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Old 11-08-2013, 09:57 PM   #64336
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Anybody on here mod a 4x6 utility trailer to haul their bike? (It's a typical Lowes/Harbor Freight/Carry trailer w/ non removable gate/ramp) It looks like I'm about 14" shy to fit the bike on the trailer. I suppose I could get creative and put it in diagonal and some other shenannigans, but one day it would probably just end poorly.

I assume the best option would be to cut and weld in a 14" U in the railing to cradle the front tire? If anybody's gone down this road I'd appreciate any thoughts. I can't fit a bigger trailer where I store it, so buying a new one isn't in the cards.

I'm not looking to haul across the country, just a couple of hundred miles into PA. I don't want to be stranded with no way home if I try to make her fly and it goes badly. Which it will

Thanks!
I cut out the front rail, then mounted it farther forward on a 4'x6' trailer I bought from Lowes.



My XR650L and the rest of my bikes fit on this trailer. However, I don't have the stock tail light stretching out from the rear fender of my XR650L.

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Old 11-08-2013, 11:15 PM   #64337
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I bought a new chain today. I cut it down to 110 links then put it on the ground next to the old chain. It's so stretched out that it's nearly an extra link long:



While I had the chain off I took a look at some of the damage that the old, elastic, misaligned chain had done. A little gouging on the shifter:



and a little scoring on the swing arm:



The lesson to learn from all of this is to never let a motorcycle shop do work on your bike. Ever. Unless you stand there and watch them. Or maybe to not ride with your sprocket on backwards.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:41 AM   #64338
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That actually brings up a good question - is the center of mass pretty much under the pegs or slightly forward? I think it has to be. If so, there will be enough weight forward of the trailer axle to keep everything happy.
oh sh|t, the COG thread starts again..........................
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:42 AM   #64339
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Nope. You don't want to be powder coating your hubs. They might explode on ya.

Excel makes 32 spoke rims.

This is where I now go.

http://www.melrosemetalfinishing.com/










I have been a powder coater for 18 years and have done hundreds if not over a thousand sets of hub and have never had one come back do to exploding or any thing close. oven temps are only 400. don't ever get them burned off oven temps may go as high as 800 that's to hot for aluminum.
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:38 AM   #64340
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oh sh|t, the COG thread starts again..........................
Not exactly, and I think last time around the scientists hashed that one out adequately. A thread search should enlighten anyone who hasn't read it and feels the need to. I think his question was more one of:

"If you were to put a 2x4 sideways under the bike, without a rider on it, where would the 2x4 end up so that the front and back are balanced?"

My hunch is somewhere around the pegs. I know my bike balances just fine when I've got it up on a work stand, which sits right about there...
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:10 AM   #64341
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Spud, your gamma correction was off on that picture. It's all green and no red

That's a pretty slick mod on that trailer though.
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:56 AM   #64342
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Anybody know if the CR250R hubs/Wheel set will fit the XR650l without troubles? Searching and lurking, thought if anyone would know, it would be you guys.. Thanks
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:58 AM   #64343
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:00 PM   #64344
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Spud, your gamma correction was off on that picture. It's all green and no red

That's a pretty slick mod on that trailer though.


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Old 11-09-2013, 01:35 PM   #64345
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:34 PM   #64346
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rear chain roller?

So I have finally pinpointed the rattle, the rear most chain roller in the near the rear wheel, the bearings or shaft has wallered out, so is there a preferred roller assembly for the stock guide? Spud?
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:51 PM   #64347
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So I have finally pinpointed the rattle, the rear most chain roller in the near the rear wheel, the bearings or shaft has wallered out, so is there a preferred roller assembly for the stock guide? Spud?
It's not originally a roller , it was a slider. Unless you're up substantially on rear sprocket size , the chain should rarely touch. The roller probably comes up higher than the slider. There's a wear indicater on the sides of the guide for the slider.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:22 PM   #64348
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So I have finally pinpointed the rattle, the rear most chain roller in the near the rear wheel, the bearings or shaft has wallered out, so is there a preferred roller assembly for the stock guide? Spud?
In stock configuration, the XR650L doesn't have any chain rollers. If you are speaking of the chain guide near the rear sprocket, I wouldn't replace the stock slider, nor put a chain roller in its place. Unless you are jumping the bike, or otherwise riding the bike to the limits of its suspension travel, you won't throw the drive chain off the sprockets. Therefore, you can leave the bottom of the chain guide open. I've been doing this for tens of thousands of miles, and I haven't had any problems whatsoever.

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Old 11-09-2013, 07:46 PM   #64349
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Thanks guys, It wasn't a stock slider, I had rollers in the stock 'holder', I guess i could eliminate the rearward roller and be ok.
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:00 PM   #64350
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Thanks guys, It wasn't a stock slider, I had rollers in the stock 'holder', I guess i could eliminate the rearward roller and be ok.
I'm surprised the chain's impact on the rollers didn't fracture the plastic of the stock chain guide; that's what happened to me. If you still have the stock chain guide, I suggest you remove both rollers. Unless you are hammering the bike's suspension, you don't need the rollers, or a slider, to keep the chain from coming off the rear sprocket. If you don't remove both rollers, I'm sure the impact from the chain will fracture the chain guide.

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