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Old 04-23-2014, 11:50 AM   #31
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BTW, my guy doesn't have a website either, maybe one day he'll let me take pictures of his shop. He's always got some mean looking V8 he's building everytime I go in. These little heads are nothing to him Sometimes the best things in life aren't even advertised.

I do feel bad for him though, he is really bored with doing engine machining
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:36 PM   #32
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I just don't know what to say. Slapped together? Filth? Clean your glasses or your monitor. Sorry if I didn't install new studs.

I have CW's contact info and you ain't getting it.

I was just busting your balls a bit. The motor work and head look really nice. Are you thinking of getting the XR400 oil cooler? That stroker motor will be making a lot of heat if using it offroad.

Looks like you have a real rocket on your hands. How about suspension? Main thing is you are happy with the work.

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BTW, my guy doesn't have a website either, maybe one day he'll let me take pictures of his shop. He's always got some mean looking V8 he's building everytime I go in. These little heads are nothing to him Sometimes the best things in life aren't even advertised.

I do feel bad for him though, he is really bored with doing engine machining

Nothing wrong with using a machinist you are happy with. I think I know the shop you are going to in 29 Palms.

It's really easy to get carried away with modifications. FWIW, you can't beat those old XR motors. Proven design.
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:18 PM   #33
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Suspension wise I have CRF forks and an O'hlins custom shock.

I have a XR400 oil cooler but it's on the shelf...
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:15 PM   #34
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Yeah I'm saving up for piddly things like that.

I seen CW has these on his site. Finned valve covers.



Are those worthwhile?? The website says he is not taking orders, I'd love a set of those.
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:17 PM   #35
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Nothing wrong with using a machinist you are happy with. I think I know the shop you are going to in 29 Palms.

It's really easy to get carried away with modifications. FWIW, you can't beat those old XR motors. Proven design.
Like I said, it's for hobby really. I don't plan on ever selling the bike either, because I will never be able to recoup the costs. It'd be cool to have a 50 year old bike on the trails 20 years from now
I'm well aware there are much better bikes out there, but I love everything about the XL. It can keep up with 450 MX bikes no problem, and it doesn't even feel "heavy" to me. Very versatile machine I love it.

The shop is over by the junkyard, IDK which machinist you're thinking of, the kid got shit canned because he sucked. The guy now actually used to own it years ago, but he sold it and started a shop elsewhere and eventually came back to the desert. The owners begged him to come back, so he made them buy his second shop so they can employ him in the first shop
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:48 AM   #36
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Like I said, it's for hobby really. I don't plan on ever selling the bike either, because I will never be able to recoup the costs. It'd be cool to have a 50 year old bike on the trails 20 years from now
I'm well aware there are much better bikes out there, but I love everything about the XL. It can keep up with 450 MX bikes no problem, and it doesn't even feel "heavy" to me. Very versatile machine I love it.
I totally get that. I miss my XL every time I ride my wife's DR350. I had to make room for that e-start bike when she got her license. There is no comparison, even though her bike is 12 years newer.

I used to loved eating up the tricked out CRF450's out in the forest. When they would head for the jumps, though, I'd ride away like I was bored with toying with them.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:24 AM   #37
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Yeah I'm saving up for piddly things like that.

I seen CW has these on his site. Finned valve covers.



Are those worthwhile?? The website says he is not taking orders, I'd love a set of those.
I wouldn't waste effort on those. I don't think they will bring temps down much.

I got the best results from one of these fenders, which allowed a lot more air to flow over the head.



I used an oil temperature dipstick from XRs Only to monitor oil temps.

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