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Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,123
Posted By cptoversteer
Thumb "southern engineering" at its finest....good...

"southern engineering" at its finest....good cheap fix
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2007, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 191,142
Posted By cptoversteer
I'm an absolute idiot... oh come on,...

I'm an absolute idiot...


oh come on, it's a LOVELY time of year to drive from Denver to PA.......:huh

bike looks like it will be fun though. and the spare frame is just crying for an...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,123
Posted By cptoversteer
the fantastc strength of the Honda is a...

the fantastc strength of the Honda is a minimalist / simplistic design that dates back at least 20yrs and has been "de-bugged" beyond belief. Honda is the only one that has a greater leaning toward...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2007, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 191,142
Posted By cptoversteer
here's link ...

here's link

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HONDA-REAR-RACK-XL600R-85-87-DIRT-BIKE_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ84147QQihZ011QQitemZ320195442683QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

last one went for $41
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2007, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 191,142
Posted By cptoversteer
Greg, with good threads, are you saying it's...

Greg, with good threads, are you saying it's possible to change the oil line seals without removing the engine? (it seems like I'd be able to.) If so, I'll need a 1/4" drive 8mm socket and swivel,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,297
Posted By cptoversteer
I once heard it suggested that third world diesel...

I once heard it suggested that third world diesel fuel tended to be better quality than their gas (ie, not as far from what we're used to) because everything critical ran on diesel.

if so, this...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2007, 04:42 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,393
Posted By cptoversteer
a 700 Interceptor, which i promptly went out and...

a 700 Interceptor, which i promptly went out and validated the stats on by totaling it at about 5000 miles and 10 months of ownership. got a speeding ticket based on how far it moved the parked car...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By cptoversteer
yes. yes. the inch and metric sizes are...

yes. yes.

the inch and metric sizes are just different ways of expressing same dimensions, and the #s you mention are close enough to work fine.

heavy duty tubes are only worth the $ if...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,130
Posted By cptoversteer
Apex, you're correct.....i forgot that they...

Apex, you're correct.....i forgot that they changed jetting for later years. from the #s, it almost seems like they were doing trial and error like we have to! i was referring to spec for an '83 like...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,130
Posted By cptoversteer
Not all flasher relays need direct connection to...

Not all flasher relays need direct connection to ground.
If i remember correct, original is relay is two connector design.
But in wiring harness there was green ground wire for flasher.

100%...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2007, 11:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,130
Posted By cptoversteer
Also I would think the primary carb (left) would...

Also I would think the primary carb (left) would have the smaller main jet, and the secondary carbs. main would be larger. More air filling the big bore when the secondary carb is open. My shop...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 191,142
Posted By cptoversteer
Joel-- don't get discouraged, you're on the...

Joel--

don't get discouraged, you're on the right track. and remember that every bug you have to figure out now will be something that you can deal with (or won't have to) when riding out in BFE...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2007, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,877
Posted By cptoversteer
SUBARU fergawdsake you'd think would be building...

SUBARU fergawdsake you'd think would be building a doolie or advtourer first...and with AWD..........a latter day rokon???

i agree with other posters who think this will go over like lead balloon...
Forum: Americas 12-06-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,864
Posted By cptoversteer
we go to Mexico not too infrequently and have...

we go to Mexico not too infrequently and have always been happy with Sanborn's....also maps and great support info.
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,993
Posted By cptoversteer
anyone tried grafting in an XR650L switch assy?

seems like this might be one way to get a little more durability in the switchgear....??? would require some soldering but no BFD.

just wondering:ear
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By cptoversteer
Plus theres alot that can be adapted to fit as...

Plus theres alot that can be adapted to fit as well.........


you said it! the current 650L still shares a lot of the same DNA, and if you're willing to do some mod-n-fab work, stuff from...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By cptoversteer
esp in the green, they look like military ammo...

esp in the green, they look like military ammo cases
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,902
Posted By cptoversteer
thanks for elaboration....always glad to learn...

thanks for elaboration....always glad to learn from someone else's misadventure. makes me wonder about even installing the hot stator i got from them.

i'm probably going with the BD kit for my...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,590
Posted By cptoversteer
Had a bit of schluk getting it on, had to shorten...

