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Old 09-22-2008, 07:56 PM   #151
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Here it is, with the new IRC GP110 tires, right before leaving on my trip down the pacific coast highway...
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:01 PM   #152
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And here is it last Saturday on the PCH...
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:33 PM   #153
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Here it is, with the new IRC GP110 tires, right before leaving on my trip down the pacific coast highway...
I've been looking at that model tire. Have you gotten into any sand with them? If so, how'd they work out?
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:38 PM   #154
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And here is it last Saturday on the PCH...
Sweet looking bike, picked mine up from a friend up in Pine Valley a couple years back, very nice cali bike. PCH is fun but so are the santa cruz mountains, esp hwy 9, wheee and all the fire / logging roads
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:07 PM   #155
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Saw your bike last weekend here in the Monterey area, it looked good rolling past. Have a good trip.
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:34 AM   #156
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I've been looking at that model tire. Have you gotten into any sand with them? If so, how'd they work out?
Last weekend I hit some sandy sections on the Coast Ridge Road, and on Hi-Mountain Road on the way back - no problems. In both cases I was treading lightly and watching my throttle, etc.

I also have run these tires on my XR250L for over a decade and have been able to cross sand many times in the Santa Barbara backcountry and the high desert of Southern California. I have been able to get through sandy areas many, many times without problems using these tires. Still, it is not a sand or mud tire. These tires are great for street use and for dry dirt roads. I would avoid using this tire for areas where most of the riding is on sand (or slick clay/mud).

One thing I noticed on this ride was the noise that the tires generate when leaning on pavement at 45-65 MPH. Not unpleasant, just not quiet. I guess my XR250L is lighter (or the engine is louder) and I just don't notice the noise from the tires on that bike when riding in the curves.
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:34 AM   #157
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thanks for the info
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:19 PM   #158
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Well it took alot longer then I thought but I ran into some broken tab issues on the 2 side fairings, But its all done now!

Here are some quick before shots.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...ebuild/2-1.jpg


And after!

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...0Rebuild/7.jpg
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...ebuild/6-1.jpg
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...ebuild/5-1.jpg
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...ebuild/4-1.jpg

I decided to only tag 2 images so people arn't killed by load time.

So what do you guys think??
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:50 PM   #159
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I like the seat. did you say someone sewed that for you? I'm in the market for a new cover. The flash on your camera makes the paint look real ruff. I'm guessing it looks better in person. Otherwise everything looks pretty slick. nice ride.

what shock do you have on the rear?
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:47 PM   #160
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Yeah I had a local furniture upholster do up the seat with the same material as whats on the back of my stroms seat and had him put a small dish in it, he charged $50.

That's actually the stock shock. I took the spring off and removed the plastic dust cover. It was FULL of chain lube and mud, I think it looks MUCH better without it.

I took those pictures right after a wash on a cold night so alot of what looks rough is actually just dew that popped up after I dried it.

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Old 10-07-2008, 02:06 PM   #161
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Love the before and after pics. Really. The NX in silver looks awesome. Gets me to thinkin'. In the black- tuff. Great job.
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:14 PM   #162
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here's a few more: click the thumbnails for high res images (up to 1600x----)
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:25 AM   #163
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Unidentifiable problem

Hi from a newcomer!
My dommie has developed what i think is a clutch "problem" over the past few thousand kms. The symptoms are:
1) quite sharp vibrating sound (not exactly a rattle but something like that , coming form under the clutch cover. This started later in the whole saga, around 1000kms ago. It occurs only for the first 5 secs during startup, then disappears.
2) crackling or rustling noise (illiterally the sound when walking through/on dried leaves, don't really know how to describe sounds in english) coming form the same area on the bike. This occurs when engine is properly warmed up (oil T gauge reads above 70-80celsius)
3) for the past few rides, when stopping, distinctive burnt smell coming from whoknowswhere. Haven't smelled it every time, but i believe its there all the time (wind directions or whatever could be the cause for not feeling it)
The bike is a RD08, 28000 kms, no clutch slip, clutch lever freeplay in proper range (tried setting it even to ca 30mm, didn't make any difference my problemwise).
All the knowledge and experience combined in this forum, if anyone suggested solutions, ideas, it'd be great. I have a feeling, i should be(and am) worried about this. Thank you for your time!
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:13 PM   #164
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Hi from a newcomer!
My dommie has developed what i think is a clutch "problem" over the past few thousand kms. The symptoms are:
1) quite sharp vibrating sound (not exactly a rattle but something like that , coming form under the clutch cover. This started later in the whole saga, around 1000kms ago. It occurs only for the first 5 secs during startup, then disappears.
2) crackling or rustling noise (illiterally the sound when walking through/on dried leaves, don't really know how to describe sounds in english) coming form the same area on the bike. This occurs when engine is properly warmed up (oil T gauge reads above 70-80celsius)
3) for the past few rides, when stopping, distinctive burnt smell coming from whoknowswhere. Haven't smelled it every time, but i believe its there all the time (wind directions or whatever could be the cause for not feeling it)
The bike is a RD08, 28000 kms, no clutch slip, clutch lever freeplay in proper range (tried setting it even to ca 30mm, didn't make any difference my problemwise).
All the knowledge and experience combined in this forum, if anyone suggested solutions, ideas, it'd be great. I have a feeling, i should be(and am) worried about this. Thank you for your time!
With sounds like that coming from the clutch I would go ahead and pull it apart. Wet clutches (like on this bike) don't usually create a burning smell so you may have something else going on. Is it using up much oil? Rattling noise at startup may be improperly adjusted valves so try that too. good luck
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:56 PM   #165
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It uses about extra 200-300ml oil per oil change, I wouldn't call it an excessive amount. Will check the valve clearances, as you suggested, have to admit they were little bit tighter, than the (to me abstract) phrase "with slight drag on tha calliper gauge" in manual describes. Though, the right calliper gauge still fitted between rocker and sub-rocker. Rattle (quite high frequency) doesnt come from top end though, but somewhere under the clutch cover, checked it wth a stetoscope. But taking it apart seems to be on schedule, i seem to have ended my season early anyway with a foot injury :(
Thanks alot, Pablo!
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