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Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,699
Posted By Janosh
Back Again

My XL 600 R lost compression so I took it apart a few years ago. Couldn't figure out what to do so I took advantage of an 81 XR 500 I picked up for $200, Someone had taken the cam cover off and...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-17-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 2,331
Views: 621,108
Posted By Janosh
Thanks for the pics and the reminder, at 69 I...

Thanks for the pics and the reminder, at 69 I suppose should be mindful. I just got my 81 XR500R running.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2009, 02:01 AM
Replies: 13,542
Views: 1,380,473
Posted By Janosh
wrong page

Sorry, where am I? Oh yeah, 13-15 and 41-44 lets see....big drive gear , smallwheel gear. Try 15/41. I think thats what my 83 had when it would do 100
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2009, 01:49 AM
Replies: 13,542
Views: 1,380,473
Posted By Janosh
old picture?

You must have taken that picture when it was new.
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13,542
Views: 1,380,473
Posted By Janosh
Nice 83 XL600R

Your bike looks almost new compared to mine. I don't have instruments, headlight fareing, or directionals. Other than that they look the same except for the gas tank and tires. What kind of tires...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13,542
Views: 1,380,473
Posted By Janosh
Knobby

Knobby's run great for me, but I don't do many long road trips. I run lots of dirt roads, and sandy rocky beach, so I need them. If you don't need them then enduros would be better?! Hell I love my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2009, 03:12 AM
Replies: 13,542
Views: 1,380,473
Posted By Janosh
Thank you Zombie

Thank you Zombie
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13,542
Views: 1,380,473
Posted By Janosh
Not soo insane

That seems like a very logical succesion of bikes to me, uncle dirt.
Then again I'm pretty much insane so what do I know.
You are very right about the turn signals though. You need the right...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2009, 01:42 AM
Replies: 13,542
Views: 1,380,473
Posted By Janosh
Kiss

I'm about to pull my 83 apart for the first time and am wondering about the kickstart compression release. I don't know , but my gut tells me to remove or at least disable it. Has any of you dealt...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13,542
Views: 1,380,473
Posted By Janosh
Yeah the rack came off last year

Yeah the rack came off last year
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2009, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13,542
Views: 1,380,473
Posted By Janosh
Been busy

I got my 83 xl600r a year and a half ago and been getting to know it. I have never enjoyed a bike this much. It lost compression the other day and I'm too dam busy to stop and tear it down so it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2009, 03:32 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,611
Posted By Janosh
I don't know how that happened I replied on a...

I don't know how that happened I replied on a different thread and wound up here. Good thing though I will be getting to the carbs soon enough. Had a great day bombing around a set of undeveloped...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2009, 03:19 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,611
Posted By Janosh
The directional problem sounds like a bad bulb,...

The directional problem sounds like a bad bulb, connection, or socket. The headlight problem sounds like a bad switch or connections.
I've rewired bikes before and someone else rewired my Xl before...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By Janosh
Before buying new parts

How are you checking for spark? A fouled plug will keep the bike from starting so if your checking spark with the plug pulled and looking at the gap you could be fooled. Make sure the plug is well...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 474
Posted By Janosh
*3 XL600R Voltage Problem

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Forum: The Garage 06-21-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 158,940
Posted By Janosh
Displace or Draw

The way WD deals with moistrure apears to be that it absorbes it, then the distilates evaporate leaving the moisture behind which then ocidizes with the metal.
This is why the Navy banned it's use...
Forum: The Garage 06-20-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,413
Posted By Janosh
Energy

I think you missed my point about atomic energy which is that energy conversion is not just one principal, but may employ other principles as well some that we are just learning.
Another point you...
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,413
Posted By Janosh
Sceptical

Thank you for being sckeptical. I hope you are suspicious as well.
H2 and O2 are Rocket fuel. When you charge batteries that's what you get. So, you have a battery bank, and a wind generator and...
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2008, 07:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,413
Posted By Janosh
A Bomb

There is a lot more energy available than you might think if you know How.
How much energy goes into making an atomic Bomb compared to how much you get out of it. Believe me, there is a lot of...
Forum: Alaska 06-17-2008, 02:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,396
Posted By Janosh
Valdez

