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I was seeing some age in my 2012 XR after 35k miles of basically trouble-free riding. So I decided to take it to Noemtz Designs based on the positive reviews that I had seen on this board, what a great decision....

I took it in to:
Change fork oil
Check slow oil leak
Check brakes
Install Barnett clutch cable
Check recently non-working cruise control

He was extremely easy to work with on drop-off (he took it on a Sunday) as weather was playing havoc down in Houston. He called me back later on the FIRST day to:
Let me know what I thought was a primary gasket leak was actually a cracked oil cooler
Tell me the clutch cable was finished
Tell me the brakes were done
Tell me he had narrowed down the cruise issue to a bad servo
Let me know that he could not loosen the front axle and was concerned about stripping threads, so he wanted to wait to see about getting spare parts before he tried (he already needed to order the new oil cooler and cruise servo, so we were stopped anyway).

He ordered the parts, got the oil cooler and cruise control servo in and installed on Friday. He got the fork and axle on Saturday and had the bike completed on Saturday before noon!! (He did not need to use the axle or fork, but did find that the front wheel bearings are worn and need to be replaced, which I will have done next week.)

Oh yea, I forgot to mention that when I dropped the bike off, we started talking about the mods I had...he asked about cams...I said no, hadn't done that yet...after I knew I was going to drop some money on the oil cooler and servo, I called him back and said GO on the VM1-DR cams with a map from KevinX...so he also installed those. thumb up I ate many bugs on the drive home as I couldn't stop smiling.

He also moved my PCV to a better ground point, fixed horn mount and moved the Battery Tender pigtail to a MUCH better location (all for no charge).

If you are in the Houston area, we have a great resource here in Noemtz Designs. I can't say enough good things about my experience. Nice guy, VERY professional and great work!

Thanks again, Noe. The bike is AWESOME!!!!!cheers
 

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Nice review. Noe *is* the guy to see if you need honest work done at a fair price in the Houston area.

I live on the west side, and I have the privilege of having him right up the road from me. I've seen that dude give way more than I've ever seen him take.
 

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Noe is good people. I've had several interactions with him over the years. The man is the real deal. One day maybe we will meet. I finally met Mike of HMD last year at the AZ Week run. He's doing so cool custom stuff too these days.
 

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if you haven't already got them - be sure to get the Lloydz air filter and ATS wheel for timing. Your bike will thank you a lot.
Unless you have my bike :crying
 

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Unless you have my bike :crying
Yeah PaiN. That is sooooo weird. I still wish the riddle could have been solved. Somewhere in there is a physical reason. I'm glad you fixed it to the point of being rideable but I really wish that riddle could have been solved for future posterity. Physically speaking; there's simply no way a better tuned and better breathing engine will develop more heat unless, of course, one runs it harder. It simply goes against the laws of physics. There is a reason in there somewhere though. I still think it's a timing issue due to the CPU or timing chain is a tooth off on the rear (or both) cylinder(s).

I guess we just have to put this one in the unsolved "cold case" file for now. Who knows; maybe years from now someone with a red XC will come on to the forum with the same symptoms to open that "cold case" up again. :D
 

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Yeah PaiN. That is sooooo weird. I still wish the riddle could have been solved. Somewhere in there is a physical reason. I'm glad you fixed it to the point of being rideable but I really wish that riddle could have been solved for future posterity. Physically speaking; there's simply no way a better tuned and better breathing engine will develop more heat unless, of course, one runs it harder. It simply goes against the laws of physics. There is a reason in there somewhere though. I still think it's a timing issue due to the CPU or timing chain is a tooth off on the rear (or both) cylinder(s).

I guess we just have to put this one in the unsolved "cold case" file for now. Who knows; maybe years from now someone with a red XC will come on to the forum with the same symptoms to open that "cold case" up again. :D
I wish I had the motivation and money to throw at solving this "case" but I don't have either. A place like Nometz Designs could probably have taken care of it. But I live in CT and Lloydz never got back to me....In a way I'm glad, I didn't not want to drop thousands into this "problem" or go through all the bs of getting it there and this and that needed for it.
Okay back on topic
 

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BTW; if you haven't already got them - be sure to get the Lloydz air filter and ATS wheel for timing. Your bike will thank you a lot.
Oh yea, see my signature. :laugh
 

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Hey thanks for the great words guys. I merely treat folks the way I would like to be treated. Makes me feel great to see someone drive off with their bike knowing I really took care of them and not took advantage of them. I have been doing this since 2007 and have developed some great friendships over the years by simply working on their bikes and providing some down home hospitality. In fact, the last group of folks I just did work for just a few days ago came from San Antonio and said they were going to make my place a stop on their way to Louisiana 2-3 times a year just to hang out, drink and watch me wrench. I told them come on, beer is always cold and I always enjoy the company. I hear customers say repeatedly that they will never take their bikes to a dealer again after finding me. Don't worry, I support the local dealerships as my OEM parts all come from them.

I also get asked, what the hell kind of name for a business is NOEMTZ DESIGNZ LLC. Or how do you pronounce it? I tell them, well the name is actually me. My name is Noe as many of you know. Pronounced like Joey. And the abbreviation for my last name MARTINEZ is MTZ. So hence NOEMTZ.

Since being so busy lately, I don't get a chance to browse all the forums much, but will try hit them at least once a week.

Ride safe and ride often.
Noemtz
 

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word to the wise. Put antiseize on axle threads. It will make life easier
 

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Kyle's traveling mobile Dyno side show will be in Austin June 9-12 if you want to get it dialed in.
Yep, he will be setup at my buddy's shop for the weekend. I plan on being there most if not all that weekend. If your in Austin that weekend, swing by.
 

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word to the wise. Put antiseize on axle threads. It will make life easier
NOW you tell me.... :wink

Hopefully, Noe broke the worst out, so my efforts will not be so trying.
 
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