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Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 11:07 PM
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Posted By Walterxr650l
What? Hydraulic battery fluid? :confused ...

What? Hydraulic battery fluid? :confused

Maybe measure whatever tube it is, that you plan to replace, and then buy the new ones the same length.

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 05:50 PM
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Posted By Walterxr650l
I doubt that you will have a problem. I've had my...

I doubt that you will have a problem. I've had my tank off the bike all winter before and it went back on fine. Now whether the USD forks will cause an issue? I don't know. I don't have those.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 73,407
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Posted By Walterxr650l
Turn the nut on those and not the bolt. Then you...

Turn the nut on those and not the bolt. Then you won't bugger them up and need to replace them. The allen socket on the bolt is only there so that you can prevent the bolt from spinning during the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 02:36 PM
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Posted By Walterxr650l
http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu357/WalterMan...

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu357/WalterManley/Alaska%202013/DSC_0311.jpg

I use two of Wolfman's large rollie bags (http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/large-rolie-bag) with their large...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 73,407
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Posted By Walterxr650l
After you spin the broken stud out. If you end up...

After you spin the broken stud out. If you end up having to order a new stud, you can put a bolt in the hole until the new stud arrives.

Walter
Forum: Trip Planning 06-30-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By Walterxr650l
Carry a complete tool kit. Know how to fix a...

Carry a complete tool kit. Know how to fix a flat, Carry spare tube/s and a patch kit. Carry a couple spare master links and a short chunk of chain. Have some emergency repair items like gorilla or...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Walterxr650l
Well if you look down the row of yellow links on...

Well if you look down the row of yellow links on the left side of the old clunky website, you will find a link that says, visit our official CH website. Click it and you get the other website. So my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 73,407
Views: 7,548,555
Posted By Walterxr650l
Just keep the price a little to high, it won't...

Just keep the price a little to high, it won't sell, and then you will get to keep it.:lol3

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 73,407
Views: 7,548,555
Posted By Walterxr650l
My mounts came with my windshield. Walter

My mounts came with my windshield.

Walter
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By Walterxr650l
Laugh Walter

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 73,407
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Posted By Walterxr650l
It needs to go on backwards. Sometimes you have...

It needs to go on backwards. Sometimes you have to take a dremel and grind the chamfer on the sprocket splines a little more to make it fit. Some brands are worse than others.

Walter
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By Walterxr650l
Don't forget about You clearances to...

Don't forget about You clearances to combustibles. B vent like that in the picture needs 1 inch of clearance. So a 3 inch pipe will need a hole about 5 1/2 inches in diameter. Single wall pipe will...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 73,407
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Posted By Walterxr650l
No, but I had the bolts that attach the mount...

No, but I had the bolts that attach the mount arms to the frame tabs go MIA. I now use a longer bolt with a second locking nut on the back side. On the tank end you won't be able to use a locking...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-19-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Walterxr650l
Generally dispersed camping on National Forest,...

Generally dispersed camping on National Forest, and BLM land is legal unless posted otherwise, for up to 14 days at a time. Just turn off onto any NF or BLM road, find a spot you like, and pitch...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,377
Posted By Walterxr650l
:thumb[/QUOTE] There is a brotherhood...

:thumb[/QUOTE]

There is a brotherhood among riders. Not all people that own motorcycles choose to belong to it. There are no membership dues, there is no secret handshake, One must only be...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 73,407
Views: 7,548,555
Posted By Walterxr650l
The service manual specifies "Use only DOT 4...

The service manual specifies "Use only DOT 4 brake fluid from a sealed container".

Walter
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 595
Posted By Walterxr650l
The chances of you meeting either one in a...

The chances of you meeting either one in a National forest in OR. or WA. are extremely slim. I have been doing dispersed camping off of my bike for close to 40 years. I have never had a problem, and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-05-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 595
Posted By Walterxr650l
Scott lake is a short (less than a mile) ride up...

Scott lake is a short (less than a mile) ride up a gravel road off of OR HWY 242. Getting there on a SV650 shouldn't be a problem. ODOT says 242 won't be open before June 16.

The Cascade Lakes...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By Walterxr650l
Seattle Fabric...

Seattle Fabric (http://www.seattlefabrics.com/zippers.html)s has several options. Scroll down to the bottom of the page linked, or just use some sort of wax.

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 73,407
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Posted By Walterxr650l
The higher compression piston will give you more...

The higher compression piston will give you more power. But it will probably require a higher octane fuel to keep from pinging. If you like to ride in remote areas higher octane fuel may be hard to...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,437
Posted By Walterxr650l
i can't tell you where to buy one, but if you use...

i can't tell you where to buy one, but if you use a wire brush on a angle grinder be sure to wear eye protection.

