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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By Walterxr650l
REI...

REI (http://www.rei.com/product/602119/heavy-duty-thread-for-awl), Campmor (http://www.campmor.com/Product___21800?cm_vc=PDPZ1), Cabela's...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 754
Posted By Walterxr650l
For general leather conditioning and short term...

For general leather conditioning and short term Waterproofing, This stuff works good.

http://www.langlitz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/leather_dressing.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
When has that ever stopped him before? Walter

When has that ever stopped him before?

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
What! No pictures of you trying to ride across...

What! No pictures of you trying to ride across the top?

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,192
Posted By Walterxr650l
At least I'm concerned. :D[/QUOTE] To...

At least I'm concerned. :D[/QUOTE]

To paraphrase something I once heard.
It is not wise to piss off the one who rebuilds the bike you fly on.:lol3

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
The separator being off the bike wont help that. ...

The separator being off the bike wont help that.

Yes document the oil loss, unless you are one of those that likes working on the bike more than riding. Don't panic until you have proved that you...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,005
Posted By Walterxr650l
That is normal for the OEM sprocket. Just put it...

That is normal for the OEM sprocket. Just put it on and run it. It will wear in. Or if that bothers you, buy an aftermarket sprocket.

Walter
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,585
Posted By Walterxr650l
https://www.boot.com/dehnmp1.jpg...

https://www.boot.com/dehnmp1.jpg (https://www.boot.com/bdstock.htm)

https://www.boot.com/WescoHarnStock.jpg (https://www.boot.com/bwharn.shtml)

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
No need for a welder. Buy a pop riveter. Put a...

No need for a welder. Buy a pop riveter. Put a rivet every 2 inches along the joint. If you want it water tight, sand the joint surface to give them some tooth, and then put on a bead of sealant on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
The cable for the XR600R is 2 inches longer but...

The cable for the XR600R is 2 inches longer but will work fine. Probably any cable that is close to the same length will work.

Walter
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Walterxr650l
If I was going to carry a hand pump on my...

If I was going to carry a hand pump on my motorcycle, it would be one of the Morph pumps by Topeak. My choice for on the motorcycle would be the Turbo Morph...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,172
Posted By Walterxr650l
It is rare that a video will get even that from...

It is rare that a video will get even that from me. Give me a sharp well composed photo or series of photos. I can study them for as short or long as needed. The problem with videos is. First I have...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
Yes I had that problem. I have learned to insert...

Yes I had that problem. I have learned to insert the carb into the airbox boot first, and tighten the clamp. I can then stretch the airbox boot , by pushing on the carb, enough to seat the carb into...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Walterxr650l
If you look at the splines on the counter shaft....

If you look at the splines on the counter shaft. Where the spline groves end, You will see that they ramp up to the full shaft diameter at an angle. Now look at the backside of your sprocket. (The...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By Walterxr650l
Just find yourself a good downpour and go for a...

Just find yourself a good downpour and go for a several hour ride in it. That should soak them right off. :D








Walter
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-16-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10,069
Views: 2,096,018
Posted By Walterxr650l
http://images.craigslist.org/00L0L_k0yp3IS5mJu_600...

http://images.craigslist.org/00L0L_k0yp3IS5mJu_600x450.jpg

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/mcy/4632285634.html

:D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-16-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10,069
Views: 2,096,018
Posted By Walterxr650l
http://images.craigslist.org/00Y0Y_1fjK68mEaja_600...

http://images.craigslist.org/00Y0Y_1fjK68mEaja_600x450.jpg

...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By Walterxr650l
Yes just match the other links. Walter

Yes just match the other links.

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
From the bottom, go between the connector and the...

From the bottom, go between the connector and the tab. If it doesn't release you probably have not pushed the screw driver far enough up. It is just a square plastic bump molded into the back side of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
Slide a flat bladed screw driver up between the...

Slide a flat bladed screw driver up between the connector and the frame. There is a release up in there. Once you get that released you can pull the connector up off of the frame tab. Then you will...
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By Walterxr650l
Xr650l?

