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Old 11-05-2011, 10:12 PM   #34246
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Every and I mean EVERY time I order spokes from Buchanans they ask me what diameter nipple I want. I don't recall what rim you have but their nipples are usually sized for an Excel rim which has a larger hole than the OE rim. Call them up and they will exchange the nipples for you. BTDT.
Big nipples, exchanging nipples, larger hole, did I ever mention I love spoke discussions Nipples are cool
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:17 PM   #34247
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Big nipples, exchanging nipples, larger hole, did I ever mention I love spoke discussions Nipples are cool

Your just sick. Plain 'n simple. Sick.
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:27 PM   #34248
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:50 PM   #34249
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Big nipples, exchanging nipples, larger hole, did I ever mention I love spoke discussions Nipples are cool
Nipples and side by side holes........two of my favorite things!

Ooops I guess thats three of my favorite things!

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Old 11-05-2011, 11:52 PM   #34250
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The Emig conversion triples and stem are $575.00. The RSW Racing clamps that use the OE stem are $350.00.

Just a little bit of difference here. $$$$$$$$$$$$$
I got my entire CRF front end for 4hunnit and had a friend turn down the stem and threaded the new OD to take the xrl bearings and castle nut.
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:59 AM   #34251
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Hey y'all,

So the rear spoke saga continues. I returned the Excel kit and burchased a kit from Buchanan's.

WTF!!!! The nipples that came from Buchanan's are to big as well!...

Any advice, opinion....etc.... welcome!

Thanks y'all!
Buchanan's has good customer service. Measure the diameter of your spoke holes, and call Buchanan's as Steve suggested. Once they know the size of the spoke holes, I'm sure Buchanan's will send you the proper size spoke nipples.

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Old 11-06-2011, 01:10 AM   #34252
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...i am afraid to ask how the rack is holding up after you killed little rubicon
Little Rubicon fought the good fight, may he rest in peace. My RotoPax rack is more rugged than Little Rubicon, and is holding up very well, Mike.



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Old 11-06-2011, 06:27 AM   #34253
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Hey y'all,

So the rear spoke saga continues. I returned the Excel kit and burchased a kit from Buchanan's.

WTF!!!! The nipples that came from Buchanan's are to big as well!

Here is a nipple that came from the rim...



Here is a Buchanan's nipple...





For those of you that bought Buchanan's spoke kit, did you drill out your rim????

Do I have a rim that is NOT stock????

Any advice, opinion....etc.... welcome!

Thanks y'all!

Man a $3.00 drill bit and ten minutes will get ya roiling!!!! Improvise and overcome obstacles!!!

Seriously, I would not hesitate to drill the rim to fit
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:30 AM   #34254
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So I thought I had my oil leak fixed... After a ride back home I noticed my back brakes weren't working again

Powdered it up and couldn't find a leak, then I found it, right at the center of the gasket above the cases in front of the starter

The only good thing about having to replace this gasket is that I want to look at the piston after running so low on oil...

So I took off the top end of the engine. What did I find? Not a ripped gasket, but where the center case gasket met up with the prior mentioned gasket it was slightly sticking up above the case causing the leak. So I shaved the case gasket down, scraped the old gasket off and replaced it.

I had never pulled the piston out of the cylinder prior to this so I got me a piston ring compressor. Oiled up the cylinder, oiled up the compressor, pushed the piston right up into the cylinder... and then I discovered that you can not open up this compressor to get it off of the installed piston HA HA F'ing HA. So I cut it off and put the rest of the motor back together.

I really hope this is the end of that damn leak, I'm getting tired of checking my oil every 40 miles.

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Darn the luck man!!! Here's to good karma and smooth sailing from here on out!!!! I hope the leak woes are behind you!
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:33 AM   #34255
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I got my entire CRF front end for 4hunnit and had a friend turn down the stem and threaded the new OD to take the xrl bearings and castle nut.
Man that is AWESOME!!!!!! You'll love the stiffened front end where you ride for sure!!!!

You can ebay the stock stuff and recoup most of your$$$$$ That "L" front wheel seems to fetch premium $$$

There is a care pack getting some goodies added and will head your way soon!
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:37 AM   #34256
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Big nipples, exchanging nipples, larger hole, did I ever mention I love spoke discussions Nipples are cool
My wifes nipples are frickin huge.. they look like pacifiers

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Old 11-06-2011, 07:26 AM   #34257
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Drill the rim like Mike said..
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:16 AM   #34258
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Drill the rim like Mike said..
I had to play around with rims and hubs with my SM, I'd make some phone calls before I started drilling anything!
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:24 AM   #34259
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Every and I mean EVERY time I order spokes from Buchanans they ask me what diameter nipple I want. I don't recall what rim you have but their nipples are usually sized for an Excel rim which has a larger hole than the OE rim. Call them up and they will exchange the nipples for you. BTDT.

JUST DID THIS REMEMBER STEVE?

sorry I forgot to mention this...we had to redrill not for size I think but for the angle as I had an excel put on my drum brake 18 inch rear which is quite uncommon...

good luck
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:20 AM   #34260
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You mean like this?


That is how we get across the Golden Crack. See, the XR650R is pretty soft too.
Yea, pretty much
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