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Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 12:37 AM
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Posted By m2h
Here's a giggle for y'all

Have a house full of family for Xmas and had to work this morning and leave at 05:30. Being a kind hearted soul I pushed the xl 40metres up the drive so as not wake anyone. Now that I have the tacho...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 02:29 AM
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Posted By m2h
Thanks for all the replies fellas. The bars on...

Thanks for all the replies fellas. The bars on mine are gold and not standard I think. When I replaced the grips there was nothing in the ends.

RFVC Yep numb fingers from vibrations. :cry
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 03:19 PM
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Posted By m2h
Bar end anti vibe thingy's

Hi, has anyone tried the above on their xl? I am using the bike a lot for commuting and find my fingers get numb and wondered if the things might help.
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 03:12 PM
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Posted By m2h
^ I agree!!! The rim lock on the rear of mine was...

^ I agree!!! The rim lock on the rear of mine was so out of balance it stuffed my rear shock and I had to have it rebuilt at a $400NZ cost:puke1
Even with it removed it took quite a bit of lead to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 12:38 AM
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Posted By m2h
Don't lose all hope buddy. We all know you got...

Don't lose all hope buddy. We all know you got grit and determination something will turn up. :D Keep your head up and follow all the leads you can. We're all thinking on your behalf. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 10:55 PM
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Posted By m2h
Looks like a good job buddy! can't see that...

Looks like a good job buddy! can't see that leaking.:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 10:53 PM
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Posted By m2h
If you have (or buy one of these bikes in an...

If you have (or buy one of these bikes in an ungoing condition) you will
almost always end up in or on this thread.!!:D It has something to do with gravity.
Here, as you say, you will find help...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 04:29 PM
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Posted By m2h
Looks like it might be pull the carbs time...

Looks like it might be pull the carbs time :puke1:puke1 I polished the slides with Brasso to make sure they were free. Check the return spring is located correctly on the lever shaft. Maybe stretch...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 04:21 PM
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Posted By m2h
Glad you got it started. :clap Hot/warm starts...

Glad you got it started. :clap Hot/warm starts can be a bitch. You need to check out the "search this thread" button. Look for stator, cdi, and spark generator issues. You could be there some time...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 04:45 PM
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Posted By m2h
Hi , Did you check carbs before finally inserting...

Hi , Did you check carbs before finally inserting motor? Three years is a long time . You should probably pull the fuel tap out and check the filter. Condensation in an empty tank can cause rust...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 04:36 PM
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Posted By m2h
Welcome to the XL6 Addiction help line :evil ...

Welcome to the XL6 Addiction help line :evil
Regarding the clutch issue: Is the threaded adjuster and nut still there or maybe PO "drilled a hole" and never threaded it! At the other end of the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 01:56 PM
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Posted By m2h
Congratulations to you both. That's one big baby...

Congratulations to you both. That's one big baby man!! My boy was 9lbs 9oz he's 46 now 6'3" and 115kgs. Hope that hasn't scared you:rofl:rofl
Well done both:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 03:54 PM
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Posted By m2h
OH man what a bummer! :cry:cry I was about to do...

OH man what a bummer! :cry:cry I was about to do the little victory dance for you too :puke1 I bet you'll be soooooo glad to see the little red f#*ker back on the road!!:freakyKeep us posted (oooh...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 04:13 PM
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Posted By m2h
I just love this site!!:clap While I haven't...

I just love this site!!:clap While I haven't posted for a while I pretty much have a look every day. I get so intrigued as to what RFVC's current issues are!! its like a motorcycle "Days of our...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 12:37 PM
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Posted By m2h
Hi Rado, Sounds like you may be letting your...

Hi Rado, Sounds like you may be letting your revs get to low for the gear you're in. Have you checked the teeth on both sprockets, could be you have major wear and perhaps chain tension too loose?...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 12:03 AM
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Posted By m2h
Hi Klaus, What tank is that? and what capacity?...

Hi Klaus, What tank is that? and what capacity? Bike looks good man!
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 11:59 PM
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Posted By m2h
Just a thought, maybe a sticky throttle cable? ...

Just a thought, maybe a sticky throttle cable? Try adding a light return spring to the slide lifter quadrant and see if it gets rid of the hang when moving. It may fix the idle hang too. I polished...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 11:34 PM
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Posted By m2h
Hi Oggie:D If you only replaced your gasket did...

Hi Oggie:D If you only replaced your gasket did you reset your valve clearances ? They can be out by a considerable amount after the top cover is removed. The rocker is probably holding down a valve...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 05:36 PM
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Posted By m2h
Front light

Hi Guys, Having a little issue with my front halogen bulb. Awhile back was coming home at night started up and thought "it's a bit dark?" Oh, no low beam! Switched to high and fine- off I went....
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 11:47 PM
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Posted By m2h
Hi Sam, when you've tried all the other advice re...

