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Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 22,640
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Posted By TJE
I'm stuck in the middle of my engine rebuild, as...

I'm stuck in the middle of my engine rebuild, as I need a reamer for the new valve guides. It's gonna cost me 100usd to get a new one from Mr Honda, so I thought I would first ask if anyone here has...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
Yeah, I'd prefer to go stock, for sure!...

Yeah, I'd prefer to go stock, for sure! Especially now, where I've spent a fortune on these parts :)
Isn't it safe to assume that the valve stem has the tolerance needed, so that the guide has an...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 22,640
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Posted By TJE
Thanks, Michn06! The thing is that most online...

Thanks, Michn06! The thing is that most online fiches have the 305 part replaced by the 405 = all 4 guides should be the same. Could Honda have realized that this works equally well, and then changed...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
Thanks for the help, Flyguy!! I'm pretty close to...

Thanks for the help, Flyguy!! I'm pretty close to bagging this whole thing now, and get on with the rebuild. The guides I bought seem to be listed most places as OverSize, so if this holds true, all...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
Thanks so much, Flyguy! I'm so glad to get some...

Thanks so much, Flyguy! I'm so glad to get some help with this. I was naive enough to think it was a simple job.

So my question is, what are "the valve seats on the newly reemed guides"? I didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
No, I got exactly what I ordered: 4 x...

No, I got exactly what I ordered: 4 x 12233-MG8-405, but the thing is, they don't match either of the 4 guides that was in the head (original) as you can see in the picture I posted. Also, the new...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
Thanks, Ron! I'm sure you're right, I just findt...

Thanks, Ron! I'm sure you're right, I just findt it really hardt to believe that a 3mm steel cylinder the size of a pinkie finger can get squeezed so easily??

I guess this would explain why the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,288
Posted By TJE
Thanks, Mitchn06, no blame on you - I double...

Thanks, Mitchn06, no blame on you - I double checked all items too. This is really odd ... I posted in the main XRR thread, and hope someone there has an explanation. I really need to solve this...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
guys, I really need some help here. I'm...

guys, I really need some help here. I'm rebuilding my engine, and got 4 new valves, and 4 new valve guides, part nr 12233-MG8-405 as listed here as both intake and exhaust:
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,288
Posted By TJE
Hey Mitchn06 I used your partslist for my...

Hey Mitchn06

I used your partslist for my rebuild, and received the stuff from Japan the other day. Went to the machine shop today, who was installing the valve guides, and they tell me they can't...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,105
Posted By TJE
Scribe, can you tell us what the problem was? I'm...

Scribe, can you tell us what the problem was? I'm rebuilding my engine now, and I thought it was cooked also, as it sounded like a one cylinder diesel engine, but when I opened it up, I see nothing...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
Haha, you're right, MCVL, except the car will...

Haha, you're right, MCVL, except the car will blow, and no one can prove what happened :)) The reason I'm suspicious is, that I've seen so many times how they mess up even the ultra simple stuff.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
Do I feel lucky? No. I need to be real lucky if...

Do I feel lucky? No. I need to be real lucky if this bike will ever run again. But never the less, the cylinder has been delivered to a machine shop, who will drill it, and install the Xr'sOnly...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
That's a good idea!! Which shop did you use? ...

That's a good idea!! Which shop did you use?



This would be absolutely last option. That would send the cost for replacing the rod to over 1000usd. That thing is heavy, and I think shipping it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
Guys, I'm installing a new Falicon rod on my pig,...

Guys, I'm installing a new Falicon rod on my pig, and need some advice about the procedure. I live in Vietnam, and there are no fancy workshops around. There is a machine shop that does this for a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
You guys are brilliant! Thanks so much! :clap

You guys are brilliant! Thanks so much! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
Can anyone confirm that the DID 520ZVMX/110 is...

Can anyone confirm that the DID 520ZVMX/110 is good for the BRP? The dealer is telling me it doesn't fit the bike ... All 520/110 should fit the bike, right? Cheers!
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
Hey MCVL! Yeah, I've been reading about that...

Hey MCVL!

Yeah, I've been reading about that valve ... but haven't really found an answer to what to do to prevent it from sticking? Some close it, but I can't imagine that's a good way to go ......
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
I hate to ask this, but search gives me nothing:...

I hate to ask this, but search gives me nothing: I'm ordering a stack of oil filters from Ebay ... which should I go for? Seems HiFlo and Mahle are in abundance ...

Much appreciated!
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
Oh, very nice! I'm about to get a thin profile...

Oh, very nice! I'm about to get a thin profile Spal myself, but may consider this option. I need the thinnest fan, to fit between my IMS tank and the rad. Can you tell me which fan this is? Thanks...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
Guys, in your opinion / experience, what is the...

