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Old 07-10-2013, 01:30 PM   #17551
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I am not a big proponent of LED lights, but these guys are getting me more interested. The prices seem decent, and they sponser a bit of off-road racing. http://www.lifetimeledlights.com/Off...ights_c_8.html
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:45 PM   #17552
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I am not a big proponent of LED lights, but these guys are getting me more interested. The prices seem decent, and they sponser a bit of off-road racing. http://www.lifetimeledlights.com/Off...ights_c_8.html
All the product listed on their page is Chinese produced and available from a ton of different sources. With the amount of money they are making per light, they can afford to give out replacement lights since they are making 2-300% per light, hence the lifetime warranty. I would rather spend my dollars with American based companies, which also offer lifetime warranties and I get a real live person to talk to as an added bonus.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:49 PM   #17553
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All the product listed on their page is Chinese produced and available from a ton of different sources. With the amount of money they are making per light, they can afford to give out replacement lights since they are making 2-300% per light, hence the lifetime warranty. I would rather spend my dollars with American based companies, which also offer lifetime warranties and I get a real live person to talk to as an added bonus.
MY ADV monster light appears to be of great quality, and the price was great.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:01 PM   #17554
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MY ADV monster light appears to be of great quality, and the price was great.

I saw this, http://f650.com/forum/showthread.php...Light-Teardown and I will probably give them a shot myself.

Edit, well maybe. Towards the end of the thread, things aren't looking that good.

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Old 07-10-2013, 09:24 PM   #17555
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:48 PM   #17556
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^^^ Very nice! ^^^

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Old 07-10-2013, 11:16 PM   #17557
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Working a bit more.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:44 AM   #17558
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Looks very clean. I don't remember seeing it on CL. Just got mine recently and already have it torn apart getting it into shape. Hope to see you on the back 40! Also I purchased some special tools if needed ever to borrow.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:44 PM   #17559
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MY ADV monster light appears to be of great quality, and the price was great.
Sanjoh has done a great job of sourcing his product and testing it. He also has great customer service. He is not representative of some of the fly by night resellers on the internet and seems to do a great job servicing the ADV community.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:18 PM   #17560
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:05 PM   #17561
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Sorry for no pictures, but I just got back from a motocross practice track with the piggy. Neighbor kid wanted to ride my crf, I figured the xr would probably be good enough to play around on.

Other than my oversize tank and tires it actually did ok. The mt21 front completely sucks on a prepped track. Might as well be on race slicks. The gas tank was below 1/2 so the weight wasnt there, but it still felt wide and didn't have that nimble feeling.

Suspension worked, just had to be smooth on the landings. I skipped the bigger jumps, everything under 40' or so was fair game. Being a practice track it was a fairly easy layout, so that helped a bunch.

Next time I'm leaving it at home though. To go back I would at a minimum go back to stock tank, stock headlight, and real dirt tires. Front at least, the 606 rear actually hooked up pretty good.

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Old 07-14-2013, 08:01 PM   #17562
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Looks very clean. I don't remember seeing it on CL. Just got mine recently and already have it torn apart getting it into shape. Hope to see you on the back 40! Also I purchased some special tools if needed ever to borrow.

Yeah picked it up in Nampa. it's in good shape except for a small dent on the swing arm. If your bike is back together you should join us for a ride Tuesday or Wednesday. We are talking about it in the Boise section. What XR specific tools do you have?
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:07 AM   #17563
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Checked my clutch after somewhere between 40 and 50,000km's (likely closer to 50 now), and it's still well within spec! Springs, plates, and fibers!


The cogs also show very little to now wear. Some darker spots where the plates move, but no real grooves.

They just don't make them like they used to!

I recorded all my numbers for anybody interested. I did not check for warpage because I don't have an issue with the clutch. Just checking before the Tour of Idaho T1 attempt.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:23 AM   #17564
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Yeah picked it up in Nampa. it's in good shape except for a small dent on the swing arm. If your bike is back together you should join us for a ride Tuesday or Wednesday. We are talking about it in the Boise section. What XR specific tools do you have?
Looks like a low hour bike! Congrats
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:17 AM   #17565
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Yeah picked it up in Nampa. it's in good shape except for a small dent on the swing arm. If your bike is back together you should join us for a ride Tuesday or Wednesday. We are talking about it in the Boise section. What XR specific tools do you have?
I really appreciate the offer, I hope you don't mind if I take you up on it the next ride. Please keep me in mind. I have the swing arm removal tool and it seems like something else. I haven't gotten in there yet but the headset and wheel bearings were real lacking of lube. The front wheel has a tiny amount of play pulling the wheel side to side from the top I am concerned about.? I am probably about a week or so out, I have most of the d/s sport stuff on but not wired yet.
Have a great ride, I can't wait to hear about it.
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