the Honda XR150L thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by damasovi, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. TheExpat

    TheExpat Retired & Lov'in It!

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Oddometer:
    1,150
    Location:
    Pangasinan, Philippines
    More Photos of the process:

    DSCN1000.JPG DSCN1001.JPG DSCN1002.JPG DSCN1003.JPG
    Shivanshu, Touratuff and Heinekenok like this.
  2. TheBoogeyman

    TheBoogeyman Pretty young to want a GS

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2017
    Oddometer:
    18
    Location:
    Philippines
    Wow. Looking mighty fine out there sir @TheExpat . Hope you don't mind me archiving the photos. I am really hoping to go this route soon, but will be doing a frame-mounted fairing and dash. Nice placement on the Garmin there. Just a few questions though:

    1. Just wondering if you are still going to use the Bajaworx windshield you got on the original headlight or have you figured out already if it hits the dash when you swivel the bars?

    2. How much weight do you think have you added after the pannier brackets and guards?

    Hope you don't run out of enthusiasm, sir. It's nice to see you do things that most of us are afraid to do.

    - Andrew. :beer
  3. TheExpat

    TheExpat Retired & Lov'in It!

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Oddometer:
    1,150
    Location:
    Pangasinan, Philippines
    1. Just wondering if you are still going to use the Bajaworx windshield you got on the original headlight or have you figured out already if it hits the dash when you swivel the bars?
    A: Yes I am using the same (Screens For Bikes) Fairing I bought from Australia. The dash turns with the bars so the whole assembly is one in the same...

    DSCN1006.JPG


    2. How much weight do you think have you added after the pannier brackets and guards?
    A: Very Little really.. The guards weight about maybe less than 10 pounds. 1/2" hollow tube doesn't weight that much...


    Hope you don't run out of enthusiasm, sir. It's nice to see you do things that most of us are afraid to do.

    A: lol.... I'm too old to be afraid to break something... hahaha... I've NEVER been one to leave things "QUOTE STOCK" Not even my car, Computers, HTPC systems are "Stock" I've built my own Media Server computer for the house as well.

    The secret is to remember:
    Even if you mess something up.... You can ALWAYS repair it.... So Why NOT TRY!
    Just take your time and don't rush through it...
    You may surprise your self with abilities you didn't know you had...


    Having read this thread you know already I messed the first plate up (or at least I thought I did) so I got another sheet of steel and made a better one from the lessons learned from the first one... I like the second one better.. I think it was a better layout...

    I taught myself to weld... Watched YouTube Videos from Chucky2009. Best thing I ever did... Now I have a 160 Amp DC stick welder and a 135Amp MIG welder too.. Love To Weld... I'm a trained & certified Broadcast Electronics Engineer by trade (retired) but I helped Designed, Built and Maintained Radio & TV stations for one of the LARGEST networks in the world (FEN, AFN, DMA) Now calling itself the "Defense Media Activity" under the Department of Defense. I retired with 36 Years under my belt... Not much about these motorcycles, computers, or just about anything else for that matter stops me from doing...Or trying to do what I want to... I bought and installed a complete Solar Power system for my house here... Works Great and I'm proud to say I did MYSELF!... lol... BY MYSELF TOO!

    DSCN0952.JPG DSCN0822.JPG
    Heinekenok and Shivanshu like this.
  4. TheExpat

    TheExpat Retired & Lov'in It!

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Oddometer:
    1,150
    Location:
    Pangasinan, Philippines
    So Today I made the "Fine Adjustments" to the dash.. It is now straight with the fairing...
    MO BETTER!!!!

    DSCN1012.JPG DSCN1015.JPG
    Heinekenok and TheBoogeyman like this.
  5. TheExpat

    TheExpat Retired & Lov'in It!

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Oddometer:
    1,150
    Location:
    Pangasinan, Philippines
    Shhhh.jpg
    TheBoogeyman likes this.
  6. Shivanshu

    Shivanshu Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2011
    Oddometer:
    489
    Location:
    New Delhi, India
    Thats so cool @TheExpat Sir, a complete Baha style. Now I want you to go for ride when it is all fixed. Get someone from nearby town who can ride with you as well so that your wife doesnt worry much. But yeah a one day ride from morning till evening will be great to check if everything is working good on the bike or not.

    I have given my machine for the front frame and the saddle frame, unfortunately had to rush to my hometown due some medical emergency in the family and hence I may not be there when he prepares it for me. So lets see when I get it and if it does suits my taste or not.
    TheExpat likes this.
  7. TheExpat

    TheExpat Retired & Lov'in It!

