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Old 09-12-2012, 09:03 PM   #196
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In the height of the Californian summer, buying a leather trench coat doesnt sound like the smartest of ideas..





How bout if i cut off the sleeves?



and add some air vents...



Stay with me its not what you think..



this is what i was after...




just add bit of boot polish on a greasy rag..

and voila...








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Old 09-13-2012, 02:14 PM   #197
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Freakin awesome man! I wish I were that creative! Really can't wait to see how it all comes together.

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Old 09-14-2012, 09:50 AM   #198
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Freakin awesome man! I wish I were that creative! Really can't wait to see how it all comes together.

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Im working on making some matching tank pockets with the pockets aswell..



Need to get some straps or velcro to keep the pockets from flapping and I'll probably wait to get the leather sewn properly on the seat and pockets when im in Mexico...


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Old 09-18-2012, 10:50 AM   #199
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You going to be in L.A. the weekend of 9/29 - 9/30? I should be all clear to burn those things together for you either of those days.

My work schedule shifted a bit so I might even have time to clear out the garage a bit prior to that so we don't have to stumble over all my crap even!
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:24 PM   #200
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You going to be in L.A. the weekend of 9/29 - 9/30? I should be all clear to burn those things together for you either of those days.

My work schedule shifted a bit so I might even have time to clear out the garage a bit prior to that so we don't have to stumble over all my crap even!
Hey yes, Im in NY right now, but i should be back before then, that would would be great..
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:23 AM   #201
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I want to install an oil cooler, but can't find anything specifically for an xl, a few threads that i checked out use old coolers designed for the xl...

Could anyone tell me if i could use something like this?


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-Honda-T...11%26rk%3D3%26

or this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/honda-1985-a...548eba&vxp=mtr

or any otherthing i can get my hands on?
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:06 PM   #202
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:32 PM   #203
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:47 PM   #204
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I want to install an oil cooler, but can't find anything specifically for an xl, a few threads that i checked out use old coolers designed for the xl...

Could anyone tell me if i could use something like this?


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-Honda-T...11%26rk%3D3%26

or this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/honda-1985-a...548eba&vxp=mtr

or any otherthing i can get my hands on?
Check out the xr650l and xr 600 threads. I want to say the xr400 came with an oil cooler but don't remember. I would think that any cooler that you can plumb in and mount decently would work though. Just make sure it won't vibrate or be knocked off. That would suck in the middle of nowhere.

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Old 09-23-2012, 06:14 PM   #205
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Check out the xr650l and xr 600 threads. I want to say the xr400 came with an oil cooler but don't remember. I would think that any cooler that you can plumb in and mount decently would work though. Just make sure it won't vibrate or be knocked off. That would suck in the middle of nowhere.

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Cheers, Thats what i was hoping..Ill be searching for something that i might be able to use.
Just going off from my test rides, it runs super hot and im struggling to start it up again when its even slightly warm... Im sure thats partly my fault, ive got a bit of learning to get the knack for kicking it over.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:49 AM   #206
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VVMC timelapse video

Not sure if the video comes up on the page, but heres a link to last weeks venice vintage motorcycle rally ride..



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cePjFPxQutQ
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:54 PM   #207
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Cheers, Thats what i was hoping..Ill be searching for something that i might be able to use.
Just going off from my test rides, it runs super hot and im struggling to start it up again when its even slightly warm... Im sure thats partly my fault, ive got a bit of learning to get the knack for kicking it over.
That doesn't sound normal at all to me. I flog my xr in Hawaii heat every day both on and off road and never have heat issues. With the stock carb it always started fist or second kick hot or cold. With my new fcr that I am still dialing in jetting on its a little harder to start hot. Anyone have any ideas why his bike would run so hot and be hard starting when hot? Maybe jetting?

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Old 09-24-2012, 08:39 PM   #208
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That doesn't sound normal at all to me. I flog my xr in Hawaii heat every day both on and off road and never have heat issues. With the stock carb it always started fist or second kick hot or cold. With my new fcr that I am still dialing in jetting on its a little harder to start hot. Anyone have any ideas why his bike would run so hot and be hard starting when hot? Maybe jetting?

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I bought some carbs from ebay and put in 118 on the primary jet, and a 115 on the other, (they came with 115s)
1985 carbs are 120 stock but i dont have 120s

the air fuel is set on 2 turns out stock.

I just put in new spark plugs so i'll have to check if its looking lean.. will that affect hot starts?
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:06 PM   #209
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:24 PM   #210
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