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Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2013, 12:32 PM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
Gotcha! That makes sense.

Gotcha! That makes sense.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2013, 11:54 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
With all this talk about 'windshields', how fast...

With all this talk about 'windshields', how fast are these bikes really able to travel once broken in? I rode the bike home yesterday from the dealer and saw 74mph. Are windshields really needed?...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2013, 09:37 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
Figure of speak. Point being, my body is mangled....

Figure of speak. Point being, my body is mangled. And now have to readjust my thought process in how and what I ride. Not a big deal really, when it comes down to it in time. It's just the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 04:33 PM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
Rode the bike home today. And have to reluctantly...

Rode the bike home today. And have to reluctantly admit that it's better in every way to my old XT500. Push button starting, fuel injected smoothness, darn near feels the same way power wise,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 11:11 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
SWEET RELIEF!!! And so true!!!

SWEET RELIEF!!! And so true!!!
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 10:53 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
So you guys won't look down at me if I can no...

So you guys won't look down at me if I can no longer catch fish with my teeth, or carve a dugout with my finger nails?
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 08:16 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
37 with a 70 year olds body. Been told that by...

37 with a 70 year olds body. Been told that by two surgeons and my doctor.

Who know doing stupid shit would result in being completely mangled later in life? Oh yeah...all the olds guys I should...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 07:47 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
I have to be the most unhappy new bike owner...

I have to be the most unhappy new bike owner there is. Not because of the bike, because of the realization that my body is growing old far faster than it really should be. I have an old XT500 and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2013, 05:35 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
Just picked this S1 on Saturday. It needs work,...

Just picked this S1 on Saturday. It needs work, but for the price, it was too good to pass up.

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh121/black06883/S1_zpsb8b847ce.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2013, 04:56 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
Yeah, can someone, please, for the love of God,...

Yeah, can someone, please, for the love of God, post a video of them riding their new CB???
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2013, 02:41 PM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
Please save that bike!!!

Please save that bike!!!
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2013, 07:25 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
I just wanted to post a follow-up with the issue...

I just wanted to post a follow-up with the issue I was having. Upper RPM after the secondary carb kicked in, the engine would break up and bog, badly. I installed a Rick's XR600R CDI, and while the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 12:48 PM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
Thanks for the heads up. I ordered one yesterday,...

Thanks for the heads up. I ordered one yesterday, and my cost was low enough just to keep it and install. I have a gut feeling it's the CDI though.....
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2013, 11:14 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
Mine is at a consistent 389. Too low...

Mine is at a consistent 389. Too low...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2013, 07:38 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
You happen to know what the resistance values are...

You happen to know what the resistance values are for the pick-up? I'm almost positive I checked that awhile ago, but been long enough that I'm uncertain.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 12:38 PM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
I hate writing out what my back ground is. Maybe...

I hate writing out what my back ground is. Maybe we all should start putting what experience we have in our signatures, just as a heads up. I have done all that you have talked about. That's why I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 11:43 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
I bought this bike as a non-runner. And has been...

I bought this bike as a non-runner. And has been present since I got it going. Line from the tank is new, just installed last week. Petcock has been cleaned out. I have had the carbs off multiple...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 10:24 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
Stock mains, 118 Primary, 115 Secondary, stock...

Stock mains, 118 Primary, 115 Secondary, stock exhaust. Valves adjusted and rechecked.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 09:29 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
Upper RPM breakdown

OK, got a problem with the upper rpm's on my 86 XL6. Runs out clean, crisp and quickly until about the last 1/5th of throttle. Basically WOT. I have a new Ricky Stator, coil, wire and plug. Went...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2013, 01:29 PM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
Love that paint scheme. I work at a dealer...

Love that paint scheme.

I work at a dealer and the thing that pisses me off, is the death of the stardard Harley, i.e. short/no suspension.

You plan on raising the bike at all?
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2012, 03:45 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
If you can find the Honda version, go for that. ...

