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Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 02:18 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
I just removed the XR cylinder and the piston...

I just removed the XR cylinder and the piston looks shot, half of the bottom ring is now stuck in the groove and not opening up. which explains the pressure bypass... the wrist pin is seized to the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 12:14 PM
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Posted By Stretchah
Cheers, the XL head has been welded and fully...

Cheers, the XL head has been welded and fully repaired and refreshed as had cracked by the plug...hence the reason I'm a little gutted the barrel now needs replacing...oh well...will check everything...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
Perfect, thank you...that makes complete sense...

Perfect, thank you...that makes complete sense now. I'm picking up a new barrel with decent threads for the XL engine. So, may as well get them both honed and checked out at the same time.
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Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 11:31 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
It did look like it had been honed...although if...

It did look like it had been honed...although if it hadn't I'm still not sure why that would Build up crankcase pressure enought to blow the oil out?

Do you think it could be a damaged crank seal ?
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13,613
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Posted By Stretchah
Thanks for confirming it's the right way...

Thanks for confirming it's the right way round...guess I have to keep looking for the issue...that how it looked when I opened it up...The piston was a brand new one. It's only done a few short...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13,613
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Posted By Stretchah
Xr600 engine

Hi guys,

My xl600 engine needs a new barrel as the cylinder head won't tighten down. Tried helicoil img but there was already one in there...got it out and redid it but doesn't work, :(. So going...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13,613
Views: 1,392,575
Posted By Stretchah
Hi Guys, After the revs were hanging badly on the...

Hi Guys, After the revs were hanging badly on the xl engine I rebuilt the XR engine and put that in the xl as needed the bike for last weekend. On the way it wasn't great and seemed to be missing...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Stretchah
Thanks but yes, set them to the original XL spec...

Thanks but yes, set them to the original XL spec when I put the engine in then moved them to the later spec :(
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13,613
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Posted By Stretchah
Cheers, have replaced the cables as they looked a...

Cheers, have replaced the cables as they looked a little worn, checked the slide spring/mechanism and all snaps shut properly. I cleaned the carbs to be sure and the revs still hang terribly and it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13,613
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Posted By Stretchah
Cheers, yes, have put all new o-rings in there...

Cheers, yes, have put all new o-rings in there and that funny shaped one :)
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13,613
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Posted By Stretchah
Revs hanging

Hey guys, just rebuilt the top end on my XL as the head gasket had blown, it was also smoking a fair bit, as a result of the valve seals going zi guess judging by the black gunk on them....anyway as...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13,613
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Posted By Stretchah
Brilliant, thank you that means I can keep the...

Brilliant, thank you that means I can keep the Ricky bolted to the xl one and just swap them over for the time being :) that xr's only bracket will be added to the shopping list too :)
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 03:12 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
Hi Guys, Just wondering if anyone knows if...

Hi Guys,

Just wondering if anyone knows if the XL600 stator cover fits the 86 RFVC XR600 engines? bought an XR engine as a spare and the clutch adjuster housing on top of the cover is broken off...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13,613
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Posted By Stretchah
Cheers guys and yes I checked for the screw on...

Cheers guys and yes I checked for the screw on the bottom as that's where my one is on the other carbs, nothing and no thread either. No airscrew on. The side either?
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Stretchah
Carbs

Hi guys, been having overheating issues and also realised that when on side stand the bike ran worse. when cold the bike starts first time once hot nothing....plenty of compression and changed all...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13,613
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Posted By Stretchah
Gear shift issues

Hey guys, it's been a while...been working a lot and commuting on the XL and it's been going well. Put around 3000 miles on in the last few months hoping she stays reliable :)
noticed a strange...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13,613
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Posted By Stretchah
Unfortunately, he's semi retired and made it as...

Unfortunately, he's semi retired and made it as a favour so doubt he'd want to do more plus Iwaited a couple of months for him to do this one. If you took the drawing and a standard link to a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13,613
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Posted By Stretchah
Hey Guys, I've been a little busy lately and have...

Hey Guys, I've been a little busy lately and have finally managed to do a little work on the XL and thought it might be worth an update :) rebuilt the front forks and I've just fitted my new raising...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2013, 09:45 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
I've just got round to installing a new wiring...

I've just got round to installing a new wiring loom as the other one had been chopped around and the rear lights are still working off the battery rather than the stator. I'm guessing that they just...
Forum: Racing 11-22-2013, 07:29 AM
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Views: 37,259
Posted By Stretchah
Looking forward to an android version :)

Looking forward to an android version :)
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 12:14 PM
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Posted By Stretchah
Here are some pics of the 28 and 21 litre tanks...