Had a bit of schluk getting it on, had to shorten the intermediate pipe by about 2 inches. Was for an XR600R, so the bend wasn't 100%, but near enough.

i think this is going to be the norm for...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By cptoversteer
thanks, i stand corrected on the lectrostart...

thanks, i stand corrected on the lectrostart date.

the only way you'll get water cooling on an L, AFAIK, is to either swap in 650R drivetrain or hit a stream crossing that's deeper than you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By cptoversteer
i was looking for a Phaedrus-esque, somewhat...

i was looking for a Phaedrus-esque, somewhat existential discussion from that thread title
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2007, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By cptoversteer
newbie with half-baked answers

Only thing you have to worry about is where the hell you're going to leave it in the city, so it will be there when you get back...:lol3

Kryptonite makes a nice 30' cable that lets you lock it to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 191,142
Posted By cptoversteer
jetting on an XL600R

slight thread highjack here; can move to new thread if appropriate

for you XL600 types.....what sort of jetting are you running with stock pipes, and at what altitude?

per Honda manual, 1983s...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,154
Posted By cptoversteer
the interplantary part must also explain why the...

the interplantary part must also explain why the grease seems to evaporate off the steering head bearings on even new bikes, as we've seen pix of with XR650Rs......i guess that close to the sun, the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2007, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By cptoversteer
well, there is that Bold New Electric...

well, there is that Bold New Electric Starter....:wink:

or was that added before 98?
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,902
Posted By cptoversteer
Dakar = Junk broad statement. care to...

Dakar = Junk


broad statement. care to elaborate? not disagreeing; i know nothing about this area and am doing my own research. have you owned/lived with one? porque "junk"?
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2007, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,723
Posted By cptoversteer
uh, it wouldn't be the Dead stickers on the bike,...

uh, it wouldn't be the Dead stickers on the bike, would it.....?? :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3,921
Views: 929,728
Posted By cptoversteer
stator Q

that stator sounds pretty wimpy for a road-oriented bike like that....Honda claimed 240w for the old 83-87 XL600R. i'm assuming this engine is basicallly the XR650L motor? anyone know if an...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By cptoversteer
bed liner?

i'm picking up my CBR frame at sandblaster this eve and am planning on using some bed-liner-like coating on it. i'll let you know how it works out.

POR15 is great stuff, old car restorers use it...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,198
Posted By cptoversteer
you can still get the weld-on extensions for your...

you can still get the weld-on extensions for your stockers...anyone had any experience with these?
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By cptoversteer
I've been into SM for about 5 years now. ...

I've been into SM for about 5 years now.


TRUE CONFESSIONS? and i thought this was a bike forum............

nice XR!

those initial pics are truly the scariest pumpkin i've seen this...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,977
Posted By cptoversteer
I've taken my FZ1 on dirt roads, but it gets...

I've taken my FZ1 on dirt roads, but it gets scary often, and the potholes can't be good for the rims.



yah, i can relate....what decided me that i needed a GS was trying to ride my 750 Ninja...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By cptoversteer
is this the same 450X for which Honda specifies...

is this the same 450X for which Honda specifies valve adjustments (shim under bucket, cams come out...) every 15 hours of operation? if this is correct, i think i'd stick with something else for...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,977
Posted By cptoversteer
thrill rides aside, i find i can actually get...

thrill rides aside, i find i can actually get from point A to point b far quicker on a dualie than i can on a sportbike---you don't have to slow down for much of ANYTHING in terms of road conditions....
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By cptoversteer
i got an uncorked 650R rear section on fleebay...

i got an uncorked 650R rear section on fleebay and am about to graft it onto my XL600r....looks like a simple welding in short extension and maybe relocating hanger bracket slightly. i'll let you...
Forum: Australia 11-01-2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,934
Posted By cptoversteer
i just bought an XR650R with intent of making it...

i just bought an XR650R with intent of making it into a doolie/semi-urban warrior/advtourer.

the electric leg problem can be cured with Baja Designs kit for a paltry 900 or so. this is my 3d big...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2007, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,833
Posted By cptoversteer
me, i'm a cheapskate. got a hunk of plexi-ish...

me, i'm a cheapskate. got a hunk of plexi-ish stuff at Home Despot, bent it to roughly follow the contours of my XL600 headlight shroud after heating with a heat gun, beveled edges with 220 grit...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2007, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 839,406
Posted By cptoversteer
thump thump hope the pic comes through ...

thump thump

hope the pic comes through

note the tasteful scabby reflective striping and pop riveted plastic
Forum: Face plant 05-03-2006, 03:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,939
Posted By cptoversteer
Eek i have gotten leniency from traffic court judge...

i have gotten leniency from traffic court judge on some of my misdeeds by agreeing to explain to the kid who was also there at same time for riding on street w/ no helmet/license/ins/tags how the...
Forum: Face plant 05-03-2006, 03:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 891
Posted By cptoversteer
the funniest face plant i ever saw

was not a face plant but a butt plant.

4<SUP>th</SUP> of July at local restaurant/roadhouse on the old river road. Predictable Harleys parked out front. One guy with a 3 wheeler (remember the...
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