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Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13,187
Views: 1,286,319
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Modded my clutch lever finally. VIDEO!

Hey guys, I finally got tired of just staring at my bike in the shop and decided to mod it and make use of the few days of sun we had this week. So I cut and lengthened the clutch arm. I know some...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Install a gel seat, with video! (klr650)

I was tired of ass-numbing slab sections so I looked into reasonably inexpensive fixes: The atv seat cover, sheepskin, changing seating positions etc... I decided to do a more permanent fix. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5,640
Views: 1,152,810
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Thanks again Thumpthump. You got me all of the...

Thanks again Thumpthump. You got me all of the information I'll need to finish the mods. I was scheduled to do it this winter while the snow was falling but life happened. Anyways, I owe you a beer...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5,640
Views: 1,152,810
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
WOOOOOOOT!!! Thumpthumpthump, you're my hero....

WOOOOOOOT!!! Thumpthumpthump, you're my hero. :beer

With "performance parts for the XT's being scarce, just being able to throw in a new carb set and filters and get this sucker over 75 mph will...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5,640
Views: 1,152,810
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Thumpthumpthump!!! :y0! I'm interested in a...

Thumpthumpthump!!! :y0!
I'm interested in a bit more info on that TT600 carb swap if you'd feel up to chatting about it. I have a '84 XT and its showing its age compared to my buddies newer KLRs...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,939
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
BUMP! FOR AWESOME?!?!?!? :evil

BUMP! FOR AWESOME?!?!?!? :evil
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5,640
Views: 1,152,810
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Best Xt600 mods ever

I bought the ebay progressive springs and the Kiwi CDI unit (it showed up late and was expensive but worth it). The best money I spent on that 1984 XT besides insurance with towing (pre CDI mod) and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5,640
Views: 1,152,810
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
I'm a cheapskate and bought some TW200 foot pegs...

I'm a cheapskate and bought some TW200 foot pegs but they look to be a similar size but are made of crudely cast steel and nowhere as pretty as the ones you guys have been posting. They perform...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,502
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Nice, yeah it's a kickstart xt600 and our CDI's...

Nice, yeah it's a kickstart xt600 and our CDI's are interchangeable, learned that from http://www.electrexworld.co.uk when I was emailing them about their units. I'm gald you were able to verify and...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,939
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
A long weekend with no new posts?!?! I wanna see...

A long weekend with no new posts?!?! I wanna see the build! :lurk
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,502
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Well that definitely explains the two pickups on...

Well that definitely explains the two pickups on the pickup coil unit and the two magnets on the flywheel. well whatever happened in the system, the CDI was 30 years old and was one of the issues, I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,502
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Like I said I'm no expert, but the reg rectifier...

Like I said I'm no expert, but the reg rectifier changes your voltage over from AC to DC from what I understand and if you try to run it without a battery it kills the reg/rectifier and then you run...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,502
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
XT600 is back baby!

CDI unit came in, Installed it late night on Saturday and now the XT kicks over easy and within a few kicks. :clap

The coasting enricher in the carb (under the little round cover on the side) was...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,467
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Well the CDI works as advertised... my XT600 is...

Well the CDI works as advertised... my XT600 is running again. The Package was post-dated from a May 18th and showed up May 25th, so without an office screw up it should take only one week to get...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,467
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Hooray!

So Wayne.Gum pulled through and I had a CDI on my doorstep today. I won't be able to install it or test it until Sunday as I am going camping in the 32*F-60*F weather here with the little girlfriend....
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,502
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Stator came in from japan, the new unit TESTED...

Stator came in from japan, the new unit TESTED THE SAME AS THE OLD UNIT. :huh So strange.... but it might have been shorting out on the case, test between each output wire and the case, it should be...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,467
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
We've made contact!!!!

Ok, so he responded today with this email after I shot him a line to his email above:
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"I do apologize big time on the...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,467
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Where in the world is your CDI?

I hate to beat a dead horse, but I bought a CDI from Wayne Gum a month ago for my XT600. The unit has yet to show up and he doesn't respond to emails. I tried to email his personal email earlier...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,939
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Its so... so... ROADWARRIOR!!!! I love it, For...

Its so... so... ROADWARRIOR!!!! I love it, For some reason the cow hide really does clash well with the diamond plate and sewer grating. I don't think you'll have to worry about it being stolen, but...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5,640
Views: 1,152,810
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
oil cooler?

Anybody had good luck installing a oil cooler? I was crusing through a hippie town the other day (before my stator died) at 20mph and the Xt was not happy about it. The temperature just got warmer...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,502
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Waiting on parts... I've been using this down...

