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Old 02-06-2013, 04:42 PM   #53236
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Here's some pics of recent mods I've done.

The big picture...


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New tires. Rear is IRC Trials GP-1 and front is Vee Rubber 51R. I would have probably gone with a more proven/recommended set up but I got these really cheap from a local guy who's sponsored by Vee Rubber. I just wanted something that could handle light dirt and ride really well on pavement and gravel.




Easton handlebar with Tusk handguards...




Some Manrack additions...

Here's the case saver... I still need to go back and sand the edges where I smeared JB weld. I've concluded the previous owner dropped the bike hard on it's left side. One clue was the large shifter-induced indention on the case. Case saver is covering it...


The little bracket above the shock boot used as a front fork tie-down strap attachment...


Subframe support... Hoglegs. The black, 3 bolt piece of flat bar. The right side...


and the left side...
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:52 PM   #53237
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and here's the Manrack SD rear rack.. Notice the triangular notch above my exhaust... this was a melted burnt spot that I cut out... another indication of a hard left sided drop by the previous owner.


More of the rear... The previous owner trimmed the fender off around the subframe. I like the more condensed look but it left me with the task of fabricating my own license plat holder. I am not much of a fabricator but this has held up well so far... Piece of flat bar and heavy duty rubber cut to fit...


and finally... Here's my security system peeking through!!




Bike is running great... Was a good afternoon to run some in-town errands on it this afternoon... Took a spirited country road route back home!
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:10 PM   #53238
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O.k. so here is what my investigation turned up.
My carb has had the daves mod. Already done by p.o. the fuel mixture screw already has the tab ground off. You can see if yours is done or not by finding it on the bottom front of the carb, this was the first clue, and if your not sure if yours has been done look there firstghead: if it is ground off then your probably good for the mod!
I also opened up the dyno jet kit from the p.o. and found the original needle and the 20th washer, which gets replaced in the dyno jet kit along with the throttle spring.
So my conclusion is mine has the daves mod done and a dyno jet kit with a 160 main jet!
Bike runs great, it is a little sooty at the tail pipe.
Not sure if i could get more out of it or not.
Looks like it had a 152 stock main they took out. So i still have a 165 dyno jet main unopened from the kit.so here it is-
Daves mod done.
160main
Stock exhast uncorked
Air box baffle removed
Wadda you guys think?






Thanks brian
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:17 PM   #53239
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FWIW, the Dyno Jet stepped needle never has cooperated with me with any of my engine configurations.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:36 PM   #53240
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Easton handlebar with Tusk handguards...

dang those bars are good lookin!
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:50 PM   #53241
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If you are going to play you need to be a little clearer on what you are talking about.

You asked
"Have you not had the experience yet of taking a picture of something that impressed you only to find that looking at the picture is incapable of relaying reality? "

and then made the comment
"You obviously haven't been there nor done that"

Since you never mentioned anything about "there" meaning the GWNF I related it to the previous question. Of course, it was probably just me not knowing what I was talking about


Sorry, now back to our regular programming.



fyi, picture has nothing to do with rocks. Has everything to do with the fact that I'd rather be out ridding
Beautiful bike! What rear rack do you have and what windshield is that?
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:59 PM   #53242
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Looking Glass Rock right?? If so... Alot of good forest roads in that area!
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:05 PM   #53243
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O.k. so here is what my investigation turned up.
My carb has had the daves mod. Already done by p.o. the fuel mixture screw already has the tab ground off. You can see if yours is done or not by finding it on the bottom front of the carb, this was the first clue, and if your not sure if yours has been done look there firstghead: if it is ground off then your probably good for the mod!
I also opened up the dyno jet kit from the p.o. and found the original needle and the 20th washer, which gets replaced in the dyno jet kit along with the throttle spring.
So my conclusion is mine has the daves mod done and a dyno jet kit with a 160 main jet!
Bike runs great, it is a little sooty at the tail pipe.
Not sure if i could get more out of it or not.
Looks like it had a 152 stock main they took out. So i still have a 165 dyno jet main unopened from the kit.so here it is-
Daves mod done.
160main
Stock exhast uncorked
Air box baffle removed
Wadda you guys think?






Thanks brian
If it runs good, you can put off messing with it.

The dark side of jetting is the only way to know you are optimal (without putting in an air/fuel meter) is to try other settings and combos, and they are all worse.

I ride a lot of finicky trials-type stuff and that's where (for me) the dj stepped needle shows its ugly side.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:35 PM   #53244
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FWIW, the Dyno Jet stepped needle never has cooperated with me with any of my engine configurations.
like i said it runs great other then a little sooty on the tail pipe.
have not riden it before the mod, but tryin to get it to have snap like my suzuki 250 dirt bike is prob. not gonna happen.
i am happy with it just thought it would be better when it is prob. already "better"
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:37 PM   #53245
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If it runs good, you can put off messing with it.

The dark side of jetting is the only way to know you are optimal (without putting in an air/fuel meter) is to try other settings and combos, and they are all worse.

I ride a lot of finicky trials-type stuff and that's where (for me) the dj stepped needle shows its ugly side.
i think a new muffler or cut open the stock one i have and modify to get more out of it is what ill have to do.
thanks brian
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:49 PM   #53246
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First good ride today since mods. New rear tire, new gearing 14/48, DID Gold chain, CRF450 fenders, Trailtech X2 headlight and some re-wiring.
I really liked the 14/48 gearing for trail ridding. Nice looking bike.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:52 PM   #53247
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Notice the triangular notch above my exhaust... this was a melted burnt spot that I cut out... another indication of a hard left sided drop by the previous owner.




and finally... Here's my security system peeking through!!
Good looking security system

I have a notch in my rear finder that is about the same. The previous owner had a super trap exhaust that didn't have the guard and it melted the fender. They ten put on a Q4 and the end of the Q4 almost sets in the notch like it was meant to go there :)
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:54 PM   #53248
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Beautiful bike! What rear rack do you have and what windshield is that?
Thanks, not sure what rear rack that is, it was on the bike when I got it. If i had to replace it I would get the manracks one though. The windshield is a Givi that I picked up off of ebay a while back. I had planned to use it on an old BMW airhead. I never liked it on the airhead but I really like it on the Xr :)
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:22 PM   #53249
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like i said it runs great other then a little sooty on the tail pipe.
have not riden it before the mod, but tryin to get it to have snap like my suzuki 250 dirt bike is prob. not gonna happen.
i am happy with it just thought it would be better when it is prob. already "better"
My tailpipe was very sooty with 55/158 jetting. I've put over 100 miles on my 52/155 jets now and it seems to be much better.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:26 PM   #53250
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I have a notch in my rear finder that is about the same. The previous owner had a super trap exhaust that didn't have the guard and it melted the fender. They ten put on a Q4 and the end of the Q4 almost sets in the notch like it was meant to go there :)
Ha! That's interesting I just so happen to have a new-to-me Q4 coming my way soon... Would be cool if mine also lines up as you are describing.
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