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Old 06-16-2013, 02:46 PM   #59941
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I just loaded mine down for a long day in the saddle. Everything is loaded that I may need (camping gear, food/water, tools, spare tube, etc) except extra gas. It's kind of a redneck setup but I rode pretty comfortably all day on secondary roads and two-lane highways... Cruised a decent stretch at 65-70 mph.

Aside from the gas issue you may also want to think about some rear subframe supports... I've got the Manracks HogLegs in addition to the Manracks SD Rack.



I don't think I'll need the hoglegs, but it is something to remember. I'll have the wolfman bags, which I don't overload and the duffle will actually be behind me on the seat, maybe a bit on top of the fender tool bag.
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:49 PM   #59942
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All jetting changes are according to the available fuel,mods and altitude..

I did daves mods and was running 55/158 and it worked great.but was a little rich...52/155 is where i would start and check the plug color if i was running that carb again...but i`m running an FCR right now...

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What I'll do for right now is put the uni-filter and pipe on and throw in a new plug and ride it for a bit. Then check the plug and see where to go from there.
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:54 PM   #59943
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Acerbis 5.8 in the southwest don't leave home without it
From the pic's it doesn't look THAT big. But I don't think I need that much capacity up here.
IMS or Clarke?
The Clarke is bigger, but cheaper? Do you have to lay the bike over with the Clarke to get that last bit of gas like you do with the IMS?
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:47 PM   #59944
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From the pic's it doesn't look THAT big. But I don't think I need that much capacity up here.
IMS or Clarke?
The Clarke is bigger, but cheaper? Do you have to lay the bike over with the Clarke to get that last bit of gas like you do with the IMS?



You have to tip over the bike to use all the fuel on all but the Acerbis. Only one with petcocks on both sides. I have had the IMS 4 gal, the Clarke 4.7 but found it a bit ridiculous to have to tip over a 350 lb bike to use all the fuel so got the Acerbis 5.8. Personally see no difference in bike handling between any of them.
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:46 PM   #59945
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Possibly not what you had in mind but here is my 2008 XR125L as I set off to ride it from the UK to Mongolia. I am currently in Turkey and it has proved to be a great bike for the job as long as you are happy cruising at 45-50 mph and as my last tours were by bicycle that is fast enough, for which I am rewarded with 110-120 mpg (imperial).



This is what it looks like with my friend Anna who is 6'3" on it, about the size of a skateboard, she normally rides an Africa Twin.

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Old 06-16-2013, 06:11 PM   #59946
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FCR41 Install

Seems to be all the rage, but I too finished with my FCR install today. Like Steve and many others, I bought mine on eBay cheap and cleaned it up, installing the Yamaha needle, pre-determined main/pilot, Noss adapter, longer fuel mixture screw and adjustable accelerator pump.

Here she is all cleaned-up & ready to go. Note all the goodies including the stainless Allens. There's more good stuff inside.


Big thanks to ThumpnRed for setting me up with initial jetting etc. and setting me straight on all I need. Bike runs fantastic.


Used CRF450R throttle which is a lot quicker turn. Also hooked up stock choke lever.

Bike is extremely streetable, but pulls really hard. Now I need a stabilizer as it wants to go fast.

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Old 06-16-2013, 06:11 PM   #59947
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He initially says that the only difference is the carb swap, did that change?

his quote: "Dyno graph. Red line; Mikuni carb with rubber sock removed from airbox. 34.65bhp, 26.43 ft/lb torque.
Blue line; Keihin FCR with above mods. 37.76 bhp, 26.79 ft/lb torque."

I was thinking the same on the low end tuning.

Ah, I didn't squint enough, thought it said 'airbox mod'.

I wonder if the jetting on the stock carb had been optimized?
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:27 PM   #59948
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FCR Carb

Seeing as my motor is apart at this time how does one hook up the OE choke to the FCR carb? I have the hot start cable. Swap the hot start to the choke position?
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:30 PM   #59949
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Seeing as my motor is apart at this time how does one hook up the OE choke to the FCR carb? I have the hot start cable. Swap the hot start to the choke position?
What I did was used the stock complete FCR choke knob/plunger in the place of the Hot Start, then use the Hot Start plunger on the stock XRL cable. Everything worked peachy keen. ThumpnRed told me about using the FCR Hot Start plunger.


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Old 06-16-2013, 06:37 PM   #59950
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I thought it would be swap the hot start to the choke position using the XRL plunger and the FCR choke assembly to the hot start position.
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I thought it would be swap the hot start to the choke position using the XRL plunger and the FCR choke assembly to the hot start position.
FCR choke to FCR Hot Start,
FCR Hot Start Plunger to XRL Cable. Clean swap.

XRL Plunger gets retired as it's got a needle in the design.

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Old 06-16-2013, 06:57 PM   #59952
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Check. Now all I need are some stainless hex bolts to replace those stripped out Jap phillips screws.


The FCR throttle assembly I got came with an aluminum throttle barrel and it's not a 1/4 turn. More like 1/8 turn. This should be fun once the CW mill is installed.

Yeeeee haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:08 PM   #59953
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Possibly not what you had in mind but here is my 2008 XR125L as I set off to ride it from the UK to Mongolia. I am currently in Turkey and it has proved to be a great bike for the job as long as you are happy cruising at 45-50 mph and as my last tours were by bicycle that is fast enough, for which I am rewarded with 110-120 mpg (imperial).



This is what it looks like with my friend Anna who is 6'3" on it, about the size of a skateboard, she normally rides an Africa Twin.


Mark, this looks like a really great adventure. Do you have a thread going for this? Have fun in Turkey (but avoid Tianamen Square in downtown Istanbul). And does Anna carry all the caravan's kit on her Africa Twin??
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:30 PM   #59954
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I thought it would be swap the hot start to the choke position using the XRL plunger and the FCR choke assembly to the hot start position.
I used the hotstart cable that came on a CRF250. It has a bend in it which makes it work better than the XRL cable. You have to use the choke plunger from your XRL CV carb or it'll run like poop. Stuff the CRF choke plunger into the now empty hotstart hole. Done.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:36 PM   #59955
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These bikes are FREAKING HEAVY! I never appreciated that as much as I did today. Went on a four hour trail ride today and was not feeling the love. The bike mojo was not in me today. I ended up fighting the damned pig every mile. I lost count of the times I dumped the bitch after about three.
ME: 175 pounds. Bike: 340 pounds. Winner... BIKE!
Film at 11 (complete with all of the dirt naps)

A few pictures from the ride:

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