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Old 02-22-2013, 01:40 PM   #16141
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Just got out on the inaugural run on my new XR. These bikes are beasts!! Not that you all didn't know that already.

Question for you all; everything worked great except after about an hour or so out, it would die when idling. Not that big of deal when I was out in the desert, but not nearly as fun when I'm at a stop light on the way home and it dies just as the light turns green.

Any ideas what I should look for?

Since it is new to me, I plan on changing the oil and checking the valves before my next ride. I would have done that all before this one, but I wanted to get out for a bit while I had the chance.

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Old 02-22-2013, 02:11 PM   #16142
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Ah yes, Henderson, NV. You aren't one of those flatbillers are you? Henderson is lousy with them.

Die at idle? Stock carb? The ususal answer is to clean the carb, which I think should be done yearly anyhow. Adjust your air screw (or it may be fuel screw). Once setup correctly, the stock carb is wonderful for a non-pumper.

Someone will suggest checking your valve clearance, even though you planned on that.

How does the plug look?

Also, there is a mod to the stock carb that may help. Basically disable the decelerator valve. Borynack had the process on his website, but good luck finding it. Its not hard, but I can't remember the steps. Nothing more than putting some silicon in a hole.

Don't let it idle too slow, its not good for it.


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Just got out on the inaugural run on my new XR. These bikes are beasts!! Not that you all didn't know that already.

Question for you all; everything worked great except after about an hour or so out, it would die when idling. Not that big of deal when I was out in the desert, but not nearly as fun when I'm at a stop light on the way home and it dies just as the light turns green.

Any ideas what I should look for?

Since it is new to me, I plan on changing the oil and checking the valves before my next ride. I would have done that all before this one, but I wanted to get out for a bit while I had the chance.

Here it is:
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:08 PM   #16143
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Ah yes, Henderson, NV. You aren't one of those flatbillers are you? Henderson is lousy with them.

As in walking around with DC shoes drinking a Monster or Redbull?
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:46 PM   #16144
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Ah yes, Henderson, NV. You aren't one of those flatbillers are you? Henderson is lousy with them.
Yeah, I'm not too sure what a flat biller is either. I'm pretty sure that whatever it is, I'm not one since that sounds like a negative thing.

I'll add "clean the carb" to my list of crap to be done.

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Old 02-22-2013, 03:54 PM   #16145
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As in walking around with DC shoes drinking a Monster or Redbull?

Do you ever wonder why you see people drinking energy drinks when it looks like they don't even have a job?

Bingo!




But being that he's got a XRR, he is probably imune to the disease. Doesn't fit the M.O.



And even then, I still got friends that could be considered FBs. So I try not to be too harsh.

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Old 02-22-2013, 03:58 PM   #16146
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Yeah, I'm not too sure what a flat biller is either. I'm pretty sure that whatever it is, I'm not one since that sounds like a negative thing.

I'll add "clean the carb" to my list of crap to be done.

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Don't worry, you aren't. We welcome all either way, and weed em out as we go dow nthe trail.

Note what your jetting is while you are in there, and clip position.

Oh, and don't forget to check the screws in the choke plate. Locttite them good, or get rid of the little flapper thing al together. The choke works without it. You will see what I am talking about, hopefully, because I am not really sure what I am talking about anymore.

BTW, I party with your mayor Andy. He is a neighbor at certain times of the year.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:25 PM   #16147
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I figured that's what you were talking about. I don't take the time to break down the different sub-categories of douche's (like flatbillers). I'm just lazy and call them all douches.

I've never messed with or cleaned a carb before, so I'll take it slow and see what's going on in there once I get some time. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:30 PM   #16148
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I've never messed with or cleaned a carb before, so I'll take it slow and see what's going on in there once I get some time. Thanks for the suggestions.
No better time then the present. Just be careful not to strip bolts. Some of them can be pretty soft. Also don't lose any parts or bend anything. You'll see what I mean. Just don't man handle it and you should be fine.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:03 PM   #16149
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I was and still am a noob on carb's
Clean work bench .correct size tools for the job ..nice clean cloth on the bench .righty tighty lefty loosey
i work left right
as i remove parts they go in order on the cloth in order as i remove them
then its easy to put back together .. the first time i did it i took load of pics then just worked back ....great success
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:25 AM   #16150
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I'll add one more recomendation for the carb work. Verify that your disassembly screwdriver is "JIS" head, not just "Phillips" head. They do fit slightly differently. May not be a problem in AUS. Not sure what your local standard is.

I second completely removing the flapper plate.

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Old 02-23-2013, 12:21 PM   #16151
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carbs

Replace the carb phillips screw head with stainless cap/hex head stews and you'll be set for life. The stock "phillips" are way to soft and easily strip the heads.... IMHO
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:29 PM   #16152
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Clean work bench .correct size tools for the job ..nice clean cloth on the bench .righty tighty lefty loosey
i work left right
as i remove parts they go in order on the cloth in order as i remove them
then its easy to put back together .. the first time i did it i took load of pics then just worked back ....great success
Couldnt agree more.

1 Clean counter

2 Organized parts in dish/tray if need be-in order and even in groupings

3 Dont strip threads/heads! If ya cant get it any other way, stop!
Go drink coffee/beer/etc Find another way!

4 Tighten it back together evenly- if it has multiple bolts/screws-tighten them down evenly together- it takes a lil longer but things seal/seat better.

If youve taken something apart a 1000 times over the years,
and it still has the same screws/bolts- yer prolly a pretty good mechanic.

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Old 02-23-2013, 12:30 PM   #16153
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Replace the carb phillips screw head with stainless cap/hex head stews and you'll be set for life. The stock "phillips" are way to soft and easily strip the heads.... IMHO
+1

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Old 02-23-2013, 08:47 PM   #16154
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:02 PM   #16155
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Swingarm maintenance

Finally got the motivation to grease the swingarm on my XRR today. My bike has around 1000 miles on it. Here's what the bolt looked like...



Luckily it came out easy. Lots of water, little grease in the bearings...



Couple hours later...



Back end is ready to go! Waiting for shims and seals to finish the forks.
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