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Re: On a quest to save a virgin...
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2021, 10:35:04 am »
And we are home...now to make a list

 

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Re: On a quest to save a virgin...
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2021, 01:25:57 pm »
Daai bike is splinternuut!!! :thumleft: :drif: :drif:
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Re: On a quest to save a virgin...
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2021, 08:36:44 am »
Itís been both entertaining and frustrating to have the XR parked in my cave. Making the parts list was easy but sourcing those parts is proving more difficult. This will not be a rebuild/restore, the bike is almost spotless, itís more of a transformation into a bike Iíll never sell. Or to be honest, couldnít sell given what Iíll be spending.

First task is to breathe some life into the engine. Iíve checked the basics and all looks OK. Runs well, oil clean, filter good with no leakage, plug new etc. But...itís not terribly exiting and with the stock exhaust, sounds even worse. This weekend I aim to open up the airbox, replace the filter, remove the baffle and fit the de-smog kit. Ad soon as the parts arrive, Iíll fit the FMF pipe and look into opening the carb to do ĎDaveís modí. The latter will only work with the FMF fitted and I still need to work out the correct jetting for the elevation.

Second task is to add range by fitting a long range tank. While doing that some cosmetics are on the list, remove/replace the tail light license plate assembly. I have the new light but need to still make a suitable mount for the plate. I donít like the look of it mounted flat on the rear fender. Will also replace the front fender with more aggressive looking aftermarket version in white and fit a polycarbonate sump guard.

This last action leads to more cosmetics. I like being different and I donít like so much red, especially when itís different shades. My plan is to go all white on the plastics and replace the seat cover with black. Iím also waiting on a set of pro taper bars and when that arrives Iíll replace the handguards with an aftermarket set.

Then the touring bits needs adding. Plan is to remove the tool pouch and fit a proper rear rack and larger tail pack for tools etc. Wider lowered foot pegs for comfort. A set of low current but bright LED spots will be fitted and lastly, luggage/pannier frames prepared for fuel pods but this can wait. For now Iíll be exploring around Hartie, mostly day trips and fuel around every corner.

This will keep me busy for a while :deal:
 

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Re: On a quest to save a virgin...
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2021, 08:51:05 am »
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Re: On a quest to save a virgin...
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2021, 08:52:36 am »
Maak seker jy versterk die sub-frame voor jy daardie groter ďtoolbagĒ opsit.
Skuif jou regulator ook onder die tenk uit - veral as jy ń acerbis of ims tenk gaan opsit.
Ek het heelwat modifikasies aangebring en myne werk regtig goed.
Skree as jy raad nodig het.
Jy het regtig op ń juweel afgekom.
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Re: On a quest to save a virgin...
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2021, 08:58:14 am »
Maak seker jy versterk die sub-frame voor jy daardie groter ďtoolbagĒ opsit.
Skuif jou regulator ook onder die tenk uit - veral as jy ń acerbis of ims tenk gaan opsit.
Ek het heelwat modifikasies aangebring en myne werk regtig goed.
Skree as jy raad nodig het.
Jy het regtig op ń juweel afgekom.
Dankie, daai is op die lys saam met die rear rack. Sal definitief kyk na die regulator :thumleft:

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Re: On a quest to save a virgin...
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2021, 12:47:17 pm »
Iíll fit the FMF pipe 

Die lelikste ding op 'n standaard XR is daai exhaust.   :lol8:

Dis reg. Dis die eerste ding wat MOET gaan!    :thumleft:

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Re: On a quest to save a virgin...
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2021, 01:20:15 pm »
The virgin is beautiful
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Re: On a quest to save a virgin...
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2021, 01:35:34 pm »
Sub.

Ek was gelukkig en het 'n reeds ge-pimpde fiets by Hardy gekoop.  Nou is ek besig om 'n paar goedjies by te kry sodat ek 'n oornag-trippie kan doen, en ek wag in spanning vir die posman om my klokkie te lui...

