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Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
This is cool. My dad found the brochure he got...

This is cool. My dad found the brochure he got when he bought the '87 XL600R...

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n306/exgratiaiii/600XL10001_zpsd0277932.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 07:23 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
That's a gorgeous tank...

That's a gorgeous tank...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
I guess they're exactly the same? At $60 a pop,...

I guess they're exactly the same? At $60 a pop, I'd see a hydraulic shop making stainless braided lines for less...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 09:47 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Anyone know of a good shop to build new oil lines...

Anyone know of a good shop to build new oil lines for the front of the XL motors? I figure any hydraulic shop could do it, and I figure they're bound to go at some point...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 08:13 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Up through 2000, for sure. The one I got is from...

Up through 2000, for sure. The one I got is from Rick's Electrics. Got it on Amazon, for XR600R's, years 88-2000.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 08:37 AM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Difference or Placebo? I threw in the new...

Difference or Placebo?

I threw in the new "red box" XR CDI, and my bike seemed to run... smoother. Not tremendously, but noticeably.

The old one was so-so, and the one Christian sent me seemed...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 08:30 AM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Either CheapCycleParts or Partzilla...

Either CheapCycleParts or Partzilla...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 09:33 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Whoa. I bought one last year, and it was still...

Whoa. I bought one last year, and it was still available from Honda. Now it's not... hope mine doesn't go any time soon...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 12:53 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Cool...

Cool...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 11:00 AM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Even a new rocker box gasket? I thought those...

Even a new rocker box gasket? I thought those ALWAYS went on wet...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
I tried a Duro tire out once, and didn't like it....

I tried a Duro tire out once, and didn't like it. The lugs started tearing at less than 600 miles...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 11:09 AM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
...aaaaaand to those needing a new CDI, DONT'T...

...aaaaaand to those needing a new CDI, DONT'T order from regulatorrectifier.com.

I asked them about their CDI that failed in a year, and they said they do not warranty them.

Wonder why...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Just wanted to put a quick plug out there for...

Just wanted to put a quick plug out there for Ricky Stator and their customer service.

During my recent electrical mishap, I began to think it was my stator from Ricky Stator that was causing the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Cool. Thanks for all the info, Dave... I...

Cool. Thanks for all the info, Dave...

I need to find an XR swingarm and XR drum wheel...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
How's that XR600 rear drum? (I'm assuming that's...

How's that XR600 rear drum? (I'm assuming that's what you're using)
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 10:47 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
No, but it was from RegulatorRectifier.com and...

No, but it was from RegulatorRectifier.com and I've seen other's come from that place with the lightning bolt...




Cool, Just ordered one. I won't need to rewire mine, since I have the later...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 10:18 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Thanks to Crobox for sending me that CDI to test...

Thanks to Crobox for sending me that CDI to test out, 'cause my bike started first kick! Popped it in to test, and saw no spark, but then realized the ignition was off. Haha... :doh Flipped it on,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Includes rockers too? Interesting... You can...

Includes rockers too? Interesting...

You can be our Guinea Pig, RFVC600R...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 09:59 AM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Is that height gained from the XR Swingarm?

Is that height gained from the XR Swingarm?
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 08:57 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Thanks man! PM Sent...

Thanks man! PM Sent...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 11:04 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
That would be awesome. Do you know if it's...

That would be awesome. Do you know if it's working?

I will pay for shipping, obviously. Not sure I could get one any quicker...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 09:13 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
I've checked both. I get continuity on the...

I've checked both. I get continuity on the ignition switch when turned on, and I only get continuity on the kill switch when turned off (to ground), which I believe is correct.

Am I testing that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 09:12 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
I really appreciate the offer, but they are...

I really appreciate the offer, but they are different from 83/84 and the older models, mine being an '87...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 08:44 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Gotcha. I replaced it with a small machined screw...

Gotcha. I replaced it with a small machined screw I cut the head off of and ground the threads down. Still nothing. And I'm looking for the spark in total darkness with the plug against the header,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 09:07 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
I have two coils with their own boots that test...

I have two coils with their own boots that test well and both are within spec. I've tried both and no cigar.

I'm unsure of what you mean with the wire...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 08:48 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Resistor or resistance? Resistance checks out...

Resistor or resistance? Resistance checks out fine...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 08:37 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
So... I'm getting over 60 volts from the...

So... I'm getting over 60 volts from the black/red wire while kicking. Nearly 70...

I guess that's fine. Any other ideas why I'm not getting spark? Everything checks out fine... New Stator, CDI,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 10:41 AM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Ricky Stator is saying that 95 ohms is within...

Ricky Stator is saying that 95 ohms is within their specs for the exciter coils. Can one of you folks with a Ricky Stator test the resistance on theirs? Black/Red wire and Ground (shock bolt)...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 06:15 AM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Wow, very cool. I guess I'm pulling mine tonight....

Wow, very cool. I guess I'm pulling mine tonight. Good thing I've got a spare gasket...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 10:34 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Oh, nice. What's their warranty? A year? I've had...

Oh, nice. What's their warranty? A year? I've had mine RIGHT at a year. Did you have to send your old one back in first?
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 08:56 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Well, today the bike sputtered and died. Felt...

Well, today the bike sputtered and died. Felt like gas, but after trying to kick her, it felt like a weak spark, and after pushing it back to my house, I found I was right. No spark, not even a weak...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Been riding the XL all over the place, as well as...

Been riding the XL all over the place, as well as to and from work nearly every day. put about 1200 miles on her in the last few months.

But she's been leaking oil. It started out as a random drop...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Well... sorta. And only on the later models,...

Well... sorta.

And only on the later models, without the 5th valve. The cables operate the valve, but the valve can't operate the cable. When adjusted properly, the decompression mechanism...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 11:00 AM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
This won't matter on cable clearance. Just...

This won't matter on cable clearance. Just measure the clearance when the kick starter is in its upward most position. There is no relationship between the valves and the decompression cables... Just...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
But... they're not all the same. No retainer on...

But... they're not all the same. No retainer on 83-86, so the tubes pull right apart, as in the videos posted above. But in '87, they disassemble like you and I stated.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Those help, but not in this case. The '87's are...

Those help, but not in this case. The '87's are different...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
On '87 they changed the design, somewhat. You're...

On '87 they changed the design, somewhat. You're gonna have to "slam" them apart several times until the bushing and seal come out of the lower together. There is a retaining clip on the under side...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 02:46 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Broken return spring, would be my guess... is it...

Broken return spring, would be my guess... is it intermittent?
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 01:55 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Mine kicks over MUCH easier without this cable....

Mine kicks over MUCH easier without this cable. Just find TDC (again, much easier without cable) pull the manual decomp and bump it past TDC, then give it the beans... First kick starts all day,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 12:26 PM
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Posted By Aaron from Texas
Ha, all that bandwidth...

Ha, all that bandwidth...
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