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Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 07:42 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
The 650R has the nickasil type cylinder and all...

The 650R has the nickasil type cylinder and all ball bottom end, except wrist pin

Start once and check for leaks, Proper throttle response ECT... ride gradually up to temperature then ride it like...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 08:01 AM
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Posted By FlyGuy
NICE any chance we can get some action shots of...

NICE any chance we can get some action shots of you riding this animal?
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2013, 06:15 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
Not sure what your hub looks like but the spokes...

Not sure what your hub looks like but the spokes might be in wrong?
and if you need new spokes?
In America I use buchanan's Spoke, They will get you what you need as long as you know hub and rim...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2013, 08:13 AM
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Posted By FlyGuy
That wear is from centrifugal force. Clutch...

That wear is from centrifugal force. Clutch basket spinning, forces the spring outward.
Its normal to have that wear
If you clutch is working good ignore it
Stiffer springs will somewhat reduce...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2013, 05:24 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
I like the the above method I would make clock...

I like the the above method
I would make clock marks on the spokes and rim (sharpie) to help keep track
Also you may need to re- set torque on final adjustment
And for gods sake use the swing arm...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 11:12 AM
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Posted By FlyGuy
Sounds like a bad first gear from the sound of...

Sounds like a bad first gear from the sound of it.
also if you coast with the engine off in first gear (clutch in of course)
you may be able to hear it clicking.
If so check the main scavenge...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 08:48 AM
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Posted By FlyGuy
You are correct. In the case of an accident...

You are correct.
In the case of an accident type load the extra stiffness can greatly increase the potential to break the casting on the right side of the frame more so as the stiffness of the sub...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 10:26 AM
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Posted By FlyGuy
Yes 1-2 MM is typical on the cush clutch. ...

Yes 1-2 MM is typical on the cush clutch.

Problem I am having is Idd like to replace my basket with a Hinson and they dont offer the cushions and I haven't seen a supplier that offers them?
I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 08:52 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
What I would guess? You need to pull the head...

What I would guess?
You need to pull the head and barrel
the head will need valves the intakes will be sunk beyond service
The piston will look fine
the rod small end will show metal as the thin...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-17-2013, 08:28 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
death valley 8/18

Sorry I did not know this thread existed, or I would have been more keen to the road conditions and reported sooner I rode DV 8/18-21
I did ride several places where there were road closures and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2013, 03:48 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
No pictures but comes with extra jets cables and...

No pictures but comes with extra jets cables and adapters installed, Same thing power barn gets from Sudco.
Sudco is the actual distributor.

http://www.jetsrus.com/individual_parts/001_238_su.html
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 06:47 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
If it responds positively to adding lag to the...

If it responds positively to adding lag to the accelerator pump, I would try doping the needle and then re-tuning the pump lag.
I run the second from the top clip position. at sea level on a a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 10:27 AM
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Posted By FlyGuy
ZXR I had a bog off Idle as well and found it to...

ZXR I had a bog off Idle as well and found it to be too much accelerator pump too early
I found that if I delayed the pump action at the screw on the plastic arm (a easy adjustment) at worked much...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2013, 09:45 AM
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Posted By FlyGuy
My thought on the issue is to use the least...

My thought on the issue is to use the least spring pressure needed to keep the valves from floating at the rev limiter.

There are basically two cam profiles available off the shelf.

Hot cams...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2013, 02:31 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
If you got the screwdriver captain Ron is...

If you got the screwdriver captain Ron is referring to and its still too tight, or if you want to try something different?

Done a lot of carburetors and one tool I made out of a pair of dykes has...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-30-2013, 08:19 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
In search of John Wayne

https://2q3xca.bn1.livefilestore.com/y2peRYxX6NwW_AUJPToujhwbkiQ18rSot_oqe6h8W0ac-P3sFn26NIWYQBeY_K3YiZ3yiHuuR3Z2Yz3nr5ycy4qmCeqoefU_CivLKIj8ebUwtk/DSC00858A.jpg?psid=1
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2013, 09:31 AM
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Posted By FlyGuy
Not sure of the time on your engine? If you go...

Not sure of the time on your engine?
If you go with the black diamond valves now you will reduce the guide wear, they have a nitride type coating on them that makes them more slick.
I have a high...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2013, 09:03 AM
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Posted By FlyGuy
Kibbles black diamond valves/Intakes for sure ...

Kibbles black diamond valves/Intakes for sure
Vitton valve stem seals (kibbles has them)
Your cam is cast iron and looks like polishing is in order? how do the followers look?
Cam bearings are...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2013, 12:33 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
Stock carb if your not willing to spend the money...

Stock carb if your not willing to spend the money for the TM40
Or someone might chime in with some eddy parts for you (possible wishful thinking?) most people liked them when they were right.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2013, 12:27 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
What happens if you turn the idle down? then...

