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Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 06:48 AM
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Posted By eng42
Are you sure that the air is coming out the...

Are you sure that the air is coming out the standpipe when you blow through the hose, and not coming out at the bottom inside of the bowl?

With the screw closed, blowing in the hose should come...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11,570
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Posted By eng42
A buddy of mine who used to do a lot of dead bike...

A buddy of mine who used to do a lot of dead bike resuscitation figured out that the grouchy old lady that ran our local tag office really enjoyed a Sonic chocolate malt in the afternoon. All of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11,570
Views: 1,765,385
Posted By eng42
There's actually two things going on there. ...

There's actually two things going on there. There's a standpipe inside the float bowl, and that is connected to the external hose barb. It should always be open--you should be able to blow in the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 04:24 PM
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Posted By eng42
I would sure do some careful checking. Here in...

I would sure do some careful checking. Here in OK, if you are late getting your tag every year, they hit you with a lot of late fees, which quadrupled a couple of years ago.

It's a constant...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 27,010
Views: 4,953,640
Posted By eng42
Of all the things on the motorcycle, the rider is...

Of all the things on the motorcycle, the rider is the only thing that really cares about minor vibration, so if you can't feel it, it doesn't exist.

I'd just get a big plastic hammer or some wood...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27,010
Views: 4,953,640
Posted By eng42
I agree--the only way it's going to corrode where...

I agree--the only way it's going to corrode where the seal runs is if the seal is already shot and moisture can get in there. I've had a lot more seal surfaces wear out than corrode.

Corrosion...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27,010
Views: 4,953,640
Posted By eng42
Hey, give me some feedback here--does that photo...

Hey, give me some feedback here--does that photo show up? I pasted a link from dropbox and on my system, it just shows up as a link. Seems like photos that I've put in from Photobucket go ahead and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 27,010
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Posted By eng42
Nice rainy day for a ride.

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/lkd2ayqyxb76vex/AADBNU2pxWE02Aulk09pNxrHa

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a603/JDavisEngineer/20150524_144209_zps5ckkmlmt.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 11:58 AM
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Posted By eng42
Those of us that live in states with reasonable...

Those of us that live in states with reasonable laws ought to be buying up all the XRs in the world, making them street-legal, and selling them to the poor unfortunates in more bureaucratic states.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8,486
Views: 1,318,397
Posted By eng42
Woody's Wheel Works has a good procedure worked...

Woody's Wheel Works has a good procedure worked out for converting to tubeless on some spoked rims. I did it on the back of my Triumph Tiger, and it's working well. Hadn't really thought about...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 07:01 PM
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Posted By eng42
XR600 engine fit in XL frame?

I have an extra XL600 frame, with a legit title. Is that something that would make it easy to build a street-legal XR600?

I'm selling my XL600, and once it's gone, I'll sell off the pile of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14,663
Views: 1,605,108
Posted By eng42
1987 Honda XL600 For sale

Cutting back on my fleet, and am selling my XL600.

Here are links to more info:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26749715#post26749715
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8,486
Views: 1,318,397
Posted By eng42
My personal opinion is that fork boots are best...

My personal opinion is that fork boots are best taken off and thrown away anyway. They don't serve much purpose.

But that's just my opinion.

Ironically, I happen to have the on 3 different...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27,010
Views: 4,953,640
Posted By eng42
What he's after is a reduced length of pull, not...

What he's after is a reduced length of pull, not a reduced effort. Shortening that lever will make the pull harder, but shorter, so the clutch will operate with less movement of the clutch lever.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8,486
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Posted By eng42
Even more top-heavy than that 650. I think...

Even more top-heavy than that 650.

I think one kind of like that, only in 5.75 diameter, would look great.
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 09:19 AM
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Views: 987
Posted By eng42
1987 Honda XL600 For sale, Long Version Chapter 2

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:TargetScreenSize>800x600</o:TargetScreenSize> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Tires are Kenda K761, which are considered a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By eng42
1987 Honda XL600 For sale, Long Version Chapter 1

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:TargetScreenSize>800x600</o:TargetScreenSize> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> The doctoral thesis version:

Has about...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By eng42
1987 Honda XL600 For sale

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:TargetScreenSize>800x600</o:TargetScreenSize> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> 1987 Honda XL600 For sale

The short...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By eng42
XL600 for sale

I'm putting the XL600 up for sale if anyone is interested. It's running great, starting on the first kick, and just generally working flawlessly.

$2300.

Also have a large pile of leftover...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8,486
Views: 1,318,397
Posted By eng42
[QUOTE=NRWphoto;26739217]Factory trail wings on...

[QUOTE=NRWphoto;26739217]Factory trail wings on the bike.

Real dirt tires will for sure reduce your crashage.

There are some decent DOT knobbies, I hear. I would just run good MX tires and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 08:24 AM
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Posted By eng42
If you're breaking levers, master cylinders,...

