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Old 07-07-2013, 08:43 AM   #31
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Turns out, I am my own best customer.

Converted my KX to street legal.

Build thread here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=901398

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Old 07-07-2013, 08:57 AM   #32
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Sweet Cory!!! Looking awesome!!!
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:35 AM   #33
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Sweet Cory!!! Looking awesome!!!

Thanks man! How's your noggin doing?
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:33 PM   #34
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So, I got a V Star 650, and am bringing it back to life after 4 years of sitting.

Here she is, before I got started on her.


Carbs were NASTY.


I can't believe the thing was running at all.


Getting all cleaned up.




One of the pilot jets stripped out, and the brass bolts that hold the main nozzle snapped off, so I can't put it back together until some parts get here.

I've got the forks off for new seals and fluid, and pulled the rear wheel so I can service the final drive.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:08 PM   #35
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I think I saw that bike on CL.
Hope you get it going
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:25 PM   #36
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I think I saw that bike on CL.
Hope you get it going
It shouldn't be a problem. I have the carbs nice and clean, and the rest of it is solid.

This one wasn't on CL though.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:21 PM   #37
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There was one very similar, because I saw it and thought hmmm.
Then remembered I didn't really need another bike. But I hate to pass up a deal.
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Chain Replacement for 1drlust



Hammer time.


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Old 04-28-2014, 10:04 AM   #39
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Thanks!!!

I can't thank Cory enough for his help. This was my first 'real work' on my bike and he walked me through all the tough parts of the work. Not only did he give me a lending hand, he gave me a lot of pointers for how I should approach my work.

This is exactly the kind of training that I needed and I was even willing to pay for it!!!
Hopefully, I can pay it forward and spread more goodwill through the adv community.
Thanks Nuggets!
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Thanks again Cory for showing me how to change my tires on the XR650L !

I have to repeat what has already been said in this thread: Cory is a fantastic teacher: very positive, patient and gives you hands on training. Knows his stuff, and is very encouraging to others. He will give you great nuggets of information along the way, too.

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Old 05-13-2014, 05:56 PM   #41
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I can't thank Cory enough for his help. This was my first 'real work' on my bike and he walked me through all the tough parts of the work. Not only did he give me a lending hand, he gave me a lot of pointers for how I should approach my work.

This is exactly the kind of training that I needed and I was even willing to pay for it!!!
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Thanks again Cory for showing me how to change my tires on the XR650L !

I have to repeat what has already been said in this thread: Cory is a fantastic teacher: very positive, patient and gives you hands on training. Knows his stuff, and is very encouraging to others. He will give you great nuggets of information along the way, too.

Thank you for the kudos guys. I like to help people learn to wrench. Happy riding!
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:01 PM   #42
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Cory - Just rode to Pittsburgh and back over a long weekend (took Monday off). The chain and bike worked perfectly. I am excited to work more on my bike, but nothing seems to be broken or needs work.
I think my next project would be oil change and tire change, but they both are at least a couple of months out.

If anyone else comes to your clinic to work on brakes or clutches, I want to come and watch - maybe, I can learn a little bit from watching.
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Cory - Just rode to Pittsburgh and back over a long weekend (took Monday off). The chain and bike worked perfectly. I am excited to work more on my bike, but nothing seems to be broken or needs work.
I think my next project would be oil change and tire change, but they both are at least a couple of months out.

If anyone else comes to your clinic to work on brakes or clutches, I want to come and watch - maybe, I can learn a little bit from watching.
I am currently battling a front brake that doesn't want to bleed properly.
I can show you how not to do it, so far I have wasted almost an entire bottle of fluid and several hours.

My buddy is going to loan me his vacuum bleeder, that should help.
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