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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:54 AM
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Posted By davek181
I have burned off two and a half sets of 270's at...

I have burned off two and a half sets of 270's at the advice of KLR friends. They went my customary 3K rear, maybe 3500 on one. They worked ok and were cheap enough but they have a wiggle in them...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2015, 02:59 PM
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Posted By davek181
I never get more than 3500 miles either on the...

I never get more than 3500 miles either on the rear, this one is just about to turn 3K and almost to the wear bar. I might milk another 500 out of it just because I am a lazy cheapskate.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2015, 02:54 PM
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Posted By davek181
I guess so, better watch it though, we don't want...

I guess so, better watch it though, we don't want any more people in this country than we have now.

It is terrible here stay away, don't immigrate, you are better off where you are. We might...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2015, 06:10 AM
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Posted By davek181
It is good. I just ordered another rear tire...

It is good. I just ordered another rear tire because I am due, $67.98 to the door, and it generally gets to the door in about two days. Doesn't get much better than that I agree.

I figure the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 05:36 PM
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Posted By davek181
brake line

A line with banjos on both ends will work as long as it is lone enough to reach.

What is the cylinder off of? What bore size? Stock is 1/2" or 12.7mm, you can get a little more force with a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 10:45 AM
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Posted By davek181
whoever buys it will need to get the whole...

whoever buys it will need to get the whole package, swingarm and wheel together, and maybe shock too in order for it to work at all. I hope some random person doesn't buy just a part of it for a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 07:31 AM
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Posted By davek181
I noticed the gold rim too, wonder if they laced...

I noticed the gold rim too, wonder if they laced a gold XL hoop onto KLR hub or what? More of a streeterish looking tire too, supermoto?
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 06:37 AM
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Posted By davek181
suspension and brakes

For you Cali guys, or more local, I stumbled onto a frame for sale on ebay. He is calling it 83 XL600 which it looks like mostly. If you look closely though someone has modified it for rear disc...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 05:28 AM
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Posted By davek181
oil cooler

12120, I used the XR 400 oil cooler since I liked the looks and compactness of it. I used AN fittings and braided line to hook everything up. Bracket fabrication involved welding a couple of tabs...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 06:22 PM
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Posted By davek181
oil cooler efficiency

I recently simplified my wiring a bit after relocating my turn signals necessitated by installing a windshield. Typical on my bike anymore, one modification spawns two more to make it work. Anyway...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 12:50 PM
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Posted By davek181
clutch lever oil leak

I put a new seal in mine, twice, still leaked periodically. I found the cover worn out down inside where there is no needle bearing would allow the shaft to move enough to leak. I was mildly...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 08:43 AM
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Posted By davek181
My rear brakes squeaked the first set I wore out....

My rear brakes squeaked the first set I wore out. I switched to EBC shoes and all is good again. I scared up a slightly longer arm for the rear drum, possibly XR(?) and that helped a little though...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 08:13 AM
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Posted By davek181
suspension

Springs can be stiffened by the "poor boy" method of cutting them. At least on the front, there is not enough room to play on the rear.

I cut my CR springs when I was trying out the forks to see...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 07:20 AM
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Posted By davek181
I figured out a solution for the gauge and...

I figured out a solution for the gauge and headlight mounting and posted a build many miles back on the site. You will lose your steering lock/ignition switch option unless you get more creative...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 03:16 PM
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Posted By davek181
Bump it just past tdc, give it a good full solid...

Bump it just past tdc, give it a good full solid kick, repeat as necessary. Hard to start hot, or cold? Jetting???

Upgrades? yes to all, and more
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 05:53 AM
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Posted By davek181
I prefer to do all the work on my bike in the...

I prefer to do all the work on my bike in the shop at my leisure and not on he trail, or road. I have never had a disabling breakdown but I have had two flat tires over all the years of riding, so I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 01:11 PM
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Posted By davek181
tools

I carry the Honda factory toolkit in it's box. I also carry in the pack on my rack tire irons, hand pump, patch kit, and if desired a front tire tube. (can be used in the rear in a pinch) I carry...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2015, 03:18 PM
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Posted By davek181
xrl

I rode a stock XRL off and on for a month while my XL was waiting for parts. A friend let me use it and do all the usual modes to it like Carb and air cleaner and desmog, etc.

All the while I was...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2015, 07:41 AM
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Posted By davek181
jets

Those must be sigma's own jets because the sizes make no sense at all in Keihin.

