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Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 01:20 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Local company (toys2go.co.za) in South Africa...

Local company (toys2go.co.za) in South Africa making soft baggage for XR's 650L pictured with mounting racks. I like!...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2014, 05:58 AM
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Views: 665,563
Posted By Airguitar
Sorry, nope, no Idea. Here's a close up if...

Sorry, nope, no Idea.

Here's a close up if that helps...
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-trAx7R_u8I8/VBFgDfTr2TI/AAAAAAAAxWQ/-aPLUDWXYMk/w897-h598-no/IMG_0267.jpg
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2014, 02:24 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Gents.. I confirm the tire is a Mitas E-07, new...

Gents.. I confirm the tire is a Mitas E-07, new version with the center strip.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TkjWqklFvPw/U_dSxdbXO_I/AAAAAAAAulA/PZ-I1eHVtz0/w1015-h571-no/20140822_132504.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 02:59 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
My brother is busy building up a FrankenXR, a...

My brother is busy building up a FrankenXR, a Twin Carb XL600R engine in a XR500RE frame. He needs an airbox with intake rubbers and plastics (Side covers and rear fender), for the 500RE frame....
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2014, 08:30 AM
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Views: 665,563
Posted By Airguitar
I got mine late August, done some 300km now.. ...

I got mine late August, done some 300km now..
They say you don't get Tigers in Africa.. I beg to differ...
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/KXhfFqPVxnna3uqZlXFAE15JaeYfUsb3tvOx8O5f6E78=w930-h523
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 1,448,833
Posted By Airguitar
I think I've read this ride report 5 times...

I think I've read this ride report 5 times minimum.
I don't believe I'll ever see anything like it again. Ever.
Respect.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 04:46 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
OK gents, my next question:- BRAKES. I have a...

OK gents, my next question:-
BRAKES.
I have a 98 600R, Hydraulic front and drum rear brakes.
Both brakes seem to under perform in my book.

The front brakes, with some effort can be squeezed to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 07:56 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Can't say I agree. When I got mine it had that...

Can't say I agree. When I got mine it had that problem but after a clean up of the cables by immersing them in paraffin (Jet fuel) and working them thoroughly, followed by lubing them they worked...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 06:00 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
http://guiltyparty.smugmug.com/Other/800xc-Rebuild...

http://guiltyparty.smugmug.com/Other/800xc-Rebuild/i-hwK3z2g/0/O/mini-photo%20123.jpg

Agreed, I'd add an inch to the handlebar height and find a screen that works with that headlight. Great Job in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 04:21 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/rlsVLD4RlXFGQire...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/rlsVLD4RlXFGQirex8LS4KCJZh7jpoERz_wQd4taQY9dMaIj2Z2D73cJifgElbOK78PBKP-VKsU
Not too pretty, but I bet it's functional!
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 02:34 AM
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Views: 242,057
Posted By Airguitar
Great read from start to.. well.. not yet...

Great read from start to.. well.. not yet finished, is it?
You guys proved once again that Charlie and Ewan are not immortals. :thumb

I'm collecting my Tiger 800XC in September, so I'm keen to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 04:34 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Check your spark plug, It will tell you...

Check your spark plug, It will tell you everything you need to know.
You might even try changing it. Not guaranteed but it could be incomplete combustion due to a faulty plug. In any case look at...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 02:28 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I agree, but I wipe the gasket down with a bit of...

I agree, but I wipe the gasket down with a bit of oil before fitting it. It's an old Aircraft Mechanic thing...:evil
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 02:04 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I did that and can only agree. They're built...

I did that and can only agree. They're built tough.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
"Pretty slow in here...." Here's some pics...

"Pretty slow in here...."

Here's some pics to speed up the pace..
Took a lil' ride......
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 01:41 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I am home now. PM to follow.

I am home now. PM to follow.
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 12:30 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Laugh This bike is all kinds of groovy!!

This bike is all kinds of groovy!!
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 02:13 PM
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Posted By Airguitar
Pics!!!!

Pics!!!!
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Thank you sir!!:D

Thank you sir!!:D
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 10:19 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Woke up this morning early and hit the road, um,...