I was trying to clean the rust off something at work. A co-worker said try this...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Walterxr650l
A failing pulse generator can cause symptoms like...

A failing pulse generator can cause symptoms like that some times. You can read how XRsteave diagnosed his pulse generator problems in his post here...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-20-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,034
Posted By Walterxr650l
To a certain extent they can be; But depending on...

To a certain extent they can be; But depending on the length of the tank, and the size of the bags, you may run into knee clearance issues.

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 73,407
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Posted By Walterxr650l
I tried flipping the kickstand up to no avail....

I tried flipping the kickstand up to no avail. Would a fuse really go on something this new? I tried all the obvious, kill switch, kick stand, fuel, carb, didn't have time to pull the plug and check...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By Walterxr650l
Formotion...

Formotion (http://www.formotionproducts.com/C&TMAIN.htm) makes several. Here is one example.

http://www.formotionproducts.com/ELA-20710%2520cutout%5B1%5D.jpg

If you pick a mounting spot that...
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,823
Posted By Walterxr650l
I have a rack that I rattle canned first, then...

I have a rack that I rattle canned first, then when that didn't hold up I had it powder coated. The powder coat is much more durable.

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 73,407
Views: 7,548,555
Posted By Walterxr650l
Forget the mods, go ride the bike. Ride it enough...

Forget the mods, go ride the bike. Ride it enough and it will tell you what changes you need to make. If/when you make mods do it because it makes the bike closer to what you want it to be, not...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 73,407
Views: 7,548,555
Posted By Walterxr650l
Your rear pads are probably almost gone. As the...

Your rear pads are probably almost gone. As the pads wear, The pistons behind them are pushed farther out in their bores. The empty space behind the pistons is filled with fluid out of the master...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 73,407
Views: 7,548,555
Posted By Walterxr650l
For those that may not know, you can buy the...

For those that may not know, you can buy the FACTORY manual here (http://www.helminc.com/helm/welcome_retail_ahc.asp?Style=helm), or or order it at your local dealer.

Walter
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,004
Posted By Walterxr650l
Yes. The leather Wesco uses is much thicker. ...

Yes. The leather Wesco uses is much thicker.

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 73,407
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Posted By Walterxr650l
I just went to a local Honda dealer and asked...

I just went to a local Honda dealer and asked them to get me a 650R sprocket with the number of teeth I wanted. Others have their favorite online sources. I'll let them chime in on where those are. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 73,407
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Posted By Walterxr650l
Do you have sufficient chain free-play? (The book...

Do you have sufficient chain free-play? (The book spec. is 1 3/8 to 1 3/4 inch) That chain looks pretty tight in the picture.

A little wiggle on the XR650L front sprocket is normal. It is one of...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,575
Posted By Walterxr650l
It could be, but it could also be a bad...

It could be, but it could also be a bad connection in the control and/or safety circuits, a bad gas control valve, or a bad control circuit board, or ??? You really need to read your service manual,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,109
Posted By Walterxr650l
I read once that Russ Collins describe a good...

I read once that Russ Collins describe a good Handling bike, as one that he could have the rear wheel go 18 inches sideways and he still did not have to back off on the throttle.

Walter
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,920
Posted By Walterxr650l
I have a MSR XGK stove that I have owned for...

I have a MSR XGK stove that I have owned for about 25 years. I also Have three canister stoves. I usually take one of the canister stoves because:

1. It's smaller and lighter.
2. It has instant...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,701
Posted By Walterxr650l
Best fix I have found is long underwear, or some...

Best fix I have found is long underwear, or some other form of insulation for the rest of the body above the feet. It works on the same principle as the old saying if your toes are cold put on a hat....
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,114
Posted By Walterxr650l
I broke the bead on the rear tire on my turbo...

I broke the bead on the rear tire on my turbo that way years ago. Of course I wasn't trying to break the bead.:waysad The real difficulty is reseating the bead out in the middle of nowhere. I learned...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 73,407
Views: 7,548,555
Posted By Walterxr650l
Not very many places in Oregon that you are going...

Not very many places in Oregon that you are going to see 0F very frequently. But the Honda shop manual show 10W-40 to be good from less than -10F to over 100F. That should cover any temps you might...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 73,407
Views: 7,548,555
Posted By Walterxr650l
The head bolts torque is 36 Ft. lbs. BUT I don't...

The head bolts torque is 36 Ft. lbs. BUT I don't think that is what you really are asking for. I think you want the valve cover bolts torque specs. That big center bolt with the 10 mm head, that...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 73,407
Views: 7,548,555
Posted By Walterxr650l
Those aren't buddy/passenger pegs. Those are...

Those aren't buddy/passenger pegs. Those are there so the rider has a second place to put his feet, for a change of position on a long ride.:lol3

I reversed mine, put the left side peg on the...
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