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Old 04-26-2013, 07:41 AM   #57976
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I know that I am an outstanding individual but why am I so blessed to have a XRL that does not vibrate?
I agree with Fritz, these bikes don't vibrate that bad at all. My rubber mounts were just for the electronics - mimicking the way the speedo is mounted.

Now, I had an RZ500 once with a separate balancer that was 180 degrees off. That vibrated.

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Old 04-26-2013, 07:55 AM   #57977
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Some guy told me that because his brother said so. He had one. I suspected it was bullshit. Now I know
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:57 AM   #57978
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My bike vibrates less than any big single I've ridden, and even less now that it's a 750. It really has no right to be so smooth.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:21 AM   #57979
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My XR650L vibrates horribly on the highway... and my last bike was a BUELL



Can you give more details about these rubber mounts?
Where?
What did you use?
etc.
Make sure all your mounts are tight and none are missing. Dont ask...
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:36 AM   #57980
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So before I order just rockers for my 09 Piggy for my hotcam, what other parts should be replaced? Sub rockers? Everything? Or just the cam chain and rockers? I'm trying to put together a list of what I need to make the hotcam as good as it can get (prevent any faultiness).
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:23 PM   #57981
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You need to quit turning left...
I noticed that too...I must be wired wrong.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:24 PM   #57982
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So before I order just rockers for my 09 Piggy for my hotcam, what other parts should be replaced? Sub rockers? Everything? Or just the cam chain and rockers? I'm trying to put together a list of what I need to make the hotcam as good as it can get (prevent any faultiness).
Your stock rockers should be fine with the Hotcam. Are your OE rockers ground up? If not, leave 'em alone.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:05 PM   #57983
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I am prepping two XR650ls for the TAT. I have seen several pictures of gussets reinforcing the rear sub-frame and was wondering how many actually have done it? What type of welding? Arc, Tig, Mig? It is one a small tube so I'm assuming you could cause more harm than good if you burn through it. My frames are fine but just looking to prevent any catastrophic failure. It looks like I will need to remove the batt box, fender and airbox.
I just tig welded some flat stock to my frame. It was the second time that I have welded anything. I am sure it would look better if some else did it.
You might also want to consider some side racks like these. I got mine on ebay when I bought some.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:31 PM   #57984
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So before I order just rockers for my 09 Piggy for my hotcam, what other parts should be replaced? Sub rockers? Everything? Or just the cam chain and rockers? I'm trying to put together a list of what I need to make the hotcam as good as it can get (prevent any faultiness).
No offense to ThumpNRED at all........but,,i would put new rockers in anytime a cam is changed,it will definately wear better,last longer.......

You can reuse the OE rockers if they are perfect,but replacing them is best..

Make damn sure you have good oil flow to the head,use REDLINE assembly lube on the cam/rockers is best.........

Make sure you follow HotCams clearance specs,not Hondas......

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Old 04-26-2013, 03:54 PM   #57985
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No offense to ThumpNRED at all........but,,i would put new rockers in anytime a cam is changed,it will definately wear better,last longer.......

You can reuse the OE rockers if they are perfect,but replacing them is best..

Make damn sure you have good oil flow to the head,use REDLINE assembly lube on the cam/rockers is best.........

Make sure you follow HotCams clearance specs,not Hondas......

B
+1, it is always a recommendation, a strong recommendation, when installing a new cam to also install new rockers or lifters from the same manufacturer. Doing this you know the parts have been tested and proven to be compatible. Check the cam bearing clearance in the head as well.

If not mentioned elsewhere, new valve springs that are rated for the lift of your new cam are very important. If the wire size of the spring is too big the spring coils will " stack up" or " bind under the increased lift of the new cam. New springs may require new spring retainers. New valves and guides should be used as the original valves stems have a wear pattern as a result of the lift of the original cam. More lift will force an unworn portion of the valve stem into the valve guide causing the valve guide to wear into a funnel shape. This will allow the valve stem to move side to side and accelerate guide and seat wear. If your engine is very low hour, only the correct springs are a concern along with a close dimensional inspection of all parts.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:03 PM   #57986
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The only down side is that chicks dig guys who ride KLRs.

Wrong:


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Old 04-26-2013, 05:22 PM   #57987
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I cant argue your logic. When I installed my cam, my OE rockers were like new.
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No offense to ThumpNRED at all........but,,i would put new rockers in anytime a cam is changed,it will definately wear better,last longer.......

You can reuse the OE rockers if they are perfect,but replacing them is best..

Make damn sure you have good oil flow to the head,use REDLINE assembly lube on the cam/rockers is best.........

Make sure you follow HotCams clearance specs,not Hondas......

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Old 04-26-2013, 08:40 PM   #57988
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Sarcasm people! KLRS riders are so cheap I don't think any chicks would date them.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:43 PM   #57989
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Did I just say that? Kidding KLRS riders and trolls
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:02 PM   #57990
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Sarcasm people! KLRS riders are so cheap I don't think any chicks would date them.
Any us XRL riders aren't cheap?

We probably spend more on beer, judging by the conversation on this thread...

I'm enjoying a Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale right now! Delicious!
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