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donnyh

Newbe here-with a new BRP

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After lurking on and off here for a couple of years, I finally stepped up to the plate and bought a thumper, a new (2007) 650L, it's the first brand new vehicle I've ever bought, so I'm pretty stoked.

I had another thumper some years back, a 89 Yamaha XT600, it was a great bike, I hated to sell it but I knew even then there was a big red pig in my future.

I've had it almost 2 weeks now, and I haven't gone and got my license yet, or done any mods to it, because I can't quit riding the thing! What a blast!

I have a twisty canyon through national forest that starts a couple of miles from here, and I have spent every spare minute running up and down that canyon, it's great to get back on a motorcycle after a few years away, and it's fun running the canyon, even with a poor suspension setup, backfires galore, and the deathwings.

So in the next few days I will go over and get my license, so I can start modding the bike, I want to get the licensing thing done first.

So I have this pile of parts staring me in the face, with more on the way:

Supertrapp IDS2

Edelbrock carb

Clarke 4.7 (natural color)

sprockets: 14 and 48tooth

smog kit

Uni filter

magnetic drain plug (engine only so far)

oil temp dip stick

Maier rear fender and taillight, XR400 front fender (in white, I'm going white here boys, building me a BWP)

Utahmoto skid plate

Works Connection frame guards

IMS Pro pegs, and I'm considering their folding shifter

RSW fork brace

RSW upper triple clamp

ProTaper CR HiBend bars

UFO brush guards

Arai XD helmet

I have a lot (A LOT) of work to do.

So, hello all you Thumpertalk guys, I'm so happy to be here.:crazy:

Hey Utah guys!

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Welcome...

BTW, if you're planning on doing a lot of dirt riding, especially in soft sand, a steering damper is one of the best investments you can make - since you're already puttin a lot of $$ into the bike...

(I learned this by eating sand...)

anyway, enjoy the ride!!

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Holy cow, man. When you pull the trigger, you really pull the trigger! You're taking no prisoners.

Congrats on your brand new ride. Nothing better than a new bike in the garage. The L is a sweet bike. Huffa2 let me put a tankfull of gas through his last month. I was really impressed.

Ride safe and enjoy.

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congrats, my favorite mods on mine are the crf450 and xr 400 fenders , the battery relocation(gets rid of batt. box) and fcr 41 pumper carb/e2 slip on.

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The SuperTrapp will probably be really loud. I had one several years ago and it was as loud as a single-lunged, straight-piped Harley. No kidding. It hurt to be near that thing when it was idleing.

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Thanks for the welcome, folks.

BTW, if you're planning on doing a lot of dirt riding, especially in soft sand, a steering damper is one of the best investments you can make

I'm very interested in a damper, although I am confused on the different mounting methods, especially with aftermarket triples.

oversized front rotor and suspension re-valve/re-spring are the best things that I like most on mine!

I am trying to decide if I want to send out the suspension parts, or buy gold valves/springs and try to figure it out myself. I've never had forks apart before, I will probably send them out. Bigger rotor? Does that require different forks?

my favorite mods on mine are the crf450 and xr 400 fenders , the battery relocation(gets rid of batt. box)

I'm not gonna miss those stock fenders, and I need to learn more about the battery relocation.

The SuperTrapp will probably be really loud

That's what I like about adding and removing discs with the Supertrapp, I can

make it as loud or quiet as I want.

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donnyh, here is my post on doing the relo. very simple and worth the weight loss. it also handles better IMHO cuz the battery is lower and more center.

you will have a little trouble using a pod filter on the stock cv carb, which is why i picked a fcr 41 pumper, night and day! pm me with any questions.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=491086&highlight=pig+battery+relocation

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Here's a thought - and I'm sure I'm in the minority, but what the heck:

Don't mod anything in the "performance" category. :crazy:

Not yet, anyway. You just got the thing, and look how much fun you're having, stock bits and all. If you do everything immediately, you won't have a baseline for comparison and you won't be able to fully, truly appreciate the difference that each mod makes.

