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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:09 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
I have used these. Seem to be very good quality. ...

I have used these. Seem to be very good quality. They ship from Taiwan fairly fast to the USA. They are all chrome but do have the correct 10mm treads and reverse thread for the right side. They...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:39 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
I re-read your earlier post about the neutral...

I re-read your earlier post about the neutral light. Now that I think about it and the fact your ground wire was disconnected, you were probably backfeeding a ground from the neutral light circuit....
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:07 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
Very happy you found the problem.

Very happy you found the problem.
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 05:24 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
Do you have a blue/Yellow wire? That normally...

Do you have a blue/Yellow wire? That normally comes from the side stand switch. The blue/yellow can be grounded to simulate the side stand is up. Then the neutral light switch should work...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 05:12 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
I hope you can find another set, I'd sure like to...

I hope you can find another set, I'd sure like to have that one. I've got a little over a month before leaving for Colorado and would like to find one before then.

Steve
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 06:49 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
Great, thanks..:clap

Great, thanks..:clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 07:01 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
Can you send a pic of it, I have a very damaged...

Can you send a pic of it, I have a very damaged one that could serve as a source of material to fix the melted spot. Is the one you have faded or bright red still?
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 04:59 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
A sea of red, anyone have an extra Right side...

A sea of red, anyone have an extra Right side air scoop and both black deflectors for the 80's XT's?

Forks look awsome, Jeff.
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 05:03 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
WOO HOO, always good to hear... I thought...

WOO HOO, always good to hear...

I thought I'd pass on info about a new tool I just found out about, the Baja No Pinch Tire Tool.

http://www.bajanopinch.com/how-to-use-the-tool/
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 04:26 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
JJ, you seem to have more experience with Wiseco...

JJ, you seem to have more experience with Wiseco and I accept your wisdom. I've never had problems with cast, and as long as you don't have excessive rocking due to wear I don't expect there to be a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 06:59 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
Since Wiseco pistons are forged, they expand at a...

Since Wiseco pistons are forged, they expand at a different rate and generally require more clearance than the OEM piston. Since they are forged, they require more warm up before run hard or they may...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 02:18 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
Shipping can be a bad. If you put your country...

Shipping can be a bad. If you put your country in the name area it is easier to make suggestions. I do not know what other springs may work. Someone can jump in here with suggestions closer to your...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 08:06 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
I've found eBay to be the best price. You just...

I've found eBay to be the best price. You just have to keep looking and you can find the lowest price. I think I paid less than 70 dollars. Prices were all over the place, watch out for excessive...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 08:35 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
Very nice, you can't have too many. I'd like to...

Very nice, you can't have too many. I'd like to find another.....
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 06:09 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
Shoot, grab a ferry across the lake to Wisconsin,...

Shoot, grab a ferry across the lake to Wisconsin, JJ will fix you right up.... I crossed the lake a few years ago with travel trailer.... North of Sheboygan.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 06:05 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
Not from that area of Kansas, Don't have...

Not from that area of Kansas, Don't have relatives there either. My son lives in the Wichita area.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 04:57 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
Lost track of who has which problem and who I...

Lost track of who has which problem and who I asked about what. So If I am duplicating, please understand.

The US bikes use a combination of sidestand switch and neutral switch to kill the engine...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 04:38 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
It does sound like carb problems or air leaks. ...

It does sound like carb problems or air leaks. When you had the carb apart did you pull the brass part the main jet was screwed into? This is the emulsion tube and has a series of hole that can...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 04:13 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
Have you had the top end apart? If torqued...

Have you had the top end apart? If torqued properly, the head gasket should not leak like that. If someone reused an old head gasket at some prior time, then that is probably the culprit. Only way...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 03:55 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
As long as you are at 7mm +-1 from the separation...

As long as you are at 7mm +-1 from the separation line, you should be good.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 12:25 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
In my experience, I've had to play with the tube...

In my experience, I've had to play with the tube up and down to get a good reading. Seems like surface tension and the fact tha the gas won't flow back into the carb can give you a false reading. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 05:46 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
Sorry JJ, we both answered at the same time, go...

Sorry JJ, we both answered at the same time, go ahead....

I am anxious to hear about where the white puffs are coming from, any ideas?

I am thinking cam chain jumped a cog... how many miles on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 07:47 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
JJ, what brand are the forks you have with this...

JJ, what brand are the forks you have with this kit? Would they be fairly easy to get on going? I like the part about being able to use the original wheel, what about the caliper etc. is there an...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 04:23 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
JJ I am anxious to hear what you come us with for...

JJ I am anxious to hear what you come us with for re-valving the old rear shock, external adjustments and remote reservoir.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 01:55 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
I just put Progressive brand progressive springs...

I just put Progressive brand progressive springs in my xt and used amzoil 10 fork oil. Man what a difference in the old style forks. Not modern USD forks but the nose dive is now controlled. I set...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 10:41 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
happy to help out.

happy to help out.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 06:56 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
While on the subject of Air Scoops, anyone have a...

While on the subject of Air Scoops, anyone have a Right side Red one for an 84 to 89 Xt600 USA model?
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 10:32 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
Much better throttle and clutch control showing...

Much better throttle and clutch control showing it can be done from a dead stop right at the bottom.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 06:54 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
It is a learning process we all go through. While...

It is a learning process we all go through. While I watched I instinctively KNEW the guy would not make it and he did not, as JJ said momentum is the key to that crossing. Starting at the board is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 07:27 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
Hey, I learned something, never thought to use a...

Hey, I learned something, never thought to use a torx bit.... Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 07:41 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
Many times when this happens to a bolt, the...

Many times when this happens to a bolt, the pressure is relieved and the broken part is loose. Feel it to see, if so, carefully use a sharp pointed punch and and tap in the direction of removal. It...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 07:36 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
Thank you Mark...

Thank you Mark...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 11:40 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
If you do put a set screw, document it and post...

If you do put a set screw, document it and post it. Many can benefit from your expertise this way.

Steve
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 10:39 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
Do you think JB weld in the thru-hole would be...

Do you think JB weld in the thru-hole would be enough to stop the oil or would it just blow out?

How much more oil pressure do the newer pumps put out. I see from the manual the stock pump is very...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 09:02 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
Thank you, you have validated my plan to do the...

Thank you, you have validated my plan to do the same with my original cover.

Steve
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 07:14 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
Oil drain back is the general consensus of the...

Oil drain back is the general consensus of the other forums I posted in. Sounds reasonable.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 08:59 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
Well, I have looked and looked and see no outlet...

Well, I have looked and looked and see no outlet for the oil around that bottom bolt. Seems silly to have to use a oring for no purpose.

I plan to spray some cleaner through all the oil passages...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 08:09 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
The German cover is exactly the same as my 86. ...

The German cover is exactly the same as my 86. There is NO steel insert that I can see. I was able to thread the helicoil in the threads unless the newer covers use a larger shoulder bolt.

I have...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 07:00 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
Oil filter bolt thread repair

Since the oil filter cover bottom bolts strips out easily, I am looking for suggestions as to possible repairs. I fixed one years ago using a helicoil and it is holding fine. I tried to fix one the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 06:28 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
I certainly would think someone would be...

I certainly would think someone would be interested if they have a cracked rocker box.
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