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Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By eng42
Made a slight improvement to the XL600. Dug out...

Made a slight improvement to the XL600. Dug out the automatic compression release cable and re-installed it. I had left it off when I rebuilt the engine because I could never see that it did any...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-06-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,058
Posted By eng42
Anybody got a more specific location, like where...

Anybody got a more specific location, like where you buy the permit, or where the campground is? The "map" link on the Ride Oklahoma takes you to Clayton Plumbing in Kingfisher, OK. A fine place,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By eng42
Here's the operator's platform: ...

Here's the operator's platform:

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a603/JDavisEngineer/Honda%20XL600R/20130730_173036_zpsd1ea33dc.jpg

Those are aluminum handlebars from Rocky Mountain Cycle in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By eng42
You know, I really like the red/white/blue color...

You know, I really like the red/white/blue color scheme, including the red engine, but when I went through the engine, I took most of the paint off the cylinder and head because it was already about...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By eng42
http://jdavisengineer.smugmug.com/XL600/i-gQcN8Wt/...

http://jdavisengineer.smugmug.com/XL600/i-gQcN8Wt/0/X2/20130730_173003-X2.jpg
Obviously, I didn't do any cleaning or polishing before I took the photos. And the new fender isn't here yet.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By eng42
XL600 perpetual project

Here are a few photos of my 1987 XL600R dual-sport. Nothing radical or dramatic, but a few nice trick parts that I thought I'd share....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-23-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,057
Posted By eng42
speedometer

While I haven't done the street-legal conversion (other than the new Hodaka in 1975, and the dealer took care of that), I will give you a +1 on the bicycle speedo. I've had several on several...
Forum: Vendors 07-22-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 30,591
Posted By eng42
Decals

Sure like what you're doing here! Next bike.......

I have a suggestion for decals, if you still haven't pulled the trigger on the real fancy domed ones (which I really like). A lot of equipment...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 378,753
Posted By eng42
That's an excellent statement. When someone...

That's an excellent statement. When someone tells me something is "easy" or "tough", the first thing I want to know is where they are coming from. If they are (or were) a serious dirt-biker, their...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By eng42
I just asked one of the sellers the question. ...

I just asked one of the sellers the question. The problem that always stopped me before is that the ones that say they fit the 955 tiger in the title always have a list of bikes down in the...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By eng42
Wellll, you know, now that you mention it,...

Wellll, you know, now that you mention it, there's a 96 or so Sprint (not mine) out there in the shop. I will go take the levers off of that and see if they fit.
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By eng42
Adjustable levers for 955i Tiger?

I've seen numerous mentions of inmates buying adjustable clutch and brake levers for their 955i Triumph Tigers. What I can't seem to find is anything specific regarding what actually fits and works....
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6,795
Views: 953,863
Posted By eng42
Does anyone know if the AX1 CDI ignition is...

Does anyone know if the AX1 CDI ignition is interchangeable with the US-spec NX250? I would very much like to get a new CDI module for the kind of prices I see on this site:
...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2,286
Views: 843,403
Posted By eng42
If you have a vacuum pump for air-conditioner...

If you have a vacuum pump for air-conditioner work, that will get ALL the air out of a tube.

I found that they seem to crack quicker when you do that, or I may have just lost track of time and...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2,286
Views: 843,403
Posted By eng42
One of my toolkits has a 1/4" sliding t-handle,...

One of my toolkits has a 1/4" sliding t-handle, and I slide all my sockets (most of them, anyway) onto the handle and stick a zip-tie on the end to keep them together.

The other kit, in my XL600,...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2,286
Views: 843,403
Posted By eng42
Nothing to do with patents--12mm are only found...

Nothing to do with patents--12mm are only found on Japanese things, since the rest of the world uses 13mm heads on 8mm bolts. On 10mm bolts, everyone uses 14mm heads except the US; we made up 15mm...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,286
Views: 843,403
Posted By eng42
Socket adapters

I used a file and smallerized the 13mm down to 12mm in about 5 minutes. I left it a little oversize so it stays put better. Mine is a Sears one, and it uses an o-ring in a groove to keep it from...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6,795
Views: 953,863
Posted By eng42
More CDI stuff

Hey, just finally read nearly the entire thread over the last week, in celebration of the new NX250 that just joined our family. I am pretty sure that I have a bad CDI. It has a miss that happens...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,350
Posted By eng42
Anyone using really old dual-sports for stuff...

Anyone using really old dual-sports for stuff like this? I'm thinking original XT500, dual-shock Honda XL, etc. When I sit on one of those old bikes, I'm always amazed at how low they are. And...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11,552
Views: 1,044,231
Posted By eng42
Thumb You might check out Race Tech's website. You can...

You might check out Race Tech's website. You can put in your specs, such as weight and skill level, and it will make a recommendation for suspension springs, clicker settings, etc. It will also, of...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,656
Posted By eng42
Question Showa shock question

Sasquatch, or anyone else--my nephew and I rebuilt the shock on his NX125 a few years ago, and it had a strange arrangement. The seal gland was the usual snapring, and it all came apart and went...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 37,433
Posted By eng42
I'll have to try that standing up trick--good...

I'll have to try that standing up trick--good idea.

I know that only you guys in cattle country will understand this, but if you happen to be driving the pickup and get tailgated, and turning on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 37,765
Posted By eng42
I'm in. Keep up the great reports! I'm planning...

I'm in. Keep up the great reports! I'm planning on doing at least part of the TAT since I live 40 miles from it--just can't decide which direction to go.
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 930
Views: 323,208
Posted By eng42
My R100 RS that I just got had the external...

My R100 RS that I just got had the external plumbing removed and the fittings capped with some sort of brass cap. The small vacuum hose was still there, but had fallen off the device inside the...
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 930
Views: 323,208
Posted By eng42
Quote: <table border="0" cellpadding="4"...

Quote:
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The other thing...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 1,182,942
Posted By eng42
Wow--just found this report and read the whole...

Wow--just found this report and read the whole thing. Great trip, great job on the reports, photos, everything. Even better than great to do it on grossly inappropriate equipment! Keep it up. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 142,805
Posted By eng42
Anyone using the Kenda K761 tires? I put one on...

Anyone using the Kenda K761 tires? I put one on the front of my XL600--looks good, and works fine for me on gravel/rock roads and pavement, although I don't push very hard on pavement. I have a...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,608
Posted By eng42
More opinions--free and worth every cent. ...

More opinions--free and worth every cent.

I've lightened flywheels on two different kinds of toys--my Miata and my old Honda XR 200. Very nice improvement on both. It absolutely does not...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 234,395
Posted By eng42
rearsets for R100RS

Looking for a seat for a R100Rs, also looking for rear sets and bar backs for the same bike.Any ideas where to start looking?

I have a nice set of rearsets that I just took off of my '82 R100RS. ...
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