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Old 06-26-2013, 12:40 PM   #17416
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It is before, but electrically its at the same time. Imagine instead of using the kill switch, which sends the coil power to ground, you stripped the wire and ground it before it gets to the handle bars.

Hello Kitty stickers also make your bike less likely to be stolen, and increase the chance of passing inspections.
Thanks, I like electrical it just makes my slow breathing head hurt.
I was thinking of using it as a power down so nothing drained the
battery but I think I should just stick to putting stickers on stuff. Seriously.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:14 PM   #17417
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Dried blood on the tank and handle bars will keep people from stealing it too, maybe scatter some spent shell casing around the scene, a little yellow crime scene tape, the bike isn't going anywhere.

Ah yea, those living in a properly working society.... have probably never heard of places where police vehicles are stolen from the parking lot at police stations in broad daylight. As we say here, Only in Africa...
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:02 PM   #17418
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Thanks, I like electrical it just makes my slow breathing head hurt.
I was thinking of using it as a power down so nothing drained the
battery but I think I should just stick to putting stickers on stuff. Seriously.

Don't worry about the hurting head, I have a bit of electrical experience doing car and home audio, pool and spa electrical, some aircraft work, boats, etc. An none of those have caused headaches like the electrical on these bikes. There is just some weird stuff going on at times that I cannot explain.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:47 PM   #17419
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Wondering how my oil consumption and MPG compares to others?

Oil - Every 700-750 I added 1/4 quart. It was about mid-way on the dipstick and 1/4 quart brought it right up to full. Sound about right? My buddy's KTM was using about double that.
Looks like a fun ride. How does it differ from the CDT? I've done that. NM surprised me. Beautiful state.

My oil consumption is usually a bit less than that. It only starts to burn it towards the end of the interval too (I do 2000km (1250mile) changes). I've had once where it dropped super fast for some reason. I've never been able to replicate it though...

Currently at around 1250km and it hasn't burned a drop yet.

For MPG, I'd get around mid 35's until I got my TM-40. Now I get 50-53MPG. A welcome return at the pump and extra range on the tank! I know it doesn't add to much at the pump, but when I've filled countless times I swear my TM has paid for itself.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:00 PM   #17420
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Looks like a fun ride. How does it differ from the CDT? I've done that. NM surprised me. Beautiful state.
Thanks for the info on oil and gas consumption....having your MPG bump up so much is great!

The route I put together is pretty much CDT from just south of Pie Town, up into CO. After that we head south again, down the Rio Grande River Gorge over Dunn Bridge, then to Taos and Whites Peak. From there, head south to Capitan and we hook up on the Guadalupe Rim.

Lots of challenges along the way, some locked gates to contend with....Parts of the route had to be left off as we adjusted on the fly.

Glad to see my XRR is about where it should be on oil consumption.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:25 AM   #17421
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Ah yea, those living in a properly working society.... have probably never heard of places where police vehicles are stolen from the parking lot at police stations in broad daylight. As we say here, Only in Africa...
Hey, it sounds like I might fit in there.

I guess in your case you would need to replace the dried blood with the entire corpse, maybe one that is already a bit smelly.

Seriously though, I think 90% of theives would not be able to get away on a xrr that has no auto-decomp. They would think it is broken.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:50 AM   #17422
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Thanks for the info on oil and gas consumption....having your MPG bump up so much is great!

The route I put together is pretty much CDT from just south of Pie Town, up into CO. After that we head south again, down the Rio Grande River Gorge over Dunn Bridge, then to Taos and Whites Peak. From there, head south to Capitan and we hook up on the Guadalupe Rim.

Lots of challenges along the way, some locked gates to contend with....Parts of the route had to be left off as we adjusted on the fly.

Glad to see my XRR is about where it should be on oil consumption.

Haha. We had pie in pie town. They were kind enough to fill our camel backs with their spigot out back. You don't hear the word spigot much so it caught me off guard. haha.

Sounds like a fun ride. I'd ride in NM again. Fun times!
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:04 AM   #17423
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Hey, it sounds like I might fit in there.
Erm, I'm absolutely sure you will, no hair's doubt. H2!

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I guess in your case you would need to replace the dried blood with the entire corpse, maybe one that is already a bit smelly.
This is where a Sangoma (witch doctor) comes in handy. Consult him (for a fee, of course) and he'll give you something to lay or drape on the bike. That will be effective - or a live snake, does not even have to be poisonous


Offroads are simply lifted on a pickup and sent to Mozambique, flogged there for peanuts. Only once there they'll sort out if it runs or not. I've stayed in a guesthouse, somewhat decent even, where the once-majestic lounge was littered with (near)identical scooters, all not running and some robbed for parts. Outside seemed to be a scrapyard for airconditioners, also a popular item stolen from cellular phone sites. Actually all quite normal, one sortof gets used to it.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:14 AM   #17424
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:27 AM   #17425
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Ah yea, those living in a properly working society.... have probably never heard of places where police vehicles are stolen from the parking lot at police stations in broad daylight. As we say here, Only in Africa...
I know someone who stole the car he had stolen back from the Hillbrow (in South Africa) police station basement when he got bail before they could fingerprint it - with no car as evidence the case was chucked out of court
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:50 AM   #17426
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Quick question: can you remove the engine as a complete unit from the frame or does the cylinder have to come off?

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Old 06-27-2013, 10:53 AM   #17427
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Quick question: can you remove the engine as a complete unit from the frame or does the cylinder have to come off?

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Old 06-27-2013, 11:37 AM   #17428
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:41 AM   #17429
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Pops right out whole
With the swingarm in place? I've got the swingarm bolt out but I guess I'm not seeing how I can get the engine to clear the rear mount to be removed

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Old 06-27-2013, 11:54 AM   #17430
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With the swingarm in place? I've got the swingarm bolt out but I guess I'm not seeing how I can get the engine to clear the rear mount to be removed

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I did mine with the bike on its kick stand and used a hoist, which is cheating. You should be able to rotate the engine to clear the rear. Remove the top mounts too. Its tight, but it clears. Once everything is loose, maybe try laying it on its side.
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