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Old 08-13-2012, 08:32 AM   #45226
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I've always preferred JT sprockets, same quality as sunstar at about 60% the price, the fact that harley comes with sunstar does'nt mean a thing as far as quality goes, they also come with bottom shelf showa suspension and the older ones with the cheapest kiehen carbs money can buy.
jt's are ok for rear sprockets

they are hardened and they eat cs shafts all the time...

oem is the ONLY way to go on the front unless you do the xr650r cs sprocket mod

my 3c

p.s I found out also after searching forever that in the 80's and early 90's AFAM made the front oem sprockets, not sunstar, especially on the xr600r

in fact my 88 xr600 sprocket is an afam, I went oem and Im so glad I did

it was $35 versus $15 for a jt or equivalent quality sprocket

also, SUNSTAR made my cb750 sprockets...so yeah sunstar makes a loooooooooooooooot of oem sprockets

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Old 08-13-2012, 10:18 AM   #45227
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Thinking about picking up a spare CDI to pack on long trips. I have heard that the one for the XR400r will work and has better performance, as in a certain aftermarket company relabels them as a performance CDI for the XR650L. Thinking because I never heard of CDI issues on that model, that it may be more reliable of a unit. Any truth to any of this? Or should I just pick up a stock unit?
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:38 AM   #45228
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Thinking about picking up a spare CDI to pack on long trips. I have heard that the one for the XR400r will work and has better performance, as in a certain aftermarket company relabels them as a performance CDI for the XR650L. Thinking because I never heard of CDI issues on that model, that it may be more reliable of a unit. Any truth to any of this? Or should I just pick up a stock unit?
The XR400R CDI is used in the XR650R...........not the 650L........

The XR400R CDI is AC current,so is the XR650R CDI..........

The XR650L is DC voltage..

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Old 08-13-2012, 11:04 AM   #45229
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The XR400R CDI is used in the XR650R...........not the 650L........

The XR400R CDI is AC current,so is the XR650R CDI..........

The XR650L is DC voltage..

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That clears that up! Thank you!
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:17 PM   #45230
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Thinking about picking up a spare CDI to pack on long trips. I have heard that the one for the XR400r will work and has better performance, as in a certain aftermarket company relabels them as a performance CDI for the XR650L. Thinking because I never heard of CDI issues on that model, that it may be more reliable of a unit. Any truth to any of this? Or should I just pick up a stock unit?
I have a spare one if you would like to buy it? It only has 4000-5000 miles on it so would work wonderful as a spare. Cheapcycleparts has them listed at $120. I'll sell you this one for $65 shipped if you would like it.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:53 PM   #45231
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Seth, if you really want to cheap out, you can usually find old pick-up truck plastic bedliners cheap at garage sales or auto salvage yards. (for free a lot of the time)

The plastic is nearly indestructable and can easily be cut with a jig saw and formed with a heat gun or torch.

I had to do this on an older bike that didn't have any other choice and it worked great.
That is an awesome idea! I might have to try that for a while till I can buy a better one!

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Sun Star. Everybody sells them. Dennis Kirk for one. Thnese guys make OEM parts for several bike companies. They make brake rotors for Harley! What more endorsment do you need than that.
Thanks for the info.

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I've always preferred JT sprockets, same quality as sunstar at about 60% the price, the fact that harley comes with sunstar does'nt mean a thing as far as quality goes, they also come with bottom shelf showa suspension and the older ones with the cheapest kiehen carbs money can buy.
Thanks!
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:10 PM   #45232
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If you really want to cheap out, you can usually find old pick-up truck plastic bedliners cheap at garage sales or auto salvage yards. (for free a lot of the time)...
Or just drive along the 15 freeway around the Cajon pass. You can almost always find one in the center divider on any windy day.

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Old 08-13-2012, 02:19 PM   #45233
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Or just drive along the 15 freeway around the Cajon pass. You can almost always find one in the center divider on any windy day.

RZ Rob

Not that rare around here either! Maybe I should grab the next one and cut it into Ebay skid plates...
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:20 PM   #45234
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Or just drive along the 15 freeway around the Cajon pass. You can almost always find one in the center divider on any windy day.

RZ Rob

Not that rare around here either! Maybe I should grab the next one and cut it into skid plates for sale...
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:20 PM   #45235
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Or just drive along the 15 freeway around the Cajon pass. You can almost always find one in the center divider on any windy day.

RZ Rob

Not that rare around here either! Maybe I should grab the next one and divvy it into skid plates...
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:37 PM   #45236
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Not that rare around here either! Maybe I should grab the next one and divvy it into skid plates...

Geezzzzzzzzzz Dave,,,,,,WTF are ya doin..........trying to UP your post count......all three posts are slightly different though...


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Old 08-13-2012, 02:43 PM   #45237
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I have a spare one if you would like to buy it? It only has 4000-5000 miles on it so would work wonderful as a spare. Cheapcycleparts has them listed at $120. I'll sell you this one for $65 shipped if you would like it.
I want it!
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:19 PM   #45238
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To be fair, I think I should wait for Rider11x to let me know first. However I have a second with just a little more miles on it. Would you like that one?
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:57 PM   #45239
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I've always preferred JT sprockets, same quality as sunstar at about 60% the price, the fact that harley comes with sunstar does'nt mean a thing as far as quality goes, they also come with bottom shelf showa suspension and the older ones with the cheapest kiehen carbs money can buy.
Oh, well, excuse me MR. HARLEY F___EN EXPERT.
Let me see, hummmm Ducati uses Showa, yeah thier bike handle like s--t. I'll be dammed millions of Honda's including the XRL use Showa.
I wonder just how many Kiehin carbs there are in the world? You probably know this because youre an expert and all, except how to spell Kiehin of course, but Kiehin has been in busness since 1947. But YOU know they build a cheap carb. I get it.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:11 PM   #45240
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Geezzzzzzzzzz Dave,,,,,,WTF are ya doin..........trying to UP your post count......all three posts are slightly different though...


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The work filtering software didn't like something I was trying to post, I didn't know they had gone through.

I think it was the word ' cut '.
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