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Iím back at the mining camp tonight for 6 day shifts starting tomorrow. Look what I found lurking outside my room. Itís not very often you can get this close to wild kangaroos.

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Itís dog meat around here, but apparently the tail goes alright in a stew.
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I've had dog, some of the best meat I ever ate.....
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I couldn’t knowingly eat a dog, that weirds me out haha. I’m a dog loving person.

Frogs legs is probably the weirdest meat I have eaten, and prairie oysters.
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I was reading a thread this morning about a loose link. It reminded of a few problems I found when changing the engine mounts just over a year ago. So I went searching and found the photos I took at the time because I thought it would be good info for any XR owners that might read this, plus XL owners might encounter similar problems.

Firstly the link bolt that reminded me, itís the Stabilizer link under the rear engine mount. There is a earth strap bolted to it. The right hand bolt had disappeared (hopefully not embedded in someoneís windscreen) the link and strap where flapping about in the breeze for who knows how long.



Next thing I found is the left hand underside of the swingarm had a groove worn into it. It had been hitting the bracket under the bike that holds the alarm system. This is my fault because I put 2 inch riser blocks on the rear suspension and didnít check if it was hitting anything underneath. The bracket in question has a right angle bit sticking out towards the left hand side with a couple of screws in it holding nothing. I think itís to accommodate a belly pan but I could be wrong. With no intentions of fitting a belly pan in the near future I just cut that bit off with a dremel. So if you have fitted riser blocks or longer suspension to your XR and you have an alarm system, you probably should check itís not wearing a groove in that fancy swingarm.



The last problem I found while changing the engine mounts is the lack of lubricant in this area. Both the front and rear bolts, and holes, where dryer than a dingoes donger. I reckon it would be worth pulling these bolts out on any sportster just to check they have something on them to stop the rust. Personally I think Harley should be embarrassed about this one, itís a bit shit to say the least.


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Itís a nice Saturday afternoon (30c/86f). I took the bike out for a ride and now Iím sitting here with the dogs drying off after the first swim of the new season. The dogs get very excited when they see my skinny white legs in shorts, they know itís swim time haha. Bring on summer.

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I was reading a thread this morning about a loose link. It reminded of a few problems I found when changing the engine mounts just over a year ago. So I went searching and found the photos I took at the time because I thought it would be good info for any XR owners that might read this, plus XL owners might encounter similar problems.

Firstly the link bolt that reminded me, itís the Stabilizer link under the rear engine mount. There is a earth strap bolted to it. The right hand bolt had disappeared (hopefully not embedded in someoneís windscreen) the link and strap where flapping about in the breeze for who knows how long.



Next thing I found is the left hand underside of the swingarm had a groove worn into it. It had been hitting the bracket under the bike that holds the alarm system. This is my fault because I put 2 inch riser blocks on the rear suspension and didnít check if it was hitting anything underneath. The bracket in question has a right angle bit sticking out towards the left hand side with a couple of screws in it holding nothing. I think itís to accommodate a belly pan but I could be wrong. With no intentions of fitting a belly pan in the near future I just cut that bit off with a dremel. So if you have fitted riser blocks or longer suspension to your XR and you have an alarm system, you probably should check itís not wearing a groove in that fancy swingarm.



The last problem I found while changing the engine mounts is the lack of lubricant in this area. Both the front and rear bolts, and holes, where dryer than a dingoes donger. I reckon it would be worth pulling these bolts out on any sportster just to check they have something on them to stop the rust. Personally I think Harley should be embarrassed about this one, itís a bit shit to say the least.


Good info! Cheers.

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