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Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 10:58 PM
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Posted By Barron
After you get it together loosen the banjo bolt...

After you get it together loosen the banjo bolt and make sure oil is coming out. If not disconnect the oil line going to the head and hit it with compressed air, or like I had to do cut the stem off...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 10:48 PM
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Posted By Barron
I'm pretty heavy into some airport drinking on my...

I'm pretty heavy into some airport drinking on my way back to the U.S. but I think an easy rig for this fix would be some spring loaded wings that block air to the engine. Basically the faster you...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 07:48 AM
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Posted By Barron
Good to hear and FWIW, the 1157 replacement those...

Good to hear and FWIW, the 1157 replacement those guys sell is much brighter than the incandescent bulb. The original reason I went to that one was because I had a bulb in my taillight do the same...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 02:11 AM
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Posted By Barron
Did you get a bulb yet? If you lost everything...

Did you get a bulb yet? If you lost everything on the back you might have a loose or corroded connector, and if are going to put the OEM taillight on there the LED light from superbrightleds.com...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 05:00 PM
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Posted By Barron
Like what was mentioned before, it's probably...

Like what was mentioned before, it's probably because of the ridge on the throttle tube, but it could be because you're not pulling it on all the way. I spray windex inside the grip before I pull it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2015, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Barron
If it's brand new and freshly assembled, another...

If it's brand new and freshly assembled, another thing I would strongly recommend checking is oil flow. Very few 650L's have the issue of the oil pump not being primed which will kill the engine. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2015, 06:13 AM
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Posted By Barron
...and Japan :deal I'm wishing you and Buddy...

...and Japan :deal

I'm wishing you and Buddy the best.:freaky

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2015, 01:30 AM
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Posted By Barron
Coupla questions... You say "not always",...

Coupla questions...

You say "not always", does that mean it comes on sometimes?

How do you know it's not the bulb?

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 06:41 AM
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Posted By Barron
Africa Twin

So I had my wife check out the Japanese Honda site and it says that the Africa twin will only be available in Europe. :cry

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 04:02 AM
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Posted By Barron
There is painfully little about this bike on the...

There is painfully little about this bike on the Honda site but if you watch the fifth video about the twin at 1:23ish there is a view of a folder that has CRF1000L written on it and Africa Twin...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 08:15 PM
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Posted By Barron
:clap Great build!

:clap Great build!
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 01:50 AM
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Posted By Barron
Don't wire it up like you said. Looking at the...

Don't wire it up like you said. Looking at the back of that thing it has two input wires but you choose the voltage range. Yellow is probably ground... But red could be ground. In any case I would...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 05:34 PM
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Posted By Barron
Why not powdercoat? -Barron

Why not powdercoat?

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 09:07 AM
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Posted By Barron
+1. I had one of those lights for a short time...

+1. I had one of those lights for a short time but after hearing from two different guys that during the day not only was it hard to tell if it was on, they couldn't tell if I hit my brakes I put...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 08:36 AM
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Posted By Barron
So it's definitely a 600 but as long as you have...

So it's definitely a 600 but as long as you have a title that says it's a 650 and the VIN on the frame matches the title you're good to go paperwork wise. I'd still go over that thing really well if...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 06:33 AM
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Posted By Barron
My guess is mid-project abandonment during the...

My guess is mid-project abandonment during the grafting of an XRL engine into an XR600 frame in order to have the magic button. If the title says XR650L, i'll bet the numbers only match the engine,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 08:16 PM
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Posted By Barron
Right on, you shouldn't need to take the tank off...

Right on, you shouldn't need to take the tank off though, just the seat. In addition to the ground under the seat, check to make sure the bolt holding the black cable on the starter is nice and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 07:38 PM
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Posted By Barron
When your last battery died did you get it tested...

When your last battery died did you get it tested before buying a new one? Do you have any electronics added onto the bike? How often do you ride it? Have you tested the new battery?

12.8 is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Barron
I'm pretty sure you're right. I forget why but I...

I'm pretty sure you're right. I forget why but I took the line off and put it back on a few times but got tired of replacing the washers so I made the gaskets.

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Barron
The new fender looks good, a little slimmer and...

The new fender looks good, a little slimmer and cleaner.

