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Old 02-12-2013, 02:20 PM   #53686
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What whistle are you guys talking about? I never heard a whistle. You sure you didn't install whistle tips? Do I need to call Bubb Rubb?
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whooop- whooooooop!!!!!


Okay...the sound was more like a wheeze than a whistle. No whistle tips for me!



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Old 02-12-2013, 02:21 PM   #53687
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My doesn't even have a whistle.

Did you all notice the smog crap is still on?
Yes, I did.

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Old 02-12-2013, 02:45 PM   #53688
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Here's a photo of the stock baffle next to my homemade version with whistle delete. The stock is roughly 7/8" ID and the new one is approx 1". noise levels are real close. almost no change. Performance seems better but I say that after every change.

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Old 02-12-2013, 04:19 PM   #53689
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Anyone know why there is a vertical pin through the baffle on the stock muffler?
So you can grab it to pull it out.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:22 PM   #53690
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sierra the manual says why and when to use the recomended oil specs and at what temps

its obvious if youre in cold climates and in winter and have summer specd oil that not only are you making the pump work harder but you have a tremendous amount of extra drag on all surfaces because of the COLD.

saying you reccomend a 10-40 on all xrls, and synthetic at that is opening a can o worms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would not dare use a 10-40 when its 110f degrees down here on the beach for example or normal riding...

think about it...

if your climate does not vary more than 15-20f you can as per the manual use a STRAIGHT grade oil(40w) which has the benefit of lasting longer and performing better because there are no viscosity modifiers in the oil...

remeber this golden rule the bigger difference between "weights" the more modifiers and crap the oil has...it will shear faster...

flame on
The thing youre forgetting is its the gear box that grinds the oil. Motorcycle specific oil has additives for this.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:24 PM   #53691
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Does somebody know a good, fairly low profile, LED blinker? I ordered some cheap ones from ebay and they are CHEAP! The wires are about 32 gauge and they pull out of the body easily. I don't mind paying if they are bright and tough.
http://www.extremedualsport.com/Prod...8/Default.aspx
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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 02-12-2013, 04:29 PM   #53692
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The thing youre forgetting is its the gear box that grinds the oil. Motorcycle specific oil has additives for this.
and why should that even be part of my comment...read dude...I was talking weights and why he noticed a difference in performance.

quit yapping answers for a sec and just be part of the forums...

its like youre on jeopardy...buzzing every sec, get to know us, and we you...



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Old 02-12-2013, 04:31 PM   #53693
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Or if you want to spend a little extra cash...
I got a used throttle tube(free) and an extra set of grips(not free)...Left side is just like the right side now...handlebar, throttle tube, heater, grip. Nice and toasty!

I did have to use a rubber mallet to "gently" tap the throttle tube on the left side as it has a knurled surface. Use a piece of a 2x4 placed against the throttle tube to help prevent breaking it while tapping.
My old throttle tube was getting a little worn, so I ordered a new one along with my grips. I'll either use the old tube on the left side like you did, or do a couple layers of heat-shrink.

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The real trick is not having the clutch side become a giant heat sink. On the throttle side you have to allow for play. I also cut the grip with a razor blade to route it so there would be a straighter shot. Make sure you have somebody chime in who knows what's best to put on the clutch side. Happy birthday. BRAAAAAPPP!!!
Thanks! I'll take a look and see if the grip needs cutting to route it.

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I needed to trim the throttle tube so I could fit my Pro Taper Pillow Top Grips.

Download the supplemental, installation instructions at the Rocky Mountain ATV website. These instructions explain how to reinforce the wires on the throttle tube so they won't fail.

http://rockymountainatvmc.com/docs/G...0Throttles.pdf

I installed a single layer of 1-inch shrink tubing on the left handgrip before I installed the grip heaters. The single layer of shrink tubing works well as insulation. However, I think two layers might work even better.

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Thanks Spud. I'll either do two layers of shrink-tube, or put my extra throttle tube on that side like someone else suggested. I'll be sure to reference the instructions!
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:34 PM   #53694
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and why should that even be part of my comment...read dude...I was talking weights and why he noticed a difference in performance.

quit yapping answers for a sec and just be part of the forums...

its like youre on jeopardy...buzzing every sec, get to know us, and we you...



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Old 02-12-2013, 04:39 PM   #53695
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. Something's not right about yours, then. My front is as good as my back; hasn't let me down yet.
Sounds like time to yank it apart and check the components including valves, springs, and seals along with cleaning out and changing oil.
When flying up over a water bar or similar mound as someone has skillfully managed to photograph WMD doing, you need to pull up the front so you can land on the back wheel first - you don't want to land on your front wheel on any bike.
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Originally Posted by mendoteach
Actually, the rear suspension can take some pretty serious air before bottoming (provided you are sub 200), but the front is woefully under sprung and damped. I think Honda wanted you to feel like the front brake was more powerful than it is





+1, set up correctly the Shoia forks work well. Sounds like you have too much air gap in the forks. Or the rear spring pre load is set too high causing overloading of the front suspension.
Yep the suspension on the xrl is very good, one of its strong points, especially when set up properly....I love it My only complaint is the front forks twisting to easily when I fall down , but the fork brace I installed has really stiffened and sharpened up the front steering, and hopefully will minimize the twisting as well
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:39 PM   #53696
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sierra the manual says why and when to use the recomended oil specs and at what temps

its obvious if youre in cold climates and in winter and have summer specd oil that not only are you making the pump work harder but you have a tremendous amount of extra drag on all surfaces because of the COLD.

saying you reccomend a 10-40 on all xrls, and synthetic at that is opening a can o worms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would not dare use a 10-40 when its 110f degrees down here on the beach for example or normal riding...

think about it...

if your climate does not vary more than 15-20f you can as per the manual use a STRAIGHT grade oil(40w) which has the benefit of lasting longer and performing better because there are no viscosity modifiers in the oil...

remeber this golden rule the bigger difference between "weights" the more modifiers and crap the oil has...it will shear faster...

flame on
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and why should that even be part of my comment...read dude...I was talking weights and why he noticed a difference in performance.

quit yapping answers for a sec and just be part of the forums...

its like youre on jeopardy...buzzing every sec, get to know us, and we you...



relax
Listen piss ant. You were talking about straight weight oil lasting longer. What I was saying , while agreeing with you , was the additives in multi- weight bike oil make it last longer.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:44 PM   #53697
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whatever dude...you come off like that for coming on and just blabbing crap...all it takes is a little moderating of ones posts a bit

I already crossed the line, its a first after 4 years of being a member..

you have a necessity of correcting everything anyone posts...thinking you know more...thats cool...whatever

mods feel free to do what you liike

could care less

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Old 02-12-2013, 04:57 PM   #53698
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whatever dude...you come off like that for coming on and just blabbing crap...all it takes is a little moderating of ones posts a bit

I already crossed the line, its a first after 4 years of being a member..

you have a necessity of correcting everything anyone posts...thinking you know more...thats cool...whatever

mods feel free to do what you liike

could care less

peace
I wasnt correcting anything you said .YOU need to read and comprehend. I do know more about anything mechanical than you do , ive read all of your posts. Somebody shows you how to put air in your tires by yourself and you think youre some kind of moto-genius. I know youve got a lot of friends here , but deep down they think youre a dumbass. I do have to admit , some of my friends are indeed dumbasses.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:59 PM   #53699
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Yo Joe...



Stick it where the sun don't shine punk
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:00 PM   #53700
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Yo Joe...



Stick it where the sun don't shine punk
Hey , he started it.
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