What happens if you turn the idle down?
then readjust the mixture
Both easy to do on the TM40, I can adjust while sitting on the seat
There is more to it than that but you should be down to 1500...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2013, 04:06 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
Arghh that load was 5 days worth and I only took...

Arghh that load was 5 days worth and I only took on gas and water. Dwarfing the bike.

A more common sight At 6'1" 250 Lb...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2013, 08:07 AM
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Posted By FlyGuy
Same here just back from 1,200 + miles never...

Same here just back from 1,200 + miles never puled out the tool kit.
5 days of some fairly challenging riding, the bike was still going strong , me not so strong at day 5....
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2013, 10:45 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
No brainer

No brainer
You should have kept the 525:rofl
But in reality with your size and familiarity with power.
You need the 650R.
The problem is, if its not in good condition, count on overhauling it and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2013, 12:24 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
705s have been all around better for me, better...

705s have been all around better for me, better traction when worn, less scalping on the front and wear approximately 1/3 more miles
On a XR650R (street legal) with 705s I can get over 4000 mi. on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2013, 08:32 AM
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Posted By FlyGuy
OK thanks for the explanation, as I typed out...

OK thanks for the explanation, as I typed out your handle I noted the BRP part.
On the ugly part I was referring to the bike, I know its hard for us to believe but the XR650R is not the prettiest...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 09:31 AM
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Posted By FlyGuy
Hay BuRPsa whats BuRPsa mean- big ugly red pig...

Hay BuRPsa whats BuRPsa mean- big ugly red pig south america?

I understand the Knobby thing well, I was a die hard knobby guy and never used anything else mostly dunlop 606. But as I aged I end...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 08:58 AM
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Posted By FlyGuy
Mount Whitney portal road out of Loan pine CA. ...

Mount Whitney portal road out of Loan pine CA.
Its called Alabama hills
Its a paved road that ends where the hiking trail to mount Whitney begins.
Its beautiful at the portal but too domesticated...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 07:18 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
life on the road

A picture only a pig lover could understand...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2013, 11:05 AM
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Posted By FlyGuy
Any guesses? I figure either: A. Ran low on oil...

Any guesses? I figure either:
A. Ran low on oil and I've cooked the head, tappet's, cams etc. But as said, the oil was reading mid to low, but not at all near empty?
B. The last service didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 07:55 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
Well I am happy with this rack so far and I have...

Well I am happy with this rack so far and I have added weight to it as well with a total add to the rear fender area Is 40 Lbs. and looks like this....
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 04:47 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
Something different

OK I finally did the adventure touring /party conversion and I like it.
At first I was taken back at how ugly it is but its kinda growing on me
Its like a badass KLR or something?
I had to add...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 02:38 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
I was wondering where your axle is in relation to...

I was wondering where your axle is in relation to the swing arm axle slots?
That tire looks proper for the rim from what I can see but the stock rim is a 18 x 2.15. not that it matters, as long as...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 01:22 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
SO glad you are up and running again

Hay Stunt
I wondered what happened to you after your posting on the XR650 thread.
I stumbled upon this thread to find you up and at em.
This internet Shit is so cool.
Ill check in to watch your...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 56,416
Posted By FlyGuy
SO Fugly

Yes this is the ugliest thing I ever made, (since I can remember)
But its functional and I don't have too look at is while riding
Hence functional + ugly = FUGLY
It should preform well as a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2013, 09:26 AM
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Posted By FlyGuy
Angels advocate here What you guys don't...

Angels advocate here


What you guys don't need no more stinking power?
Power robs you of reliability?
Power can kill ya?
Shit you might consider staying at home cause once you start your bike...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2013, 06:11 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
Rebuild parts cost and suppliers

Well I see another crank has bit the dust, Sorry to hear.

I just went through my motor and thought I would share my experience.
First off I do all my own work so labor isn't Included. But I can...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 56,416
Posted By FlyGuy
new Idea Something new?

I have been working on a rack from free-form design (free-form = drinking beer and smokin a few)
with a little bit of frame analysts, I went at it and decided on a design as seen in pictures below...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 03:36 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
I have realigned the parts and the thermostat...

I have realigned the parts and the thermostat will close and work again.
Not sure if that is your case?
The XRs Only thermostats have worked the longest for me not sure who makes them?
But the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 09:40 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
yep tipit on over(bar end on ground) and work off...

yep tipit on over(bar end on ground) and work off the ground for a few minutes so easy to work on the clutch
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2013, 09:43 PM
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Posted By FlyGuy
I hate to hear that. If you get a used crank?...

I hate to hear that.
If you get a used crank? consider installing the new rod on it, assuming it is serviceable?
To get the gear off without a special puller that is proven on the XR crank may...
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