Honda CRF500L Owners

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Scutty, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Scutty

    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider

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    Flip - can you tell me exactly what you ordered from Talon?

    Also, I don;t miss that loom work, your photos bring back some memories!
  2. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    I can get you the code that is used on there system, I have to call them tomorrow
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    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    Quick fire answer needed here, the cam cover needs to come off to rectify (weld) this glued on patch, have any of the longer term owners removed it 'inframe' ...?? I can't remember how it sits in conjunction with the surrounding frame/headstock as I lay here wondering Screenshot_20210514-063748_Gallery.jpg
  4. Scutty

    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider

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    My engine must sit a little lower than yours as I still have that vent untouched with a gap to the tank.
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    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    ....and all your plastics fit bang on..?? What brand tank you fitted ? This one is Bill's and an Acerbis, my Chinese rep one hindered the cambox breather and still bares down on the pipe leaving this breather... surely your engine can't be 20/30mm lower, the gearbox sprocket can only sit at one height adjacent to the swingarm pivot tube..??!! very strange Scutty
  6. Scutty

    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider

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    If the sprocket is fixed, the engine can rotate forward and be lower? My headstock (tube above the lap joints, not sure if thats the right name) is lapped out a bit but I have clearance (Clarance) below my Acerbis tank.
  7. sitz

    sitz Been here awhile

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    Finally got the bike and the majority of the part for my build dropped off at, you know. the builder. Here's a question from the builder: the interlocking clamps for the down tubes; did folks use 4130 clamps like this:

    https://trail-gear.com/builder-parts/chromoly-interlocking-tube-clamps.html

    Or something out of mild steel. If mild steel, where did you source them? If 4130, any gotchas with regards to welding them? My builder seems reluctant to try welding 4130 clamps to the frame; first time I've worked with him, and I don't know enough metallurgy to carry on a coherent conversation.
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    Brick Top Been here awhile

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    My interlocking clamps are mild steel. I will make my own,
    E-mail @Samtech79 I think he came up with the idea.
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    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    Thought worth a quick mention for those still suffering with fuel pump/camcover clearance issues. We bent the outlet pipe closer and twisted it slightly with no heat whatsoever needed and still gives the QR connection hose end full rotation.

    @Scutty sorry still yet to call Talon, Monday coming


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  10. sitz

    sitz Been here awhile

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    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    LEAN ANGLE SENSOR..... We want to do away with it on a different build using my old 250L engine. I've measured the resistance (860 ohms) but thought this was a switch not a variable resistance transducer of some sorts. It feeds into the ECU so plays a role. Anyone done away with it and if yes, how..??
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    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    Some encouragement for future and current builders...!!! Coming together nicely and very effectively with the nasty jobs that tend to fight you back. Tank sits in its place with zero interference and TB fitment super tight... 20210527_173944.jpg
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    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    Getting the plastics to fit, what a faff-on....!!! Just the headlight assembly, footrests, brake and gear levers and sump guard to go now before we present it to the Gods of Registration :(

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    Brick Top Been here awhile

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    The rear tank and low exhaust is growing on me. Looks great!
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    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    It's main task in life will be 'travel' so unless yours will be the tanks are a heavy addition BT...
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    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    @Scutty Pen paper and wallet at the ready..???

    Talon codes for ordering : FRONT - TW910DBKBK60, REAR - TW803LBKBK60
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    Interesting. Couple of questions: Is that the 10L Yamaha WR tank? And what sort of luggage system is going to be used on this bike? I've been looking at increasing fuel capacityin my build beyond the 3.5g up front, but in a way which allows for a full set of panniers (of some sort).
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    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    Wild Bill is using Giant Loop soft luggage on this bike and it looks like it will fit snug against the Safari tank. I'll drop a tape across it today for a reference but if you go for pannier rack loops for hard luggage then they'll have to be custom made to fit .
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    sitz Been here awhile

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    My only worry with giant loop bags is if they'd put binding pressure on the tank lobes, pressing them towards each other. Well, 'worry' may be overstating it. I'd want to test that before taking a trip of a couple of thousand miles, tho. I'll be interested in what you measure for overall width; putting heavy bags on racks which stick out an extra few inches makes for a wide ride and (I'm guessing) some interesting leverage one would need to strengthen against. On a related note, have you been reinforcing the rear subframe at all? As I recall @Samtech79 did, but I haven't found any pics of specifically what he did.
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    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    Oi oi, a brace of C5's...... 20210619_114213.jpg 20210619_114242.jpg
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