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Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 05:07 PM
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Posted By LandsVW
I guess I'd inspect harness for anything that...

I guess I'd inspect harness for anything that looked suspicious, and if it looks good then buy a key/ignition assembly and a battery (If you put just the battery in it will always have a draw if the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 81,885
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By LandsVW
Thumb http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u446/LandsVW/b...

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u446/LandsVW/b6371e87ba1db42d56e5b01e9da3ede3_zps2b42714e.jpg

First bike. 8th grade. 1967 ? Suzuki 80, and after accidentally putting contaminated oil in the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 35,698
Posted By LandsVW
Found a picture of my first bike. I was in 8th grade.

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u446/LandsVW/b6371e87ba1db42d56e5b01e9da3ede3_zps2b42714e.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,484,210
Posted By LandsVW
Here's one near SF with usd forks already...

Here's one near SF with usd forks already installed.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy/4882121660.html
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 81,885
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By LandsVW
Quote: Originally Posted by mrchristian "I...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrchristian

"I can get a OEM Honda CDI one off Amazon for $110 or an AFTERMARKET BOX that specifically promises 'expert soldering' for $60. Anyone have any experience...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,484,210
Posted By LandsVW
Here's one

Saw this while surfing clist tonight

http://redding.craigslist.org/mcy/4853790599.html

Too far away from me but interesting...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,484,210
Posted By LandsVW
Sometimes I use a rubber band and a baggie. I...

Sometimes I use a rubber band and a baggie. I poke the cable through a corner of the baggie, and rubber band it to the cable housing. i then keep the baggie and cable end vertical and pour in a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 81,885
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By LandsVW
[QUOTE=AZ TOM;26056470]Wouldn't leave my garage...

[QUOTE=AZ TOM;26056470]Wouldn't leave my garage for only 80 miles. Aint no gas stations out where I go so 5.8 is a must have. Been on my bike about 19,000 miles now with no issues. [quote]

Mine...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 28,921
Posted By LandsVW
Excellent pictures

I lived in Fairbanks for 28 years and recognize virtually every place you took a picture of... Well, with only 3 highways and not much else, I've pretty much got the road system memorized. Thanks for...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 81,405
Posted By LandsVW
Death hill

Hey, I live near Canyonville! Now I gotta go find death hill...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 81,885
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Posted By LandsVW
Haha! Yeah about 4800 pages worth...

Haha! Yeah about 4800 pages worth...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 81,885
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By LandsVW
How about the pin that goes in the middle of that...

How about the pin that goes in the middle of that fork, screwing into the case there - you took that out before the picture? Or?

I've had several do overs so I feel your pain...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 06:28 PM
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Views: 9,178,133
Posted By LandsVW
My dad did both planes and bikes, along with...

My dad did both planes and bikes, along with commercial salmon fishing, hunting, living in Alaska, (where I grew up) and many other adventurous things. The key was - school teaching gave him enough...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 81,885
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By LandsVW
You got that right!

You got that right!
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 81,885
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By LandsVW
My dad built an experimental aircraft in the...

My dad built an experimental aircraft in the garage. Pietenpol, I think, was the name. No probs except one time the engine quit and he landed in deep snow and flipped it. Walked away, which means a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 07:57 PM
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Posted By LandsVW
here's the company that makes that one. ...

here's the company that makes that one.

http://www.chingtsang.com/index.html

I talked to the guy selling those, he uses one on on his bike and they have a year warranty. He told me Honda should...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 12:28 PM
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Posted By LandsVW
Also quick search reveals this: ...

Also quick search reveals this:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/pts/4816289119.html
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,484,210
Posted By LandsVW
I agree, no weird noises and starts right up. May...

I agree, no weird noises and starts right up. May not be as bad as you think...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 12:13 PM
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Posted By LandsVW
What I did was specifically, find an XR with a...

What I did was specifically, find an XR with a title, then used all the electronics from the XL, plus the plastics (see the thread if you want) and had me a really good bike. Then I slowly put...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 35,698
Posted By LandsVW
Acerbis type guards and a saddle bag

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u446/LandsVW/2942b9c40e41e6659b98bec55babb4fa_zps1fa4061a.jpg

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u446/LandsVW/f940a26c9a97390eac77f502f981a419_zps4ac9c4b7.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 81,885
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By LandsVW
My CDI verified pooped out yesterday... 2003 XRL....

