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Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23,768
Views: 3,203,704
Posted By kta
Is there enough stud sticking out here to have a...

Is there enough stud sticking out here to have a welder tack something onto it to break it free?

http://cyclephotos.evanfell.com/uploads/1000_415e62f6588d762f17925f59010bc6c9.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23,768
Views: 3,203,704
Posted By kta
I spent the weekend blowing the cobwebs off my...

I spent the weekend blowing the cobwebs off my BRP. It's only seen a few hours of use in the last year (shameful I know). It's all cleaned up, lubed, and ready to ride! I've got a lead on a new route...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23,768
Views: 3,203,704
Posted By kta
The judder spring acts on the fiber plate. ...

The judder spring acts on the fiber plate.

Judder spring seat goes in first, then the judder spring, then the first friction plate.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,407
Posted By kta
I agree that the gap was probably fine, but a...

I agree that the gap was probably fine, but a small increase won't hurt - don't sweat it.

Make sure you're generous with oil on the piston pin and bore. If it's dry it will definitely bind when...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11,529
Views: 1,757,904
Posted By kta
Loud exhausts are the enemy, embrace the quiet....

Loud exhausts are the enemy, embrace the quiet. If it really bugs you I have a White Bros exhaust that's extremely loud - I'll happily trade it. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23,768
Views: 3,203,704
Posted By kta
Yes, the nut and washer/seal were removed. ...

Yes, the nut and washer/seal were removed.

I finally managed to get it out. It was not stuck lightly.

http://i.imgur.com/djItfbQl.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23,768
Views: 3,203,704
Posted By kta
Anybody ever have a steering stem seized in the...

Anybody ever have a steering stem seized in the bearings? Top clamp and nut is off. Normally the stem would just fall out the bottom, but I can't get it out. I've been soaking it in WD for 48 hours...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,407
Posted By kta
That's correct, you can't lap these valves, the...

That's correct, you can't lap these valves, the seats need to be recut and the valves possibly replaced. Either way you'll have to get the valves out of there. I removed mine very carefully using a C...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,407
Posted By kta
I'm rebuilding one of these motors too. ...

I'm rebuilding one of these motors too.

http://i.imgur.com/iVxXA2bl.jpg

How many hours does your motor have?

I re-ringed mine at 210 hours, and the cylinder and piston looked almost...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By kta
Too bad you turned around in Tikal - you missed...

Too bad you turned around in Tikal - you missed all the best parts of Guatemala :D

I used to live in Playa del Carmen, but moved to Antigua Guatemala 3 years ago. I eventually got tired of the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11,529
Views: 1,757,904
Posted By kta
That's very normal, as long as the motor has good...

That's very normal, as long as the motor has good compression once it catches, you're good to go.
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 110,856
Posted By kta
Thanks for the pin-poke guys! It's been...

Thanks for the pin-poke guys!

It's been quite a while since I've put up anything about my biking. The ADV crew has fallen off the radar of daily life, although not intentionally. However, I hear...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11,529
Views: 1,757,904
Posted By kta
Hey All - It's been a while since I've been in...

Hey All - It's been a while since I've been in here, good to be back :freaky

My XR is still kicking strong and is in use almost daily. It's been 300 hours since I put in piston rings and lapped...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11,529
Views: 1,757,904
Posted By kta
For the same price (I think) you can get the Tusk...

For the same price (I think) you can get the Tusk clutch kit from Rocky Mountain and it has both the friction plates and the steel plates. A better deal in my opinion.

Installation is a breeze -...
Forum: Latin America 12-26-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 18,761
Posted By kta
There's tons to do and see around the lake. A...

There's tons to do and see around the lake. A night or two in San Pedro is cool. You can take a boat over to Iguana Perdida for a night. Panajachel is a fun town with decent nightlife.

Antigua is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11,529
Views: 1,757,904
Posted By kta
My XR and I are living in Antigua Guatemala. So...

My XR and I are living in Antigua Guatemala. So I'm pretty close. :freaky

The riding here is outstanding.
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,903
Posted By kta
If it's a cheap motor, 15k could be a ton. If...

If it's a cheap motor, 15k could be a ton. If it's a well built motor, 15k could just be broken in. Either way, for $50 you can put a new piston and rings into nearly any 125 out there and be good as...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11,529
Views: 1,757,904
Posted By kta
Those Islander 36's are great boats. They make...

Those Islander 36's are great boats. They make excellent live-aboard cruisers, and many have circumnavigated. I've got a Cal 3-30 that I'm hoping to sail down to Rio Dulce this summer. Where do you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,709
Posted By kta
I love XR threads! :freaky ...

I love XR threads! :freaky

http://photos.evanfell.com/cache/guatemala/IMG_5629_728.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11,529
Views: 1,757,904
Posted By kta
It fit on the back side of the tank, which...

