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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:46 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
When I roll into work I'll check my oil level a...

When I roll into work I'll check my oil level a few times in a row to eat up a few minutes and try to stave off the inevitable. On my bike immediately after shut off I'll pull the dipstick, wipe,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2015, 05:42 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
This may be part of the problem - I am full to...

This may be part of the problem - I am full to the upper mark, but my thermometer that I pressed in is short (someone on TT recommended the shorter version, can't remember why). It only extends 1"...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2015, 12:46 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
"Actual" oil temp readings

Thank you for the reply fritz

I follow and understand the reasoning you pointed out. I guess I am still hung up a tad.

On one hand engine oil circulation is slower at idle and oil cooling...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2015, 08:31 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
"Actual" oil temp readings

OK, so I get oil temps from two locations on my bike:

-dipstick (candy thermometer press fit through a hole I drilled in the dipstick cap)

-oil line (trailtech vapor sensor installed at the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2015, 10:52 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Wheel true? If you don't have a truing stand...

Wheel true? If you don't have a truing stand I've seen a guy do a quick and dirty check by taping a dry erase marker to the fork a mm or so away from the rim. Spin the rim and the marker will place...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2015, 08:24 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
FYI the last review posted on the rocky mountain...

FYI the last review posted on the rocky mountain was by someone (not me) that has an xr650l:

I installed this thing on my 650L, it looks good! Forget about the directions for this bike, it is...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 85,463
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Posted By vector_dumb
Can others confirm the way wargasm describes it? ...

Can others confirm the way wargasm describes it? Before the rebuild I would hear a buzz at higher loads and RPMs. ...Say 4800 RPM or so at 55+ mph. Much like a key ring rattling, but fast enough...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 07:35 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Yeah, I paid more attention on my ride home...

Yeah, I paid more attention on my ride home yesterday. It is definitely not coming from the engine (whew). Basically it just sounds like some crap bouncing around in the exhaust or metal...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 10:35 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Do your tinks have a regular rhythm? On the...

Do your tinks have a regular rhythm?

On the ride home today I'll try to make it happen some more to better describe the sound. The sound is pretty distinct, I'm just not sure how to describe it. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 07:57 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Ahhh, muffler bearings. The one thing I forgot...

Ahhh, muffler bearings. The one thing I forgot to replace in my rebuild :doh

The cobra can had no packing back when I was running that. The white bros exhaust does have packing, but I'm not sure...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 07:11 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Exhaust Noise

Hey - maybe someone knows what's going on with this...

When I accelerate hard I get some odd noises out of my exhaust when I get beyond half throttle. It sounds like a piece of small gravel...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 12:24 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I had an untunable carb ... but it turns out is...

I had an untunable carb ... but it turns out is wasn't the carb. I was so sure my carb was possessed and I replaced it to no improvement.

I actually had a leak between the head/header (stripped...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 85,463
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Posted By vector_dumb
Add one for treeline - I bet he will resort to...

Add one for treeline - I bet he will resort to sabotage.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 85,463
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Posted By vector_dumb
so was that you hate jetting as much as you hate...

so was that you hate jetting as much as you hate most of us, or you hate jetting like we hate jetting?

Never mind, don't answer. I know which one it is. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
Unfortunately in my situation the purchase price...

Unfortunately in my situation the purchase price is on top of the rebuild price. I didn't pay anything outrageous, but it was on the high side considering the engine work. (Assuming I did not...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
More on the Dash

So the dash was one of the few things where I used my own 'ingenuity'.

I started with a 12"x18" piece of 26 gauge galvanized steel. Why galvanized?

Well as I stood in Lowe's looking at the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
guess I never strayed far enough from the XRL...

guess I never strayed far enough from the XRL thread to know you had a life outside of our little slice of heaven.
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
hey Steve - hope you enjoyed the free plug party...

hey Steve - hope you enjoyed the free plug party :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
So your bike runs like poo...

One other thing I'll toss out there is the need to be methodical when troubleshooting an issue. Often times there will be overlapping issues on older bikes which can make diagnosing and fixing...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 85,463
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Posted By vector_dumb
I also had a similar issue with a midrange miss...

I also had a similar issue with a midrange miss fixed by cutting back the wire and installing a new plug boot. I was convinced it was not electrical since I didn't feel it happening at all RPM...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 85,463
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Posted By vector_dumb
No problem, but mcma111 is the real pro for...

No problem, but mcma111 is the real pro for engine rebuilds read his thread and read it again, and again.

Oh - and I added a post to my rebuild thread on costs. Be sure to read it before your...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 85,463
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Posted By vector_dumb
I actually got the idea from f250pal and coffman....

I actually got the idea from f250pal and coffman. Search amazon for 36w 8" light bar - they range in price from about 25 - 60 (I think mine was ~40). They have different patterns - flood, spot, and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
Costs

...I was wondering if I was going to get asked this.

So this sort of project has the potential to hundred dollar you to death. To control costs and contain the project there were several things I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
More on oil temps

So today when I rode home from work the outside temp was 83F

The oil line temp ended up stabilizing just under 200F while moving at 4k rpm around 40 mph. Oil tank temp was a bit higher ~220.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
Busy day at work, so I'll pick the easier thing...

Busy day at work, so I'll pick the easier thing to comment on.

Yeah, 185 does seem a little low but I'm not going to worry about it too much (yet). I did some poking around on bobtheoilguy.com...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 85,463
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Posted By vector_dumb
My '93 L Rebuild Summary

In case anyone is interested here is the writeup of what I did to my pig.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1062607

There are many excellent threads out there on specific...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
Final Thoughts

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Overall the rebuild didn’t hold many surprises. I enjoyed the days where I had...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
Results

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> I haven’t put too many miles on it yet but everything seems to work great! The...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
Laugh Pics

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7782/17167281498_54ebaf08c5_z.jpg

...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
Cosmetics/Protection

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> -Frame blasted and powder coated (Lanham Autobody)
Note: Tried to flush frame...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
Electrics/Accessories

-Repaired electric harnesses
Note: spliced in several new wires where harnesses were damaged and installed wire loom protectors. Be sure to use solder for electrics and the western union style...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
Steering/Controls

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> -Steering stem bearings (All Balls 22-1021)
Note: To get the bottom bearing...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
Brakes

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> -Rear caliper rebuild (moose racing 1702-0148)
Note: If caliper piston is not...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
Wheels/Tires/Drive

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> -Front wheel bearings (all balls 25-1076 and oem seals)

-Rear wheel...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
Suspension

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> -rear shock rebuilt to oem specs (Hitchcock Industries in Colorado)

...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
Winter Rebuild

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> November 2014
7400 miles

Now that I had a healthy engine, what about...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
Carb

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> -FCR41 pumper carb (used)

-new spark plug boot

Note: After the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
Engine Round 2 – self rebuild

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]-->

August 2014, 7000 miles
-new rockers (oem)
-new cam (oem)
-102.4...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
Cleaners

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> For the entire project the biggest time sink was cleaning. Everything had baked...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By vector_dumb
Consumables

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> -electric wire shrink wrap
-3/8” and ¼” wire loom
-electric tape
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