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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By BRPtourer
Great bike! Tomorrow you need to ride another...

Great bike!
Tomorrow you need to ride another 55 miles minimum. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,633
Posted By BRPtourer
I must be doing something wrong...I tend to buy...

I must be doing something wrong...I tend to buy ratty old bikes cheap, spend way too much money fixing them up, ride the crap out of them for a bit, then sell them way too cheap to fund the next...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,072
Posted By BRPtourer
Great entertainment reading this while having my...

Great entertainment reading this while having my morning coffee.... I just love threads like this! :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9,299
Views: 1,860,207
Posted By BRPtourer
I'm not surprised... I used to be rather...

I'm not surprised... I used to be rather belligerent toward them in my younger days. I learned.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9,299
Views: 1,860,207
Posted By BRPtourer
Being that I am short, fat, bald and ugly, I...

Being that I am short, fat, bald and ugly, I figured she would realize that I was joking.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9,299
Views: 1,860,207
Posted By BRPtourer
I was cruising through town the other day, not...

I was cruising through town the other day, not paying attention, probably going a little over the posted 25 mph. Got pulled over by a somewhat attractive female cop and she asked the age old stupid...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
Never heard this term before, curious as to the...

Never heard this term before, curious as to the meaning...

Good to hear your bike is back on the road, what front tire are you planning to run?
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
Just for reference only, I saw a very nice '86...

Just for reference only, I saw a very nice '86 for sale in Tahoe for $1500.00 a few weeks ago. They are out there, just have to be patient and keep looking.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
I have been following this thread for a while and...

I have been following this thread for a while and thought I would add my .02...
I have read several other threads about guys doing rebuilds using the Weisco 11:1 pistons in their XL600's and not had...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
Scrubby.... I get most of my stuff off ebay or...

Scrubby....
I get most of my stuff off ebay or from Bike Bandit online unless it is generic bike parts like filters, mirrors, lights, etc, those I get from my local bike shop.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
Laugh Sorry Head, had to add my .02

Sorry Head, had to add my .02
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
rear wheel issues

jontow,
It sounds like one of your spacers is either the wrong one or worn down badly. Sometimes it is hard to tell wear as the spacer will wear even and flat, usually with some mushrooming around...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
mirrors and ign

Get a pair of Ken Sean dual sport mirrors. I have them on mine and they give good view on the street and fold down out of harms way when on the trail. Got them at my local bike shop for about $14...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
weight

Actually, according to most of the tech articles I've read, both the 350 and 600 weigh about the same. Have fun!
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
Oh Geeez..... When I saw that first pic I...

Oh Geeez..... When I saw that first pic I thought, is that a KLR with a milk crate on it sitting with them nice bikes? After seeing the 3rd pic I feel better. :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
Depending on the ATF you used I believe most is...

Depending on the ATF you used I believe most is about 7.5 weight. Try 10 or 15 weight fork oil and experiment around with different oil levels, a couple cc either way often makes a noticeable...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
Just going by memory, I recall reading there...

Just going by memory, I recall reading there should be 3 mm slack in the cable at TDC. I took mine off a long time ago. Mine never seemed to work right, maybe I was adjusting it wrong?

Sorry, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 39,029
Posted By BRPtourer
In some jurisdictions, particularly small ones,...

In some jurisdictions, particularly small ones, if a local officer pulls you over they are pretty much required to issue a citation. Often a cell phone or seatbelt violation is the cheapest one on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
If it runs near as good as it looks, you got...

If it runs near as good as it looks, you got yourself one sweet ride there!
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
spark plug socket

I bought one of these....
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001DDABGG/ref=asc_df_B001DDABGG1953495?smid=A2WAT8K10UQ2A0&tag=nextagusmp0399911-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395105&creativeASIN=B001DDABGG
I bought...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13,128
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Posted By BRPtourer
^^ When you think you've seen it all ^^ Clever!