Guys, in your opinion / experience, what is the most durable chain for the Pig?

DID 520ZVM-X, RK 520GXW or Regina 135 ZRD (or ZRH?)

Cheers!
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By TJE
I don't have the tools needed to measure the gaps...

I don't have the tools needed to measure the gaps on the crankshaft. I need to construct a stand for it, and get a measuring device (dial indicator)

Do you know how they balance the crank? Just...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
Hi guys! I'm rebuilding my XRR 03, and I...

Hi guys!

I'm rebuilding my XRR 03, and I need a bit of info on the piston / crank.

If I replace the rod with a Falicon, will I need a re-balance the weight of the counterbalance on the crank?
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By TJE
Thanks a lot, MCVL! I've updated the post with...

Thanks a lot, MCVL! I've updated the post with info about the oil. She did run lower than the dipstick a few times, not sure exactly how much lower :(

The valves has a bit of sideways movement,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
Hi everyone! I could use a bit of help with my...

Hi everyone! I could use a bit of help with my rebuild:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=987921

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By TJE
Need help for XR650R rebuild

Hi lads!

I'm rebuilding the top and bottom end of my 03 XR650R (13.500km)

For quite some time (progressively worsening) it's been burning a lot of oil (~1.5L pr 8-900km) and it started to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
Hi guys! I'm rebuilding both top and bottom...

Hi guys!

I'm rebuilding both top and bottom of my 2003 XRR. I have searched, but can't really find anything about lateral horisontal movement of the rod. Here's a clip of my rod:
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,288
Posted By TJE
Hey Michn06, what tires are those? Again, great...

Hey Michn06, what tires are those? Again, great job you've done! I will remove the engine of my XRR tomorrow, and see what the damage is. It sounds like a diesel engine, and has no power ... burned...
Forum: Vendors 03-14-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 263,934
Posted By TJE
What are the chances for getting a seat for the...

What are the chances for getting a seat for the XRV750 Africa Twin? I think there's a whole bunch of AT owners waiting for a seat like yours ...

If the quality / comfort is as good as on my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,983
Posted By TJE
Thanks, Ridefreak! I still trying to get to that...

Thanks, Ridefreak! I still trying to get to that correct jetting, where it's supposed to wheelie in 2nd and third. Would you jet for summer or winter, if there a 30c degrees difference (10c-40c)?...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,288
Posted By TJE
Noooooo thanks, haha! I can't even remember which...

Noooooo thanks, haha! I can't even remember which wire to remove from the battery first ...

I just recieved the package with a Ricky Stator kit, which contains a battery, the 200w stator, and a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,983
Posted By TJE
Sorry, old thread, I know, but I want to ask you...

Sorry, old thread, I know, but I want to ask you why you suggest this rich setup with needle at 5th and a 175? And why not a 68s?

Also, looking at the jetting charts, how should one adjust for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By TJE
Very useful info, MCVL! Thanks a lot, mate! Yeah,...

Very useful info, MCVL! Thanks a lot, mate! Yeah, many, many questions :(

I'm moving to a new city soon, so my plan is to ride it there (~800km) and hopefully I will have a house instead of an...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By TJE
SUPER useful info, thanks a lot, guys! It's...

SUPER useful info, thanks a lot, guys! It's EXACTLY what I was looking for! It has been run low on oil, I'm afraid. I'm not sure when it becomes a serious problem, but as I wasn't aware how fast it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
So you're saying that if there's oil in the top...

So you're saying that if there's oil in the top part of the frame, the pump is primed? I would love an oil sight tube like that. Was it hard to install? I still don't understand how it can be done...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 22,640
Views: 2,869,875
Posted By TJE
Oil pump prime

I've been reading a bit on the interweb about rebuilds, and came across people talking about oil changes, and how the oil pump can loose prime when new oil is added. One experienced guy said always...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By TJE
The connecting rod is that expensive?? Would that...

The connecting rod is that expensive?? Would that be a genuine or aftermarket? That would also mean that the whole crank has to come out, right? My left arm just went numb ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By TJE
Thanks, Ridefreak! Are you sure you hear the...

Thanks, Ridefreak! Are you sure you hear the valves? I had actually checked / adjusted them twice that month (second time was to check and make sure I had done it right :))

My big problem is that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By TJE
XR650R oil problem ... wanna fix up the old girl!

My 12,000 km Piggie is loosing a lot of oil, maybe something like 2dl pr 100km ... After running about 100km, I no longer had oil on the dipstick. There's no leak on the outside, only a bit of oil...
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 263,934
Posted By TJE
I installed mine on the Pig about a month ago,...

I installed mine on the Pig about a month ago, and I must say, this is an amazing seat. You really can't fault it: it looks fantastic and is soooo much more comfortable than the original race seat of...
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