About the oil leak, I had the same issue with my vapor temp sensor. What worked for me was getting some gasket material from autozone and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 10:47 PM
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Posted By Barron
Tire sizes

So I have an awesome set of SM wheels on the way and started to look at tire reviews and such but was wondering what size do you guys recommend for 17X3.5 front and 17X4.25 rear? If you want to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 08:03 PM
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Posted By Barron
:clap HELL YEAH!!!

:clap HELL YEAH!!!
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 08:02 PM
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Posted By Barron
:roflThat's how I lost one of mine! I like the...

:roflThat's how I lost one of mine! I like the double takes and thought that if you are going to ride that far to go off road the bark buster will help protect you and your bike to help you get...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 08:13 AM
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Posted By Barron
That place looks like a lot of fun! Have you...

That place looks like a lot of fun! Have you looked into double take mirrors or bark busters?

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 06:20 PM
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Posted By Barron
You know it could just be the differences in the...

You know it could just be the differences in the way you guys ride. Unless you swap bikes and ride like you normally would you'll never know. If you do this I recommend not riding together while...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 10:07 AM
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Posted By Barron
I'll bet it is pretty easy, but I don't have the...

I'll bet it is pretty easy, but I don't have the equipment for it so I went with the beads. If you unscrew the valve and use the side of an engraver to vibrate the beads in they go in quick and easy....
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 10:00 AM
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Posted By Barron
I've seen here before where if the suspension...

I've seen here before where if the suspension links weren't properly lubed it caused the same issue. Are you running lowering links? I've never had the bar slapping problem and used to run 75mph...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 08:05 AM
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Posted By Barron
Did you guys try dynabeads? I'm not affiliated...

Did you guys try dynabeads? I'm not affiliated with them, but the things work.

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 07:00 AM
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Posted By Barron
Is the wobble up and down or side to side? ...

Is the wobble up and down or side to side?

If it's up and down you might want to try dynabeads. They're cheap, easy to install and worked great for me.

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 07:51 AM
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Posted By Barron
That's an awesome idea, and thanks for doing...

That's an awesome idea, and thanks for doing this.

Another thing that is good to do is to build a contact in your phone and name it "IN CASE OF EMERGENCY" if you aren't conscious it's one of the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 05:06 PM
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Posted By Barron
:lol3 Ok man, so on the left side take off the...

:lol3 Ok man, so on the left side take off the side cover then open the black box by removing the rubber cover. It will stay attached on the bottom so just take it off from the top. in the back of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 04:19 PM
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Posted By Barron
LOL, you taught me well I typed the same thing ...

LOL, you taught me well I typed the same thing

Start with:
Take out your CDI, smack it with a screwdriver and give it another try... Assuming you cycled the off/run button a few times and are...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Barron
None so far, but it will probably ache in the...

None so far, but it will probably ache in the broken ankle area for a while though...



Not bad, I hope you heal up quick. I'm still waiting for the swelling to go down so I can get screws in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 08:38 AM
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Posted By Barron
LOL With all this time in bed waiting to go to...

LOL With all this time in bed waiting to go to the hospital for surgery it feels like it.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 08:02 AM
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Posted By Barron
Can you wait 8 or 9 months? The 400 is what...

Can you wait 8 or 9 months? The 400 is what pushed me over the edge to get SM wheels for my L,

-Barron
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 05:42 AM
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Posted By Barron
Yeah the things you guys touched on, mainly its...

Yeah the things you guys touched on, mainly its ability to do a lot of things ok but none well is what has held me back. I had the hitcase sey up for my iphone 5 and liked it for the navigation (I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 85,448
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Posted By Barron
Trailtech

Anybody want to talk about the Trail Tech Voyager? Ive used and liked the Vapor but am continuing to entertain the idea of installing a Voyager (when I can walk again that is).

BTW If any of you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 08:21 PM
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Posted By Barron
When is the last time you adjusted the valves? ...

When is the last time you adjusted the valves?

-Barron
Forum: Vendors 04-01-2015, 08:16 PM
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Posted By Barron
Instead of the two centered mounting holes that...

Instead of the two centered mounting holes that extend beyond the body, could you build in 4 holes at the corners that go through the device or have 4 holes at the corners instead of the center...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 85,448
Views: 10,080,063
Posted By Barron
If you went with the superbrightLED bulbs all you...

If you went with the superbrightLED bulbs all you would have to do is swap out the bulbs solder three connections (the diode kit) and change the relay.

LEDs...
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