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Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 11:03 PM
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Posted By m2h
Hi Klaus, What tank is that? and what capacity?...

Hi Klaus, What tank is that? and what capacity? Bike looks good man!
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 10:59 PM
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Posted By m2h
Just a thought, maybe a sticky throttle cable? ...

Just a thought, maybe a sticky throttle cable? Try adding a light return spring to the slide lifter quadrant and see if it gets rid of the hang when moving. It may fix the idle hang too. I polished...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 10:34 PM
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Posted By m2h
Hi Oggie:D If you only replaced your gasket did...

Hi Oggie:D If you only replaced your gasket did you reset your valve clearances ? They can be out by a considerable amount after the top cover is removed. The rocker is probably holding down a valve...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 04:36 PM
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Posted By m2h
Front light

Hi Guys, Having a little issue with my front halogen bulb. Awhile back was coming home at night started up and thought "it's a bit dark?" Oh, no low beam! Switched to high and fine- off I went....
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 10:47 PM
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Posted By m2h
Hi Sam, when you've tried all the other advice re...

Hi Sam, when you've tried all the other advice re the speedo if it still wont work it could be the inner cable has shortened up over time and the square isn't long enough to go into the speedo drive....
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 03:46 PM
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Posted By m2h
Not really dude. The seals etc are easy enough,...

Not really dude. The seals etc are easy enough, the problem is that the nitrogen gas has to be injected with the oil in the right proportion. Sent mine to a suspension expert, did a great job,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 05:47 PM
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Posted By m2h
Yep it does. The pipes not the war bit!!:rofl...

Yep it does. The pipes not the war bit!!:rofl glad to see you're just about to reap the rewards of your extensive endeavours. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 01:51 AM
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Posted By m2h
If you haven't had head or cylinder shaved as...

If you haven't had head or cylinder shaved as suggested it is probable chain/sprockets are worn. had similar on mine replaced top and bottom sprockets and chain and horizontal marks lined up fine. if...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 07:28 PM
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Posted By m2h
Know how you feel bro :cry Had a bit of that with...

Know how you feel bro :cry Had a bit of that with mine. Seems the deeper you dig the more shit you're in. Looks like you're near to the end of tunnel. You can see the light!!:clap (and just hope its...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 02:36 PM
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Posted By m2h
Yep. If you do the above and don't already have...

Yep. If you do the above and don't already have one fit an oil cooler. Plenty of posts in this thread on the subject:D Well worth the effort.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By m2h
:huh Sorry to butt in on this mate, just wondered...

:huh Sorry to butt in on this mate, just wondered if we are still ok with the tacho offer? Pm'd you. Is it still available?
Regards
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 12:03 PM
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Posted By m2h
Looks like a well stocked garage you have there...

Looks like a well stocked garage you have there Steve:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 07:27 PM
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Posted By m2h
Hi, thanks for the offer yeah mine is cable...

Hi, thanks for the offer yeah mine is cable driven. Maybe you could PM me with a pic and if its ok we can arrange payment.
Thanks i'll be rapt if it fits :clap The tacho is about the only thing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 04:02 PM
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Posted By m2h
Hi Stu I have an '86 600r for which I have been...

Hi Stu I have an '86 600r for which I have been looking for a tacho. If Shortlife doesn't need it ( I think US models have a warning light box that sits where the tacho is ) I would be more than...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 12:52 AM
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Posted By m2h
Bluhduh Hi, I recently had my original shock rebuilt as...

Hi, I recently had my original shock rebuilt as the shaft was pitted and my rear wheel was so out of balance it eventually leaked oil. It appears that the seals etc are fairly standard and I had a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2013, 05:00 PM
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Posted By m2h
Have a look at "Dans motorcycle reapair" site....

Have a look at "Dans motorcycle reapair" site. www.dansmc.com (http://www.dansmc.com) He gives a lot of good stuff on bikes including a breakin bit. He makes a lot of sense on this. I followed it on...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2013, 03:34 PM
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Posted By m2h
The cooler was off a Kawasaki 750 I think. I...

The cooler was off a Kawasaki 750 I think. I pretty much copied Christians set up. Have a look for his "XL600 rebuild thread" in the Thumpers list or search this thread. I think it is well worth the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2013, 05:16 PM
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Posted By m2h
Thanks Dave, Yep I am so happy I could just...

Thanks Dave, Yep I am so happy I could just shit!!:rofl Really impressed with the oil cooler mod after the 150kph run max temp was 180'F and the bike just ran so sweet :clap:freaky:1drink:D:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2013, 05:10 PM
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Posted By m2h
I might get it dirty!!:lol3 Am looking at doing...

I might get it dirty!!:lol3 Am looking at doing some gravel road rides tho. We have an adventure riders gravel road club locally so in the new year......
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2013, 03:41 PM
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Posted By m2h
Rear Shock rebuild

Well guys The old girl is finally back on the road!! 5 weeks waiting for my shock :cry Had to have a new shaft made, old one was pitted $175.00NZ
New seals weren't bad $39NZ tho. All up $401.00NZ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2013, 06:04 PM
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Posted By m2h
From what the expert said the oil and N2 have to...

