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Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2014, 03:15 PM
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Posted By Stretchah
Gear shift issues

Hey guys, it's been a while...been working a lot and commuting on the XL and it's been going well. Put around 3000 miles on in the last few months hoping she stays reliable :)
noticed a strange...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 10:17 PM
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Posted By Stretchah
Unfortunately, he's semi retired and made it as...

Unfortunately, he's semi retired and made it as a favour so doubt he'd want to do more plus Iwaited a couple of months for him to do this one. If you took the drawing and a standard link to a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Stretchah
Hey Guys, I've been a little busy lately and have...

Hey Guys, I've been a little busy lately and have finally managed to do a little work on the XL and thought it might be worth an update :) rebuilt the front forks and I've just fitted my new raising...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2013, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
I've just got round to installing a new wiring...

I've just got round to installing a new wiring loom as the other one had been chopped around and the rear lights are still working off the battery rather than the stator. I'm guessing that they just...
Forum: Racing 11-22-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 162
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Posted By Stretchah
Looking forward to an android version :)

Looking forward to an android version :)
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 11:14 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
Here are some pics of the 28 and 21 litre tanks...

Here are some pics of the 28 and 21 litre tanks as a comparison...may be of interest to someone :)

http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/stretchah/20131108_184819_zps55a37f95.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
It's a wonder you have any time for the bikes,...

It's a wonder you have any time for the bikes, you always seem to be building something :D Good work on the house though, it's looking good and some nice views you have over there :clap
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 07:22 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
Regarding raising the ride height with shortened...

Regarding raising the ride height with shortened links.... I asked Zombie Stomp about this a while ago and he sent me the links to his threads and to J Grady's thread, who actually made some for both...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 07:17 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
If you want a bigger tank and are happy to do...

If you want a bigger tank and are happy to do some extra work/ welding fabbing then this is the 28litre one, not a bad price...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 10:42 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
Sounds like a good plan, I'd thought about...

Sounds like a good plan, I'd thought about possibly chopping out the middle so that it looks right at the rear too. The only reason I opted for the LM seat was so the front butted up against the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11,576
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Posted By Stretchah
Good Work Christian :) I've fitted my LM...

Good Work Christian :)

I've fitted my LM lights and am just waiting for my welder to have some spare time to fab and weld some round threaded tubing to the frame to mount the front brackets as...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2013, 06:15 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
Thank you, much appreciated :)

Thank you, much appreciated :)
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 09:02 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
Totally agree with that, have always turned down...

Totally agree with that, have always turned down rides on friends ktm's or sports bikes for that reason and it's the main reason I bought the xl...love the character of older bikes and having...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 01:12 PM
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Posted By Stretchah
Not really road tyres but I use a Mitas C-02 on...

Not really road tyres but I use a Mitas C-02 on the rear and a mitas extreme 914 on the front... I use them commuting and off road in all weathers and haven't had any issues....the rear wears down...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 01:08 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
Keeping my fingers crossed it holds :)

Keeping my fingers crossed it holds :)
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Stretchah
Cheers guys :) now that everything works as it...

Cheers guys :) now that everything works as it should do I may look at Hids too :) In the meantime I figured the time was right to mount the dakar lights ;) mounted w8red in and working and looking...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 07:29 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
It is reassuring to know it is wired up the same...

It is reassuring to know it is wired up the same as the US ones now and I've certainly learnt alot :) the horns wired in, but, I prefer running without indicators so will leave them off :) hopefully...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 06:43 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
Yaaaaaaay !!!! Split the white and black wires...

Yaaaaaaay !!!! Split the white and black wires and then turned the key the rear light cones on from the key but not the front now and I'm happy with that as I don't need the lights running without...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 06:12 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
Awesome, I'm still learning :) so no change when...

Awesome, I'm still learning :) so no change when rear lights unplugged...when I unplug the front lights I get 13.5 volts on the battery when running, so, definitely the headlight wiring at fault :) ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
Well connected the new battery today and got 12.5...

Well connected the new battery today and got 12.5 when the keys not on and then 8.5 when the keys turned on and the lights are on then when I run the engine the battery volt test goes down to 6.6 !...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2013, 03:55 PM
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Posted By Stretchah
Perfect, cheers for that at least then I don't...

Perfect, cheers for that at least then I don't cook another battery :)
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2013, 11:38 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
Cheers, if it is just a flasher relay then I...

