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Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 03:08 PM
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Posted By lookfar
Nice XL6. Everett Powersports, just up the...

Nice XL6.
Everett Powersports, just up the road from you in WA, sometimes has the genuine white headlight surround on ebay.
That would really make it look swish....
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 04:05 AM
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Posted By lookfar
Hmm, If that is the case, I would be ordering...

Hmm, If that is the case, I would be ordering myself a new "o" or "x" ring chain, and getting an extra joining link with it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 03:39 PM
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Posted By lookfar
Try this one... ...

Try this one...

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com.au/14455/i/western-power-sports-520-hso-o-ring-master-links
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2,126
Views: 553,137
Posted By lookfar
That is an old pic, you were running the old...

That is an old pic, you were running the old "super" petrol too by the look of your white pipe.

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Forum: Australia 08-08-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 1,762
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Posted By lookfar
Looks complicated...did it work??

Looks complicated...did it work??
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 01:58 AM
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Posted By lookfar
Front axle of what??

Front axle of what??
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 11:02 PM
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Posted By lookfar
Here's a few from ebay.... ...

Here's a few from ebay....

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Honda-XL500-Triple-Clamps-XL-500S-500-S-Steering-Stem-Tree-/330939842994?pt=AU_Motorcycle_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4d0d8d41b2...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12,953
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Posted By lookfar
There is two collars like that inside the engine,...

There is two collars like that inside the engine, one is slightly smaller inside diameter than the other, but I forget which one goes where.....:dunno

Maybe someone else has a better memory than...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 04:50 AM
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Posted By lookfar
That engine is missing the 0-ring that goes over...

That engine is missing the 0-ring that goes over the collar.
The collar is only to hold the o-ring in place between the oil pump and clutch cover...



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Forum: Australia 07-28-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1,762
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Posted By lookfar
Hmm, bike in a box.....or two. What a jigsaw...

Hmm, bike in a box.....or two.
What a jigsaw puzzle, I hope that you have all the bits..
Looking forward to seeing the project develop
Forum: Australia 07-27-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 45,683
Posted By lookfar
Hey Nev, I took the finished shockie to my...

Hey Nev,
I took the finished shockie to my local KTM guy (the one I got the oil off). It takes about 2 minutes so he did not charge me. He just put a pressure gauge on it hooked up to a nitrogen...
Forum: Australia 07-26-2014, 04:41 PM
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Posted By lookfar
G'day Roost, Looks to me like you are missing...

G'day Roost,
Looks to me like you are missing the rubber bump stop.
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 04:21 PM
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Posted By lookfar
Just check you alignment with rear sprocket and...

Just check you alignment with rear sprocket and swingarm slider.
Sometimes the swingarm slider grooves won't line up with the chain. I think Kenno runs a 650L front sprocket turned around on his...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 04:33 AM
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Posted By lookfar
I would carry one each of tyre tubes, and some...

I would carry one each of tyre tubes, and some means of inflating them, some patches, some spare oil ( a fleet diesel oil eg, Delo 400, Rimula X, your choice), devcon (for cracked case repair), spark...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 03:39 AM
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Posted By lookfar
Get in and fix it. Easy to get the pin...

Get in and fix it.

Easy to get the pin back, just pull the right engine cover (clutch cover)
and it will be looking at you.
While you're in there, you might as well give the screen a bit of a...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2,126
Views: 553,137
Posted By lookfar
The other thing it could be is a piece of hose...

The other thing it could be is a piece of hose from the fuel line from the tank.
With removal and replacement, a crescent shaped piece of the hose can be cut off, and will lodge itself in the carby...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2014, 01:51 AM
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Posted By lookfar
Put a fuel filter in the line from the tank to...

Put a fuel filter in the line from the tank to the carb....
Easier to clean out a filter than pull carbys to bits...


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Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 02:25 PM
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Posted By lookfar
That is OEM for LM and RMG.

That is OEM for LM and RMG.
Forum: Australia 06-15-2014, 09:11 PM
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Posted By lookfar
It could also be something as simple as changing...

It could also be something as simple as changing how your throttle cables are routed through to the carby.
Forum: Australia 06-12-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1,762
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Posted By lookfar
What size trailer is that?:ear Is that the same...

What size trailer is that?:ear
Is that the same one in the pic of the xl250? :ear

The reason I ask, is that I will need to be either building or buying one soon to carry the herd.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 07:51 PM
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Posted By lookfar
resistor. I have had some that measured up fine,...

resistor. I have had some that measured up fine, but no spark. Replaced with a bit of wire...all good.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 07:44 PM
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Posted By lookfar
Check the resistor in the spark plug cap, maybe...

