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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:34 AM
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Posted By crobox
I made nylon ones because the "squeezing"...

I made nylon ones because the "squeezing" pressure of the tank on the rubber ones seemed really intense, and I thought I would ruin the rubber ones. (Not sure, in retrospect, why I was so worried...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:49 AM
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Posted By crobox
OK, thanks Tom for your reply. The vibration...

OK, thanks Tom for your reply.

The vibration on mine is definitely intense... so much so that I'm forced to think about going back to the Clarke. Which would be a shame, as I like the look of the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 08:49 PM
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Posted By crobox
Acerbis Tank Vibrates A Lot

I just put an Acerbis tank on my XRL, and it really vibrates a lot... at least compared to the Clarke I replaced. The vibration really ends up making the inside surfaces of my knees uncomfortable...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 06:30 PM
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Posted By crobox
Sold my bike today to a friend for $3K. Hope I...

Sold my bike today to a friend for $3K. Hope I don't regret the "to a friend" part.

Almost did a straight trade with him for his 1977 BMW R100/7. I have in fact been wanting to find a larger...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 06:48 PM
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Posted By crobox
No regrets

No regrets
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 05:49 PM
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Posted By crobox
http://christianristow.com/images/XR650L/petaca.jp...

http://christianristow.com/images/XR650L/petaca.jpg

Just got back from a 1.5 hour ride with my buddy and his KLR.

SO FUN!

This picture was taken down in the bottom of the "Carson...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 05:30 PM
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Posted By crobox
I've heard that somewhere before......

I've heard that somewhere before......
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 07:53 AM
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Posted By crobox
Thanks JJ. Good advice.

Thanks JJ. Good advice.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 06:07 PM
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Posted By crobox
And I agree... Your bike looks great Dave. ...

And I agree...

Your bike looks great Dave.

I think the XL600 looks much better when it's a bit taller.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 06:05 PM
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Posted By crobox
Well, predictably my bike did not sell. I'm...

Well, predictably my bike did not sell.

I'm leaving the country for about a month. I'll be working on lining up some gigs during that time, so that by the time I get back I might have a little...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 04:04 AM
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Posted By crobox
XL600R subframe reinforcement

This is how I reinforced the subframe on my XL600R...

http://christianristow.com/images/XLbuild/strongersubframe.jpg

http://christianristow.com/images/XLbuild/framewithmap.jpg

I wonder how...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 03:38 AM
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Posted By crobox
I've got one rotting away in a storage shed. I...

I've got one rotting away in a storage shed. I parked it 6 years ago with some unspecified engine trouble and there it sits. I actually don't really miss it. I prefer the lighter, taller XRL.
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 04:25 PM
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Posted By crobox
Found it. It's the later 86/87 style. ...

Found it. It's the later 86/87 style.

Swapped it into my bike, which fired right up.

PM your address. I should be able to get it into the mail tomorrow.


CR
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 01:32 PM
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Posted By crobox
Reading all this... that's what I was thinking...

Reading all this... that's what I was thinking too. Can't be that hard.
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 09:10 PM
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Posted By crobox
I think I have a spare CDI. I will have to look...

I think I have a spare CDI. I will have to look tomorrow afternoon. If I can actually find it I might be able to ship it Saturday, but maybe not until Monday. I don't mind doing all that, but someone...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 08:57 PM
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Posted By crobox
If you look into the spark plug end of the plug...

If you look into the spark plug end of the plug cap, you will see a place you can insert a flat-head screwdriver. Unscrew the little brass (?) fitting in there and a little resistor will fall out. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 02:16 PM
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Posted By crobox
Picture?

Picture?
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 11:21 AM
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Posted By crobox
Yes, I fear you may be right about that. I think...

Yes, I fear you may be right about that. I think my pricing reflects my ambivalence about selling it! I clearly never studied marketing!

I keep thinking.. "Hey, maybe there is someone out there...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 09:46 PM
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Posted By crobox
Yes I sent my old one in first. I don't really...

Yes I sent my old one in first. I don't really know what their warranty is... Mine was at least a year-and-a-half old... maybe getting close to 2 year. And they just sent me a new one, no questions...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 09:33 PM
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Posted By crobox
Thanks for saying so, RFVC. It is a shame. Now...

Thanks for saying so, RFVC. It is a shame. Now that I've got it running, and starting easily, I'm really a bit sad about selling it. If money weren't an issue, I would keep it. If for some reason...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 09:27 PM
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Posted By crobox
Read my post, 2 posts before yours! Mine was...

Read my post, 2 posts before yours!

Mine was out of spec too, they replaced it free of charge, and the bike worked again.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 05:32 PM
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Posted By crobox
Selling it...