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Oddometer:
    1,150
    Location:
    Pangasinan, Philippines

    Shivanshu,

    Hope all is fine with the medical issue.... Yeah the bike is looking really good now I think. I ordered the seat cover and the sister in law in the states is mailing it to me.. Should be here in a couple weeks. The dash also has room for one smaller GPS or my iPhone as well just to the right of the camera system... But I op'ed to mount the iPhone on the handle Bar to the lft of the GPS. This allows room for future items. lol...
    DSCN1017.JPG

    Selection_002.jpg

    If you get side cases they are very useful but it will take a minute to get use to the case sticking out... You have to remember you're wider now lol.... But the overall benefits are many and I would not be without them on ANY BIKE I own. When you get back and get your bike bake you'll have to upload pictures..... lol
    I ordered three different color Dash Lamps for the Neutral, Hi-Beam, & Turn Signals.

    Yes a ride IS IN ORDER.... Already explained to the wife.... WE GO....Or I GO ALONE... You Decide. lol
    There are many places to see here and most are not that far from here... 100 Islands Beach Resort for example.... 100KM away.... We'll see.....
    TheBoogeyman and Shivanshu like this.
  8. TheBoogeyman

    TheBoogeyman Pretty young to want a GS

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2017
    Oddometer:
    18
    Location:
    Philippines
    Sir Scott,

    another question though, I might have missed it. Since you moved the ignition from the stock position, how do you lock the front end now? (assuming of course you still lock it. :-)

    Dang. I haven't thought about saying that to the waifu to convince her to go on an adventure with me. Will definitely have to try that line at the risk of me having to sleep on the couch after that engagement. :rofl


    Cheers,

    Andrew
    Shivanshu likes this.
  9. Shivanshu

    Shivanshu Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2011
    Oddometer:
    489
    Location:
    New Delhi, India
    Thanks for asking Sir, its my grandfather who is not keeping well. Old age and prostate issues. So lets see how it goes.

    I will be picking my bike on Sunday and then I will click the pics. I will have to ride it back around 300kms, so if you want live update ping me your whatsapp number I will do that. And yes actually there will be 3 bikes riding together this time.

    About touring take your wife along it would be good, its no good to anger the Home Ministry at this age. A 100kms will be like a picnic day but only if she is happy being a pillion. Try something more close like an hours ride or something that would help her get used to it. All the best to you !!!
    TheExpat likes this.
  10. TheExpat

    TheExpat Retired & Lov'in It!

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Oddometer:
    1,150
    Location:
    Pangasinan, Philippines
    Andrew,

    Q: Since you moved the ignition from the stock position, how do you lock the front end now? (assuming of course you still lock it.

    A: I do not lock the fork now.. I do place my new Disc Lock & Alarm on....

    upload_2017-9-14_5-55-14.png

    S: Already explained to the wife.... WE GO....Or I GO ALONE... You Decide. lol :jack

    A: As far as the statement I made to the wife....lol After 37 years of marriage... She expects it... She will go with me on some rides but not all... I need that seat cover to soften the seat for her to like riding more. Just have to stop and rest more than I would do on my own. lol
  11. TheExpat

    TheExpat Retired & Lov'in It!

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Oddometer:
    1,150
    Location:
    Pangasinan, Philippines
    @TheBoogeyman , @Shivanshu

    Some other photos of the dash with most things on it...

    DSCN1019.JPG DSCN1021.JPG

    EDIT: I took a ride today to see how all the stuff worked together and I'll be DAMNED if they were not Jamming the GPS Signal? WTF?
    BOTH GPS units were saying LOW GPS SIGNAL! Cannot Acquire...
    I tested a third unit and it did the EXACT SAME THING.... F#$$%%K!!!!!!!!
    I read that they like to do GPS jamming when they are Foreign Dignitaries visiting the country... THAT SUCKS!!! AND IT'S STUPID!!!!..

    MY LUCK! I switch to total GPS Type equipment for the bike and they JAM the Signals... Wow.......
    Heinekenok and Shivanshu like this.
  12. TheBoogeyman

    TheBoogeyman Pretty young to want a GS

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2017
    Oddometer:
    18
    Location:
    Philippines

    Wow Sir Scott. That's a drool-worthy setup you got right there. Good job.

    That's a shame about the GPS but maybe it's just the location your in? I know I can't compare the much expensive gear you have with Android-based Google Maps and GPS Essentials, but I did try GMaps, had GPS Essentials, and even the GPS-based Android Speedo, and it only showed I only get locked on to, at best, 13 satellites so my location is only accurate up to 250 meters and my speedo is off by about 20 km/h.

