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Old 11-07-2007, 02:49 PM   #1531
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Hey fellas I pushing 12k on th ODO and still like new with no problems! I love it!
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:22 PM   #1532
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Pissed help guys

Hey Xr owners I need some help from you guys. Last year I bough a 1995 250xrl. The motor was a basket case. The oil plug fell out and smoked the top end. I work at a kawi dealer and not knowing xrs that well I enlisted one of the local non OEM dealer who has a good reputation to rebuild the motor for me. I order a wisco piston, rebored it. Fixed the head center journal, new cam chain, cam shaft, rebuilt oil pump. Rockers and tricked the bike out a little. I ran the bike one week end last fall to run as a sweeper in a local trail ride. The bike seems ok. The valve cover leaked where the head was line bored. (I know this not the way to fix the head; I was shocked when the head came back from the machine shop in Quebec).
The bike was too small for me so I sold it to a friend of friend. I put another valve cover gasket on it.
He picked in the spring and sure enough the gasket leak again.
I removed the head and had a local machine shop fill in the bore hole with an aluminum plug.
He picked the bike up. After an hour or so the motor began to burn oil.
The valve guides were leaking. I pulled the head again order oversized guides and paid again to have them install.
I have $700 in a $350 head. This whole thing has turned out to be a nightmare. I have almost $3000 in a $2200 bike that is not running and probly worth $900.

Does anyone have a spare motor to sell so I can try to get some money back?
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:40 PM   #1533
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Hey fellas I pushing 12k on th ODO and still like new with no problems! I love it!
I just pulled the top end apart on mine a few months back for some upgrades, at 17.5K the piston and bore looked brand new not a single problem anywhere.
Now we will have to see how long the big bore will go.
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:28 PM   #1534
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From 1,000 mile dual sport rides to rocky trails, it does it all..........
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:21 PM   #1535
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From 1,000 mile dual sport rides to rocky trails, it does it all..........
Is that infact the ceebaileys windshield or what? What tires are those?
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:26 PM   #1536
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Looks Good what type of pannier racks are you using? Custom, Happy-trails? Just wondering, Thanks

Yeah, they're the Happy Trail SU rack with Pelican 1500 cases. One of the best mods I've made.

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Old 11-08-2007, 01:15 PM   #1537
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Yeah, they're the Happy Trail SU rack with Pelican 1500 cases. One of the best mods I've made.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/gar...chmentid=47848

OK Thanks!! Just one other question. Did the racks bolt on together with little or no modification??
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Old 11-08-2007, 02:49 PM   #1538
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OK Thanks!! Just one other question. Did the racks bolt on together with little or no modification??

No modifications were necessary. It's a pretty straight forward set-up.

The only thing I'd mention in particular is that it's designed (evidently) with tight tolerances in mind. There were a couple times I felt like I was trying to stretch the steel in while attempting to get everything lined up.

It was all worth it in the end as the whole thing fits up rather snug, no sloppiness in this rig.
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Old 11-08-2007, 02:53 PM   #1539
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Is that infact the ceebaileys windshield or what? What tires are those?
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Slick windshield -- Cee Baileys?? Enquiring minds want to know.
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:31 PM   #1540
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Cool2

Took a few more pics if my bike, I think the last time I posted I only had a couple hundred miles on it. Currently over 2K and lovin' this bike more everyday.









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Old 11-12-2007, 03:54 PM   #1541
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I just order this rack, and the owner could not be nicer! I am looking forward to having a nice rack I will review/recommend it later
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:00 PM   #1542
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I just order this rack, and the owner could not be nicer! I am looking forward to having a nice rack I will review/recommend it later

If you have any intentions of carrying anything you're gonna love that rack.

Makes a nice base to mount a top box later if you so choose.

Be sure to post pics after the install.

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Old 11-13-2007, 11:51 AM   #1543
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Just got my Clarke 4.7!!! I'll be working on that tonight.
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:51 PM   #1544
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Sweet! Good choice, I couldn't be happier with mine. Its nice being able to ride twice as long without filling up. Plus it gives the bike a nice wide mean look.
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:39 PM   #1545
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Just got my Clarke 4.7!!! I'll be working on that tonight.
Just fitted mine on yesterday. I used some high temp foil tape from Home Depot on the underside of the tank to reflect some heat away from the engine

...Just finished fabricating some aluminum braces to secure the front of the tank rather than use the piece of wire that came with the tank.

Took it for my first ride today, one thing I noticed was that the engine is running about 10 F hotter than the stock tank with the air deflectors on......wish I could fit the deflectors onto the Clarke tank.

My engine is stock with no mods and I am getting arond 50mpg ,so this tank should be good for 200 miles before I need to hit reserve.
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