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Old 12-02-2012, 01:02 PM   #15391
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Most of those guys are in San Clemente aren't they?

Congrats. That sounds like a great surprise.

This year they called it a different name. Rip to Cabo with like 35 very short episodes on YouTube. I wonder why. Did it have to do with OX or with the big production last year or?

We live there for two years and it seemed like we were running into many of those guys everywhere. But it's the same for Murrieta, El Cahon, Riverside, Canyon lake, and so forth...

That ride is a bit fast for me on two levels. The less obvious is that there is just too much to stop and enjoy down there to haul ass through it all. just my $.02.

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Responded to a Craigslist ad today and met one of the original founders of the Rip to the Tip. Super nice guy. While I was there he called his friend, another famous Baja legend. It was really cool to talk about abusing the XR in Baja. These guys were doing 300 mile days in the dirt - at full race speeds.

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Old 12-02-2012, 01:03 PM   #15392
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Did you know.. if you search the internet there is no instructions anywhere on how to check the transmission fluid in an XR650R?
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:34 PM   #15393
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Good one
Romanian joke..the noobs are usualy the victims: "Did you check your idle every 2000km? The bikes gets lazy and dosen't pull if the idle falls into the crank!!"
It's sad....a lot of them get it hook, line and sinker!
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:49 PM   #15394
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Most of those guys are in San Clemente aren't they? This year they called it a different name. Rip to Cabo with like 35 very short episodes on YouTube. I wonder why. Did it have to do with OX or with the big production last year or?
Yep, San Clemente. I think the shorter (slower) runs was to accommodate more novice riders as more of a PR event. Besides OX, there have been some pretty serious injuries. The event is now to bring in sponsors etc.

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Old 12-02-2012, 01:53 PM   #15395
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I've got my eye out for a DRZ-SM with a bad engine because I have an RZ350 engine for it.
Nice, sort of the TDR thing. I'm rebuilding a clean RZ350 as we speak. Hope to assemble the cases over the holidays.

We now return to our regularly scheduled thread.

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Old 12-02-2012, 02:35 PM   #15396
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Alright, so the other day I rode my bike and the clutch would stick when upshifting hard. Today I rode it a long ways and when I turned back on my road and got down hard on it, it started making a funny noise. It doesn't make the noise if it's clutched all the way, but in any gear, neutral, or just slightly eased off on the clutch it sounds like a giant penny spinning on the ground horizontally. Clutchhhh
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:20 PM   #15397
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East Coast USA-Pennsylvania,
so if you have one probly too much $$$$ form your local to mine?

What are you thinking?
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:38 PM   #15398
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East Coast USA-Pennsylvania,
so if you have one probly too much $$$$ form your local to mine?

What are you thinking?
Yeah I thought I would just check on the off chance you were this side of the World ;) i ain't gonna be much help from here!
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:29 PM   #15399
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Drill it out larger and insert heli-coils.
As easy as this sounds, I don't think it will work since the Helicoil tap is too short.
I can't see a way to get the tap tool on the tap to get a straight thread cut.
Maybe someone can enlighten me....
Other wise I think I'll be going with the swing arm buddy kit.



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Old 12-02-2012, 07:31 PM   #15400
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As easy as this sounds, I don't think it will work since the Helicoil tap is too short.
I can't see a way to get the tap tool on the tap to get a straight thread cut.
Maybe someone can enlighten me....
Other wise I think I'll be going with the swing arm buddy kit.



Open-ended wrench. In a pinch, a Crescent wrench. If you do go with that, get a metric one...
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:56 PM   #15401
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In a pinch, a Crescent wrench. If you do go with that, get a metric one...
Very funny.
I'm curious if the wrench idea will give a straight tap....
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:10 PM   #15402
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As easy as this sounds, I don't think it will work since the Helicoil tap is too short.
I can't see a way to get the tap tool on the tap to get a straight thread cut.
Maybe someone can enlighten me....
Other wise I think I'll be going with the swing arm buddy kit.



I hate being defeated. If it were me i would cut the end off the tap using an angle head grinder with a cut off wheel then carefully grind a couple of flats on the now (shorter tap) to suit the open end wrench you will be using. But that's me
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:21 PM   #15403
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I just went through the exact same thing you are going through, last week. It was only a semi-headache. lol.

I used an open end wrench and it tapped just fine... I'm sure the steel heli coil will work alot better with steel bolts,not that I didn't smother them in anti seize,and drill a drain hole Oh, and I used Red Loc-tite on the new heli coil threads I put in, just to make sure they didn't go anywhere. Something I read somewhere.
Patience was key with this one.


EDIT: I see the problem you're having,now. With the tap being too close to the swing arm...

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Old 12-02-2012, 08:30 PM   #15404
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I hate being defeated. If it were me i would cut the end off the tap using an angle head grinder with a cut off wheel then carefully grind a couple of flats on the now (shorter tap) to suit the open end wrench you will be using. But that's me
The flats of that tap are right against the aluminum with the tap straight. As soon as it is turned 1/8 turn it won't be straight again. Don't think that's going to work.

Some machine tool suppliers stock or can order you a "long tap" allows you to get into a hole like that. I have a few in standard sizes.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:43 PM   #15405
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As easy as this sounds, I don't think it will work since the Helicoil tap is too short.
I can't see a way to get the tap tool on the tap to get a straight thread cut.
Maybe someone can enlighten me....
Other wise I think I'll be going with the swing arm buddy kit.




Weld a short 1/4 drive extension on to the end of the tap. I had a tool like this made up at work to tap out the stock holes. Just used it again last week. Works perfect.


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