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Old 12-21-2012, 09:34 AM   #50431
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JTHOMPSON,

Don't forget to oil up the new clutch plates before you install them. They don't like going in dry.

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Old 12-21-2012, 09:56 AM   #50432
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I ordered the Tusk kit from RMATV and paid extra for the overnight Saturday delivery to try and make sure I can get it installed asap. Thanks everybody for the advice.

As for the chain lengths, I like the 112 link. I run a 48 tooth rear sprocket. When I first mounted it with a 110 link chain, the adjusters were very tight with the 15 tooth front. This meant the wheel was sucked up tight in the swingarm and caused the handling to be a little too twitchy. I decided to order the next chain at 112, test it and if it was long cut it back down to 110. I found it worked better for me than the 110. Now I still have enough adjustment for either a 14 front for tight technical stuff and can go to the 15 for most riding.

I find the bike is more stable at highway speeds than with the wheelbase pulled up tight like it was with the 110 link chain.
Whats up bro????

Replacing the springs in the clutch helps alot as well.... If you did not get new springs (I always use 2 stiff aftermarket and 2 stock...) then you can find a thin washer to go under the spring to add some more tension
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:01 AM   #50433
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Hi folks.
Question, Will the Kenda 140-18 big block tires fit a 95 ZR650L....??

Thanks Kurt
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:11 AM   #50434
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Hi folks.
Question, Will the Kenda 140-18 big block tires fit a 95 ZR650L....??

Thanks Kurt

Yes but it may take some fiddling to get the wheel back in. Like removing the chain guard and rotor guard to get the wheel to slip in. Then you can reinstall the guards.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:15 AM   #50435
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:48 PM   #50436
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Tire question...

Any of you had any experience with Vee Rubber tires? In particular the rear Vee Rubber 211B (I think it's B... Maybe D)? I've got a guy willing to sell me a new one at a great price. It's pretty aggressive looking, big lugs, and has very hard rubber... I think it's probably in the range of 85-90% dirt/10-15% road. Just trying to figure out if I want to go this route because of the great price/deal or pass on it for perhaps a less aggressive tire that tried-n-true amongst dual sport riders.

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Old 12-21-2012, 03:07 PM   #50437
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Tire question...

Any of you had any experience with Vee Rubber tires? In particular the rear Vee Rubber 211B (I think it's B... Maybe D)? I've got a guy willing to sell me a new one at a great price. It's pretty aggressive looking, big lugs, and has very hard rubber... I think it's probably in the range of 85-90% dirt/10-15% road. Just trying to figure out if I want to go this route because of the great price/deal or pass on it for perhaps a less aggressive tire that tried-n-true amongst dual sport riders.

Thanks!
I have some experience with vee rubber tires. But its only on a front 21 harley tire. my understanding is vee rubber is a company out of Japan. About two years ago they had some quality issues that was traced back to a bad batch of rubber they were shipped. But besides that I have never heard any other negative things about the tires.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:09 PM   #50438
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Quick question: I want to get an MX-style helmet to complement my Shoei road helmet. I have a 3x head. Any recommendations? I don't need a hybrid dual purpose lid but a more traditional offroad set up for goggles. For, uh, going off road. Thanks in advance. What does the discerning XRL-rider choose?
my 2c's worth. I read all the responses to your question and agree that the best on is the one that fits the best. I have a long oval head which is hard to fit. I own a Shoei and have since I began riding 20 yrs ago. I also buy the best one they make, meaning expensive. BUT it's my fucking head. And believe me when I tell you that I have acted as a crash test dummy twice for this helmet manufacturer. 94 saw me take a header over the bars at 55mph on the unofficial return ride from Vegas to LA> 5 contusions to my brain, 5 days in trauma center later I was released. Paid dearly for this crash. I crashed again in 2003 on LA B V at 40mph or so. In each instance wearing a brand new to me Shoei helmet. Had both helmets tested by Shoei after the crashes and they were trashed. Now not in their outward appearance but rqther inside in the foam. Bought new ones in each case.

Moral of my tale and my 2c's here is this: DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BUY A USED HELMET. Not worth it. Plenty of new helmets out there that are affordable and fit. You just never know what may have be done the the used helmet, never. I had both my helmets distroyed.

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Old 12-21-2012, 04:11 PM   #50439
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Bike storage question

My main concern is the fuel tank.

