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Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10,367
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Posted By BelnapAir
Also, when you first start up the bike: Crack...

Also, when you first start up the bike: Crack open the 12mm banjo bolt on the head where the oil line connects. If you get oil weeping from that while its running then all is well. An easy check...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10,367
Views: 1,377,761
Posted By BelnapAir
No problems turning over the motor through all...

No problems turning over the motor through all strokes using the decompressor. I can also assure that it is closing properly due to the compression build up on the compression stroke.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10,367
Views: 1,377,761
Posted By BelnapAir
The cam decompressor was removed at some point of...

The cam decompressor was removed at some point of this bikes life. The manual decompressor is necessary to start the bike. It builds too much compression on the compression stroke to just kick it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10,367
Views: 1,377,761
Posted By BelnapAir
I've heard of that happening as well, and guys...

I've heard of that happening as well, and guys had to witch hunt with a heat gun to get the symptoms to return. When trying to kickstart it, I could get one "pop", though weak, but never enough to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10,367
Views: 1,377,761
Posted By BelnapAir
Alright Honda Guru's, I've got a question for...

Alright Honda Guru's, I've got a question for you. My xr600 has an intermittent problem where it becomes impossible to kick start. Mind you, if I'm on top of a hill, it bump starts just find. Every...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-02-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By BelnapAir
I live in Escondido and would be willing to check...

I live in Escondido and would be willing to check it out. PM me with the info.
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,509
Posted By BelnapAir
:rofl At the rate my 600 burns oil I'd be a poor...

:rofl At the rate my 600 burns oil I'd be a poor bastard to run anything more expensive than dino juice.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,873
Posted By BelnapAir
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1259/5108932407_d92...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1259/5108932407_d923d84b42.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/32095543@N06/5108932407/)
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-21-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 25,473
Posted By BelnapAir
Wish I still had my 69 Sachs 125....that thing...

Wish I still had my 69 Sachs 125....that thing was a gem!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,873
Posted By BelnapAir
Exactly why I don't own an Audi

Exactly why I don't own an Audi
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,409
Posted By BelnapAir
Xr600, with a pipe that could probably use some...

Xr600, with a pipe that could probably use some packing...

I'm just happy to get their attention so I can worry a little less about them merging into me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,409
Posted By BelnapAir
I think you misunderstood my first post. I was...

I think you misunderstood my first post. I was not trying to "teach" anyone anything. Its obvious that people are not going to change their habits. What I'm trying to provide is safety for myself. If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,409
Posted By BelnapAir
It doesn't matter if they care. They can see me...

It doesn't matter if they care. They can see me without having to move their pretty little head.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,409
Posted By BelnapAir
Pretty sure it becomes fairly apparent to them...

Pretty sure it becomes fairly apparent to them that a motorcycle is in the next lane.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,409
Posted By BelnapAir
I live in southern california, so most cagers...

I live in southern california, so most cagers have their windows down. When they're talking on their phones, an open window invites me to ride right next to them with my exhaust abeam their window....
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,264
Posted By BelnapAir
The problem with lugging a two stroke is simply...

The problem with lugging a two stroke is simply less lubrication. Thats why they all will tell you to "ride the pipe" if your riding in extreme conditions. If your just cruising around, and your...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10,367
Views: 1,377,761
Posted By BelnapAir
Can someone please enlighten me as to why the...

Can someone please enlighten me as to why the 400's came with oil coolers and the 600's did not?

It seems as though an xr400 oil cooler is scarce to find, though the OEM price isn't as bad as I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-04-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,731
Posted By BelnapAir
I've ridden up and down the 1 and have flown into...

I've ridden up and down the 1 and have flown into shelter cove for some camping, but haven't DS'd it yet. Sounds like a blast!


We actually scored some freshly caught crab from the local...
Forum: Americas 08-22-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By BelnapAir
I'm also very interested....getting my xr600 ride...

I'm also very interested....getting my xr600 ride ready but it should be pretty golden by then. What kind of mileage are you planning on doing per day? Are you trying to be back in the states by the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-21-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,993
Posted By BelnapAir
A friend and I may be interested in a DV trip...

