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Forum: Thumpers Today, 02:07 PM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
+1 use good oil and don't worry about the temp....

+1 use good oil and don't worry about the temp. Honda made the engine capable of withstanding any temp. on this planet and any abuse an operator can dish out.

I went to a ton of trouble to make...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 02:00 PM
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Views: 103,560
Posted By fritzcoinc
If the engine is not running smoothly, especially...

If the engine is not running smoothly, especially at idle, it's pretty noisy. You will hear a lot of clanking due the backlash in the primary gear clanking together.

I'm assuming your bike has a...
Forum: Trip Planning Today, 08:15 AM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
All right!! You wont be another old guy in...

All right!!
You wont be another old guy in Malian.
Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:24 AM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
Start with the basics. Is your oil temp. gage...

Start with the basics. Is your oil temp. gage reading the correct temp.?
Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:22 AM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
Far be it from me to question your expertise. ...

Far be it from me to question your expertise. :bow

The logic behind my question is:
The oil pump for the engine is force fed by gravity from the frame tank and starts pumping as soon as the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 12:34 PM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
Why go to the trouble to fill the engine? The...

Why go to the trouble to fill the engine?
The frame oil storage gravity ( force ) feeds the pump and there is no way to trap air in the pump suction line so the oil pump starts pumping as soon as...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 73,840
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Posted By fritzcoinc
+1 35/37 hp is more like it.

+1 35/37 hp is more like it.
Forum: The Garage 07-25-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By fritzcoinc
+1 as long as the same gage is used and that gage...

+1 as long as the same gage is used and that gage is not adjusted.
Forum: The Garage 07-25-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By fritzcoinc
Dummkopf!! only Mein Fuhrer knows proper air...

Dummkopf!! only Mein Fuhrer knows proper air pressure for a BMW. Und YOU MUST FILL WITH AIR TO DICIMAL point!!!!!!!!! ( click of boot heals )Sieg Heil!!!

Seriously, your correct and +1 on the...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By fritzcoinc
I have the same issue with my first BMW, a K1200...

I have the same issue with my first BMW, a K1200 GT. The tire pressures have a decimal ?????
And I was soooo happy checking the pressure in my Guzzi's tires with my foot!!
Oh well it's progress I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 01:27 PM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
Do yourself a favor, put the stock jets in and...

Do yourself a favor, put the stock jets in and run it before you do anything else.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 11:53 AM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
Will a 16 fit? ...

Will a 16 fit?
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-3qSKppf/0/M/i-3qSKppf-M.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 103,560
Posted By fritzcoinc
The engine makes some peculiar noises. The...

The engine makes some peculiar noises.
The tensioner should be installed in the fully retracted position. After retaining bolts are tight, gently release the tensioner and allow it to just touch...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 09:56 PM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
Follow the line. You can see the pipe just behind...

Follow the line. You can see the pipe just behind the gasket #8. It connects to part number 10 at the bottom.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 103,560
Posted By fritzcoinc
Just fill the radiators and then the overflow...

Just fill the radiators and then the overflow bottle just like you do in a car. The system will top itself off. Refill the overflow bottle after a few runs after the engine is cold cool down.

We...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 103,560
Posted By fritzcoinc
Regarding throttle technique needed for smooth...

Regarding throttle technique needed for smooth operation:
I could tell you but I would have to kill you afterwards.
Seriously, it's something to " get used to".

Additionally, to fix a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 103,560
Posted By fritzcoinc
I use 5W-40 synthetic oil. For the 2000 that I...

I use 5W-40 synthetic oil. For the 2000 that I have it's the recommended grade. Owners have reported using all grades even 10W-60.

I would recommend you tear down the swing arm and grease all the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 03:00 PM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-K3wrJQt/1/M/i-K3wr...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-K3wrJQt/1/M/i-K3wrJQt-M.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-3jdvKcK/0/M/i-3jdvKcK-M.jpg


Do I actually ride my XR, nope:
...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2014, 04:09 PM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
If you haven't been to a Harbor freight store in...

If you haven't been to a Harbor freight store in a while, go to one. They have overhauled their whole deal, at least here in Houston. All the crap is pretty much gone.

Northern has also stepped...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,417
Posted By fritzcoinc
I just Pop Riveted socket rails to the bottom of...

I just Pop Riveted socket rails to the bottom of a tool box drawer. The domed head of the rivet is on the bottom of the drawer so they will clear the drawer below. Painting the drawer white on the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 08:55 AM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
Here's how I did LED's. First I picked an...

