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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:39 AM
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Someone buy this bike!

Anyone who's shopping for an XL should get a bid in on this thing. I don't know why it hasn't had any so far, but it's a steal starting at $1200, and still a good buy at the $1800 buy it now price. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 03:04 PM
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Exactly, regardless of configuration, it's still...

Exactly, regardless of configuration, it's still a 600cc engine, it has no problem maintaining such speeds. It makes a few less HP than the 550 engine in the un faired Kawasaki I had that could...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 07:26 PM
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I was offended by you acting like an asshole and...

I was offended by you acting like an asshole and I'm politely asking you knock it off. It's a forum talking about old bikes, this isn't anything political, this isn't about religion, so nothing that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12,740
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You know, when a person spreads misinformation,...

You know, when a person spreads misinformation, that means they're wrong, but when you correct people all the time, that makes you impolite.

I don't know about you, but I'd rather hang out with...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 01:41 PM
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Unless you're in some sort of a hurry to rust out...

Unless you're in some sort of a hurry to rust out your exhaust, I'd take that header wrap off there.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 08:49 PM
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As I always say to idle problems, check...

As I always say to idle problems, check compression.
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12,740
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Well despite him being incorrect about the...

Well despite him being incorrect about the decompression system, he was still correct about why the 83 gasket is different, and that really was the only question he was trying to answer.

So I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12,740
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Same here with the cracking. You can tell these...

Same here with the cracking. You can tell these ones weren't on my bike long because they look very clean, but they cracked all over. What's worse is that the stalks aren't very ridged like stock,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 07:07 PM
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I wanted to use XR650L ones, but I didn't know if...

I wanted to use XR650L ones, but I didn't know if the harness was long enough. The K&S or whatever aftermarket ones that came on my bike have way to short of wiring, they reached but they were...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 07:53 AM
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I think they use a stage 1 Hot Cam so whatever...

I think they use a stage 1 Hot Cam so whatever gains you'd get from that. It's probably not much since it still uses the stock springs.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 08:18 PM
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Apparently XRs only will sell you a kit. No link...

Apparently XRs only will sell you a kit. No link on their site but the slide show add on the front page shows they'll sell you the cam collars(?), bearings, rockers, and Hot Cam camshaft for $350.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 09:30 PM
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Thanks, went for a short ride today. Never...

Thanks, went for a short ride today. Never really thought about how patriotic the late XL color scheme is. We should get a bunch of them together and enter in a parade. Big american flags hanging...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 04:16 PM
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One day, it may be very very far off into the...

One day, it may be very very far off into the future, but one day the human population will be so large that supplying enough food for everyone is going to be a really big problem. When that day...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 09:06 PM
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I don't think a standard 7" round street bike...

I don't think a standard 7" round street bike headlight setup will cost you a whole lot of money (probably well under $400 unless your buying brand new OEM) and it should be a great headlamp for...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 08:39 PM
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They're close enough. The body's are almost...

They're close enough. The body's are almost identical, just a few different parts. The main jets are different (hex instead of slotted, but either will fit) the float bowls have a quick change cap...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 12:42 PM
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Right? The value of that bike went right out the...

Right? The value of that bike went right out the window once he gave it that nice thick coat of black spray paint. Nobody want's to ride a bike that looks like a teenager stole it, nor do they want...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 06:44 PM
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Nice, I've always thought about doing a similar...

Nice, I've always thought about doing a similar round light on mine.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 06:39 PM
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I think he was referring to the oil lines that...

I think he was referring to the oil lines that plumb the motor to the frame.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 06:34 PM
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I was just going to run the new line along the...

I was just going to run the new line along the path of the stocker. Or else just use those guide rings from the XR600 and run the line looped over the triple and down the fork, you'd just need to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 08:46 AM
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Same kind of place I mentioned, but I'm sure a...

Same kind of place I mentioned, but I'm sure a hydraulic shop could probably build a less expensive set.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 08:29 PM
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Any race shop that sells braided hose should be...

Any race shop that sells braided hose should be able to make you a custom one. If I ever get around to it, I'm going to get one done at https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/home.asp

They're a big...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 11:07 AM
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Well shit, if you're just gonna toss the thing. ...

Well shit, if you're just gonna toss the thing. What do you want for shipping?
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 08:27 AM
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Nice. Those old BMWs are pretty cool, but you...

Nice. Those old BMWs are pretty cool, but you made a good call. What's nice is that unlike Japanese brands, BMW still sells a lot of parts for the old bikes. Problems is that those old bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12,740
Views: 1,180,021
Now you know what your next sculpture should be.

Now you know what your next sculpture should be.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 08:38 AM
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I gotta say, I think the price is a bit steep. ...

I gotta say, I think the price is a bit steep. These bikes seem to sell well on ebay, but I'd say even $3k might be stretch. Very nice all original ones seem to sell in the 3 grand range.

If I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12,740
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I did and it was a pain in the ass to get out. ...

I did and it was a pain in the ass to get out. It has a two piece pressed together frame so it's a bit beefier than it looks. I didn't split the air box, so I snipped the center out partially...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12,740
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You can buy new plugs from Honda for the late...

You can buy new plugs from Honda for the late model XR600R. The top one is stainless steel instead of aluminum and they both have hex sockets instead of the slot. One of the members on here...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12,740
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Turned out pretty cool. I'm a big fan of having...

Turned out pretty cool. I'm a big fan of having a tachometer on any vehicle. I learned to drive stick on a Ford Escort that just had a light in the corner of the cluster that told you when to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12,740
Views: 1,180,021
Patiently waiting. :*sip*

Patiently waiting. :*sip*
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 06:40 AM
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Yeah, fuel line can be very specific. Worked at...

Yeah, fuel line can be very specific. Worked at a outdoor power equipment dealership and we probably stocked at least 12 different sizes of fuel line. All were OEM too. Was nice because anything...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12,740
Views: 1,180,021
I'm sure it will fit up since the header pipe...

I'm sure it will fit up since the header pipe should be identical, but the rear half of the exhaust may require a bit of modification to make work. Don't count on it being a bolt on affair.

...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Probably needs grease. Nobody ever greases shock...

Probably needs grease. Nobody ever greases shock or swing arm pivots.
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12,740
Views: 1,180,021
It's been done, don't remember the specifics, but...

It's been done, don't remember the specifics, but I think it involves switching head covers and rockers arms around. If you search you should find a thread on it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12,740
Views: 1,180,021
A KLR owners first consideration in any purchase...

A KLR owners first consideration in any purchase decision is price. That's why they all buy Kendas. Not to mention KLR guys take corners with a similar haste as a blue hair turning into a church...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Once ran Mobil 1 synthetic car oil in my 550...

Once ran Mobil 1 synthetic car oil in my 550 Kawasaki, made my clutch stick, now I always run bike oil. The Kawasaki 10 40 from the dealer is like $3 or something a quart.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12,740
Views: 1,180,021
Had the 270's, can confirm

Had the 270's, can confirm
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12,740
Views: 1,180,021
Sorry, though the question was about exhaust...

Sorry, though the question was about exhaust...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12,740
Views: 1,180,021
Eh, it might fit up to the header, but the...

Eh, it might fit up to the header, but the mounting points are different from the XR to the XL. XR pipes are usually a big shorter as well.
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12,740
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A new pulse generator is still available from...

A new pulse generator is still available from Honda. I think it's the same for all the 600s.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12,740
Views: 1,180,021
My guess is a cash strapped court system that...

My guess is a cash strapped court system that doesn't want to deal with prosecuting such a case. They won't try a criminal for a first offence if the stolen property value is low enough. Since the...
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