Here are some pics of the 28 and 21 litre tanks as a comparison...may be of interest to someone :)

http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/stretchah/20131108_184819_zps55a37f95.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Stretchah
It's a wonder you have any time for the bikes,...

It's a wonder you have any time for the bikes, you always seem to be building something :D Good work on the house though, it's looking good and some nice views you have over there :clap
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 08:22 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
Regarding raising the ride height with shortened...

Regarding raising the ride height with shortened links.... I asked Zombie Stomp about this a while ago and he sent me the links to his threads and to J Grady's thread, who actually made some for both...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 08:17 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
If you want a bigger tank and are happy to do...

If you want a bigger tank and are happy to do some extra work/ welding fabbing then this is the 28litre one, not a bad price...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13,613
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Posted By Stretchah
Sounds like a good plan, I'd thought about...

Sounds like a good plan, I'd thought about possibly chopping out the middle so that it looks right at the rear too. The only reason I opted for the LM seat was so the front butted up against the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2013, 07:49 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
Good Work Christian :) I've fitted my LM...

Good Work Christian :)

I've fitted my LM lights and am just waiting for my welder to have some spare time to fab and weld some round threaded tubing to the frame to mount the front brackets as...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2013, 07:15 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
Thank you, much appreciated :)

Thank you, much appreciated :)
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 10:02 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
Totally agree with that, have always turned down...

Totally agree with that, have always turned down rides on friends ktm's or sports bikes for that reason and it's the main reason I bought the xl...love the character of older bikes and having...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13,613
Views: 1,392,575
Posted By Stretchah
Not really road tyres but I use a Mitas C-02 on...

Not really road tyres but I use a Mitas C-02 on the rear and a mitas extreme 914 on the front... I use them commuting and off road in all weathers and haven't had any issues....the rear wears down...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 02:08 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
Keeping my fingers crossed it holds :)

Keeping my fingers crossed it holds :)
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Stretchah
Cheers guys :) now that everything works as it...

Cheers guys :) now that everything works as it should do I may look at Hids too :) In the meantime I figured the time was right to mount the dakar lights ;) mounted w8red in and working and looking...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 08:29 AM
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Posted By Stretchah
It is reassuring to know it is wired up the same...

It is reassuring to know it is wired up the same as the US ones now and I've certainly learnt alot :) the horns wired in, but, I prefer running without indicators so will leave them off :) hopefully...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13,613
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Posted By Stretchah
Yaaaaaaay !!!! Split the white and black wires...

Yaaaaaaay !!!! Split the white and black wires and then turned the key the rear light cones on from the key but not the front now and I'm happy with that as I don't need the lights running without...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13,613
Views: 1,392,575
Posted By Stretchah
Awesome, I'm still learning :) so no change when...

Awesome, I'm still learning :) so no change when rear lights unplugged...when I unplug the front lights I get 13.5 volts on the battery when running, so, definitely the headlight wiring at fault :) ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13,613
Views: 1,392,575
Posted By Stretchah
Well connected the new battery today and got 12.5...

Well connected the new battery today and got 12.5 when the keys not on and then 8.5 when the keys turned on and the lights are on then when I run the engine the battery volt test goes down to 6.6 !...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13,613
Views: 1,392,575
Posted By Stretchah
Perfect, cheers for that at least then I don't...

Perfect, cheers for that at least then I don't cook another battery :)
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13,613
Views: 1,392,575
Posted By Stretchah
Cheers, if it is just a flasher relay then I...

Cheers, if it is just a flasher relay then I don't need one as no indicators anyway :)

I'm going to plug the new battery in tomorrow and see how it goes, it was fine to and from work today without...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13,613
Views: 1,392,575
Posted By Stretchah
Dave so when you say check the charging voltage...

Dave so when you say check the charging voltage do you mean checking the voltage between the battery terminals when running?

So here's the relay...

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Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 13,613
Views: 1,392,575
Posted By Stretchah
Hey Guys, Just to confirm, my bike isn't electric...

Hey Guys, Just to confirm, my bike isn't electric start, it's an 84 bike with what seems to be an 86 engine. It's registered as an XL600L though, and from internet searches that seems to mean that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13,613
Views: 1,392,575
Posted By Stretchah
Cheers although the stator is brand new so hoping...

Cheers although the stator is brand new so hoping the wires aren't hanging on a thread :) I ordered a new battery today so that should be here tomorrow :)

I've never had an issue with the log in...
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