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Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 05:29 PM
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Posted By TahoeRider
I do pretty much the same as Dave and usually...

I do pretty much the same as Dave and usually fires by the second try. A clean properly functioning carb is essential as is the valve clearances being in spec. A dirty pilot (or wrong size, or...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,176
Posted By TahoeRider
For a cheap solution that will last at least...

For a cheap solution that will last at least until you pull the bowls again, I traced the bowls outline onto a sheet of Karropak gasket paper (fuel & oil resistant), and trimmed out a couple paper...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13,104
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Posted By TahoeRider
Make sure the valve clearances are in spec, and...

Make sure the valve clearances are in spec, and if you don't know the condition of the carbs I would clean them as well. Take a look at the jet sizes too and make sure they're correct. Mine went...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,176
Posted By TahoeRider
Rfvc600r..

Have you considered using a Time-Sert in place of the helicoil? I've used helicoils extensively in the past, but have never gone back to one after discovering & installing a Time-Sert for the first...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,176
Posted By TahoeRider
I bet the pink slip to my bike that this is not...

I bet the pink slip to my bike that this is not what caused it :rofl

Looks like the piston & cylinder wall got a little too friendly with each other with zero clearance. I also would like to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,796
Posted By TahoeRider
Thank you for making & posting these videos, they...

Thank you for making & posting these videos, they are excellent to watch and also put together in such a way that makes them very easy to understand. :beer

Looking forward to trying these skills...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,176
Posted By TahoeRider
Is that the only thing that was done since the...

Is that the only thing that was done since the bike ran fine? I would check for spark before doing anything else assuming all the electrical connections are good and in their proper places. Start...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,520
Posted By TahoeRider
There is certainly at least one "elitist" in this...

There is certainly at least one "elitist" in this thread, for sure..

:stfu
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,176
Posted By TahoeRider
A 1/8" shim should be about right.

A 1/8" shim should be about right.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 09:52 AM
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Posted By TahoeRider
I guess I was confused also, I thought the Clarke...

I guess I was confused also, I thought the Clarke tanks were stock size but they are indeed a 4.3 gal. Well at least it's all cleared up now :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 07:13 PM
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Posted By TahoeRider
Acerbis, that's the one I wasn't able to remember...

Acerbis, that's the one I wasn't able to remember the other day, thanks :D I need to keep an eye out for one of those. I've only been able to find the Clarke tanks which aren't worth much with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13,104
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Posted By TahoeRider
What tank are you running now, Dave? I'm sure...

What tank are you running now, Dave? I'm sure you've probably mentioned it somewhere here before, but it's easier to just ask rather than searching through such a long thread :D

An extra 60 or so...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 99,180
Posted By TahoeRider
I've had pretty consistent readings with my Vapor...

I've had pretty consistent readings with my Vapor tach just using the simple install method of wrapping the positive lead around the spark plug wire. Works well enough that I haven't bothered wiring...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 99,180
Posted By TahoeRider
Regarding the trailtech sensor, I experienced the...

Regarding the trailtech sensor, I experienced the same problem when adding one to mine. I don't think it's mentioned in the manual, but I discovered when adding the new heat sensor (or if the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,176
Posted By TahoeRider
I use Toyota FIPG on everything I have. Mostly...

I use Toyota FIPG on everything I have. Mostly due to the fact that I have about 8 tubes of it in the garage, but it's an excellent product.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,520
Posted By TahoeRider
:baby I'm with DudeClone, this thread has...

:baby

I'm with DudeClone, this thread has certainly taken a turn in the wrong direction. I'm out, but it will be interesting to see where this goes!

I do find it amusing though that the OP is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,520
Posted By TahoeRider
I think this is the key. Anyone can hide behind...

I think this is the key. Anyone can hide behind a keyboard and talk sh*t about anybody & anything to make themselves feel better, whether or not they actually are capable of riding a motorcycle. It...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,176
Posted By TahoeRider
I have a CDI from my old XR350 that plugs into &...

I have a CDI from my old XR350 that plugs into & runs my '83 XL6. I don't know if the connections are different for the various years of the XL's, but I'll ship it out to you to test with if you're...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 06:17 PM
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Posted By TahoeRider
I have a complete muffler assy. from a 96 or 97...

I have a complete muffler assy. from a 96 or 97 XR4 that I was hoping to use on my XL. The mounting locations are close, but the muffler pipe is slightly smaller causing the welded section at the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 10:31 AM
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Posted By TahoeRider
They can be notoriously hard to start. With the...

