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Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 11:49 PM
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Posted By Watcher
Right, under the plastic cover next to the...

Right, under the plastic cover next to the ignition switch. Sorry this may be a long post but I thought getting systematic is the best way to chase these things down.

Although its possible that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 237
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Posted By Watcher
Thanks for the write up. I am currently rewinding...

Thanks for the write up. I am currently rewinding an XL600R stator that has 2 ignition windings. When I disassembled it I did not pay attention to the direction the stators where wound in ( well one...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,483,056
Posted By Watcher
I already bought the wire, 3100' of...

I already bought the wire, 3100' of Polyester/polyamideimide enameled wire on Ebay for ten bucks with shipping. It's a 200 degree Centigrade rated, 36 gauge wire. 36 gauge seems close to the original...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14,046
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Posted By Watcher
A little more information would be helpful. What...

A little more information would be helpful. What year of bike is it (just wondering which type of auto decompressor you have) ? After you pop start it does it idle OK?

You can actually feel when...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,483,056
Posted By Watcher
If you do the suggested checks with a meter take...

If you do the suggested checks with a meter take a close look at the black wire from the ignition switch to the multiconnector, and specifically where the black wire enters the connecter, this seems...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,483,056
Posted By Watcher
The bike has progressively become more difficult...

The bike has progressively become more difficult to start especially when hot. Ignition circuit on the stator was reading about three times the resistance then specified ~1200 ohms. I've never...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,483,056
Posted By Watcher
The Only thing i would add to what Davek181 wrote...

The Only thing i would add to what Davek181 wrote is I would also check the green ground wires especially at the connectors. I did open the ignition switch and clean the contacts about three years...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14,046
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Posted By Watcher
I know this question was asked last week but in...

I know this question was asked last week but in case your still wondering the XR650L caliper will bolt directly on to the XL600R. There are some differences. The bleeder screw is facing up not down,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14,046
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Posted By Watcher
OK, so replacing the muffler may be a better...

OK, so replacing the muffler may be a better option then messing around with the old one. Looking on E-Bay turned up several GSXR ( that's the Suzuki right? ) mufflers. Any specific engine...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,483,056
Posted By Watcher
Speaking of mufflers, mine has holes in the end...

Speaking of mufflers, mine has holes in the end and I believe there was some kind of white stuffing that seems to have blown out. I don't mind cutting it open, refilling (?) and welding it back up,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,483,056
Posted By Watcher
Question http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/icon5.gif

I would rather use the Honda bearings if possible so if you do have some I would take them. PM sent.
I have a trip coming up this weekend so I will install the old bearings and plan on opening the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,483,056
Posted By Watcher
The originals that came out of the case had the...

The originals that came out of the case had the C3 rating, I was thinking the extra radial clearance may be to allow for any out of round in the Crankshaft, for example my crankshaft is running .001...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14,046
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Posted By Watcher
Counterbalance Bearings

The counterbalance bearings 91005-mg3-003 are not available any longer, they are 17x42x12 . Well I went and ordered 91003-KJ1-003 transmission shaft bearings out of the 84 xl350r ( also used in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,483,056
Posted By Watcher
A couple of things to check would be the wires as...

A couple of things to check would be the wires as they come out of the stator housing they have a tendency to fray and short out. Another thing is the spark plug wire and boot. I've had the actual...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,483,056
Posted By Watcher
Sand

So I have another Nevada trip coming up in a couple weeks and I am freaking out over riding through deep sand again. The last trip through the Mojave Preserve was an exercise in picking up the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,483,056
Posted By Watcher
Balancer Bearings

It looks like the balancer bearings are no longer available online, part #
91005-MG3-003. Any good substitutes? It is 17x42x12.
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14,046
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Posted By Watcher
Great looking tank, I am more then envious. ...

Great looking tank, I am more then envious.




No the choke seems to be working. In cold weather I use it to keep the bike running once it's started. Your points well taken though, and I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,483,056
Posted By Watcher
It was a mystery at the time and I still don't...

It was a mystery at the time and I still don't understand the mechanics of what happened. During troubleshooting I checked the supply hose for kinking several times, as well as making sure that...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,483,056
Posted By Watcher
So a stuck check valve won't do any immediate...

So a stuck check valve won't do any immediate damage and my theory of the stuck valve causing a stream of oil to shoot out from the frame overflow line was wrong? In that case though the rubber...
Forum: Americas 11-03-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By Watcher
Looking for advice Mojave Preserve to New Jersey by dirt

I am already on route on a solo trip from the Bay area to see my dad for Thanksgiving in Alabama and then my mom in New Jersey for Christmas. I am riding a 1986 Honda XL600. After spending a week in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By Watcher
HI, The Keihin PH6XX carburetors did not...

HI,

The Keihin PH6XX carburetors did not have a float needle seat, the needle sits directly in the carburetor body.