Change some cosmetics first (plastics and guards) and put in the magnetic plug and temp dipstick. Ride it for a fair bit to get used to it, then pick one mod. Personally, I'd vote for the suspension. Ride the piss out of it for a month, then do the next mod - probably the carb and pipe. Ride some more and then pick another mod.

It's like having your steak dinner on the table, along with a bunch of desserts. The longer you wait to have the desserts, the better they'll taste, and why mix the flavors?

I'm just sayin'... :D

:applause:

where did you get a front oversized rotor kit?

I went with an EBC kit, but there are others. Check the SuperMoto forum for more info.

Bigger rotor? Does that require different forks?

Nope, just a relocator bracket for the caliper. You can get one as part of a kit or by itself. If you're handy in a machine shop, you can probably make your own.

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Don't mod anything in the "performance" category.

I hear what you're saying with all that, and it does make sense to wait, especial to a new rider, but having had an uncorked thumper in the past, I have a good idea what I'm missing, and I want it because I want it, ya know what I'm saying?

And the motor mods are kind of all one deal to me, airbox mods mean jetwork, same with exhaust mods, it's easier to do the airbox-exhaust at the same time, then get the jetting straightened out.

At least that is the path I was on, but before I spent money on jets/Dynajet I realized the Edelbrock might be the right carb for my application (sea level to 11k'), so instead of spending to improve the stock carb, I just got the other, and if I'm gonna mess with the carb, that's a good time to ace the smog stuff.

So there I am, all at once, airbox-carb-pipe-smog, but then, I'm done with the motor, I'm doing just the external stuff, I won't tear into the motor until I have to, many miles from here, I hope.

I am totally gonna look into that front rotor, more brakes is always a great thing, thinking along those lines, I'm about to order braided steel lines from rmatv.

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I hear what you're saying with all that, and it does make sense to wait, especial to a new rider, but having had an uncorked thumper in the past, I have a good idea what I'm missing, and I want it because I want it, ya know what I'm saying?

Oh, man - do I know! :crazy:

Have a great time with the bike. :D

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Have a great time with the bike. :D

Roger that!:crazy:

(First attempt at pics here)

Canyon road=fun, here's a look at my local spot, 10 miles of pavement leads to 100s of miles of forestry roads and single track trails...

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Taking a break, notice the cow trail, they are the biggest hazard up here right now.

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Checking out this beaver pond, I saw a bunch of trout, I need a pocket fisherman or something for dual sport fishing.

beaverpond030Small.jpg

Doing a little target shooting, here's a look at the 07 "bold new graphics".

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Thanks for sharing your pics, makes me want to go riding right now! Congrats on the new bike.

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IDK how much off roading you plan on doing- quite a bit I assume for adding all that protective stuff, Then new tires will do you alot of good, alot more than some of those other parts IMO. Unless you want to keep the stock tire and plan on dumping it alot then youll need that protective stuff :crazy:

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Here's a thought - and I'm sure I'm in the minority, but what the heck:

Don't mod anything in the "performance" category. :D

Not yet, anyway. You just got the thing, and look how much fun you're having, stock bits and all. If you do everything immediately, you won't have a baseline for comparison and you won't be able to fully, truly appreciate the difference that each mod makes.

Change some cosmetics first (plastics and guards) and put in the magnetic plug and temp dipstick. Ride it for a fair bit to get used to it, then pick one mod. Personally, I'd vote for the suspension. Ride the piss out of it for a month, then do the next mod - probably the carb and pipe. Ride some more and then pick another mod.

It's like having your steak dinner on the table, along with a bunch of desserts. The longer you wait to have the desserts, the better they'll taste, and why mix the flavors?

I'm just sayin'... :applause:

:bonk:

I went with an EBC kit, but there are others. Check the SuperMoto forum for more info.

Nope, just a relocator bracket for the caliper. You can get one as part of a kit or by itself. If you're handy in a machine shop, you can probably make your own.

you make a good point. this is exactly how i did it and each mod was like getting a new bike if spaced out.:crazy:

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