    If you don't mind. How much did you get on the Garmin and the Magellan system? (Wait, I'm gonna go sit on a comfy couch in case I faint after knowing the price. :muutt
  13. Shivanshu

    Shivanshu Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2011
    Oddometer:
    489
    Location:
    New Delhi, India
    Thats a great setup @TheExpat Sir, I hope the GPS low signal is not coz of the metal plate you used as the magnetic components in all these devices may create some interference or lag.
  14. TheExpat

    TheExpat Retired & Lov'in It!

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Oddometer:
    1,150
    Location:
    Pangasinan, Philippines
    Not sure about the metal Plate cutting the signal as I was not near the bike when testing them.... The GPS Location is 5" away from the plate mounted on the Handle Bar. Inside my car (which is a total metal shield) they worked fine before... But yesterday all my GPS system were having issues....

    One note of interest: The iPhone GPS program worked FINE!....?

    THIS MORNING 05:00

    This was THIS MORNING.... Same Shit.... All Three System (Not Near Bike) in the clear...
    The signal would come and go... Sometimes it worked, other times not.... On or Off the bike..

    One unit said ready but it too went off withing a minute.. The orther two show one satellite...


    DSCN1041.JPG

    DSCN1036.JPG
    DSCN1043.JPG
    DSCN1038.JPG

    EDIT: Did a Total Map & Software Update... I hope that will help the issue... I'll be doing more testing....

    EDIT EDIT: The GPS system started working again fully at about 09:00 this morning? Don't Ask... I don't know WTF was going on but it just started working again mid morning...
    Shivanshu likes this.
  15. TheExpat

    TheExpat Retired & Lov'in It!

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Oddometer:
    1,150
    Location:
    Pangasinan, Philippines

    Garmin and the Magellan systems Are not that expensive. The Magellan system I have had for MANY Years. I got it in 2000. The Garmin system was about $100USD and I got it prior to retiring. So they are affordable... I need to get a new etrex 10 as a small Backup GPS. They sell for about the same price...

    You can get the new version Nuvi 2495 from ebay from Australia for about 4,000 Plus 2,000 shipping (6K) That has blue-tooth and voice recon...
    Additionally there is a Nuvi 1300 listed for 3,145 and 781 Shipping.

    The latest PI Maps (as are maps for other countries) are Free from the Internet if you know where to look. They can be loaded on a 2GB Micro SD and inserted into these units... That is what I do... Works great.... There are many other listed as well and I know they also sell these unit here as I have seen then at Angles City in Both SM & Marquee Malls...
    Heinekenok likes this.
  16. TheExpat

    TheExpat Retired & Lov'in It!

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Oddometer:
    1,150
    Location:
    Pangasinan, Philippines
    Well I guess I am in search of a Fork Brace. See Below:
    Fork Brace installed.jpg
    Mostly because I want to lower the front fender closer to the tire but to additionally give stability to the front end... Feels like it would benefit from it....

    EDIT:10-18-17, 50mm braces are almost impossible to find in this country... 40mm or less is what the cheap Chinese parts stores have for sym, Racal, Motorstar... I guess... I need 50mm for the top of the fork lowers...
    Shivanshu and Pabloelloco18 like this.
  17. Pabloelloco18

    Pabloelloco18 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2015
    Oddometer:
    132
    Location:
    veracruz,mexico
    Installed 17-50 sprockets at 11400 kms had 16-49 but the chain got a noisy so I decide to change it , so far drive line is smooth...didn't lose much torque at all
  18. TheExpat

    TheExpat Retired & Lov'in It!

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Oddometer:
    1,150
    Location:
    Pangasinan, Philippines
    ? Ok Don't understand the noise issue but if that works for you then that's what's important. For me the 16-51 is a perfect match... Good low end torque, Still has highway speed, and the engine likes it much better than the 17-49 Honda installed originally...
  19. TheExpat

    TheExpat Retired & Lov'in It!

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Oddometer:
    1,150
    Location:
    Pangasinan, Philippines
    Final Photos:
    1. Complete crash bar with All driving lamp
    2. added third Tool tube
    3. Completed Dash plate and installed power USB & 12v sockets.
    4. Have iPhone & GPS protective covers installed.
    5. Camera install complete (both front & rear cameras.

    Waiting for the indicator lamps for the three holes in the dash (N,Hi-Beam, Turn)

    My XR150L-1.JPG My XR150L-2.JPG My XR150L-5.JPG My XR150L-3.JPG
    Shivanshu and Pabloelloco18 like this.
  20. cunningname

    cunningname Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2017
    Oddometer:
    10
    Well I found a great deal on a crf250l and took the bait...

    My xr150l is up for grabs. I'm also whiling to part with the exhaust or cam if anyone is interested or knows someone who is.