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Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-31-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,934
Posted By Homerb
After doing about 500km today, tar and dirt, the...

After doing about 500km today, tar and dirt, the cornering improvement is
FRIGGING MASSIVE!!!!
Don't know why I didn't do it much sooner.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-29-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,934
Posted By Homerb
After months of procrastination, I followed...

After months of procrastination, I followed Northern Travellers advice and finally added some 65mm nylon spacers to my fork internals to reduce the fork length and travel.

The front end looks...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3,891
Views: 909,941
Posted By Homerb
If you mean the shaft the gear lever fits on, I'm...

If you mean the shaft the gear lever fits on, I'm pretty sure it can be replaced without splitting the cases, clutch cover will have to come off though. And the clutch basket too, from memory.
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Homerb
Try a different CDI. I had a Yamaha years ago...

Try a different CDI. I had a Yamaha years ago which did this and a new CDI fixed it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By Homerb
A bad CDI can cause lots of different symptoms....

A bad CDI can cause lots of different symptoms. I've had hard starting, intermittent spark, cutting out and electronic advance issues. If you know your CDI is bad, replace it.

The ticking could...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Homerb
I'd post this in Thumpers in the XL600 thread, if...

I'd post this in Thumpers in the XL600 thread, if I were you.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 13,004
Views: 1,235,992
Posted By Homerb
I resemble that remark, Steve!

I resemble that remark, Steve!
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 13,004
Views: 1,235,992
Posted By Homerb
Ended up selling for $960!!:eek1:eek1:eek1

Ended up selling for $960!!:eek1:eek1:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13,004
Views: 1,235,992
Posted By Homerb
Will do. Postage will be the killer. To use the...

Will do. Postage will be the killer. To use the electric start you'll need the crankshaft, crankcase halves, starter motor, flywheel, starter gears, starter clutch etc etc.
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 13,004
Views: 1,235,992
Posted By Homerb
I still might buy it and part it out. You can...

I still might buy it and part it out. You can have first refusal on the electric start bits.
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13,004
Views: 1,235,992
Posted By Homerb
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/281405243922?ssPageName...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/281405243922?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_24wt_975

Rare electric start XL600 on ebay Australia

I'd be very tempted if it was closer. I need...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-31-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,727
Posted By Homerb
Love your bike Hondo. I picked mine up tonight....

Love your bike Hondo. I picked mine up tonight. Took it for a quick ride and I have to say it has the worst headlight of any bike I've owned since my 6 volt 1980 XT250!
I'll have to look into...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Homerb
Just wondering what oil your using? Car oils can...

Just wondering what oil your using? Car oils can contain additives which can cause clutch slippage.
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 64,735
Posted By Homerb
Theres a valve in the oil pump that stops the oil...

Theres a valve in the oil pump that stops the oil from flowing back into the engine from the oil tank, might be time to replace yours.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By Homerb
Br careful. Essential engine parts like pistons...

Br careful. Essential engine parts like pistons and camshafts are NLA from Honda. You can get new Wiseco pistons for the XR350, but will have to fit an XR350 rod as well.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 13,004
Views: 1,235,992
Posted By Homerb
Hey Scott, sorry to hear about the piston/bore...

Hey Scott, sorry to hear about the piston/bore issue your having. The machine shop in Gosford that bored the cylinder to match the piston seemed to know what he was doing. I'm surprised the Wiseco...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-21-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 29,399
Posted By Homerb
Sorry guys, no updates. I sold the bike a year or...

Sorry guys, no updates. I sold the bike a year or so ago. I needed a new project. Had a couple since then.
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13,004
Views: 1,235,992
Posted By Homerb
This is great news.......but, The cam in the...

This is great news.......but,
The cam in the picture isn't an XL600 cam.

Just sayin.
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13,004
Views: 1,235,992
Posted By Homerb
.010 is a bit much for exhaust valves. I thought...

.010 is a bit much for exhaust valves. I thought it was supposed to be .08.
I'd adjust them to about 0.5 and see if the noise reduces. If it does, its related to valve clearances. If not, look...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13,004
Views: 1,235,992
Posted By Homerb
I tried it with mine, without success.

I tried it with mine, without success.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13,004
Views: 1,235,992
Posted By Homerb
If everything else is with in spec, I'm betting...

If everything else is with in spec, I'm betting CDI. Especially with an intermittent spark.
Try tapping the back of the CDI and see if spark returns for a while. If it does, you've got dry soldered...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,949
Posted By Homerb
Dude, I don't believe you replaced all those...

