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Old 03-26-2013, 08:53 AM   #7201
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My Xl keeps blowing the headlights, seems to happen when the revs at up. Any known fixes? I'm thinking grounds, haven't Had a chance to track it all down .
There is an ac regulator and a dc regulator. Maybe time to replace the ac regulator.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:25 AM   #7202
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:59 AM   #7203
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yall know off hand where the headlight grounds?


also, shameless plug here, trying to scoop up a cheap aftermarket exhaust, just the muffler bit, stock one is a but roached. Thanks yall.

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Old 03-26-2013, 12:11 PM   #7204
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yall know off hand where the headlight grounds?


also, shameless plug here, trying to scoop up a cheap aftermarket exhaust, just the muffler bit, stock one is a but roached. Thanks yall.
there is only a couple grounds for the whole system. I know there is one by the ignition coil and your turn signals. there is a dummy by the turn signal relay.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:31 PM   #7205
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My Xl keeps blowing the headlights, seems to happen when the revs at up. Any known fixes? I'm thinking grounds, haven't Had a chance to track it all down .
I had another bike do this when I ran it without a battery. Not sure if the XL would do the same.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:36 PM   #7206
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My headlight quit on dark night on the trail. I grounded the headlight to the frame temporarily to repair, and it is still that way today. I guess next time it quits I will chase the original ground path.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:56 PM   #7207
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Need a stock upper triple clamp to send to a guy for measurements, anyone have one for sale? Doesn't need to be that pretty just intact.

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Old 03-28-2013, 05:49 AM   #7208
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I have one but not for sale. What measurements do you need? I can make some and send pics if that will help. Or I can send the whole thing if you want to send it back when done.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:06 AM   #7209
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Thanks, but I found one.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:32 PM   #7210
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Just shareing, so happy, after being in a non-running state for over a year, I finally got my 85 XL600R back up and running again. I've upgraded to a big fin head with a custom mid cam from CycleWizard, and only had to take the carbs apart three times to get it close enough to run. Need to do a nut and bolt check and change the oil then go for a long missed long ride.

While I had the engine out, really should have repainted the frame but too late now, it's time to ride.
Could you please post some pics of your big-fin head? I'm curious
how the de-comp chamber cover was dealt with during the big
fin installation.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:17 PM   #7211
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Finally fixed those damned oi leaks. piece of mind now I dont gotta put oil in it every other day. the leaks were getting worse too. The whole process wasn't nearly as hard as I anticipated.

Those gaskets I got on ebay fit perfectly. OEM was just too damn much.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:47 AM   #7212
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What spring weights do they have available?
If you're talking about Hagon' they'll make 'em to your spec and give advice on rates and so forth. Top guys! I put Hagon springs and shock on my FJ1200, 10% stiffer at both ends. It transformed the bike :-)
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:56 AM   #7213
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Finally fixed those damned oi leaks. piece of mind now I dont gotta put oil in it every other day. the leaks were getting worse too. The whole process wasn't nearly as hard as I anticipated.

Those gaskets I got on ebay fit perfectly. OEM was just too damn much.
Nice to know that you don't have to go with OEM gaskets. I've taken the chance with aftermarket ones, they seem to be excellent quality items.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:06 AM   #7214
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I've taken the chance with aftermarket ones
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:09 PM   #7215
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Nice to know that you don't have to go with OEM gaskets. I've taken the chance with aftermarket ones, they seem to be excellent quality items.
Never use a paper or cardboard rocker cover gasket. That one is a metal shim which gets the right clamping force on the cam, bearings etc. Some gasket makers screw this one up.
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