Woke up this morning early and hit the road, um, dirt, um... mud.. with my Cuz on his KDX200 and his lightie on a quad.....
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 01:25 PM
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Posted By Airguitar
A little South African Autumn XR600 goodness,,, ...

A little South African Autumn XR600 goodness,,,
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l7S8iaLxSSE/U15TZ8gI3aI/AAAAAAAAiVM/Guq3Cq-WPYU/w1015-h571-no/20140428_130432.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
My Ricky is rated at 200 watts, which is plenty...

My Ricky is rated at 200 watts, which is plenty power for other headlights, etc. Now at idle my lights are WAY better than before, and I've only configured it for 100 watts.
Check the website for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 10:12 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Hey Boys.. 2 questions. 1) I replaced my...

Hey Boys.. 2 questions.

1) I replaced my exciter coil a second time now, this time a Ricky Stator product. my first replacement was a locally rewound job which lasted 2 days before frying and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 01:39 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I've always appreciated a fine rack... :evil

I've always appreciated a fine rack... :evil
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Airguitar
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XeIdlVkPBqo/Uw7...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XeIdlVkPBqo/Uw7tAm6FEGI/AAAAAAAAd4Q/9pyGdV8ORx8/w454-h605-no/IMG_0071-2.jpg

my brand new rewound coil died after 2 days. Cooked again.
I'm replacing the CDI,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 03:26 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
PM me ...

PM me

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/oc8on0xf51g2zbo/XR600R%20Manual%20Complete.pdf)
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 09:13 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
when will I finish the bikes? When they stop...

when will I finish the bikes? When they stop given me hell!!
I replaced the stator exciter coil and 2 days later it burned out on me. It looks like a new CDI is in order..
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 02:16 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I've got a 88 XR600. not sure on the jetting. ...

I've got a 88 XR600. not sure on the jetting.
Joburg is around 5500 feet. I'll check the manual when I get home and give you Honda's recommended jetting.
Derek in Benoni
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I'm also keen to know this.. :evil

I'm also keen to know this.. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 12:49 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I had the same thoughts. I'd like to see an...

I had the same thoughts. I'd like to see an original exciter coil for comparison..
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 08:02 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Thanks Steve. I'll get at it when I go home in...

Thanks Steve. I'll get at it when I go home in February..
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 07:17 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Valve clearances triple checked. Will rewind the...

Valve clearances triple checked. Will rewind the stator. I had mine open months ago.. here's what it looked like back then. One coil is different from the rest.. looks like a rewind.....
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 03:53 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I've been having starting issues on my 600R. It...

I've been having starting issues on my 600R. It doesn't like starting, and only will try to start when cold. Hot starts can be achieved by a tow start or not at all.
Spark is weak to intermittent...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 12:17 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
This is the first XR engine rebuild that I messed...

This is the first XR engine rebuild that I messed this up on.. Must have something to do with becoming an old geezer.. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2014, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Dude.. we could've been twins.. Just that mine...

Dude.. we could've been twins.. Just that mine had allen bolts and I never got to make any scratches in the tappet chamber.. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
That's exactly what was wrong... :rofl

That's exactly what was wrong... :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 09:48 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Bead blast it clean, then spray paint with 2k...

Bead blast it clean, then spray paint with 2k paint. I used 75% Aluminium Silver mixed with 25% Black..
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I'll open it up tomorrow.. I'm thinking the same...

I'll open it up tomorrow.. I'm thinking the same thing as you, I'm not hearing any cam chain snatch, so I'm going with the cam sprocket bolts.. however I'm pretty sure I loctited them..
Hasta...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 09:40 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
My 88 XR600 is back together after an engine top...

My 88 XR600 is back together after an engine top end rebuild. (Wiseco piston, new cam chain, Re-Nikasil-ed barrel)
I got it started today and it ran beautifully and silently for about 5 minutes,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2013, 01:48 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I did oil it quite a bit. You think I should put...

I did oil it quite a bit. You think I should put some fuel down the spark plug hole and wash it out?

Thanks ElSalvador and Steve.. You're totally right, I'm treating Nikasil like a steel sleeve.....
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