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how does a bad petcock filter screen cause the carb to overflow?
By not "screening" the grit that comes with gas sometimes. Without an inline filter the grit was continuously passed thru to the carb.

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Ha...thanks, i guess :foul:

oh yeah one more thing...SB has 4 colleges, so this town is littered with tons of little hotties (that love guys on motorcycles):ride:

:ride::thumbsup::banghead::worthy:

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By not "screening" the grit that comes with gas sometimes. Without an inline filter the grit was continuously passed thru to the carb.

ohh, so the float was stuck again, like we said to check, got it

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Put on new Zeta brush guards and the xr's only tail rack, then went for a ride:

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Looks like an awesome ride! If I ever get out to Cali., I'm lookin you up, sbsurfer!! I've been there once but it was only to switch flights at the airport so that really doesn't count. It's on my list of "places to ride". :ride:

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I bought one......a street legal 02 XR400 that has been sitting in my friend's garage for the past 9 years. :ride:

After a 3 year hiatus from riding, I figured that a plated XR was the best fit for my riding needs. Reliable, low maintenance and very capable relative to my skill level and risk threshold. I want/need a wash-and-ride bike.

This is full circle for me. An xr400 was my first bike more than 10 years ago. Then I went thru a bunch of KTMs and a Husky TE.

I'm now firmly in the less is more camp in terms of fun and ease of ownership. My focus is on longer dual sporting and exploration, not hammering technical trails or speed.

SB, once I get the new XR setup, I'd like to check out some of those areas for a ride. I'm in in SB often and have ridden the MTB all over that area. Very cool to be able to hit up this stuff only minutes from a crowded city.

R

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I received some of my parts for my "Airtime HID" upgrade from BajaDesigns yesterday. :ride:

:banghead:

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Then I installed the freshly rewound stator from BajaDesigns... Can you spot my error in the photo that made me pull it back off to correct, after it was full of oil and running. :worthy:

:foul:

The petcock would not fit through the hole provided so I had to drill it out to 0.500". Then of course the recess for the rubber gasket was not uniform and was too deep. This caused a little gas drip.:lol: So...I went to my trusty bag of O-rings and came up with a good fit.:ride:

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So, getting my ride ready for http://Cancer-RideForLife.com is starting to make a new look. Still have to put on the new tires (4 of them) and the HID headlight when it arrives. Meanwhile I got 13.81 volts DC (at idle) running up to the handlebars.

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Did you have the re wind for 2 outputs or a single?

Always dig seeing pics with install notes. Looks like a nice clean set up. Hopefully by next spring, I can semi-retire my XR to an easy life of dual sporting around home and pick up sumthin with a little more pepper for trails and possibly an enduro or 2. Good info for when I add battery and signals to the 4 honey! :ride:

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Perc82. thanks for the notes and pics of the install, always appreciate seeing stuff like that. very informative!

I bought one......a street legal 02 XR400 that has been sitting in my friend's garage for the past 9 years. :ride:

After a 3 year hiatus from riding, I figured that a plated XR was the best fit for my riding needs. Reliable, low maintenance and very capable relative to my skill level and risk threshold. I want/need a wash-and-ride bike.

This is full circle for me. An xr400 was my first bike more than 10 years ago. Then I went thru a bunch of KTMs and a Husky TE.

I'm now firmly in the less is more camp in terms of fun and ease of ownership. My focus is on longer dual sporting and exploration, not hammering technical trails or speed.

SB, once I get the new XR setup, I'd like to check out some of those areas for a ride. I'm in in SB often and have ridden the MTB all over that area. Very cool to be able to hit up this stuff only minutes from a crowded city.

R

for sure hit me up anytime for a ride if you are in SB. if it's a dirt ride i need a days notice to switch from the supermoto setup the bike is normally in for "commuting" around town. call anytime eight zero 5 - seven 0 five - zero 2 ate nine -Mark

where in CA are you? if you need help bringing the bike back to life gimme a call..."My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it"

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I bought one......a street legal 02 XR400 that has been sitting in my friend's garage for the past 9 years. :banghead:

After a 3 year hiatus from riding, I figured that a plated XR was the best fit for my riding needs. Reliable, low maintenance and very capable relative to my skill level and risk threshold. I want/need a wash-and-ride bike.

This is full circle for me. An xr400 was my first bike more than 10 years ago. Then I went thru a bunch of KTMs and a Husky TE.

I'm now firmly in the less is more camp in terms of fun and ease of ownership. My focus is on longer dual sporting and exploration, not hammering technical trails or speed.

SB, once I get the new XR setup, I'd like to check out some of those areas for a ride. I'm in in SB often and have ridden the MTB all over that area. Very cool to be able to hit up this stuff only minutes from a crowded city.

R

:ride:

Cant go wrong with an XR. I will never sell mine, I've had it 5 years now and it's never let me down. It's not great at any 1 thing but it still can do everything well. "Wash and ride",,, even washing it is optional! The muck will dry up and fall off eventually! :worthy:

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Did you have the re wind for 2 outputs or a single?

It has two out puts. BajaDesigns removes the winding from the four poles that factory uses for AC lighting and leaves the two poles wound for the ignition alone.

They wind five poles to connect to the factory wiring harness. Then they wind five poles on a separate pair of white wires for you to connect to a new voltage rectifier/regulator for a DC voltage line.

So when you plug the wiring harness back into your bike, everything is still the same (All AC power to everything). Except now you also have another set of wires to run a whole new set up on DC.:ride:

Perc

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Perc82. thanks for the notes and pics of the install, always appreciate seeing stuff like that. very informative!

for sure hit me up anytime for a ride if you are in SB. if it's a dirt ride i need a days notice to switch from the supermoto setup the bike is normally in for "commuting" around town. call anytime eight zero 5 - seven 0 five - zero 2 ate nine -Mark

where in CA are you? if you need help bringing the bike back to life gimme a call..."My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it"

Thanks Mark,

I'm in pasadena, but come up to visit SB often. The front range MTB trails are outstanding, but I'd like to explore the area on a dualsport too. I won't actually take possession of the bike for a couple months, but will get in touch when it is ride ready. Going to have ESP do a few things to it first. :ride:

Rob

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Finished my forks! :ride: New seals, fresh oil, cleaned and revalved. I also built a homemade bike stand. Figure I am going to need it as I plan on getting things back to resembling a bike.

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Well, I didnt make it, my farther inlaw machined me a new rear brake clevis for my CRF rear master cylinder. Was going to whip one out and was short on time and had asked him if he could start on it for me.............thinking I would finish it, he ended up finishing it for me. Maybe now I will have rear brakes when I go riding.

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washed for tomorrow's engine inspection, will disassemble the head cover to find out what causes a sound thats driving me nuts, and I guess if is not the head will continue down the head and so on, wish me good luck??

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