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Forum: Battle scooters 03-31-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6,018
Views: 288,227
Posted By daviethebiker
You can't drive in a California off road park ,...

You can't drive in a California off road park , like Hollister Hills , without a greensticker . I have been up by Hollister Hills on a street legal dual sport motorcycle and they wouldn't even let me...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
commute

I drove a Yamaha xt600 to SJSU for my last year and a half . The commute was 100 miles a day . Luckily I only went 2 or 3 days a week . I choice to ride a motorcycle for the fun , save on gas and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
Did the lighting and wiring for the lights get...

Did the lighting and wiring for the lights get deleted ? You should look at a wiring diagram for a XL600 . Some of the lights get power from the battery and some get power from the stator after the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
Make sure you have the throttle cable routed...

Make sure you have the throttle cable routed correctly . Just moving the location of the cables can make them harder to turn , even if the cables are lubed enough.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6,018
Views: 288,227
Posted By daviethebiker
Broken tail light wire connector

Perhaps you could clean the metal part holding the bulb really well. Then solder a new short wire near where the connector was, and use a .250 male connect on the new wire . Then you could connect...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-19-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By daviethebiker
Did you replace the crank seals when you rebuilt...

Did you replace the crank seals when you rebuilt the engine ? I know crank seals on old 2 stroke engines dry out.
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
It won't mount right up, as the top front corner...

It won't mount right up, as the top front corner of the XR muffler hits the frame. I went to autozone and found an adapter for a car, 1-7/8" on one end and the other end was 2" I think. I had to make...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
I have an exhaust from a XR600 mounted on my...

I have an exhaust from a XR600 mounted on my XL600. I had to use a short adapter from an automotive store to move the muffler a couple of inches back so the muffler would clear the plastic side...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6,018
Views: 288,227
Posted By daviethebiker
sooty sparkplug

The plug may be getting sooty because the engine is running to rich. The elevation you are at is a mile up so you may need to jet the carb a bit leaner.
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
The red wire goes to the ignition switch after...

The red wire goes to the ignition switch after the rectifier. I feel for you , I hate having to chase wires. If there is anything good, at least the older XL's don't have as many wires the newer,...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-19-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,833
Posted By daviethebiker
I don't know about the newer Husky motorcycles...

I don't know about the newer Husky motorcycles but back in the era of your bike the stock pistons are forged. They didn't use a head gasket . The cylinder and head are lapped together with rubbing...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
My Xl600 was leaking at the same area after I got...

My Xl600 was leaking at the same area after I got the bike. I didn't want to pull the engine and take things apart just to fix an o-ring so I just ran a bead of black RTV around the shaft and it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6,167
Views: 1,376,642
Posted By daviethebiker
I have a 1989 XT600 and I use to run a 16 tooth...

I have a 1989 XT600 and I use to run a 16 tooth countershaft on my bike. It is close and I was worried that if the chain came off a bit in the front my cases would be destroyed. I never had an issue...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-23-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By daviethebiker
The larger ports on the older engine will change...

The larger ports on the older engine will change the port timing I think. The piston may work but will probably work as well as the correct piston does. And the piston ring position may be different...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-30-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,434
Posted By daviethebiker
I have owned a 1984 Husqvarna 500xc since it was...

I have owned a 1984 Husqvarna 500xc since it was new. I used to ride it a lot, off road. It was great out in open areas like Nevada and open areas in California. I could ride it decent when the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6,018
Views: 288,227
Posted By daviethebiker
Compression tester

I live in Watsonville and plan to go to Santa Cruz tomorrow . I could bring my compression tester if the other person can't help you.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
Update on my stolen XL600

To recap my 1987 XL600 was stolen from my carport in March this year. The bike was recovered, or what was left of it, 2 days later. They caught a guy riding it, who said he bought it from someone he...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-09-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,083
Posted By daviethebiker
I would make sure you change the crank seals. Did...

I would make sure you change the crank seals. Did you change the crank seals during the motor rebuild ? Two stroke engines will run very lean if the crank seals leak .
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
Thank you

Thank you mcma111, Davek181 and everyone for the help with the decompression cable . A fellow member, Spirit1dog, is helping me with a XR cable. I will make it work. My bike will have a couple few...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
how to get another decompression cable

The hand decompression cable on my 1987 xl600 was cut by somebody. Where can I find a replacement cable to use with the manual decompression lever ? My bike didn't have the kick starter activated...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
You should change the oil in the engine soon and...

