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Old 02-08-2013, 09:45 AM   #6901
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Gandalf the Grey or Dorothy has returned from seeing the Wizard

Archimedes just flew my head back from Merlin the Cycle Wizard all bead blasted and looking fresh and crispy.



Rocker cover looking good and has all new copper washers on the shafts


Springs, retainers, and bright red Viton valve seals


Look at those intake ports. So big you can see the new bronze guides poking out from up top. I had a can of beer stuffed into each one but the picture didn't turn out.


Marble smooth decked head surface


Combustion chamber all scrubbed up with a 5 angle valve job and black diamond valves


Positive experience dealing with the great Cycle Wizard. I don't know what I liked most about it. The good communication, the very fair pricing, the great end result, or the fact that now I can make shitty wizard jokes to my hearts content.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:33 AM   #6902
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Looks good. Are you going to leave it naked or paint it the appropriate color? ( Red is my preference)

Looks like a stock cam. Are you going to run stock, or did the wizard bestow on you gnarly knobs on your shaft?
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:48 PM   #6903
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Sorry mate don't want to confuse things, but, I just remembered something and have double checked... it may be okay...

I had a few issues when I first bought mine and tested the pickup coil and found it to be 383 ohms, thought it was knackered and bought a nos honda one and found that to be the same. So, I figured there may be an error in the Honda workshop manual or just newer parts testing differently. Anyway, finally sorted out the issues and it seemed to run okay until the issues with the valve seat.

My Haynes manual turned up shortly after and in there it states the pulsar/pickup coil should test at 360 - 440 ohms. I've just tested mine again and it's 383. Not sure if one of the XL guru's can shed any light on this? I'm also wondering what values the clymer manual gives, if anyones got one?
Thanks for the heads up. I ordered one yesterday, and my cost was low enough just to keep it and install. I have a gut feeling it's the CDI though.....
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:57 PM   #6904
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Hi, I need a new stator for a XL600R '83. In your opinion which the best among the two following

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-HONDA-XL...be400a&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-XL600R...5402a8&vxp=mtr
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:20 PM   #6905
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Looks good. Are you going to leave it naked or paint it the appropriate color? ( Red is my preference)

Looks like a stock cam. Are you going to run stock, or did the wizard bestow on you gnarly knobs on your shaft?
It will be painted red to match the engine. The cam is not stock nor did the wizard wave his wand over it rather it's a regrind by Megacycle #148-9 which is basically a stage 2. It came in a parts engine I bought off another inmate. I sent the rocker cover along for bead blasting, the new copper washers, and to confirm that the rockers were hard faced which they indeed were.

I'll make an build thread showing the install and initial tuning, but I'm afraid to say it's going to be at least a month or two before that happens.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:23 PM   #6906
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Question Which is better

Hi, which should I buy? I need a stator for a '84 XL600R.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-HONDA-XL...be400a&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-XL600R...5402a8&vxp=mtr


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Old 02-08-2013, 01:30 PM   #6907
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Hi, which should I buy? I need a stator for a '84 XL600R.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-HONDA-XL...be400a&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-XL600R...5402a8&vxp=mtr


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Old 02-08-2013, 01:36 PM   #6908
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The Ricky Stator
may I ask what are the reasons of your opinon?

the other half the cost, you know, it's not an easy choice
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:11 PM   #6909
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Im starting to belive that a discussion on stators is right up there with which oil to use and open faced vs full faced helmets

Doesn't it have a one year warranty? I'd run it

I'm going to play in the sand for a little bit, will bring back pics.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:02 PM   #6910
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Im starting to belive that a discussion on stators is right up there with which oil to use and open faced vs full faced helmets
Right? I bought a Ricky Stator because that's what the local Cycle shop could get for me. Why do we have to talk about them so much?

We need an XL600R sticky about stator replacement. All it will say is either buy a Ricky or a cheap one. Now get out!
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:54 PM   #6911
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:21 AM   #6912
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:40 AM   #6913
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It will be painted red to match the engine. The cam is not stock nor did the wizard wave his wand over it rather it's a regrind by Megacycle #148-9 which is basically a stage 2. It came in a parts engine I bought off another inmate. I sent the rocker cover along for bead blasting, the new copper washers, and to confirm that the rockers were hard faced which they indeed were.

I'll make an build thread showing the install and initial tuning, but I'm afraid to say it's going to be at least a month or two before that happens.
Carter, that 148-9 is an excellent cam. I'm running it in my XL600/XR650L hybrid bike. I'm also installing that grind in my '95 XR600.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:02 AM   #6914
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I ran into three marines out on the trails yesterday. RM250, YZ450F, and CRF450r. Those mother fucking bikes move like stink! But the ole' XL stuck right behind their pack through wicked twisty trails and hill climbs. I followed them around for like 45mins tearing trails up on a 30 year old bike I woulda got pics but we didn't stop long enough to take our helmets off let alone snap some shots. fun day.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:46 AM   #6915
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Here is an 86'. needs some work.

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