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Old 01-28-2013, 05:46 PM   #16
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If you set the tank out side in the SUN!!!!! ( sorry ) with the cap off before you put gas in it
it wil clear up a lot !!
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:05 PM   #17
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:17 PM   #18
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Nice. I am kind of torn between the WR and XT myself. I have a DR650 which I ride offroad, but eventually id like to get a lighter bike and the XT fits my idea of simple pretty well. Im more of an explorer than a harescrambler, so the XT might be a better fit.

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Old 01-29-2013, 03:39 AM   #19
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If you set the tank out side in the SUN!!!!! ( sorry ) with the cap off before you put gas in it
it wil clear up a lot !!
I'll have to keep that in mind once we get some of that Sun Stuff here Does that still work if you take the gas out and then set it in the sun?

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Old 01-29-2013, 03:43 AM   #20
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Nice. I am kind of torn between the WR and XT myself. I have a DR650 which I ride offroad, but eventually id like to get a lighter bike and the XT fits my idea of simple pretty well. Im more of an explorer than a harescrambler, so the XT might be a better fit.

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They are both good bikes, and I am planning to keep the WR- mine is the x and I still have the 17 inch wheels- my husband got me some knobbies for those for christmas, so I am going to switch back to them and use for less technical stuff- he was worried with the smaller front tire that the bike might be too quick on the more technical stuff. And while the smaller wheels help with the height issue, it is still a heavier bike than the xt.

Busy week this week, planning to post more pics on the project this weekend.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:37 AM   #21
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Nice bike set up. My wife is about your height and very interested in an XT225/250. Cant wait to hear your ride report once you actually get it offroad.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:25 AM   #22
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[QUOTE=LisaS;20599424]

I'll have to keep that in mind once we get some of that Sun Stuff here Does that still work if you take the gas out and then set it in the sun?]

You can try
But I dout it
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:23 AM   #23
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:52 AM   #24
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IMHO: Get a Tusk billeted aluminum gas cap for that tank.
The plastic one that Clarke supplied started coming apart after a year. (i.e. cracking)

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Old 01-30-2013, 03:39 AM   #25
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Nice bike set up. My wife is about your height and very interested in an XT225/250. Cant wait to hear your ride report once you actually get it offroad.
Keep in mind the 250 is quite a bit heavier and at our height lighter is better that is why I went with the xt225. I can't wait til I can try it off road- will probably be mid may at earliest.

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I'll have to keep that in mind once we get some of that Sun Stuff here Does that still work if you take the gas out and then set it in the sun?]

You can try
But I dout it
awww- too late then- we put some gas in it because I wanted to make sure it would start after I messed with the carb.

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I'm just glad my two are not the size of my dogs... then we would really be in big trouble
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:40 AM   #26
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IMHO: Get a Tusk billeted aluminum gas cap for that tank.
The plastic one that Clarke supplied started coming apart after a year. (i.e. cracking)
I will definitely check into that- any recommendation where to get it from?
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:49 AM   #27
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Next up Easton EXP handlebars and Tusk hand guards.

Jerry helped me shorten the bars as they were a bit wide for me:













The clamp for the handguards was a bit small for the bars so Jerry helped me modify these as well:


And then the guards needed to be be bent a bit to fit- Jerry is a farrier (horseshoer)- so working with the metal is second nature to him:










Crookshanks Approves:


I was not planning to change anything else up front, other than the turn signals, but then after I got looking at it with the new bars....... 2 new boxes of stuff came this week
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:29 AM   #28
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New Tires and Mirrors:

My xt is going to be for primarily off road use as I have another Dual sport and a street bike, so Jerry wanted to put some pretty aggressive shoes on it, so we are going to try the AC10s.

Both front and back tires that came on the bike were pretty worn and cupped:


Jerry made this bead breaker that sets into his anvil:


Our usual supervisor seemed to be missing in action.... until we heard a bunch of commotion, then he came bouncing by us with this (warning- graphic pic):

He was pretty pleased with himself, and so were we! (I heard something scooting out in the shop this morning so he is out there now checking it out- usually he stays in the house)

Anyway, back to tires- they take me forever, but I am getting better at it:






Much better- will still need to wait a couple of months to see how I like them:




Double Take Mirrors:
You-know-who is back on the job:


Fortunately I still had the thread converter on my WR for the right hand mirror- so I snagged that for the xt:










I am now unsure if I am going to keep these on here- I will see how they ride, and if they do not have a lot of vibration, I will probably exchange them with the smaller, integrated into the handguard mirrors I have on the wr- those work ok on the street, but are small and difficult to get in the proper place to actually see whats going on behind you when on the pavement.

We are also continuing to work on the rear fender fabrication which is taking forever, but should be at least interesting when we are done-lots of sparks have flown on this, that's for sure- here's a preview:
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:30 PM   #29
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Billet gas caps. I bought mine from Rocky Mtn ATV. Shown is Clarke tank model.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/43/53/213/1367/-/8590/Tusk-Billet-Aluminum-Gas-Cap-Clarke-Fuel-Tanks/tusk+gas+cap
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:59 PM   #30
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Nice work. And, looks like you have quite the help crew there, between your husband and the cat you've got it covered!

We have a friend who bought an XT225 to learn to ride on. Need to put her onto this thread to spark her up.
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