I just stumbled on this - a lot of good info.
Posted August 09, 2006 - 01:49 PM
Posted August 10, 2006 - 07:56 AM
Bwuha-ha-ha-ha. Me and this guy have to ride. It'll probably kill us both, but the pics would be awesome!
Posted August 11, 2006 - 04:21 PM
* Kawasaki mirrors – Yes, from a KLR 250. They are good tough mirrors and they stay put.
* 4 gallon fuel tank – The stock tank is too small and too heavy, period. Sell it on EBAY.
* Corbin seat – Their stock XR seat is great, but I suggest ordering the extra-soft Corbin version.
* Moose saddle bag – because you cannot get a video rental into the old vinyl bag.
* Moose engine guard – Because the stock frame guard does nothing against rocks.
* White Brother’s power up kit, and cam for a 20 bhp boost.
* Smog pump block-off kit – illegal and immoral in most states, 10 bhp boost
* K&N air filter – the stock one is fine, but not great. 1 to 2 bhp boost
* Any high performance chain – the stock one stretches too much
* Dynojet jet kit – 1 to 10 bhp boost
* Extra carburetor jets
* Extra metric screws and bolts
* Elmer’s wood glue – because I am cheap
* Any thread-lock like product (blue) – for carburetor applications
* A thin piece of aluminum sheet metal flashing – for the clutch lever rattle
* Some extra fuel line, clips, and extra mini fuel filter.
* Custom bar grips, because I like the skin on my hands to stay there
* Bar pad – Because I have been over the bars about a dozen times now.
20hp from a power up kit.....god damn, wish i woulda got them when i still had mine....
and the tools.....
Most of the tools you need can be found at Home Depot or Lowes. I did not use any really special tools to work on my bike. Here are a few of my favorites:
* Duct Tape
* Wire ties – nylon or plastic
* Wood glue, yes, Elmer’s
* Mini metric wrenches set
* Mini pliars set
* Hex key set for socket wrenches
* Torque wrenches – I have three, but I would like to have four
* Common chain breaker – use a wire tie to install high performance o-ring links.
dont think ive ever used a q-tip on a bike or car or anything but an ear before......
ooooh and one last thing
Look! I sliced off the front fender because it wobbled at 90 MPH. I chopped off the rear reflector because it will not stop a 16 year-old girl from inserting her dad’s VW into your airbox.
Posted August 11, 2006 - 04:39 PM
Posted September 02, 2006 - 11:23 PM
"There is nothing you cannot do with a little Elmer’s glue, but be sure to ask your mechanic what chemicals are appropriate for the part you are working on. Here are some useful chemicals:"
"...Chain wax – Tastey"
-&%$#@!??? ooks like this guy tasted a bit too much of it.
"Now, there are a bunch of others, but let us not get over our heads here."
-for this guy, breathing might just be 'over his head'
"Bar pad – Because I have been over the bars about a dozen times now. "
-getting out of the parking lot can be a bitch sometimes, huh pal?
Posted September 03, 2006 - 06:25 AM
This dudes a joke ! 10hp from removing smog...ha ha ha
that alone shows hes full of crap...what a dingleberry
I would love to ride with him and show him the backside of my terraflex !!!!
Posted September 03, 2006 - 01:23 PM
Posted August 05, 2009 - 06:27 PM
Posted August 05, 2009 - 06:39 PM
I did not build the motor. The top end was built in a race shop. The rest of it was built pretty much as it was described. The bike has an estimated top speed of about 130. I only had the nerve to get the bike up over 100 a few times as the bike is quite stable, but too tall for this speed. I still jump the bike regularly on the original suspension. I only occasionally tighten the spokes and change the tires and oil. I think that says it all.
If you want to know how to build one, write me. I have lots of good ideas that will send you in the right direction. I have put a lot of effort into three of these bikes. Each one was sure to be better than the last.
I have a few bike building skills, or at least my friends think so.
Posted August 05, 2009 - 08:04 PM
Posted August 05, 2009 - 08:44 PM
I built the bike personally. It exists with nearly 20,000 miles on the OD.
What bike are you talking about? I don't see a site...I don't believe a bike even exist?
Posted August 06, 2009 - 09:20 AM
The bike has an estimated top speed of about 130.
Posted August 07, 2009 - 05:57 PM
A local policeman who rides a Ducati took it for a spin one day and came back with a huge smile. I asked him how fast did he go. He said it pulled hard all the way to 80 before he shut it down. I asked him if he had another gear to go, and he nodded, so I guess that was a yes.
The RPM power range is somewhere up around 9000 so, you can pull and pull unlike the stock motor. There is a also a major low and high end change here.
The bike will idle up hills and accelerate. I remember the stock motor stalling under these conditions. So I would say whatever I did to the bike, it worked.
Give me a moment and I will show you the bike.
Posted August 07, 2009 - 06:20 PM
93 xr650l Restoration Project by Zigster
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Engine Loping/Sputtering by tcaldwell
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