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Old 11-03-2012, 10:17 AM   #48466
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I had some brake pads I bought too soon for my xrl, thought it needed new pads, but when I looked closer it has more than half the pads left front and rear at a little over 12k miles. So I decided to return the pads for something my bike will need much sooner......a rear tire
I was going to pick up a D952, but this is a predominantly dirt shop, and the shop folks recommended I try a Pirelli XC Mid Hard, they said it had some of the best dirt grip, and would last the longest. I've never really heard about them, whats the forum feedback on this tire? And how does the front do on and off road?

Also I have an almost new front Dunlop 742 knobbie that came with the bike, but its pretty hard from years of sitting in storage.....whats the risk of running it? Hate to waste good rubber
I had one of the Pirelli XCMH, great handling on and off road and good traction on and off road. Good ride.The front would head shake at around 7o MPH or so. POOR wear, I got like 2500 miles using then in a 80 on road 20 off road.

As to the old rubber, I have twenty something year old Metzlers on my Husky 400 XCE. If they are not cracked, run em!
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:13 PM   #48467
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Paint will peel right off.....

Caswell tank sealer.......line the tank with it and it`ll likely stay white forever..

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Ive heard however, that it should be done before the tank has been used. I don't know. that's what I heard.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:01 PM   #48468
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Ive heard however, that it should be done before the tank has been used. I don't know. that's what I heard.
I would imagine that would be ideal. It would be hard to get all of the gas residue out of it, especially if it had started to soak into the plastic.
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figures...my stud was rusty I played with my nuts a little and it cranked right over
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:10 PM   #48469
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Hi my names Terry and I was tempted by the Orange Kool-aid. I flirted with the idea of selling my 2007 XR650L and buying a KTM 690 Enduro R. Fortunately, I resorted to logic and conducted exhaustive research on the KTM. Although the 690 has way more power and better suspension, there are way more posts reference problems compared to the XRL. Therefore, I seek absolution for my temptations and ask to be forgiven. If any fellow XRL rider is tempted by the Orange demon, just remember, "What Would Spock Do".

Live long and prosper.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:16 PM   #48470
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Hi my names Terry and I was tempted by the Orange Kool-aid. I flirted with the idea of selling my 2007 XR650L and buying a KTM 690 Enduro R. Fortunately, I resorted to logic and conducted exhaustive research on the KTM. Although the 690 has way more power and better suspension, there are way more posts reference problems compared to the XRL. Therefore, I seek absolution for my temptations and ask to be forgiven. If any fellow XRL rider is tempted by the Orange demon, just remember, "What Would Spock Do".

Live long and prosper.
Terry

I went through exactly the same nightmare. Now I am planning to get my engine to Sir Cycle Wizard, pep the darling up a little.

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Old 11-03-2012, 03:18 PM   #48471
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How much can CW boost the engine and still keep it reliable?
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:25 PM   #48472
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How much can CW boost the engine and still keep it reliable?
Not sure on numbers, maybe ask him

I just saw a number of inmates that went to him and all had good reports so far

Sort of planning this, not final yet

1. a cloverleaf big port cw head
2. undercut cw oversized valves
3. cw valve springs with ti retainers
4. 106mm piston 724cc 11.1
5. cw HRC 628 cam with hardened rockers
6. 42mm mikuni pumper carb


Planning to still use pump gas, we get 95 or 98 freely available
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:04 PM   #48473
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Ive heard however, that it should be done before the tank has been used. I don't know. that's what I heard.
Well boss...we`re gonna find out.I`m going to air it out all winter and then put the sealer in..i`d like my decals to stop bubbling off.CW is gettin tired of sending me new ones

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Old 11-03-2012, 04:20 PM   #48474
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Dishsoap no gas mineral sprits yes......... dish soap may remove some oil.but you need ALL the oil off to release the dirt trapped into it....

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How about just straight gasoline? It's either that or I try and find an Auto Zone tomorrow in Puebla and figure out how to say "mineral spirits" in Spanish.

And BTW, one of the guys on a KLR that was riding with me for a while took some carb cleaner and cleaned his foam filter right up and had no issues. However, I don't really want to chance it.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:35 PM   #48475
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How about just straight gasoline? It's either that or I try and find an Auto Zone tomorrow in Puebla and figure out how to say "mineral spirits" in Spanish.

And BTW, one of the guys on a KLR that was riding with me for a while took some carb cleaner and cleaned his foam filter right up and had no issues. However, I don't really want to chance it.

Do they paint houses down there? The paint store has mineral spirits. It's called PAINT THINNER.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:43 PM   #48476
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Do they paint houses down there? The paint store has mineral spirits. It's called PAINT THINNER.
Okay, so Mexican Home Depot it is! Or even Mexican Walmart.

Will straight gas work? That would save me the hassle of riding all over a strange city with over a 1,000,000 inhabitants.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:48 PM   #48477
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How much can CW boost the engine and still keep it reliable?
He's done lots for my bike and I can't wait to send some stuff back for more Wizard treatment

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Old 11-03-2012, 05:05 PM   #48478
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Do they paint houses down there? The paint store has mineral spirits. It's called PAINT THINNER.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:10 PM   #48479
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So... trying to prepare for trail riding over the next few months and wanting to figure out what parts and accessories I should be getting.
I already have bark busters, XRR sprocket, Dave's mods and 55/158 jetting, K&N air filter (not thrilled with this), smog removed, snorkel removed, and Hoglegs from Manracks.

So far this is my list:
- tires (somthing better than the Avon's I have now)
- fork boots
- skid plate
- fork brace
- case guard (on shifter side)
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:19 PM   #48480
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How about just straight gasoline? It's either that or I try and find an Auto Zone tomorrow in Puebla and figure out how to say "mineral spirits" in Spanish.

And BTW, one of the guys on a KLR that was riding with me for a while took some carb cleaner and cleaned his foam filter right up and had no issues. However, I don't really want to chance it.
Problem with carb cleaner is some types eat plastic badly,,some don`t..i`d use straight gas in a pinch and wash out with soap after..

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