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Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12,627
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Posted By Esser
Any performance gains with the "updated"...

Any performance gains with the "updated" camshaft?
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12,627
Views: 1,163,300
Posted By Esser
Hi Steve, all you need is a late style cam and...

Hi Steve, all you need is a late style cam and exhaust rocker arms? Nothing else? What are the benefits? I have been out of the XL600 game for a few years so I don't remember all the differences...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12,627
Views: 1,163,300
Posted By Esser
Actually someone like Steve may have to confirm...

Actually someone like Steve may have to confirm if the XR cam will fit the XL…i have heard rumours that they may not fit….
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12,627
Views: 1,163,300
Posted By Esser
SpiritDog, That would be awesome, I'm pretty...

SpiritDog,

That would be awesome, I'm pretty sure everything fits up to 1988. Do you have the serial number of the engine? That will tell all.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12,627
Views: 1,163,300
Posted By Esser
Does any one have an early model camshaft, lifter...

Does any one have an early model camshaft, lifter valve B and Rocker Arm A? My serial is 5000650 and ebay doesn't have the camshaft. I can get the rocker arms on ebay but I would rather pay...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 18,992
Posted By Esser
Well it's been a few years but I finally got the...

Well it's been a few years but I finally got the bike almost where I want it. I am waiting on my new turn signals and I want wider rubber but other than that, she sits pretty good. New Clutch, new...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 18,992
Posted By Esser
Compatability

Well it's nearing the end of Janurary which means that I want start buying parts for my bike that I never finished in time before the riding season last year. I am back to work so my time is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,956
Posted By Esser
Got any pics of you mockin up your seat?

Got any pics of you mockin up your seat?
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By Esser
My brother inlaw bought a 2009 XR650L and my 83...

My brother inlaw bought a 2009 XR650L and my 83 XL was quite a bit faster. I modded his carbs for him and he put on an aftermarket highflow and it's pretty close now.
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12,627
Views: 1,163,300
Posted By Esser
Does anyone recommend a certain brand of clutch...

Does anyone recommend a certain brand of clutch plates and springs for the XL? Stupid me put the wrong oil in early this year and now I need to change them out now that the weather is turning.
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,262
Posted By Esser
check out the XL600 thread, lots of broken...

check out the XL600 thread, lots of broken feet/ankles reported. Being on the gas is a big no no when kick starting large singles
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12,627
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Posted By Esser
Oil starts to break down at 270ish. There is a...

Oil starts to break down at 270ish. There is a discussion on this thread about it somewhere. I would deffinately change your oil.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By Esser
I dont think this is it but if nothing else...

I dont think this is it but if nothing else works, make sure the vent for your fuel tank isnt blocked or else the vaccuum will hold up the whole gravity deal. If you are getting fuel out of your...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,080
Posted By Esser
My first bike. 1984 Suzuki GS400E slow enough not...

My first bike. 1984 Suzuki GS400E slow enough not to kill a 16 year old and fast enough to keep me interested. Plus I could wheelie her. Great bike. Sigh.
Forum: Canada 10-02-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 77,784
Posted By Esser
Awesome.

Awesome.
Forum: Canada 10-02-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By Esser
Honestly Windsor is a dump. IMO. If you want to...

Honestly Windsor is a dump. IMO. If you want to venture further you can check out point peelee which might be nice this time of year. Its roughyl an hour past windsor
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2010, 08:27 AM
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Posted By Esser
Awesome tip. Thanks! There isn't too much...

Awesome tip. Thanks! There isn't too much screwing around to mount it?

Anybody have any tips on a good route to go for the new clutch?

As for the carb issue, I finnally did get them seated...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2010, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Esser
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b423/joshesser...

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b423/joshesser/IMG_0340.jpg
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b423/joshesser/IMG_0386.jpg
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b423/joshesser/IMG_0430.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2010, 08:54 AM
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Posted By Esser
Hmm, good thing to think about. I wanted to by an...

Hmm, good thing to think about. I wanted to by an over sized rotor and after market caliper and spacer for a 650. But if the mounting holes are different for the rotor I wonder if I'll be able to...
Forum: Canada 09-27-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 77,784
Posted By Esser
No sorry. On a side note I went to go for...

No sorry.

On a side note I went to go for my probable last ride of the year since I go back to work on Thursday and I discovered I lost my key. Not too happy about that.
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12,627
Views: 1,163,300
Posted By Esser
My stock rear locks up super easy but i barely...

