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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By LexLeroy
XR650L and U.S. spec NX650 5th gear ratios are...

XR650L and U.S. spec NX650 5th gear ratios are the same. Try loading the FMX650 gear ratios - they should be the same as for the Euro-spec NX650.
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,792
Posted By LexLeroy
Fellow inmate Glitch_Oz did some blacksmithing on...

Fellow inmate Glitch_Oz did some blacksmithing on a wrecked DL650 and managed to get the weight down to 377 lbs wet. It may not be up to serious single-track work but there are plenty of guys taking...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:38 AM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By LexLeroy
The fifth gear (on the left) has to be ordered...

The fifth gear (on the left) has to be ordered from Japan or Europe. The 2nd gear (on the right) can be ordered in the U.S.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3756/13312974303_4ff6c6d78f_b.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By LexLeroy
The Seat Concepts foam & cover combo is all-day...

The Seat Concepts foam & cover combo is all-day comfortable for me, but it's wider than the stock unit. Be advised that you'll need a pneumatic stapler to install it - my old Bostitch T-50 didn't...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,277
Posted By LexLeroy
Boelube and a starter bit, then follow with more...

Boelube and a starter bit, then follow with more Boelube and a sharp 135 degree split-point screw machine (i.e., short) drill bit. Use a drill press with the bolt held securely in a vise.

Even...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By LexLeroy
Check these then - they'll sit lower than a rack....

Check these then - they'll sit lower than a rack.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#footman%27s-loops/=sxw6hn
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By LexLeroy
I thought about doing something similar w/ 6061...

I thought about doing something similar w/ 6061 aluminum but I priced an appropriately-sized piece - yeow! Then I remembered that someone had used HDPE to make a dual sport rear rack for their...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 96,080
Views: 18,107,812
Posted By LexLeroy
Any of you guys have experience w/ Procycle...

Any of you guys have experience w/ Procycle building an 18" wheel for your DR? Good? Bad? Indifferent?
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,581
Posted By LexLeroy
Procycle advertises a 2.5" x 18" Excel rear wheel...

Procycle advertises a 2.5" x 18" Excel rear wheel w/ a new stock KLR650 hub for $769.95.

http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/klr650.html#wheels

I'm considering having them build me a similar wheel...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3,597
Views: 647,802
Posted By LexLeroy
Here's a good place to start learning about your...

Here's a good place to start learning about your new ride -

http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php

Welcome to the asylum. :wave
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By LexLeroy
Here's a link to the installation guide - ...

Here's a link to the installation guide -

http://www.whelen.com/install/138/13838.pdf
To summarize -



Black wire to ground
Colored wire to 12VDC, in this case your brake filament
Grey...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By LexLeroy
The monstrosity is the Suzuki reflector/license...

The monstrosity is the Suzuki reflector/license plate light. The LIN3 is the silver-reflector thing on top of that. It's 3 1/2" long, 1 1/8" high and 1 1/4" deep.

Here's a link to their product...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By LexLeroy
Whelen LIN3 light head as an auxiliary tail light...

Whelen LIN3 light head as an auxiliary tail light - here's mine mounted on my DL1000.
https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6119/6291943276_0f43634e50_b.jpg
I'm looking at how I can put one on the XR650L...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By LexLeroy
That's true, but with pliers it's more difficult...

That's true, but with pliers it's more difficult to get twist and tension just right at the following bolt heads, and it's probably one of the reasons why U.S. Army helicopter repairmen weren't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By LexLeroy
Left hand over right hand, then finish the final...

Left hand over right hand, then finish the final pig tail right hand over left hand - but then it's been about 45 years or so since I last did it. :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By LexLeroy
Kind of important in things that are designed to...

Kind of important in things that are designed to shake themselves apart like big singles... and helicopters. :lol3

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2900/14635460152_efcd4526e5_o.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By LexLeroy
We all start out as "just a buyer." Then some of...

We all start out as "just a buyer." Then some of us get fed up with not being able to buy what we want at a price that we can afford.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By LexLeroy
That's an XRR front sprocket. I'm guessing that...

That's an XRR front sprocket. I'm guessing that it's as soft as butter... which probably isn't a bad thing.

The spacers were the easy part. The hard parts were cutting the bearing pocket and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-11-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 81,567
Posted By LexLeroy
We stopped at a little gas station in Ravenna for...

We stopped at a little gas station in Ravenna for sammiches made-to-order right out of the deli case. A monster ham sammich w/ a V8 for about $4.50 - it doesn't get any better. :D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-11-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 81,567
Posted By LexLeroy
So OK, it's a ways from Louisville but you guys...

So OK, it's a ways from Louisville but you guys over there don't seem to be shy about logging the mileage. Here's where it is, plus the dashed blue lines highlight some nice gravel roads. Irvine is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By LexLeroy
Nope. The stock sprocket goes on w/ the flat...

