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Old 12-01-2011, 08:34 PM   #11581
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From my experience, no matter where you buy those grip heaters from, they're all the same. Some kits come with different switches, but that's about the only difference I've seen. They work pretty well. Especially in combination with some elephant ears (handlebar mitts).
Oh yeah thanks, I forgot about the elephant ears, had every intention to pick some up, going to search that right now as a definite first step.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:54 PM   #11582
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Does any one have experiance with the AceWell 3900 computer? I have questions if you do or you can direct me to a knowegable inmate. Mine is very erratic.RPM,MPH, and temp. I have re-done or cleaned all connectionts from the harness. Maybe its just a pos?
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:58 PM   #11583
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From my experience, no matter where you buy those grip heaters from, they're all the same. Some kits come with different switches, but that's about the only difference I've seen. They work pretty well. Especially in combination with some elephant ears (handlebar mitts).
Have you used the MSR elephant ears that I am seeing? I was thinking they'd help, but with more thought, if they are in front of my factory hand guards, what good are they really going to do? That's a large air gap in between there.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:47 PM   #11584
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I looked down after hearing a slight high pitched sound and noticed my front sprocket is visibly wiggling as it drives. I checked the two bolts and they are tight. A closer inspection shows wigglingl between the teeth of sprocket and whatchamacallit shaft from transmission.

Also hahv, i sent ya a pm. I am in Tijuana ya'll, if you need a local for help or a closed in large garage pit stop.
Thanks Tijuana! I got back in PHX a few hours ago... thanks for reaching out. h
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:54 AM   #11585
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Anyone throw a rod at 90?...I did. It didn't lock up but it ejected all contents. i have a 01 XRR and she finally gave out. So ill be parting it out this winter. it was a huge bummer, ive had a ball on it for the past 4 years. very durable bike for sure. heres some pictures of my misfortune for your entertainment.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:57 AM   #11586
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here is the top of the case
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:59 AM   #11587
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heres the side with what metal i could find on the highway
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:00 AM   #11588
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Blowout!!
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:02 AM   #11589
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so how does one prevent throwing rods?

i'll pour 40 oz. of oil out on in the street for your bike bro
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:50 PM   #11590
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Blowout!!

That sucks, any idea why it let go (aside from a catastrophic rod failure) ? Low oil etc...?
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:51 PM   #11591
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That sucks, any idea why it let go (aside from a catastrophic rod failure) ? Low oil etc...?
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:12 PM   #11592
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That sucks, any idea why it let go (aside from a catastrophic rod failure) ? Low oil etc...?
Turbo nitrous?
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:03 PM   #11593
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No turbo or nitrous. Just a higher comp piston stage 2 cam edelbrock pumper and xrs only pipe. Good oil level that morning and no leaks what so ever. I've been riding it pretty hard since I bought it. By far the most fun I've ever had on a bike. I was going 110-115 earlier for some of the straight-aways. So that might have not helped much. Nothing it hasn't done before though.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:24 PM   #11594
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DMV,

Edelbrock?? That choke-knob looks suspiciously identical to the one of a TM40
Pity, but the keyword why it blew is your 'highway' I think.

What's next, a 2007-model?
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:55 AM   #11595
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My XR came with a set of stock hubs/Excel wheels on it and I've busted a few rear spokes. Through some MAJOR digging I found out that the wheels were laced by Woody's in Colorado and it had some mucho grande 8GA spokes that I couldn't find anywhere but there. I thought spokes were spokes...but little did I know.

Anyway, I had a local Pro Action guy true the wheels for me this summer and he commented that I was probably breaking spokes because the stock hubs don't line up just right with the Excel rims. They're close, but they aren't perfect. I'll try to dig up the pictures.

Anybody else noticed this?

I was breaking spokes on my 610 and it came stock with Excel hoops, seemed like the angle of the dimples wasn't quite right or something. I went with Warp 9 hoops and Buchannan big spokes for another project I'm working on and things are lining up perfect...CR500 hubs.
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