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Old 02-15-2013, 06:03 AM   #53971
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Jeremy, I must say, that tower is looking very impressive!

The mental images of relentless long distance hard riding are getting me excited!

Are you going to fab up a fiberglass cover to protect the front of it? I hope so... gotta look sexy, too...


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My latest tower. The dash is next too. I have to get all my switches mounted up for the lights and road book.

I don't use eBay and PayPal. Anyone can get me 2 of those Chinese dimmers please? I can't find them anywhere else.
Hey, if Spud can't getcha a couple, or someone else near you on the left coast, hit me up.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:13 AM   #53972
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Rocky Mountain ATV/MC sells the Motion Pro, 18mm sparkplug socket for $20.



http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...rk+plug+socket

Personally, I would rather have the OEM, Honda sparkplug socket.

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Had to get one of these when I had the XR400. I still had to grind the outside down to get it in the recess on the 400. I'd 2nd the OEM version
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:16 AM   #53973
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Any of you guys ever had your XR run like it is missing? When I start mine it just seems like it takes forever for it to warm up and even when i put it on no choke, it sounds like it is missing and sometimes dies. Any ideas? Air filter is good. Has gasoline, lights and horn works. Only thing is, i cant seem to get my spark plug socket down in there to get it out. I am using a 5/8" sparkplug socket. Is thier a special size i dont know about? I am a noob with this bike so take it easy on me!

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Drain the carb into a clear glass and look for water in the fuel. Looks like a little glob rolling around on the bottom.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:06 AM   #53974
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Had to get one of these when I had the XR400. I still had to grind the outside down to get it in the recess on the 400. I'd 2nd the OEM version
I have the same tool. Another option is to use a Champion plug. The hex is smaller on a Champ.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:34 AM   #53975
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Salt is what I am looking for! Thanks Barron!
Red,
Dash is looking great! Don't forget to put a hole in there so that you can access the reset button too.

I have access to one of these fancy little tag making machines at work. I made an indicator plate for mine and I would be happy to help you with one.



We have a bunch of different plastic colors and also real thin anodized aluminum. PM me if you want to commission one of those.

You are inspiring me to get off my ass and get my bars remounted onto that top clamp I got from you last fall.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:37 AM   #53976
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Red,

Have you settled on an ignition switch yet? The cheap chinese one I put in died soon after I installed it and I temporaried a semi-hidden toggle switch into the rats nest of wires behind my headlight. But I plan to replace it with an actual switch when I redo my bar setup. Just curious what switch you ended up going with.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:39 AM   #53977
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My latest tower. The dash is next too. I have to get all my switches mounted up for the lights and road book.

I don't use eBay and PayPal. Anyone can get me 2 of those Chinese dimmers please? I can't find them anywhere else.
Makes my project look kinda "toddler" Cool stuff!
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:12 AM   #53978
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I like the looks of that wind screen
Thank you, it's a Cee Bailey's that I adapted for my TT headlight and to cover my Vapor. It helped a lot at highway speed, I forgot how much it helped until I took it off and rode with out it. If I had to do it again I might get a clear one or at least one that I could see through for when I am really moving and tuck down.

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Old 02-15-2013, 11:19 AM   #53979
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Red,

Have you settled on an ignition switch yet? The cheap chinese one I put in died soon after I installed it and I temporaried a semi-hidden toggle switch into the rats nest of wires behind my headlight. But I plan to replace it with an actual switch when I redo my bar setup. Just curious what switch you ended up going with.
That's good to know! I was planning to use the same type as you! I guess I will keep looking!
I have been looking at marine/boat ignition switches.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:06 PM   #53980
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Rocky Mountain ATV/MC sells the Motion Pro, 18mm sparkplug socket for $20.



http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...rk+plug+socket

Personally, I would rather have the OEM, Honda sparkplug socket.

Spud


Motion Pro generally makes great quality tools and this socket is no exception, but it is heavy. Not the best choice if you're looking for something to carry on the bike. I have a Craftsman 18mm spark plug socket that fits and is lighter than the MoPro... I think the OEM Honda socket is even lighter.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:08 PM   #53981
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That's good to know! I was planning to use the same type as you! I guess I will keep looking!
I have been looking at marine/boat ignition switches.

Why not use the Honda switch? Just fab up an additional bracket?
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:10 PM   #53982
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Why not use the Honda switch? Just fab up an additional bracket?
Because it is ginormous.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:26 PM   #53983
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Key Switches... Nice quality, lightweight. Need to call to make sure you get the right one though. I have one on an "L", but it's on when you can remove the key and versa vice. Need to get it traded out for the right one

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Old 02-15-2013, 12:41 PM   #53984
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Because it is ginormous.

fair enough
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:43 PM   #53985
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Because it is ginormous.
It`s also not a POS like most aftermarket..

I CAN HOOK YOU UP WITH A FREE AUTOSTART,,,NO KEY NEEDED



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