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Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 10:22 AM
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Posted By RonZacapa
Awesome thread this, and also now 5000 pages...

Awesome thread this, and also now 5000 pages looong. All XRL related activities going well in Durban SA, my XR just gets better with age. More about my piggy's happy diet here:...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 11:05 AM
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Views: 7,964,351
Posted By RonZacapa
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24971059#post24971059

Cross posting here because I think this is relevant. Dunno if this is frowned upon on ADV? My 650L is currently just sweet at...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 44,335
Posted By RonZacapa
Removed the rear subframe and ground off the...

Removed the rear subframe and ground off the helmet lock yesterday after all the other farkles and omits, now on 136.3kg - close to dammit 300 lbs. This morning met up with Craig and Darren on an...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 11:55 AM
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Views: 7,964,351
Posted By RonZacapa
The gear ratios are all out between 1st and 2nd I...

The gear ratios are all out between 1st and 2nd I think most of us will agree. It hasn't been a big issue in my books though (14-45 gearing) as I have learned to live with it. The XRL box is a lot...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 75,411
Views: 7,964,351
Posted By RonZacapa
But its not about KTM's around here! My XR is...

But its not about KTM's around here! My XR is already lighter than a katoom 690. More unobtainium please. Have the XR in it's happy place and the KTM will struggle to keep up. I can also spin my rear...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 75,411
Views: 7,964,351
Posted By RonZacapa
So I was clever enough to to tie up all my...

So I was clever enough to to tie up all my available funds in a brand spanking new XR650L back in early 2011. The speedometer is still in Mph because I reckon
they shipped all the leftover...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 75,411
Views: 7,964,351
Posted By RonZacapa
Same stress / hairline cracks developed on my FMF...

Same stress / hairline cracks developed on my FMF Q4 - first time I had them welded and all was good for a while till they came back. I had the mounting boss removed and the exhaust welded up and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 44,335
Posted By RonZacapa
Hopefully these old XR650L threads never die....

Hopefully these old XR650L threads never die. Update on my progress in Durban, South Africa. Down to around 301 pounds tank empty (Clarke) now. All superfluous stuff removed and some nice bits added....
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 258,622
Posted By RonZacapa
AaEarghh! Ok so I fitted the mini Ultrabatt...

AaEarghh!
Ok so I fitted the mini Ultrabatt UB200Lite to my XR650L this afternoon. All went well until I came across this Ueberthread all things LiFePo related and it has given me some headspace to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 30,039
Posted By RonZacapa
Was this matter ever resolved? Is a dead thread...

Was this matter ever resolved? Is a dead thread ever really dead? Was riding my 2011 XR650L through some tight bush (woods) trail today with some mates and couldn't help wondering if I should rather...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 75,411
Views: 7,964,351
Posted By RonZacapa
Max displacement cc without machining the block

I stand the chance of acquiring a standard cylinder in good condition which could be used for a re-bore and bigger piston so here is a question for the guys that have done this to their XRL: What is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2013, 11:04 AM
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Views: 7,964,351
Posted By RonZacapa
if Photoshop is your friend...

if Photoshop is your friend...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 09:27 AM
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Views: 7,964,351
Posted By RonZacapa
Same thing happened to my FMF Q4 but I suspect...

Same thing happened to my FMF Q4 but I suspect that you had some hairline fractures on the tab before the getoff. With mine I saw it happening early and had it welded at the local bike X-haust place....
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,053,814
Posted By RonZacapa
The NC700X can be had for around R66K (around...

The NC700X can be had for around R66K (around 6460 US$) here in South Africa on the road though list price is R70K. Thats one of the very few advantages of living here on the dark continent, also the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,053,814
Posted By RonZacapa
Has been very quiete here of late. Been the owner...

Has been very quiete here of late. Been the owner of one delectable 700X for 4 weeks now - current mileage 3520km. This is one fantastic bike. Saw 192 on the clock the otherday, downhill with no...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,053,814
Posted By RonZacapa
+1 I never thought I would hold a Honda in this...

+1
I never thought I would hold a Honda in this high regard, but you just confirmed my own opinion. It's a great bike...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,053,814
Posted By RonZacapa
If you want a powerband buy a peaky high revvin...

If you want a powerband buy a peaky high revvin 2-stroke. Nuff said, I am happy with my 700X the way it is.
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,053,814
Posted By RonZacapa
Interesting to see the NC700X / XR650L...

Interesting to see the NC700X / XR650L combination, those are the exact same bikes I currently own on another continent. Must be something about these Hondas then....

This was posted up on WildDog...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 251,052
Posted By RonZacapa
This was posted up on WildDog a day or two ago,...

This was posted up on WildDog a day or two ago, if I can get photobucket to work will post some pics too.
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,800
Posted By RonZacapa
Gotta chirp in here, had my 700X since Friday...

Gotta chirp in here, had my 700X since Friday afternoon 2 days ago, current mileage 738km. The bike is still new so I expect that consumption figures may get better with time. I'm a bit ham fisted...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,777,287
Posted By RonZacapa
Dont know why this page hasn't gone any further...

