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Forum: Beasts Today, 04:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 733
Posted By LexLeroy
Compromise

DL650 Wee-Strom, attach a milk crate to the luggage rack with square-head farmer bolts and have Seat Concepts make you a KLR-purple seat cover. You'll have a great travel bike and instant cred with...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 75,631
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By LexLeroy
While I have no first-hand experience w/ this...

While I have no first-hand experience w/ this part try looking for a 32005/26 bearing. The "/26" is important because it indicates that the ID is 26mm rather than the usual 25mm. A Google search...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 690,012
Posted By LexLeroy
Recent Get-off Follow-up

Took the DL1000 out for a ride up into Ohio a couple of weeks ago and noticed that the clutch lever felt "different." Here it is w/ the scuffed left hand guard -
...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By LexLeroy
That's a good looking bike. We can only hope.

That's a good looking bike. We can only hope.
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 75,631
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By LexLeroy
After 53,624 rear wheel rebuilds yours may be...

After 53,624 rear wheel rebuilds yours may be ready for retirement.
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By LexLeroy
A standard based on this bike would be most...

A standard based on this bike would be most welcome, at which point a scrambler configuration wouldn't be much of a jump. Many of us would like the Motor Company to look beyond the cruiser crowd.
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 75,631
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By LexLeroy
While I haven't replaced my XRL bearings yet,...

While I haven't replaced my XRL bearings yet, I've successfully removed KLR650, DL1000, SV1000 and GSXR600 wheel bearings w/ a Motion Pro Wheel Bearing Remover.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 75,631
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By LexLeroy
Did you find a sealing washer with a working...

Did you find a sealing washer with a working temp. greater than 225 degrees F ?
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 75,631
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By LexLeroy
The Gold Plug site shows it as a 10mm x 1.25...

The Gold Plug site shows it as a 10mm x 1.25 thread.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 09-17-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,054
Posted By LexLeroy
This application can help if the roads are state...

This application can help if the roads are state and/or county maintained -

http://maps.kytc.ky.gov/photolog/?config=LocalRoads

Gravel and dirt roads are shown as dashed blue lines. Forest...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 75,631
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By LexLeroy
I was all set to start making my own until a...

I was all set to start making my own until a friend and former home-brewer pointed out that the current generation of micro-brewed beers is better, cheaper and more consistent batch-to-batch than...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,851
Posted By LexLeroy
Just guessin' but it sounds like the rotors got...

Just guessin' but it sounds like the rotors got bent during the last tire change.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 98,730
Views: 18,829,738
Posted By LexLeroy
Thanks for your response - order has been...

Thanks for your response - order has been submitted.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,355
Posted By LexLeroy
Thanks. (Edit) Just for the hell of it I did...

Thanks.

(Edit) Just for the hell of it I did what I should have done all along - I drew a picture. When you shift the rim to the left by 3mm the left spokes need to be .5mm shorter and the right...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,355
Posted By LexLeroy
When you're truing up a wheel how much rim...

When you're truing up a wheel how much rim movement left or right can you do before you need to get different spokes made up? The reason that I ask is that I've adapted a DR650SE cush hub to my XRL...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 98,730
Views: 18,829,738
Posted By LexLeroy
Thanks for following up. I put the hub, disc side...

Thanks for following up. I put the hub, disc side down, on a surface plate and measured the distance with a height gauge from the inner face of the disc to the outer edge of the left bearing bore -...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 98,730
Views: 18,829,738
Posted By LexLeroy
It's a JTR822 from JT Sprockets. I'm using the 47...

It's a JTR822 from JT Sprockets. I'm using the 47 tooth flavor.

http://www.jtsprockets.com/catalogue/sprocket/JTR822

I made the right spacer to position the rotor at the XRL's offset from the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 75,631
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By LexLeroy
How well do you ride? <object width="420"...

How well do you ride?

<object width="420" height="315"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/70jokjTaGT4?hl=en_US&amp;version=3"></param><param name="allowFullScreen"...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 98,730
Views: 18,829,738
Posted By LexLeroy
Thanks. Let me know where you took the left side...

Thanks. Let me know where you took the left side measurement - from the edge of the hub w/ the spoke holes or from the outermost edge of the bearing bore.

I really appreciate your help.
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 98,730
Views: 18,829,738
Posted By LexLeroy
I'm confused since it looks like the disc sits...

I'm confused since it looks like the disc sits proud of the lip by about 2mm, which tells me that the disc-to-rim distance ought to be greater than the lip-to-rim mounting distance. That's a good...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 98,730
Views: 18,829,738
Posted By LexLeroy
DR650SE Wheel Building Question

Question for you wheel builders out there -
When you lace up a current-generation DR650SE rear wheel, what's the distance between the rim's centerline and the rear rotor's mounting surface?