My stock rear locks up super easy but i barely use it due to my engine braking being so powerful. My front brake sucks and this winter I am planning on putting a 320mm disc. Im pretty sure the 650L...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 569
Posted By Esser
Pickin up a CRF230L

Friend of the family wanted me to help pick out a dirt bike for their 14 year old daughter. Decided to go with the 230L since she wont be aggressively riding offroad and then she can plate it when...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12,627
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Posted By Esser
You can bead blast your engine and it will take...

You can bead blast your engine and it will take all the paint off. I wish I had done this. The link on the bottom of this post in my signature is my XL600 rebuild I did in May. There are a few good...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12,627
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Posted By Esser
Your 83 will have bigger intake ports and still...

Your 83 will have bigger intake ports and still have a reed valve. They just talked about the reed valve a couple pages back so take a look there but I think the larger intake ports are worth it . If...
Forum: Canada 09-11-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 77,784
Posted By Esser
Hey riverrat that wasnt my bike but it looked...

Hey riverrat that wasnt my bike but it looked like it was in good shape. My XL looks liek this

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b423/joshesser/IMG_0340.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12,627
Views: 1,163,300
Posted By Esser
My turn signals have always been marginal at best...

My turn signals have always been marginal at best but now they both come on but the wont blink. Where can I get a replacement relay? Does it need to be for the XL? Or can it be a generic somehting i...
Forum: Canada 08-24-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,088
Posted By Esser
Considering how 'green' this government is you...

Considering how 'green' this government is you think there would be more initiatives for riding motorcycle since they are more fuel effcient. Maybe they should add a 6 foot wide lane for motorcycles...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12,627
Views: 1,163,300
Posted By Esser
Do 650L aftermarket brakes fit on teh XL? it...

Do 650L aftermarket brakes fit on teh XL? it looks like the spacing is nearly the same. I want to put a larger rotor on my bike
Forum: Canada 08-20-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 77,784
Posted By Esser
I'm up for a ride on Sunday. Glad the carb mod...

I'm up for a ride on Sunday. Glad the carb mod worked out for you. Makes it a whole new bike IMO
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12,627
Views: 1,163,300
Posted By Esser
Ive put my kickstarter through two pairs of shoe...

Ive put my kickstarter through two pairs of shoe on my XL...boots only
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,425
Posted By Esser
I too bought an XL no questions asked.Bottom...

I too bought an XL no questions asked.Bottom line. If you want your biek to start first kick buy a rickystator. It's worth its weigh in gold even if you thkn you have a good spark. I would also make...
Forum: Canada 08-15-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 77,784
Posted By Esser
todd, are you off this week. Or next week. ...

todd, are you off this week. Or next week.

Me and my bro inlaw are thinking of going up to Manitoulin for a two day trip. Maybe next Monday, Tuesday. Or possibly Sunday, Monday.

I dont know...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12,627
Views: 1,163,300
Posted By Esser
Has anyone installed an aftermarket rear fender....

Has anyone installed an aftermarket rear fender. I've read the XR600 Miaer will fit with minimal fuss but it doesn't have a spot for the brake light and I would rather buy something that is all...
Forum: Canada 08-15-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 77,784
Posted By Esser
JUNAC, I'm home on Wednesday and I'm off until...

JUNAC, I'm home on Wednesday and I'm off until the following Thursday. I would be up for sure for some midweek rides.


Also side note. I don't know if anyone is looking to get a bike comm but me...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,723
Posted By Esser
Rhombic, are you around sarnia?

Rhombic, are you around sarnia?
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12,627
Views: 1,163,300
Posted By Esser
i would deff keep the manual decomp

i would deff keep the manual decomp
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,723
Posted By Esser
i knwo nothign about KLR's but it looks like you...

i knwo nothign about KLR's but it looks like you jsut pulled your aluminum threads out. or at least some of them. It happens especially in areas where you retighten the bolts. You can either retap...
Forum: Canada 08-14-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By Esser
With all the driving around town you did it...

With all the driving around town you did it probably woulda been cheaper to get them to balance them for you.
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12,627
Views: 1,163,300
Posted By Esser
If you are adding anything electrical to the XL...

If you are adding anything electrical to the XL with a new rickystator stator, do you jsut hard wire it to the battery terminals?
Forum: Canada 08-13-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 77,784
Posted By Esser
Hey guys. On Tuesday I'm home from work for 10...

Hey guys. On Tuesday I'm home from work for 10 days. I would love to get out on mayeb the Sudnay which is the 22nd.

Riverrat. Maybe we could all meet in Chatham and head to Blenhiem to hit that...
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