My CDI verified pooped out yesterday... 2003 XRL. It was starting hard a month ago and then yesterday. I smacked the CDI with a screwdriver and it fired right off... Yep, I'm gonna order new one,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 81,885
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By LandsVW
I figured it probably was. I took it apart and it...

I figured it probably was. I took it apart and it had a soldered in watch type battery. Not meant to be opened. Probably could solder in another but the other option was to file 13 it... Yep that's...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 81,885
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By LandsVW
Question about hour meter/tachometer on 2003 XRL

This was on my bike when I got it. Doesnt work. Doesn't appear to have a place to replace the battery... Can't find anything about it on the Internet. Anyone know if it has replaceable battery, or?...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 35,698
Posted By LandsVW
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u446/LandsVW/3...

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u446/LandsVW/39d3724fefed62335bbf1b4ee0e2abb0_zpsf86f7601.jpg

Rare sighting. sister stig - no helmet. North Pole Alaska, at the library to get free wifi. :) 45...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 09:24 PM
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Views: 35,698
Posted By LandsVW
The stig on her bike

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u446/LandsVW/fcbaf83c04211dcad58f21294726681f_zpse9717dfb.jpg

42 days doesn't seem like much...

I rode the frankenbike 100 miles this day and then the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 35,698
Posted By LandsVW
My sister the Stig

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u446/LandsVW/4db09a421f117762275c25cefa65907e_zpsc9d745ef.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 35,698
Posted By LandsVW
Our Alaskan Rat Bike fleet

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u446/LandsVW/b2991c4d344151295c6cba89f9328075_zps27792895.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 35,698
Posted By LandsVW
My frankenbike needed some love

Raining, meh... Here's my Suzuki Honda again.

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u446/LandsVW/hondazuki2.jpg

Maybe the XRL will get outside. It's supposed to be sunny here on Saturday.
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 81,885
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By LandsVW
The XRR has a wider sprocket - put it on...

The XRR has a wider sprocket - put it on backwards, it fits very nicely and keeps the chain aligned.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 81,885
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By LandsVW
Don't forget the XRR wider sprocket trick.

Don't forget the XRR wider sprocket trick.
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,484,210
Posted By LandsVW
I had a guy offer to sell me an 1983 XL600 basket...

I had a guy offer to sell me an 1983 XL600 basket case this weekend. we are 'talking'. Would look purdy sitting next to the XRL!!
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 35,698
Posted By LandsVW
Actually, since my wife works in the sign...

Actually, since my wife works in the sign industry, I have had access to vinyl sheets in various colors and it does work quite well to cover those side panels. Look back a few pictures to the XR600...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,484,210
Posted By LandsVW
All thing being equal, condition and price etc.,...

All thing being equal, condition and price etc., the XR.
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,484,210
Posted By LandsVW
Well, not as experienced as some of these guys,...

Well, not as experienced as some of these guys, but I have owned 2 of them. Never experienced kickback problems. Don't try and start with sandals on, or some ignorant footwear like that. I got rid of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 35,698
Posted By LandsVW
Thanks! I bought it that way, but I believe...

Thanks!

I bought it that way, but I believe the first owner had the tank and panels professionally painted. Very high quality anyway, and tho the tank is starting to have a few spots on it, still...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 35,698
Posted By LandsVW
this work? ...

this work?

http://honda-specs.com/tag/torque-specs-2/
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 35,698
Posted By LandsVW
on page 2 of my thread, here, are the right...

on page 2 of my thread, here, are the right torques for my (former) bike. the 87's and older.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=835547&page=2

thanks tho! I don't have the 86's any...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 35,698
Posted By LandsVW
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u446/LandsVW/b...

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u446/LandsVW/b788942a3730ba6dcf2a5a7c20118db2_zpsd66670dd.jpg

These are identical to ascerbis without the stencil. Probably coming out the back door of the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 81,885
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By LandsVW
Question Xrl tach

My 2003 xrl has a Honda brand lcd tachometer mounted above the headlight on the faring. It hasn't worked since I've owned the bike. It seems to have 1 wire going to the sparkplug wire and another...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 35,698
Posted By LandsVW
I ordered some acerbis knockoff chinese bark...

I ordered some acerbis knockoff chinese bark busters from eBay. I'll report back as to the quality. They look exactly the same without the stencil. And are 18$ vs 90$. Might even come out of the same...
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