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Forum: Australia 05-20-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 149,289
Posted By lookfar
Number plate is a bit chewed up....

Number plate is a bit chewed up....
Forum: Australia 05-16-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,818
Posted By lookfar
Yep, sometimes you just have to suck it up and...

Yep, sometimes you just have to suck it up and wear the postage.

I always ask for it to be sent USPS, seems to be a bit cheaper.
USPS is the normal postal service.

Hth
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14,659
Views: 1,601,204
Posted By lookfar
Nope, still on the original. Works ok with a...

Nope, still on the original.

Works ok with a good battery.
Forum: Australia 05-15-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,818
Posted By lookfar
How about this one? This is what I am...

How about this one?

This is what I am using.
...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,818
Posted By lookfar
here you go, just down the road in the UK...:D ...

here you go, just down the road in the UK...:D

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Coleman-Dual-Fuel-Exponent-Feather-442-stove-untested-99p-start-/141658242414?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item20fb7d3d6e
Forum: Australia 05-13-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,818
Posted By lookfar
I have always used the Coleman fuel, as I...

I have always used the Coleman fuel, as I couldn't bring myself to use ULP. I have yet to replace a generator in any of my stoves, and that includes the Coleman M1950's that have had been used by...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11,545
Views: 1,760,210
Posted By lookfar
The XR650R is very different to the XR650L. My...

The XR650R is very different to the XR650L.
My '88 XR600 has the rear subframe and mudguard from a 650L, everything bolts up into the correct holes.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11,545
Views: 1,760,210
Posted By lookfar
In the Land of Oz, the XR650L and the XR600 share...

In the Land of Oz, the XR650L and the XR600 share the same frame.
Forum: Australia 05-12-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,818
Posted By lookfar
I have a couple of military M1950 stoves. Parts...

I have a couple of military M1950 stoves.
Parts are available on ebay as well, so leaky gaskets and seals can be replaced easily.
I use coleman fuel in mine, it keeps well and does not gum up....
Forum: Australia 05-12-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,924
Posted By lookfar
What do you want to do with it? Just listen? or...

What do you want to do with it?
Just listen? or transmit as well.

If you want to talk to the RFDS, you will need a HF radio. These can be quite pricey, a good second hand unit with autotune...
Forum: Australia 05-12-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,385
Posted By lookfar
Bugger... would love to come along, we will have...

Bugger... would love to come along, we will have just relocated from Cairns to D'Aguilar, so just 'round the corner.

Unfortunately, I will be at work that weekend, so have subscribed for future...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11,545
Views: 1,760,210
Posted By lookfar
If you need to paint it, the paint code for...

If you need to paint it, the paint code for Shasta White is NH138.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 2,576
Views: 716,200
Posted By lookfar
Pull the carby to bits and give it a good clean. ...

Pull the carby to bits and give it a good clean. Make sure that you clean out all the passages and ports using compressed air or similar.
Replace all the rubber diaphragms, gaskets and make sure...
Forum: Australia 05-04-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 87,160
Posted By lookfar
An XRL would probably do the job a bit better...

An XRL would probably do the job a bit better with it's electric leg.

You can fiddle a bit with the sprockets to get the ideal ratios for commuting and whatever else you want it to do.
You could...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11,545
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Posted By lookfar
My '88 has that same "upgrade". I find it good...

My '88 has that same "upgrade". I find it good as I have "upgraded" the headlight to the larger one.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 14,659
Views: 1,601,204
Posted By lookfar
Dunno.... Bore and stroke are different between...

Dunno....
Bore and stroke are different between XL and XR, XR longer stroke by a poofteenth.....exception is LMF/RMG, they use basically an XR engine with electric leg...
Forum: Australia 05-03-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 149,289
Posted By lookfar
I hope he is ok.....:ear

I hope he is ok.....:ear
Forum: Australia 05-02-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By lookfar
Once you hit Barcaldine, quicker way is to go...

Once you hit Barcaldine, quicker way is to go through Aramac to Muttaburra.

There is a way to go back from Muttaburra to Winton, dirt road until the Winton-Hughenden road, or can go from...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14,659
Views: 1,601,204
Posted By lookfar
Sounds like valve guide seals are stuffed.

Sounds like valve guide seals are stuffed.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14,659
Views: 1,601,204
Posted By lookfar
Not hard to gut the original, but you will need a...

Not hard to gut the original, but you will need a cut-off disk and a mig/tig welder or similar to do the job.

