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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-01-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By Walterxr650l
My National forest map say they have no fee, but...

My National forest map say they have no fee, but that could have changed since the map was printed. It doesn't show them having a drinking water source, so you will need to pack water in or filter...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-31-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 33,120
Posted By Walterxr650l
I'm in. Walter

I'm in.

Walter
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-31-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By Walterxr650l
My state hwy map shows a BLM campground about 2...

My state hwy map shows a BLM campground about 2 miles west of Grass Valley. It also shows a USFS campground about 12 miles south of Madras and 5 or 6 miles east of 97. There are a couple of BLM...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Walterxr650l
Not all tires have the heavy spot marked. If you...

Not all tires have the heavy spot marked. If you have the time and patience to do it. You could remove the tire. Then balance the wheel and tube without the tire. Now install the tire, put the tire...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Walterxr650l
It's been a long time since I owned an FT. But I...

It's been a long time since I owned an FT. But I replaced the crankshaft, rod and piston as a unit on mine by turning the motor upside down, removing the bottom case, then removing crankshaft, rod...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 84,510
Views: 9,818,063
Posted By Walterxr650l
Who's stage 1 cam? If it is a Hot cam you ...

Who's stage 1 cam?

If it is a Hot cam you should replace that also. Even though it wasn't the cause of this problem, it probably will be the cause of the next one.

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By Walterxr650l
The 650L is 423 - 512 ohms Walter

The 650L is 423 - 512 ohms

Walter
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,516
Posted By Walterxr650l
Yes. The third reef Jacket and bibs look to be...

Yes. The third reef Jacket and bibs look to be the closest to what I have. They keep "improving " them, which may not be a good thing.
I cut the hood off of my jacket, because it just got in my way....
Forum: Trip Planning 05-23-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,385
Posted By Walterxr650l
My suspicion is that, street view is coming. I...

My suspicion is that, street view is coming. I saw the bing mapping car, driving by the post office here in town, about a week ago. That is what caused me to look up bing maps. I never knew there was...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-22-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,385
Posted By Walterxr650l
I have been playing with Bing maps...

I have been playing with Bing maps (http://binged.it/1caRhF3) the last few days. It is looking a lot like the old google maps to me so far.

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 84,510
Views: 9,818,063
Posted By Walterxr650l
That is why I bought one of these...

That is why I bought one of these (http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0135/), and now use riveted master links.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 84,510
Views: 9,818,063
Posted By Walterxr650l
What I don't understand is. Why if you want a...

What I don't understand is. Why if you want a Renazco seat so bad, Don't you just pick up your phone, call Renazco and order one. You have been whining about Steve having a spare seat for about 2 1/2...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-09-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,718
Posted By Walterxr650l
So shove a tent, sleeping bag, and water bottle...

So shove a tent, sleeping bag, and water bottle in that backpack. Strap it across the rear seat. Fold up one of those blue foam sleeping pads. Lay it on top of the backpack and strap it down. Put on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,691
Posted By Walterxr650l
When my valve seat broke, the guys at XRs Only,...

When my valve seat broke, the guys at XRs Only, told me that the XR600R head seems to be less susceptible to valve seat failure than the head from a XR650L. Yes it will fit on a 650l. If buying new...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By Walterxr650l
I usually find campgrounds by looking for the...

I usually find campgrounds by looking for the campground symbol on my paper state highway map. Many state give out free maps that are very good and have this information. If I can't find a free map...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,691
Posted By Walterxr650l
My experience with these motors is, they use oil...

My experience with these motors is, they use oil at highway speeds, they use a lot more oil if running hot. So check the oil often. Every 500 miles is a good idea, or once a day if on a multi day...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11,572
Views: 2,347,763
Posted By Walterxr650l
:huh BMW R80/7 1978 - $2700 ...

:huh

BMW R80/7 1978 - $2700


http://images.craigslist.org/01111_am9lpxxWEDD_600x450.jpg


LINK (http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/mcy/5011156913.html)
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 65,535
Posted By Walterxr650l
High price ($5900) even for a Heinrich tank...

High price ($5900) even for a Heinrich tank (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bmw-Heinrich-10-Gallon-Fuel-Petrol-Tank-Airhead-R100-R100RS-R90-Furhmann-1-/181730942049?hash=item2a50021c61&vxp=mtr).

...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-03-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,837
Posted By Walterxr650l
I figure out where I want to go. I put that into...

I figure out where I want to go. I put that into google maps and get a rough idea of what the mileage will be. From that I can figure my fuel costs. I sometimes stealth camp, free, Sometimes stay in...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,825
Posted By Walterxr650l
I vote for the 18-55 lens. I have one on my D200...