A friend and I may be interested in a DV trip this thanksgiving granted our bikes are both in order by then. Hopefully we will be able to hook up with one of you guys who knows where your going...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-16-2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By BelnapAir
If you want a real quiet place and are into the...

If you want a real quiet place and are into the whole dry camping thing, checkout knoxville road just north of lake Berryessa. Theres an OHV park so you can dual sport all you want, and free camping...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-15-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,494
Posted By BelnapAir
Awesome, I'll have to take a lookyloo into that.

Awesome, I'll have to take a lookyloo into that.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-15-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,494
Posted By BelnapAir
Wow I didn't realize it could be that inexpensive...

Wow I didn't realize it could be that inexpensive to ship a bike...now a TAT ride is sounding a little more enticing :ricky

Did you pack the bike on the pallet or did they? And there was no...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 98,445
Posted By BelnapAir
It will mean it is on TDC every other rotation,...

It will mean it is on TDC every other rotation, so you have to check that cam/valves to be sure it is in fact TDC.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-08-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 46,250
Posted By BelnapAir
Flying!....in San Diego

I'm a commercial pilot, and can offer air tour's out of Palomar Airport in Carlsbad for cheaper than just about anyone else. I have access to planes that can take 1-3 people excluding myself, so if...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10,367
Views: 1,377,761
Posted By BelnapAir
I am looking toward picking up a Baja Designs LED...

I am looking toward picking up a Baja Designs LED kit for my rear light, but noticed it was designed more for the mx style fenders. I am wondering if anyone knows of a such fender for the 600 that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10,367
Views: 1,377,761
Posted By BelnapAir
Well, I ended up picking up an 650R wheel and...

Well, I ended up picking up an 650R wheel and making it fit. The guy had a spacer to replace the speedo gear, so it seems to be working out. Thanks for all the advice guys!
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10,367
Views: 1,377,761
Posted By BelnapAir
Cool, the search continues haha. Until then, I'm...

Cool, the search continues haha. Until then, I'm keeping speeds under 60 mph while wobbling around.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10,367
Views: 1,377,761
Posted By BelnapAir
Exactly the info I was looking for! Thank you so...

Exactly the info I was looking for! Thank you so much!
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10,367
Views: 1,377,761
Posted By BelnapAir
Anybody have a front wheel lying around that will...

Anybody have a front wheel lying around that will fit a 96?

Shoot me a pm if your looking to sell it. Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By BelnapAir
Great thanks!

Great thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By BelnapAir
Tail light on Baja designs

Hey guys, so I just picked up a 96 xr600R. It had recently been in a wreck, so the taillight assembly was brand new (replaced) and hadn't been wired up yet. So I threw on some bullet connectors, got...
Forum: Europe 05-27-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By BelnapAir
You gotta break out the "quick draw" on that...

You gotta break out the "quick draw" on that petcock.

Note the "running out" syndrome, then initiate the "quickdraw" haha

Nice work with the video :lurk
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,633
Posted By BelnapAir
I have quite a bit of experience with airplanes....

I have quite a bit of experience with airplanes. Most recip engine planes today are still aircooled. The only water cooled planes you see are the light sport with Rotax engines, or the old fighter...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,633
Posted By BelnapAir
Thanks for the welcome! I didn't mean to ask for...

Thanks for the welcome! I didn't mean to ask for help deciding on a bike, I have found plenty of threads on that subject. I guess I was trying to use that choice as an example for why I would like to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,633
Posted By BelnapAir
Alright, so does the air cooled head lose...

Alright, so does the air cooled head lose efficiency at higher speed though?

I seem to have grown up thinking that water cooled was obviously the better method, but now I second guess myself.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,633
Posted By BelnapAir
Water Cooled Vs. Air Cooled

Hello all, just found this site a couple weeks back and am very pleased to finally find a site for this kind of riding!

So this may be beating a dead horse, but I can't seem to find anything...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By BelnapAir
Like mentioned above, lowering the air pressure...

Like mentioned above, lowering the air pressure helps immensely and can make the difference between riding choppy and puckered to flowing smooth as butter. I would also like to stress the "watch out...
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