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Re: On a quest to save a virgin...
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2021, 02:22:46 pm »
Runner word jou beste pel as mens XR ry....  ;) :thumleft: :lol8:

Ek het myne destyds nuut vir R47k by Berto gekoop einde 2011 by destydse Cayenne... sedertdien seker al R30k se extras op.... dit gebuer makliker as wat mens dink....  ;D

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Re: On a quest to save a virgin...
« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2021, 05:17:42 pm »
Runner word jou beste pel as mens XR ry....  ;) :thumleft: :lol8:

Ek het myne destyds nuut vir R47k by Berto gekoop einde 2011 by destydse Cayenne... sedertdien seker al R30k se extras op.... dit gebuer makliker as wat mens dink....  ;D

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Re: On a quest to save a virgin...
« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2021, 05:41:54 pm »
🤩 Baie mooi fiets, en baie geluk en mag julle mooi veilige kmís hÍ!!👌🏻👍🏻
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On a quest to save a virgin...
« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2021, 09:15:13 am »
So after numerous calls and e-mails Iíve sourced most of the items on my list. If all goes well my garage will be filled with parts by next weekend :deal:

Thank you [mention]Hardy de Kock[/mention], [mention]Runner[/mention] and [mention]Jaka[/mention] for sharing your XR wisdom, Iím learning a lot while planning and sourcing, will know a lot more once I complete the project :thumleft:

Yesterday I gave it a quick wash and went for a short ride. The XR performed admirably and after Iíve made a few changes it will be even better. I did notice a few bolts that needs tightening which Iíll do over the weekend. I also noted the front wheel pressure is lower than it should be and added some air, will see by the weekend if this is related to a slow puncture. If thatís the case Iíll add heavy duty tubes to the list and change them instead of just fixing the leak.

Focus today is on sourcing handlebars, the one item that still eludes me. Again this is because Iím full of shit and wonít compromise. Looking for ProTaper CR High in platinum, not silver or black.
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Re: On a quest to save a virgin...
« Reply #33 on: February 26, 2021, 09:51:03 am »
Baie geluk met jou "nuwe" fiets  :thumleft:
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Re: On a quest to save a virgin...
« Reply #34 on: February 26, 2021, 05:19:19 pm »
Quick Friday rant...need to get it off my chest.

Iíve been looking for a very specific model and finish handlebar. Suppliers indicated new stock is about two months away from arriving with no guarantees. With that knowledge I start phoning shops asking if they might have one on the shelve.

One helpful sales person suggests I try shop ABC in Centurion. I call and enquire about make, model, finish. They have make and model but not finish, they also have make and finish but different model. Iím thinking given they have those, Iíll go and compare, it might just work. But I donít want to travel all the way to Centurion so I also enquire about bar risers specifying make & model. After a short delay to check I receive confirmation that they have and I decide itís worth the journey.

As I leave Harties I can see a storm is brewing but Iím happy given I can make a little progress tomorrow with these two hard to find items. Arriving at ABC itís pouring and I get soaked but still not fussed.

I ask for the person I spoke to and we head off to the handlebar section. They have make but not the model or finish and Iím more than a little pissed. After I expressed my dissatisfaction and receiving a sheepish apology I decide to take the risers and retreat. They donít have the make or model, nor do they have anything that compares. At this point Iím fuming!

I just drove 90 minutes through traffic - because when it rains every second driver slows to 20km/h and switch their hazards on - and now I have to negotiate Friday afternoon peak traffic in a storm and Iím leaving empty handed.

However, I called another shop earlier, a bit further north, and according to the shop assistant they have a set of risers. I decide given Iím three quarters there Iíll go support them. But now Iím skeptical so before I leave I call and ask to speak to the owner. I explain what I want only to be told they donít have stock of that item.

FFS! Why bother calling ahead with specific details if the person on the other side clearly doesnít listen or understand the request!!

PS: On a positive note, all the other bits including the ones I didnít find today, will be shipped from Flying Brick next week.
 

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Re: On a quest to save a virgin...
« Reply #35 on: February 26, 2021, 05:54:37 pm »
Quick Friday rant...need to get it off my chest.

