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Old 11-30-2012, 06:18 PM   #49591
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Hey Sub, Get Well Soon

I hate hearing the "I didn't see them" whine.....
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:44 PM   #49592
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figures...my stud was rusty I played with my nuts a little and it cranked right over
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:40 PM   #49593
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what's the deets on the xrl motor shipping cooler? Part number or capacity and make please.
bueller?
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:45 PM   #49594
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and in other news on my road to recovery, i had my doc appointment yesterday and im back to walking on my own again! (barely) the doc lifted my no weight bearing restriction on my right leg meaning i can use it to support my weight now. just cant bend my knee. i still have to wear a brace. I also got scheduled for bone graft surgery on my birthday. (dec 10th) soon as that's over doc said i should be able to bend my knee and walk and jump etc and do everything i normally could before my accident.... as long as i can tolerate the pain i might receive when doing so.

he was not sure if it would cause pain in my knee riding a dirt bike offroad or not so hopefully things will be ok there. as far as my back, i was prescribed a different spine brace that's not as irritating as the first and was told to come back in 6 weeks to check on progress. hopefully after those 6 weeks the spine brace can come off and i will be back to normal again! though technically, after the bone graft surgery, as soon as im off the Oxycontin (heroin) painkillers im on, i can start riding again!

thats all i got for now!
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:06 PM   #49595
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I tihnk we should do some meet ups! San Diego first!
Well I was thinking Anchorage, AK. I could put a couple up at my place and tons of riding in the immediate and long distance area.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:22 PM   #49596
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Thanks for the cleaning tip. Will pick some up tomorrow.
You're welcome, Teach. You clean the No-Toil oil from the filters with a solution consisting of 1-gallon of water and 2 ounces of sodium percarbonate (Oxi-Clean, or any other "oxygen cleaner). The water solution combines with the No-Toil filter oil in a saponification reaction; it acutally turns the No-Toil filter oil into a soap.



Therefore, the air filter, and your hands, are completely clean after agitating the air filter for about one minute. Pour the dirty water down the sink, or onto the ground. Then rinse the remaining soap from the air filter, and the job is done.



After the water evaporates from the clean air filter, you can re-apply the No-Toil filter oil. No-Toil Evolution spreads evenly into the Uni Air filter without any difficulty. Saturating the air filter with No-Toil Evolution is much easier, and much faster than trying to apply the goopy, petroleum, air filter oils. About 2 ounces of Evolution filter oil, which costs about one dollar, will completely saturate the Uni air filter, with very little waste. Allow the water carrier to evaporate overnight, and the air filter is ready to use.



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Old 11-30-2012, 08:56 PM   #49597
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bueller?
Wattner has the scoop on the cooler. I've made crates a couple times, if memory serves 13"w x 15"lg x 17" tall inside dimensions, but you better measure. Either 7/16" OSB or 1/2" plywood with 1x2 cleats and lots of screws.
Crated motor with starter is ~113lbs. You make the sides 2-1/2" longer to catch the cleats on the ends. There's room to use a 1x2 on the inside corners to hold the bottom and lid on. Screws or nails won't hold at all in end grain, hence the 1x2's.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:39 AM   #49598
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It is still on their site...

http://www.rallyraid.co.uk/shop/prod...?prod=RRXR650F

Where did you get the windscreen that mounts on top? From RallyRaid or?
I fabricated the windscreen from a old one I had laying around. I cut it out on a bandsaw. The mount is really simple. A couple furniture bolts (chosen because they had a large flat head) permanently fastened with jam nuts makes a stud for mounting the windscreen. I used jam nuts because they're thin, just about the same thickness as the plastic of the windscreen. I drilled clearance holes in the windscreen that fit over the nuts and machined knurled knobs to hold the windscreen on. The point is to avoid point loads on the fairing that can crack the gel coat or on the windscreen that can crack the plastic. Essentially the windscreen is pressed against the fairing by the knurled knobs while being aligned by the clearance holes around the nuts.
The tricky part is to line up the holes symmetrically so the windscreen can be unscrewed and mounted on the studs in an upright position or flipped down for storage. If the holes aren't symmetric they won't line up over the studs in both positions.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:07 AM   #49599
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Got this in my email, only got 1/4 down the page but had to share. Looks like a Honda.

http://www.laosgpsmap.com/ho-chi-minh-trail-laos/

If you scroll down far enough you can see that the bike is probably an xr400.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:38 AM   #49600
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Yay! some parts trickled in, enough to start putting the motor back together!

Even managed to get my hands on a forbidden NX5th gear.

Off to the basement......
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:10 AM   #49601
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Hey Beechum.

Ice chest for the motor:
http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...uctId=11195426
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:48 AM   #49602
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Well I was thinking Anchorage, AK. I could put a couple up at my place and tons of riding in the immediate and long distance area.
pfffft! If Anchorage is the destination... leave the bikes at home. Take the Ugly Stick topped with a Penn spinning outfit. Seward, Homer, Kenai.... good times!
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:29 AM   #49603
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Hey Sub, Get Well Soon

I hate hearing the "I didn't see them" whine.....
Unfortunately it's not a whine. It's a fact that motorcycles are looked right thru by the masses. Here is an article that explains the problem better than I can at the present time.

http://minneapolis.legalexaminer.com...oogleid=299326

I'm positive there are better articles out there. I don't have time right now to look them up. I'm going riding!

It's my firm belief that anyone getting a license to drive(whatever) on the public highway system should have to take a mandatory BRC(basic riding course) so they learn first hand what Motorcyclists have to deal with regarding other highway users.

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I fabricated the windscreen from a old one I had laying around. I cut it out on a bandsaw. The mount is really simple. A couple furniture bolts (chosen because they had a large flat head) permanently fastened with jam nuts makes a stud for mounting the windscreen. I used jam nuts because they're thin, just about the same thickness as the plastic of the windscreen. I drilled clearance holes in the windscreen that fit over the nuts and machined knurled knobs to hold the windscreen on. The point is to avoid point loads on the fairing that can crack the gel coat or on the windscreen that can crack the plastic. Essentially the windscreen is pressed against the fairing by the knurled knobs while being aligned by the clearance holes around the nuts.
The tricky part is to line up the holes symmetrically so the windscreen can be unscrewed and mounted on the studs in an upright position or flipped down for storage. If the holes aren't symmetric they won't line up over the studs in both positions.
An old windscreen laying around? I have one of those! Thanks for the reply Motor2of7.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:23 AM   #49604
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Question Do I have to chop up my fender and fork boots just to install the RSW fork brace?

According to RSW's web site I can just bolt their fork brace on and go.....but from what I've read elsewhere I need to chop the sides off my front fender and weaken it, and cut my fork boots down or replace with something else to retain full suspension travel? (which I use )
I'm just looking for real users feedback......I'd like to try the brace, but really don't want to chop up and possibly destroy a brand new fender, or hack up my fork boots.
Any feedback from my fellow inmates is appreciated as usual
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:45 PM   #49605
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Sierra,

I don't have a pic of my XRL with the RSW fork brace but I didn't cut a thing. Straight bolt on 'n go.
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