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Old 08-24-2009, 01:27 AM   #841
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i need to find a post i saw some time back with a link to an oil temp dipstick. Not the xr only brand one ive heard too many bad things about that one... tahnks
I saw a more recent one in a photo here and it was much improved. It appears to be adequately sealed from oil now, has a knurled body, and a set screw for positioning the dial face to 12 o' clock. Also if you look in my XL600 blog (linked below in my signature) I took mine apart and the oil cleaned out no problem, and I re-sealed it and it has stayed oil-free, leak-free.

As for the other one, I have only seen Waterscm's, and his is in Celsius, I think. I like knowing the ambient temperature of the weather when I fire up the bike in the morning. Helps me remember to grab an extra layer if I need to. If I had one in celsius, the best I'd be able to manage is remembering a safe oil operating temperature range.
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:32 AM   #842
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Is that white and black thing right behind the "A" in Honda a cup holder? Coool.
No, I think they had a little aluminum clipboard. This was a race model, remember. This reminds me, I was going to do the little aluminum clipboard too, the size of one of those small notepads for directions. My own little GPS. I could devise a rain cover for it as well for the winter weather up here.
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:39 AM   #843
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Nice work. Sounds like my kind of "engineering". Did you use the stock headlight switch?
My stock head light switch is long gone. I used an aftermarket switch that gives the option of turning the light off as well as high and low beams.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:24 AM   #844
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Headlight brackets

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The brackets are made of 3/4 x 3/4 x 1/8 aluminum angle, and 1/8 aluminum plate. I cut the side plates on a band saw, and cleaned them up on a belt/disk sander.
Don't mean to be a killjoy but if you don't mind a little suggestion?

When I fab something up for my bike I always assume that some day I'm going to go down and that part is going to attack me. If it were me, I'd round off the corners on those brackets to at least a 3/8" radius so there ain't no pointy parts to hit you if you ever are in that situation. Hope you don't mind me pointing that out.

Otherwise, I like the simplicity of your engineering. Very strong and functional and the setup looks great.
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:59 PM   #845
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Good idea. I was going to do that. I got in a hurry and had a brain fart. Don't mind the suggestion at all.

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Don't mean to be a killjoy but if you don't mind a little suggestion?

When I fab something up for my bike I always assume that some day I'm going to go down and that part is going to attack me. If it were me, I'd round off the corners on those brackets to at least a 3/8" radius so there ain't no pointy parts to hit you if you ever are in that situation. Hope you don't mind me pointing that out.

Otherwise, I like the simplicity of your engineering. Very strong and functional and the setup looks great.
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:03 PM   #846
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I need to replace the chain and sprockets on my '85 XR600R. Does anyone happen to have the torque specs for the sprocket bolts. I found the torque for the rear axle (80-100NM), but can't find the specs for the front and rear sprockets.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:39 PM   #847
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I need to replace the chain and sprockets on my '85 XR600R. Does anyone happen to have the torque specs for the sprocket bolts. I found the torque for the rear axle (80-100NM), but can't find the specs for the front and rear sprockets.
Any help is appreciated.
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Just tighten them. Don't have to "Super-Man" tighten it... more like Super-boy... or Batman.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:46 PM   #848
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I need to replace the chain and sprockets on my '85 XR600R. Does anyone happen to have the torque specs for the sprocket bolts. I found the torque for the rear axle (80-100NM), but can't find the specs for the front and rear sprockets.
Any help is appreciated.
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My 1988 manual says 22 ft/lb. But, it has the 10.5mm bolts; some years have 8.8mm bolts.

It also says to oil the bolts before tightening (I always thought threads were supposed to be dry for torquing.)
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:04 PM   #849
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My late '80s XR600 manual shows 33ft-lb for 10mm rear sprocket bolts and the '83-84 XL600 manual shows 20-24ft-lb for 8mm sprocket fasteners. The front sprocket bolts probably fall under the "standard torque values" by fastener size. The spec for 6mm bolts and nuts is 6 to 9ft-lb.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:11 PM   #850
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You mad rocket scientists.

The XR600 ones are probably tighter because it lacks a cush-drive.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:16 PM   #851
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Just tighten them. Don't have to "Super-Man" tighten it... more like Super-boy... or Batman.
This formula is probably as good as any. It is what I used before I finally broke down and got a torque wrench.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:27 PM   #852
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You mad rocket scientists.

The XR600 ones are probably tighter because it lacks a cush-drive.
I thought I was the only one who did things by feel around here! Tighten them until they are about to break, then stop. Always been my motto.
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:15 AM   #853
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I thought I was the only one who did things by feel around here! Tighten them until they are about to break, then stop. Always been my motto.
I use to tighten them until my wrist clicked then I knew I was good
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:56 AM   #854
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Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-25-2009, 03:37 PM   #855
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I use to tighten them until my wrist clicked then I knew I was good
At my advanced age that takes about 3 inch/lbs and it's going clickety-click, click click.

Got a good laugh outa that one.
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