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Old 07-02-2013, 03:44 AM   #8356
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Nice restoration man. How'd you clean up that tank so good? Heat gun?
I used the 60% thinner 40% Boiled linseed oil trick on it, but am not sure it's a permanent solution. Over the last week I've seen some fading creeping in again..
Took it out for a run and took a pic.. still looks ok but the tank is certainly fading.
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:15 AM   #8357
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Benno.h, it maybe 'cause you are running one mirror which (IMO) upsets the steering at decent speed. Perhaps this is just amplified by the bigger head light? Put two on, or take one off for a easy peasy test?

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Thanks mate, hadn't thought of that actually! I'll give it a try.
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I'll step out on a limb here and state that bikes without kick starters are just plain gay, for pansies, ladyboys, and suchlike. Furthermore, they should have to ride at the back, not speak until spoken too, and set everyone else's tents up, then cook and wash up afterwards, before sitting up all night guarding the real men's bikes.
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:36 AM   #8358
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I used the 60% thinner 40% Boiled linseed oil trick on it, but am not sure it's a permanent solution. Over the last week I've seen some fading creeping in again..
Took it out for a run and took a pic.. still looks ok but the tank is certainly fading.
If you have a look at the before and after pics of my XR, the fuel tank in both pics is the same tank.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=8334

If you get a steel wool scourer, and some water with lots of elbow grease, the tank in the after pic is the result.

Works on all faded plastics..
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:09 AM   #8359
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Haha yeah funny that Feel like I should take him a 6 pack for putting up with me.

Cheers,

John

My machinist gets cheese cakes.

I make these


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Old 07-02-2013, 07:16 AM   #8360
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is that a 1 OREO cheesecake???????????????????????????????????????? ????''

jajajajajaajaja nice touch boss, I love cheesecakes
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:21 AM   #8361
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So now onto the jetting etc. People who are really sick of this skip over it, that's fine. Preferably Christian or another dual header person, Ive currently got:
  • the stock twin header set up from the 88-90 bikes
  • aftermarket air filter (twin air)
  • don't have a snorkel on the airbox, but hasn't been butchered anymore than that
  • Staintune exhuast
  • 100mm Wossner piston, stock compression
  • And the bike has a 165 main, and a 62 slow.

Here's a pic of the plug after the break-in riding, a lot of throttle and compression braking, almost no idling. Looks rich yeah? Thoughts?



John
SLAP ON A 158 MAIN JET OR A 160, NEEDLE IN 4TH CLIP(1 LEANER THAN STOCK as a base then richen up if needed...

Im using a 155 now in my stock carb with uni filter and stock 88 system and its snappy and peppy, crisp acceleration and no bogging however I have not done a topspeed run...havent felt the need really...I too have a 62 pilot jet...it makes starting easier than stock 60...
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:21 AM   #8362
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Half a package is the base and the other half is submerged in the CHEESE goodness. Keep one to float on top as a tease.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:23 AM   #8363
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Half a package is the base and the other half is submerged in the CHEESE goodness. Keep one to float on top as a tease.
that is a tease! just thought it looked funny with one lonely cookie all by itself! jajaja

so the crust is oreo? nice!
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:08 AM   #8364
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Well fuck me with an iron stick !!!


The goddamn European Parliament voted yes on mandatory annual roadworthy tests for motorcycles.
Something we have NEVER had before, and something that is completely unnecessary.

Dutch roads have among the lowest number of traffic accidents in the whole goddamn world, and if you check the numbers the amount of accidents involving a motorcycle that are due to poor maintenance of the bike is infinitesimal.

Knowing European bureaucratics, this is gonna cost a shitload of money (which is ofcourse the whole reason they're implementing it) and is going to be riddled with legislation that my old '87 XR6 is NOT going to pass.

Goddamn politicians, learn to manage your goddamn money instead of extorting people that have something they enjoy and gives them just a little diversion from the 15 different kinds of taxes they already pay out the ass !


Sorry 'bout that fellas, I think I'll go ride .....
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:19 AM   #8365
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deejay,

Ride it before they come and take it away.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:26 AM   #8366
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Well that sucks. Sorry to hear that deejay.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:31 AM   #8367
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money money money

you should just go ride and enjoy the bike deejay...

we just got slapped with a mandatory state ordered insurance that comes with our registration cards...

bikes pay $55 versus cars at $45, and buses that cause 95% of accidents only pay a but more...yeah pennies but people are up in arms over this...sucks

anywhoo

I need to ride too, so stay sane brother! jajajaja
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:33 AM   #8368
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I just always used to read with dismay the posts from guys in in certain parts of The States having such trouble getting these things plated, now that's probably gonna be me...

Aside from having to fix on a whole mess of crap I deliberately stripped a long time ago, I'm most worried about emission standards. The piggy probably won't fare well in that department
Here's to hoping they go easy on that
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:19 PM   #8369
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I just always used to read with dismay the posts from guys in in certain parts of The States having such trouble getting these things plated, now that's probably gonna be me...

Aside from having to fix on a whole mess of crap I deliberately stripped a long time ago, I'm most worried about emission standards. The piggy probably won't fare well in that department
Here's to hoping they go easy on that
I feel your pain.
South Africa just stopped importing the XR650L because of emissions and blablah.. fortunately there are too many older vehicles on the road to go legislating tight emissions controls without bringing the country into uproar so for now we dodge the bullet.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:27 PM   #8370
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yeoup, I forgot what the trick is to pass emissions testing when dealing with this, I know you need to lean it out as much as you can but there are other things I read up on a while back...

if it comes to that...
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