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Forum: Australia 04-28-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9,435
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Posted By *nick*
Wicked for those of you on Facebook there's a great...

for those of you on Facebook there's a great little group called XR650R Riders (https://www.facebook.com/groups/6400076117/) where people share a lot of tips and tricks- one fella in the states has...
Forum: Australia 04-26-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
Juts finished the first 100km's on mine after I...

Juts finished the first 100km's on mine after I freshened the motor up- go's like the clappers now and sounds even louder than before :evil
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
maybe take the wheel out first and turn the...

maybe take the wheel out first and turn the bearings with your finger on the inner race- they should rotate in a smooth, silent fashion, if they wobble, have any resistance or rust etc it's time for...
Forum: Australia 04-18-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
Yeah good mate, it was the autocdecompressor lobe...

Yeah good mate, it was the autocdecompressor lobe on the cam, i'm not entirely sure why it was knackered but I ditched it and now she runs like a swiss watch, not difficult to start at all as I've...
Forum: Australia 04-16-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
ohhhh yyeaaaahhhh!

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/22305_10153775448464745_2472302101264140979_n.jpg?oh=531f191a59ee2aa4e0efdeadefd5ab2b&oe=55DA4D50
...
Forum: Australia 04-11-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
Oh shiiiiittttt! ...

Oh shiiiiittttt!


http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii47/daveandjenwedding/Mobile%20Uploads/image_3.jpg
Forum: Australia 04-08-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
I'm using the bearings that were in there- both...

I'm using the bearings that were in there- both spin true and silent, with no notchiness or grinding, and yep I got the seal on the cam chain side bearing facing away from the cam lobes.

I figure...
Forum: Australia 04-07-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
Has anyone used a stock cam WITHOUT the automatic...

Has anyone used a stock cam WITHOUT the automatic decompression system? There is a pin, and an oil hole in the cam where that assembly was, I'm not sure how to remove the pin, I tried some pliers...
Forum: Australia 04-05-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
Wicked **Top End Rebuild Update** Okay given the...

**Top End Rebuild Update**

Okay given the continuing horrid top end clatter I decided to take the rocker cover off and disassemble the automatic decompressor assembly on the camshaft, figuring...
Forum: Australia 04-03-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
I think you could be right Doug. When I...

I think you could be right Doug.

When I head the top apart i only checked that the auto decomp rotated in the one direction, as it should, it was wobly but the manual didn't specify runout on it....
Forum: Australia 04-03-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
Question **Top end rebuild update** Okay- so with the...

**Top end rebuild update**

Okay- so with the tappet covers off I've rotated the motor over several times with a big breaker bar on the flywheel nut, carefully ensuring that at no point the motor...
Forum: Australia 04-03-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
I'm thinking maybe somehow either the manual...

I'm thinking maybe somehow either the manual decomp, or the auto decomp was or is, slightly activated on the exhaust valves.

I don't understand how the manual decompressor can be an issue if i've...
Forum: Australia 04-03-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
Question I've disconnected the manual decompressor cable,...

I've disconnected the manual decompressor cable, I don't think the LHS exhaust rocker is fowling the manual depressor arm, I can't feel any vibrations though the exterior lever until I move it far...
Forum: Australia 04-02-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
Question *Top End Rebuild Complete* She runs! ...

*Top End Rebuild Complete*

She runs!

Oil is circulating, no leaks & she idles nice, revs well. No smoke.

Only problem is the incessant 'ticking' sound from the head or rockers is still...
Forum: Australia 03-30-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
https://igcdn-photos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-x...

https://igcdn-photos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t51.2885-15/11078789_941399059233079_277336405_n.jpg

Question- I've just had my head reconditioned and flowed for a few extra ponies. Tonight...
Forum: Australia 03-26-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By *nick*
I second that, great thread.

I second that, great thread.
Forum: Australia 03-26-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
No, just popped it in. No worries. the Honda...

No, just popped it in. No worries. the Honda manual specifies the operating ranges the thermostat should work in, these are a straight swap.
Forum: Australia 03-25-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
Thermostats

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab135/lostsaffa/photo.jpg

This was recommended by another one of you on here a while back- i picked up mine from a Burson Auto parts store for under $20 i think....
Forum: Australia 03-08-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
Cool2 TOP END REBUILD UPDATE #2 (here's...

TOP END REBUILD UPDATE #2 (here's (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26257209&postcount=9076) #1)
...
Forum: Australia 02-28-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
this is my first top end rebuild but just follow...

this is my first top end rebuild but just follow the manual and you can't go wrong- measure everything as specified, and if something is out of tolerance, replace it.

you can read more about...
Forum: Australia 02-28-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
Thumb hi boys, I rode my '03 model 5,000km's...

hi boys,

I rode my '03 model 5,000km's around the east coast following back roads and stock routes from Melbourne to western QLD and back over October/November. Unfortunately i had to come home a...
Forum: Australia 01-09-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By *nick*
Hi I've got an XR650R and I had an XR250R before...

