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Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 803
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
I hope we didn't discourage you from working on...

I hope we didn't discourage you from working on the awesome RFVC XR5:D

Here are a few more things to look at while you are in the engine:

1) check the connecting rod closely. They are NA from...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 803
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
OK, I'm back after Thanksgiving. The bike is...

OK, I'm back after Thanksgiving.

The bike is an 83 and has an aftermarket piston in it, therefore its been messed with previously. So my vote for the cause of the head/chamber damage is improper...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-11-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
https://camdenblogs.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/hi...

https://camdenblogs.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/hikerzazdust.png

Above photo is random internet find. I was looking for a good shot of this phenomenon over a decade ago here in Denver. At that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-07-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,014
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
another long reply

Yeah, I agree that is what the HOA is perceived to be, its just not fully understood what it means by home buyers. As I found out: perception does not equal reality. I suppose if everyone in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-05-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,014
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
I read every post in this thread and didn't see...

I read every post in this thread and didn't see the most important feature of HOAs discussed, so I'll chime in with a (very) longish post. Skip this if reading makes your brain hurt.

First, to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8,635
Views: 1,738,697
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
I'll do a drive by to let you know that I have...

I'll do a drive by to let you know that I have the Flanders XR650R clutch/decomp copy on my 84 XR5
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac198/ghost_mutant/folding%20mirrors/flanderslever.jpg

Next...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 41,868
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Thanks for that Fly. I've been browsing some XR6...

Thanks for that Fly. I've been browsing some XR6 and XRL photos and it looks like we have a choice between chain guard styles when swapping to aluminum swingarms:

Three bolt style on the 85-87...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 41,868
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
http://advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachme...

http://advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=326789&stc=1&d=1411674895


Nice XR5 :thumb

Some questions on the details:

1) Did you use spacers and the XR5 linkage, or did you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,127
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Yes you have seen such talk here, Brucifer has a...

Yes you have seen such talk here, Brucifer has a hodgepodge big bore RFVC engine with the XR5 head. Some discussion about it is on this page:
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-03-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 20,759
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Politics isn't of much interest for most people,...

Politics isn't of much interest for most people, and that is a huge problem for everyone since politics is how things are managed in this country. Generally I dislike complaining about things...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-31-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 20,759
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Many years ago, before cheap digital cameras, I...

Many years ago, before cheap digital cameras, I was on red cone in the truck with a friend in a CJ5. After the first pitch off the top, we noticed a wrangler heading up the cone from Webster. So we...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,127
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
All 83s have reed valves on the back of the head...

All 83s have reed valves on the back of the head above the intake ports and need the valve cover gasket with the 'hole'. Unless the bike has been upgraded to have the cross port style intake...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,118
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Only 275??? :clap That XR5 air box must have...

Only 275??? :clap That XR5 air box must have weighed a lot less than the stock unit.:D

Cool, that gets my vote for XL6 build of the year.:1drink Congrats.:evil I just hope the turn signals...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,127
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Dang, not much luck getting an XL6 head gasket in...

Dang, not much luck getting an XL6 head gasket in a reasonable time frame. That's funny the XR5 gasket set showed up twice.:rofl

Speaking of heat shielding, have you seen the shield for the giant...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,118
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Very nice, thumbs up American style :thumb I...

Very nice, thumbs up American style :thumb

I think we will want to learn more about:

-oil cooler install
-aux fuel tank install
-XR5 air box fitting and install :rofl

Regarding the air...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,127
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
That sucks man! :cry I hope you get your XL...

That sucks man! :cry

I hope you get your XL back. At the very least, I have a padlock in the rear sprocket and a hidden kill switch to make taking my XR harder than just getting on it and riding...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,127
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Finally have a chance to answer Carter's...

Finally have a chance to answer Carter's question. The XR5 basket has weaker springs as compared to the XR6. I recall that the 83/4 XL6 did share clutch and transmission parts with the XR5 that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,127
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
parts fiche

I used to see the parts listed completely in the on-line parts fiche where the original part number is shown along with the newer part number that superseded it.

But looking at the fiche at:
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,127
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Actually you are both right and I was wrong:deal ...

Actually you are both right and I was wrong:deal

Took the blown 84 head out of the attic to inspect and also look at the valve stem seals that were replaced on the heads I rebuilt. After close...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,127
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Well, I need more info to accept your reply:lol3 ...

Well, I need more info to accept your reply:lol3 UPDATE: after further inspection, the exhaust valve stem seals are indeed black and are not the stock seals. Photo is posted on the next page. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,127
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
This 84 XR5 parts bike (which isn't worth...