Waiting on parts... I've been using this down time to replace any stripped bolts/screws I run across and repaint the plastics with tan truck bed liner.

Stator is back ordered and coming from...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,502
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Ok, so a 91 year old lady gunned it for about...

Ok, so a 91 year old lady gunned it for about 300yrds in a Ford Focus and crashed through my work's fence and into a storage unit. It would have been epic had I not been so sure she was dead. ...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,939
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
is this thread the human torch? because someone must have yelled "flame on!"

Dude: hack it up. Purists: shut up. A german engineer can do a lot of things but they can't design the pride that comes with doing something for yourself. Leave the dude be, if you disagree and love...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,502
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
checking systems

Just to clarify I am no electronics expert, just a dude trying to fix his XT600. I'll try to get pictures as I do the process once parts come in.

Once home I broke out my multimeter and as per...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,502
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
1984 XT600 Charging System Thread

Hello, This thread is simply to post up some info for old Xt600's '84-'89's. I recently had my Xt600 destroy a battery and then stop running on a 70 mile road trip. We replaced the battery and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5,640
Views: 1,152,810
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Charging system problems

So while I was sitting on the side of the road with my XT I told myself I would try to fix it for $500 or less. I just ordered a new OEM stator, regulator rectifier and a hyperpak CDI for $566...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5,640
Views: 1,152,810
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Thanks for the info on running without a battery!...

Thanks for the info on running without a battery! :thumb I actually ordered a new RR for $68.00 without even testing it as that's a cheap price. The previous owner said he had run it without the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5,640
Views: 1,152,810
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
I went on a short road trip to a buddy's house on...

I went on a short road trip to a buddy's house on my XT600 (1984) this weekend and the scoot just died. checked the spark and it was weak or didn't happen. I had just replaced the sparkplug a few...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5,640
Views: 1,152,810
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Thank Big Ed XT Fan! I'm glad dudes like you are...

Thank Big Ed XT Fan! I'm glad dudes like you are here to save noobs from epic failure. I do plan on tearing my case apart at the end of the summer to make sure everything is looking good and to fix a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5,640
Views: 1,152,810
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
fork spacer?

Ok, my front forks suck. I put the correct amount of air in them but the bike still dives hard. i know they make progressive springs that sell on ebay for about $90 but i'm broke right now. I have...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 25,632
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Bump

Any word on the Versys engine swaps yet? WTF?!?! I know Kawi isn't going to do a new bike based on customer feedback... if they did that KLR's would have better suspensions and no doohickey...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,939
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Don't listen to the party poopers

Bah... don't listen to the purists. Turn it into what you like, even if it isn't popular. Its just like with Mosin nagant rifles... people say they're a piece of history which shouldn't be changed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,424
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
I bought a dual sport to #1 look like a dweeb and...

I bought a dual sport to #1 look like a dweeb and get good gas mileage everywhere and #2 to pop wheelies... is there much else to do with an '80s thumper?

Wheelies make you go from a dorky...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Well I'm glad my first bike isn't a "Sissy's...

Well I'm glad my first bike isn't a "Sissy's Bike"... Now I know why the button caught on so fast. :lol3

I suppose modding by welding anything on the kickstart lever would add to the damage...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5,640
Views: 1,152,810
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Made a ghetto rear rack for my '84 XT600 I just...

Made a ghetto rear rack for my '84 XT600 I just used scrap in my shop for it but I think it'll hold. It attaches to the turn signals and a middle attachment to the tabs at the back of the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Big compression + big kick = big bruise

I don't Know if this is common or not, But I have a 1984 XT600 that is a kick start and likes a HARD first kick to get it going when cold. I like to throw all 175lbs of ass into it but sometimes it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5,640
Views: 1,152,810
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Issues with California Emisssions crap on a 1984 XT600

I recently was having issues with my 1984 XT600 (LC) dying at highway speeds. If I let off the throttle and tried to cruise at 55mph it would sputter and die. After a weekend of troubleshooting I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5,640
Views: 1,152,810
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Talking Thanks everybody.

I bought a 1984 XT600 three years ago and been screwing with it since, It finally runs now! Thanks to the knowledge and comments all of you have shared I was able to make this basket case run again....
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,958
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Bump for epic justice. How's the bike or is the...

Bump for epic justice. How's the bike or is the bike running nowadays? and I was hoping for some photo maintenance on the thread... for some reason I can't see all of the wonderful pictures and...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,513
Posted By Lvl. 29 Adventurer
Yeah, if you already have a coated gas tank, you...

Yeah, if you already have a coated gas tank, you shouldn't need this as you shouldn't have rust. I don't know how to remove that stuff aside from maybe bead blasting?

I would highly recommend a...
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