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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:21 AM
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Posted By davek181
Almost cheap enough to be a temptation if it was...

Almost cheap enough to be a temptation if it was in my neighborhood. I bet I have enough spare parts to make that thing complete. if....
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 02:31 PM
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Posted By davek181
jetting

122 or 125 primary, 115 or 118 secondary is a good place to start for jetting at near sea level. Ambient temp makes a difference too. 122 summertime, 125 winter for instance.

jetsrus.com
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 06:50 PM
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Posted By davek181
I use a Snap on gasket scraper that I resharpen...

I use a Snap on gasket scraper that I resharpen as needed. I was shown how to sharpen it properly by a saw filer that worked in the sawmill. He used scrapers to scrape pitch off the blades before...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 01:22 PM
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Posted By davek181
We have one of those giant dishwashers too. it...

We have one of those giant dishwashers too. it is supposed to take a special soap for foaming and other characteristics, which we do use. If I need to bring the ph up enough to stop foaming and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 01:47 PM
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Posted By davek181
Won't get you three inches but the combo to use...

Won't get you three inches but the combo to use with Honda parts is XR600 rear shock, about 1/2 inch longer, XR swingarm, about 1 inch longer, and 96 on XR250 link, I don't remember how much longer.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 05:32 AM
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Posted By davek181
Tach

For me it is a needle thing. If it was digital I would barely use it. I did have a digital hour meter and tach at one point, mostly for the hour meter part of it. (it got relegated to under the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 12:32 PM
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Posted By davek181
commute

On my ride home there is a 7% grade for 10 miles, the bike has no trouble at all with it. It is in fact a good test of overall gearing and jetting, and anything else for that matter. With stock...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 11:40 AM
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Posted By davek181
commute

Come warm weather I park the cage and go everywhere on the XL. I have only a 18 mile commute one way, 15 miles of freeway though. I do try to ride as much as I can elsewhere on weekends too. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 03:24 PM
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Posted By davek181
When I was building and calibrating and GPS...

When I was building and calibrating and GPS testing my Euro speedo conversion to MPH I found that the speedo accuracy was affected by ambient temps. The tach was and still is very consistent to GPS...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 07:52 PM
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Posted By davek181
I was always told the banana belt of Idaho was...

I was always told the banana belt of Idaho was Lewiston Clarkston due to the low 700 foot elevation. I think you are trying to confuse my poor, shattered mind.

I have a buddy who lived in the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 07:02 AM
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Posted By davek181
suspension

I have not tried it offroad since the revalve because it is still cold and snowy up here in the wilderness. It was Great before with my semi moderate riding style, I don't go for big air and broken...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 07:15 PM
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Posted By davek181
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn46/brppilot/X...

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn46/brppilot/XL%20tacho/IMG_0862_zps6d38f1d8.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 07:20 PM
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Posted By davek181
Rode my 600 a bit in the past couple days, has...

Rode my 600 a bit in the past couple days, has been warm here. I am thoroughly enjoying my new suspension revalve and getting my clickers dialed. I haven't had opportunity for dirt excursions but I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 06:25 AM
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Posted By davek181
Depends on how long. Fill the tank so you...

Depends on how long.

Fill the tank so you wont have rust forming from condensation. Ride the bike till good and warmed up, turn off the fuel and drain the carbs while it is still plenty warm. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 05:09 PM
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Posted By davek181
Assuming all the bolts are out the places it can...

Assuming all the bolts are out the places it can hang together are the crank bearings and the knock pins. Honda makes a puller that pushes the shaft out of the case, one can be fashioned out of bar...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 05:39 PM
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Posted By davek181
You should be able to just plug a switch into the...

You should be able to just plug a switch into the connector. The switch is nothing special, it just connects the d/c power to the battery when turned on and grounds the ignition wire when turned...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 06:05 PM
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Posted By davek181
Spring fever up here in the wilderness. It...

Spring fever up here in the wilderness. It warmed up and dried up a little so I was able to ride just a little bit around town. I can't wait for warmer days so I can start to commute again and park...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 05:50 PM
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Posted By davek181
Swapped my rear shock spring to my newly revalved...

