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Forum: Thumpers Today, 09:52 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Mix & Match USD Fork Swap

So I've been so busy with work and play that I haven't had much time to work on my XR, but am in the midst of an USD fork swap. It's basically done, but I've learned so much along the way.

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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:50 AM
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Posted By RZRob
I'd have to learn new cuss words if I had to...

I'd have to learn new cuss words if I had to change tires every time I switched from street to dirt - and I have a tire machine.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 12:11 PM
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Posted By RZRob
I wanted them too, but fitment issues aside, if...

I wanted them too, but fitment issues aside, if you think about it, they really don't offer any structural support, They'll just bend or flex until the original frame brakes. The Z shape to fit the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 06:20 AM
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Views: 7,617,533
Posted By RZRob
Watch the subframe when you start packing stuff...

Watch the subframe when you start packing stuff on the back - they break too. :cry Ask me how I know.

If you look, once you take the stock exhaust off, all you've got is a flimsy stick holding...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 73,706
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Posted By RZRob
Great memories of riding with my dad. That's when...

Great memories of riding with my dad. That's when I first acquired a love for the smell of 2-stroke smoke, riding on the back of our AT1 Yamaha.

Here's Cujo getting ready to go womp'n.

RZ Rob
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Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:51 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Too funny. I ride the piss outta mine. And it...

Too funny. I ride the piss outta mine. And it beats the crap outta me every time. :cry

RZ Rob
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Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:10 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Probably the nicest one I've ever seen. Good...

Probably the nicest one I've ever seen. Good score.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:08 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Interesting. To Steve's point, the CRF wheel is...

Interesting. To Steve's point, the CRF wheel is so much lighter (thinner) it's almost scary. Part of me thinks this axle route is the smarter way to go. Saves you rounding up a lot of goodies.

RZ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 73,706
Views: 7,617,533
Posted By RZRob
You pretty much got it. You'll need a 450X...

You pretty much got it. You'll need a 450X odometer cable too and the axle (and wheel spacers). I recommend X fork guards as they have the cable holder too. The RSW T/Cs are awesome. The X wheel is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 09:17 PM
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Posted By RZRob
That's totally cool. Seeing these legends...

That's totally cool. Seeing these legends reminded me I was among greatness.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 06:24 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Old Yamis

LoR1, those old Yamis are cool. Got a chance to see Kenny dust off a TZ on the Indy Mile a few years ago during the GP weekend. Was awesome. Talked to him at dinner the next night it was just so...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 08:37 PM
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Posted By RZRob
The Doctor will see you now

So here's what happens when you womp an XR with any weight on the back. Once you realize the subframe is just two horizontal pipes of cheap low grade steel....
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 73,706
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Posted By RZRob
Welcome to the jungle, we got fun 'n' games. I...

Welcome to the jungle, we got fun 'n' games. I used to ride my bike like an animal and now it ain't the same.


She's a very sexy girl, very hard to please...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 06:43 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Acerbis Tank

So I bought my tank used and when I went to install it seemed to go smoothly. It's been off my bike for the last month and I'm nervous it may have returned to some natural shape. I also am doing the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 09:45 PM
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Views: 7,617,533
Posted By RZRob
Might not recommend that material. Carbon fiber...

Might not recommend that material. Carbon fiber is an excellent conductor of electricity.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 07:08 AM
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Posted By RZRob
MiniDragon 1. So to get it customized you...

MiniDragon
1. So to get it customized you needed to ship the old triple tree clamp,no dial in nor measurements++ to get it like you got with XR stem pressed onto the new one..?

Yep I just...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 08:58 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Mini-Dragon, You need to graft the stem...

Mini-Dragon,

You need to graft the stem from the XR at least, but to what degree you want to switch over, you'll need more. These RCW triples marry the front end to the XR and let you retain all...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 11:07 AM
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Posted By RZRob
I'm not putting these in the Flea Market yet, but...

I'm not putting these in the Flea Market yet, but I've got an extra set of 450R USD forks that I'll be listing for $175 (+shipping) soon if anyone wants to do the conversion. I'll include the axle...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 03:14 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Packing light I see... :lol3 Why leave it at...

Packing light I see... :lol3 Why leave it at home.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 03:12 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Back by Popular Demand

Okay, in an attempt to make more progress, I need to rebuild my USD forks and install new 606s.

I forget if there's audio or not, but if so these two projects ought to make this show Rated R Due...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 05:53 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Sounds like this may be necessary, but I've left...