Hey, i just stumbled onto your thread. I live down in Homer. Have you taken the road to Chitna and McCarthy? It's been a few years, since I've been to Valdez, but I white water rafted out of kenny...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 8,213
Views: 2,270,095
Posted By Janosh
I 5

I hate the freeways. Take the back roads through the mountains. You won't be sorry. Those Freeways are Nuts. The reason a big bike is better on the freeway is you have a chance to get the hell...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2008, 02:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By Janosh
Parts Failure

I haven't had my 83 Xl600R a month yet so I can't be the judge of what will wear out first, but here's my approach to this and just about all my equipment.
Get a good Shop Manual
Follow the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By Janosh
Cannabals and lead

Cannabalism would solve Overpopulation, Global Warming, and the Food Shortage Crises. People would be much more respectfull.
Use large lead bullets rather than shot though, they are easier to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By Janosh
Well thank you very much!! I needed that. Yes,...

Well thank you very much!!
I needed that. Yes, Yes, and YES!
You wonderful people have shown me the error of my thinking, and I came away with tinfoil for that remote time when the powers that be...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By Janosh
Just because I'm Paranoid doesn't mean their not...

Just because I'm Paranoid doesn't mean their not out to get us.

I've been looking through Clymer, and there is just enough info to not rule out the possiblity of a conversion, but no where near...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By Janosh
Good suggestion, A spare engine would be...

Good suggestion, A spare engine would be perfect.
For now I'll just get a spare CDI for the tool kit, and wrap the one in the Bike with tinfoil. I'm pretty sure that will give me all the shielding...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2008, 01:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By Janosh
I guess you must be right, that's why I asked. My...

I guess you must be right, that's why I asked. My 78 KZ750 twin had them but I wanted a better Bike for the back roads and trails here in Alaska and my chopped KZ is just to heavy and unresposive so...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By Janosh
Ok, yes a vacuum or centrifugal advance and a...

Ok, yes a vacuum or centrifugal advance and a lobe for the shaft is what I need.
I've been a little paranoid of electronic ignitions since A trucker friend was bragging about how he could stall...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By Janosh
I should have answered that question in the...

I should have answered that question in the original post.
There is nothing wrong with the CDI except it is vulnerable to electronic interfearence. It can be disabled by nearby electrical...
Forum: Americas 06-13-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By Janosh
Weather or Not

I made the trip back in 93 on a 78 KZ 750 Twin. I started 40 mi. North of the mexican Boarder in the California Cleavland National Forrest.
I stoped at my sisters and got snowed in for three days...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By Janosh
Points Conversion Question

I'd like to convert my 83 XL600R to a points ignition system and do away with the electronics. I know I need a cam to open them, and can fab up something, but appreciate any experience or shortcuts....
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By Janosh
Points Anyone?

I'd very much like to replace the electronic Ignition on my 83 XL600R with a cam and Points so I can do away with the electronics. Has anyone out there done this or know if it has been done.. I...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 158,940
Posted By Janosh
WD Mistake?

Back in 66 I was in the Navy and they banned the use of WD40 due to the fact it draws moisture. Spraying unprotected steel with it leaves a coat of rust the next day in a humid environment. Of...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,413
Posted By Janosh
Hydrogen source

I know a little about hydrogen production, and it seems that to get it without consuming fuel is the way to go. A windmill with large sails works well in low wind conditions having large torque and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 73,618
Posted By Janosh
Lurker Tricks

I like the Exhaust modification , and I can see where the flipper could come in handy, but I think Id rather just cover the plate if I had to rather than clutter up my bile with gangster accessories....
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 78,595
Views: 8,598,897
Posted By Janosh
Meat Thermometer

Smiles on the Meat Thermometer mchester! I'm gonna get one for the 83 XL 600 R
Many Thanks even though It wasn't me that asked
Janosh
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 73,618
Posted By Janosh
Non Traditional restoration

Pardon me if I step on any toes, I just found this website.
Bitsnpieces for sure. I just found and bought an 83 XL 600 R myself that has been stripped of everything for the road. I made head and...
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