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Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By AndyGilbert
DG O-Series for XR600/XR650L

I have been looking around at exhaust and have been looking specifically lately at the DG O-Series slip-on's for my XR650L. I was curious about applications because there seems to be a DG-03-2670...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By AndyGilbert
Thanks for the advice, guys. I looked up what a...

Thanks for the advice, guys. I looked up what a case splitter was and it definitely is the better way to do it. I will probably make one to save time, but that case isn't going to come apart without...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By AndyGilbert
A pic of the right side. I do not see anything...

A pic of the right side. I do not see anything else to remove from the engine.
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k249/glbrt352/DSC_04393_zps3e3dc9a3.jpg


The setup, and , the mess....
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By AndyGilbert
That is a good thread that I have read a couple...

That is a good thread that I have read a couple times, but it doesn't cover any disassembly. I have the head, cylinder and side covers off. I have the shift rod and spring removed. I have all the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By AndyGilbert
XR650L - Engine case won't split

Howdy, how is everyone? I'm working on an XR650L at the moment. I have to get the engine case apart to replace the counter shaft during my rebuild process. I have every bolt out and the little bits...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-04-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 48,420
Posted By AndyGilbert
Sounds like a good start. I am looking forward to...

Sounds like a good start. I am looking forward to the progress.
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 22,734
Posted By AndyGilbert
I looked through and saw a lot of good ideas. I...

I looked through and saw a lot of good ideas. I do caution about vinegar though: if left in the tank it can cause rust. We use it at work to take care of baking soda left after the blast cabinet and...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By AndyGilbert
mcma111, I pound the pavement here in Missouri. ...

mcma111, I pound the pavement here in Missouri.


Switchblade315, that is the thought that I had as well. Running down the highway sliding towards a very lean condition put some extra heat in the...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5,146
Views: 972,269
Posted By AndyGilbert
I was really hoping that one of the new bikes...

I was really hoping that one of the new bikes would be another dual sport to go along side the NC700X. I am happy with what they came up with. I would have preferred them to release a 700cc bike...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By AndyGilbert
Bad news

I took the new parts that I installed back off in exchange for the old parts. The spark plug, the coil/boot, none were able to stop the knock noise. I took the valve caps off to check for loose...
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By AndyGilbert
XR650L - Bad spark knock

I was on my way to a family function last Saturday when my 650L just started slowing down on the highway. Would not restart after it died on the shoulder. I took it home and checked for spark but did...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,024
Posted By AndyGilbert
Just watch some clips of Casey Stoner. He is the...

Just watch some clips of Casey Stoner. He is the definition of "smooth".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWTjNA7crDM
Forum: The Garage 10-13-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,641
Posted By AndyGilbert
You should get one of these or similar. ...

You should get one of these or similar.

http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10001_10001_51334_-1
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,176
Posted By AndyGilbert
Headlamp assemblies/parts

Hi all, I have been looking at upgrading the headlight on my XR650L and have came across in my search the several different ways of going about it. I think I want to go with either two 4-5" round...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,758
Posted By AndyGilbert
There is no point in using the wrong tool for the...

There is no point in using the wrong tool for the job. You really need a quad or small pickup for what you are wanting to do, not a MC of any setup.
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By AndyGilbert
I've had those days.

I've had those days.
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By AndyGilbert
OEM Honda Parts

Wasn't sure if this is the right place to post or not but here is the question:

Where do you get OEM Honda parts online? There is no official Honda site, they do everything through the...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,953
Posted By AndyGilbert
I've done a couple rides in the rain since I...

I've done a couple rides in the rain since I started riding a couple months ago so I like this thread. I need something to keep the ol' butt dry.
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,615
Posted By AndyGilbert
I spend 50+ hours a week with Howard Leight Laser...

I spend 50+ hours a week with Howard Leight Laser Lite's in my ears. I do get the itchy/achy ear syndrome but again it's 10 hours a day, 5 days a week minimum. Sound deadening is very good. I wear...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By AndyGilbert
They look pretty sweet but I don't sprekenze the...

They look pretty sweet but I don't sprekenze the German too well.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 78,765
Views: 8,631,381
Posted By AndyGilbert
FMF Power Up Jet Kit

I just installed the FMF Power Up jet kit stage 1 in my 2000 XR650L tonight. Prior to that, I had already done the snorkel delete and the smog octopus delete and it has a Uni air filter on it. Most...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 78,765
Views: 8,631,381
Posted By AndyGilbert
That is exactly what I have been looking for! Did...

That is exactly what I have been looking for! Did you use regular mild steel or chrome moly?
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,661
Posted By AndyGilbert
I've only had the opportunity to have the tire on...

I've only had the opportunity to have the tire on my bike changed once. Got rid of the Kendo 270 that was on it when I bought it and replaced with a IRC GP-110; awesome decision but that is another...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By AndyGilbert
Exhaust choices other than FMF?

I have been looking for some different exhaust choices for the XR650L since I am getting the jet kit soon but am a little sticker shocked at the FMF selection. I am not real knowledge-able on such...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By AndyGilbert
Awesome, that's what I needed to know! Thanks. ...

Awesome, that's what I needed to know! Thanks.

Actually, after looking around and reading about what "fits" and what doesn't I think I will try to make the Acerbis style guards I have work. I like...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By AndyGilbert
Hand gaurds for Pro Taper bars

I did a search for hand guards and came across a thread where people were talking about the Maier brand guards that will clearance the XR650L's large levers. I checked their site and found that they...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,831
Posted By AndyGilbert
(1) I think that has to do with cars having had...

(1) I think that has to do with cars having had fuel injection for some years now and they are more numerous than motorcycles so that is where most of people's FI experience comes from.

(2) Well,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,831
Posted By AndyGilbert
I didn't see anyone mention the adaptive learning...

I didn't see anyone mention the adaptive learning that the FI computer does as the bike ages. Carbs won't do that.

The simple fact of the matter is that FI is coming. The sport bikes have it, and...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By AndyGilbert
A question about mirrors

I have no mirrors on my XR650L at the moment but I am looking into getting a set. Being new to the world of motorcycle parts I am having some difficulty figuring out what I really need and/or want....
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By AndyGilbert
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k249/glbrt352/Ca...

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k249/glbrt352/Cars/DSC_3608.jpg



I just put a new chain on it tonight. The one it had was making a lot of noise. I also put the plastic air shields on the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By AndyGilbert
My first bike

Hello All, I didn't see a new member area so I thought I would post here about my first motorcycle: Honda XR650L. It won't win any beauty contests, but it stole my heart before I even made it to...
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