Check the resistor in the spark plug cap, maybe swap it out for a piece of wire of the same length, and try again.....

Also make sure that the coil has a good earth
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 03:35 PM
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Posted By lookfar
That's a really nice looking 600L, shame about...

That's a really nice looking 600L, shame about the ding in the fuel tank:cry

The cam chain and tensioner, I would be sourcing from Honda. Both parts are still available off the shelf. If you are...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 152,983
Posted By lookfar
Thanks for the kind words. The two XL's are...

Thanks for the kind words.
The two XL's are pretty much a pigeon pair as they were both made in October '85 :eek1:eek1
Forum: Australia 05-30-2014, 03:02 PM
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Posted By lookfar
Nice XL..What's the matter with it?

Nice XL..What's the matter with it?
Forum: Australia 05-30-2014, 05:38 AM
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Posted By lookfar
Hmm, the second pic is better... The first pic...

Hmm, the second pic is better...
The first pic looks like you got yourself a jigsaw puzzle in the shape of an XR...

Nice old Husky :clap
Forum: Australia 05-30-2014, 05:35 AM
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Views: 45,683
Posted By lookfar
I haven't found any yet, but there are people on...

I haven't found any yet, but there are people on here more knowledgable than me.

You might as well give it a birthday while you are in there, with all new gaskets etc. Just make sure that the...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2014, 05:25 AM
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Posted By lookfar
Got any pics of the XR??

Got any pics of the XR??
Forum: Australia 05-30-2014, 05:14 AM
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Posted By lookfar
yup, both the needle and the needle jet come as a...

yup, both the needle and the needle jet come as a matched pair. Honda have got them.

The needle jet is retained by the emulsion tube, a gentle press fit, tap it with an appropriate punch to...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2014, 05:00 AM
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Posted By lookfar
A lot of the bigger bits came from Ebay and...

A lot of the bigger bits came from Ebay and suchlike, you have to be careful on sourcing what bits from where, there are subtle differences between Aussie, USA, UK and the Continent manufactured...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2014, 04:57 AM
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Posted By lookfar
:rofl:rofl :beer

:rofl:rofl

:beer
Forum: Australia 05-28-2014, 04:43 AM
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Posted By lookfar
LOL, it's a 1988, so that makes it 26 years old,...

LOL, it's a 1988, so that makes it 26 years old, at some stage the front end has been "upgraded" to cartridge forks, hence the larger headlight.


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Forum: Australia 05-28-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 152,983
Posted By lookfar
Thanks for the kind words. I only have the...

Thanks for the kind words.

I only have the XR600 because I was told it was an '85. When I went to pick it up, it turned out to be an '88, but as the guy wanted 2 ctns VB for it,:eek1 it seemed...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2014, 04:16 AM
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Posted By lookfar
My current "Herd" ...

My current "Herd"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v442/stu050/TheHerd_zpsffbd7e94.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/stu050/media/TheHerd_zpsffbd7e94.jpg.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 2,126
Views: 553,137
Posted By lookfar
Looks good, but I have never been a fan of pod...

Looks good, but I have never been a fan of pod filters on a dirt bike.
Depending on use, sooner or later it will be on a muddy trail, and the pod filters will enable water to get through to the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,892
Posted By lookfar
You may have hit the nail on the head. It...

You may have hit the nail on the head.
It looks like the kick starter hasn't returned fully, so it may be running on the ratchet.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12,953
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Posted By lookfar
The front hub on those pics appears to be early...

The front hub on those pics appears to be early XR or XL, while the rear hub appears to be early XR (pre '87, as the hub was changed in '88) If the front wheel is the same size as the rear, it could...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12,953
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Posted By lookfar
The rim with the drum brake looks like an '85 or...

The rim with the drum brake looks like an '85 or so XR rear, not sure on engine size.
The rim with the disk is also XR, but from a later year, possibly from '88 on.

The XL600RM was originally...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,126
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Posted By lookfar
Give it a good clean and see it you can get it...

Give it a good clean and see it you can get it going before you start spending money on it.

Clean the original carb, new plug, points, fresh fuel, all the usual stuff.

If you can get it to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10,372
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Posted By lookfar
Yup, ours did. Also came with all the factory...

Yup, ours did. Also came with all the factory necessary for street use, mirrors, blinkers etc.

this is a pic of an OEM Aussie XR6 speedo 1988. Picked it up NIB from my local Honda dealer. They...
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