Cheers, if it is just a flasher relay then I don't need one as no indicators anyway :)

I'm going to plug the new battery in tomorrow and see how it goes, it was fine to and from work today without...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2013, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
Dave so when you say check the charging voltage...

Dave so when you say check the charging voltage do you mean checking the voltage between the battery terminals when running?

So here's the relay...

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Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2013, 12:57 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
Hey Guys, Just to confirm, my bike isn't electric...

Hey Guys, Just to confirm, my bike isn't electric start, it's an 84 bike with what seems to be an 86 engine. It's registered as an XL600L though, and from internet searches that seems to mean that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 12:46 PM
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Posted By Stretchah
Cheers although the stator is brand new so hoping...

Cheers although the stator is brand new so hoping the wires aren't hanging on a thread :) I ordered a new battery today so that should be here tomorrow :)

I've never had an issue with the log in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 11:21 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
Thanks guys...the stator is w8red as mentioned...

Thanks guys...the stator is w8red as mentioned the white going to the yellow/white wire seems to be giving out 19 v the white going to the yellow is giving out around 19.4 v and the thin green going...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Stretchah
It certainly is...spilling when filling and a few...

It certainly is...spilling when filling and a few oil leaks haven't helped...if I wasn't spending so much time trying to fix it I might get the time to clean it ;)
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 02:28 PM
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Posted By Stretchah
Thanks for confiming it's factory...once I took...

Thanks for confiming it's factory...once I took the insulation tape 9ff it looked a little too good to be home made...I'll check those values tomorrow amd let you know what I'm getting...also noticed...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 12:08 PM
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Posted By Stretchah
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/stretchah...

http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/stretchah/20130813_194949_zps087e6a49.jpg

Cheers Dave, I wish you had too :) when I g9t this bike I was looking forward to having a straight forward bike...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11,576
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Posted By Stretchah
Yeah, I've swapped out the voltage regulator and...

Yeah, I've swapped out the voltage regulator and wasn't getting any different, The battery was fine and not boiling until the lights went off so thinking it's related now... a bad connection/wire...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 12:53 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
I rode the bike into work this morning all was...

I rode the bike into work this morning all was going fine the battery seemed to have taken a charge and no rotten eggs smell, lights off the key - All good :) Then about 2 miles in, all of the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 10:10 PM
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Posted By Stretchah
That bike sure looks good :)

That bike sure looks good :)
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Stretchah
Cheers thats put my mind at rest re the reg rec...

Cheers thats put my mind at rest re the reg rec heat and yeah tending to agree on the battery but got it on charge on the off chance it survived the boiling ;)
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11,576
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Posted By Stretchah
Cheers Dave, was working late at the weekend so...

Cheers Dave, was working late at the weekend so haven't done anything since then. My new to me reg rev and ac regulator have arrived and no difference when I swapped them out. I've swapped the 2...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 03:09 PM
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Posted By Stretchah
Damnit ! Cheers though, definitely not riding...

Damnit ! Cheers though, definitely not riding tomorrow then...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11,576
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Posted By Stretchah
Cheers Dave, I just dislike not being able to...

Cheers Dave, I just dislike not being able to work something out myself... I'm going to have to learn more about electrics :)

The lights definitely came on from the key before and at one point...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11,576
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Posted By Stretchah
Cheers Dave Bit of an info overload for me,...

Cheers Dave
Bit of an info overload for me, but, I'll see what I can do with it :)
Firstly the bikes ignition is powered from the stator. Secondly, I have been moving wires etc and have now...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11,576
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Posted By Stretchah
Cheers guys hadn't realised that not all the...

Cheers guys hadn't realised that not all the xl600's kept the lights on and yes Dave it is an xl600r italian import and the lights are on all the time the ignition is on, but, if I don't have the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11,576
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Posted By Stretchah
Lighting issues since adding new Ricky Stator

Hey Guys, Been a bit quite on here lately as my stator died and ordered a Ricky Stator, customs kept it for 10 days so took a few weeks to get here :( And now having issues and need your assistance...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 11,576
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Posted By Stretchah
XL lm Dakar tank fitting

Dave, the bikes looking good :)

I have a question for LM owners regarding the front tank mounting. Does anyone know if the bolts that bolt it to the frame go all the way through the frame or is...
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