No idea on temps, I don't have one of those things, Steve mcma111 should have a good...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14,659
Views: 1,601,204
Posted By lookfar
Supertrapp again........:rolleyes IMHO they are a...

Supertrapp again........:rolleyes IMHO they are a right royal PITA.

You will need to figure out some way to "stand off" the plastic sidecover from the muffler. The OEM muffler has a couple of...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2,576
Views: 716,200
Posted By lookfar
Sounds like the charge leg on the stator is...

Sounds like the charge leg on the stator is stuffed.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14,659
Views: 1,601,204
Posted By lookfar
Wow, somebody went overboard with that....:eek1 ...

Wow, somebody went overboard with that....:eek1
I would say, Patience, and a good gasket scraper.

Maybe a rag dipped in acetone might help?:dunno
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14,659
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Posted By lookfar
Option "D" appeals to me the most....

Option "D" appeals to me the most....
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14,659
Views: 1,601,204
Posted By lookfar
Here is one from a UK website of an XL600RMG...

Here is one from a UK website of an XL600RMG stator

http://www.wemoto.com/bikes/honda/xl_600_rmg/86-88/picture/generator_-_stator_-_by_electrex/

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Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 14,659
Views: 1,601,204
Posted By lookfar
The RMG engine is basically a XR600 engine with...

The RMG engine is basically a XR600 engine with electric leg. There is a big difference however, in the electrics between both bikes.
I can't remember a lot of them, have a bit of a search, but the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11,545
Views: 1,760,210
Posted By lookfar
Isn't Rotella a gear/hydraulic oil?? Made by...

Isn't Rotella a gear/hydraulic oil?? Made by Shell?

I am using Caltex Delo 400 in mine.
Forum: Australia 03-08-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1,685
Views: 89,834
Posted By lookfar
I haven't been on the Rex Range on a bike, but...

I haven't been on the Rex Range on a bike, but Kenno will say I haven't really been anywhere on it......

Yes, very sad.. deepest condolances to family and friends:cry:cry

I thought it was at...
Forum: Australia 03-08-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 1,685
Views: 89,834
Posted By lookfar
Blew the rear tyre and ripped the number plate...

Blew the rear tyre and ripped the number plate off too.....
Forum: Australia 03-07-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 87,160
Posted By lookfar
Was in at Dean's the other day, the business is...

Was in at Dean's the other day, the business is for sale...
Forum: Australia 03-07-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 87,160
Posted By lookfar
Nah, just needs a couple of small things........ ...

Nah, just needs a couple of small things........

Are you making a bike out of your "spares"
Forum: Australia 03-06-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 87,160
Posted By lookfar
You have it easy...not much to do at all...:lol3 ...

You have it easy...not much to do at all...:lol3

Here is a before and after of my '88.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22571133&postcount=246
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14,659
Views: 1,601,204
Posted By lookfar
Hmm, don't really have a problem with ethanol...

Hmm, don't really have a problem with ethanol here.....
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11,545
Views: 1,760,210
Posted By lookfar
Keep an eye out on ebay, they sometimes pop up...

Keep an eye out on ebay, they sometimes pop up there.

Or do what I did, and make it out of a suitable piece of vinyl.
Either way you will need the other half's hair dryer to put it on, as it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14,659
Views: 1,601,204
Posted By lookfar
Storing for a few months

How does everybody prepare their bikes for long term storage?

Drain fuel tank and carbs......

And then????:ear




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Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 2,576
Views: 716,200
Posted By lookfar
Might be a 350 motor in a 250 frame, the motors...

Might be a 350 motor in a 250 frame, the motors were very similar.:dunno
Forum: Australia 02-27-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 1,685
Views: 89,834
Posted By lookfar
Rear wheel??:huh

Rear wheel??:huh
Forum: Australia 02-26-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 87,160
Posted By lookfar
Shouldn't be a drama to run with the 17" rim,...

Shouldn't be a drama to run with the 17" rim, after all, the XL600 ran a 17" rim.
Tyre choices might be a bit limited though.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-22-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2,576
Views: 716,200
Posted By lookfar
AFAIK, the only bulb that is directly connected...

AFAIK, the only bulb that is directly connected to the stator (more or less) is the headlight, as the headlight is AC. everything else should run off the battery, and should work with ignition on....
Forum: Australia 02-20-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 33,696
Posted By lookfar
Very Nice :clap:clap Linky to the before...

Very Nice :clap:clap

Linky to the before and after of my '88 XR600...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22571133&postcount=246
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