They can be notoriously hard to start. With the valves set properly, decomp adjusted correctly after setting the valves, and the carbs cleaned with the right size pilot & air screw adjustment it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,176
Posted By TahoeRider
That was a great video Juan. I have not been out...

That was a great video Juan. I have not been out there before, but I'll definitely be checking it out soon. That is a really nice view from Grouse Ridge!

If I can keep up it would be fun to get...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,176
Posted By TahoeRider
I'm not sure about springs for the stock shock,...

I'm not sure about springs for the stock shock, but the guy I use for shock rebuilds says he can get most any rate spring for the XR. http://www.daughertymotorsports.com is his website.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 01:46 PM
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Posted By TahoeRider
1897 XL600r rear suspension

The 85-87 XR600 shock is a direct fit and will raise the rear somewhere around 1/2 inch. The 83-84 (85 maybe?) XR350 also is a direct fit and raises the rear about the same.

The 88-90 XR600 is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2014, 08:38 PM
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Views: 8,036,751
Posted By TahoeRider
http://ambitionathletics.com/wp-content/uploads/20...

http://ambitionathletics.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/big-arms11.jpg



:rofl




Love this thread & have read every page
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 07:55 PM
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Views: 1,257,176
Posted By TahoeRider
He's probably jealous that your 30 year old Honda...

He's probably jealous that your 30 year old Honda runs better :lol3

No offense to any Harley riders out there, but the description in the original post sounds like the typical d-bag import bashing...
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By TahoeRider
With the low amount of torque applied I doubt any...

With the low amount of torque applied I doubt any of them are going to break. I do hear you on the frustration factor though. I would look for one that has a high/fine tooth count rather than a...
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,346
Posted By TahoeRider
This one is pretty nice too if you just want to...

This one is pretty nice too if you just want to compare sprocket sizes & gear ratio. Gives you recommended chain length vs stock as well..

http://www.sprocketcalculator.com/
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,176
Posted By TahoeRider
Shouldn't be a problem finding the crush washers...

Shouldn't be a problem finding the crush washers at Autozone or anywhere else.


Here's another decent looking XL6 for sale 10 miles from me for $1000...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,176
Posted By TahoeRider
There's an '83 XL6 for sale in Placerville for...

There's an '83 XL6 for sale in Placerville for $450 obo..

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/4397799739.html
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,176
Posted By TahoeRider
Do you own an XL6 joe?

Do you own an XL6 joe?
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,176
Posted By TahoeRider
link?

link?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 100,285
Posted By TahoeRider
This sounds fun.. I'll try to get up there on the...

This sounds fun.. I'll try to get up there on the 10th with my '83 XL6 if it's not in pieces. It might qualify as a throwback now that it's 31 years old :D

I can ride on weekdays, but I have a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,176
Posted By TahoeRider
The 95-04 XR250r dogbone link will give you...

The 95-04 XR250r dogbone link will give you somewhere around 1/3 - 1/2" more ride height in the rear. I haven't done it yet, but that's my plan to compensate for the longer XR forks.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13,104
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Posted By TahoeRider
I agree.. I have a 280z project, and the inline-6...

I agree.. I have a 280z project, and the inline-6 doesn't quite make 200hp. It does however have a nice flat torque curve, close to 50/50 weight distribution, and it's light. It's tons of fun on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 100,285
Posted By TahoeRider
I want to play, but my bike is in the garage...

I want to play, but my bike is in the garage missing a few pieces right now :cry
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,176
Posted By TahoeRider
I agree 100%, and have experienced the same as an...

I agree 100%, and have experienced the same as an import auto tech for the past 12 years. The power gains from the K&N are negligible to none on any engine with stock compression & internals. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,176
Posted By TahoeRider
I'll second that info.. grease & anti-seize can...

I'll second that info.. grease & anti-seize can definitely alter the accuracy of a torque wrench. I'm not sure what the compound is from ARP, but I have used a few sets of aftermarket head bolts...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 184,341
Posted By TahoeRider
I originally found this thread about a month ago,...

I originally found this thread about a month ago, and before I knew it the first few pages had sucked me in so well I spent many hours that afternoon & evening reading the entire thing.. I was...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 100,285
Posted By TahoeRider
Cool pictures.. I don't recognize any of that...

Cool pictures.. I don't recognize any of that area, but haven't taken my dual sport out to Georgetown before either. I think you are nearby to me, and I would like to join in on a ride sometime once...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,257,176
Posted By TahoeRider
I have more money invested into my tools & box at...

I have more money invested into my tools & box at work than all of my vehicles & bikes put together :rofl
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