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Old 07-08-2013, 05:39 PM   #60496
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Hi All,
I moved to Halifax Nova Scotia last month and I finally got the bike out. Peggys Cove is 30 miles from my house and will probably be my stress ride loop. Twisty coastal roads....Stop by if you are ever up this way!

I don't think I'll be up there on my XRL but I am hoping to ride up there this summer on my beemer. Beautiful place!
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:18 PM   #60497
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Is it wrong to

Use somebody elses bearings? The one in the rigt side case I got seem nice and tight. No slop. The main bearing in my old case is actually "loose" in the case. Comes out with just a slight tap. Im thinking Im just going to use the bearings that came in the new used case unless theer is a reason why I shouldnt
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:05 PM   #60498
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I have a bevy of bikes including a large ADV bike that is real nice for long stretches of byways. But my XR will go everywhere the big bike will... but not vice-versa.

Don't diss the big bikes. Mine did well in Death Valley!
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:23 PM   #60499
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Use somebody elses bearings? The one in the rigt side case I got seem nice and tight. No slop. The main bearing in my old case is actually "loose" in the case. Comes out with just a slight tap. Im thinking Im just going to use the bearings that came in the new used case unless theer is a reason why I shouldnt

Use the ones in the new used case,,same same,,,,,,good to go..

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Old 07-08-2013, 07:49 PM   #60500
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Don't diss the big bikes. Mine did well in Death Valley!
"Doing well" in DV is like saying you survived, which is not the same as being well suited. And DV has very little in the realm of offroad challenge, unless you include judicious fuel conservation.

"Well-rounded" is a very subjective term for dual-sports, and there are always cases to be made that one is better in a certain range than another, but saying your GS "did well in Death Valley" is like saying my trials bike did well getting me to the corner store & back. The location doesn't represent the category very well.

That being said, I envy GS owners and the range of capabilities they have available (many of which my 'L can't touch).
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:23 PM   #60501
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Use the ones in the new used case,,same same,,,,,,good to go..

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Hey I found my old CDI today too
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:22 PM   #60502
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Don't diss the big bikes. Mine did well in Death Valley!
My apologies. No disrespect meant. In fact after owning the XR, I've got more respect for them than ever. I realized just what a challenge it is to ride a big bike like that in anything unpaved. I realized that when/if I get a GS someday, dirt will be the exception, not the rule.

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Old 07-08-2013, 10:27 PM   #60503
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Hey it's the guy with the blue handguards.

Just giving you a hard time. Your bike looks just like mine sans the distinctive handguards of course.

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Old 07-09-2013, 04:33 AM   #60504
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hey i found my old cdi today too
and.........


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Old 07-09-2013, 07:13 AM   #60505
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well im on vacation this week so im only working 3 out of the 7 days...I may have time to get to the post office tomorrow
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:53 AM   #60506
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"Doing well" in DV is like saying you survived, which is not the same as being well suited. And DV has very little in the realm of offroad challenge, unless you include judicious fuel conservation.

"Well-rounded" is a very subjective term for dual-sports, and there are always cases to be made that one is better in a certain range than another, but saying your GS "did well in Death Valley" is like saying my trials bike did well getting me to the corner store & back. The location doesn't represent the category very well.

That being said, I envy GS owners and the range of capabilities they have available (many of which my 'L can't touch).
I've observed allot of rider have both the XR and GS so there's a link there.

As Jimmy Lewis said in not exacting terms "the bike is capable, it's the riders' skill."

Yeah I survived it allright and many a times I wished I had my XR but I had to haul my camping stuff there and opted the GS. Next year though the XR is rolling.

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My apologies. No disrespect meant. In fact after owning the XR, I've got more respect for them than ever. I realized just what a challenge it is to ride a big bike like that in anything unpaved. I realized that when/if I get a GS someday, dirt will be the exception, not the rule.

RZ Rob
No worries, just adding input. I'm digging my GS and XR. My XR is needing the love it deserves though. Now that I have a formal garage I'm gonna tear it down it start up fresh this winter. I'm having electrical issues (which I may post on later to sort) so my GS is my rider now.

With that said I've had a love hate relationship with my XR but I don't think I'd ever part with it.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:43 AM   #60507
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Use somebody elses bearings? The one in the rigt side case I got seem nice and tight. No slop. The main bearing in my old case is actually "loose" in the case. Comes out with just a slight tap. Im thinking Im just going to use the bearings that came in the new used case unless theer is a reason why I shouldnt
Install new bearings. Put low strength Lock Tite all around the bore of the loose one.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:43 AM   #60508
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OK 2 things, This piston has 5 or 6k miles on it. Is teh carbon buildup normal? Too rich or something else all frigged up. Second whats the best way to clean it or should I just leave it alone before I screw it up?
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Rich. What jets are you running?
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:05 AM   #60509
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Rich. What jets are you running?
whatever the daves mod is.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:28 AM   #60510
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Does anybody have an extra clutch lever barrel adjuster to sell me, or perhaps point me in a more economical direction? Parts 22 and 28 on the diagram. I seemed to have misplaced mine somehow and the slack is almost as irritating as the rattle of the lever.

I could buy them new from bikebandit, but $18 for $0.25 cents worth of parts is a little ridiculous, even for me.

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