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Old 01-21-2013, 10:43 PM   #52096
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think cutoff blues trow C shirt and shirt stays and an ass that won't quit.
HAHAHA! If I had an extra set of blues trousers I could make that happen! Still have all my uniforms, and even some shirt stays! Don't temp me. You'd all go blind, or wish you were blind!
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:52 PM   #52097
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Do they come with leads that I'd be able to leave hooked up to the bike all the time?
Yes sir. They're the leader in bike chargers.

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Old 01-21-2013, 11:19 PM   #52098
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HAHAHA! If I had an extra set of blues trousers I could make that happen! Still have all my uniforms, and even some shirt stays! Don't temp me. You'd all go blind, or wish you were blind!
I've got my pic around here somewhere. NSFW.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:34 PM   #52099
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have you been running rich for a long time? carbon buildup?
It's possible. The last time I experienced this I did bump up the main a size or two. If it's running rich wouldn't there be some black soot buildup at the exhaust tip? There isn't. It's as clean as could be. I haven't checked the plug for a while. With the Acerbis 5.8 and the Sutton oil cooler lines, it makes the plug a lot harder to get to.

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Pull the carb intake boot and check for cracks.
Will do. It will give me a chance to check the jet sizes. I need to start writing these things down.

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Old 01-22-2013, 01:23 AM   #52100
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Geez, I'da thunk guys mean enough to ride an XR650L would shoot a real rifle, like my Uberti Remington Rolling Block in 45-70. How about a 500 grain bullet??
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:12 AM   #52101
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Thanks for all the advice that seems to all point in only one direction as to what I should do with the old Supertrapp. Since I've got it sitting here anyway, I may attack it a little longer before throwing in the towel, and just keep my eyes open for something else.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:49 AM   #52102
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One other thing I've been meaning to ask. With stock suspension, what are good settings to run on the forks (bottom of tube) and the adjustables on the rear shock? I'm 145 pounds, so probably 160 or so with gear on.

Right now the front is 2 clicks counter-clockwise from stop, the adjuster under the left side cover is 8 clicks counter-clockwise from stop, and I haven't messed with the adjuster on the bottom of the shock.

Just looking for good settings to start from. Commuting and moderate trail riding, but more concerned about suspension good for the trails.
Have you had your shock serviced? It needs to be done every so often. Nitrogen leaks out slowly over time and the factory suspension fluid needed changing 1 year after the bike was sold new. That will be the best suspension improvement you can make with stock components. Then your adjustments will really make more of a difference in the way the bike handles, especially off-road.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:30 AM   #52103
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It's possible. The last time I experienced this I did bump up the main a size or two. If it's running rich wouldn't there be some black soot buildup at the exhaust tip? There isn't. It's as clean as could be. I haven't checked the plug for a while. With the Acerbis 5.8 and the Sutton oil cooler lines, it makes the plug a lot harder to get to.


Will do. It will give me a chance to check the jet sizes. I need to start writing these things down.

Thanks!

While you have the carb off get a Sharpie and write the jet sizes on the side of the bowl.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:04 AM   #52104
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Thanks for all the advice that seems to all point in only one direction as to what I should do with the old Supertrapp. Since I've got it sitting here anyway, I may attack it a little longer before throwing in the towel, and just keep my eyes open for something else.

My $.02: try clamping the in a vise (or bracing it somehow w/o denting and heat the end that goes into the muffler with a propane torch as hot as you can get it, then start working the muffler back and forth (if it will move). If it does move, then keep working while it's hot until it comes off. The heat will bust loose the rust and burn off carbon build up. Beware, doing this will make tons of nasty smoke so work in a ventilated area.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:34 AM   #52105
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Unfortunately, I have no bench vise or propane torch here. I do have a reasonable 230V heat gun that goes up to 600C! I'll give that a try and hope for the best. I didn't spend much on this can, and have never had it on the bike, so no huge loss if it doesn't work out. Looking at the condition, I just figured it more than likely needed a repack (which I also didn't bother to buy just in case I can't open it.)
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:56 AM   #52106
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Hey guys,

You know those times when an extra inch would come in handy? Or when you're having difficulty finding the hole and before you know it you've made a mess out of everything?

OK, well maybe not, but I was at Harbor Freight today and stumbled upon these little goodies. A pair runs a measly $1.49 and fits your traditional oil bottle neck or the larger size like comes with Mobil 1 for instance. These are small and light enough that one might just be worth packing on the long trips. I like the way they firmly attach to the bottle and nicely fit the fill hole on the XR.

Thought I'd pass this along for any of you guys that need a little help.

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That's pretty cool, I was just at horrid freight getting a transmission jack and would have snagged that if I'd seen it.

Now if it had a trigger and a shutoff right at the tip so I could stop overfilling the reservoir, I'd pay 10 bucks for it.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:05 AM   #52107
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Now if it had a trigger and a shutoff right at the tip so I could stop overfilling the reservoir, I'd pay 10 bucks for it.
Me too
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:17 AM   #52108
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I don't want to have to take the side panel and battery cover off every day...
Most any bike shop will have a bunch the battery tender leads on the parts counter, especially this time of year.


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It's possible. The last time I experienced this I did bump up the main a size or two.
Sounds like carbon build up to me too. How many miles on the engine?
First thing I'd do is add some Sea Foam and go out and ride it. One tank may clear it up...maybe two.
I was having he same issue with mine last summer and the Sea Foam cleared it up quickly.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:28 AM   #52109
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I use something almost identical to this one. you can get em at any auto zone

I notice your using the HP4 oil! good stuff but expensive as shit! I know they make 2 versions one with moly and one without. are you using the one with?? If so I would recommend switching over to the oil without moly. those oil friction additives can ruin your clutch. oil with moly is mainly used in super high performance sport bikes like ducatis etc. sure you know this but i wanna sound smart and inform anyone else that dosnt know.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:35 AM   #52110
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Most any bike shop will have a bunch the battery tender leads on the parts counter, especially this time of year.




Sounds like carbon build up to me too. How many miles on the engine?
First thing I'd do is add some Sea Foam and go out and ride it. One tank may clear it up...maybe two.
I was having he same issue with mine last summer and the Sea Foam cleared it up quickly.
thats my thoughts too...and I second the seafoam to see if it does something...

you can also try the water misting trick but you need a helper for this

ive done it on my boat engines a few times now and it works...

smokes white clouds like hell for a while but in that cloud is all that buildup of carbon bits...

upping the main a size or 2 IS A LOT in my book. Ive learned my lessons on jetting now...one if which is avoid the common mistake of overjetting...too big!
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