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Post  Xrsaylor01 on Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:29 am

Mad Frosty wrote:Stickers on curved surfaces can be pain  ....  waiting 

I've learned that the hard way Frustrated As Ringo once said " I've got blisters on me fingers!"

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A bit more tinkering

Post  Xrsaylor01 on Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:31 pm

So I went riding after I installed my Clarke tank, and my bike suddenly quit after about 3 hours of riding. Come to find out the new fuel line I installed (made by motionpro), had collapsed due to the softness of the line and the sharp angle it had to bend.


It didn't look like this after I installed it


I had to buy the fuel line by the foot, so I had a 9 in. piece left over which I used to make a loop so there's no hard bends now. I took the bike for a 45 mile road ride and had no problems with the loop setup.


My handlebar setup this morning before I got my adapter pieces for my handguards


My new setup after installing new grips, and mounting my old handguards. My local Honda shop told me to take and spray spraypaint down in my grips before installing them, and it would help lubricate them and then dry like glue. We'll see. They did slide on fairly easy though.


Bought handguard extensions. They just snap on or off.


Most recent and up to date picture of the pig.
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Post  Mad Frosty on Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:03 pm

The fuell lines do kink when too short and bend in a sharp angle , had the same issue before and used the loop method too  Very Happy 
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Post  Mauser on Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:19 pm

I find the XR's only Solid lines the best there's no inner diameter so the hose never kinks....just wish all bikes had solid lines Suspect 

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Re: Saylor's XR

Post  Mad Frosty on Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:27 pm

Yes me too  crazy 
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Post  Xrsaylor01 on Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:50 am

Mad Frosty wrote:The fuell lines do kink when too short and bend in a sharp angle , had the same issue before  and used the loop method too  Very Happy 

Great minds think alike. I guess that's why I like this forum so much.
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Fade to black

Post  Xrsaylor01 on Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:59 am


I've got tired of waiting on xrs only to send my black radiator shrouds ( called today and they told me it could be another 20-30 days)  beat head  , so I'm slowly going to change out my plastic. May change the rear fender next week.


I still need to wire the headlight, it's just mounted for pictures.
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Post  sean-0 on Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:58 am

So you dont run a fuel filter? you can buy a fuel filter for around 2 bucks that has a 90 deg turn in it so no need to loop your fuel line nor have a kink , and you get to filter your fuel , 2 birds 1 stone  banana 
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Post  Xrsaylor01 on Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:38 am

Sean-o that's actually a great suggestion. I had no idea they made a bent filter. I will definitely have to get one.  2 thumbs 
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Post  sean-0 on Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:50 am

this is what im talking about , most bike shops should carry them , make sure you get a few and carry 1 in your kit
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SUZUKI-ATV-DIRT-BIKE-CLEAR-INLINE-GAS-RightAngle-FUEL-FILTER-1-4-6mm-7mm-ENGINE-/271242758074?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f275407ba


these are the 1's i use i get them local to me , they dont last forever but they work well
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Visu-In-Line-Fuel-Filter-90-Small-Snowmobile-Motorcycle-Dirt-Bike-Atv-Utv-Quad-/390378462425?pt=Motors_ATV_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5ae45e9cd9


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Post  Mad Frosty on Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:22 pm

I used to have the visu L shaped fuel filter installed on the old carb , it was very tight fit so i have looped it and it was mucho better .  BRP smile 
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More black...

Post  Xrsaylor01 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:18 pm

Had some extra time today, thought it would be good to use it to work on my bike.


Start of the fender replacement.


Out with the old, in with the new.


Nice time to clean some hard to reach places.


Fender mounted, just need to make holes for brake light wires.


Unfortunately the UFO fender looks nothing like this  Rolling Eyes


Made a sweet template for the wire grommet  naughty 


Pretty nice cut for a pocket knife...


I feel pretty good about the outcome.  Very Happy 


Underneath view before I ran the brake light wires.


Going back together. Overall I'm pleased with the fitment.


Back in one piece again. BRP smile 


Had to mount my tool pouch.
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Post  Xrsaylor01 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:31 pm

So now I need to get my rear in gear and modify my seat. I've got a tall black gripper cover I plan on using after I add some foam and reshape it. Hopefully I can make the seat more comfortable, I mean I can't make it any worse right?