Dude, I don't believe you replaced all those parts and put the old camchain back in! Its one of the parts that need replacing regularly. Get a new one and compare the length of the two. I'm betting...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,949
Posted By Homerb
When you replaced the camchain tensioner, did you...

When you replaced the camchain tensioner, did you replace the tensioner and shaft?
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,463,088
Posted By Homerb
My Versys with YZ250 forks, Honda Goldwing front...

My Versys with YZ250 forks, Honda Goldwing front wheel, Yamaha XT660Z rear wheel. Waiting on a R1 shock.
http://homerbsmith.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Versys/i-V7pK4N2/0/M/WP_20140414_001-M.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-07-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,934
Posted By Homerb
Wouldn't extending the swingarm lengthen the bike...

Wouldn't extending the swingarm lengthen the bike and make it corner worse?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-06-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,934
Posted By Homerb
Where they are, is about it.

Where they are, is about it.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-06-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,934
Posted By Homerb
So my rebuilt R6 shock is fitted, the Goldwing...

So my rebuilt R6 shock is fitted, the Goldwing front wheel is on and the YZ forks are sorted. Went on a 400+ km ride on the weekend and I'm really happy with the handling on road. Did some fast dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13,004
Views: 1,235,992
Posted By Homerb
I had cracks in both my side panels around the...

I had cracks in both my side panels around the bolt holes. I fixed them with some fibreglass resin and mat. Worked a treat.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-22-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,934
Posted By Homerb
I'm now waiting on the rebuilt, resprung and...

I'm now waiting on the rebuilt, resprung and revalved R6 shock to arrive and I can get on with getting it set up properly.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-21-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,934
Posted By Homerb
http://homerbsmith.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Versys/...

http://homerbsmith.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Versys/i-FPcnq6p/0/M/WP_20140410_004-M.jpg (http://homerbsmith.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Versys/34365207_9zSBLs#!i=3170857242&k=FPcnq6p)
I used some 8mm ally...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-20-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,934
Posted By Homerb
http://homerbsmith.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Versys/...

http://homerbsmith.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Versys/i-bHfzxt3/0/M/WP_20140408_003-M.jpg (http://homerbsmith.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Versys/34365207_9zSBLs#!i=3167406063&k=bHfzxt3)
Well got the YZ250...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-17-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 3,543
Views: 1,503,154
Posted By Homerb
Finally got the chance to take my 16 year old for...

Finally got the chance to take my 16 year old for her first ride today. Not sure who enjoyed it more.
http://homerbsmith.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Versys/i-kffm6cN/0/M/Emma%203-M.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-15-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 600,203
Posted By Homerb
Well its clear I'm going to need a lower front...

Well its clear I'm going to need a lower front fender of some description.
http://homerbsmith.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Versys/i-Q5z32hZ/0/S/WP_20140415_016-S.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Homerb
So its a hybrid? Electric motor plus an ICE of...

So its a hybrid? Electric motor plus an ICE of some description? Can't see it weighing under 500 lbs minimum. No thanks.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-14-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 600,203
Posted By Homerb
Dunno yet, haven't thought that far ahead.

Dunno yet, haven't thought that far ahead.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-13-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 600,203
Posted By Homerb
I agree, plan on putting some miles on it before...

I agree, plan on putting some miles on it before deciding on a low fender.
Mounting it is going to be a pain.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-13-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 600,203
Posted By Homerb
Timely post JD, I'm thinking the single Versys...

Timely post JD, I'm thinking the single Versys disc and caliper setup could be greatly improved on my YZ front end. I'm not sure which way to go. YZ caliper and disc? YZ caliper and Versys disc?...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-13-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 600,203
Posted By Homerb
Thanks for the help JD. I decided to go with a...

Thanks for the help JD. I decided to go with a white aftermarket Husaberg front fender. I just liked the shape. I cut the back off it, drilled some holes to match the YZ triple clamps and gave it 5...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-09-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 600,203
Posted By Homerb
Finally got the YZ forks fitted and mounted the...

Finally got the YZ forks fitted and mounted the instruments, headlights, ignition switch and new blinkers.

Next problem....what about the front fender. There's no way the Versys low fender is...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-09-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 600,203
Posted By Homerb
Sorry JD, don't have any specs on the R6 shock....

Sorry JD, don't have any specs on the R6 shock. I'll do some measurements for you when I get it back.

As far as the GL wheel goes, I used a single Versys rotor fitted via an adaptor plate I cut...
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