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Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 939
Posted By Homerb
Petrol fumes are explosive. ...

Petrol fumes are explosive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XuDZH2ww8E
Forum: Australia 12-13-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,218
Posted By Homerb
I remember going to Burling and Simmons when I...

I remember going to Burling and Simmons when I started my first job around 1977-78. Seriously thought about buying a used Norton Commando Mk2 or 3 they had. Decided it was too dear at $2500!
Now...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13,563
Views: 1,385,507
Posted By Homerb
Interesting. Perhaps they sell the one gasket kit...

Interesting. Perhaps they sell the one gasket kit with all the gaskets to cover all the models. Might be best to contact them and ask.

The head and base gaskets may be the same, I'm not sure.
I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 13,563
Views: 1,385,507
Posted By Homerb
Loads of differences between the 600R and the...

Loads of differences between the 600R and the 600LMF.

Bore and stroke is different. 100x75mm on the R
97x80mm on the LMF (same as XR600)

Left side...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 147,891
Posted By Homerb
This one??? ...

This one???

http://homerbsmith.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Versys/i-5LmPq9H/0/S/Bike-S.jpg (http://homerbsmith.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Versys/34365207_9zSBLs#!i=3494957167&k=5LmPq9H&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,366
Posted By Homerb
2nd oversize pistons available here for XL350R ...

2nd oversize pistons available here for XL350R

http://www.xlintperformance.com/index.php/parts/87-engineparts.html
Forum: Australia 10-25-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,925
Posted By Homerb
Found em. ...

Found em.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/sydneyadvrider/
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By Homerb
Looks like an 85 ...

Looks like an 85

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/husqvana/husqvarna_wr400%2085.htm
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Homerb
If the carbs are clean, check the float level.

If the carbs are clean, check the float level.
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By Homerb
Ive got one on the front of my Versys. Huge...

Ive got one on the front of my Versys. Huge improvement over the stock front end.
Theres a whole thread in Thumpers about fitting Yamaha forks to GS BMWs.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Homerb
Not sure. I know I left the ignition on my KLX450...

Not sure. I know I left the ignition on my KLX450 on for a couple of days with no ill affect. Didn't even drain the battery.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-31-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,286
Posted By Homerb
After doing about 500km today, tar and dirt, the...

After doing about 500km today, tar and dirt, the cornering improvement is
FRIGGING MASSIVE!!!!
Don't know why I didn't do it much sooner.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-29-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,286
Posted By Homerb
After months of procrastination, I followed...

After months of procrastination, I followed Northern Travellers advice and finally added some 65mm nylon spacers to my fork internals to reduce the fork length and travel.

The front end looks...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4,012
Views: 986,973
Posted By Homerb
If you mean the shaft the gear lever fits on, I'm...

If you mean the shaft the gear lever fits on, I'm pretty sure it can be replaced without splitting the cases, clutch cover will have to come off though. And the clutch basket too, from memory.
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Homerb
Try a different CDI. I had a Yamaha years ago...

Try a different CDI. I had a Yamaha years ago which did this and a new CDI fixed it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By Homerb
A bad CDI can cause lots of different symptoms....

A bad CDI can cause lots of different symptoms. I've had hard starting, intermittent spark, cutting out and electronic advance issues. If you know your CDI is bad, replace it.

The ticking could...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By Homerb
I'd post this in Thumpers in the XL600 thread, if...

I'd post this in Thumpers in the XL600 thread, if I were you.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 13,563
Views: 1,385,507
Posted By Homerb
I resemble that remark, Steve!

I resemble that remark, Steve!
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 13,563
Views: 1,385,507
Posted By Homerb
Ended up selling for $960!!:eek1:eek1:eek1

Ended up selling for $960!!:eek1:eek1:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13,563
Views: 1,385,507
Posted By Homerb
Will do. Postage will be the killer. To use the...

Will do. Postage will be the killer. To use the electric start you'll need the crankshaft, crankcase halves, starter motor, flywheel, starter gears, starter clutch etc etc.
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 13,563
Views: 1,385,507
Posted By Homerb
I still might buy it and part it out. You can...

