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Old 11-24-2012, 04:34 AM   #49291
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Wicked I'm gonna try Valvoline 4T full syn bike oil in my xrl...what do you guys like/run?

I usually run Mobil 4T Racing full syn in all my bikes, and buy it from Wally-World since its cheapest there....but I've noticed lately they also carry Valvoline full syn 4t bike oil as well, and its a buck cheaper a quart. I've heard some good things about the Valvoline full syn, and am going to give it a try in the xrl.
Just curious what you guys like/run in your bikes, and if anybody has any feedback on the Valvoline
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:57 AM   #49292
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Thursday ride

looks to be a bit drier here in NY than ID....





going to keep riding until they start loading the roads up with salt......as they always do here
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:30 AM   #49293
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got my ass kicked this afternoon! Chasing a bunch of riders around in the woods who have a lot more skills on a bike than i do
35 miles, almost four hours. Snow, mud, rocky creek beds. Wtf was i thinking?!
you were having fun!
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:56 AM   #49294
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I'd read somewhere that you need to use a "heavy duty" flasher. I think a few pages back, someone said that their particular grip heaters were 36W? Anyone want to confirm that? I know the bulbs I pulled out of my blinkers when I swapped to LED were 23W each, so 46W per side, which seems like a standard flasher wouldn't be a problem. If it were me, I'd go for one of the non-clicky types.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:54 AM   #49295
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I had it all cleaned up and ready for the winter and then the call came...
Red, were you leading? Your friends look like they took the high line....the one guy's bike looks like he just rolled it off the truck and silicone sprayed his rear tire.. or came out of a water crossing
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:56 AM   #49296
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I had it all cleaned up and ready for the winter and then the call came... I buried it in a freakin rut today. Muddy as hell and about as deep as well you can see. Took three of us to get it going. My sidestand safety switch died on me this morning, so I had dick around getting it into neutral (with the engine in a rut) to start it and then get it back into gear. What a pain in the ass! Safeties are all getting by-passed SOON!
How's this for buried?!

that`s some funny shit right there....... spit beer out my nose on that picture.......




Pigs like mud......not bottomless mud holes though..that`ll give you some quality cleaning time for about 2 weeks


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Old 11-24-2012, 09:13 AM   #49297
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Red, were you leading? Your friends look like they took the high line....the one guy's bike looks like he just rolled it off the truck and silicone sprayed his rear tire.. or came out of a water crossing

Whats up with that??? I don't see any water crossing(or a hose from the look of inner fender).

All I see is a pig in mud hole. Is your pig just drawn to mud???

If so you better break that habit before it gets old...

Otherwise you might need some help from the Cycle Whisperer...

CW in other words...


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Old 11-24-2012, 09:15 AM   #49298
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I think Red was making a pass on the much superior more powerful XRL
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:46 AM   #49299
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I think Red was trying to make a pass on the much superior more powerful XRL
Fixed it for ya...

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Old 11-24-2012, 09:50 AM   #49300
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Red, were you leading? Your friends look like they took the high line....the one guy's bike looks like he just rolled it off the truck and silicone sprayed his rear tire.. or came out of a water crossing
I was the second or third up that section of trail, but had lost sight of the rider in front of me so I went into it blind. It didn't look that bad, but it swallowed me up quick! My line choice did save everyone behind me from the same fate though. It took all three of us to wrest the pig out of the rut.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:57 AM   #49301
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It is the same length. You have to replace the tube and the housing as one assembly. The cables will work on either.
Thanks ThumpnRed!

Does anyone happen to know offhand the length of a stock throttle tube?


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Old 11-24-2012, 11:10 AM   #49302
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Video of yesterday's ride. Turn up the resolution to 720 for HD. It looks a lot better. Look for the old car at 13:30. How in the hell did someone get a car in there?!
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:11 PM   #49303
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I have the pumper carb kit from sudco on my L. But I would like a quicker throttle. Does anyone here KNOW which throttle and cables will bolt on.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:19 PM   #49304
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Hey Wayne,
I knew that your put the bike up all clean for the winter thing wouldn't last for you with how mild the weather has been. Looks like a fun day, sore parts and dirty bikes, good on ya!
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:35 PM   #49305
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OK....insert anti K&N advice here.....since no one else has. K&N breathes better because it has larger holes. Dirt goes to your piston easier. Look it up...More air=more dirt. http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/airfilter/airtest1.htm

Get an XR600 air filter cage and a UNI or Twin Air oil/foam filter for the cage if you do not want to use the stock paper filter....perfect fit.
Thanks man (and to the others who responded)... You're right the larger holes equaling more dirt getting through certainly makes sense. The K&N was already in place when I acquired the bike a month or so ago. I've noticed alot of folks on here and other sites seem to prefer the UNI but I wasn't sure why (thought maybe because it's a few bucks cheaper than the K&N). Next time I place an online order from somewhere that sells filters I'll throw a UNI in on the order as well.

Kinda sucks because I just bought the K&N cleaning kit. Maybe I can ebay the filter along with the almost-new cleaning kit.

Everybody else concur... UNI over K&N?

Thanks again...
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