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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-07-2014, 06:27 PM
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Posted By EnduroTom
I'm south of LAX so it's almost 50 mi to get...

I'm south of LAX so it's almost 50 mi to get there. My KLX300 also feels like it's going to rattle itself to death when going 50+.

Thanks for all the suggestions. I ended up parking and unloading...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-04-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7,336
Views: 524,007
Posted By EnduroTom
Place to park & unload by the 14 Fwy?

I'm a noob and have a small plated dual sport (no fwy). Is there a place I can unload my bike near the 14 fwy and ride to Rowher Flats? That dirt road from Sierra Hwy to Staging Area 1 seems to take...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12,734
Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
For Sale '86 XL600R with 17k Miles

I've decided to sell my mostly stock '86 XL600R. Bike runs fine and has 17k miles. It has Ricky Stator, aluminum handlebars, lever guards, smaller turn signals, Uni air filter, and newer Bridestone...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 86,872
Posted By EnduroTom
How to Prevent Kick Starter from Getting Stuck

I'm a new owner for a 2001 KLX300. After riding on some rough stuff this weekend, I hear a whirring noise coming from the engine. Looking down, I noticed the kick starter was stuck behind the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-09-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7,336
Views: 524,007
Posted By EnduroTom
Parking Off of Sierra Hwy

I'm a noob and own a street legal dual sport. Since for me any off road riding experience is better than none, can I park my truck right off of Sierra Hwy, unload my bike and ride up the dirt road...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-23-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7,336
Views: 524,007
Posted By EnduroTom
Difficulty of Trails and Riding Etiquette

Early Friday morning I decided to try Rowher Flats again (3rd time in dirt, 2nd time at Rowher). I rode around in the open area by Staging #3 and then decided to try some trails. I went back to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2012, 08:33 AM
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Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Alternate Honda Tool Kit for XL600R

Not sure if anyone else will find this useful, but here it goes. My bike did not come with a tool kit, but I wanted some basic tools for riding around town. That original multi-tool is NLA and looks...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12,734
Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Tiny-Tach

I really like my Tiny-Tach. It took a while to figure out where to mount it, but you only have one wire to wrap around the spark plug wire. Battery powered and it's suppose to be good for 5 yrs. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-29-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7,336
Views: 524,007
Posted By EnduroTom
Had the day off so I decided to try Rowher Flats...

Had the day off so I decided to try Rowher Flats today. This was my second day ever in dirt and first day on my own. I unloaded at Area 1 and was worried about getting my '86 XL600R off the truck by...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-21-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,502
Posted By EnduroTom
Looks nice a nice mag. Placed order for 2...

Looks nice a nice mag. Placed order for 2 issues.

Tom
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By EnduroTom
I'm no expert but I bought my complete, but...

I'm no expert but I bought my complete, but non-running '86 XL600R for similar price. It had 13K miles and it turned out the CDI was bad. Bad stators and CDI's are common problems on these bikes. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12,734
Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Clutch Replacement

Engine is running great with the used factory CDI. Actually, the engine is pulling so hard at full throttle, the clutch is slipping. I adjusted the cable free-play but it didn't help much. I was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2011, 07:18 AM
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Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Arrrg, it was the #$%* aftermarket CDI causing...

Arrrg, it was the #$%* aftermarket CDI causing the stumbling! Months ago I couldn't find a replacement Honda CDI, so I bought one for XR600R off of eBay from seller, "devilexhaustusa" See:
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 12,734
Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Yup, tried the carb cleaner check and no change...

Yup, tried the carb cleaner check and no change in idle. I also changed the slow jet back to stock (carb still on bike) and the problem is the same if not worse. I guess it's time to pull the carbs...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,781
Posted By EnduroTom
Suggest Kawasaki EX500 (Ninja 500r)

May I suggest a Kawasaki EX500/Ninja 500r for your first bike. Mine is a '96 EX500 bought used for $2K. It wasn't my first bike, but by far it's the bike I ride the most. I live in L.A., so a light,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12,734
Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Yes, bike starts OK and idles OK. But when I...

Yes, bike starts OK and idles OK. But when I barely open the throttle (~1/8 turn) the engine stumbles. If I go to bigger throttle, it smooths out again. I tried opening the idle mixture screw >3...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2011, 02:42 PM
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Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Keihin Part Number for Slow Jet

The stock slow jet in my '86 Carb (left only) is a 62, Honda PN 99103-MG3-062. I was able to order a 65 from the dealer. After installing the 65, I'm still having stumbling issues at small throttle...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12,734
Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Engine Hesitates When I Open Throttle

First some background info. I bought this bike months ago, but today was the first time I rode the bike (yeah!). The bike wouldn't start when I bought it. So, the following are new: stator, CDI box,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2011, 10:15 PM
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Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Cam14: Yeah, you're right. This setup is bad for...