I still might buy it and part it out. You can have first refusal on the electric start bits.
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13,563
Views: 1,385,507
Posted By Homerb
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/281405243922?ssPageName...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/281405243922?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_24wt_975

Rare electric start XL600 on ebay Australia

I'd be very tempted if it was closer. I need...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-31-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 28,226
Posted By Homerb
Love your bike Hondo. I picked mine up tonight....

Love your bike Hondo. I picked mine up tonight. Took it for a quick ride and I have to say it has the worst headlight of any bike I've owned since my 6 volt 1980 XT250!
I'll have to look into...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Homerb
Just wondering what oil your using? Car oils can...

Just wondering what oil your using? Car oils can contain additives which can cause clutch slippage.
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 69,379
Posted By Homerb
Theres a valve in the oil pump that stops the oil...

Theres a valve in the oil pump that stops the oil from flowing back into the engine from the oil tank, might be time to replace yours.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Homerb
Br careful. Essential engine parts like pistons...

Br careful. Essential engine parts like pistons and camshafts are NLA from Honda. You can get new Wiseco pistons for the XR350, but will have to fit an XR350 rod as well.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13,563
Views: 1,385,507
Posted By Homerb
Hey Scott, sorry to hear about the piston/bore...

Hey Scott, sorry to hear about the piston/bore issue your having. The machine shop in Gosford that bored the cylinder to match the piston seemed to know what he was doing. I'm surprised the Wiseco...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-21-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 31,053
Posted By Homerb
Sorry guys, no updates. I sold the bike a year or...

Sorry guys, no updates. I sold the bike a year or so ago. I needed a new project. Had a couple since then.
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13,563
Views: 1,385,507
Posted By Homerb
This is great news.......but, The cam in the...

This is great news.......but,
The cam in the picture isn't an XL600 cam.

Just sayin.
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13,563
Views: 1,385,507
Posted By Homerb
.010 is a bit much for exhaust valves. I thought...

.010 is a bit much for exhaust valves. I thought it was supposed to be .08.
I'd adjust them to about 0.5 and see if the noise reduces. If it does, its related to valve clearances. If not, look...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 13,563
Views: 1,385,507
Posted By Homerb
I tried it with mine, without success.

I tried it with mine, without success.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13,563
Views: 1,385,507
Posted By Homerb
If everything else is with in spec, I'm betting...

If everything else is with in spec, I'm betting CDI. Especially with an intermittent spark.
Try tapping the back of the CDI and see if spark returns for a while. If it does, you've got dry soldered...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,393
Posted By Homerb
Dude, I don't believe you replaced all those...

Dude, I don't believe you replaced all those parts and put the old camchain back in! Its one of the parts that need replacing regularly. Get a new one and compare the length of the two. I'm betting...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,393
Posted By Homerb
When you replaced the camchain tensioner, did you...

When you replaced the camchain tensioner, did you replace the tensioner and shaft?
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,551,539
Posted By Homerb
My Versys with YZ250 forks, Honda Goldwing front...

My Versys with YZ250 forks, Honda Goldwing front wheel, Yamaha XT660Z rear wheel. Waiting on a R1 shock.
http://homerbsmith.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Versys/i-V7pK4N2/0/M/WP_20140414_001-M.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-07-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,286
Posted By Homerb
Wouldn't extending the swingarm lengthen the bike...

Wouldn't extending the swingarm lengthen the bike and make it corner worse?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-06-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,286
Posted By Homerb
Where they are, is about it.

Where they are, is about it.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-06-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,286
Posted By Homerb
So my rebuilt R6 shock is fitted, the Goldwing...

So my rebuilt R6 shock is fitted, the Goldwing front wheel is on and the YZ forks are sorted. Went on a 400+ km ride on the weekend and I'm really happy with the handling on road. Did some fast dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13,563
Views: 1,385,507
Posted By Homerb
I had cracks in both my side panels around the...

I had cracks in both my side panels around the bolt holes. I fixed them with some fibreglass resin and mat. Worked a treat.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-22-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,286
Posted By Homerb
I'm now waiting on the rebuilt, resprung and...

I'm now waiting on the rebuilt, resprung and revalved R6 shock to arrive and I can get on with getting it set up properly.
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