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  1. calgaryfiddy

    New Mods...Too much black ?

    Which oversized tank do you have ? I understand that the imf one is a little different fit than the clarke tank. The handguards are from powermadd. They are the star series handguards. I bought the Handwrap as well which makes it a closed loop system and full protection, with the handwrap on the mirrors do not vibrate at all, even at highway speeds. They are convex so your can see people in your blind spot, the cars are a lot closer than they appear but they are still very good. I basically use them to tell me how long of a blind spot check i need to make, if that makes sense. I did toss the bike over once the first night i had the handguards on with the wraps as well, i was fooling around in a parking lot, slid the back end into a corner and then highsided it from a pretty slow speed. The mirror just flexed in and scraped a little, it popped right back into position afterwards. I'm really impressed overall with the whole system. Heres a few complete pics of the handwraps installed.
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    New Mods...Too much black ?

    I'm pretty sure its an acerbis supermoto front fender. I do have a black rear fender, i just didn't want to cut it up to mount the taillight incase i didn't like how it looked. I will cut up the black fender though, that taillight is on there to stay. I am going to order my graphics and maybe put a sticker or two on the front, but honestly i'm still working on getting the parts on there that i want, looks don't get ya home.
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    New Mods...Too much black ?

    Do a search on here or at supermotojunkie.com, kubiak is the guy who does the best step by step. Fortunately for me the back was already done when i bought it, it needs the most machine work. The front (which i have not done yet...still looking for a wheel) just needs the castings knocked back to the face of the bearing, then sleeves to step the 20mm bearing down to the 17mm xr shaft. These sleeves can be integrated into spacers as well. Then figure out a mounting bracket for the caliper. I need to get the rear wheel refinished, lots of nicks on it. I'll do that this winter, same time as the wheel mod, provided i can find and F3 wheel, they look better because the disc mounting flange is much smaller than an F2, since you only use a single sided rotor on the xr.
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    New Mods...Too much black ?

    Heres some recent pics with the new handguards, mirrors (have yet to install bark buster/hand wrap) i have to modify the clutch lever first, its a big long GSXR600 lever. The new rage headlight, vapor computer. On the head on shot i think there is too much black. I need some sort of red striping or stickers on the fender maybe. Kind of like the DRZ400SM. Whaddya think ?? Oh yea thats its parking spot, locked to the gas meter !!
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    Renthal or Rocky Mtn...rant warning!!

    Mine say CR HIGH right on the bar between the mounts.
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    Any Supermoto's in Calgary...

    Hey everyone...i've got my XR650R all ready to go, made my own mods since the last owner did all the tough work like plating it and putting on a light kit, all i had to do was CHANGE EVERYTHING to my liking. Just need some good graphics and a cast front wheel. But its ready to ride... Who has a supermoto in Calgary ? I live in the NW, if you have one lets go for a rip. Jason
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    bike ate my pencil!

    Pick the bike up, turn it upside down and shake it around a bit. Seriously though thats sucks...try to get one of the "pincher picker upper tools" know the one i'm talking about, you squeeze the handle and the three little prongs stick out. That tool has saved me a lot at work. (apprentice auto tech) Other than that i dont have any suggestions, agh...big bore kit while the head is off ??
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    I'm confused...high output stator

    So you can use more wattage than the stator is rated for ?? A 110 bulb would need 110 watts. So is your light just slightly dim ? I'll get a split output stator. But again will i have to rewire the system. Right now everything runs off of the single output of the stock stator. So when i plug in the new one i have to hard wire one side to the stock harness to run the the existing signals/brake/tail that are on there now. Then separately hard wire the 2nd output through a regulator/rectifier to the high beams ??
  9. Ok i'm a little lost here. I bought Rage headlight, going to run 2 - 50w halogens and 2 - 25w halogens. So i need 150 watts to power it up on high beam, plus my front filament type signals and my led integrated tail/brake/signal light. So do i get a 200w stator ?? Or a dual 100w stator, is it a simple connection pop the old one out unplug connector, plug in factory type connector from high output stator and be done with it ?? Do i need a separate regulator/rectifier for the 2nd 100w output ?? What do i need to do to run my setup ?
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    My 2002 R1 Taillight mod - Xr650R

    I got mine locally, they list for $105 CDN, but i got 10% off that. I wanted it right away, they had it to me the next day. Wiring is easy, foolproof actually, an LED is a diode so you can't screw it up by wiring it backwards. Check the width of your fender...the unit is 7.25" wide, thats why i had to bob the rear fender...find out where and how it will sit on the fender before you buy it. Some race tracks say your rear fender has to extend past the rear axle to pass tech, so don't bob it too much. Again stick with Clear Alternatives...they build a nice bright unit. There is one on ebay right now at about $25 bucks... see if you can get that one cheap. You can also buy direct from Clear Alternatives but it costs more, but they give you some sort of guarantee.
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    anyone have a rear shock? xr650r?

