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Old 02-14-2013, 10:25 AM   #16036
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I wouldn't run one unless it was large and transparent as well. But beware, I did buy a filter at the local auto store and it broke the first time out; very brittle plastic. I would have had a long walk home had I not had some spare line, thanks to the freebees from Motion Pro at the Nevada 200 Trail Ride, which is coming up btw.

Anyone going to be there? Nevada 200? Anyone?


Also, those 90 degree filters can be handy for making the routing cleaner.

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I'm not against running a fuel filter, but when I do it's a big one that will pass fuel even if it's fuel of junk. I don't like those tiny metal mesh ones that people use, you can't see when it's clogged and it doesn't take much to clog it, just a few drops of water can clog it and you'll never see it.

Big filters for me if I run them:
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:31 AM   #16037
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Yea, i never considered that they would not be done at the same time...

Thats like a chick getting only one tit enlarged... certain things are meant to be done in pairs!
You must be a bit more pro-active than myself. The fork mod happened due to a needed seal replacement. I rode that single -titted pig for quite a while before my back said, "do the rear, idiot."

Had I known, I wouldn't have put it off.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:49 AM   #16038
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Larryboy,

pls give a link to your build-thread of that Beemer? If you already did I missed it, and if you didn't create such a thread I'd feel less stupid but more surprised
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:54 AM   #16039
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Larryboy,

pls give a link to your build-thread of that Beemer? If you already did I missed it, and if you didn't create such a thread I'd feel less stupid but more surprised

CR500 frame, XR650R forks and front wheel:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=726304


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Old 02-14-2013, 11:01 AM   #16040
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Old post but great for people like me , if you're still around can you go on to the next part of taking the top off and replacing the usual parts (for dummies) because I'm pretty sure my right intake valve has seen better days. It is almost all the way backed up on the adjustment so much that I'm running out of adjustment which can only be bad right?.

Top Overhaul Service for Noobies


- Take tank & side-plastics off bike and clean all superbly
- Load bike on loadbed of truck and secure properly
- Drive to reputable bike workshop, unload and tell them to do a top overhaul

That was 4fun


Nope can do I'm afraid, too many traps with disastrous consequences if executed wrong. My best advice is to put your printed Service Manual (you do have this don't you?) on your toilet, and read from A to Z those parts which are applicable. Then, if still in doubt, read it all again, and then decide for yourself if you want to tackle this.
Mind, if you work as neat as Mdlak does (check his pic of his forks above) then by all means give it a try, if you get stuck have it finished by a friend or the above mentioned workshop. However, I think one needs to understand the workings of a 4stroke like blindfolded, and if you cannot dream it then maybe reconsider the DIY route.

If your adjusters are backed up all the way you better start making plans now, as yes indeed, that is a bad thing.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:06 AM   #16041
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Top Overhaul Service for Noobies

- Take tank & side-plastics off bike and clean all superbly
- Load bike on loadbed of truck and secure properly
- Drive to reputable bike workshop, unload and tell them to do a top overhaul

That was 4fun


Nope can do I'm afraid, too many traps with disastrous consequences if executed wrong. My best advice is to put your printed Service Manual (you do have this don't you?) on your toilet, and read from A to Z those parts which are applicable. Then, if still in doubt, read it all again, and then decide for yourself if you want to tackle this.
Mind, if you work as neat as Mdlak does (check his pic of his forks above) then by all means give it a try, if you get stuck have it finished by a friend or the above mentioned workshop. However, I think one needs to understand the workings of a 4stroke like blindfolded, and if you cannot dream it then maybe reconsider the DIY route.

If your adjusters are backed up all the way you better start making plans now, as yes indeed, that is a bad thing.

Haha thanks for the advice and yes of course i have it : )
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:26 AM   #16042
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I'm not against running a fuel filter, but when I do it's a big one that will pass fuel even if it's fuel of junk. I don't like those tiny metal mesh ones that people use, you can't see when it's clogged and it doesn't take much to clog it, just a few drops of water can clog it and you'll never see it.

