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Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 09:57 AM
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Posted By Agent2
Sealer in my mountain bike tires works pretty...

Sealer in my mountain bike tires works pretty good for thorn punctures, anything strong enough (as in a 16 penny nail) to punch through a dirt bike tire and a Bridgestone ultra heavy duty tube is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 08:26 PM
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Posted By Agent2
Just a gasket to prevent "blow by" of the fuel...

Just a gasket to prevent "blow by" of the fuel out of the chamber.
The sticking throttle is common, especially in cold weather, the consensus was that the return spring didn't have enough tension....
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 04:22 PM
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Posted By Agent2
I have tried to take one apart to isolate the...

I have tried to take one apart to isolate the grommet, didn't have much success. Not sure if it's possible, anyone else try to take one apart? FWIW, I have it in front of me, using my cheap caliper,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 12:17 PM
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Posted By Agent2
The blue "grommet" is ethanol resistant, what...

The blue "grommet" is ethanol resistant, what will deteriorate it real quick are carb cleaners.
I hope you are lucky finding a replacement, I spent a lot of time going through Edelbrock's parts...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2013, 09:42 AM
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Posted By Agent2
While cleaning the R after a weekend of fun, I...

While cleaning the R after a weekend of fun, I noticed the small spring (p/n 22815-MG3-000) on the clutch shaft (right below the cable attach) was broken. No idea how long it's been like this, and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2012, 04:52 PM
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Posted By Agent2
Same idea, cheaper to build, doesn't look as good...

Same idea, cheaper to build, doesn't look as good -
http://i340.photobucket.com/albums/o344/rkh55/100_0639.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2012, 10:20 AM
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Posted By Agent2
If I am think of the same part, looks like p/n...

If I am think of the same part, looks like p/n 15500-KCZ-000, number 57 on this diagram -...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2012, 12:22 PM
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Posted By Agent2
Guess we were writing at the same time, I should...

Guess we were writing at the same time, I should have waited 10 minutes to read your post, answers that question.
On the feeler gauges, I have a dedicated set for the pig which I bent into the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2012, 11:46 AM
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Posted By Agent2
Brings up a discussion I had over beers and a...

Brings up a discussion I had over beers and a bonfire, rider said he didn't look for "the sweet spot" of TDC on the compression stroke. if the intake rockers are compressed, he adjusted the exhausts,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2012, 08:02 AM
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Posted By Agent2
This site - http://www.xr650r.us/ is a must read...

This site - http://www.xr650r.us/ is a must read for pig owners. Go to Tech Tidbits and the valve adjust is there. One thing, I don't remove the side cover, just the inspection plug, and center the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,773
Posted By Agent2
I can remember these same arguments back in the...

I can remember these same arguments back in the 80's when EFI was becoming standard issue on cars and trucks, the world was going to end according to a lot of motorheads.
EFI is old technology these...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2012, 07:20 AM
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Posted By Agent2
I JB Welded a pinhole leak on my rad with the...

I JB Welded a pinhole leak on my rad with the intention of getting it properly welded when home from the trip. That was four years ago, never did get it welded, the JB is still sealing perfect.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2012, 02:36 PM
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Posted By Agent2
The Pig Pen has a "how to" for the sockets. ...

The Pig Pen has a "how to" for the sockets. http://www.xr650r.us/preload/
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2012, 07:22 AM
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Posted By Agent2
Depends on where you live. Popular bike out west...

Depends on where you live. Popular bike out west and Aussie land, where the terrain is suited for what the bike was built for.
Quick check on Craigslist has 7 R's for sale locally out here.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2012, 11:31 AM
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Posted By Agent2
The ABS tool kit is done, lots of room, moved all...

The ABS tool kit is done, lots of room, moved all the heavy crap into it. Not going to get any points for beauty, but it works. And unlike most projects that turn into a nightmare, this one was pain...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2012, 07:52 AM
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Posted By Agent2
I'd like to build something like that, but out of...

I'd like to build something like that, but out of PVC pipe, glued cap on one end, threaded cap on the other. Wondering how to attach it to the skidplate, guessing some sort of metal saddle brackets...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2012, 05:24 AM
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Posted By Agent2
About rebuilding the Eddie pump, finding a...

About rebuilding the Eddie pump, finding a replacement pump cup will be the big problem. A quick internet search reveals the blue stuff is an ethanol resistant material. Edelbrock still makes cups...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2012, 05:26 AM
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Posted By Agent2
I notice the bottom left corner of the cover will...

I notice the bottom left corner of the cover will not seat properly most of the time. Gets stuck on the lip, have to get on a knee and look up to make sure that corner slips inside the lip.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2012, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Agent2
Question, just changed the oil in the R, getting...

Question, just changed the oil in the R, getting seeping from the filter cover. I have a spare gasket thingy, I plan on laying the bike as flat as possible, removing the cover plate and swapping...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2012, 04:37 AM
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Posted By Agent2
Rocky Mountains house brand handguards with built...

Rocky Mountains house brand handguards with built in turn signals is another option....
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2012, 09:47 AM
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Posted By Agent2
Well, you did it now..... I get about 2-3 flats...