You should change the oil in the engine soon and ride the bike. Fresh oil can help a clutch that has been sitting in old oil.
On the speedo you should check the cable and how it connects. The...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
Found on craigslist

I saw a Honda XL600 for sale . I could use some of the parts to help piece my bike back together but I already have some parts ordered.
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy/4459928517.html
And my...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-08-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6,018
Views: 288,227
Posted By daviethebiker
You should use a trickle charger for a motorcycle...

You should use a trickle charger for a motorcycle battery. I think most car part stores like autozone and o'reilley's will have then in stock. They charge at 1/2 amp per hour.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,808
Posted By daviethebiker
I have a 1984 Husqvarna 500xc that uses two...

I have a 1984 Husqvarna 500xc that uses two shocks in the rear. The bike is stock and has 13.8 inches of rear wheel travel.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
Exhaust muffler

I need an exhaust muffler for my 1987 XL600R since the supertrapp was cut off my bike when it was stolen. Can a spark arrestor from a similar age XR600 fit on a XL ? I have seen stock XL600 mufflers...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
I like were JJxl said adding paint adds $500. The...

I like were JJxl said adding paint adds $500. The police, after the free paint job by the thief, value my XL600 as under $300. My bike was all there , ran great and looked fair. It wasn't a show bike...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
I finally got in with the DA. They tell me they...

I finally got in with the DA. They tell me they haven't even been given a report yet. They said after the report comes in the DA will decide if they want to prosecute. I have heard the wheels of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
Stolen XL600 recovered

The police called me last night to tell me they recovered my XL600 and have the person riding it in custody. The suspect said he bought it from a guy in a parking lot.
The bike is destroyed....
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
I have walked everywhere and talked to neighbors....

I have walked everywhere and talked to neighbors. I am not giving up, as I want my bike back and if possible the thiefs' head on a platter. I am sure it was a neighbor or neighbors friend who stole...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
I asked around my neighborhood and the people...

I asked around my neighborhood and the people that live across the street from me heard a car stop by my house at 4 :20 am . My neighbor heard the car doors close so she looked out her window. She...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
My XL600 was stolen

I woke up this morning and found that my 1987 XL600 was stolen from my car port. I called the police and all they would do was take a report on the phone. I think my bike was lifted by one of the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
If we wanted a fast bike I think most of us would...

If we wanted a fast bike I think most of us would get a "fast' bike. I had a much faster bike when I was younger. But I have been riding dual sport thumpers for 25 years and don't plan to get a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
I think most thumpers, at least the XT600 and...

I think most thumpers, at least the XT600 and XL600 I have, start fairly easy when they are cold and my usually start if the bikes are hot. But starting and riding down the street a few blocks to the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
My speedometer used to bounce around a lot when I...

My speedometer used to bounce around a lot when I got it. I lubed the speedometer cable and it appears the bounced speedometer is fixed.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
If you really want a key for the helmet lock a...

If you really want a key for the helmet lock a locksmith could make a key for the helmet lock you have on the bike now.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
It was 81 degrees here. It is absolutely...

It was 81 degrees here. It is absolutely horrible, way to warm for me.
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
I just saw that same show.

I actually would have kept the bike closer to stock/dual purpose, but each to their own. The new owner wouldn't have been able to use a stock XL very well . It was nice to see an older XL still being...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
Brakes

I agree with davek181 on the brakes. My XL600 came with almost new EBC brake pads and shoes and I very much want better brakes. My rear brake is about the same as no brake. My XL's front disc is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
I had the same problem with my 1987 XL600R last...

I had the same problem with my 1987 XL600R last year. I was told to check the coil. I checked the coil and I had to buy a new one . The bike has been running great since replacing the coil . I would...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14,370
Views: 1,546,296
Posted By daviethebiker
I used 2 part epoxy to patch up the cases under...

I used 2 part epoxy to patch up the cases under the crankshaft in my YZ125 in 1981 after the piston shattered at a race in Nevada. The engine still runs to this day, still patched with epoxy. I just...
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