Big filters for me if I run them:
You guys must have REALLY bad fuel down there. Never had one go dirty and need changing. I also never had water in my fuel. I know somtimes it's filled that way, but I also try to keep my bike upright in water =)

I guess a day may come where I might change my opinion when I run into an issue. Till then, I rock little filters!
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:10 PM   #16043
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CR500 frame, XR650R forks and front wheel:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=726304


Good Lord, just skimmed through that thread......I aged 10 years just reading it That was one frantic build......you never stop moving do you Reminds me of my wife....she doesn't stop thinking/moving till she passes out from exhaustion...I'm trying to slow her down so she'll live a little longer tho
But big congrats on that BMW-XRR adventure beast, and the other projects you have going. Fascinating reading and great ingenuity

It does make me glad I just pick up solid running bikes anymore, do some basic mods, and just ride them. My ZX14 turbo is my last project......from here on out its relaxing and riding, with a little maintainence thrown in
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:24 PM   #16044
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I was wondering what happened to the Beemer...

I didn't read much and just looked at the pictures because of being at work. Might have to revisit it to find out why you changed frames.

I'd like to take an older 1200 and strip it down to the bare bones too sometime. Make it my version of the HP2. Would be fun.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:27 PM   #16045
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So I'm in a dilema... I can't get my stock carb to act properly, and want to upgrade to an fcr anyway. So I picked up a fcr40 off an 06 rmz450 for 100$.

My question is.... what are you guys using for airbox side boots? The fcr airbox side is much smaller diameter and the fcr is also much shorter. Hopefully these pics help explain things...


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Old 02-14-2013, 06:11 PM   #16046
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I was wondering what happened to the Beemer...

I didn't read much and just looked at the pictures because of being at work. Might have to revisit it to find out why you changed frames.

I'd like to take an older 1200 and strip it down to the bare bones too sometime. Make it my version of the HP2. Would be fun.
What about a old goldwing adv bike? Could be cool
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:06 PM   #16047
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Couldn't help myself. Doing the Borynack fork mods. Hopefully it works. Waiting for seals and shims.

Sweeet pic man. Im just about to do this mod. My bike has 3300 miles on it and I was wondering if I should change the seals just for the heck of it while i'm in there...
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:07 PM   #16048
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http://www.nossmachine.com/fcr_adapters.htm

It's very close fit, I've been running mine for a few years now. I epoxied it on, then had it bored out to 42.5mm, which is usually the largest you can go without getting the billet venturi ring.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:19 PM   #16049
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Sweeet pic man. Im just about to do this mod. My bike has 3300 miles on it and I was wondering if I should change the seals just for the heck of it while i'm in there...

I decided to do it right and get new seals. Looking forward to being "insanely happy" with the results. I'm optimistic!

Mur, so far the hardest part is removing the staking on the compression core. Take your time. I forced the nut off too soon and broke off a small piece of the aluminum threads. Won't be a problem but I could see the threads on the core getting really messed up if you rush it. I bought a M8X1.0 tap and die just to make sure the threads were good on the core and the piston rod.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:32 PM   #16050
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I decided to do it right and get new seals. Looking forward to being "insanely happy" with the results. I'm optimistic!

Mur, so far the hardest part is removing the staking on the compression core. Take your time. I forced the nut off too soon and broke off a small piece of the aluminum threads. Won't be a problem but I could see the threads on the core getting really messed up if you rush it. I bought a M8X1.0 tap and die just to make sure the threads were good on the core and the piston rod.
Yeah it looks like im gonna grab some seals as well. Do it right ONCE. lol Thanks for the tip! I could just see myself getting frustrated(I hate staked nuts).

What kind of seals did you get? I was thinking of getting an All Balls kit like this It comes with a bunch of goodies that would be over 100 bucks OEM...
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