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Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4,306
Views: 189,239
Posted By daviethebiker
sooty sparkplug

The plug may be getting sooty because the engine is running to rich. The elevation you are at is a mile up so you may need to jet the carb a bit leaner.
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
The red wire goes to the ignition switch after...

The red wire goes to the ignition switch after the rectifier. I feel for you , I hate having to chase wires. If there is anything good, at least the older XL's don't have as many wires the newer,...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-19-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By daviethebiker
I don't know about the newer Husky motorcycles...

I don't know about the newer Husky motorcycles but back in the era of your bike the stock pistons are forged. They didn't use a head gasket . The cylinder and head are lapped together with rubbing...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
My Xl600 was leaking at the same area after I got...

My Xl600 was leaking at the same area after I got the bike. I didn't want to pull the engine and take things apart just to fix an o-ring so I just ran a bead of black RTV around the shaft and it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 1,261,224
Posted By daviethebiker
I have a 1989 XT600 and I use to run a 16 tooth...

I have a 1989 XT600 and I use to run a 16 tooth countershaft on my bike. It is close and I was worried that if the chain came off a bit in the front my cases would be destroyed. I never had an issue...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-23-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By daviethebiker
The larger ports on the older engine will change...

The larger ports on the older engine will change the port timing I think. The piston may work but will probably work as well as the correct piston does. And the piston ring position may be different...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-30-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,175
Posted By daviethebiker
I have owned a 1984 Husqvarna 500xc since it was...

I have owned a 1984 Husqvarna 500xc since it was new. I used to ride it a lot, off road. It was great out in open areas like Nevada and open areas in California. I could ride it decent when the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4,306
Views: 189,239
Posted By daviethebiker
Compression tester

I live in Watsonville and plan to go to Santa Cruz tomorrow . I could bring my compression tester if the other person can't help you.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
Update on my stolen XL600

To recap my 1987 XL600 was stolen from my carport in March this year. The bike was recovered, or what was left of it, 2 days later. They caught a guy riding it, who said he bought it from someone he...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-09-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By daviethebiker
I would make sure you change the crank seals. Did...

I would make sure you change the crank seals. Did you change the crank seals during the motor rebuild ? Two stroke engines will run very lean if the crank seals leak .
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
Thank you

Thank you mcma111, Davek181 and everyone for the help with the decompression cable . A fellow member, Spirit1dog, is helping me with a XR cable. I will make it work. My bike will have a couple few...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
how to get another decompression cable

The hand decompression cable on my 1987 xl600 was cut by somebody. Where can I find a replacement cable to use with the manual decompression lever ? My bike didn't have the kick starter activated...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
You should change the oil in the engine soon and...

You should change the oil in the engine soon and ride the bike. Fresh oil can help a clutch that has been sitting in old oil.
On the speedo you should check the cable and how it connects. The...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
Found on craigslist

I saw a Honda XL600 for sale . I could use some of the parts to help piece my bike back together but I already have some parts ordered.
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy/4459928517.html
And my...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-08-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4,306
Views: 189,239
Posted By daviethebiker
You should use a trickle charger for a motorcycle...

You should use a trickle charger for a motorcycle battery. I think most car part stores like autozone and o'reilley's will have then in stock. They charge at 1/2 amp per hour.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,649
Posted By daviethebiker
I have a 1984 Husqvarna 500xc that uses two...

I have a 1984 Husqvarna 500xc that uses two shocks in the rear. The bike is stock and has 13.8 inches of rear wheel travel.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
Exhaust muffler

I need an exhaust muffler for my 1987 XL600R since the supertrapp was cut off my bike when it was stolen. Can a spark arrestor from a similar age XR600 fit on a XL ? I have seen stock XL600 mufflers...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
I like were JJxl said adding paint adds $500. The...

I like were JJxl said adding paint adds $500. The police, after the free paint job by the thief, value my XL600 as under $300. My bike was all there , ran great and looked fair. It wasn't a show bike...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
I finally got in with the DA. They tell me they...