I vote for the 18-55 lens. I have one on my D200 and it is the lens I use the most. I carry the D200 in a Lowepro zoom 50 bag...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 84,510
Views: 9,818,063
Posted By Walterxr650l
Nice :thumb Walter

Nice :thumb

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 84,510
Views: 9,818,063
Posted By Walterxr650l
That would look trick. Do it if you have the...

That would look trick. Do it if you have the urge.

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 84,510
Views: 9,818,063
Posted By Walterxr650l
I made some off sets. ...

I made some off sets.

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu357/WalterManley/XR650L/_DSC0005.jpg

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu357/WalterManley/XR650L/_DSC0006.jpg

They are not very...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 84,510
Views: 9,818,063
Posted By Walterxr650l
[QUOTE=treelinerider;26587872] and I have to wear...

[QUOTE=treelinerider;26587872] and I have to wear out my stock battery first.[QUOTE]

That may take a while. Mine lasted over 8 years.

Walter
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,359
Posted By Walterxr650l
Like these from Langlitz Leathers...

Like these from Langlitz Leathers (http://www.langlitz.com/)?

http://www.langlitz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/westerns_2.jpg


Walter
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-10-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11,572
Views: 2,347,763
Posted By Walterxr650l
This might make someone an interesting project. ...

This might make someone an interesting project.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/4961802629.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00i0i_4t9t1jerSJO_600x450.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 84,510
Views: 9,818,063
Posted By Walterxr650l
Start with the basics. Is the main fuse blown? ...

Start with the basics. Is the main fuse blown? It's the 20 amp fuse in the fuse box. While you have the battery cover open to check the fuse, check and make sure both battery connections are clean...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 84,510
Views: 9,818,063
Posted By Walterxr650l
He doesn't need to know. He's got them both. ...

He doesn't need to know. He's got them both.

Walter
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,237
Posted By Walterxr650l
On my XR650l, my chains have gone between 10,000...

On my XR650l, my chains have gone between 10,000 and 15,000 miles. I would always start a 10,000 mile trip with new chain and sprockets.

Walter
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By Walterxr650l
Probably not. KLR riders are to cheap to own a...

Probably not. KLR riders are to cheap to own a Kermit chair. :D

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 84,510
Views: 9,818,063
Posted By Walterxr650l
Hazards? You want hazard lights?:rofl If you...

Hazards? You want hazard lights?:rofl

If you want hazard lights stock, you will have to buy a GL1800, or similar bike. They don't put hazard lights on cheap no frills dual sports. We don't even...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By Walterxr650l
Wolfman Expedition...

Wolfman Expedition (http://wolfmanluggage.com/collections/tank-bags) tank bags. There are two sizes to choose from. I like that there are no Zippers. Which means no zippers to wear out and fail.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 84,510
Views: 9,818,063
Posted By Walterxr650l
That depends on how and where you ride,and how...

That depends on how and where you ride,and how much pressure you run in your tires. If you ride mostly dirt and like your tire pressure low, (under 15 psi) so that you have good traction. Rim lock...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,618
Posted By Walterxr650l
Check you service manual. On my bike those bolts...

Check you service manual. On my bike those bolts are supposed to be replaced with new bolts any time they are removed. They are a lock bolt and are not supposed to be reused. I don't know if that is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 84,510
Views: 9,818,063
Posted By Walterxr650l
Recommended by who? The Honda service manual...

Recommended by who? The Honda service manual doesn't call for new bolts, or nuts there. It also does not call for thread lock. There is no need for thread lock with the locking nuts that are used.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-07-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By Walterxr650l
How about a used pipe...

How about a used pipe (http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-R1200GS-GSA-Adventure-K255-Exhaust-Header-Pipe-Manifold-18117693903-/231371805340?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35ded5929c&vxp=mtr)?
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 84,510
Views: 9,818,063
Posted By Walterxr650l
It can be. There have been a few inmates on this...

It can be. There have been a few inmates on this thread that have reported years of service from a hot cam with no trouble. There have also been a number that have had the cam fail with in a few...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,667
Posted By Walterxr650l
So you know that you can do the miles. You should...

So you know that you can do the miles. You should be able to make the trip. The southwest will be hot, but so will all those plains States that you have to cross to get to the southwest. So drink...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,667
Posted By Walterxr650l
I have had that happen. The three hours late...

I have had that happen. The three hours late leaving in the morning could only be made up by riding three hours later into the night.



That depends on the seat. If it is a bad seat I find that...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,667
Posted By Walterxr650l
I think you are way over thinking this. The...

I think you are way over thinking this. The problem with such a detailed plan is it is almost impossible to keep. 1820 miles in three days is three 600 mile days. Have you ever ridden you bike 600...
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