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Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 07:56 AM
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Posted By RonZacapa
I opted for the aftermarket CDI about a year ago...

I opted for the aftermarket CDI about a year ago when the stock part quit at about 10K miles. Now, 5K miles later and running good. Got it from this German onlineshop. The service and feedback was...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 11:18 AM
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Posted By RonZacapa
Still E-start, I've attached a screenshot of a...

Still E-start, I've attached a screenshot of a spreadsheet of the omissions and adds. Took all the junk that could be thrown as well as replacing some known heavy components with lighter ones. ADV...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 09:51 AM
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Posted By RonZacapa
The XR650L is much more dirt bike than the...

The XR650L is much more dirt bike than the CRF250L could ever hope to be. I had both at the same time and it made for an interesting comparison. Still have my XR and to me it's a bike that is for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 11:44 AM
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Posted By RonZacapa
Good effing site this. I got it bookmarked under...

Good effing site this. I got it bookmarked under "common" folder in my Mozilla bookmarks toolbar and when I right click on it the XRL thread opens together with a good few others. Always check in a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 10:36 PM
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Posted By RonZacapa
Same happened with mine. Turns out the bolted...

Same happened with mine. Turns out the bolted connection was misaligned by about 3 mm so when it was solidly bolted there was always some stress on the connection. I simply eliminated that connection...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 83,773
Views: 9,602,443
Posted By RonZacapa
Sad news about the engine meltdown a bit up the...

Sad news about the engine meltdown a bit up the page here. My condolences. Happy to see that my '11 XRL which mostly does dirt still shines on the way to work with a mild South Westerly pushing from...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9,189
Views: 1,939,231
Posted By RonZacapa
Been riding my modded XR650L in the Valley here...

Been riding my modded XR650L in the Valley here for the last 3 years. This is in the Durban area, South Africa. When riding with my mates who are on XR650L's and KTM 690's all is good in the comfort...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,171
Posted By RonZacapa
3 in total 1999 XR600R in 2001 1996 XR600R in...

3 in total
1999 XR600R in 2001
1996 XR600R in 2007
2011 XR650L 2011 to present and not selling it anytime soon.

The 650L is in the process of being deconstructed into a 600R while keeping the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 01:20 PM
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Posted By RonZacapa
I guess you will just have to google it some...

I guess you will just have to google it some more. This has been discussed on many an XRL related forums. Original link here: http://www.4strokes.com/tech/honda/xr650lcarbmods/

End of the day you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 11:43 AM
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Posted By RonZacapa
Cool mcma111 :thumb You just gotta discount the...

Cool mcma111 :thumb You just gotta discount the the 100 times I been on that thread. Good thing you started there and its a great frame of reference for the guys. Hopefully I won't have to split my...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 83,773
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Posted By RonZacapa
I need to fit some new steering head bearings...

I need to fit some new steering head bearings after 14153 miles. Anyone have the bearing numbers / sizes handy and could post them here?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 78,674
Posted By RonZacapa
Lovely thread guys and it goes a long way to show...

Lovely thread guys and it goes a long way to show how diverse a group of riders can be in defining what particular bike rocks the earth for you at this moment in time. For the last 35 years I have...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 83,773
Views: 9,602,443
Posted By RonZacapa
Awesome thread this, and also now 5000 pages...

Awesome thread this, and also now 5000 pages looong. All XRL related activities going well in Durban SA, my XR just gets better with age. More about my piggy's happy diet here:...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 11:05 AM
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Views: 9,602,443
Posted By RonZacapa
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24971059#post24971059

Cross posting here because I think this is relevant. Dunno if this is frowned upon on ADV? My 650L is currently just sweet at...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 64,407
Posted By RonZacapa
Removed the rear subframe and ground off the...

Removed the rear subframe and ground off the helmet lock yesterday after all the other farkles and omits, now on 136.3kg - close to dammit 300 lbs. This morning met up with Craig and Darren on an...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 11:55 AM
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Posted By RonZacapa
The gear ratios are all out between 1st and 2nd I...

The gear ratios are all out between 1st and 2nd I think most of us will agree. It hasn't been a big issue in my books though (14-45 gearing) as I have learned to live with it. The XRL box is a lot...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 01:50 PM
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Posted By RonZacapa
But its not about KTM's around here! My XR is...

But its not about KTM's around here! My XR is already lighter than a katoom 690. More unobtainium please. Have the XR in it's happy place and the KTM will struggle to keep up. I can also spin my rear...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 12:54 PM
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Posted By RonZacapa
So I was clever enough to to tie up all my...

So I was clever enough to to tie up all my available funds in a brand spanking new XR650L back in early 2011. The speedometer is still in Mph because I reckon
they shipped all the leftover...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 83,773
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Posted By RonZacapa
Same stress / hairline cracks developed on my FMF...

Same stress / hairline cracks developed on my FMF Q4 - first time I had them welded and all was good for a while till they came back. I had the mounting boss removed and the exhaust welded up and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 64,407
Posted By RonZacapa
Hopefully these old XR650L threads never die....

