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Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 07:45 PM
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Posted By davek181
XL wheel

I put my XL wheel in my XR swingarm, it just needed to be narrowed a little and relieve the brake locating pin groove some.

I didn't give a hoot about the cush drive, and still don't, didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 02:50 PM
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Posted By davek181
I don't mind the 270's on the rear, they have too...

I don't mind the 270's on the rear, they have too much squirm on the front for my liking on the street. They and the 244 are Korean copies of an IRC tire that I don't buy because I am a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 07:52 AM
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Posted By davek181
I barely find time to ride the bike I have, I...

I barely find time to ride the bike I have, I don't know what I would do with several of them. Besides I like the one I have quite a bit. It is made of several bikes, does that count?

I have...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 05:10 AM
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Posted By davek181
riding

Love this weather, been riding mine everyday now, mostly commuting but still a ride. About time to start shopping for a new rear tire again. I really don't know which one till I literally pull the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 08:59 AM
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Posted By davek181
Rear shock

I have a good used original XL rear shock. I might even have an XR laying around. I will search the corners of the shop when I get down there again.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 01:53 PM
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Posted By davek181
Looks like it was attacked by narwhals.

Looks like it was attacked by narwhals.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 10:08 AM
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Posted By davek181
It was my first real off road ride since the...

It was my first real off road ride since the revalves on the forks and shocks. Have been primarily on slab and occasional gravel roads.

I am pretty happy with it now, finally got my clickers...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 06:05 AM
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Posted By davek181
ride

Took my newly christened "street bike" for a 100 mile ride yesterday. Half was gravel, and of that 20 miles of streambed riding down to the Salmon river. Wonderful day, wonderful ride, no...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 07:32 PM
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Posted By davek181
Got Hondabond?

Got Hondabond?
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 05:36 PM
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Posted By davek181
16t

I ran a 16 for a lot of miles. It is a little tight but it works. I changed my primaries so I don't use it anymore. I should send it to you.
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 05:04 PM
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Posted By davek181
jets

I prefer as lean a pilot jet as it will run on for starting and idling reasons. In the heat of the summer I have run main jets 120/110, or 120/112, at near sea level. cooler temps require a little...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 07:12 AM
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Posted By davek181
Probably as Steve says, big end bearing gone bad....

Probably as Steve says, big end bearing gone bad. I have never seen a crank break other than mine, on a bike anyway. All bearings were fine, and everything else for that mattter, just a crack on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 06:34 AM
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Posted By davek181
noise

Noise and vibration is always bad. You were right to shut it down till you discover the problem. I pretty much knew right away it was trouble when my crank broke, but I was several miles away from...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 04:56 AM
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Posted By davek181
oil pipe

The oil delivery pipe runs from the clutch cover oil filter area to the cylinder head. If you crack it while running, or cranking it should pump out oil.

In any case I think it is a little late...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 05:34 PM
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Posted By davek181
got oil delivery? crack a banjo bolt on the...

got oil delivery?

crack a banjo bolt on the oil delivery pipe, should pump out some oil, low pressure, but some oil.
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 11:07 AM
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Posted By davek181
headgasket

I think they are coated with a silver coating. I have seen that before too. I have reused headgaskets before with no issues whatsoever. I usually spray them with a readily available coppercoat...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 05:01 PM
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Posted By davek181
I ran one of those pistons for over 20K miles. ...

I ran one of those pistons for over 20K miles. Was still fine except that I broke a crank, changed to an XR crank so it wouldn't work, or I would have run it again. I don't think the piston is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 11:29 AM
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Posted By davek181
valve bend

If one of the new guides was not sized properly, it might have stuck once it warmed up. If so there should be telltale marks on the stem, slight metal transfer.

Seen it happen in VW aircoolers...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 04:21 PM
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Posted By davek181
Sounds like a better fix anyway, get some steel...

Sounds like a better fix anyway, get some steel threads that way.
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 08:19 PM
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Posted By davek181
main jets

Main jet sizing can vary a little, I prefer a richer primary carb than secondary it gives me better throttle linearity I feel.

I have found that the secret is to add the main jet sizes together...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 12:52 PM
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Posted By davek181
smoke

What year? My brother in law had an 83 or 4 that did exactly that. When he tore it down, all was fine except the seal for the fifth valve was popped off.
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 09:40 AM
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Posted By davek181
grease the drill bit well to soak up the...

grease the drill bit well to soak up the shavings. That's what we always did when we did spark plug inserts on the car.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 05:41 PM
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Posted By davek181
I just measured the hole in the end of my spare...

