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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by CSMonte, Dec 8, 2008.
So you’ve gone “hightech”?
I use solid copper 14 ga insulated house wire.
So, Another high tech solution... Strap it down any way you can and don't worry about the dampening that a bit of stretchy rubber provides.
Tell that to a 5.8 gallon tank... Don't worry about it...
How about cutting out the rubber and using nylon webbing on the factory rings. Will damp a little and the bit of stock cable will give the strength it needs. Make the webbing just a bit short and stretch it into place.
JAB, those are the considerations passing through my mind. How to make, alter, or rebuild one.
Of course the cable part of it is an overly long safety harness should the rubber break and you are doing a flip in the air. It’s way too long to rely on to keep things in place.
Some day I will get something fabricated. Just looking to what/if anyone has a good start on that. Keep the ideas coming...
I keep a couple new straps in the parts bin, but am tired of breaking them on one 600 or another. Besides, they aint cheap!
The temporary fix I put on my friend’s 95 seems to be holding up and I’ve already had it on and off a few times.
I put a fix on it because the last time I mentioned having spares to a buddy, it was like... wow, thanks... see ya...time to order more. Like I said in original post... sick of it.
I already had a double ring and a ribbon of cloth. Holds well and does not weaken. Most helmets have this mounting system. I didn't know Honda was planning rubber there
This is perfect.
Finally got the frame and hubs back from powder coating, time to start re lacing the wheels
Can ya elaborate to the peanut gallery how you come up with the correct offset of the hub , did you take a measurement before
you tore it down or does the manual talk about this ? How bout if you were using a diff width hoop , how would you decipher
offset ? Thanks
The spec is in the OE service manual.
I knew you'd know that .
Guessing it's the same for an R and L .
Sure. As mcma111 noted the offset dimension is listed. But....lets say you have no idea what it should be.
As you can see I have the swingarm mounted to my mill, but you could use a sturdy table or bench. I measured where centerline of the swing arm is and marked center using tape streched taught across the two arms. Basically I have tape across the two sides filling in the void where the wheel would be, and a line representing center drawn down the middle.
Leave enough room to install the bare hub with all the spacers and fixings included. You can see I have the center of the hub wrapped in tape with a line on it.
Centerline determined on the swingarm/tape is now transfered on the the hub where you have tape wound on the center (you can still see this in my photos).
You now have a centerline on the hub to work from if needed. Remove the tape when your done!
I hope this helps, I didn’t take pictures of all the setups.
Here is the front rim offset measure.
Made some progress today
I needed a CA Plated bike so picked this up today. Had a 97' XR600 and brought back a sh*t ton of memories. PO was at Sea Level so will re-jet and clean carb.
^ Congratulations - that's a fine looking bike!
Thank you for that. Look forward to re-learning about the XR600, what parts mix with other bikes etc etc.
My other ride i just finished.