Pig Roast

After sinking my XRL in the San Pedro and toasting the clutch ( Recovering the Pig ) I finally got around to rebuilding it this weekend. Clutch was definitely smoked, 3 of the friction disks looked like my wife's brownies;-) and they all spec'd out at close to half what they should be thickness wise. I threw in the new EBC clutch and heavy duty springs and she was good to go.

While I had it apart and up on the jack, I went ahead and dropped the forks. The fork oil that came out was green and smelled like sewage, &%$#@!????? Nasty stuff. I flushed the forks with ATF a couple of times, let them drain for a couple of hours, then filled them with 20oz of Honda 8-10 wt fork oil. Put all that back together with my RSW fork brace. I also put on my new Maier back fender and Baja Designs LED brake/tail light-at some point on my last ride a nasty loop out smashed the back fender and busted up the light pretty good.

Put it all back together and rode about about an hour. WOW!!! The fork work made a whole new bike--the high speed death wobble is gone, and it tracks incredibly in deep sand now! In fact, the front end feels so good now I'm rethinkin my future project of putting on the CR front end! The new clutch is magnitudes better than the original, should have done that in the beginning. I can also say, I don't miss the extra 10 pounds of tail light crap that used to hang off the back. All in all, I'm pretty happy with the upgrades and new parts. I think I spent a total of maybe 225.00 on everything (clutch, plastic,brace, fluid, oil, gasket), got a lot of bang for the buck!.

I would suggest going through your rear shock as well, to keep things balanced suspension wise.

Its amazing what the little things will do sometimes :thumbsup:

Just wondering how much each fork leg takes 10oz.? When you put the maier fender on did you use the sub frame? Thanx.

20 oz EACH fork. Book called for 19.1, but I wanted to run them a bit stiffer (I'm a big dude).

With the Maier plastic, the best part is you get to toss that section of sub frame! Another lb shaved off the pig.

Honda fills the XR's specially w/ whale snot.

Honda fills the XR's specially w/ whale snot.

I believe it. That may have been the nastiest stuff I have ever seen come out of a mechanical device in my life. I've never even seen a bottle in any bike shop in my life that contained a fluid this shade of green. Friggin' smelled like KimChee.

I believe it. That may have been the nastiest stuff I have ever seen come out of a mechanical device in my life. I've never even seen a bottle in any bike shop in my life that contained a fluid this shade of green. Friggin' smelled like KimChee.

Annyong ha simnikka

ana mikju shushipshiyo?

Annyong ha simnikka

ana mikju shushipshiyo?

Ha! Sorry, don't know a lick of Korean. Russian, Czech, or SC I got your back (though I haven't used them in 10 years and am a bit rusty). Almost any joe that spent more than a decade in the Army knows what Kimchee smells like!

Ha! Sorry, don't know a lick of Korean. Russian, Czech, or SC I got your back (though I haven't used them in 10 years and am a bit rusty). Almost any joe that spent more than a decade in the Army knows what Kimchee smells like!

*lol*

Yes ewbish they do. :thumbsup:

wow that stuff is rank.

I lived in Korea for a couple years & picked up some of the language, but i have since forgotten most of it. :thumbsup:

"I'd rather hunt with Cheney, than fly with Kennedy!"
OR for that mater, DRIVE with Kennedy!
OR for that mater, DRIVE with Kennedy!

*L* good point

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