From what the expert said the oil and N2 have to be put in together. There is a small grub screw in the seal head with a small ball on the inside which acts as a non-return valve. I think that's the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 01:56 PM
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Posted By m2h
shock issue

Well I sent my shock to the expert (400km away) and it appears that rebuilding the standard XL one is no issue at all! :clap:freakyDon't know were the "No you cant do anything with them" bit came...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 01:40 PM
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Posted By m2h
Almost shop floor new! Maybe seller is that...

Almost shop floor new! Maybe seller is that Impalla66 guy again!:D How much were they new in the sates anyway?
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2013, 01:20 PM
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Posted By m2h
That is so cool dude!!:rofl

That is so cool dude!!:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2013, 10:00 PM
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Posted By m2h
Today I managed to pull my shock apart and it...

Today I managed to pull my shock apart and it wasn't that hard really:clap
Had to make up a 'cunning plan' to get the seal head out and found there's a shit load more in there than I expected :eek1...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 01:02 AM
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Posted By m2h
Agreed! some people have an inflated sense of...

Agreed! some people have an inflated sense of themselves. I learned from experience :cry Have a few feelers out at moment so will wait and see.
Trouble is I am not very up on bikes in general until...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2013, 08:56 PM
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Posted By m2h
Rear shock.

Well my rear shock finally shit itself completely:cry:cry Am having real trouble finding something to fit. Ebay has used xl ones but they don't look in any better state than mine was and used XR...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2013, 02:51 AM
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Posted By m2h
Oh bugger!:cry Hate it when shit like that...

Oh bugger!:cry Hate it when shit like that happens. Hope its not too bad mate.
regards
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2013, 02:48 AM
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Posted By m2h
:rofl:rofl Did some work on the brake rod...

:rofl:rofl
Did some work on the brake rod today-straightened all the kinks out and welded an extension of about 50mm onto that stupid little brake pedal!
After a trial run got it set right and was...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2013, 12:49 PM
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Posted By m2h
I think you're right regarding the stripping...

I think you're right regarding the stripping part, the wing nut used to adjust is made of diecast crap on mine and a 6mm thread aint got much meat to hold the pressure I think needed to make the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2013, 01:22 AM
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Posted By m2h
Just a thought on the plug wrench, I use a...

Just a thought on the plug wrench, I use a cheap lawn mower tube wrench with a bolt cut to length and welded around then just use an adjustable or ring spanner to loosen.

With regard to the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2013, 02:20 PM
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Posted By m2h
Rear shock

Thanks for all the input on the shock issue guys. Will have to do some research on bike wreckers here, don't know if we have many! Very reluctant to pull the bloody thing out now its going so well....
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 09:33 PM
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Posted By m2h
Rear shock

Hi all, Got home from work this morning, parked in the garage and came out couple of hours later to find a small puddle of oil on the floor :cry:cry
My heart sank 20 fathoms as the bike's been...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2013, 02:54 AM
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Posted By m2h
Hi Erik, Just to add to Steves excellent...

Hi Erik,
Just to add to Steves excellent advice I've just been thru this exercise also. As the cam chain for the XL has been discontinued you will have to purchase a set of '89 or '90 XR 600 ones...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2013, 08:15 PM
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Posted By m2h
Real sorry to hear that mate, that sucks so...

Real sorry to hear that mate, that sucks so bad!:cry I feel for you. Sometimes it makes you wonder about signs tho doesn't? It seems that someone up there (or down there? ) just wants to fuck with...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2013, 04:02 PM
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Posted By m2h
Well guys my beast lives again. The gearbox...

Well guys my beast lives again. The gearbox issue resolved itself when I made sure that both legs of the shifter return spring went over the peg when putting the left case on.:clap:freaky Replaced...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2013, 04:01 PM
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Posted By m2h
When I gave my carbs a good clean out I replaced...

When I gave my carbs a good clean out I replaced the Phillips bowl screws with stainless Allen screws. I don't have any of the canister thingy things on mine so it is real easy to remove the bowls...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 03:17 PM
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Posted By m2h
[QUOTE=lookfar;22145269]Can't you return it and...

[QUOTE=lookfar;22145269]Can't you return it and swap for the other one?:ear[/QUOTE

Yeah i could but then would be postage both ways. Don't know what it would be from NZ to US but on return it's...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 04:52 PM
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Posted By m2h
Gas tank

Just emptying my gas tank while the motor's out and had a thought ( I do that occasionally!!):evil Looking at the tank from front on the arch separates the tank into two halves. With no connection at...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 07:50 PM
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Posted By m2h
Motor cyc le course

Don't know if this is trying to teach a grandmother to suck eggs but it may be of use. I found some good info here. Also useful was a whole raft of free manuals including xl500 and 83-84 xl600. ...
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