^^ When you think you've seen it all ^^
Clever!
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
Bike Bandit has them for $16.25 US, dunno about...

Bike Bandit has them for $16.25 US, dunno about shipping to Canada.
http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorcycles/1985-honda-xl600r/o/m9701#sch408652
They call it a holder, if that is the part I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,334
Posted By BRPtourer
When I am selling something like that I decide...

When I am selling something like that I decide what is the minimum amount I am willing to accept for it and then list the asking price a little higher. I don't know how people are where you live, but...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
If the paint on the carbs is just cheap spray...

If the paint on the carbs is just cheap spray bomb stuff a good carb cleaner will usually take it off. I prefer Berkibile 2+2 Gum Cutter in the blue and red can, some of the others like Gumout and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,553
Posted By BRPtourer
I always list something for sale a little higher...

I always list something for sale a little higher than what I will take for it as I find most buyers want to haggle and it is much easier to sell if I leave a little breathing room. Usually, I find...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
Crispy??? Did it catch on fire? :rofl

Crispy??? Did it catch on fire? :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
Kenny, Thanks for the info

Kenny,
Thanks for the info
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
Kenny, Any more info on the MSR AC regulator?...

Kenny,
Any more info on the MSR AC regulator? Such as part number? Is it a generic unit you wire in, or an application specific for an XL?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,978
Posted By BRPtourer
I've sold a few with test rides and a few...

I've sold a few with test rides and a few without, usually asked for some kind of collateral and most people have no problem with that.
I was selling an XL600r and some young kid was interested. I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
That is amazing mpg shortlife, about 75 mpg as I...

That is amazing mpg shortlife, about 75 mpg as I figure. I get around 50-ish with a Trapp and Unifilter, stock front sprocket and 45 rear. Are you sure your speedo is reading right? If it is, don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,303
Posted By BRPtourer
I don't know how much trouble it is on a DRz but...

I don't know how much trouble it is on a DRz but you could take the seat and tank off before you cover it?
I have 2 bikes and only room for one in my shed so one stays behind the house in the yard...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
Bummer that your "new" bike broke already, but...

Bummer that your "new" bike broke already, but with 25 year old machines stuff does break occasionally. However, you will find that these bikes are pretty rock-solid. A kick starter spring breaking...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
Actually it is more likely for the return hole to...

Actually it is more likely for the return hole to get plugged on a bike than a car. The hole in an auto master is usually 1/8 inch or so, the return hole in a bike master is usually very tiny. Good...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
sticky front caliper

I have had this issue with several older bikes in the past, it has been my experience that it was never the caliper itself but rather the tiny fluid return hole in the bottom of the master cylinder...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
carb icing

I have seen more issues with carb icing at temps just above freezing than any other time, this is on auto engines though. The air at just above freezing can hold a good bit of moisture and then it is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
I know of no practical ways to do this at home. ...

I know of no practical ways to do this at home.
You would have to accurately measure combustion chamber volume with the piston at TDC and then measure total volume with the piston at BDC. If you had...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-05-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By BRPtourer
I had an FJ12 also, it is the only bike I really...

I had an FJ12 also, it is the only bike I really regret letting go. An awesome beast. The 11 is basically the same bike. As previously stated they were known for 2nd gear problems if abused, I never...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,270
Posted By BRPtourer
I always painted WIDGI on top of my tank by the...

I always painted WIDGI on top of my tank by the gas cap (When in doubt, gas it). In the dirt it will more often than not get you out of trouble more than braking will, especially if the front wheel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9,299
Views: 1,860,207
Posted By BRPtourer
Bwaahahaha, good answer! :rofl

Bwaahahaha, good answer! :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13,128
Views: 1,263,648
Posted By BRPtourer
And no, you cannot use just any screw. It has a...

And no, you cannot use just any screw. It has a calibrated, tapered tip on it.
And it should have an o-ring on it to prevent it from backing out as I recall.
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