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Old 03-18-2013, 06:56 AM   #56401
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I just want to point out that shaving weight off of the flywheel also means shaving weight from the bike!!
('cuz all I ever seem to do is add weight to mine )
Yup. The 15 pounds of guttage that I managed to pare off over the winter may help the bike's pep as well.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:20 AM   #56402
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Serious wheelie skills You run into any issues with top end oil starvation ?
This is a full stock bike. Му friend Yura make it during many years. Oil level also standart.
Engine haven't damages.


Sorry my bad English.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:56 AM   #56403
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This is a full stock bike. Му friend Yura make it during many years. Oil level also standart.
Engine haven't damages.


Sorry my bad English.
Your English is far better than my Russian!
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:03 AM   #56404
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I learned two things today:

1. My legs are just a wee bit too short for a stock height XRL. (barely on tip-toes with stock link and forks level with top triples)

2. The previous owner definitely shortened the side-stand when he put in the lowering link.

Needless to say, I re-installed my White Bros lowering link and moved the forks back up in the triples after that experiment.
Of course it's "too high" - certainly you've noticed everyone saying so! And surely you can pick up a stock kickstand. I suggest you try this -- take the bike as you have it on a couple trail rides this spring, then reset to stock height and ride those trails again and compare ride difference.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:22 AM   #56405
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Here is a video of a ride around where I grew up in SW New Mexico.

http://youtu.be/Z0uO0ypk17A
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:29 AM   #56406
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If anyone told me how needy the Pig is about oil, I might have reconsidered, but she's mine now and I love her. But I check the oil every time I gas up (on the factory tank) and she's always low (she's 11 years old, is that normal?) and this time I over-filled her and then needed to get crafty so I devised an oil-extraction set up from a syringe I had from an ear-irrigation kit and from some hose and a little super glue:

And here's my oily mess. I don't have a garage, I only have a parking lot.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:24 AM   #56407
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If anyone told me how needy the Pig is about oil, I might have reconsidered, but she's mine now and I love her. But I check the oil every time I gas up (on the factory tank) and she's always low (she's 11 years old, is that normal?) and this time I over-filled her and then needed to get crafty so I devised an oil-extraction set up from a syringe I had from an ear-irrigation kit and from some hose and a little super glue:

And here's my oily mess. I don't have a garage, I only have a parking lot.
It`s 11 years old.......and uses oil...sounds about right if nothing in the engine has been touched..alot of cars use oil that old too...

It could be something as simple as valve seals...

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Old 03-18-2013, 10:20 AM   #56408
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Just throwing this out there to give you guys a chance before someone on Craigslist gets it...

Selling a K&N air filter and pre-filter sock for the XRL

Send me a PM if interested.
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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 03-18-2013, 10:21 AM   #56409
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Los Angeles to Death Valley

Rode from LA to Death Valley and back with the VJMC, XR did really well, got some terrible gas milage when pushed to 75 mpg + Had to push the last 100 ft or so into the gas station at Trona After fueling up with 87 in Stove Pipe. The bike likes 91 a bit more, esp with the 11:5:1 JE piston


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Old 03-18-2013, 11:02 AM   #56410
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Not fair, Stiggs! We just got another bout of snow here.

Reminds me of good times, though!

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Dooga, it's no surprise your bike uses some oil. I used to put a few ounces in mine before each ride until I had to take it apart and replaced the valve seals and rings. Top off your oil either when you stop or warm it up a couple minutes before you go riding, shut it off and check - that will keep the level more consistent and help you keep from putting too much in.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:08 AM   #56411
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Snow yikes sounds cold

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Not fair, Stiggs! We just got another bout of snow here.

Reminds me of good times, though!

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Dooga, it's no surprise your bike uses some oil. I used to put a few ounces in mine before each ride until I had to take it apart and replaced the valve seals and rings. Top off your oil either when you stop or warm it up a couple minutes before you go riding, shut it off and check - that will keep the level more consistent and help you keep from putting too much in.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:19 AM   #56412
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Serious wheelie skills You run into any issues with top end oil starvation ?
JW, were you able to see this video on YouTube? How?
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:22 AM   #56413
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Here is a video of a ride around where I grew up in SW New Mexico.

http://youtu.be/Z0uO0ypk17A
I like that camera angle. Glad to see riding season getting here
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:22 AM   #56414
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JW, were you able to see this video on YouTube? How?
Yes, I didn't have a problem getting to it.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:28 AM   #56415
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This is a full stock bike. Му friend Yura make it during many years. Oil level also standart.
Engine haven't damages.


Sorry my bad English.
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+1 you got your message across fine.

I'd heard of the possibility of oil starvation from riding wheelies for too long. Wasn't sure if it was really and issue or not. I would think as much time as you spend with the front wheel in the air you would have first had experiences with the problem if anyone has.
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