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

  1. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC Supporter

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    All this talk about three wheelers.... I thought I'd just leave this pic here. It's from another XR650L thread I follow.

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    -Barron
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  2. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8 Supporter

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    It looks dangerous and that riding it is a lot of fun!!!
  3. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8 Supporter

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    Grind the bevel on the inside ID till you can get the retainer plate on.
  4. tallbob

    tallbob Been here awhile

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    Pic of my new to me 08. I like it!
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  5. XRHondafan

    XRHondafan Long timer

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    Exactly - these engines don’t spit that much oil
  6. XRHondafan

    XRHondafan Long timer

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    #xrlife
  7. XRHondafan

    XRHondafan Long timer

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    This was the separator that Jim Connolly developed. There is no doubt at sustained high revs the xr will spit oil.

    The Jim Connolly separator had steel wool inside it and as you said was plumbed into the side of the engine.

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  8. Onederer

    Onederer Crunch Nugget

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    I've got several hundred $ of parts waiting to go on it. The only things I'm keeping are the frame and forks, but they'll be painted a different color.

    Someone actually put a good bit of time into building it, although some stuff is obviously scrounged parts. All those holes in the frame and fork gussets are drilled, not punched, and they're spaced really well. That took some time. It's got a hydraulic, cable operated disc brake on the rear sprocket.

    By engine speed, the way it was geared, it'd run 40mph. Ummmm...not with this hombre. Going to gear it for 25mph, which is still coccyx breaking speed.
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  9. john.thorp

    john.thorp Titan of Industry Supporter

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    here he is again folks, the town fool.

    haven’t been riding as much since is cold, every time i do it’s got a weak start. makes me sad. fired up strong as hell right up until three weeks ago.

    this is my battery, this is my tender. somethings wrong?

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  10. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    I have the shorai.
    Lithium batteries have less amps when cold. You can turn on the headlight for a couple minutes before cranking and warm the battery. Cranking can drain it before it has a chance to warm.
    At 40F in my garage it cranks more slowly but starts reliably.

    If that tender does simple trickle charging it's OK, desulfating is bad for LiFePOS.

    If you charge at all you need to be sure the voltge does not go above the never-exceed coltage, I think it's 14.3?

    Lithium batteries have a lower max acceptable voltage when cold, it's a lithium thing.
  11. msteward

    msteward Long timer

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    They sell a different charger for lith batteries also.
  12. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    I use my battery tender to boost it up over the winter once in awhile, but the lithiums have very small self-discharge so really just needs a touch up infrequently.
    I don't see a need leave a lithium on a tender.
  13. john.thorp

    john.thorp Titan of Industry Supporter

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    this is all making sense. it *does* start reliably now that i think about it. it’s not like an actual weak battery like i’ve had before where it gets weaker and weaker and weaker.

    i’ll leave the headlight on before my next start and see what happens. i’m sure you’re absolutely right, but i can at least report back another data point
  14. sdf

    sdf Let's Ride

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    Are you trying to charge a 12 volt system with a 6 volt charger? There might be your problem.
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  15. LexLeroy

    LexLeroy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Supporter

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    I think that it's 14.6 / 14.7 max charging voltage. At least that's what used to be posted on the Antigravity web site.

    Good reason to check your R/R output before popping for an expensive LiFePO4 battery.
  16. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer Supporter

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    DO we really need a lithium battery? Such a small weight gain for all the hassle!
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  17. Steve246

    Steve246 Adventurer

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    Good season commuting here in Wisconsin. 82 commutes on the 650L, 30 commutes on my wife's F650 for a total of 5488 miles. 015.JPG 018.JPG
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  18. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    DING DING DING

    We have a winner. :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap


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  19. arkansawyer

    arkansawyer Long timer

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    Mine was over 4 lbs difference. That weight is out on the end of the bike up high. It made a small difference in some situations. If you're just riding on the pavement, probably won't notice.

    There's about a 50lb difference in the XR600R and XR650L. My off brand lithium battery gets not quite 10% of that back. Never had mine on a charger after about 4-5 years.
  20. JonBu

    JonBu Been here awhile

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    What is transmission inspection procedure? It is not cycling through the gears.

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