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Old 10-14-2013, 11:36 PM   #63526
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and then one day when the kickstand spring breaks and it lowers to the asphalt just as your entering a turn or taking a jump


oh wait don't think like that
Happened in the Baja Rally. Had to take the kickstand off. it has to make it all the way around to make a jump. Most won't make it around. if it does, your suspension is too tight.
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I used to say "one day" a lot. But then I got scared I would wait one day too long. So I am doing it all now
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:00 AM   #63527
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Here are some photographs I recently captured of the fall foliage in Idaho.











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Old 10-15-2013, 06:50 AM   #63528
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Nice shots Spud, thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:35 AM   #63529
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Spud, you're my hero and your timing is great. I've got a massive box of miscellaneous NIB Honda parts and it's almost too much to list. Now I can see what they fit and post accordingly. Thanks for the links.

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Thanks Spud. This will be a great resource when buying or selling.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:15 AM   #63530
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Quite the waste of time actually. I found out the hard way that locking the steering only makes more of a mess to fix when/if you recover the bike when it gets stolen. It's actually VERY easy to bust the steering lock on bikes. It also busts up the ignition which makes it easier to bypass the key.

The first time my old XL500 got stolen (recovered once, lost it the SECOND time) the thief simply torqued the steering, which also busted the bottom of the ignition loose. It was then a simple matter of turning the bottom of the switch to turn everything on.

Chain it to something or kiss it g'bye.
I don't know....I think every little thing you can do that makes your bike just that much harder to steal can be worth it, especially if you're far from home or, even better, in a different country. If it takes a would be thief one more minute to lift the bike or break the steering lock, that's one more minute that he might be spotted by someone or walked up on by me. Of course, if they do get it, like you said, it's going to be hell to fix..
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:23 AM   #63531
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I agree

there seems to be 2 schools of thought with theft

the "I don't lock my doors so they don't break a window "

or the type like Me "I lock the doors , alarm, brake etc "

if I was in a sketchy area on my bike i would definitely lock the steering and padlock the disc

bikes are heavy and not being able to roll it up a ramp with the wheels straight and spinning may save you a walk home


I had a CBR for years in Cali and AZ two days after I sold it it was stolen
new owner did nothing to prevent theft I always did
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:44 AM   #63532
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and then one day when the kickstand spring breaks and it lowers to the asphalt just as your entering a turn or taking a jump


oh wait don't think like that

There are 3 wires, and if you do it right (leave the switch in place) the sidestand warning light will still work.

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Old 10-15-2013, 11:17 AM   #63533
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There are 3 wires, and if you do it right (leave the switch in place) the sidestand warning light will still work.

You can follow the wiring harness from the kick stand switch up under the seat. You will see the connector with the Green, Green with White stripe, and the Yellow with Black stripe connector. Connect the Green and the Green with White stripe together with your choice of connection. You can use a small jumper wire in the back of the connector, one of those scotch lock crimp on things, or cut and solder the two wires together. The side stand warning light will still work but the bike will still run with the side stand down, in gear, and the clutch released.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:23 AM   #63534
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WTB XR650l Front Hub

Anyone have a XR650l front hub that they will sell me?
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:04 PM   #63535
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My XL500 that got stolen was quite the ordeal. I lived in a townhouse with a parking lot... nothing to chain the bike to. The first time around they popped the steering lock and had the ignition hot, but apparently didn't know the starting drill. I found the bike about a block from my house. I got a new ignition switch installed in it and wrapped a chain through both wheels so you couldnt roll it off. A few mornings later, I got up to go to work and it was gone. No broken bits and pieces in the parking spot like the previous attempt. I think they just lifted it up, tossed it in a truck and hauled it off. I always take solace in the fact that it was a really crappy dirt bike and hopefully maimed someone.
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I agree

there seems to be 2 schools of thought with theft

the "I don't lock my doors so they don't break a window "

or the type like Me "I lock the doors , alarm, brake etc "

if I was in a sketchy area on my bike i would definitely lock the steering and padlock the disc

bikes are heavy and not being able to roll it up a ramp with the wheels straight and spinning may save you a walk home


I had a CBR for years in Cali and AZ two days after I sold it it was stolen
new owner did nothing to prevent theft I always did
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:06 PM   #63536
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New Hardware

I went for the thirty day check up on the knee job. I took a picture of the new hardware.

Kobalt and Chromium bitches.





All those little circles are the staples.

Yes, it still hurts.
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:38 PM   #63537
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I went for the thirty day check up on the knee job. I took a picture of the new hardware.

Kobalt and Chromium bitches.





All those little circles are the staples.

Yes, it still hurts.



Holy shit.....




Good to hear it`s helping you though Steve....but you are turning into Steve Austin slowly but surely....


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Old 10-15-2013, 03:02 PM   #63538
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Wanna see my shoulder X-Ray?
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:24 PM   #63539
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Wanna see my shoulder X-Ray?
Seen that i think......you are gonna be a cyborg soon Steve

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Old 10-15-2013, 04:40 PM   #63540
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Wanna see my shoulder X-Ray?
I'll show you mine.......
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