I just dropped my jetting to summer mode 122/110 Keihin. Feels great on the valley floor on a cooler day, may...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2015, 07:16 PM
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Posted By davek181
I know, sorry, the question was not intended for...

I know, sorry, the question was not intended for you, but it does appear that way on re-read.

Give an idiot a keyboard and these thing happen.
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2015, 07:05 PM
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Posted By davek181
Dogsitting

I have been dogsitting while the wife is off and away and have been missing good rides in the good weather. He is just a little guy 12 pound Bichon that is graying up quite nicely after spending his...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2015, 01:07 PM
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Posted By davek181
What jets are you running? which carbs?

What jets are you running? which carbs?
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2015, 01:04 PM
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Posted By davek181
The bike will run and operate as normal without a...

The bike will run and operate as normal without a battery, except for the turn signals will not blink. I jettisoned my battery years ago as I got tired of the mess, the weight, the needing to buy a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2015, 07:34 AM
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Posted By davek181
xl longevity

Good looking bike for the miles Iain. makes my bike just a baby at a mere 85,000 KM.

But as they say "She has had some work done."
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2015, 07:49 AM
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Posted By davek181
barn find

A running version of that bike just disappeared in one day off craigslist here locally for $1200. You would be hard pressed to get that going again for that amount.
How many miles on it? there is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 07:45 PM
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Posted By davek181
XL wheel

I put my XL wheel in my XR swingarm, it just needed to be narrowed a little and relieve the brake locating pin groove some.

I didn't give a hoot about the cush drive, and still don't, didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 02:50 PM
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Posted By davek181
I don't mind the 270's on the rear, they have too...

I don't mind the 270's on the rear, they have too much squirm on the front for my liking on the street. They and the 244 are Korean copies of an IRC tire that I don't buy because I am a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 07:52 AM
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Posted By davek181
I barely find time to ride the bike I have, I...

I barely find time to ride the bike I have, I don't know what I would do with several of them. Besides I like the one I have quite a bit. It is made of several bikes, does that count?

I have...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 05:10 AM
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Posted By davek181
riding

Love this weather, been riding mine everyday now, mostly commuting but still a ride. About time to start shopping for a new rear tire again. I really don't know which one till I literally pull the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 08:59 AM
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Posted By davek181
Rear shock

I have a good used original XL rear shock. I might even have an XR laying around. I will search the corners of the shop when I get down there again.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 01:53 PM
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Posted By davek181
Looks like it was attacked by narwhals.

Looks like it was attacked by narwhals.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 10:08 AM
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Posted By davek181
It was my first real off road ride since the...

It was my first real off road ride since the revalves on the forks and shocks. Have been primarily on slab and occasional gravel roads.

I am pretty happy with it now, finally got my clickers...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 06:05 AM
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Posted By davek181
ride

Took my newly christened "street bike" for a 100 mile ride yesterday. Half was gravel, and of that 20 miles of streambed riding down to the Salmon river. Wonderful day, wonderful ride, no...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 07:32 PM
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Posted By davek181
Got Hondabond?

Got Hondabond?
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 05:36 PM
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Posted By davek181
16t

I ran a 16 for a lot of miles. It is a little tight but it works. I changed my primaries so I don't use it anymore. I should send it to you.
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 05:04 PM
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Posted By davek181
jets

I prefer as lean a pilot jet as it will run on for starting and idling reasons. In the heat of the summer I have run main jets 120/110, or 120/112, at near sea level. cooler temps require a little...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 07:12 AM
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Posted By davek181
Probably as Steve says, big end bearing gone bad....

Probably as Steve says, big end bearing gone bad. I have never seen a crank break other than mine, on a bike anyway. All bearings were fine, and everything else for that mattter, just a crack on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 06:34 AM
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Posted By davek181
noise

Noise and vibration is always bad. You were right to shut it down till you discover the problem. I pretty much knew right away it was trouble when my crank broke, but I was several miles away from...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 04:56 AM
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Posted By davek181
oil pipe

The oil delivery pipe runs from the clutch cover oil filter area to the cylinder head. If you crack it while running, or cranking it should pump out oil.

In any case I think it is a little late...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 05:34 PM
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Posted By davek181
got oil delivery? crack a banjo bolt on the...

got oil delivery?

crack a banjo bolt on the oil delivery pipe, should pump out some oil, low pressure, but some oil.
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