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Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 08:53 PM
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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, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13,104
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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, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13,104
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Posted By Watcher
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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, 10:12 PM
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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, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13,104
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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, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,895
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, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,895
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, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,895
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, 01:53 PM
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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, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,895
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, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13,104
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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, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
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, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,096
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, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,895
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, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,096
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, 01:35 PM
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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 03-24-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,895
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, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 1,418,916
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, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10,551
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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, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10,551
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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, 03:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,018
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, 02:32 AM
Replies: 10,551
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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, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 1,418,916
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, 02:32 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,889
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, 10:44 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,889
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, 01:07 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,889
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, 03:33 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,889
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, 12:21 AM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,895
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, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,895
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 03-08-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,895
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, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13,104
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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, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,895
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...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,018
Posted By Watcher
This was pretty much the same way I was thinking,...

This was pretty much the same way I was thinking, so I bought a used 1989 cam cover with what looks like OK rockers off of E-bay, and ordered a Stage 1 Hot Cam. My question now is whether I will need...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,895
Posted By Watcher
Apparently picture attachments have been disabled...

Apparently picture attachments have been disabled as of 2 Feb 2012. It's now necessary to link to an external account such as SmugMug. There is an announcement at the top of the Thumpers page.
Forum: Thumpers 02-29-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,018
Posted By Watcher
XL600, XR600, and XR650 camshaft interchange

So I have to make a decision. After burning out the top end including the head center journal in the 1986 XL600R, I need to repair or replace the rockers, camshaft, and head. The head and rockers are...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,895
Posted By Watcher
If you are getting voltage off the black and red...

If you are getting voltage off the black and red wire (coming from the stator) and the resistance tests on the stator, pulse coil, and ignition coil all check out, then before you buy a new cdi I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,895
Posted By Watcher
Steve, thanks for checking those overseas sites,...

Steve, thanks for checking those overseas sites, that's something I never thought of. I will keep looking for a few days but if nothing comes up I will go with Mega Cycle. I didn't know there was a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,895
Posted By Watcher
When we first got the 86 I didn't know much about...

When we first got the 86 I didn't know much about the oil flowing to head issue and ended up running around on the bike for 20 or 30 minutes with no oil, none, getting to the top end. I had been...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By Watcher
I have some parts off of an XL350 on the both of...

I have some parts off of an XL350 on the both of the XL600R's ( bought the parts on ebay ) so some parts are interchangeable. I bought so many parts I can't remember which ones came off the XL350,...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,115
Posted By Watcher
+1 on the waterproof paper. Chandlery supply...

+1 on the waterproof paper. Chandlery supply outfits sell various types of waterproof notebooks. Example here (http://www.thechandleryonline.com/product_info.php?products_id=1584).
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