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Old 08-02-2012, 08:45 PM   #44986
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agreed. and while i'm at it, props to thumpnred for sending me a part free o charge. that's a kool dude right there, i don't care what yall say about him here...
Shhhhhh.... everyone will expect free chit now!
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #44987
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I have nothing to say about XRs right now but i wanted to get a post in on page 3000.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:17 PM   #44988
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I have nothing to say about XRs right now but i wanted to get a post in on page 3000.

I'm only on page 450 ... It makes it easier to keep up
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:21 PM   #44989
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Hello, All,

Jets, upside down forks, XRR counter-sprockets, I can barely keep up with you guys. I must say this: You guys are great, and this thread is really very great (I am a taker, not a giver...). Keep up the good work.

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I am a reader of every single page. Toothbrush on the C/S spline, the works. Over the last few years I'm amazed at what I've learned from this very giving community. So thanks to all. And after the spline treatment I add silver anti-sieze. Hey, I gave back!
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:54 PM   #44990
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3000! We ALL need to GET A LIFE!
Are you saying reading this thread every night when I get home from work isn't a life? So what am I supposed to do then?

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Old 08-02-2012, 11:38 PM   #44991
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Thanks for the pictures, particularly the one that showed the XR650L vs CRF230L fender side by side. I like how that doesn't look as susceptible to being a sail in the wind. It appears that it still protrudes far enough to actually be useful for blocking spray off the tire, right?

It is kind of hard to believe there's 3000 pages of stuff, mostly about the XRL, on this thread.

Barron is dead on - we don't get much say in who ships our stuff. That said, when they came out to do the pre-inspection to determine what they needed to bring on shipping day, they did measure the bike with mirrors folded in, and claimed they were going to bring a separate crate for it. I guess their cutting corners on packing day will only end up costing one crf fender ~$41 + shipping from powersportsplus.com, so you could say they gambled well.

Thanks for the tip on the heat gun. I haven't dealt with plastics much, so that's good to know. I'll straighten it out and keep as a spare just in case I decide to explore the trees in too much detail at some point.

The truck that delivered my stuff had a liftgate, but no ramps. The guys had a pretty ingenious method for getting the bike down safely:



Maybe I just need to get out more often, but I hadn't watched a truck separate itself from the container like that before, and I thought it was just pretty darn cool.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:46 PM   #44992
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Thanks for the pictures, particularly the one that showed the XR650L vs CRF230L fender side by side. I like how that doesn't look as susceptible to being a sail in the wind. It appears that it still protrudes far enough to actually be useful for blocking spray off the tire, right?

It is kind of hard to believe there's 3000 pages of stuff, mostly about the XRL, on this thread.

Barron is dead on - we don't get much say in who ships our stuff. That said, when they came out to do the pre-inspection to determine what they needed to bring on shipping day, they did measure the bike with mirrors folded in, and claimed they were going to bring a separate crate for it. I guess their cutting corners on packing day will only end up costing one crf fender ~$41 + shipping from powersportsplus.com, so you could say they gambled well.

Thanks for the tip on the heat gun. I haven't dealt with plastics much, so that's good to know. I'll straighten it out and keep as a spare just in case I decide to explore the trees in too much detail at some point.

The truck that delivered my stuff had a liftgate, but no ramps. The guys had a pretty ingenious method for getting the bike down safely:



Maybe I just need to get out more often, but I hadn't watched a truck separate itself from the container like that before, and I thought it was just pretty darn cool.
That is pretty cool, great pic too. It should have a subtitle "You can come out of your cage now... we're in Belgium"

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Old 08-03-2012, 12:30 AM   #44993
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x2...once again

I finally stopped taking jetting advice over the nets and said screw it, if the bike implodes on me from running "too lean" jets oh well at least I tried

everybody with the exception of a few gurus said jet up up up up get more "power" etc...

then I had one or two guys say jet way down till you feel uncomfortable and you start surging...

I never did get surge but I finally went down to stock jetting compensated for altitude

lean is mean equals more power at the expense(over a very long period of time I might add) engine life...



anywhoo

I finally got that tan plug color you recommended fritz and it was not with the oem carb but with a nice small tm38 flatslide...

I also got a whopping 10mpg mileage increase overall

not bad...

top speed is the same maybe a touch more..

anywhose

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Overly rich jetting is bad for engine life too. It can lead to early valve seal death, premature ring wear, detonation, dirty oil (and all that comes with that) etc. I would love to get a few guys to gather to buy a wide band O2 to share. That's the way to do it right. In truth, lean (and I mean lean of stochiometeric, not a relative lean) runs cooler (assuming there is no detonation),though with less power than stochiometeric, saves fuel and keeps the motor clean. The downside is ridability which usually suffers. I'm going to go search for a wide band that will send the info to my phone.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:28 AM   #44994
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Plug readings...we don't neeeed no stinkin' plug reading...



Also with the talk of people ditching their side covers for XR600R side covers I am still looking for a air box side cover for a experiment I want to try but don't want to cut mine, so If there is a hole or holes in it that's ok or if it's a bit roughed up that's ok also,
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:23 AM   #44995
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Anyone know if the the XR400 seat will work on our bike?
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:02 AM   #44996
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Plug readings...we don't neeeed no stinkin' plug reading...



Also with the talk of people ditching their side covers for XR600R side covers I am still looking for a air box side cover for a experiment I want to try but don't want to cut mine, so If there is a hole or holes in it that's ok or if it's a bit roughed up that's ok also,
What carb. do you have?
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:15 AM   #44997
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OK, Got home from work and pulled out the factory service manual.

Oil level is 145mm

By volume 564cc or 19.1oz

Weight listed is Pro Honda SS-7 or 7W

Air pressure O as in ZERO

It's my Friday night. Back to my Jack 'n Coke.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:02 AM   #44998
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WOW is this a popular thread or what?


Yes it is, thats why its always open in my browser. Now if some of the other threads were only this active. I want instant advice and help lol.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:08 AM   #44999
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I thought I was pretty knowledgeable about motorcycles until I got my XRL and found this thread. I found out I don't know squat and would be a frustrated dude without the help here. Lots of great info and guys here. Thanks everyone!
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:20 AM   #45000
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crap! did i show you my bars???

Tell me more about bar mounts please!
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