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Old 03-27-2013, 07:06 PM   #5716
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What clever ideas do you guys have for carrying tools? I'm sick of the big moose pack kicking me in the rump. Where do you put them, in what, and what do you leave at home?
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You don't need a lot of trail tools for an XR. I carry :
-8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm open-end wrenches
-Honda spark plug socket
-combo screwdriver set
-metric folding allen wrench set
-Honda 24mm spanner and extension for rear axle
-17mm spanner for front axle
-socket wrench and 6-in extension
-and a metric socket set...

... in a RoadGear tool roll...
+ 1 to all of the above
+ another 10 to the Honda S/P socket tool
and I carry a small cheapo pair of vice grips/locking pliers and an extra plug even though I am still running my original plug from 1999 (the day I don't it will let me down)
I stuff a front fender bag with tire irons and patches and a little inflate kit with cannisters(would rather have a pump), the wrenches go in there,
small rear "tusk" tool bag gets the rest
somewhere out there is a neat under fender tool kit/box but seems it's no longer made
a chain breaker and extra link is a good idea too but...
likely-hood is you can leave everything at home, it's an XR. Broken/ bent levers are my typical problem
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:25 PM   #5717
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How is the airflow to the oil cooler with the front fender bag?
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:50 AM   #5718
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How is the airflow to the oil cooler with the front fender bag?
^^This
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:31 AM   #5719
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My $1200 find. Bone stock, low hour '98 model. Added skid plate, bark busters, and have nomadic rack on the way and a set of Conti TKC80 since I was able to get it titled and plated!

This is between the Embarras and Wabash rivers in SE IL.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:47 PM   #5720
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Nuttin wrong with that!

btw, hows that swing arm pivot bolt?
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:43 PM   #5721
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How is the airflow to the oil cooler with the front fender bag?
Mine seems fine, then again I'm not in a desert or taking long multi day rides. I am sure it blocks some air but really it can't totally block the flow of air to the cooler, heat is being exchanged but probably not the way Honda designed/wants it. I should get a computer to monitor oil temp.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:32 AM   #5722
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...Speaking of the infamous swingarm bolt...

was feeling pretty frisky after replacing the old rusted steering stem bearings with some fresh tapered ones so, naturally, I started to eye up that swingarm bolt...

Boom! XR4 gods were looking out for me!




Since I have not formally introduced the XR yet, here's a couple of photos of her

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Old 03-31-2013, 06:44 AM   #5723
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some guys have all the luck!


awesome tho!
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:36 AM   #5724
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Nuttin wrong with that!

btw, hows that swing arm pivot bolt?
Good to go!

My motor builder/babysitter is a maintenance nazi so it was thoroughly gone over when I got it.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:45 AM   #5725
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Good to see someone else got lucky recently. While removing my shock for a rebuild, I checked out my swingarm bolt for the first time after owning the bike for 6 years and the thing popped right off. Soooooo happy.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:28 PM   #5726
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Does anybody happen to have measurements for all the bearings in the rear linkage/swingarm/shock?
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:45 AM   #5727
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...Speaking of the infamous swingarm bolt...

was feeling pretty frisky after replacing the old rusted steering stem bearings with some fresh tapered ones so, naturally, I started to eye up that swingarm bolt...

Boom! XR4 gods were looking out for me!




Since I have not formally introduced the XR yet, here's a couple of photosphere bike where it belongs. of her
glad to see
Good to see the bike where it belongs
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:57 AM   #5728
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xr400 cam chain replacement

so I was hoping that the cam chain adjuster spring was broken but all is well with it and I fear that the cam chain is stretched hence all the noise. Anyone point me to the link to replace the chain? Im guessing its a big cost at the shop. Saw a video of a guy who attached a new one to the old one and ran it thru then grinded the old one off the new one.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:37 AM   #5729
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Doh! forgot about the.index thread!!

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Old 04-04-2013, 11:47 AM   #5730
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I just got done replacing the original clutch cable on the XR..not likely that Larry replaced it when he had it 15 yrs ago and I have never replaced it. That cable is 17 years old, not bad eh..got my monies worth out of it, anyway, MUCH BETTER! Clutch is very smooth and easy to pull..the friction point is different tho so I will have to get use to that..at first it kinda threw me off a bit. I almost launched the XR as the friction point came on real quick! I can adapt!

I am ready for the hillbilly run
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