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Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2012, 06:04 PM
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Posted By smile431
I have a xl600 that I am thinking about selling...

I have a xl600 that I am thinking about selling due to lack of time to work on it. Since I bought it I have been working 7 days a week if anyone is interested let me know.. parting out is a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Making your own seat

And end up with this
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2011, 06:35 AM
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Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Making your own seat

Start with this
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2011, 06:32 AM
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Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
New gripper seat

Had no luck finding a seat cover in black gripper material so I stopped by a fabric shop on the way home not really expecting to find anything but sitting in the scrap pile marked 4.00 per sq. Yrd....
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Thanks, that sounds like a plan to me!

Thanks, that sounds like a plan to me!
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Cool2 The pic might be deceiving but the bars are an...

The pic might be deceiving but the bars are an exact replacement for the factory bars. As far as the engine goes I am only sending out the top end. The bottom end I will open inspect as I go fully...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Rebuild engine

Sad but true.... It will be shipped to engine dynamics soon!
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2011, 10:02 AM
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Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Pretty stuff for the pig

Went to cycle gear here locally and they had a big closeout...picked up a firstgear kilimajaro jacket for 50.00 yes thats right not a typo and this stuff plus gloves and some carbon fiber decals for...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
More pics

Continuing with the teardown. Sad how neglected she was...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Question Info needed

Ordering and purchasing all of the items I need to put the XL back into good repair but one item I'm having issues locating is a seat cover... The reason is I dont want blue or red..what I'm looking...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,252
Posted By smile431
Need info

Ordering and purchasing all of the items I need to put the XL back into good repair but one item I'm having issues locating is a seat cover... The reason is I dont want blue or red..what I'm looking...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
She lives...!

Ok...finally got a few minutes to pull the carbs and clean them out...gummed up through and through...and by the way that is one tight squeeze getting those suckers in and out! Anyways got them...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Made some progress today got spark....and got her...

Made some progress today got spark....and got her to fire on a bit of spray but has some fuel supply issues to work out...carbs out next!
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Laugh No spark issue

Finally got the xl to my house the other day and have been going through it looking for the cause (no spark) nothing yet...cleaning contacts checking connections, new plug and cap any input is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 13,591
Views: 1,388,662
Posted By smile431
It begins!

Finally after several months of trying to meet up with the seller,waiting for the new title and having conflicting schedules,the XL was delivered last night.
Started running through everything and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
My daughters first bike.

Finally got to give my daughter"now 12yrs old" her first bike, a 1994 xr80 it fits her like a glove and she really seems excited about learning to ride!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,891
Posted By smile431
Hi-viz lid

Just another shot of the icon variant.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,891
Posted By smile431
Hi-viz lid

I just purchased an icon variant flat black but started playing with different ways to be more visible to other motorist without looking like a circus friek and this is what I ended up with..I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Just another shot

Just another shot
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2011, 09:19 PM
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Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
additional visibility

I got a great deal on an icon Variant the other day....I really like this helmet and after I got it home I started thinking about what I could do to increase my visibility to other motorist at night,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
For my daughter

Hope she likes it!
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2011, 07:48 PM
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Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
For my daughter

Picked this up today for my daughter. Going to be my gift to her on my birthday this monday. Pretty excited about finally getting to teach her to ride!
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Wink Xl600

Well just got the estimate back for sending the top end out to be rebuilt. Came back at just under 1000.00
600.00 of that being parts 400.00 in labor, sooooo it looks as though I will just have to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Redheaded wife

I was thinking something like that..or I could do what I did last time...went to get groceries. When I got back she came out to help unload the car and I started handing her exhaust parts and tires...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Mx100

It should...I got it out of your back yard...lol
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2011, 12:20 PM
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Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Mx 100

1974 mx100
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2011, 12:14 PM
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Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Previous build

My wifes 10 yr anniversary present. 1974 yamaha Mx100 rebuilt from the ground up with a two tone paint job, all new everything..now with a couple of years worth of wear and tear but still in really...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Xl600

I'm drooling all over myself...nicely done..almost exactly what I had envisioned.
Keep sending pics I need more!!
By the way did you polish your swing arm or powder coat? Hard to tell in pics.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Xl 600

Wow...that was fast..you are really good at this whole moral support thing..lol and yeah almost exactly only I am thinking a dark semi metallic grey on the frame . Very nice though.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Xl600

That was a good read..little different than what I am thinking for mine but still a good read thanks.

Now to outline my project:
My goal is to completely dismantle the bike..call in a favor to a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Puke Xl600

I will post pics of the re birth of the XL and thank you for the moral support as I will need it, maybe some medical treatment as well.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Xl600r

Oh how I missed you...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Xl600

Here comes trouble!!
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,470
Posted By smile431
Wicked 1987 XL600 project "DEEP DOO DOO"

Well I'm new here and as the title states...I'm in deep doo doo..
First a little history about me..I started riding at the age of 7 and quickly became addicted..my parents soon discovered they could...
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