I just measured the hole in the end of my spare XL shaft, and the hole in the end of my spare XRL shaft with my trusty non-digital caliper. I get a figure of 11.4 on both.

I checked it with my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 12:23 PM
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Posted By davek181
rear suspension

The fastest, easiest, cheapest rear suspension upgrade is the XR shock. You can swap the arm too, but the wheel width is different and takes some modifications to retain the XL wheel.

I have a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 02:59 PM
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Posted By davek181
Your XL should turn reliable at some point I...

Your XL should turn reliable at some point I would think, and you can just ride it.

I ride mine all summer and park the cage, the battery goes dead as it sits and waits. It lives it's life with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 07:44 PM
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Posted By davek181
I prefer the softside crate I have now, but if I...

I prefer the softside crate I have now, but if I were to go solid I would go full retro with a steel one.

I do have a couple of them.

I have only had a chance to ride it 50 or 60 miles, but...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 07:35 PM
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Posted By davek181
Mine didn't get to be a reliable hot starter till...

Mine didn't get to be a reliable hot starter till I finally got the pilot lean enough.
I have to use the choke to start it cold. Even on a summer day if it has cooled back down to ambient temps.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 07:27 PM
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Posted By davek181
It has a windshield now. Doesn't that make...

It has a windshield now.

Doesn't that make it a full fledged streetbike?

Some of us can't afford a full stable.

Tires are Shinko 700's, they work anywhere
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 06:41 PM
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Posted By davek181
streetbike

My new streetbike.
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn46/brppilot/IMG_5480_zpsnfdrgtsa.jpg
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn46/brppilot/IMG_5479_zpsmbtrryos.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 02:37 PM
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Posted By davek181
The left carb is different from the right in the...

The left carb is different from the right in the fact that it has the pilot circuit and the right does not. The throttle slide cutaway is different and the idle speed screw is only on the left side....
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 12:57 PM
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Posted By davek181
jets

If it were me, I would go up on the left carb at least one notch. 118, or even 120, and down at least one notch on the pilot to 45. then see how it runs and decide from there if you need to go...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 11:22 AM
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Posted By davek181
plug

If you can drill and install a sheetmetal screw to remove the plug. You can reinstall it with a screw in it with Hondabond on the screw to seal.
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 05:39 PM
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Posted By davek181
XR carbs use a smaller pilot for some reason...

XR carbs use a smaller pilot for some reason internally. My XR carbs like a 42, XL carbs come stock with 65 or so. I would see what you have and go from there.

The diaphragm is only used for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 12:14 PM
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Posted By davek181
pilot jet

You may have a bad decel diaphragm, it will backfire quite a bit that way. I prefer as lean a pilot jet as I can get to aid in hot starting. Been both ways and lean is way less painful.

On XL...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 08:30 AM
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Posted By davek181
jets

115 in both carbs sounds a little on the lean side. What year?

I usually end up with 122/115 for summer temps at near sea level to 2500 feet.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 05:13 AM
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Posted By davek181
throttle

I put an XR 600 throttle assembly on my XL with no problem. I don't know that it is a lot quicker but it seems smoother. It has a roller on the pull cable and doesn't just drag the cable around a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 12:26 PM
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Posted By davek181
Honda gaskets come with everything you need...

Honda gaskets come with everything you need already on them. In other words, nothing needed. You do want to put a small bead of Hondabond, or ultra-grey if you can't find Hondabond, rtv around the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 10:19 AM
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Posted By davek181
Super trapp

Mine has only ever had a super trapp except for one brief time where i tried the stock muffler. It was very quiet and stealthy, but I noticed a decrease in power and eventually took it off in favor...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 05:29 AM
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Posted By davek181
oil temp

My temps run 180 degrees to 225 depending on the day and what I am doing. That is American Fahrenheit, I don't know Canadian.

I do have an oil cooler. Seems to run the hottest consistently on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 06:33 PM
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Posted By davek181
rtv

The secret is to never use that shit at all, but yeah, acetone cuts it as good as anything.

I have always considered blue rtv to be an indicator of trouble to be had under that cover, or whatever...
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