Hopefully these old XR650L threads never die. Update on my progress in Durban, South Africa. Down to around 301 pounds tank empty (Clarke) now. All superfluous stuff removed and some nice bits added....
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,831
Views: 378,963
Posted By RonZacapa
AaEarghh! Ok so I fitted the mini Ultrabatt...

AaEarghh!
Ok so I fitted the mini Ultrabatt UB200Lite to my XR650L this afternoon. All went well until I came across this Ueberthread all things LiFePo related and it has given me some headspace to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 32,264
Posted By RonZacapa
Was this matter ever resolved? Is a dead thread...

Was this matter ever resolved? Is a dead thread ever really dead? Was riding my 2011 XR650L through some tight bush (woods) trail today with some mates and couldn't help wondering if I should rather...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 83,773
Views: 9,602,443
Posted By RonZacapa
Max displacement cc without machining the block

I stand the chance of acquiring a standard cylinder in good condition which could be used for a re-bore and bigger piston so here is a question for the guys that have done this to their XRL: What is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 83,773
Views: 9,602,443
Posted By RonZacapa
if Photoshop is your friend...

if Photoshop is your friend...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 09:27 AM
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Views: 9,602,443
Posted By RonZacapa
Same thing happened to my FMF Q4 but I suspect...

Same thing happened to my FMF Q4 but I suspect that you had some hairline fractures on the tab before the getoff. With mine I saw it happening early and had it welded at the local bike X-haust place....
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5,784
Views: 1,208,230
Posted By RonZacapa
The NC700X can be had for around R66K (around...

The NC700X can be had for around R66K (around 6460 US$) here in South Africa on the road though list price is R70K. Thats one of the very few advantages of living here on the dark continent, also the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2013, 07:56 AM
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Views: 1,208,230
Posted By RonZacapa
Has been very quiete here of late. Been the owner...

Has been very quiete here of late. Been the owner of one delectable 700X for 4 weeks now - current mileage 3520km. This is one fantastic bike. Saw 192 on the clock the otherday, downhill with no...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5,784
Views: 1,208,230
Posted By RonZacapa
+1 I never thought I would hold a Honda in this...

+1
I never thought I would hold a Honda in this high regard, but you just confirmed my own opinion. It's a great bike...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5,784
Views: 1,208,230
Posted By RonZacapa
If you want a powerband buy a peaky high revvin...

If you want a powerband buy a peaky high revvin 2-stroke. Nuff said, I am happy with my 700X the way it is.
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5,784
Views: 1,208,230
Posted By RonZacapa
Interesting to see the NC700X / XR650L...

Interesting to see the NC700X / XR650L combination, those are the exact same bikes I currently own on another continent. Must be something about these Hondas then....

This was posted up on WildDog...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 366,256
Posted By RonZacapa
This was posted up on WildDog a day or two ago,...

This was posted up on WildDog a day or two ago, if I can get photobucket to work will post some pics too.
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 19,873
Posted By RonZacapa
Gotta chirp in here, had my 700X since Friday...

Gotta chirp in here, had my 700X since Friday afternoon 2 days ago, current mileage 738km. The bike is still new so I expect that consumption figures may get better with time. I'm a bit ham fisted...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12,573
Views: 2,423,403
Posted By RonZacapa
Dont know why this page hasn't gone any further...

Dont know why this page hasn't gone any further in 2 days? Everyone asleep or riding too much?? :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12,573
Views: 2,423,403
Posted By RonZacapa
CRF Top speed

I know this sounds like gross bike abuse, like today with a strong wind pushing from behind I saw 154 km/h on the speedo, highway cruising - admittedly going downhill. The speedo is a bit optimistic...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 83,773
Views: 9,602,443
Posted By RonZacapa
Cdi

There you go:
http://www.motorbike-shop.de/index.php?a=3153&lang=eng

I replaced my CDI about 2 months ago with one of these units. Service was good, shipping was cheap and if you tell Götz to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12,573
Views: 2,423,403
Posted By RonZacapa
Might be different models in different parts of...

Might be different models in different parts of the world, I'm in S.Africa. There's quiete a bit of information on the interwebs about Honda's throwing error codes when the O2 thingy is disconnected....
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12,573
Views: 2,423,403
Posted By RonZacapa
It usually takes between 20 and 40km before the...

It usually takes between 20 and 40km before the PGM FI light in the console comes on when caning the bike like riding between 115 and 125 km/h. Stop along the side of the road, switch off, switch...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12,573
Views: 2,423,403
Posted By RonZacapa
Air Intake Temperature Sensor

Been dredging all sorts of forums including this esteemed bunch of social misfits for days now in the hope of finding information where the AIT sensor is located on the 250L. Anyone know?
Have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12,573
Views: 2,423,403
Posted By RonZacapa
the Power! is alright with the 250L ;-)

Just pull the O2 sensor and see what happens :clap
And then see what happens next when the clever on board diagnostics tell you that there's a problem with your PGM whatever its called. Google then...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12,573
Views: 2,423,403
Posted By RonZacapa
Messing with the FI - question for the boffs

Interesting thing happened today. Sedately cruising on my 250L at between 75 - 87mph indicated (mostly downhill on the freeway) I had an appointment to get to on time, the PGM-FI warning light came...
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