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Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 03:33 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
What JJ is talking about is on top of the...

What JJ is talking about is on top of the rockerbox, where the 10mm bolt goes thru fastening the rockerbox to the frame and the triangle plates. Remove that bolt and underneath is another allen head...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 06:32 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
I am pretty sure you cannot fit a 16 tooth, I...

I am pretty sure you cannot fit a 16 tooth, I tried on my 86 and just not enough clearance for the chain. I already had it from another application so no loss.
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 03:30 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
I do not know how much clearance is needed, since...

I do not know how much clearance is needed, since it did not fit, I pulled it out. I tried to unscrew the knob but it would not budge. Not sure if it is molded on or screws on. I did not want to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 07:22 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
The knob/enrichner will fit, only problem is the...

The knob/enrichner will fit, only problem is the tank sits so low you cannot operate it as the shaft and knob stick out too far. If you can shorten the shaft and reattach the knob, it would work. I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 04:09 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
Since I am an Aircraft pilot, not currently...

Since I am an Aircraft pilot, not currently flying, I went back and researched cylinder head temp (CHT). This is one of the many things you monitor while flying as you have to manually lean your...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 09:00 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
Thanks for info.

Thanks for info.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 07:45 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
Yes, I agree, the plug temp will be a sort of...

Yes, I agree, the plug temp will be a sort of peak reading and JJ's location is more like monitoring water temp in a water cooled engine. This is good info from both of you..... I see a winter...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 06:56 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
I just did two sprocket carrier bearing...

I just did two sprocket carrier bearing replacements. I drove the seal out with the old bearing. Once out I put the old bearing with collar in a vise and used a thin knife blade to drive between the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 09:34 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
As to chains, DID X-Ring chain is very good. The...

As to chains, DID X-Ring chain is very good. The 520 size comes in different tensile strengths, look for a very strong one, can't say what strength though.

The X-ring is the latest and should...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 08:00 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
I agree completely. I followed a guy with a NEW...

I agree completely. I followed a guy with a NEW BMW 800 who went south as far as he could in S. America, then to New Zealand, then to Australia, and S. Africa. He had prepped to the N'tn degree,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 06:42 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
My opinion is that they are too old. Parts are...

My opinion is that they are too old. Parts are getting harder to find. Don't know about Honda. I'd think any bike over 20 years old would be risky. Just my opinion, I am sure others will chime in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 02:09 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
I have used these. Seem to be very good quality. ...

I have used these. Seem to be very good quality. They ship from Taiwan fairly fast to the USA. They are all chrome but do have the correct 10mm treads and reverse thread for the right side. They...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 06:39 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
I re-read your earlier post about the neutral...

I re-read your earlier post about the neutral light. Now that I think about it and the fact your ground wire was disconnected, you were probably backfeeding a ground from the neutral light circuit....
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 06:07 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
Very happy you found the problem.

Very happy you found the problem.
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 05:24 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
Do you have a blue/Yellow wire? That normally...

Do you have a blue/Yellow wire? That normally comes from the side stand switch. The blue/yellow can be grounded to simulate the side stand is up. Then the neutral light switch should work...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 05:12 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
I hope you can find another set, I'd sure like to...

I hope you can find another set, I'd sure like to have that one. I've got a little over a month before leaving for Colorado and would like to find one before then.

Steve
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 06:49 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
Great, thanks..:clap

Great, thanks..:clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 07:01 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
Can you send a pic of it, I have a very damaged...

Can you send a pic of it, I have a very damaged one that could serve as a source of material to fix the melted spot. Is the one you have faded or bright red still?
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 04:59 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
A sea of red, anyone have an extra Right side...

A sea of red, anyone have an extra Right side air scoop and both black deflectors for the 80's XT's?

Forks look awsome, Jeff.
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 05:03 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
WOO HOO, always good to hear... I thought...

WOO HOO, always good to hear...