Hi I've got an XR650R and I had an XR250R before that. I've done about 6,000km's on the 650, and I did 27,000km's on the 250.

My 250 was outrageously reliable, very nimble and very easy to...
Forum: Australia 01-04-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,117
Posted By *nick*
my grandfather, Leo: Do what you love, and...

my grandfather, Leo:
Do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life.
Forum: Australia 01-04-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
Unless he's got a fair amount of dirt bike...

Unless he's got a fair amount of dirt bike experience and can already drive a car competently on the road (ie he knows the road rules), I personally wouldn’t recommend the BRP for a learner rider...
Forum: Australia 12-13-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,398
Posted By *nick*
Talking "Perth’s new undercover police bikes catchout careless drivers" inc cop helmet cam

Very Interesting Helmet Cam footage from the officers in this link. I think the issue is perfectly exemplified by the last driver/idiot.


...
Forum: Australia 12-11-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,727
Posted By *nick*
The whole place is gods bike park, but my...

The whole place is gods bike park, but my highlights are-


the Great Western Explorer
Jacobs Ladder is okay
Derwent Bridge to Queenstown (or vice versa) via the Lyell Hwy = some of the best...
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,403
Posted By *nick*
29 years before I was born, but that BSA is a...

29 years before I was born, but that BSA is a just like one I have- mine is a '46 rigid model 500cc ex Tassie race bike, from when road racing was done on dirt roads, 'cos there was no tar. Men were...
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
I'm about to do a top-end freshen up on my...

I'm about to do a top-end freshen up on my beloved pig, does anyone know a US based OEM parts supplier that doesn’t take forever to ship? I bought some pits from Patzilla in Autumn and they didn't...
Forum: Australia 12-06-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,732
Posted By *nick*
I had the 22L on my XR250R, when that was full...

I had the 22L on my XR250R, when that was full you certainly knew about it, can't imagine how um, interesting, the handling would be with 40L held at essentially the highest part of the bike.
Forum: Australia 11-29-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,359
Posted By *nick*
"Self-awareness is a supreme gift, a treasure as...

"Self-awareness is a supreme gift, a treasure as precious as life. This is what makes us human. But it comes with a costly price: the wound of mortality. Our existence is forever shadowed by the...
Forum: Australia 11-28-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3,088
Views: 595,167
Posted By *nick*
That was incredible- the drive and determination...

That was incredible- the drive and determination of the bloke to make it through that desert was near on superhuman... and utterly stupid, still, worth watching and quite an amazing story.
Forum: Australia 11-22-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,370
Posted By *nick*
I did it from South to North in early October...

I did it from South to North in early October solo on my XR650R with Heidenau K60's.

Road was in great nick- very loose gravel in sections, it's mostly unsealed with some very steep 1st gear...
Forum: Australia 09-21-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
here's my '03 :evil ...

here's my '03 :evil

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a124/skivi/IMG_4081.jpg

I've just finished a full ground up rebuild, excluding most of the cosmetics and the motor (which didnt need...
Forum: Australia 09-21-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
Question i've got an '03 model with a good strong motor,...

i've got an '03 model with a good strong motor, no smoke, stock headers, Staintune pipe (no baffle), stock Keihn carby but with a 175 Main Jet, 68S Pilot Jet and I'm not sure what piston the needle...
Forum: Australia 09-12-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
yes I actually have oil seeping out and down the...

yes I actually have oil seeping out and down the side of the motor- we're not talking about much oil, but I'm off on a 4 week trip on the bike in October so i'll pull the rocker cover off again and...
Forum: Australia 09-12-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
interesting analysis Lostsaffa, the pressure idea...

interesting analysis Lostsaffa, the pressure idea sounds plausible, yet i've just changed the oil (correct weight and amount) as well as that I've pulled off the crankcase vent tube which i cleaned...
Forum: Australia 09-11-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z249/ryanthegre...

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z249/ryanthegreat1_2000/rocker-arm-shafts.jpg


I have oil very gently weeping from the ends of the rocker arm shafts on the side of the rocker cover above the...
Forum: Australia 08-28-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
How exactly did you do that Daz? I'm in the same...

How exactly did you do that Daz? I'm in the same boat right now- i just got a Trailtech and so far i've hooked up the water temp sensor and the tacho sensor on the coil. For the power source where in...
Forum: Australia 08-26-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
Bike looks good with the black rims Doug! I'm...

Bike looks good with the black rims Doug! I'm painting mine later in the year when i get the chance.

My XR is going back together now. Can't wait to ride her again!
...
Forum: Australia 08-17-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9,435
Views: 728,322
Posted By *nick*
Good idea to inspect you swingarm pivot bolt if...

Good idea to inspect you swingarm pivot bolt if you haven't done so already- they are prone to having the collars seize on the bolt and that makes them very difficult to get out. Keep in mind the...
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