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Old 06-27-2006, 05:14 AM   #796
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I'd have to challenge the idea that the oil is really expanding all that much. You'd be hard pressed to measure how much it expands. The real issue is how much remains in the engine sump and how much you put in the frame. If you get too much in both locations, it will have to blow out somewhere.

Rule of thumb should be to put in the 2 qts and run the engine good. Not just idle. I've noticed on mine that idling it checked low after I stoped it, but once I reved it up it check ok. I just add till it's completely full though, which is ALWAYS more than 2.06 qts.

Oil and oil pressure

I donít have evidence but Iím thinking if you overfill the oil the pressure can be great enough to blow seals and foul the plug. Maybe even the air expands when it's hot and causes to much pressure.
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Old 06-27-2006, 10:47 AM   #797
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Oil and oil pressure

I donít have evidence but Iím thinking if you overfill the oil the pressure can be great enough to blow seals and foul the plug. Maybe even the air expands when it's hot and causes to much pressure.
If you overfill it too much, you can get seal problems, but not from expansion (crankcase is vented).
What happens is there isn't enough air volume in the crankcase for when that big whoppin' piston comes down, and the crankcase pressure spikes, and out pops a seal.

Since the scavenger pump in the sump pumps oil up to the resevoir, and maintains a constant oil level in the sump, its not really overfilled unless the top oil-tank gets pretty much filled up while the engine is running.

Since the oil tank comes to a peak right at the top, there's not a lot of 'spare' volume up there.

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Old 06-28-2006, 01:27 AM   #798
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Oh wise suspension Guru's

I never got the owners manual for my bike and even if I did, I doubt I'd understand it. I'd like to set up the suspension on my XRL to suit me. My bikes suspension is totally wrong right now, too stiff and tall in the back end.

I realize that I could release some tension on the spring, but its already within 1/2" from the top or so. What I'd like to know is what do the adjustments do?
The slot on the shock reservior, and the adjuster on the bottom. I realize they are probably compression and rebound, but I really don't understand how that will affect the bike.

Also, what do the adjusters on the bottoms of the forks do?
Hellsickle told me to set the compression to (almost) the softest setting. Unless you are bottoming out already, softening the compression will help going over bumps. I did that, and it helped. The adjusters on the bottom of the forks adjust the compression. Try adjusting them to a softer setting.
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Old 06-28-2006, 05:27 AM   #799
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Hellsickle told me to set the compression to (almost) the softest setting. Unless you are bottoming out already, softening the compression will help going over bumps. I did that, and it helped. The adjusters on the bottom of the forks adjust the compression. Try adjusting them to a softer setting.
Thanks, I'll give it a shot
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Old 07-05-2006, 02:34 AM   #800
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Howdy,
I posted in this thread a few months back as I was getting my bike ready to ride across Aussie.

Well, we've got it all done now and our bikes are on their way to Perth. We've got a website up and I thought you other XRL riders might be interested in it, I've made up a pretty nifty page on what we did to our bikes: www.aussie2006.webset.co.nz/bikes.htm.

Cheers, and thanks for the ideas that I've borrowed/stolen off other XRL riders courteous to post their mods on this forum.

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Old 07-05-2006, 07:57 AM   #801
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XR650L 2004 rear blinker

Well I broke off another factory rear blinker on the 4th. What are you guys doing differently? Iím thinking I would like to buy a rear fender that has the taillight and blinkers built in. Who makes this as an aftermarket product? Does the license plate hide the blinkers? Anyone one have a .com I can visit?
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:24 AM   #802
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Old 07-05-2006, 04:18 PM   #803
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Hey Medicine, I wanted to mention some guys from the Kansas Backroads Touring group are going to do a ride around the "Arickaree" breaks pretty soon.
Just an FYI and a headsup on the site in case you hadn't found it.

http://www.backroadstouring.org/kansas/index.htm
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Old 07-06-2006, 09:40 AM   #804
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Hey Medicine, I wanted to mention some guys from the Kansas Backroads Touring group are going to do a ride around the "Arickaree" breaks pretty soon.
Just an FYI and a headsup on the site in case you hadn't found it.

http://www.backroadstouring.org/kansas/index.htm
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i check out the website but couldn't find anything concrete on the Arickaree ride. would love to ride along if i can fit it in. thanks for the heads up, bro. you going?
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Old 07-06-2006, 03:55 PM   #805
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Probably not, august is time to get up high and play in the mountains. I've met and rode with a few guys from that site but I don't know the guy putting this on.
It sounded like it would be an close one for you though.
A new riding buddy is coming by in a bit to pick up a tire for his dr350 that needs finished off, and a 120 just looks tiny on an xrl.
Last week in august is our normal colorado trip, you would be welcome to come along.
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Old 07-06-2006, 05:48 PM   #806
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Old 07-07-2006, 04:56 AM   #807
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Old 07-07-2006, 11:02 AM   #808
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Hi,

This is my first post on this site. I have a 2002 xr650l and live in southern california. My mods are smog removed, jetted, clark 4.7, small tail light, fmf q2, rack, and my custom oil cooler. Here are some pics of my bike. Any one else in so cal with an 650l?

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...e/100_2177.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h164/xrkyle/100_2179.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h164/xrkyle/CAVMCN7D.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h164/xrkyle/CAEB27E9.jpg

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Old 07-07-2006, 11:26 AM   #809
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Hi,

This is my first post on this site. I have a 2002 xr650l and live in southern california. My mods are smog removed, jetted, clark 4.7, small tail light, fmf q2, rack, and my custom oil cooler. Here are some pics of my bike. Any one else in so cal with an 650l?

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...e/100_2177.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h164/xrkyle/100_2179.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h164/xrkyle/CAVMCN7D.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h164/xrkyle/CAEB27E9.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h164/xrkyle/CABQ8VBX.jpg
Nice looking bike!
Thanks for the pics of the XR400 oil cooler, looks nice! I almost added one last winter but my rebuild ran into more$$ than I wanted it to, so I skipped it.
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Well I broke off another factory rear blinker on the 4th. What are you guys doing differently? Iím thinking I would like to buy a rear fender that has the taillight and blinkers built in. Who makes this as an aftermarket product? Does the license plate hide the blinkers? Anyone one have a .com I can visit?
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