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

  1. Grayjet

    Grayjet Ride on!

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    Thanks for the replies, fellas. I will check out ebay and go from there. I need to redo my front as well; it doesn't feel as strong as it used to. I suppose the 20 year old brake line could be the culprit.

  2. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    Braided lines aren't that expensive.
  3. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    This is one of the top 10 posts ever.

    RZ Rob
  4. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    This one's pretty good too though.

    RZ Rob
  5. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    :lol3...thanks Rob..gotta tease Fritz a little or he won`t feel loved:wink:


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  6. Broken Wings

    Broken Wings Been here awhile

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    I bought a new 2013 XR650L and was looking for the tool kit... I figured it was stashed in the battery compartment/box because it wasn't in the little red bag on the back of the fender.:lol3

    Do you not get a Tool Kit with a new XR?:jjen

    Not that I'm real upset about not getting one as the tool kits that I've gotten in the past weren't anything special but the larger box end spanners with the flattened tube extension worked to loosen the axle nut. The two piece design wasn't bad.
  7. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    This pic shows how much it sticks out compared to the side panels...
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    Spraying the switch may not solve the problem. I had to pull the switch completely apart and clean it good to get mine working again.

    Taking a start/stop switch apart
  8. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    Thanks for reminding me; that was a great post. :nod I bookmarked it this time. :D

    Spud :beer
  9. super samurai

    super samurai Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the list, this helps!

    Its a garage queen as all my toys are.
  10. Jud

    Jud Long timer

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    Don't know if y'all remember or not but earlier last week I was chasing an oil leak. I bought the bike with the leak and the PO said it was the neutral safety swith. I assumed it was and when I needed to change out the chain and sprockets, I figured it would be the perfect time to fix the leak. Since the PO said it was the NSW, I just had that in my head and when I saw the boot on the stator wires torn up, I relayed that here where I was quickly reminded it wasn't the NSW but the stator wire boot.

    I be-guammed the grommet and boot with permatex ultra grey and hoped it would fix it. Nope,,,,,, but not what you are thinking I bet. Believe it or not, it's the clutch actuator rod thingy that's leaking. Only leaks during high rpm runs like when you're on the hwy. It would leak and fall over the backside {toward the starter} and onto the stator wires then down the side of the case which is why I thought,,,, and I reckon the PO thought it was coming from behind the chain/sprocket cover. I popped some seal sweller in and if that doesn't work, I'll replace the seal. I know ya'll are thinking the seal sweller is snake oil but man,,,,,, I've had good luck on several occasions including a Trans Lab trip where I was on Newfoundland when my countershaft seal started leaking bad, real bad. I used twice the recomended amount of some seal swealer I got from Canadian Tire. With a day or two it stopped the leak completely and it stayed stopped for about two-three months and a few thousand miles. Ironically, I paid someone to "fix" it and they didn't bend the tabs back over the bolt heads to lock them in place. The seal blew out while riding and I didn't notice it till it pumped the engine dry. Wonder I didn't bust my ass with all the oil on the tire. I will say that DL650 engines will run without oil, at least for awhile with no ill results as that was about 20K miles ago!

    Any who, I took the opportunity to do a battery relocation. I have decided to use heavy duty industrial velcro to hold the CDI on the right side of the airbox behind the side cover {it's a tight fit but a heat gun on the side cover will fix that} and will also be placing the starter solenoid under the same side cover, placing the solenoid on the very edge of the top of the air box. I think the fuse "box" will bolt on the side too. The CDI "should be fine since in addition to the velcro, it will be sandwitched between the airbox and the side panel. If I notice any movement or slippage, I'll use some sheet metal screws to attach a couple of angle aluminium to the bottom and sides to further capture the CDI. Same with the solenoid if it's not as secure as I want.

    BTW, is that where y'all moved that stuff too? Battery will go on top of the airbox after I ground the airbox inlet lip down. Also ground a ridge down on the underside of the seat. I think that's where most of your placed your battery. Mine's a bit tight because I used a 8 cell Li-Iron instead of the normal 4 cell because I've had bad luck with the recommended size cranking the engine when cold and I ride alot in cold weather {well, as cold as N.E. Ga. gets:lol3}.

    I actually thought about putting the CDI in the airbox but thought against it based on reduced airflow and the constant oily conditions inside there. I know vecro wouldn't work in there, was gonna drill a couple of holes and use a zip-tie, then silicon the holes. But,,,,, don't think I'll worry with that now.:1drink
  11. super samurai

    super samurai Been here awhile

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    I believe they do, you'll want the spark plug socket for sure.
  12. Jud

    Jud Long timer

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    Another BTW,,,,, I have a 42mm Mikuni that I have put on awhile back. I bought it used and it had some rather wierd jetting. It's too rich and I bought some jets from XRs Only. Supposedly, I bought one of each, the jets for roughly 1-2K feet {aftermarket pipe only}, then one over and one under. Once I get the battery relocation done, I'll yank the tank and start rejetting.

    I've noticed y'all are using the Kiehn FCR,,,,,, is there a reason y'all like it over the 42mm Mikuni that XR's Only sells? Eventually, I'll get around to getting someone to split the cases, add my NSX650 2nd and FMX650 5th gears, a big bore and cam. Maybe get a CW head and big fins. Till then,,,, bench racing is fun I suppose.
  13. Walterxr650l

    Walterxr650l Long timer

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    Honda quit adding the tool kit back about 2007 or 2008. I don't remember for sure which. It is still available, you just have to buy it separately. I recommend buying the spark plug wrench, and then making up the rest of your tool kit yourself.

    Walter
  14. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    That's not right. My '06 came with one. It was in the pouch with the owners manuals. I sometimes suspect dealers keep them to sell later, but if they don't come with anymore, that's just not right.

    RZ Rob
  15. Broken Wings

    Broken Wings Been here awhile

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    Yea, that's a shame. Maybe I'll write a letter to Honda.
  16. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    No, did you remember to send it?
  17. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Honda or course does sell a tool kit.

    Here's mine. The 6" Crescent ( adjustable spanner ) opens to 24MM for the axle. The Vice grip is a do all tool and can be a shifter in a pinch. The Motion Pro spark plug socket used with 3/8 to 1/4 drive adaptor gets the plug out and doubles as a screw driver handle with a custom made bit adaptor. I carry a lot more than I need for my bike so that I can lend assistances to lees well prepared Adventurers I may encounter on my journeys.

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    And you need these. Best channel lock type tool ever made. Knipex brand.
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  18. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    Yup........but it takes about 6 friggin weeks to get to the other side of the world i guess:lol3

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  19. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Too bad you live on that side. :rofl
  20. Broken Wings

    Broken Wings Been here awhile

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    That's a nice set. Knipex tools are excellent and you get what you pay for...

    Is the Motion Pro socket the 18mm?

    If you don't mind me asking, where did you get the nice tool roll?