If you're breaking levers, master cylinders, etc., you may reduce it by keeping your clamp bolts on those things loose, so that it will slip around the bars rather than breaking things off. On my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 27,010
Views: 4,953,640
Posted By eng42
Not sure on the DRZ, but on my Triumph Tiger, I...

Not sure on the DRZ, but on my Triumph Tiger, I made and extension for the clutch arm down on the engine, which makes the clutch pull easier, but the engagement range longer. In your case, you could...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 06:13 AM
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Posted By eng42
Are you just breaking plastic parts?

Are you just breaking plastic parts?
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27,010
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Posted By eng42
I would also like to hear from anyone using this...

I would also like to hear from anyone using this clutch.
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 27,010
Views: 4,953,640
Posted By eng42
+1 on the left-hand drill bit. Most of the time,...

+1 on the left-hand drill bit. Most of the time, when I've used those, the bit will grab (especially in brass) while you're drilling and just unscrew the offending part. If it doesn't, at least you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27,010
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Posted By eng42
Reversing Tweakage

A friend of mine who was in the car body repair business gave me some very good advice about straightening bent things.

1. Don't disassemble anything.
2. Figure out where the force that bent...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 27,010
Views: 4,953,640
Posted By eng42
oooooo. Gotta get me one of those Zeta throttle...

oooooo. Gotta get me one of those Zeta throttle tubes.

On my old XL600, I finally just installed a MotionPro Turbo Throttle with just the pull cable, and it was a wonderful thing. Full...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 27,010
Views: 4,953,640
Posted By eng42
I used to include the phrase "or trade for guns"...

I used to include the phrase "or trade for guns" in any classified ad that I placed. Last couple of years, the only calls I get are idjits with AR15s that they think are worth $3k. I gave up on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27,010
Views: 4,953,640
Posted By eng42
Not on the DRZ (yet, anyway), but we have two...

Not on the DRZ (yet, anyway), but we have two Triumph 955 Tigers in the family that have the rear wheels tubeless-ized per the process that Woody's Wheel Works espouses. Both have been working well...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8,486
Views: 1,318,397
Posted By eng42
I've been told that a grease gun will go right on...

I've been told that a grease gun will go right on the bleeder fitting and you can pump the pistons right out. Haven't tried it, myself, but the compressed air cannon method is pretty dangerous.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8,486
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Posted By eng42
Glad you rode that one out without injury. ...

Glad you rode that one out without injury.

Back in my formative years, chain derailment was a common occurrence. It was also not unheard-of for the chain to wad up and destroy the engine cases....
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27,010
Views: 4,953,640
Posted By eng42
I haven't done any reading (yet) on DRZ400...

I haven't done any reading (yet) on DRZ400 stators, but here's my conclusion on my reading and experience regarding other bikes with stator problems:

The root cause of most of the problems is bad...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27,010
Views: 4,953,640
Posted By eng42
DRZ400S Gear Ratios

Here's a chart of sprocket/gear ratios for the DRZ400S:
http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/JDavisEngineer/media/DRZ400%20Gearing_zps2s6dnx9t.jpg.html
http://www.advrider.com/forums/<a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27,010
Views: 4,953,640
Posted By eng42
I read somewhere that there are some 1990s Yamaha...

I read somewhere that there are some 1990s Yamaha YZ wheels that fit. I haven't researched what was meant by "fit". Some people's interpretation of that word is different than mine. If that's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 27,010
Views: 4,953,640
Posted By eng42
I'm not that tall, but the wind pressure is still...

I'm not that tall, but the wind pressure is still exhausting. On my XL600, I mounted a small windshield. I used to make fun of that kind of stuff, but not anymore--it's an enormous improvement in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 27,010
Views: 4,953,640
Posted By eng42
You can also buy those plugs (without fuseholder)...

You can also buy those plugs (without fuseholder) at any parts store. For some reason, they are in the trailer parts area at most stores. I put them on everything so the Battery Tender plugs in,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27,010
Views: 4,953,640
Posted By eng42
OK, that clears that up--I couldn't figure out...

OK, that clears that up--I couldn't figure out how a skid plate makes noise. I don't think I ever associated that noise with any particular part of the bike--just "gravel hitting the bike". But I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8,486
Views: 1,318,397
Posted By eng42
Do you have a good CDI unit to sell? If so, PM...

Do you have a good CDI unit to sell? If so, PM me.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27,010
Views: 4,953,640
Posted By eng42
I have some eBay ones that look just like that on...

I have some eBay ones that look just like that on my XL600 and they seem fine. Keep in mind that I just ride the thing around and don't do any giant triple jumps with it.

My DRZ400 came with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 27,010
Views: 4,953,640
Posted By eng42
Something I noticed on my DRZ400S is that the...

Something I noticed on my DRZ400S is that the needle height makes a LOT of difference. I drew a blank on mine when I first got it--opened it up and it already had the main and pilot jets that...
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