This 84 XR5 parts bike (which isn't worth rebuilding due to frame damage/rust).........................
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac198/ghost_mutant/IMG_3085.jpg

.............had a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,127
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
One pump rotor has to pump more volume of return...

One pump rotor has to pump more volume of return oil per RPM so you never run the frame tank dry by the other rotor. The difference is by design, and there will be stops and spurts by the rotor that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,127
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
The last time I had my 84 engine apart the long...

The last time I had my 84 engine apart the long valve cover bolt that goes through the head and into the cylinder gave out when I tried to gently tighten it.

The threads inside the cylinder...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 41,868
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Did the stock case saver get destroyed by the...

Did the stock case saver get destroyed by the chain explaning why you are buying the XRsOnly version?

From the photo it looks like the Honda case saver is still intact. It must have done its job...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,127
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
You might have better luck fitting the 83/4 XR500...

You might have better luck fitting the 83/4 XR500 dual carb box. The basic frame structure of the 500s looks very much like the XL6.

A ways back in the thread we had a discussion regarding the 83...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,118
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
I think you want the 47/28 oil drive gears. You...

I think you want the 47/28 oil drive gears. You can buy new from Honda or cheapest on ebay right now:...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,503
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Here's my comment on the piston/cylinder...

Here's my comment on the piston/cylinder clearance. The answer is yes, forged pistons like the Wiseco require more room to expand when hot. This is a critical parameter for air cooled engines.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,118
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
The carb work looks wonderful. I'm a fan of the...

The carb work looks wonderful. I'm a fan of the stock progressive linkage. However, I'm not sure how I would go about tuning my own custom progressive setup with a new pair of carbs:rofl Please...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 41,868
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Thanks for the photos Ivan. I'm still not...

Thanks for the photos Ivan.

I'm still not sure about the bearing differences, but you look to have it figured out:clap

That 2000 XR6 head sure looks a bit larger from the dual carb XR6 head...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 78,599
Views: 8,601,738
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Its actually an old school RFVC, the great...

Its actually an old school RFVC, the great granddaddy 83 XR500R. So the paint is factory flash red.

The steering head zerk upgrade is the same for the XRL I would think.

I was curious to see...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 78,599
Views: 8,601,738
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Hmmmmmm, pipe foam insulation may be the better...

Hmmmmmm, pipe foam insulation may be the better way to do this. That would be easy to remove later.

I had to work on my PVC spacers by removing the internal steps with a hole saw, and then add a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 78,599
Views: 8,601,738
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Are you gonna fill the dead space in the frame...

Are you gonna fill the dead space in the frame around the steering stem with some plastic PVC spacers? That's what I did when adding a zerk fitting to allow greasing the steering bearings. PVC...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,503
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Here is the link to the latest post I remember...

Here is the link to the latest post I remember concerning the special, non-standard Honda left side crank bearing on the 600s:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23509539&postcount=368
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,503
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
I didn't run the XR6 basket I have, but it fits...

I didn't run the XR6 basket I have, but it fits and uses the same clutch frictions and steels. The difference is only in the buffer/judder springs and that extra steel washer that Ivan is talking...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10,912
Views: 1,543,541
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
I must have lost too much hearing in my old age...

I must have lost too much hearing in my old age as I don't notice the TWANG when operating my XR.

But its an XL, so I suppose those luxury items matter more on the factory plated versions:D
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 41,868
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
I think all the heads will physically bolt on,...

I think all the heads will physically bolt on, but the big question is how the compression ratio would change between the different combinations?

Thanks for posting those photos guys. We can see...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,503
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Great to see the work continuing on swapping 600...

Great to see the work continuing on swapping 600 parts to the 500.

Question/clarification - Did you have to do anything to the left side crank bearing to swap the 600 crank into the 500 case?
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10,912
Views: 1,543,541
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
What's going on with the kick stand dual spring...

What's going on with the kick stand dual spring and the zip tied rubber sleeve? That doesn't look factory:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10,912
Views: 1,543,541
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
The article mentions the 400 oil cooler and also...

The article mentions the 400 oil cooler and also a 4 gal tank, but I don't think the photos of the #1 bike have either of those.:D I'd also like to see the "SRC polycarbonate wheel covers and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-25-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 17,049
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
:clap Yes indeed, thanks for posting that. ...

:clap

Yes indeed, thanks for posting that. I had been searching for the Auto tour guide book online. My folks should still have a copy of the original from the 70s, and I wanted to see it again....
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