If you can find the Honda version, go for that.

BTW, I want to see pictures of that bad boy!!!
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2012, 03:43 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
At $65, you are more than a third of the way to...

At $65, you are more than a third of the way to having the Ricky unit. I saw those myself when I went through this process a few weeks ago and am very glad I got the Ricky.

Let's put it this way,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2012, 07:01 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
Speaking of having to kick these bikes, a...

Speaking of having to kick these bikes, a multitude of times...I would start with the stator!

If it ain't getting the spark it needs, then no amount of jetting is going to make that bugger start...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2012, 07:00 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
That's what I needed. Thank you.

That's what I needed. Thank you.
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2012, 03:41 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
Speaking of jetting, I can't remember which way...

Speaking of jetting, I can't remember which way the mixture screw affects things.

In=richer? Or do I have that backwards on these carbs?

Too many blows to the skull over the years!!
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2012, 03:55 PM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
LOL My XRL was modded. Carb, A/C and muffler. I...

LOL My XRL was modded. Carb, A/C and muffler. I would never go back to an XRL. I guess just personal preference.

Couple that with the sane seat height (I'm short dammit!), pillowy suspension (too...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2012, 06:20 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
Got to disagree with you on the 'way more torque'...

Got to disagree with you on the 'way more torque' part of your reply. I had an 08 XRL and two XL6s. The XL6s easily have more power than the XRL could wished to have had. And yes, I have ridden other...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2012, 05:45 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
LOL Yes, I have some of the very same spots you...

LOL Yes, I have some of the very same spots you speak of!!! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2012, 12:07 PM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
I replaced the used stator the PO owner bought to...

I replaced the used stator the PO owner bought to replace the original that went bad with a Ricky Stator. I also replaced the aftermarket ignition coil with a Honda item and of course, the plug, to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2012, 06:31 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
Another one lives!

I just wanted to report back with my bike. I finally have good spark, and after re-adjusting the decompressor cables, and a lot of kicking (I had the bike on it's side several times doing various...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-02-2012, 11:26 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
Any movement with this bugger?

Any movement with this bugger?
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2012, 07:45 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
Go back a couple of pages and you'll see were...

Go back a couple of pages and you'll see were Klaus posted up specs to test the stator, ignition coil, and ignition pick-up.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2012, 05:32 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
Thank you again for the specs! As it turns...

Thank you again for the specs!

As it turns out, the new aftermarket coil is no good. Well over on the primary and well under on the secondary readings.

One thing that baffles me though, the rep...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2012, 06:34 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
Thank you very much for all your help. I have...

Thank you very much for all your help. I have some work to do. Will report back later.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2012, 03:55 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
I ended up replacing the stator with one from...

I ended up replacing the stator with one from Ricky because of the problem I am experiencing now. Makes me wonder if I got a bad new stator.



Thank you for the specs. I'll be checking those...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2012, 03:27 PM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
Anyone? I honestly don't remember having to kick...

Anyone? I honestly don't remember having to kick this hard on my old one.
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2012, 07:53 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
I don't think I was clear in my previous post. I...

I don't think I was clear in my previous post. I tried starting with fresh gas, tap on and off. I tried starting with ether (starting fluid), again, tap on and off. I have even left the air box...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2012, 07:07 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
I did go through the carbs sat or sun (I cant...

I did go through the carbs sat or sun (I cant remember), but you would think that it would at least do something off of starting fluid, if not fresh gasoline.
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2012, 05:28 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
No pop. No nothing. Nadda! :cry The...

No pop. No nothing. Nadda! :cry



The old one was doing the same thing. Very weak spark when kicked hard, or no spark when kicked normal.

This is what lead me to believe I was having stator...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2012, 11:14 AM
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Posted By beardothebeardo
No start issue

I have a no start issue on my newly aquired 86 XL6.

Here is what I know.

Brand spankin new Ricky stator (went with the advise here)

Adjusted the valves.

Went through the carb and...
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