Here's how I did LED's. First I picked an inexpensive, rugged, bright enough, and commonly available light then came up with a rugged and easy to attach mount.

This is my 2000 Husky TE610e. OEM...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 10:08 AM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
Safety Wire on XR650L countershaft retianing bolts

Ya know, I really didn't think it was needed. But I think it just looks cool, knarly, bad ass, rocken, bitchen, and smoken hot!

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-MMH9rHN/1/M/i-MMH9rHN-M.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 07:04 AM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
Here's a video of the beast in action: ...

Here's a video of the beast in action:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVj21aQQC3A

1986 Husqvarna 400 XCE. It was a basket case when I bought it:...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 07:01 AM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
The tension of the twisted wire pulls each bolt...

The tension of the twisted wire pulls each bolt in the tightening direction.
That was the plan anyway.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 03:21 PM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
+1 on the El Cheapo sliders. We need to compare...

+1 on the El Cheapo sliders. We need to compare notes on this. I have many a "two beer" slider projects under my belt:

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-rtBDQWz/0/M/i-rtBDQWz-M.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 08:36 AM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
Something else about the source quoted about the...

Something else about the source quoted about the XRR sprockets, he certainly is an intelligent fellow with all good intentions, but the wear data he presented in photos was at relatively low mile...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 08:00 AM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
Yes but, the wider sprocket doesn't get around a...

Yes but, the wider sprocket doesn't get around a possible mismatch of the hardness of the countershaft and the sprocket. A super hard wide sprocket will simply wear a wider area on the countershaft....
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 07:45 AM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
Yes it is. The deal is with even tooth and link...

Yes it is. The deal is with even tooth and link counts the same link contacts the same tooth more often than uneven tooth and odd link count. The same is true for automotive differential gear sets (...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 07:37 AM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
Like the metallurgy of the components, who would...

Like the metallurgy of the components, who would know more about the lubrication of this critical joint in the drive line than Honda. Also all of Honda's, Yamaha's or any other manufactures brand...
Forum: The Garage 07-09-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,842
Posted By fritzcoinc
Ah Yes. That's better. I see from these photos...

Ah Yes. That's better. I see from these photos you have been doing some minor maintenance on you Guzzi!
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 73,840
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Posted By fritzcoinc
Yeah, that was me. My reasoning is that...

Yeah, that was me.

My reasoning is that nobody but Honda has the wear with all to develop the metallurgy of the output shaft and counter shaft sprocket that will yield maximum life of the output...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 02:24 PM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
I'll bet the collective here could come up with a...

I'll bet the collective here could come up with a deal like this for your XR:

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-kbwgR4M/1/M/i-kbwgR4M-M.jpg

This is the carb mount for my 86 Husky 400 two smoke....
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 73,840
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Posted By fritzcoinc
Any brake hose manufacture will have the hose...

Any brake hose manufacture will have the hose length and fitting end information for the Honda XR650L. Just give them a call.
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,842
Posted By fritzcoinc
I'm getting ill just looking at these photos. ...

I'm getting ill just looking at these photos.
You should be whipped!
TOO MUCH ORIGANAZATION!
Any shop with a Guzzi Sport in it should look like this:...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 02:47 PM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
I run a 15 front and 48T rear and find the bike...

I run a 15 front and 48T rear and find the bike is a lot " happier " with this gearing. I am running a 140/80 rear tire and the 140 is taller than the stock size tire. The bikes comfortable cruse...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 02:44 PM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
Literally , in the middle of the "T". This puts...

Literally , in the middle of the "T".
This puts the crank ATDC ( TDC is the line above the "T" ) just a few degrees past the point the de-comp cam is holding the throttle side exhaust valve open.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 07:52 AM
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Posted By fritzcoinc
B

Do you mean "brake " instead of "battery"?

If yes, SS hoses have advantages other than looks. The stiffer line gives better " feel " to the braking. Since this is a safety critical system, brakes,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 73,840
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Posted By fritzcoinc
Have you adjusted the valves lately? If...

Have you adjusted the valves lately?

If yes, did you insure the decomp cam was deactivated for the adjustment? To do this set the valves with the crank at 10 deg. ATDC ( After Top Dead Center )....
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 73,840
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Posted By fritzcoinc
If this does you any good; a 140/80 will just...

If this does you any good; a 140/80 will just kiss the rear edge of the rear flat bar of my rack system shown in this photo. Looks to be 3/4" to 1" or so below the rear OEM tail section cross bar.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 73,840
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Posted By fritzcoinc
Something is missing???????????????

Something is missing???????????????
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