIW

My kick-starter broke - not the shaft, the actual kick starter. I am pretty certain it was the additional stress (I do have decomp but sometimes it was not used) and over time fatigued,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9,249
Views: 1,969,713
Posted By spawn_x
Finances forcing to sell my supermoto set :( ...

Finances forcing to sell my supermoto set :(

RAD Mfg. hubs, excel wheels, EBC big brake kit.. better than the warp 9 setup!

Its for xr650r, front fits with no mods, rear needs spacer (650r is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23,765
Views: 3,202,391
Posted By spawn_x
Hey guys. Selling xr650r supermoto setup - RAD...

Hey guys. Selling xr650r supermoto setup - RAD hex interchangeable hubs, excel wheels, ebc big brake

see craigslist ad:

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/mcy/3998449401.html

if interested...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9,249
Views: 1,969,713
Posted By spawn_x
Took the rear wheel off, findings: It does...

Took the rear wheel off, findings:

It does NOT in fact have a cush drive (it is a RAD hub though)

I've been running 20mm wheel on my 17mm axle :rofl:huh apparently so has the previous owner.....
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9,249
Views: 1,969,713
Posted By spawn_x
Got a question.. This is an a supermoto rear...

Got a question.. This is an a supermoto rear wheel (I believe Rad Racing hub and excel wheels)

I hear a "clunk" when my rear wheel spins. Maybe two "clunks" per revolution. Once I ride it around,...
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