Sounds like this may be necessary, but I've left bikes for the season and go back to them next year and vroom they fire right up.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 08:54 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Pop the front sprocket cover off and see what's...

Pop the front sprocket cover off and see what's hitting. Thinking your Master link is hitting the case or case saver. I'm wondering if you got 520 sprockets and a 530 chain or master or...? Is your...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 08:34 PM
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Views: 7,617,533
Posted By RZRob
You need to be more specific or descriptive. Is...

You need to be more specific or descriptive. Is it front or is it back wheel (i.e. wheel bearing). Engine, chain, sprockets loose, front sprocket on backwards and chain or master link hitting case?...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 73,706
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Posted By RZRob
Tap firmly on the carb with the back of a screw...

Tap firmly on the carb with the back of a screw driver.

Might also make sure you're folding up the kickstand, choke on, idle turned up. tapping the kill switch and the CDI might both be a good...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 12:13 PM
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Views: 7,617,533
Posted By RZRob
Just wondered if you thought about possibly just...

Just wondered if you thought about possibly just shimming the Dynojet needle?
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 05:15 AM
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Views: 7,617,533
Posted By RZRob
Anyone seeing a trend here? All three are KTM's...

Anyone seeing a trend here? All three are KTM's with different focus. I actually had to ask myself too which of the three I wanted and I could've went with any of them. My rationale: 690E is too nice...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 11:01 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Different bikes have different strengths -...

Different bikes have different strengths - including our beloved XRL. It's perfect at what it does and is an exceptional value. That said, I'd love an 1190A.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 07:47 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Look what the mailman delivered today

Wow Santa (I mean the mailman) just delivered my RSW Racing (http://www.rswracing.com/index.html) USD Triple Clamps.

These are serious works of art...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 73,706
Views: 7,617,533
Posted By RZRob
Ah, comedian eyh? :wink: RZ Rob

Ah, comedian eyh? :wink:

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 73,706
Views: 7,617,533
Posted By RZRob
Excellent. Thank you both. I'm guessing it's some...

Excellent. Thank you both. I'm guessing it's some miscellaneous spacer used on something else I MaGyvered together.
RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 73,706
Views: 7,617,533
Posted By RZRob
Mystery Dowel

Hi folks,

Well I closed my motor back up after having the head off it. Well I got a lot of things apart in the middle of surgery and ran across this dowel in my box that I thought just had head...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 04:20 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Definitely, I'd keep it to protect you from...

Definitely, I'd keep it to protect you from tweaking on the Husky. :evil

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 08:53 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Basically anything stronger than the original...

Basically anything stronger than the original design will just push the problem up-river. I'm confident 3mm (perpendicular to the stress point mind you) is overkill. Remember, the battery box is a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 73,706
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Posted By RZRob
Today's Task List

I've got a lot to do today:



Install head, cam and button up motor
Install carb, exhaust and new Uni Filter
Can't deal with forks/handlebar controls (awaiting triple clamp)
Rebuild USD...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 73,706
Views: 7,617,533
Posted By RZRob
I went with .120" (~3mm). I used the standard...

I went with .120" (~3mm). I used the standard template which spans end-to-end on the pipe side, but not on the battery side. I'm super happy with the repair.

RZ Rob
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Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 11:06 PM
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Posted By RZRob
What he said. RZ Rob

What he said.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 11:15 AM
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Views: 7,617,533
Posted By RZRob
Post Surgery

Well, my virgin ain't a virgin anymore, but I think I can finally start throwing it back together. Subframe repair came out quite satisfactory.

I think Gravity or someone was selling pre-cut...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 73,706
Views: 7,617,533
Posted By RZRob
They Know What I'm After

OK, next time you want to do a quick oil change on your XR, CRF or other Honda, it's nice to know you can just run over to Pep Boys. I was there the other day and noticed oil filters sitting right on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 73,706
Views: 7,617,533
Posted By RZRob
Yes, a 2-stroke's got nothing on a big bore...

Yes, a 2-stroke's got nothing on a big bore thumper. Ask anyone that's owned a 650R. When I got mine I had to watch the video. You have to set the crank in the right spot, kick once, and if she don't...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 73,706
Views: 7,617,533
Posted By RZRob
So that box, on the inside did you just use big...

So that box, on the inside did you just use big washers or something? I ask because I opted for aluminum slats to disperse the load. My fear is if anything big were inside the box would just tear...
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