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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    yeah they did. Marko had one....
  2. pngaudioguy

    pngaudioguy Just...one...more...

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    Had another thought as I was firing up the grill for dinner - what if I cut off the broken bolts, take the muffler apart and remove the broken parts, then drill out all the holes and use rivet nuts or similar? Thoughts? :ear
  3. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    That procedure will work. :nod Some mufflers are manufactured with rivets only. With those mufflers it is standard procedure to drill out the rivets to disassemble the muffler, and install new rivets upon re-assembly.

    Spud :beer
  4. Gone14s

    Gone14s Been here awhile

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    I would cut the heads off with a small cutting disk and punch the other ends into the can. When you get the can apart you can recover the bolt ends. I have a rivet gun so I would put the end back on with rivets myself.

    Kurt
  5. pngaudioguy

    pngaudioguy Just...one...more...

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    Good info to know from both of you - thanks. I guess my concern with rivets is that this is the older style Supertrapp with exposed discs, not the newer internal discs and turndown endcap. The bolts are about 3" long, and hold the discs and flat endcap onto the muffler, so I don't think I'll be able to use normal rivets for it. I'll get the bolts cut off, clean it out and see what looks like it'll be most sturdy. Going to be ordering from McMaster anyway, since I haven't found anywhere that sells stuff like that in Belgium, so any connector is fair game.
  6. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    :nod
    Thanks for posting the good tips. :D Prayer also helps. :deal

    I'm keeping my tire pressure at 26 psi, but I'm going to install rim locks this riding season. I'm getting too old to crash on pavement, and I still get the chills remembering how I dodged the bullet last time. :yikes

    [​IMG]

    Spud :beer
  7. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    Thanks Bomber!
  8. Gone14s

    Gone14s Been here awhile

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    I bought my 95 XR650L with only 7900 miles on her. The bike is bone stock. Needless to say I have been doing quite a few mods that have read here on this thread.

    I ride most of the time just under 4000 feet and venture to 9000 feet every so often. Most of the rides consist of hard or soft dirt tree line riding. I do live at sea level.

    I have done research here in the threads about the carb mod and jetting for the exhaust. I have a FMF Q4 coming and a set of 55-155 jets coming for the bike.
    I plan on drilling the slider holes out to 5/32 holes.

    Question:
    Do I need to shim the needle with the larger jets or try it with out.??

    Thanks Kurt
  9. tractor4play

    tractor4play Been here awhile

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    the clutch casing from the xr and xl 600 will not fit on my rfvc 650
    (im doing the kickstart upgrade)
    as its a 1997ish model with the large oil pump.
    has anybody solved this problem rather than swapping in the smaller pump?
    i would like to keep the high output pump as the motor will be big bored and fat cam etc.
    its a 1997 slr 650 bottom end with twin carb head.
  10. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    I think I've always been too old for crashing on pavement. I looped out my NX250 and RD 200 in college. You would think I could wheelie better by now, but I'm still a wuss. CW power definitely helps lengthen the power wheelies.
  11. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    Shim it. The richer mid range it provides contributes a lot to the improved ridability of the bike. Use (I think, Spud may correct me) a #4 washer.
  12. Dooga

    Dooga Adventure Tourer

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    Which fork brace did you go with?
  13. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    No XRL?

    Pfff. Amateur...

















    :lol3
  14. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    I've got one on my bike. It came on my 04 so I never had anything to compare with...until I got the 08, with no brace.
    I just installed it on the 08 a week ago. They do make a difference.

    Hey Dooga, do you ever post in the regional's section? Lots of ADVer's in NOVA and Virginia in general. I'll be posting a RTE soon so check the RTE thread in my sig line.
  15. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    I live at 4,600 feet above sea level, and ride to 10,400 feet above sea level. I enlarged the holes in the carburetor slider and shimmed the jet needle; my bike runs great. :D

    Spud :beer
  16. Gone14s

    Gone14s Been here awhile

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    Thanks Spud, most what I have read on the mod's comes from you. I did get the shim kit at the same place I bought the jets. I have done the carb. mods the the KLR650 also and the carb. mod for this bike seems about the same.

    Kurt
  17. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    See this video...:deal

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Kmcw4qMzAGc?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Your muffler doesn't have the bolts that hold the core in, the muffler inlet clamp holds it together.

    :freaky
  18. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    What year XR cover do you have? IIRC the 95 and later XR600 has the bigger oil pump so the cover from one of those should work.

    If you can't find a cover just have your XRL cover machined for the kicker shaft. Buy the XR shaft seal.
  19. smokeeater495

    smokeeater495 Been here awhile

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    When I shimmed mine I just went to the hardware store and got one that was the correct size diameter. I wasn't completely satisfied with initial set-up due to 10% ethanol here in Indiana. Rejetted up one size and also checked thickness of washer with micrometer. Dave's Mods calls for 0.020-0.030" thickness. The washer was 0.018. So I went back to hardware with my mic. The washers were all over the board. Finally found one 0.028". The bike starts, idles, and runs better.
  20. tractor4play

    tractor4play Been here awhile

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    im not sure what year the xr clutch cover is and getting machine work done around here is difficult.
    although i like what your saying about the 1995 and on xr 600.
    that solution sounds too easy surely theres a catch.
    thanks for the quick reply.