Iíve been looking for a very specific model and finish handlebar. Suppliers indicated new stock is about two months away from arriving with no guarantees. With that knowledge I start phoning shops asking if they might have one on the shelve.

One helpful sales person suggests I try shop ABC in Centurion. I call and enquire about make, model, finish. They have make and model but not finish, they also have make and finish but different model. Iím thinking given they have those, Iíll go and compare, it might just work. But I donít want to travel all the way to Centurion so I also enquire about bar risers specifying make & model. After a short delay to check I receive confirmation that they have and I decide itís worth the journey.

As I leave Harties I can see a storm is brewing but Iím happy given I can make a little progress tomorrow with these two hard to find items. Arriving at ABC itís pouring and I get soaked but still not fussed.

I ask for the person I spoke to and we head off to the handlebar section. They have make but not the model or finish and Iím more than a little pissed. After I expressed my dissatisfaction and receiving a sheepish apology I decide to take the risers and retreat. They donít have the make or model, nor do they have anything that compares. At this point Iím fuming!

I just drove 90 minutes through traffic - because when it rains every second driver slows to 20km/h and switch their hazards on - and now I have to negotiate Friday afternoon peak traffic in a storm and Iím leaving empty handed.

However, I called another shop earlier, a bit further north, and according to the shop assistant they have a set of risers. I decide given Iím three quarters there Iíll go support them. But now Iím skeptical so before I leave I call and ask to speak to the owner. I explain what I want only to be told they donít have stock of that item.

FFS! Why bother calling ahead with specific details if the person on the other side clearly doesnít listen or understand the request!!

PS: On a positive note, all the other bits including the ones I didnít find today, will be shipped from Flying Brick next week.

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Re: On a quest to save a virgin...
« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2021, 05:58:38 pm »
Quick Friday rant...need to get it off my chest.

Iíve been looking for a very specific model and finish handlebar. Suppliers indicated new stock is about two months away from arriving with no guarantees. With that knowledge I start phoning shops asking if they might have one on the shelve.

One helpful sales person suggests I try shop ABC in Centurion. I call and enquire about make, model, finish. They have make and model but not finish, they also have make and finish but different model. Iím thinking given they have those, Iíll go and compare, it might just work. But I donít want to travel all the way to Centurion so I also enquire about bar risers specifying make & model. After a short delay to check I receive confirmation that they have and I decide itís worth the journey.

As I leave Harties I can see a storm is brewing but Iím happy given I can make a little progress tomorrow with these two hard to find items. Arriving at ABC itís pouring and I get soaked but still not fussed.

I ask for the person I spoke to and we head off to the handlebar section. They have make but not the model or finish and Iím more than a little pissed. After I expressed my dissatisfaction and receiving a sheepish apology I decide to take the risers and retreat. They donít have the make or model, nor do they have anything that compares. At this point Iím fuming!

I just drove 90 minutes through traffic - because when it rains every second driver slows to 20km/h and switch their hazards on - and now I have to negotiate Friday afternoon peak traffic in a storm and Iím leaving empty handed.

However, I called another shop earlier, a bit further north, and according to the shop assistant they have a set of risers. I decide given Iím three quarters there Iíll go support them. But now Iím skeptical so before I leave I call and ask to speak to the owner. I explain what I want only to be told they donít have stock of that item.

FFS! Why bother calling ahead with specific details if the person on the other side clearly doesnít listen or understand the request!!

PS: On a positive note, all the other bits including the ones I didnít find today, will be shipped from Flying Brick next week.

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Smaak my dis nie die modus operandi...sÍ enige iets om jou in die winkel te kry :deal:
 

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On a quest to save a virgin...
« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2021, 01:18:58 pm »
On your marks...



While I wait for the orders to arrive Iíll spend the week mostly stripping and cleaning. Iíve noticed a few scuff marks so I may apply a few touch ups. Iíll also do the carb mod, remove the air box snorkel, fit new filter, remove the smog pump and while Iím getting oil on my manicure, also change the oil.

At this point I think itís time for a new thread:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=256400
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