Nope. The stock sprocket goes on w/ the flat side toward the engine, which sets the teeth back from the countershaft retaining groove. The XRR sprocket goes on backward, which sets the teeth flush...
Forum: Vendors 07-09-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 520,454
Posted By LexLeroy
Can you (Woody) build a Suzuki dr650se rear wheel...

Can you (Woody) build a Suzuki dr650se rear wheel with a 2.5x18" rim that doesn't have a safety bead hump? I want to run 130/90-18 tires without them being pinched into an overly rounded profile,...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By LexLeroy
I'm considering building a 2.5" rear wheel for my...

I'm considering building a 2.5" rear wheel for my XR650L so that I can run 130/90-18 tires that have thick beads (eg., Michelin T63) without having to pinch the tire into such a rounded footprint on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By LexLeroy
I had to relieve this 14 tooth Primary Drive (PD)...

I had to relieve this 14 tooth Primary Drive (PD) sprocket to get it to go on far enough to allow the keeper to seat in the countershaft groove. Remember that the XRR sprockets go on BACKWARDS when...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By LexLeroy
Countershaft is looking good with about 9600 km,...

Countershaft is looking good with about 9600 km, but I also use xr650r countershaft sprockets and molybdenum disulfide paste.

The forks are lowered because I lowered the rear w/ a Kouba Link, and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By LexLeroy
I just bolted mine on this afternoon. While I...

I just bolted mine on this afternoon. While I usually waste lots of time and money dreaming up and implementing solutions to non-problems, this one was easy. $44 and 1/2 an hour while drinking a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By LexLeroy
Qu'il est bon. :nod

Qu'il est bon. :nod
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By LexLeroy
A steady diet of road use can shorten the...

A steady diet of road use can shorten the countershaft's life. If you've got a fat wallet the RAD hub looks to be a bolt-n-go solution. I'm a po' boy so I adapted a KLR650 rear wheel & cush drive...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By LexLeroy
If you can't find it try to find a generic drain...

If you can't find it try to find a generic drain plug at some place like Napa - 12mm x 1.5 thread w/ about 1/2" of thread. Don't forget to buy a 12mm crush gasket.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 62,159
Posted By LexLeroy
Thanks Jud. I did some more poking around on my...

Thanks Jud. I did some more poking around on my own and found some more information on the NX650/FMX650 gear swap over on thumpertalk.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,221
Posted By LexLeroy
It will do fine on the highway at 70+ loaded like...

It will do fine on the highway at 70+ loaded like a pack mule.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4097/4821108471_5b3d30cb8f_o.jpg

It's also as reliable as an anvil.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 62,159
Posted By LexLeroy
Swapping Euro-spec 2nd & 5th gears from the...

Swapping Euro-spec 2nd & 5th gears from the NX650/FMX650 into the XR650L is a popular modification. How does that change the XR650L's ratio spread? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By LexLeroy
They wanna' save lives. Loud pipes do that don't...

They wanna' save lives. Loud pipes do that don't cha' know.... :lol3

But to bring this thread back to real motorcycles.... :D Yesterday I finally got around to changing FrankenPig's fork oil and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-26-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By LexLeroy
Day Trip to the Little Shepherd Trail

DSBiker called the other day and suggested a 1-day ride to do the southern section of the Little Shepherd Trail between Harlan, KY and Cumberland, KY. I checked the KY DOT map site and it looked...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3,597
Views: 647,802
Posted By LexLeroy
If you've adjusted the bars on both bikes to give...

If you've adjusted the bars on both bikes to give you a similar forward lean then you may be down to doing a bar swap and going for a test ride. I don't have a Bandit but my previous bike was a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,606
Posted By LexLeroy
In 1968 I was trying to decide between a Royal...

In 1968 I was trying to decide between a Royal Enfield Interceptor and a Norton N15 Scrambler. I bought the POS Enfield and I still regret passing on the Norton. :cry
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3,597
Views: 647,802
Posted By LexLeroy
Not according to cycle-ergo.com - just sayin'.......

Not according to cycle-ergo.com - just sayin'.... :deal
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3,597
Views: 647,802
Posted By LexLeroy
Hmmm.... :hmmmmm It seems that the Bandit's...

Hmmm.... :hmmmmm It seems that the Bandit's riding position would put more pressure on your palms than the Wee. Maybe a difference in the angle of your wrists between the two bikes is irritating...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3,597
Views: 647,802
Posted By LexLeroy
:nod Yep. Even after whittling and shaping the...

:nod Yep. Even after whittling and shaping the stock foam it still wasn't good enough for an all-day seat. I ended up popping for a Sargent and then, wouldn't you know it, SC came out with their...
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3,597
Views: 647,802
Posted By LexLeroy
DL1000 Top Case

I'm not a big top case fan but I finally rolled over and sprang for a Pelican 1520. I wanted a cheap but reliable mount - something that would hold up to rough paved roads but would separate from...
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