In the front of my Honda shop manual for the XR650L it lists these specs for the front master cylinder.

master cylinder I.D. standard 12.700 - 12.743 mm, service limit 12.75 mm
master piston O.D....
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
The fuel valves on mine sat right against the...

The fuel valves on mine sat right against the fins, as in touching. I didn't like that, so with the help of one of the welders at work I made these offsets.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
In that case, I don't have any idea what you had...

In that case, I don't have any idea what you had going on.

Walter
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By Walterxr650l
I think I paid $80 something for mine new in...

I think I paid $80 something for mine new in 2006. I think $50 for a used set is fair. If I ever get around to listing mine in the flea market I will probably ask $40.

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
Gasoline expands when it warms. So a full tank in...

Gasoline expands when it warms. So a full tank in a hot sun and it can push fuel out the vent. The engine heating the tank from the underside only makes this worse. One solution would be to leave...
Forum: Americas 08-29-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By Walterxr650l
Go to the tourism websites of the...

Go to the tourism websites of the states/provinces you will be visiting. A lot of them will mail you maps free for the asking. If you are a member of an auto club like AAA, check with them. Maps may...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
What page do you suppose this thread could be on,...

What page do you suppose this thread could be on, if it had been around since 1993?:D

Walter
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By Walterxr650l
You should be fine. I have put tubes in dry like...

You should be fine. I have put tubes in dry like that many times. The only time I had a problem was when the tube had a fresh patch on it. Then the glue around the patch can cause it to stick to the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-11-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,402
Posted By Walterxr650l
Build your own.

Buy the book Building a Strip Canoe (http://www.amazon.com/Building-Second-Edition-Revised-Expanded/dp/1565234839/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407810184&sr=8-1&keywords=Building+a+Strip+Canoe). Follow the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
There are a lot of airplanes flying around with...

There are a lot of airplanes flying around with fuel tanks that are riveted together. The seams and rivet holes are sealed with Proseal or a generic equivalent. At work we sell this stuff. Tank...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
I think the oil temperatures you are seeing are...

I think the oil temperatures you are seeing are pretty normal for the speeds and air temperatures that you are riding in. If you want to see lower oil temperatures on your dip stick, you need to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
Are you sure it's not a twin? It has two exhaust...

Are you sure it's not a twin? It has two exhaust pipes coming off of the engine.:lol3:lol3:lol3


Walter
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
What? Hydraulic battery fluid? :confused ...

What? Hydraulic battery fluid? :confused

Maybe measure whatever tube it is, that you plan to replace, and then buy the new ones the same length.

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
I doubt that you will have a problem. I've had my...

I doubt that you will have a problem. I've had my tank off the bike all winter before and it went back on fine. Now whether the USD forks will cause an issue? I don't know. I don't have those.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
Turn the nut on those and not the bolt. Then you...

Turn the nut on those and not the bolt. Then you won't bugger them up and need to replace them. The allen socket on the bolt is only there so that you can prevent the bolt from spinning during the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu357/WalterMan...

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu357/WalterManley/Alaska%202013/DSC_0311.jpg

I use two of Wolfman's large rollie bags (http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/large-rolie-bag) with their large...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
After you spin the broken stud out. If you end up...

After you spin the broken stud out. If you end up having to order a new stud, you can put a bolt in the hole until the new stud arrives.

Walter
Forum: Trip Planning 06-30-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,917
Posted By Walterxr650l
Carry a complete tool kit. Know how to fix a...

Carry a complete tool kit. Know how to fix a flat, Carry spare tube/s and a patch kit. Carry a couple spare master links and a short chunk of chain. Have some emergency repair items like gorilla or...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Walterxr650l
Well if you look down the row of yellow links on...

Well if you look down the row of yellow links on the left side of the old clunky website, you will find a link that says, visit our official CH website. Click it and you get the other website. So my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 76,619
Views: 8,181,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
Just keep the price a little to high, it won't...

Just keep the price a little to high, it won't sell, and then you will get to keep it.:lol3

Walter
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