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Forum: Thumpers Today, 10:43 AM
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Posted By davek181
The XL spring is a little bit stiffer than the...

The XL spring is a little bit stiffer than the XR, but Not much. I am not sure it fits either. It has been a long time since I played with the rear springs but I can remember they were all too...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:46 AM
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Posted By davek181
You can use either crank too, if you match the...

You can use either crank too, if you match the piston to the crank stroke. when my Xl crank broke, I replaced it with a used XR eBay crank and a 102mm XR piston. Both cranks were readily available...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 06:26 AM
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Posted By davek181
I ran a 102.4 wiseco for 20K miles with good...

I ran a 102.4 wiseco for 20K miles with good reliability. I had no good reason to take it out except I changed to an XR crank and it wouldn't work with that. With just a fresh set of rings I would...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 04:42 PM
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Posted By davek181
They came with weights on the bar ends from the...

They came with weights on the bar ends from the factory. I mounted them on my bike again and it seemed to help. The mirrors are a lot clearer with them, for sure
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,502
Posted By davek181
The original Honda factory air filter is still...

The original Honda factory air filter is still available too. Foam filter, I keep a spare on hand for mine. Original owner removed the backfire screen and I need a new one every other year or so.
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,827
Posted By davek181
BMW automobile side can get you smooth skinned...

BMW automobile side can get you smooth skinned 7mm line, no more fraying. It is made for fuel injected early models and is less affected by ethanol too. A good import repair shop should have it, as...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 09:02 AM
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Posted By davek181
I use a Snap-on gasket scraper carefully...

I use a Snap-on gasket scraper carefully sharpened and resharpened as needed to get the gaskets off. I have sharpened one to extinction so far in my career. I had a friend who was a saw filer teach...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 01:32 PM
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Posted By davek181
I retrued the front and balanced it when I did...

I retrued the front and balanced it when I did the fork swap and it took about 2 1/2 oz to get it right.

I did the rear this summer when I swapped tires and narrowed up an XL wheel to fit my XR...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 08:19 AM
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Posted By davek181
I jettisoned my rim locks years ago too. makes...

I jettisoned my rim locks years ago too. makes balancing a lot easier also.

I balance the rim with everything but the tire on it, hide the tape on weights under the rim band. When you mount the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 04:30 PM
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Posted By davek181
WD40 s the best mounting lube I have found to...

WD40 s the best mounting lube I have found to date. I have done hundreds of tires with all different kinds of lubes.

Dries quickly to sticky, tire won't slip.
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 10:05 AM
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Posted By davek181
Should be only the one fuse. If you have neutral...

Should be only the one fuse. If you have neutral light and taillight the fuse is ok. If you don't then there is a break between the battery and bike. Usually that break is the fuse by design.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 08:17 AM
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Posted By davek181
You should be able to test the circuit by itself...

You should be able to test the circuit by itself by connecting the flasher leads together. The appropriate lights should light when switched, but not blink obviously.
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 08:39 PM
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Posted By davek181
Napa EL-12 relay is the digital one, about 12...

Napa EL-12 relay is the digital one, about 12 bucks.

Check the fuse. Is the battery any good at all? Might need a new battery or make a capacitor pack.
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 06:47 AM
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Posted By davek181
We've all been there. It's all in how you bounce...

We've all been there. It's all in how you bounce back that counts. Keep your eyes open and jump when you have a good chance to.

Good you got your bike fixed again, I recommend a therapy ride. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 06:04 PM
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Posted By davek181
Don't sell your bike, it is worth more for...

Don't sell your bike, it is worth more for therapy than you can get out of it. I would get a job flipping burgers to make ends meet before I would do that.

Beat the streets and get a job soon,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 06:10 PM
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Posted By davek181
Mine has been very durable, except for a broken...

Mine has been very durable, except for a broken crankshaft at 40K miles. I think it was just bad luck, as I have not heard of that problem with any others.

I commute daily on it when the sun is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 02:18 PM
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Posted By davek181
piston

I ran a 102.4 Wisco at .0025 and it worked well.

Later changed to a JE 102 after crankshaft breakage and subsequent piston change. ran it at '003. Much noisier that the Wiseco was.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 08:39 AM
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Posted By davek181
I didn't say I couldn't ride in the cold, just...

I didn't say I couldn't ride in the cold, just that I choose not to. I hate black ice on four wheels, it could be disastrous on two. I didn't even own a car one winter when I lived in Montana, but...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 08:57 PM
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Posted By davek181
I use my XL mainly for commuting anymore till the...

I use my XL mainly for commuting anymore till the weather puts a halt to it. I love it while the temps hold.

