the Honda XR150L thread

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

  1. rindolphus

    rindolphus Hugo

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    When you said you had created a ticket for this issue for the XR150L, I thought “in what parallel universe am I?” It was to be expected I guess, but thanks for giving it a go. It was well worth it.
  2. Shivanshu

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    Ha thats what I expect from them. So even you @TheExpat Sir have to deal with us like how we do. Hit and trial....
  3. Pabloelloco18

    Pabloelloco18 Been here awhile

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    The fork issue is something normal for the xr it's always been like that
  4. TheExpat

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    To All,

    Yeah I contacted them to ask and I fully expected them to tell me FOAD! and they did not disappoint.lol...
    As for the fork issue, it seems to be the oil used is too thin... I replaced mine with thicker oil and the fork is acting and working well again.... :ricky
  5. Pabloelloco18

    Pabloelloco18 Been here awhile

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    That's great to know....what type of oil did you use...on my other bike I used cheap atf seems to the job..
  6. TheExpat

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    I used Shell 2T
    These forks are cheap, EMPTY systems with NOTHING fancy inside...
    Should not matter... Others use ATF:

    Chysler ATF+3 =10W

    Dextron 3/Mercron = 15W

    Type F= 20W

    Any other brand of ATF should have " Equivalent to" such and such a brand basically means it's the same weight as it.

    ATF is fine to use as fork oil, you will not have any problems with it but they use pretty much NOTHING BUT 2T here... Philippine Rocket Scientists!!!...
    I might try Type F to get a 20W oil....
  7. TheExpat

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    I found this chart that shows the above stated info:

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    Additional info in this website: http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/iso-vg-grade-d_1206.html


    Here is a question & answer on dirtrider's forum:
    http://dirtrider.net/forums3/threads/atf-weight-viscosity.52737/


    Q: Does anyone know what the weight/viscosity of ATF is ? Is it a 10w30, 10w40, 75wt,80wt. or something different ? Thanks !

    A: The viscosity of ATF varies based on the refiner and the application but everyone I have ever researched has been much lower viscosity than standard gear oils or automotive engine oils. Oils are usually rated by their kinematic viscosity at fixed temperatures to give an accurate reference for comparison. Kinematic viscosity is basically the ratio of the dynamic viscosity of a fluid to its density. The cSt number below is the common usage unit centistokes.

    Here are a few numbers from Mobil for reference.

    Mobil Multi-Purpose ATF (non-synthetic)
    cSt at 40°C = 36
    cSt at 100°C = 7.5

    Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF
    cSt at 40°C = 35
    cSt at 100°C = 7.6

    Mobil 1 with SuperSyn 10W30
    cSt at 40°C = 61.3
    cSt at 100°C = 9.8

    Mobil Drive Clean Oil 10W40 (non-synthetic)
    cSt at 40°C = 97
    cSt at 100°C = 14.0

    I hope this helps.
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  8. TheExpat

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    I MUST BE RETIRED AND HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO: Today I spent relocating the relay I installed for all the DC Feeds from behind the headlamp to under the side cover near the battery. This cleaned up the wiring behind the headlamp considerably... Now that I am using "Fused relays" (IE: they have a fuse built in for the relay (NO) contacts to protect whatever is connected) and the switched feed off the ignition is already fused via the "Brake/Turn" fuse behind the side cover. Now the wiring is MINIMAL. Still accomplishes the same feeds (even more really) but with less wire.... Always a good thing... I installed it where the turn signal flasher was and move that behind it.

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  9. TheExpat

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    AND while I'm writing so many posts I also added some HI VIS Tape to the cases to give me more ability to be seen at night by motorist...

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    @rindolphus

    Hey Hugo,
    You still run a tank bag when traveling right?
    I bought one but have not even put it on the bike once yet... lol...
    I'm running the "Loaded" Adventure bike look and you're running the "Lean & mean" look. lol...
    I've been asked how much extra weight all that stuff is? I'm not sure but it doesn't take away from the performance of the bike so it can't be that much really. Maybe 30lbs.... Top box, side cases, crash bar...

    I also have the fender tube bag too...

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  11. rindolphus

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    Hi Scott, I stopped using it on the tank, because it dulled up my black bat wings from the friction. Since I put the red ones I’ve only used it as a tail bag a couple of times. Much more comfortable. On the tank things kinda want to spill onto your lap when opening it. In this picture I strapped the sidebags and tank bag a little too forward fearing the exhaust would burn them and it felt cramped, but then I realized after looking at these pics that there was a little wiggle room. I have since gone out once with things a little further back, and it’s been great. Yeah, I’ve tried both, the big back case too, and definitely enjoy traveling light more; the lean mean traveling machine look LOL. I like yours too, more adventure tourer.

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    PS. I also got the Coleman seat cover, just like yours, a while back, but didn’t feel a considerable difference. Plus, it kinda felt less secure. I kept sliding all over the seat.
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  12. rindolphus

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    Oh and for waterproofing, the tank bag has its own cover. For the saddlebags I use two of these... they do the trick, plus they are hi-viz.

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  13. TheExpat

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    Yeah not 100% sure about the Colemen seat cover. I had it secure with no issues running the straps under the seat and having them tight. I think the sheep skin I have is a softer ride though but it is not big enough if I have the wifey in tow... lol... As I said before... MAYBE if I had the skin sewn to the Colemen??? We'll see... I now normally wear my old Mountain bike padded short under my jeans if I'm going out for a longer ride. They help a great deal....
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    I just tried the tank bag and No Joy!... It is a small OXFORD (real nice) but the magnets will not stick to the gas cap which leaves it with only one on the tank? Even with the strap around the front it is not secure... Oh well Shit happens... Not the first time I bought something that didn't really work out...
    The Fender Bag is GREAT FIT though... Secure and holds BOTH tubes.. I like it...
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  15. TheExpat

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    Hey I just had an idea (DANGER WILL ROBINSON!!!! DANGER!!!!)

    I bought a rack plate a long time ago but it just didn't seem to fit where I wanted it... BUT! I CAN mount it to the to of the GIVI Top Box and it is ALL Metal.... The small tank bag sticks like glue to that.... :-)
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  16. rindolphus

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    I’m glad about the fender bag! Those things are a godsend. Oh well, you can always try strapping the tank bag somewhere in the back, although with your setup, it might be redundant. Something I appreciate from the hard cases you have is that you can park and leave your stuff there (provided it’s an okay place) whereas I have to stop at restaurants where I can see the bike or almost sit next to it, lest everything gets stolen.
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  17. rindolphus

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    Well redundancy be damned LOL
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    Yeah the hard side cases LOCK and are LOCKED to the bike so like the Top Box I can and do leave it on the bike all the time... If I were to use the "Dry Bags" then I would be the same as you... Not wanting to leave them on the bike unless I can see it from where I am.

    The Top Box I have is the cheaper version but they sell one with a luggage net on top... I added my own tie down points and if I mount the plate it will not be n the way...

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  19. TheExpat

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    lol.. yeah To hell with it...!

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  20. rindolphus

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