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

  1. texas123

    texas123 Been here awhile

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    This bike runs soooo much better with 10w-40 rather than 20w-50. Especially in the cold winter 50* days we have in Houston. I also verified the valves clearance, still perfect after 3,500 miles. I had a couple of questions if somebody could help me. 2014 XR650L with 11,500 miles, stock. 135' altitude.
    1. The enrichment screw under the carb only moves 1/4 turn in either direction. I "tightened" it to lean it out a little. Will this make much of a difference at all? and will tightening the screw lean the mixture?
    2. Does this plug look okay after 3,500 miles?
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  2. trippin green

    trippin green Been here awhile

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    Your plug looks pretty good, no sign of over rich or lean, and it looks like your head isn't getting too hot. I wouldn't had messed with your idle air screw unless there was an idling issue (and I would have looked into cleaning first instead of adjusting if was running right prior to needing attention)

    Typically every one Richens their idle air by turning it out slightly further than the stock adjustment allows, they either grind the tab on the screw or float bowl to enable this feature.
  3. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer Supporter

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    Grind the tab on float bowl, then you still have the tab on the screw to turn it with.
  4. Pete Behn

    Pete Behn Been here awhile

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    Just wondering what it is about the plug that indicates the head is not getting too hot. Thanks.
  5. mrfixit54016

    mrfixit54016 Wisconsin Dual Sporter

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  6. ricardoguitars

    ricardoguitars Been here awhile

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  7. mrmushman

    mrmushman Adventurer

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    Put on Manracks subframe supports this afternoon. First one went on easy the second one was a bitch. Waiting for dinner now - jalapeno poppers, italian sausage and green beans. Want to get my wrenching done b4 the good weather arrives.
  8. trippin green

    trippin green Been here awhile

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    End of the threads still black while insulator is brown. So the plug is staying cool enough to not turn white ashy.
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  9. FlatlandKSBrett

    FlatlandKSBrett Been here awhile

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    I'll just leave this here.....

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  10. ricardoguitars

    ricardoguitars Been here awhile

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    I have a bike that looks a lot like those.
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  11. Motorius

    Motorius Road trippin' Supporter

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  12. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Just rode the BMW up 'n down the block a couple times. Boy does this thing feel weird after riding XR's for the last decade. I've got a couple things to do to call it a wrap. Windshield, right mirror and hand guard then engine bash plate.

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  13. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC Supporter

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    Is that a Renazco seat? It's hard to tell from the pic but the stitching is in the right place.

    -Barron
  14. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Yep. That’s my first Renazco seat. Also have a solo for the BMW. Two XRL’s and the KTM 625 SMC all have them
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  15. Bent Phorx

    Bent Phorx Long timer Supporter

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    Renazco is the bomb!

    Funny coincidence, I just pulled a Renazco off of one of my bikes to send off for some tuning and tweaking on the CW bike... Sending the bike off to a super duper beyond famous fellow perfectionist. Details to follow soon...
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  16. Pete Behn

    Pete Behn Been here awhile

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    Is Renazco still in business? Their website does not show up. Says something about being unavailable.
  17. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC Supporter

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    I got the same thing. They are awesome to work with. Here's their email...

    info@renazco.com

    -Barron
  18. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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  19. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Does this mean I have to go hang out over at the Old's Cool/Airheads group ??

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  20. baldman1

    baldman1 Long timer

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    Their seat site is down.