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Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 78,857
Views: 8,642,567
Posted By scootergmc
I ride to get away from all that crap. Missing...

I ride to get away from all that crap. Missing calls is awesome. But I might be in the minority these days.
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 78,857
Views: 8,642,567
Posted By scootergmc
With my settings it's only 2269 pages. And...

With my settings it's only 2269 pages. And they've only gone over them half a dozen times. I will fight you.
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 78,857
Views: 8,642,567
Posted By scootergmc
I've unintentionally gargled antifreeze and...

I've unintentionally gargled antifreeze and intentionally ridden a KLR. I'll take the latter. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 78,857
Views: 8,642,567
Posted By scootergmc
Exactly. This is why TT can be better for tech...

Exactly. This is why TT can be better for tech info. Here you have to wade through the lunchtime detention crowd in order to get to the good stuff. There's a ton of good info here, you'll just...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,363
Posted By scootergmc
Yep, that's all you need to do. I've seen a...

Yep, that's all you need to do. I've seen a couple FCRs with this "mod" done, and just sold an FCR with the same broken nipple. A little JB and you're good to go.
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,248
Posted By scootergmc
I'll 2nd this. I took a smoked XL600R engine to...

I'll 2nd this. I took a smoked XL600R engine to them and they were brutally honest :rofl. They indicated it probably wouldn't be worth the expense (based on what I had into the bike) and didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 78,857
Views: 8,642,567
Posted By scootergmc
Thanks for linking Steve... The exposure helps!...

Thanks for linking Steve... The exposure helps! :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 78,857
Views: 8,642,567
Posted By scootergmc
Buy mine, and I'll throw in the FCR...:deal The...

Buy mine, and I'll throw in the FCR...:deal The wife will have no choice but to go for the USDs...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 78,857
Views: 8,642,567
Posted By scootergmc
That looks like some fun riding. The last ride I...

That looks like some fun riding. The last ride I did in ND was on a vintage Schwinn- rode from Golden Valley to Zap. Most of it was downhill. Called the parents to come pick us up. :clap Good...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 78,857
Views: 8,642,567
Posted By scootergmc
Check out all the super and ultralight...

Check out all the super and ultralight backpacking websites. A lot of those guys are minimalist nutjobs (imo), but everyone has to have a hobby, right? Regardless, much of the info translates well...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 78,857
Views: 8,642,567
Posted By scootergmc
Smartphones or GPS. They're usually the handiest...

Smartphones or GPS. They're usually the handiest items. +1 for rubberized protector skins for peace of mind... :evil
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 78,857
Views: 8,642,567
Posted By scootergmc
Your needle and seat probably need to be cleaned....

Your needle and seat probably need to be cleaned. I'm guessing there's some goo in there that prevents it from fully cutting the fuel flow once the bowl is full.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 78,857
Views: 8,642,567
Posted By scootergmc
start here and desnorkel: ...

start here and desnorkel:

http://www.4strokes.com/tech/honda/xr650lcarbmods/
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By scootergmc
http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/863659-xr650l-sho...

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/863659-xr650l-shorai-battery-relocation/page__hl__%20shorai

Spud's is pretty small
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 78,857
Views: 8,642,567
Posted By scootergmc
Beech- Maybe I missed it but what's the...

Beech-

Maybe I missed it but what's the reason for mounting the oil cooler out on the rally mount, say, over a setup like the Sutton or a more traditional xr400 style setup? I realize it's a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 78,857
Views: 8,642,567
Posted By scootergmc
Holy Balls. Just install some avionics...

Holy Balls.


Just install some avionics why don't ya.... :huh

https://static.garmincdn.com/en/products/010-00820-50/g/cf-lg.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 78,857
Views: 8,642,567
Posted By scootergmc
Do tell....

Do tell....
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By scootergmc
What's your commute like? What's your...

What's your commute like?

What's your definition of trails?
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By scootergmc
Anyone know how to tell the difference in FMF...

Anyone know how to tell the difference in FMF exhausts? I'm assuming the muffler I have is the Powercore 4 since it has what I would consider a "Champagne Anodized" finish and not the natural...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By scootergmc
Thanks Steve. I will look for one. ...

Thanks Steve. I will look for one.


