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Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 08:58 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Not a big fan of the new boots with the glued on...

Not a big fan of the new boots with the glued on soles... I prefer the old school sewn on soles.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 08:56 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Good lord... put on some riding gear PLEASE!:eek1...

Good lord... put on some riding gear PLEASE!:eek1 At least a pair of long pants. An your buddy with no helmet! GAAAAAH.:huh
Oh well... there are lots of people on organ donor waiting lists, so I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 12:16 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Are you sure that it is the rear shock? If your...

Are you sure that it is the rear shock? If your sidestand seems short (like your shock was getting taller, I would suspect the frame/sidestand mounting tab being bent. If the bike is squatting, I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:17 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
It's not the shock, it's the spring. Your shock...

It's not the shock, it's the spring. Your shock doesn't do anything to hold the bike up... just a damper. The spring is what holds it up. Your preload spanner may be loose and working its way out or...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 06:57 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
What's wrong with your shock? They are...

What's wrong with your shock? They are rebuildable. A rebuilt/revalved shock is better than new.

You should be able to afford wheels... Pick up an English student or two (or three or four) and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 09:20 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Good looking bike. Who's was it? I dont recognize...

Good looking bike. Who's was it? I dont recognize it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Experiences with Hotcams have been varied. I ran...

Experiences with Hotcams have been varied. I ran one for four years with no issues. I cooked it this spring when a plugged oil passage starved the top end. WHen I had the Hotcam and the stocker both...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 11:46 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Even if you lose the bet, as long as there is...

Even if you lose the bet, as long as there is video... we all win!
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 03:26 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
I have never been able to get past the fact that...

I have never been able to get past the fact that the MT43 looks just like the deadly tires that came on dual purpose bikes back in the day (Yamaha DT1s and such). They were DEADLY on downhills! I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 06:16 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
The lowering link is longer than the OE link. I...

The lowering link is longer than the OE link. I suspect that Honda spent a lot of engineer hours getting the linkage correct. The longer the link, the more it drops the rear end of the bike. It also...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 08:15 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
The lowering link would have made it much worse....

The lowering link would have made it much worse. I couldn;t even run through a series of whoops with mine when it had the LL installed. The rear end would bottom after the first whoop and start...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 10:56 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
The 450X is the bike I WANT! Too bad I am not...

The 450X is the bike I WANT! Too bad I am not flush with cash and ready to buy.:cry
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 07:40 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
I bet you don't get that sorta service in the...

I bet you don't get that sorta service in the other bike threads!:deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 10:01 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Seating the bead is highly overrated. True...

Seating the bead is highly overrated. True story... out on a trail ride (running the usual low air pressure), hit a rock wrong and pinch flat the back tube. Throw in the spare tube and bust out the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 11:03 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Use a live one... they work much better. The...

Use a live one... they work much better. The thrashing about tends to clean both sides of the chain.:D
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 07:51 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Well... don't dismiss your battery fluid lines....

Well... don't dismiss your battery fluid lines. They are damned important and often ignored. I had one fail on me and it was not pretty. I now use the teflon lined, carbon fiber ones. Best money I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 11:05 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Here's my method for figuring out the pilot...

Here's my method for figuring out the pilot circuit. Get the bike warm and turn the pilot screw in until the bike starts to idle rough, then turn it back out until it idles right. Now shut it off and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 08:34 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Drill the rivets out of the stand-off that attach...

Drill the rivets out of the stand-off that attach the quarter turn fastener (from your XRL mount.) Now pop-rivet the quarter turn fastener onto the airbox without the stand-off. Done.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 03:41 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
No sound... :evil

No sound... :evil
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 10:14 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
That probably was me. Saturday?:lol3

That probably was me. Saturday?:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 06:20 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
But we get to watch you when you do have to clean...

But we get to watch you when you do have to clean 'em out. That shit's still creepy, but I can't help but watch!:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 09:04 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Fresh gas in the tank, but what about the gelatin...

Fresh gas in the tank, but what about the gelatin goo in the carb? Did you drain the carb before you parked it? If not, pull that sucker off and get to know the inner workings of Mikuni pumper carb.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 03:19 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Sucker punch... thanks:evil

Sucker punch... thanks:evil
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By ThumpnRed
Bring your main hot line from the battery through...

Bring your main hot line from the battery through an in-line fuse into a four pole relay. Tap into the meter light for your dash (that way the circuit is only hot when the key is on) and run a hot...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 09:24 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Camera whore:huh yup, that's me being...

Camera whore:huh

yup, that's me being jealous:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 07:55 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
I didn't get mine until I was too damned old for...

I didn't get mine until I was too damned old for that shit... keep the rubber part firmly planted on terra firma.:evil
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 07:54 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
I kinda figured as much:lol3

I kinda figured as much:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 03:37 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Smear a dab of JB Weld in the hole, let it harden...

Smear a dab of JB Weld in the hole, let it harden and filler up:evil
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 01:46 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
That last picture is priceless.... the long...

That last picture is priceless.... the long streak of oil leading to your bike:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 11:27 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
At least you don't have to wory about disposal of...

At least you don't have to wory about disposal of your break in oil:evil
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 11:26 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
You forgot to torque one of the headbolts!:eek1

You forgot to torque one of the headbolts!:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 06:08 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Stick the old choke plunger in the hotstart port...

Stick the old choke plunger in the hotstart port on the carb. TPS wires... cut 'em short... done
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 11:04 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
The triangle piece on the frame... a sawzall will...

The triangle piece on the frame... a sawzall will fix that! I cut mine off:lol3
I have a 102mm slug in mine. There is a trick to kickstarting them... use the decomp lever... oh that's right! You...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 73,773
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Posted By ThumpnRed
The set up I described goes in the choke port on...

The set up I described goes in the choke port on the FCR. The hotstart gets left alone. You wont need it. I do use the choke in the winter, but dont need it in the summer. WHen it is above 50-60...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 06:43 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Strange... Mine clears with ease. Try loosening...

Strange... Mine clears with ease. Try loosening the clamp screw and slide the kicker onto the shaft a bit more.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 06:41 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Hotstart cable from the FCR with the choke...

Hotstart cable from the FCR with the choke plunger from your stock CV carb. Done.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 06:23 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Do they still have the motocross track at Laguna...

Do they still have the motocross track at Laguna Seca? It used to be a very easy track... it'd be fun on the XRL.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 73,773
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Posted By ThumpnRed
With full wrap handguards it won't happen.:lol3

With full wrap handguards it won't happen.:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 73,773
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Posted By ThumpnRed
If you cut them, you lose the ball on the end,...

If you cut them, you lose the ball on the end, which turns the lever into a spear... It will end up stuck in you at some point... bound to happen:eek1. However... if you have full wrap hand guards...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 10:23 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
I can say I am 51 for three more weeks. It's not...

I can say I am 51 for three more weeks. It's not the years so much as it is the mileage!:lol3
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