How sporty of a car do you want? Miatas are cool in a minimalistic sense, if you are...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 08:49 PM
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Posted By davek181
This is my cold non riding time of year, not much...

This is my cold non riding time of year, not much going on. I had been building and testing another RMG speedo convert to MPH and tach combo for a fellow inmate, but my test machine is grounded due...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 10:22 AM
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Posted By davek181
Am I the only one left with an XL? Reminds me of...

Am I the only one left with an XL? Reminds me of the comment I heard one time.

"After the apocalypse, there will only be left Kieth Richards riding an XR 600 over a pile of rubble."

I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 09:04 AM
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Posted By davek181
I was discussing that very subject of 690 lust...

I was discussing that very subject of 690 lust with a fellow former bike mechanic and friend. He told me I would likely be disappointed. He said that no Euro bike he knew would take the miles I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 08:25 AM
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Posted By davek181
I have a Super trapp on my 600, and I like the...

I have a Super trapp on my 600, and I like the flow, light weight, simplicity but not the noise. I have tried removing discs only to quiet it down but lose power in the process. I decided the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 07:05 PM
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Posted By davek181
It only takes 10 minutes and 2.5 quarts of oil. ...

It only takes 10 minutes and 2.5 quarts of oil. I do it then because it is easy to remember. Roll over another 1000 and change it. Even I can do that kind of math

I change the filter once a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 04:54 PM
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Posted By davek181
I change mine every 1000, which is sooner than...

I change mine every 1000, which is sooner than one month in the riding season.


as far as I know oil has an indefinite shelf life. I guess no one told clymer.

I would waste a lot of oil...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 02:36 PM
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Posted By davek181
Valdez gaskets spew oil badly I used stock...

Valdez gaskets spew oil badly

I used stock one on mine with 102 bore
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 12:48 PM
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Posted By davek181
Just follow the wires out of the stator and they...

Just follow the wires out of the stator and they will go to a connector, that is where you check for voltage while running. It will be a/c voltage at that plug.

I prefer voltage tests running...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 11:22 AM
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Posted By davek181
Steve is likely very right in his assumption, but...

Steve is likely very right in his assumption, but if you really want to test it with a multimeter....

Get the bike running and check for a/c voltage at the stator terminals. The ignitior lead, (I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13,614
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Posted By davek181
cost savings

I don't ride for cost savings, though that is a good selling point. It is just so much more fun to be on 2 wheels than 4.

Since my summer riding is pretty much finished, I can recap the year and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13,614
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Posted By davek181
it costs me almost half as much to ride the bike...

it costs me almost half as much to ride the bike than drive, assuming I take the shortest path which I usually don't.

Still save a lot commuting on the bike, Gotten cold and rainy lately so I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 07:51 AM
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Posted By davek181
Learn the drill, learn your bike, no throttle...

Learn the drill, learn your bike, no throttle when kicking. Sometimes when real stubborn I take the slack out of the throttle cable with my hand and just the barest of throttle. Some have commented...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13,614
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Posted By davek181
The stock filter tubes act like velocity stacks...

The stock filter tubes act like velocity stacks to a degree. With pods you will not have that velocity and they may not be happy, not to mention dirt ingestion.
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 01:27 PM
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Posted By davek181
No

No
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,364
Posted By davek181
I guess the rachet mechanism must wear if it even...

I guess the rachet mechanism must wear if it even has one at all. Without hydraulic tension you never want to let an engine go backwards. Usually not a problem on automatic cars.

I am very...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13,614
Views: 1,392,701
Posted By davek181
On your wiring problem. there is really only one...

On your wiring problem. there is really only one wire that runs to the front to power everything, could easily run a test wire. i am afraid there is an intermittent short to ground situation on one...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13,614
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Posted By davek181
Be careful with a "performance clutch" in a...

Be careful with a "performance clutch" in a daily driver. Firstly performance usually means heavier pressure plate spring to help quell slippage in high performance vehicles. If you don't have the...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,540
Posted By davek181
I turn the fuel petcock to "off"

I turn the fuel petcock to "off"
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 06:10 PM
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Posted By davek181
A clutch will wear in a very linear fashion till...

A clutch will wear in a very linear fashion till it is gone, unless of course someone doesn't notice it slipping and quick fries it.

I have had people baby a clutch for months, if you don't let...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,364
Posted By davek181
A note on timing chain engines especially with...

A note on timing chain engines especially with manual transmissions. Get a few miles on them, as little as 30K miles on them and the chains stretch a little, which is no big deal because they have a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13,614
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Posted By davek181
Good advise by watcher. First rule in electrical...

Good advise by watcher. First rule in electrical diag is to see that everything works, and zero in on what doesn't. If all works, isolate the systems one by one. Wiggle and bend and pull the...
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