    Why do you need a shock ?? Mine has lost all its dampening, i can rock it 6 inches with just the push of my hand. A new shock from Honda - 700 bucks...my mistake...this is my first motorcycle...the rear shock is serviceable...$200 for a complete rebuild and revalve for supermoto.
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    My 2002 R1 Taillight mod - Xr650R

    I just went for a sunset/dusk/night ride. I love it so much. The headlight does still pulse a little with the signals on but they are much brighter. The taillight does not pulse as noticeably, if at all. And i can have a signal light, the high beam and brakes on and they still flash the same rate and the same brightness. New headlight, bars, and add ons for the handguards should be here this week. I'm so impressed with the led's i may get the LED signal kit that fits on the ZETA handguards and put them on my powermadds. Maybe a winter project...this running "no project" bike has had enough improvements for a season, let alone my 3 week ownership.
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    My 2002 R1 Taillight mod - Xr650R

    I switched from my black ufo fender to my stock red fender since i knew i had to trim it to make it work...heres how it went. The taillight is fairly wide, i cut the stock fender back almost 4" to get it to sit almost flush with the edges, i was afraid to bob the rear anymore, didn't think i'd like the look. I still sticks out a little bit, but its minimal...the plate is a little crooked, need to straighten it but the drill died so i couldn't slot the holes...not a big deal. The light is MUCH brighter than the UFO unit, and the signals don't slow down or dim at idle. I'm still going to get a high output stator though. I did not use the resistors that came with the tail for the signals...they flash at a good rate with the stock stator. This is a clear alternatives light...i think they use MANY more leds than any other company. As for mounting it and the plate...some little 90* brackets that i found in the shelves in the garage...an old license plate drilled for the license plate bracket which also ties into the tail light, two bolts pull the wires and its unhooked for racing. I have a CRF450 rear fender on it way, i think it kicks upwards much more than the stock one which is more rainbow shaped, thats the only reason i had to trim it back 4" so you could see the light. With the crf fender hopefully i can tuck it under further so it sits flush with the outer edges and not have to trim the fender. I'm pretty pumped with how it turned out... Well a pictures worth a thousand words...here they are... before And After:
  14. I switched from my black ufo fender to my stock red fender since i knew i had to trim it to make it work...heres how it went. The taillight is fairly wide, i cut the stock fender back almost 4" to get it to sit almost flush with the edges, i was afraid to bob the rear anymore, didn't think i'd like the look. I still sticks out a little bit, but its minimal...the plate is a little crooked, need to straighten it but the drill died so i couldn't slot the holes...not a big deal. The light is MUCH brighter than the UFO unit, and the signals don't slow down or dim at idle. I'm still going to get a high output stator though. I did not use the resistors that came with the tail for the signals...they flash at a good rate with the stock stator. This is a clear alternatives light...i think they use MANY more leds than any other company. As for mounting it and the plate...some little 90* brackets that i found in the shelves in the garage...an old license plate drilled for the license plate bracket which also ties into the tail light, two bolts pull the wires and its unhooked for racing. I have a CRF450 rear fender on it way, i think it kicks upwards much more than the stock one which is more rainbow shaped, thats the only reason i had to trim it back 4" so you could see the light. With the crf fender hopefully i can tuck it under further so it sits flush with the outer edges and not have to trim the fender. I'm pretty pumped with how it turned out... Well a pictures worth a thousand words...here they are... before And After:
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    Best MX shop in Calgary?

    Blackfoot is definately the largest, if you ask nicely you can usually save at least the taxes as well (6%). Gw Cycle tends to give me 10-15% off just for asking "do you sell these at list price ?" but they don't have the greatest selection and a couple of the parts people shouldn't be at work - bad attitude. Bow cycle is high priced and poor selection don't even bother. Walt Healey is pretty good, about the same as GW Cycle without the discount So if you make one stop...go to Blackfoot. They all use the same suppliers (parts canada, motovan, kimpex) so their prices are all the same unless you as for a discount.
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