My daughter is off to France at the first of the year to finish college, and we need to store her bike for 1/2 year. It will be kept dry, in an unheated shed. My options are:

(1) Fill the tank with conventional fuel (10% ethanol), and use some kind of fuel stabilizer. This is my last choice. I did this last year with a generator, and the crappy fuel ate the float.

(2) Fill the tank with pure gasoline (I can buy this are the marine dock). Real gasoline is a bit more expensive, but only a few gallons, right?

(3) Run the thing bone dry.

It is very humid here, and cool (but not freezing cold).

What would you do? Any other advice?
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:33 PM   #50440
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My main concern is the fuel tank.

My daughter is off to France at the first of the year to finish college, and we need to store her bike for 1/2 year. It will be kept dry, in an unheated shed. My options are:

(1) Fill the tank with conventional fuel (10% ethanol), and use some kind of fuel stabilizer. This is my last choice. I did this last year with a generator, and the crappy fuel ate the float.

(2) Fill the tank with pure gasoline (I can buy this are the marine dock). Real gasoline is a bit more expensive, but only a few gallons, right?

(3) Run the thing bone dry.

It is very humid here, and cool (but not freezing cold).

What would you do? Any other advice?
Whenever I went on a 6 month or more deployment I kept my bike in an unheated shed and I always ran it dry, disconnected the battery and put it on a jack.

I never had any problems getting it going again, hope that helps.

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Old 12-21-2012, 04:34 PM   #50441
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The gas tank should either be full or empty. Your choice. The carb has a float bowl drain screw on it to allow draining of the bowl. Draining the bowl will keep the pilot jet from getting clogged from sitting in the fuel. The screw is accessible from the left side of the bike.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:57 PM   #50442
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Burn Notice

Season finale of Burn Notice was on last night. The main character made a getaway on what seemed to be a bone-stock XR650L, possibly with knobbies on there. I didn't get a great look at the tires.

Anyways, starts out in a parking area behind a hospital, rides up and down a few short flights of concrete steps outside, then up into the hospital where he then rides around half the place down the hallways. He then jumps it out of a 2nd story window, lands on the street, and takes off.

A bit too crazy to be believable, but then, so was the bike chase in Skyfall. Still cool! It didn't really sound like a 650 to me though, not deep and thumpy enough. Sounded more like a sound byte from a 250 or something.
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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 12-21-2012, 05:02 PM   #50443
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Sag questions...

Since I have my friend's bike jack handy to replace my chain and sprockets, I decided to check out my suspension sag. Measured from swingarm to a spot on the battery frame with the bike up on the jack and got 12-1/4". Then let it down, let the suspension settle, measured again same spot and got 12" even. So I only have 1/4" of Free Sag.

In order to get it to the recommended 1" of free sag, do I need to compress the spring more by tightening the nuts on the shock?

Also, is it more important to have the 1" of free sag, or to have 4" of race sag? I only weight about 145-150, so with my gear and everything I'm still under 170 pounds. I mostly commute with it right now, but I plan on tackling more forest trails around here when the weather gets dryer again.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:04 PM   #50444
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What's the 48 like at highway speeds?
I ran a 48 rear for awhile. The 15/48 combo will let you run 70 mph indicated (which ended up being 65 per the gps), but I didn't want to run any faster than that as it felt like the motor was being pushed. I could still get up to 75 or a little more, but I wouldn't want to run 75 for any length of time. The 15/45 combo allows me to run 75 mph indicated comfortably with enough extra to do any passing that may need to be done.

Out here in the middle of no where, 70 mph on two lane highways is the norm. Even then, the cattle haulers will still try to run you over. If I was riding roads that the normal was 65 mph indicated I'd run 15/48 and keep a 14 for the trails. Really wished a 16 would work up front, then I'd use the 16/48 and keep the 14 handy when I hit the trails.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:06 PM   #50445
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Since I have my friend's bike jack handy to replace my chain and sprockets, I decided to check out my suspension sag. Measured from swingarm to a spot on the battery frame with the bike up on the jack and got 12-1/4". Then let it down, let the suspension settle, measured again same spot and got 12" even. So I only have 1/4" of Free Sag.

In order to get it to the recommended 1" of free sag, do I need to compress the spring more by tightening the nuts on the shock?

Also, is it more important to have the 1" of free sag, or to have 4" of race sag? I only weight about 145-150, so with my gear and everything I'm still under 170 pounds. I mostly commute with it right now, but I plan on tackling more forest trails around here when the weather gets dryer again.
You'll need less pre-load to increase your sag, so loosen the nuts. I'd would take race sag over free sag.
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