XR650R Thread!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by JustinT, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. medisyn

    medisyn Been here awhile

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    I can pretty clearly see the oil seep out in between the fiter cover and crankcase cover. I have taken the cover off maybe 10 times at this point. not really seeing any cracks. I will check again thanks. Is there anything I can do to the surface of the crankcase cover to get it to seal better with the oil filter cover? Man I wish the oil filter was just the screw on type! I have not been able to ride this for weeks due to this. The oil leaks out and splatters the right peg and tire. Makes right turns "interesting." :huh
  2. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Don't Text Me Bro

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    Been searching and have yet to "re find" an old post here on proper procedure for fork oil changing. I have the factory manual but wanted to double check somethings from a post I saw here a while back.

    Anyone have that, if it exists, bookmarked?

    Any other comments on the change welcome. Done this on other bikes, just want to have as much info on the front end so I don't butcher the job.

    Cheers..
  3. bill pierce

    bill pierce I don't wana pickle

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    Permatex anarobic gasket maker. Not cheap but the best I have found.
  4. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    Part # HO172 after years of my hard use it is looking like it is ready to be replaced still working good but looks like the stock did when it went out. Today I call Hinson and talk with them and they sold me a replacement at a great deal. what a great place to deal with. at 20k miles of use the basket looked new at 35k mile not so much.

    grade A+ get one you will need it at some point if you ride on the road. B
  5. bamfslap

    bamfslap Been here awhile

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    Anyone have an in good shape slip on they would be willing to sell? I have had it with this R4.

    Too damned loud so I put a baffle in the core, went to put it back together and the cap won't sit right and it's just a turd and I'm done with it.
  6. Shibby!

    Shibby! Long timer

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    Make sure all the oil is out of the screw holes. Jam paper towel in there to soak it out. Depending on how bad the leak is, sometimes they can weep oil for awhile afterwards.

    Consider that another spot where there might be a crack too.
  7. Capt. Egregious

    Capt. Egregious Been here awhile

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    Neduro does a nice write up on this forum. Just do a search in the Thumpers thread for neduro and fork oil change. Fourth or fifth one down.
  8. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    PM'd ya
  9. smoothride

    smoothride Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a cut oring or no oring is being used for it to leak.
  10. pavemike

    pavemike I fall down alot

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    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73718&highlight=fork. :deal
  11. slickwill

    slickwill Exhiled

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    Those are the same directions I used the first time I did my fork oil. I found them by searching and wasn't even an Advrider member yet. They're spot on!

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk 2
  12. ride4fun562

    ride4fun562 Been here awhile

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    shes old and had a few men before me but she just keeps on going:D


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  13. BuRPsa

    BuRPsa Finally growing up..

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    Yes.
    Take it off, clean well. Then get a flat piece of glass (thickish is better), and you better check if it is flat with a ruler or why, use a little oil on the ruler's side. Mix a fine grinding paste with some oil, and spread this over the glass. Then place the sidecover with the filterhousing's surface square on the glass, and move the housing over the glass in an 8-shape - only a light & constant pressure is required.
    The trick is to keep the lot square on the glass. Check the housing's surface, and when the full surface is ground (like in it touches the glass everywhere) it is flat, or flat enough to obtain a seal with your new filtercover.
    Clean VERY well afterwards, you don't want grinding paste in your engine!

    I have not checked the sidecover, but the above should work (and only will work!) if the filterhousing's surface is the most-proud part. If it's not you'll have to find a machine shop, and have the surface skimmed by an end-mill.
  14. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Don't Text Me Bro

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    Thanks for the fork link.

    Pressure treat ya!
  15. medisyn

    medisyn Been here awhile

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    I have tried 4 brand new o-rings that were lightly oiled and a new filter cover, plus new from honda bolts.

    BuRPsa I will do what you suggest. I think that is the only way, short of replacing it. Should I use/order new gaskets for the clutch cover and between the engine and cover? Or are they reusable? Thanks again guys for all your help.
  16. atravlr

    atravlr Been here awhile

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    My bike stuttered and stalled, after losing power while riding aprroximately 5 miles. It seemed like it ran out of gas. Started right up on first kick then sputtered and cough for a few seconds then cleared. Drove for a few miles and the same thing happened but at least the bike did not quit. This pattern continued for 2 miles until I got it home. As I peered under my Acerbis large tank I could see tiny bubbles in the gas line hose from the tank to the carb. Tried the next day and after a 3+ miles the same thing occured, same small bubbles almost foam like. I do have a small in line filter. Any answers or similiar problems corrected from my fellow inmates would be appreciated
  17. Shibby!

    Shibby! Long timer

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    That's strange...

    I'd rule out the vents by removing and blowing them out to confirm they are clear. Next, take your fuel filter off and put fuel through it the wrong way (dumping fuel into a waste container). Confirm it flows well.

    Test.

    If still an issue, pop the bowl off and see if everything is clean and the float still works.

    Check out the pilot jet while your in there confirming it's clean and clear. Don't go reaming it out with something, but confirm no build-up or blockage.

    I can't explain the foam/bubbles because the carb isn't pressurized.

    Really dumb question, but when were the valves last checked?
  18. jm-2008

    jm-2008 Been here awhile

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  19. atravlr

    atravlr Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the help. I did check the float bowl and no water. I will check everything else on your recommendations. Thank you men for the quick response.
  20. mitchn06

    mitchn06 Been here awhile

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    after spending several months on dodgeforum.com, i got the pickup mods/maintenance/ideas out of the way, several months on garagejournal.com, i got the ambition to get the garage how i see better fit (only lived in the house one year) got all my ideas and a plan for the garage down. now somehow i landed back on ADV. i was twenty five pages behind, but i got all caught up and now i'm ready to go again!!! YEEHAA