Well, sadly.... I've put it on eBay.

HERE (http://www.ebay.com/itm/121361129904?forcerRptr=true&item=121361129904&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME:L:LCA:MOTORS:1123)

What do you guys think of my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 08:51 PM
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Posted By crobox
Thanks for your input, Firestone... I appreciate...

Thanks for your input, Firestone... I appreciate it.

Sorry if this is getting too technical.. but what I see in your photo is the forward edge of your knee partly covering your cylinder head, the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 02:55 PM
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Posted By crobox
Anyone want to trade their white or natural...

Anyone want to trade their white or natural Acerbis tank for my clear (natural) Clarke 4.7?

Christian
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 10:34 AM
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Posted By crobox
That guy has got to be shorter than me... ...

That guy has got to be shorter than me...

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 09:24 AM
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Posted By crobox
Calling all xl600lm owners

CALLING ALL XL600LM OWNERS

Hello European guys...

Last year I picked up a tank and seat from a Euro model XL600LM... like this:

http://christianristow.com/images/xl600lm.jpg

I was...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 06:13 AM
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Posted By crobox
Yes.. exactly. Constantly hunched in full-on...

Yes.. exactly. Constantly hunched in full-on racing mode. Not ideal.

But I'll tell you... what confuses me is the fact that the XL600LM, with this tank, was a big seller in Europe, and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 05:51 AM
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Posted By crobox
In the long term I will be modifying this bike to...

In the long term I will be modifying this bike to be an adventure tourer, with a windscreen, luggage of some sort, probably a better headlight... and perhaps a larger tank. At some point in the next...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 09:48 PM
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Posted By crobox
It would interfere with the forks. In fact it...

It would interfere with the forks. In fact it interferes with the forks a VERY LITTLE BIT as I had it mounted the other day. So I really should move it back, if anything... which is counter to my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 09:08 PM
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Posted By crobox
http://christianristow.com/images/XR650L/sittingon...

http://christianristow.com/images/XR650L/sittingondakartank.jpg



Interesting point about the weight balance.

I'm still pondering the tank. The issue, really, is that to get my knees tucked...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 03:41 PM
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Posted By crobox
I like the look of that windshield. Do you...

I like the look of that windshield. Do you remember what model BMW it's supposed to go on?

Thanks,
Christian
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 10:20 PM
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Posted By crobox
Cool, yeah.. me too. I'm a good fabricator...

Cool, yeah.. me too.

I'm a good fabricator and I could theoretically cut the sides of the tank and move the leading edge of the flared sections forward... making the knee cutouts larger (or...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 09:46 PM
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Posted By crobox
For some reason I am not thrilled with the way...

For some reason I am not thrilled with the way the Clark tank looks. I love the fact that it's transparent, but the shape of it doesn't thrill me. Also, I guess I'm the kind of guy who is not happy...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 09:17 PM
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Posted By crobox
Above quote from sometime last week.... I...

Above quote from sometime last week....

I took the advice of the majority and purchased / installed a new CDI.
Seems to have done the trick. Starts very quickly and easily now.... although I've...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 11:59 AM
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Posted By crobox
Thanks guys. To those guys who suggested I...

Thanks guys.

To those guys who suggested I take apart the kill switch and clean it... I already did that. Took it completely apart. I also stretched the little spring behind the copper bridge to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 10:44 AM
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Posted By crobox
Intermittent Spark Problem

Hi folks-

This is my first post in this thread, as I just bought a 2002 XR650L about 2 weeks ago. I have been semi-active over on the XL600R thread for the last 2 years or so, and also ran a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 12:12 PM
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Posted By crobox
Test results

Pulse Generator comes in at 409 ohms, practically in the middle of the specified range.

Stator output, between black/red and bike-ground, usually shows about 18-20 volts AC on most kicks. Highest...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 06:04 PM
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Posted By crobox
OK, thanks guys. No more futzing in the shop...

OK, thanks guys.

No more futzing in the shop til tomorrow. I will check the PG, as well as the stator then.

Google helped me find another old thread...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 03:49 PM
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Posted By crobox
Replaced the resistor with a piece of .1875" OD...

Replaced the resistor with a piece of .1875" OD stainless rod, .725" long (same size specs as resistor).

No change. Spark was so faint I could only pick it out once in several test-kicks.

On...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 02:12 PM
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Posted By crobox
It's a Ricky Stator. If anyone can save me a...

It's a Ricky Stator.

If anyone can save me a few minutes of hunting by telling me which wires on the stator plug I should be metering, and what reading I should be looking for, that would be...
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