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SaddleSoar

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About SaddleSoar

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    Texas
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    Bikes and Cutting Horses
  1. SaddleSoar

    Stock CRF Plastic

    9teen7d2 and everyone else thanks for the links and the suggestions. The package deal looks good wish they werent so “commercial”. Wish they had some for a girl.
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    Stock CRF Plastic

    Just bought a real nice 2007 CRF50 for my little girl. The plastic is pretty beat up and I would like to refresh. I know she is going to do her own beating, but she is MY princess and she wants it to look better. With all the stunt riders and pit sites—would think I could find some stock stuff—not much luck so far. NO SKULLS or crazy stuff. All the after market stuff seems to be half as thick and then you still have to get graphics. Any thought or sources for some of the take off stuff that the stunters do, any other suggestions that are NOT going to cost me $150....tried fleabay, what a waste.
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    Black Plastics

    I think that the Bulldog is the key. Its the same stuff that auto guys use to do bumpers and plastic parts. If I had it to do all over—I wouldn’t, but I am a self-proclaimed perfectionist. I would give it all to my auto buddy guy and let him do it, no matter the cost. If I had to estimate all the times I had to sand and wet sand and the times the pieces fell off of where they were drying and redoing, I would say 40-60 hours with sanding and coating maybe more if you ask my wife and kids...
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    Black Plastics

    More work than I will ever do again... 1 coat Bulldog adhesive binder for plastic (bumpers), 2-3 coats auto primer, 2 coats of Duplicolor enamel, and at least 3 coats of Rustolem. All coats were wet-sanded or sanded and let cure for a couple of days.
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    Valve tapping?

    I have this issue as well. I am used to old BMWs so this has been quite a change. It was very helpful to know not to go over the mark at all and come back. I think I did that as well...
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    What happens to all the OEM carbs?

    Thanks for the nice thought, dont see much of that...
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    What happens to all the OEM carbs?

    yea, I know I am strange—just dont have the time, effort or money between 3 kids and all that to do any more mods than I can afford (which is none). Thanks though, that makes sense...
  8. So I have an XR650L that still is smoking. Some thread suggest that might be a crack in the carb somewhere. When someone upgrade to an Edelbrock or such—what do you do with your old carbs. Have looked on ebay (which I dont like) and dont see any. Thanks.
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    Still smoking after newish topend, HELP!

    Sorry, sorry, yet again. Its an L. Did the hone myself (well a buddy did it) have only about 50 miles on the rebuild, should I give it some more time? Doesnt seem to have gone through any oil yet...
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    Still smoking after newish topend, HELP!

    Have not even cleaned the carbs or looked at the jets. Run in first? Yes when I take off... Air filter seems clean and not oily.
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    Still smoking after newish topend, HELP!

    Yes, guides and seals. Sorry. Valves do sound a bit loose—I am an old BMW guy some loose valves are happy valves to me...
  12. Ok, bought this ugly bike and have spent several hundred hours making it look good and many several hundred dollars on new and worn out parts. Bike has 10,800 miles. I have put about 1,000 mile on it. 50 on the re-build This is what I did mechanically: • New rings (piston was in great shape and measured out good) • Honed the cylinder • Lapped the valves and cleaned the heads really good getting any carbon off • Replaced valve guides • Replaced 2 rocker arms • Replaced head exhaust crush washers and studs • Replaced muffler what looks like almost a new take-off • Replaced breather tube from crankcase to airbox, cleaned filter • Changed oil and filter This is what it still does: • On start up (cold) very little to no white or light gray smoke. • Runs down the road at full throttle and has all the power I need, maybe a small amount of smoke. • Come off the throttle and looks like I am fogging for the county mosquito control, its bad and its almost white • Once its warm it smokes a bit more than it did at start up. Questions: • If it was oil going past the piston wouldn’t the smoke be dark in color? • Could it be carb? • Airfilter? • Muffler? • Would going and finding the anti-smog stuff and putting it back on help?
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    klx110 sliping when kicking over

    mine hooks up the very first kick and than is as free as bird if I try to kick it after that, until somehow magically engages again. Its more of an annoyance than a mechanical failure. Doesn’t seem right though.
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    klx110 sliping when kicking over

    I just posted pretty much the same question a couple of weeks ago. Didn’t get any response. My catches the first kick and than after about 20 revolutions. Have not taken mine apart, seems to be a common problem. Maybe call the local shop and ask their advise. My local Kawasaki shop is MUCH more helpful when it comes to asking advise than the Honda shop.
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    any tips on kickstarting a 650 when its really hot

    buying it from a Honda mechanic would be my first red flag. LOL:rant:
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