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Old 01-06-2013, 08:56 AM   #51211
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Which fork brace did you go with?
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RSW Fork Brace installed yesterday evening. First impressions... awesome!
I've got one on my bike. It came on my 04 so I never had anything to compare with...until I got the 08, with no brace.
I just installed it on the 08 a week ago. They do make a difference.

Hey Dooga, do you ever post in the regional's section? Lots of ADVer's in NOVA and Virginia in general. I'll be posting a RTE soon so check the RTE thread in my sig line.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:58 AM   #51212
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I bought my 95 XR650L with only 7900 miles on her. The bike is bone stock. Needless to say I have been doing quite a few mods that have read here on this thread.

I ride most of the time just under 4000 feet and venture to 9000 feet every so often. Most of the rides consist of hard or soft dirt tree line riding. I do live at sea level.

I have done research here in the threads about the carb mod and jetting for the exhaust. I have a FMF Q4 coming and a set of 55-155 jets coming for the bike.
I plan on drilling the slider holes out to 5/32 holes.

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Do I need to shim the needle with the larger jets or try it with out.??

Thanks Kurt
I live at 4,600 feet above sea level, and ride to 10,400 feet above sea level. I enlarged the holes in the carburetor slider and shimmed the jet needle; my bike runs great.

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:04 AM   #51213
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I live at 4,600 feet above sea level, and ride to 10,400 feet above sea level. I enlarged the holes in the carburetor slider and shimmed the jet needle; my bike runs great.

Spud
Thanks Spud, most what I have read on the mod's comes from you. I did get the shim kit at the same place I bought the jets. I have done the carb. mods the the KLR650 also and the carb. mod for this bike seems about the same.

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:35 AM   #51214
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Good info to know from both of you - thanks. I guess my concern with rivets is that this is the older style Supertrapp with exposed discs, not the newer internal discs and turndown endcap. The bolts are about 3" long, and hold the discs and flat endcap onto the muffler, so I don't think I'll be able to use normal rivets for it. I'll get the bolts cut off, clean it out and see what looks like it'll be most sturdy. Going to be ordering from McMaster anyway, since I haven't found anywhere that sells stuff like that in Belgium, so any connector is fair game.

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Your muffler doesn't have the bolts that hold the core in, the muffler inlet clamp holds it together.

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:35 AM   #51215
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the clutch casing from the xr and xl 600 will not fit on my rfvc 650
(im doing the kickstart upgrade)
as its a 1997ish model with the large oil pump.
has anybody solved this problem rather than swapping in the smaller pump?
i would like to keep the high output pump as the motor will be big bored and fat cam etc.
its a 1997 slr 650 bottom end with twin carb head.

What year XR cover do you have? IIRC the 95 and later XR600 has the bigger oil pump so the cover from one of those should work.

If you can't find a cover just have your XRL cover machined for the kicker shaft. Buy the XR shaft seal.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:44 AM   #51216
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Shim it. The richer mid range it provides contributes a lot to the improved ridability of the bike. Use (I think, Spud may correct me) a #4 washer.
When I shimmed mine I just went to the hardware store and got one that was the correct size diameter. I wasn't completely satisfied with initial set-up due to 10% ethanol here in Indiana. Rejetted up one size and also checked thickness of washer with micrometer. Dave's Mods calls for 0.020-0.030" thickness. The washer was 0.018. So I went back to hardware with my mic. The washers were all over the board. Finally found one 0.028". The bike starts, idles, and runs better.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:28 AM   #51217
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What year XR cover do you have? IIRC the 95 and later XR600 has the bigger oil pump so the cover from one of those should work.

If you can't find a cover just have your XRL cover machined for the kicker shaft. Buy the XR shaft seal.
im not sure what year the xr clutch cover is and getting machine work done around here is difficult.
although i like what your saying about the 1995 and on xr 600.
that solution sounds too easy surely theres a catch.
thanks for the quick reply.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:56 AM   #51218
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When I shimmed mine I just went to the hardware store and got one that was the correct size diameter. I wasn't completely satisfied with initial set-up due to 10% ethanol here in Indiana. Rejetted up one size and also checked thickness of washer with micrometer. Dave's Mods calls for 0.020-0.030" thickness. The washer was 0.018. So I went back to hardware with my mic. The washers were all over the board. Finally found one 0.028". The bike starts, idles, and runs better.
Thanks, I'll bee sure to mic the ones I got in the kit to get the right thickness..........

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Old 01-06-2013, 11:16 AM   #51219
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yeah they did. Marko had one....
Rekluse never made one. Marko's was a Revloc he got from me.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:37 PM   #51220
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Rekluse never made one. Marko's was a Revloc he got from me.
and Revloc doesn't make them any more. They have moved on to bigger and better things as their website says...

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:27 PM   #51221
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Which fork brace did you go with?
It's a RSW brace. It seems to be pretty beefy, and the machine work looks nice. Install was easy as well. I made sure to have the front end off the ground, loosen the axle hold down clamp, and used blue loc-tite on the brace bolts.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:43 PM   #51222
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Shim it. The richer mid range it provides contributes a lot to the improved ridability of the bike. Use (I think, Spud may correct me) a #4 washer.
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...Dave's Mods calls for 0.020-0.030" thickness. The washer was 0.018. So I went back to hardware with my mic. The washers were all over the board. Finally found one 0.028". The bike starts, idles, and runs better.
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Thanks, I'll bee sure to mic the ones I got in the kit to get the right thickness..........

Kurt
You can get the correct shims for the carburetor at Lowes. Buy a 12-pack of Arendelas #4S washers, part #491431. These washers are the correct diameter as well as the correct thickness. The 12-pack only costs $1.



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Old 01-06-2013, 02:06 PM   #51223
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and Revloc doesn't make them any more. They have moved on to bigger and better things as their website says...

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Revloc Austrailia, say's they have them. Hope Revloc in Denver moved on to better things at least!
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:34 PM   #51224
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I'm still trying to figure out my carb tuning.

De-Snorkeled, K&N filter with pre-filter (soon back to paper), smog removed, XR600R muffler with modified insert, Dave's mod, 55/158 jets.

I live at 250 ft elevation in the valley and the highest elevations I usually find myself at are around 5k ft. My bike seems to be running rich. MPG's are pretty low (35) and when I went on a ride with a friend of mine he said it smelled pretty rich. Plug color seems to affirm this as well. At first after Dave's mod I was at 2-1/4 turns out and plug was very dark, then tried 2 turns out and still dark. I'm at about 1-1/2 turns now and still seems a bit rich but I haven't checked the plug yet.

Should I switch to 52/155 jets and try it out? When I got the bike it had a Supertrapp and 52/162 jets and it was getting 50mpg.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:41 PM   #51225
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Your going the wrong way with the screw. 2 1/2 turns out
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