I finally got in with the DA. They tell me they haven't even been given a report yet. They said after the report comes in the DA will decide if they want to prosecute. I have heard the wheels of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
Stolen XL600 recovered

The police called me last night to tell me they recovered my XL600 and have the person riding it in custody. The suspect said he bought it from a guy in a parking lot.
The bike is destroyed....
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
I have walked everywhere and talked to neighbors....

I have walked everywhere and talked to neighbors. I am not giving up, as I want my bike back and if possible the thiefs' head on a platter. I am sure it was a neighbor or neighbors friend who stole...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
I asked around my neighborhood and the people...

I asked around my neighborhood and the people that live across the street from me heard a car stop by my house at 4 :20 am . My neighbor heard the car doors close so she looked out her window. She...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
My XL600 was stolen

I woke up this morning and found that my 1987 XL600 was stolen from my car port. I called the police and all they would do was take a report on the phone. I think my bike was lifted by one of the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
If we wanted a fast bike I think most of us would...

If we wanted a fast bike I think most of us would get a "fast' bike. I had a much faster bike when I was younger. But I have been riding dual sport thumpers for 25 years and don't plan to get a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
I think most thumpers, at least the XT600 and...

I think most thumpers, at least the XT600 and XL600 I have, start fairly easy when they are cold and my usually start if the bikes are hot. But starting and riding down the street a few blocks to the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
My speedometer used to bounce around a lot when I...

My speedometer used to bounce around a lot when I got it. I lubed the speedometer cable and it appears the bounced speedometer is fixed.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
If you really want a key for the helmet lock a...

If you really want a key for the helmet lock a locksmith could make a key for the helmet lock you have on the bike now.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
It was 81 degrees here. It is absolutely...

It was 81 degrees here. It is absolutely horrible, way to warm for me.
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
I just saw that same show.

I actually would have kept the bike closer to stock/dual purpose, but each to their own. The new owner wouldn't have been able to use a stock XL very well . It was nice to see an older XL still being...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
Brakes

I agree with davek181 on the brakes. My XL600 came with almost new EBC brake pads and shoes and I very much want better brakes. My rear brake is about the same as no brake. My XL's front disc is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
I had the same problem with my 1987 XL600R last...

I had the same problem with my 1987 XL600R last year. I was told to check the coil. I checked the coil and I had to buy a new one . The bike has been running great since replacing the coil . I would...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
I used 2 part epoxy to patch up the cases under...

I used 2 part epoxy to patch up the cases under the crankshaft in my YZ125 in 1981 after the piston shattered at a race in Nevada. The engine still runs to this day, still patched with epoxy. I just...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-11-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,906
Posted By daviethebiker
I would check the coil. I don't have a manual for...

I would check the coil. I don't have a manual for the numbers but it appears like the sparkplug isn't getting enough juice to produce a strong spark.
Forum: 2 smokers 04-16-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,906
Posted By daviethebiker
buying woodruff keys

I used to buy woodruff keys for my dirtbikes at my local hardware store.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
Last year I had a similar problem with my XL600....

Last year I had a similar problem with my XL600. I was told to check the coil. I just needed to buy a new coil, only $16-17. I hope your bike back on the road soon.
Forum: 2 smokers 03-26-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 31,122
Posted By daviethebiker
The manual may figure the bike was originally...

The manual may figure the bike was originally jetted from the factory to run Yamaluba at 20:1. I had numerous yz's in the late 70's and early 80s' and the manuals on my bikes all recommended Yamalube...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-03-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,956
Posted By daviethebiker
Beautiful pictures

Thank you for showing the beautiful country for everyone to see.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
I see the engine guards for sale on ebay for $30....

I see the engine guards for sale on ebay for $30. i have always had engine guards on any motorcycle I have owned since I was riding in highschool. They are much cheaper and easier than replacing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
I think partzilla .com has the bowl gaskets but...

I think partzilla .com has the bowl gaskets but they include the O-ring for the drain bolt at the bottom of the float bowl for $23.75. I have got a few things from them lately and the shipping was...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,381,281
Posted By daviethebiker
Thank you davek181. I had tried the bottle jack...

Thank you davek181. I had tried the bottle jack yesterday and again today, even after loosening the other engine mount, but I just couldn't get it to fit. After taking a little break and relaxing I...
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