It fit on the back side of the tank, which basically means the tank bag is sitting on the front 'tongue' of the seat. The gas cap wasn't covered. It could potentially interfere with your 'junk' when...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 35,789
Posted By kta
Great update Trav - I think you've inspired...

Great update Trav -

I think you've inspired me to start putting more effort into photos. You've been traveling to-and-through many of the places I've been, but your photos are so much nicer. I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11,529
Views: 1,757,904
Posted By kta
I recently test-fit a Wolfman tank bag on my XR6...

I recently test-fit a Wolfman tank bag on my XR6 and it fit quite nicely (on my Acerbis 6 gallon tank).

This one: http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Tank/explorer_lite.html
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11,529
Views: 1,757,904
Posted By kta
None of the XR600R's came with passenger pegs....

None of the XR600R's came with passenger pegs. His are welded on custom. My 1995 has some tabs for passenger pegs welded on too. I would never want to go far with a passenger, but the pegs come in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11,529
Views: 1,757,904
Posted By kta
My personal opinion - those metal mesh K&N...

My personal opinion - those metal mesh K&N filters suck big time. I don't think they do a great job keeping dirt out, you can't clean them well, and they're heavy and expensive. :puke1

You don't...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 110,856
Posted By kta
Thanks for the kind words guys. I'm organizing my...

Thanks for the kind words guys. I'm organizing my Belize and Guatemala photos presently, so they'll be up soon.



I really like the compact size and weight of the tent, which is why I selected...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 110,856
Posted By kta
South out of Progresso I went to find some lunch...

South out of Progresso I went to find some lunch in Merida. The traffic in the city is quite intense, and the roads are difficult to navigate. I rode through the city square mid day and hardly moved...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 110,856
Posted By kta
I had the opportunity to cross paths with...

I had the opportunity to cross paths with Stickfigure at a beach bar a while back and exchange notes and beers. I wanted to ride up to the national park (Ria Lagartos) on the north coast of the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 35,789
Posted By kta
I bumped into him too. Redbike is keeping my XR...

I bumped into him too. Redbike is keeping my XR company today.

http://photos.evanfell.com/cache/guatemala/IMG_5829_728.jpg

:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 110,856
Posted By kta
Thanks for all the notes guys! I've been...

Thanks for all the notes guys!

I've been having a ball in Central America. I left California over a year and a half ago and I'm still rolling around. I've decided going slow and taking the time...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 70,141
Posted By kta
Great update Nick! I read it this morning on...

Great update Nick! I read it this morning on Facebook. I'm anxious to hear about your crossing to SA. Cheers!
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11,529
Views: 1,757,904
Posted By kta
That guy has way too much stuff, IMHO. That XR...

That guy has way too much stuff, IMHO. That XR looks really uncomfortable and cluttered to me, it probably feels awful with all that weight on the tail too.

I've run two sets of Dirt Bagz on two...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11,529
Views: 1,757,904
Posted By kta
The cylinder and piston can be removed with the...

The cylinder and piston can be removed with the motor in the frame. It's a little tricky, but doable. I just did mine a few months ago. Low compression like yours. Lapped the valves, put in new...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,308
Posted By kta
Are you sure about this? If so it must just be...

Are you sure about this? If so it must just be the dual carb XR's. All others can have the top ends removed in the frame.



Nikasil coated bores were only 1988-1990.
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 110,856
Posted By kta
Hell yes!! ...

Hell yes!!

http://photos.evanfell.com/albums/Travel-Photos/Destination-Ushuaia-Part-1_Nov-2010/IMG_5211.JPG
photo taken a couple hours ago

The bike has been back on the road and in daily...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,112
Posted By kta
I'm with the other ATF supporters. I always use...

I'm with the other ATF supporters. I always use it and it always works great.



I don't think that's an accurate comparison. A $4 beer has obvious advantages over a $2 beer, but a dedicated fork...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11,529
Views: 1,757,904
Posted By kta
I recently put an Acerbis 5.8 on my XR. I like it...

I recently put an Acerbis 5.8 on my XR. I like it :evil

I got it used off craigslist and had it imported it to mexico.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11,529
Views: 1,757,904
Posted By kta
I like to buy bearings at Applied - if you have...

I like to buy bearings at Applied - if you have one in town just take the bearings down there, have them measure them up and give you what they've got. Otherwise, I'd just order a set of All Balls...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11,529
Views: 1,757,904
Posted By kta
My bike was out of commission in mexico for a...

My bike was out of commission in mexico for a while when it lost compression. There are some previous posts in this thread somewhere. But it's back on the road and thumping sweetly.

Lots of new...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,865
Posted By kta
These are the kind of reports I love to read. ...

These are the kind of reports I love to read.

Ready and waiting!

:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 110,856
Posted By kta
I've been most everywhere around here now. ...

I've been most everywhere around here now.

The top picture in my last post is me at Akumal. I've gone a couple times to snorkel with the sea turtles. There are some photos of Tulum and some...
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