Dont know why this page hasn't gone any further in 2 days? Everyone asleep or riding too much?? :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,777,287
Posted By RonZacapa
CRF Top speed

I know this sounds like gross bike abuse, like today with a strong wind pushing from behind I saw 154 km/h on the speedo, highway cruising - admittedly going downhill. The speedo is a bit optimistic...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 75,411
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Posted By RonZacapa
Cdi

There you go:
http://www.motorbike-shop.de/index.php?a=3153&lang=eng

I replaced my CDI about 2 months ago with one of these units. Service was good, shipping was cheap and if you tell Götz to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,777,287
Posted By RonZacapa
Might be different models in different parts of...

Might be different models in different parts of the world, I'm in S.Africa. There's quiete a bit of information on the interwebs about Honda's throwing error codes when the O2 thingy is disconnected....
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,777,287
Posted By RonZacapa
It usually takes between 20 and 40km before the...

It usually takes between 20 and 40km before the PGM FI light in the console comes on when caning the bike like riding between 115 and 125 km/h. Stop along the side of the road, switch off, switch...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,777,287
Posted By RonZacapa
Air Intake Temperature Sensor

Been dredging all sorts of forums including this esteemed bunch of social misfits for days now in the hope of finding information where the AIT sensor is located on the 250L. Anyone know?
Have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,777,287
Posted By RonZacapa
the Power! is alright with the 250L ;-)

Just pull the O2 sensor and see what happens :clap
And then see what happens next when the clever on board diagnostics tell you that there's a problem with your PGM whatever its called. Google then...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,777,287
Posted By RonZacapa
Messing with the FI - question for the boffs

Interesting thing happened today. Sedately cruising on my 250L at between 75 - 87mph indicated (mostly downhill on the freeway) I had an appointment to get to on time, the PGM-FI warning light came...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 75,411
Views: 7,964,351
Posted By RonZacapa
CDI Unit again

After 10K troublefree miles on a new bought 650L my bike has developed all the classic symptoms of a Faulty CDI unit. There's a great post up on thumpertalk about how to repair these: ...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 25,832
Posted By RonZacapa
Tired of oil on my LHS boot

Resurrecting an old topic no doubt. My 2 cents worth then. Been riding airheads for most of the time since 1985 and after 28 years of airhead skulldugery have come to the stage where oil dripping on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 75,411
Views: 7,964,351
Posted By RonZacapa
Overheating?! - Issues with the 650L

Thought I'd just chirp in regarding the much discussed overheating issues that gets much discussion points on this forum. Had my 650L for just over 2 years, 9500 miles on the clock. The bike is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 75,411
Views: 7,964,351
Posted By RonZacapa
re: Heatshield

Thinking that the idea with a heatshield close to the heat radiating headers is onto something. It may work a bit in a localised hot area, but it may also prevent the heat that is trapped in the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,777,287
Posted By RonZacapa
CRF250L Topspeed

Have my lrp now for about 3 months and done just over 1600 hassle free km with it. Had to get to a meeting yesterday that was like hurry up & wait, like you rush like mad to get there on time (lack...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,777,287
Posted By RonZacapa
Same here. First noticed this when the bike was...

Same here. First noticed this when the bike was new and queried this with the Honda dealer. My bike has now done a 1000 miles and the wheephole leak has stopped. Thinking its a new seal in a new bike...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,859
Posted By RonZacapa
Same story - different flavour - R80 monolever roadbike

Got a newish (hopefully! - havnt seen it yet) rear mag wheel coming up from Cape Town next week. Same story as in how many miles will the standard hub go and still function after 3 decades of (ab)...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,577
Posted By RonZacapa
Nice looking build SOS! I see your craftsmanship...

Nice looking build SOS! I see your craftsmanship is up to the job and this will turn out as one sweet looking special.
My one point of concern is how will the YZ125 frame handle the torque of the...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 70,365
Posted By RonZacapa
The Lasertec Metzelers look very close to the...

The Lasertec Metzelers look very close to the Bridgestone BT 45's and am sure will last at least as long. Running the BT45's on my current airhead R80 monolever roadbike and very happy with them ...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,281
Posted By RonZacapa
The sum of parts is all in the unsprung weight....

The sum of parts is all in the unsprung weight. When I went from a tubed tyre to tubeless and junked the heavy duty tube on the rear wheel on my 1985 R80 monolever I threw away 3.65 lbs of weight. I...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 353,580
Posted By RonZacapa
Be careful of the "Double Reserve Trick"

Having ridden airheads for the most part since the mid '80's my observation regarding the double reserve trick.
NOT A GOOD IDEA! when you are running at anything more than 3/4 throttle for any...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 75,411
Views: 7,964,351
Posted By RonZacapa
Thanx Dave!

Hell yes - Dave's Mod is the business :super Anyways, it worked for me about 2 years ago on a new 650L running standard Sarfrican jungle juice through the Keihin. Took some liberty with drilling the...
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