I thought I'd pass on info about a new tool I just found out about, the Baja No Pinch Tire Tool.

http://www.bajanopinch.com/how-to-use-the-tool/
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 04:26 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
JJ, you seem to have more experience with Wiseco...

JJ, you seem to have more experience with Wiseco and I accept your wisdom. I've never had problems with cast, and as long as you don't have excessive rocking due to wear I don't expect there to be a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 06:59 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
Since Wiseco pistons are forged, they expand at a...

Since Wiseco pistons are forged, they expand at a different rate and generally require more clearance than the OEM piston. Since they are forged, they require more warm up before run hard or they may...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 02:18 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
Shipping can be a bad. If you put your country...

Shipping can be a bad. If you put your country in the name area it is easier to make suggestions. I do not know what other springs may work. Someone can jump in here with suggestions closer to your...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 08:06 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
I've found eBay to be the best price. You just...

I've found eBay to be the best price. You just have to keep looking and you can find the lowest price. I think I paid less than 70 dollars. Prices were all over the place, watch out for excessive...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 08:35 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
Very nice, you can't have too many. I'd like to...

Very nice, you can't have too many. I'd like to find another.....
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 06:09 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
Shoot, grab a ferry across the lake to Wisconsin,...

Shoot, grab a ferry across the lake to Wisconsin, JJ will fix you right up.... I crossed the lake a few years ago with travel trailer.... North of Sheboygan.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 06:05 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
Not from that area of Kansas, Don't have...

Not from that area of Kansas, Don't have relatives there either. My son lives in the Wichita area.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 04:57 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
Lost track of who has which problem and who I...

Lost track of who has which problem and who I asked about what. So If I am duplicating, please understand.

The US bikes use a combination of sidestand switch and neutral switch to kill the engine...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 04:38 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
It does sound like carb problems or air leaks. ...

It does sound like carb problems or air leaks. When you had the carb apart did you pull the brass part the main jet was screwed into? This is the emulsion tube and has a series of hole that can...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 04:13 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
Have you had the top end apart? If torqued...

Have you had the top end apart? If torqued properly, the head gasket should not leak like that. If someone reused an old head gasket at some prior time, then that is probably the culprit. Only way...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 03:55 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
As long as you are at 7mm +-1 from the separation...

As long as you are at 7mm +-1 from the separation line, you should be good.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 12:25 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
In my experience, I've had to play with the tube...

In my experience, I've had to play with the tube up and down to get a good reading. Seems like surface tension and the fact tha the gas won't flow back into the carb can give you a false reading. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 05:46 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
Sorry JJ, we both answered at the same time, go...

Sorry JJ, we both answered at the same time, go ahead....

I am anxious to hear about where the white puffs are coming from, any ideas?

I am thinking cam chain jumped a cog... how many miles on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 07:47 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
JJ, what brand are the forks you have with this...

JJ, what brand are the forks you have with this kit? Would they be fairly easy to get on going? I like the part about being able to use the original wheel, what about the caliper etc. is there an...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 04:23 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
JJ I am anxious to hear what you come us with for...

JJ I am anxious to hear what you come us with for re-valving the old rear shock, external adjustments and remote reservoir.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 01:55 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
I just put Progressive brand progressive springs...

I just put Progressive brand progressive springs in my xt and used amzoil 10 fork oil. Man what a difference in the old style forks. Not modern USD forks but the nose dive is now controlled. I set...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 10:41 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
happy to help out.

happy to help out.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 06:56 PM
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Posted By steveloomis
While on the subject of Air Scoops, anyone have a...

While on the subject of Air Scoops, anyone have a Right side Red one for an 84 to 89 Xt600 USA model?
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 10:32 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
Much better throttle and clutch control showing...

Much better throttle and clutch control showing it can be done from a dead stop right at the bottom.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 06:54 AM
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Posted By steveloomis
It is a learning process we all go through. While...

It is a learning process we all go through. While I watched I instinctively KNEW the guy would not make it and he did not, as JJ said momentum is the key to that crossing. Starting at the board is...
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