Well, you did it now.....
I get about 2-3 flats a year, always on dirt, always the back tire, almost always nails. Most memorable was last year, new rear tire and tube, didn't get a hundred yards...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2012, 02:30 PM
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Posted By Agent2
This should explain it. -...

This should explain it. - http://www.xrsonly.com/dirt-bike-parts-1/honda-dirt-bike-parts/honda-xr-models/honda-xr650r/xrs-only-billet-choke-plate-honda-xr650r
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2012, 01:55 PM
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Posted By Agent2
They are discontinued. Edelbrock stocks nothing...

They are discontinued. Edelbrock stocks nothing for the carb. Rocky Mountain, Motorcycle Superstore, and Dennis Kirk no longer has carbs or needles. A few Ebay stores sell needles and A/P's. It's...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,289
Posted By Agent2
Jan 1 2004 was the cutoff date. ...

Jan 1 2004 was the cutoff date.

http://www.fourstrokesonly.com/news.html

What you have to make sure of is that the bike was plated before that date, if so, it's grandfathered in, if not,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2011, 12:45 PM
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Posted By Agent2
Well, yes, but not sure how putting a new tire on...

Well, yes, but not sure how putting a new tire on affected chain length. Unbolting the chain guide helps a lot. And if I pull the wheel off at home, I always take the time to re-apply anti seize to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2011, 03:04 PM
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Posted By Agent2
Also, XR's Only has lots of stuff for the R. Can...

Also, XR's Only has lots of stuff for the R. Can be hit or miss on when you get the parts. I have always had good luck, have read about others waiting for their stuff to arrive.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2011, 03:21 PM
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Posted By Agent2
That got me wondering. XR650R bore size...

That got me wondering.

XR650R bore size 3.94 inches

454 bore size 4.25 inches.

Close enough for me, I have always compared the R to a 454 equipped Chevelle, perhaps not the best for...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,057
Posted By Agent2
This is what I have The overall diameter of the...

This is what I have
The overall diameter of the arrestor needs to be bigger, the rings make it the correct size
http://i340.photobucket.com/albums/o344/rkh55/SA2.jpg

This is where I thought a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2011, 04:57 PM
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Posted By Agent2
When you shift into fifth gear and twist the...

When you shift into fifth gear and twist the throttle wide open, anyone and anything behind you will be peppered with rock schrapnel, they will let you know at the next pit stop by waving their...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,057
Posted By Agent2
All valid points, one thing I like about this...

All valid points, one thing I like about this site is people who know fab work reply with good ideas. Instead of trying to explain, when I get home will take a few photos, picture is worth a thousand...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,057
Posted By Agent2
Actually, a good idea, and I do have a rivet gun....

Actually, a good idea, and I do have a rivet gun. not sure if the protruding heads would be a problem. Just got back from the auto parts store, bought a tube of muffler seal. The parts will be...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,057
Posted By Agent2
Thanks for the offer Hammerspur, other than you...

Thanks for the offer Hammerspur, other than you are on the other side of the country, I would take you up on the offer.
Gmiguy, yes, just looking at the Permatex site, looks like one of the exhaust...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,057
Posted By Agent2
High temperature epoxy

I blew the spark arrestor screen out of my XR's only exhaust pipe, they don't sell the screen unless I buy the whole anodized end cap. Got a Big Gun screen which is a little too small but have a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2011, 07:52 AM
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Posted By Agent2
Fire up the bike, see if the high idle is...

Fire up the bike, see if the high idle is happening. If so, pull the gas tank, and disconnect the throttle cables. Fire up the bike and blip the throttle with your hand, if the high idle is gone,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21,777
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Posted By Agent2
Not sure if it's the problem in your case, but a...

Not sure if it's the problem in your case, but a high idle can be a problem on Eddie equipped R's. My cheap solution here -...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,422
Posted By Agent2
Wow, 5 year old thread, back from the dead... ...

Wow, 5 year old thread, back from the dead...
Actually a good point, looks like Edelbrock no longer makes these carbs, Rocky Mountain and Dennis Kirk have nothing anymore, or just a few needles in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 724
Views: 175,396
Posted By Agent2
7,250 Euros is $9815 if the website I did that on...

7,250 Euros is $9815 if the website I did that on is correct. Real nice bike, if plated would be perfect, but a little pricey if thats what it would go for here.
But feel free to double check those...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2011, 12:27 PM
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Posted By Agent2
The Edelbrock pump plunger is a tight squeeze to...

The Edelbrock pump plunger is a tight squeeze to get in, it's soft rubber, so I always take my time, as you said a tiny amount of oil makes it easier to install.
That metal toolbox looks nice, but I...
Forum: Americas 10-06-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,595
Posted By Agent2
Unless you want to be armed on the plane, can't...

Unless you want to be armed on the plane, can't you buy a switchblade or something when you get there? Like all those stores in Tiajuana with rows of knives?
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2011, 11:21 AM
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Posted By Agent2
About the shoes, I carry a pair of "kung fu"...

About the shoes, I carry a pair of "kung fu" shoes (kind of a slipper with a hard rubber sole) I bought in Chinatown for $3. folded in half and taped, take up little space in the fender pack. If I...
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