Hi Sam, when you've tried all the other advice re the speedo if it still wont work it could be the inner cable has shortened up over time and the square isn't long enough to go into the speedo drive....
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 04:46 PM
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Posted By m2h
Not really dude. The seals etc are easy enough,...

Not really dude. The seals etc are easy enough, the problem is that the nitrogen gas has to be injected with the oil in the right proportion. Sent mine to a suspension expert, did a great job,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 06:47 PM
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Posted By m2h
Yep it does. The pipes not the war bit!!:rofl...

Yep it does. The pipes not the war bit!!:rofl glad to see you're just about to reap the rewards of your extensive endeavours. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 02:51 AM
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Posted By m2h
If you haven't had head or cylinder shaved as...

If you haven't had head or cylinder shaved as suggested it is probable chain/sprockets are worn. had similar on mine replaced top and bottom sprockets and chain and horizontal marks lined up fine. if...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13,635
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Posted By m2h
Know how you feel bro :cry Had a bit of that with...

Know how you feel bro :cry Had a bit of that with mine. Seems the deeper you dig the more shit you're in. Looks like you're near to the end of tunnel. You can see the light!!:clap (and just hope its...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13,635
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Posted By m2h
Yep. If you do the above and don't already have...

Yep. If you do the above and don't already have one fit an oil cooler. Plenty of posts in this thread on the subject:D Well worth the effort.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 04:38 PM
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Posted By m2h
:huh Sorry to butt in on this mate, just wondered...

:huh Sorry to butt in on this mate, just wondered if we are still ok with the tacho offer? Pm'd you. Is it still available?
Regards
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 01:03 PM
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Posted By m2h
Looks like a well stocked garage you have there...

Looks like a well stocked garage you have there Steve:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 08:27 PM
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Posted By m2h
Hi, thanks for the offer yeah mine is cable...

Hi, thanks for the offer yeah mine is cable driven. Maybe you could PM me with a pic and if its ok we can arrange payment.
Thanks i'll be rapt if it fits :clap The tacho is about the only thing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13,635
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Posted By m2h
Hi Stu I have an '86 600r for which I have been...

Hi Stu I have an '86 600r for which I have been looking for a tacho. If Shortlife doesn't need it ( I think US models have a warning light box that sits where the tacho is ) I would be more than...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 13,635
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Posted By m2h
Bluhduh Hi, I recently had my original shock rebuilt as...

Hi, I recently had my original shock rebuilt as the shaft was pitted and my rear wheel was so out of balance it eventually leaked oil. It appears that the seals etc are fairly standard and I had a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2013, 06:00 PM
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Posted By m2h
Have a look at "Dans motorcycle reapair" site....

Have a look at "Dans motorcycle reapair" site. www.dansmc.com (http://www.dansmc.com) He gives a lot of good stuff on bikes including a breakin bit. He makes a lot of sense on this. I followed it on...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13,635
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Posted By m2h
The cooler was off a Kawasaki 750 I think. I...

The cooler was off a Kawasaki 750 I think. I pretty much copied Christians set up. Have a look for his "XL600 rebuild thread" in the Thumpers list or search this thread. I think it is well worth the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13,635
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Posted By m2h
Thanks Dave, Yep I am so happy I could just...

Thanks Dave, Yep I am so happy I could just shit!!:rofl Really impressed with the oil cooler mod after the 150kph run max temp was 180'F and the bike just ran so sweet :clap:freaky:1drink:D:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2013, 06:10 PM
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Posted By m2h
I might get it dirty!!:lol3 Am looking at doing...

I might get it dirty!!:lol3 Am looking at doing some gravel road rides tho. We have an adventure riders gravel road club locally so in the new year......
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13,635
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Posted By m2h
Rear Shock rebuild

Well guys The old girl is finally back on the road!! 5 weeks waiting for my shock :cry Had to have a new shaft made, old one was pitted $175.00NZ
New seals weren't bad $39NZ tho. All up $401.00NZ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13,635
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Posted By m2h
From what the expert said the oil and N2 have to...

From what the expert said the oil and N2 have to be put in together. There is a small grub screw in the seal head with a small ball on the inside which acts as a non-return valve. I think that's the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13,635
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Posted By m2h
shock issue

Well I sent my shock to the expert (400km away) and it appears that rebuilding the standard XL one is no issue at all! :clap:freakyDon't know were the "No you cant do anything with them" bit came...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 02:40 PM
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Posted By m2h
Almost shop floor new! Maybe seller is that...

Almost shop floor new! Maybe seller is that Impalla66 guy again!:D How much were they new in the sates anyway?
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2013, 02:20 PM
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Posted By m2h
That is so cool dude!!:rofl

That is so cool dude!!:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2013, 11:00 PM
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Posted By m2h
Today I managed to pull my shock apart and it...

Today I managed to pull my shock apart and it wasn't that hard really:clap
Had to make up a 'cunning plan' to get the seal head out and found there's a shit load more in there than I expected :eek1...
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