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Old 03-04-2014, 06:43 PM   #16
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Researched silencer options today. First, I ain't spendin' a third or more of what I paid for the sled on a stinkin' pipe. But the conversion to a Gixxer 600/750 looks cheap, easy, &...well...cheap & easy. Good performance & sound quality without being loud.
AND...you never have to repack
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:10 PM   #17
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AND...you never have to repack
That too.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:13 PM   #18
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Fairing

Installed a 80s Vetter Fairing on a XR650R, relax, no more than most dual purpose fairings.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:37 PM   #19
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I sawr it before, but now I have to ask. What's with the rug on the seat?
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:54 AM   #20
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I sawr it before, but now I have to ask. What's with the rug on the seat?
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:05 AM   #21
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The Sheep Rug

Keeps a shaded from the sun, warm to sit on in the winter, and natural, so causes less sweating than vinyl. I got it from ebay, New Zealand Sheep, I think it advertised as a doggy bed. Plus, the original seat is like siting on a 2X4". I removed the seat, layer of sheep, foam, and a Walmart seat cover. Now I shaved off a couple inches of height, and gained some insulating factors. Not for the fashionistas, not worried about what the other 99.9% think of my style. More worried about personal comfort.
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:44 AM   #22
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this past weekend finished putting new piston,rings,and,cam in my 2008 XR650L. its so nice to not have it smoke anymore. smoked last year after I bought it. Also installed a power outlet for GPS on it. looking forward to riding it in the spring.
picture taken after completion and took it outside to start.

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Old 03-05-2014, 04:50 AM   #23
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I went out and checked out a recent controlled burn on the Perdido Water Management area. Looked like a nice cool burn that didn't get out of sorts.

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Old 03-05-2014, 07:40 AM   #24
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this past weekend finished putting new piston,rings,and,cam in my 2008 XR650L. its so nice to not have it smoke anymore. smoked last year after I bought it. Also installed a power outlet for GPS on it. looking forward to riding it in the spring.
picture taken after completion and took it outside to start.

That's a nice looking 650. How/what did you paint your cases with? Probably pulling the motor from my 600 this summer to throw in a 628 kit
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:09 AM   #25
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Bought a Gixxer 600 muffler for the Katoom off fleabay for $41 shipped. Can't wait for it to get here so I can start the fab process.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:31 AM   #26
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Moved mine out of the garage. I have some counter space in there somewhere and I'm determined to find it.

Later the same day.
I found it. Cleared a path and there it was under crap... but now I cant find my DS...

I know it out there somewhere.
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:02 PM   #27
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:15 AM   #28
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Bought a Gixxer 600 muffler for the Katoom off fleabay for $41 shipped. Can't wait for it to get here so I can start the fab process.
I'm looking to replace the ancient loudass supertrapp on my bike. Let us know how it works out.
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:28 AM   #29
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Last night I topped out the GF's KLX at 85mph going downhill. Not to bad carrying my weight.
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:30 PM   #30
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I pulled the rear shock last night. Rebuilt it this morning and installed it. After a short test ride it SEEMS better, maybe. At least its not leaking anymore.

I repacked the rear wheel bearings while the tire was off. Now I'm noticing a howl when coasting. I guess I need to replace those too now.

After which I pulled the forks only to find they have brand new springs and fluid. The levels were un-even so I dumped it out and put new 7 wt in.

So far I've got around 200 hours of labor ( I work slow) and about 1 hour of riding on this bike. Maybe, just maybe I'll have it ready in time for the firetower 150 in AL.
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