I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,237
Posted By LexLeroy
Bump

Have you tried a 62205-2RS bearing w/ a 5mm thick outer seal? It's 18mm wide and it ought to fit OK in the bearing pocket without any of the 5mm seal protruding. Turns out that I've got about 6mm...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 75,631
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By LexLeroy
Once the engine is out and the cases are split...

Once the engine is out and the cases are split that extra $80 will seem like pocket change.
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 75,631
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By LexLeroy
New Rear Wheel

Assuming that someone dropped a pile of money into your lap and that you needed a new rear rim for your XRL, which width would you choose?

The stock 2.15" width for the recommended 4.60 rear...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By LexLeroy
Suzuki DR650SE Rear Hub on a Honda XR650L

Yes, I know that the most cost-effective XR650L cush hub solution is the Rad Manufacturing unit. I was looking, however, for a parts bin solution that uses current-production pieces and requires no...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 75,631
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By LexLeroy
Sounds like the lad has a future in product...

Sounds like the lad has a future in product testing. :lol3
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,851
Posted By LexLeroy
I use Nachi bearings from VXB Ball Bearings -...

I use Nachi bearings from VXB Ball Bearings - they're made in Japan. You'll be wanting a pair of 6203 (17x40x12) double-sealed bearings.
Forum: Hacks 09-02-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,802
Posted By LexLeroy
This guy is doing 15" automotive spoked rims for...

This guy is doing 15" automotive spoked rims for BMW's - give him a try.
http://boxermetal.com/
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,237
Posted By LexLeroy
Thanks for the additional information - way...

Thanks for the additional information - way better than having to puzzle it out and spend the time & money on my own. Good on ya'.
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,237
Posted By LexLeroy
Agreed. I was discussing the KLR650 approach w/...

Agreed. I was discussing the KLR650 approach w/ an engineer buddy and his observation was "it's a crappy solution but there's not much room for anything else."

So I take it that you're using a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,237
Posted By LexLeroy
Well, I got the hub, bearings, sprocket carrier...

Well, I got the hub, bearings, sprocket carrier and cush rubbers delivered. Before I test torqued everything together with a piece of threaded rod I stuck pieces of modeling clay on the outer...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 75,631
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By LexLeroy
I made my own thermometer dipstick using a...

I made my own thermometer dipstick using a hollowed-out socket-head and a 1" dial probe thermometer, and yeah - it's hard to see the oil and to determine its level in the absence of graduation marks....
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,662
Posted By LexLeroy
DR650SE - reliable as a paving stone. ...

DR650SE - reliable as a paving stone.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4097/4821108471_5b3d30cb8f_o.jpg

This was my 98' DR in 2003 during an 8500 mi. / 5 week tour. Other than the bike's...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 690,012
Posted By LexLeroy
Not many choices other than 205/50R17 here in the...

Not many choices other than 205/50R17 here in the U.S.. Some are wider than others so you'll want to select a brand with a cross-section narrow enough to avoid having the chain rub against the tire....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-20-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,031
Posted By LexLeroy
Spend some time playing w/ this application - you...

Spend some time playing w/ this application - you won't be disappointed.
http://maps.kytc.ky.gov/photolog/?config=LocalRoads
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 690,012
Posted By LexLeroy
6mmx1.0

6mmx1.0
Forum: Hacks 08-15-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,078
Posted By LexLeroy
I am considering a sidecar chassis w/ with a...

I am considering a sidecar chassis w/ with a parallelogram trailing arm suspension similar to the old-style VW front suspension. The sidecar wheel's steering knuckle would have castor and king pin...
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,078
Posted By LexLeroy
I realize that this is a 5 year old thread, but...

I realize that this is a 5 year old thread, but does the hand-drawn graphic below fairly represent the problem, given a hypothetical rig w/ a 60"wheel base, a 48" track, 24" of lead and 40 degrees of...
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 902
Posted By LexLeroy
I haven't hacked my DL1000 yet but I was...

I haven't hacked my DL1000 yet but I was initially considering any 4.00x19 DOT tire w/ a flattish profile - say maybe an Avon SMII. Then I remembered how my old R100/7 rig would push the front tire...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 690,012
Posted By LexLeroy
If you're more into technical stuff then go look...

If you're more into technical stuff then go look at the VStrom Riders International site. It's pretty much a drama-free zone except for one notable exception which isn't mentioned at the dinner...
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