I've spent much time in that XRL thread however 58,xxx posts is a lot to wade through... thank God for search.
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By scootergmc
I don't know why a couple of those pics are so...

I don't know why a couple of those pics are so big. They were all resized....:huh
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By scootergmc
Was this your XRL? New to me 2008...

Just checking to see if this XR650L looks familiar to any inmates here. I just picked it up off CL a couple days ago w/ 1233 miles. I wasn't really in the market for this in particular as I'm not a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By scootergmc
Heh... that sucks. I have two sets, they just...

Heh... that sucks. I have two sets, they just come with the bikes for sale!!!! Sorry I can't help. Ebay always seems to have some. Check often as you'll eventually find a cheap set.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13,591
Views: 1,388,760
Posted By scootergmc
Engine Dynamics are good people. Very forthright...

Engine Dynamics are good people. Very forthright and honest.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13,591
Views: 1,388,760
Posted By scootergmc
Watcher---- why don't you just buy the two XL's I...

Watcher---- why don't you just buy the two XL's I have for sale? You'll have all the parts you need! :evil
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13,591
Views: 1,388,760
Posted By scootergmc
Ricky Stators are a must have accessory. They're...

Ricky Stators are a must have accessory. They're great.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13,591
Views: 1,388,760
Posted By scootergmc
That sucks, you could always buy my two for...

That sucks, you could always buy my two for sale... :evil

Here's to the cops recovering a stolen bike in perfect condition :freaky.
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13,591
Views: 1,388,760
Posted By scootergmc
Well, I've bought two in the last year. I've...

Well, I've bought two in the last year. I've learned the top end wears out, especially if starved for oil :rofland the parts alone can be very expensive in order to return to good running condition....
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,253
Posted By scootergmc
Yes Mike said he could fix it, but I quote him,...

Yes Mike said he could fix it, but I quote him, "This old Honda, yeah, it's pretty much toast.... to do it half right would be $900."

I also still need to separate the bottom end and examine...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,253
Posted By scootergmc
Well, Mike's assessment is in. It's beyond...

Well, Mike's assessment is in. It's beyond toast. :rofl

So now comes the decision... try to find a decent head and cover or part it...I don't see XL/XR heads jumping off the internet into my...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,253
Posted By scootergmc
Yep, I was going to split it anyway for the full...

Yep, I was going to split it anyway for the full tranny inspection. I will have pics when the time comes.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,253
Posted By scootergmc
Very true. They've been nothing but A+ help. If...

Very true. They've been nothing but A+ help. If it costs too much I may just scrap the rebuild and part her out. The initial $300 investment shouldn't be difficult to recover and with the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,253
Posted By scootergmc
This may quickly become a cost-prohibitive...

This may quickly become a cost-prohibitive adventure, but I'm at that point where I have more balls than sense. I'm driving to drop it off at engine dynamics as we speak!:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,253
Posted By scootergmc
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/scootergmc/...

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/scootergmc/XL600R%20Engine/IMG_20101126_101617.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/scootergmc/XL600R%20Engine/IMG_20101126_104220.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,253
Posted By scootergmc
Well, black friday tear down is happening. The...

Well, black friday tear down is happening. The cam is toast. Lobes are all under spec (just barely, but they're there). The center journal is scarred to all hell, along with the carrier on the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,253
Posted By scootergmc
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Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,253
Posted By scootergmc
Yeppers. I already called Mike first thing this...

Yeppers. I already called Mike first thing this morning and talked to him. I'll be dropping it off with Paul at P&M on Friday.

BTW, is there anyone who sells a complete quality gasket kit? ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,253
Posted By scootergmc
Thanks. $2-300 isn't bad at all. Especially if...

Thanks. $2-300 isn't bad at all. Especially if they know what they're doing and have done it multiple times in the past. Better to have a job done right than slight.
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,253
Posted By scootergmc
Thanks! I'll give them a buzz tomorrow and see...

Thanks! I'll give them a buzz tomorrow and see what they're doing. Do you have any idea on the cost of the top end job?
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,253
Posted By scootergmc
Now, who wanted pics? Sans engine of course. ...

Now, who wanted pics? Sans engine of course.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/scootergmc/5dbc4e6a.jpg

Petaluma should be convenient. I have to go over there this weekend anyway. ...
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