Just an unrelated question, I've noticed that the rear shock springs on some of the bikes are red, and others are yellow. What's the difference?
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Post  Mauser on Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:33 pm

We spray them different colours (colors) for show but I guess some might have different stiffness rating ?
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Post  Mad Frosty on Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:40 pm

Xrsaylor01 wrote:So now I need to get my rear in gear and modify my seat. I've got a tall black gripper cover I plan on using after I add some foam and reshape it. Hopefully I can make the seat more comfortable,  I mean I can't make it any worse right?

Just an unrelated question, I've noticed that the rear shock springs on some of the bikes are red, and others are yellow. What's the difference?

You can only make the seat better as they are as bad as it gets  BRP smile 
, my spring is black because its the eibach one to make the bike ride like a crosser  rider 
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Post  Xrsaylor01 on Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:15 am

@ Mauser, I kinda figured that was the case. I assume yellow is stock. I guess when I pull the forks and shock out this winter to do a rebuild, I'll probably spray mine red.

@ Mad frosty, you're absolutely right about the seat. I'm looking forward to doing the seat modification, I have high expectations that it'll be better. Worst case scenario I'll have a new seat cover.  Very Happy 
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Post  sean-0 on Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:57 am

i suggest the spray the shock is taking the piss  asking for it
when you get your suspension built to suit you more than likely your spring rate will change as there set up for a 75 kg jap rider ... so in turn your spring may change color  naughty 

mine also is black i needed a harder rear spring rate to get what i wanted from the bike

may i suggest you fit the oil sight tube to your bike , along with suspension those are the first mods you should do  Smile 
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Post  Xrsaylor01 on Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:16 pm

Sean-o good call on the shock spring, I looked up the borynack page and for my weight I'm going to have to get a stiffer spring rate. It looks like the eibach springs on precision concepts are black, so that'll save me a couple bucks from not having to spray it.  naughty 
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Post  Xrsaylor01 on Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:49 am


Just got a sweet deal on eBay for this LED light I'm going to modify to fit in my head light bezel. 2160 lumens should be a great improvement over stock. Plus it only draws 21 watts.  Very Happy
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Post  Mauser on Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:14 am

Looks good if you drive at night....should give about 150W in normal values  nice  we expect a full and detailed installation write up with pictures listen up

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Post  Mad Frosty on Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:22 am

Xrsaylor01 wrote:
Just got a sweet deal on eBay for this LED light I'm going to modify to fit in my head light bezel. 2160 lumens should be a great improvement over stock. Plus it only draws 21 watts.  Very Happy

I was eying some of the BD LED's for a while , they are deffo on my "to do" list . nice 
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Post  Xrsaylor01 on Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:10 pm

Yeah I couldn't pass it up, they sell for $175 on BD website and the guy on eBay had it listed for $150. I offered him $125 and he took it!  banana And it's supposed to be NIB.  I just wonder if there's a way to wire it where only one side lights for low beam and both for high?
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Post  Mauser on Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:31 pm

Would have thought so, there only bulbs @ the end of the day....find us a wiring diagram for the kit and post it up.

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Post  Xrsaylor01 on Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:02 am




http://www.lights.skenedesign.com/IQ_175.shtml
Found this link on advrider, guess I just need to pay $50-60 bucks and problem solved.
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Post  Mad Frosty on Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:39 am

I have got my hands on a prototype high power LED stripe , there are two problems with it , first it uses 24volts not 12  second its too big ( long ) for the xr so i would have to modify it  to fit and that will require some surgical precision , or i just use it as a bedside light  BRP smile


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Post  Mauser on Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:54 pm

Looks like they wire the lamps same as the horn, switching the negative of the lamp to turn it on or off and always have +12volts feed to the bulbs....

The intelligent controller I think just reduce the power to provide a lower supply to the lamps not sure about the white wire they call optional customer supplied toggle bit ?....
Must be some fancy controller as a lot of LED's are not dimmable...talking about dimms how you doing Froooty  BRP smile BRP smile BRP smile BRP smile BRP smile 

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