Cam14: Yeah, you're right. This setup is bad for water crossings. A hose to get that filter up under the seat might be better. But since I ride in So CA I'll most likely encounter dirt and sand.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2011, 10:06 PM
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Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Onederer: Here are the parts that came with my...

Onederer: Here are the parts that came with my bike. The part on the left (small hockey puck) is the Purge Control Valve (PCV) and is part of the Evaporative Emission Control System. I'm missing the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2011, 07:11 AM
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Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Onederer: The Purge Control Valve (PCV) is not in...

Onederer: The Purge Control Valve (PCV) is not in the photo since I've taken it off already. I think it only came on CA bikes. It looks like a small hockey puck and has 3 tube stubs coming off it....
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2011, 10:06 PM
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Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Hey Carter, thanks but I probably won't need it....

Hey Carter, thanks but I probably won't need it. After studying my official Honda Service Manual, I decided I'm missing too many crankcase breather/emission control stuff to make it worth while to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12,734
Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Need a Breather Tube or Alternative

My bike is missing the L-shaped tube that goes from the top of the oil separator to the bottom of the air box. It's 11 or 12 mm ID and about 5" long. The part number is 17368-MG2-000 and is NLA from...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2011, 07:30 AM
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Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Jets

Thanks for the tips on Jets R Us and the dealer. Dealer wanted $8 for main and $14 for slow. Jets R Us' price is about half that, but with $8 shipping. Bought from the dealer since they could get it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2011, 01:49 PM
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Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Where to Buy Carb Jets (only 1, not set of 4)

Went down to my local Cycle Gear to buy some jets. I want to try what many have suggested by going up 1 size on the primary Carb and moving the stock primary jet to the secondary Carb. The good news...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 12,734
Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Sticking Throttle

Any ideas on what to replace or adjust so the throttle will return on its own?

I recently bought this '86, but haven't ridden it since the CDI was bad. When the tank was off to check the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12,734
Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Bags: You might want to check this site: ...

Bags: You might want to check this site:

http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?110408-1983-xl600-supermoto

There are some cool XL/XR supermotos over there. They might be able to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12,734
Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
The connectors fit the new CDI box fine, but...

The connectors fit the new CDI box fine, but since the box is a bit smaller, it is a bit loose in the stock rubber holder. I then rigged up my el cheapo temporary gas tank (radiator overflow tank)...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12,734
Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
The package contained some basic info and the CDI...

The package contained some basic info and the CDI box had a label that said, "Made in Argentina" I assume the word "INCREASED" means the rev limit has been increased from stock....
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12,734
Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Aftermarket CDI Box for '86 XL600R

Since I tracked down my no spark issue to the CDI box, and '86 CDI boxes are NLA from Honda, I started looking at aftermarket options. While trolling on eBay, I found a brand new aftermarket '85 -...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12,734
Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
How to Remove Stator Cover?

Thanks for the tips on the XL600R CDI's. I'm reluctant to buy a used CDI, so I'm considering buying a aftermarket CDI for a similar vintage XR600. From photos on the web, they both have the same 2...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2011, 05:47 PM
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Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Hi Performance Air Filter

The bike also came with a low restriction air filter!

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv168/happydog8/XL600R/P2200064.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12,734
Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Looks Like I Need a New CDI

Thanks for the reminder Head Trauma. Yes, I'm more use to working on bikes with points.

Well, it looks like the coil works. Can't say it'll work well, but I was able to measure something off of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By EnduroTom
Arrowhead Electrical Products Part Number

Hi Toxic:
Thanks for this timely info. I might need a CDI. Do you have the part number for the Arrowhead CDI? I went to www.arrowheadep.com (http://www.arrowheadep.com) and they list a IHA6011 for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12,734
Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Looks Like Dodgy Electricals

I bought a 6 mm screw for the right cover and torqued up the rest of the screws. The leak on the right cover appeared to have stopped. Thanks for the tips on the splines. I'll take another look when...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12,734
Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
Loose Screws and Splines

Went in the garage tonight and found a ~3" puddle of oil under the new-to-me bike. Got out the Simple Green and started to clean the underside of the engine. On the right cover I found 1 missing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12,734
Views: 1,178,174
Posted By EnduroTom
New '86 XL600R Owner

Hi Everyone:
Been lurking here for a couple of weeks while looking for a XL600. Finally bought one over the weekend. The previous owner and I tried for about half an hour to kick start the bike, but...
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