...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,483,056
Posted By Watcher
Hi mpenalver, The puller on my 83 is a 22...

Hi mpenalver,

The puller on my 83 is a 22 mm


http://watcher.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XL600R/i-HFCSCDX/0/M/IMAG0408-M.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By Watcher
I was wondering what you meant by flooded, is it...

I was wondering what you meant by flooded, is it that you see fuel on top of the crankcase or is it that the engine itself is actually flooding ?
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 81,857
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Posted By Watcher
Hi, Schrauberklaus...

Hi,
Schrauberklaus (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=176948) posted a series of tests he ran on the oiling system starting ON THIS PAGE...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,483,056
Posted By Watcher
1988+ cam mod for the XL600R update

The valves on the new ( old ) E-bay head were leaking some so that is off to the machine shop. In the meantime I have learned a few things. The Hot Cam in combination with the 1989 cylinder head...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11,201
Views: 1,645,310
Posted By Watcher
Hi Klaus, I pretty sure the 148-x25 is a Mega...

Hi Klaus,
I pretty sure the 148-x25 is a Mega Cycle grind designation. The Specifications are:

The stock cam specs @ 1.00mm:
Intake opens 5 BTDC, closes 40 ABDC,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11,201
Views: 1,645,310
Posted By Watcher
Hi Klaus, I called Mega Cycle and asked, they...

Hi Klaus,
I called Mega Cycle and asked, they confirmed that they don't have email but the best thing to do is to send a fax. Also they only have a few cams left for the pre 88 XL's and XR's. These...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11,201
Views: 1,645,310
Posted By Watcher
Hi, The catalog lists cam #148-x25 which seems...

Hi,
The catalog lists cam #148-x25 which seems to be the mildest cam they offer and that the #221-H R/D valve spring kit is required for that cam. When I talked to Barbara last month she didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,661
Posted By Watcher
Hi AllenL, As far as the cam goes that's...

Hi AllenL,
As far as the cam goes that's pretty much the case although the Hot Cam right side bearing had a smaller ID then the original XL cam, which meant buying another bearing. I went with the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 11,201
Views: 1,645,310
Posted By Watcher
Hi deejay_xr, I installed the Hot Cam in...

Hi deejay_xr,


I installed the Hot Cam in the old head with the valves removed to try and get some pictures of how the rockers will ride on the cam.

Right side Intake.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11,201
Views: 1,645,310
Posted By Watcher
Hi, I have a little project ongoing putting a...

Hi,
I have a little project ongoing putting a Hot Cam in a 1986 XL600R. I have been doing a little write up in the XL600 thread. I will try and post up more info on that thread tonight. There seem...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 26,684
Posted By Watcher
Hi guys, Right, currently my...

Hi guys,





Right, currently my working theory is that the binding valve caused the rubber piece to blow out, the pressure was enough to do that but not enough to move the valve. One bar...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 26,684
Posted By Watcher
Hi Ivanych, I think your thoughts are great,...

Hi Ivanych,
I think your thoughts are great, and your right the XL600R does not seem to have the Guide Rod Lifter.



A case in point and another story of a failed pump causing big bucks ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 26,684
Posted By Watcher
Hi Klaus, I was unsure about what kind of optical...

Hi Klaus, I was unsure about what kind of optical sensor you installed. Again do you mind revealing your source and information (pictures) about the sensor? Did it have a continuous readout or a low-...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 26,684
Posted By Watcher
Thanks Klaus and Ghost_Mutant for reviving this...

Thanks Klaus and Ghost_Mutant for reviving this thread.

Klaus, When the flow rate dropped by 10% was this in both of the pumps or just the one to the return line? I was also wondering which model...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,483,056
Posted By Watcher
Here are the two cams, the one on the left (with...

Here are the two cams, the one on the left (with the duct tape) is the Hot Cam, the other is the original XL600 cam. They both have a similar profile just reversed.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,483,056
Posted By Watcher
This is the Cam in a used E-bay head ( the center...

This is the Cam in a used E-bay head ( the center journal in the old head was pretty chewed up ) with the sprocket reversed.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,483,056
Posted By Watcher
+1 for rebuild or at least tear it down to see...

+1 for rebuild or at least tear it down to see what the damage is.
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,483,056
Posted By Watcher
That's one of the reasons to look for an...

That's one of the reasons to look for an alternative.
1989 Rocker Cover from E-bay

http://watcher.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XL600R/i-bN6cxTs/0/M/1989CylinderHeadCoverRockers-M.jpg


The...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,483,056
Posted By Watcher
The Hot Cam stage one arrived today as well as...

The Hot Cam stage one arrived today as well as the 1989 XR600 cylinder head cover. Just doing a cursory fitting on the 1986 Xl600R, the only snag is that I'll need the XR bearing that goes on the...
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