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Post  R056rx on Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:38 pm

Finally got the bike back together and running. Sqeaky clean carburettor and jets. New float valve and 68s pilot jet. New chain and sprokets, (15, 45) new tyres, new XRs only thermostat, magnetic drain bolts and XRs only case saver. Brakes serviced and everything else cleaned and cleaned again.

Was a pig to start having altered too much at once in the carb, but now runs like a dream. No popping on decel, and ticks over nicely.

Now need to prepare for a one week jaunt to the pyrenees next month.

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Re: Running at last

Post  Mad Frosty on Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:28 pm

Get some good rubber for the trip  Bananatool
What type of tyres you have on it now ?
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Post  R056rx on Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:20 am

Frosty, I've put on Continental TKCs. I wanted a bit of off road capability but still have some performance on the tarmac.

Tried them out today. I'm liking the new gearing (13/48 before). The tyres seem great at low speeds, but on the dual carriageway at above about 65-70 mph the front becomes very vague and almost begins to weave. I don't know if this is normal for an XR, but I've come from a big sports bike so to me it feels strange. Maybe I just need to adjust my expectations!  Very Happy

In France I've got a day of dull autoroute driving to get down to the interesting stuff, so I'll just have to take it steady.

Can anyone tell me what, if anything, I can expect to feel different by having the 68s pilot instead of the 65s??
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Post  R056rx on Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:31 am

Just testing my first photo upload....




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Re: Running at last

Post  Zoro on Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:46 pm

Looks good, I'm running the same pipe except I have the Powerbomb header also.
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Re: Running at last

Post  Mad Frosty on Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:32 pm

Bike looks great  nice 
Does your exhaust can rub against the indicator holder ? mine does , dont get me wrong i like the FMF system as its OK for the money but its designed for the US version which has no indicators  shrug 
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Post  Mauser on Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:37 pm

Mad Frosty wrote:Bike looks great  nice 
Does your exhaust can rub against the indicator holder ?  mine does , dont get me wrong i like the FMF system as its OK for the money  but its designed for the US version which has no indicators  shrug 

All proper XR's don't have indicators Fruityness  Bump 

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Post  R056rx on Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:14 pm

Mauser! Next you'll be saying proper XRs don't have holes in the air box, 175 main jets or speedometers!  Frustrated

The indicator does touch the exhaust, but it doesn't seem any worse for wear. I'll have to keep an eye on it now. If I see flames in the rear view mirror I'll remember this post! dummy  

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Re: Running at last

Post  Zoro on Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:28 pm

My exhaust sits about 10mm below the indicator bracket, I must be lucky

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Post  Mad Frosty on Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:41 pm

Nothing to do with luck , just with what exhaust system you have - how was it bend , the FMF system its the only one that sits so high , it looks cool and you can enter deeper water but it touches the bracket on non US bikes .
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Re: Running at last

Post  Zoro on Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:55 am

Best thing is its LOUD, love it.

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