Swapped my rear shock spring to my newly revalved shock and took it out for a test ride on the street. The difference is amazing on first ride. Much cushier just like I had wanted it to be. I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 07:50 AM
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Posted By davek181
Shock

With some consultation help from JJ I revavled my CR USDs a couple weeks back and had a break in the weather to be able to test them. They are much improved and in the clicker adjust stage now. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 05:58 AM
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Posted By davek181
carbs

I like the XR carbs better for at least a couple of reasons. The mainjet cover unscrews to allow easy mainjet changes, and the needles are a better taper.
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 07:41 AM
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Posted By davek181
Ugly bike

I claim to have the most unrecognizable XL600. Sort of a patchwork quilt of many different bikes. Certainly not the fastest either.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 05:21 AM
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Posted By davek181
More. Sorry....

More.







Sorry....
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 09:39 AM
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Posted By davek181
Look on eBay or motorcycle wrecking yard for an...

Look on eBay or motorcycle wrecking yard for an XR one. They are a little longer.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 10:16 AM
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Posted By davek181
Some people think the red engines and white...

Some people think the red engines and white frames are blasphemy, but i like 'em. Best looking of the bunch in my opinion.

I am still a little torn on the 86 gold look, preferring silver instead,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 07:16 PM
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Posted By davek181
Beeper would require the same diode setup as the...

Beeper would require the same diode setup as the light would. It is really not hard at all, I can give you simple easy to follow instructions using diodes found at Radio shack stores, or similar...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 01:16 PM
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Posted By davek181
LEDs take a lot less power. At one point...

LEDs take a lot less power.

At one point back in the past when I had a battery in my XL the stator charging circuit died. Everything else worked but would not charge the battery. I had to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 10:17 AM
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Posted By davek181
You might have to make your own wiring, or...

You might have to make your own wiring, or connections, but they will hook into the original harness. LEDs are polarity sensitive but otherwise simple.

Replace the flasher with the digital one...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 07:24 PM
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Posted By davek181
Don't need the resistors, just use the digital...

Don't need the resistors, just use the digital flasher with any combo you want
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 02:20 PM
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Posted By davek181
Any LEDs can work, you just need to replace the...

Any LEDs can work, you just need to replace the flasher. I use one I get cheap from Napa. EL-12 is their number. About $12, I think.


I use it with LED and and incandescent combo, I like the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 12:27 PM
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Posted By davek181
If i know it is a long downhill I will often just...

If i know it is a long downhill I will often just pull the compression release, kill the engine and run on gravity for a while. One trail in paticular that we ride has about a 2 mile downhill...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 05:34 AM
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Posted By davek181
I put one one and it was noisy, I took it off as...

I put one one and it was noisy, I took it off as it irritated me. Sometimes, especially on a long downhill through the trees I pull the compression release and coast through the forest silently. It...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 05:22 PM
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Posted By davek181
I just counted 112 links.

I just counted 112 links.
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 12:11 PM
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Posted By davek181
I am not sure what my top speed is, haven't tried...

I am not sure what my top speed is, haven't tried for a while, though I did hit 98 on the GPS one time I did. I was running different higher gearing then, 16/45. I have found that gearing does not...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 04:41 PM
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Posted By davek181
Gearing

Seems like a popular combo for gearing is 14/48. I am currently running 14/45 which is a little lower than stock, 15/43. I am thinking my ideal gearing is going to be 15/48 this year.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 12:41 PM
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Posted By davek181
Spring?

Weather is finally warming up, today 45 degrees out and dry, so I finally dusted off the XL and took it for a ride. I was kind of anxious to take it out since I have completed two of the items on my...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 06:23 PM
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Posted By davek181
Pull the jug, the rings are letting oil by. I...

Pull the jug, the rings are letting oil by. I think you will find end gap excessive. I think the seal on the prechamber valve is also bad. Others too I am sure but you will obviously replace them...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 10:09 AM
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Posted By davek181
Anybody with the funds enough can buy a shiny...

Anybody with the funds enough can buy a shiny antiseptic new bike. I kind of like one with a little patina, and experience.
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 08:43 AM
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Posted By davek181
I didn't take any pics when I did it and I...

I didn't take any pics when I did it and I haven't been back in there yet to look again, but it was pretty simple. I bought also at Radio Shack a small project circuit board and soldered the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 10:46 AM
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Posted By davek181
Sounds like the battery is toast. I got tired of...

Sounds like the battery is toast. I got tired of buying a new one every year, and the acid mess, and the weight.

I put in a capacitor pack to allow the signals to work, if I didn't have them I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 09:10 AM
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Posted By davek181
I got tired of buying a battery a year, I chucked...

I got tired of buying a battery a year, I chucked the battery and made a capacitor pack out of Radio Crap parts. It provides enough reserve to allow the signals and stuff to work.

Check for...
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