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Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11,557
Views: 1,045,165
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Dang, not much luck getting an XL6 head gasket in...

Dang, not much luck getting an XL6 head gasket in a reasonable time frame. That's funny the XR5 gasket set showed up twice.:rofl

Speaking of heat shielding, have you seen the shield for the giant...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,690
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Very nice, thumbs up American style :thumb I...

Very nice, thumbs up American style :thumb

I think we will want to learn more about:

-oil cooler install
-aux fuel tank install
-XR5 air box fitting and install :rofl

Regarding the air...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11,557
Views: 1,045,165
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
That sucks man! :cry I hope you get your XL...

That sucks man! :cry

I hope you get your XL back. At the very least, I have a padlock in the rear sprocket and a hidden kill switch to make taking my XR harder than just getting on it and riding...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11,557
Views: 1,045,165
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Finally have a chance to answer Carter's...

Finally have a chance to answer Carter's question. The XR5 basket has weaker springs as compared to the XR6. I recall that the 83/4 XL6 did share clutch and transmission parts with the XR5 that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11,557
Views: 1,045,165
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
parts fiche

I used to see the parts listed completely in the on-line parts fiche where the original part number is shown along with the newer part number that superseded it.

But looking at the fiche at:
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11,557
Views: 1,045,165
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Actually you are both right and I was wrong:deal ...

Actually you are both right and I was wrong:deal

Took the blown 84 head out of the attic to inspect and also look at the valve stem seals that were replaced on the heads I rebuilt. After close...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11,557
Views: 1,045,165
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Well, I need more info to accept your reply:lol3 ...

Well, I need more info to accept your reply:lol3 UPDATE: after further inspection, the exhaust valve stem seals are indeed black and are not the stock seals. Photo is posted on the next page. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11,557
Views: 1,045,165
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
This 84 XR5 parts bike (which isn't worth...

This 84 XR5 parts bike (which isn't worth rebuilding due to frame damage/rust).........................
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac198/ghost_mutant/IMG_3085.jpg

.............had a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11,557
Views: 1,045,165
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
One pump rotor has to pump more volume of return...

One pump rotor has to pump more volume of return oil per RPM so you never run the frame tank dry by the other rotor. The difference is by design, and there will be stops and spurts by the rotor that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11,557
Views: 1,045,165
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
The last time I had my 84 engine apart the long...

The last time I had my 84 engine apart the long valve cover bolt that goes through the head and into the cylinder gave out when I tried to gently tighten it.

The threads inside the cylinder...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,634
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Did the stock case saver get destroyed by the...

Did the stock case saver get destroyed by the chain explaning why you are buying the XRsOnly version?

From the photo it looks like the Honda case saver is still intact. It must have done its job...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11,557
Views: 1,045,165
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
You might have better luck fitting the 83/4 XR500...

You might have better luck fitting the 83/4 XR500 dual carb box. The basic frame structure of the 500s looks very much like the XL6.

A ways back in the thread we had a discussion regarding the 83...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,690
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
I think you want the 47/28 oil drive gears. You...

I think you want the 47/28 oil drive gears. You can buy new from Honda or cheapest on ebay right now:...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,920
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Here's my comment on the piston/cylinder...

Here's my comment on the piston/cylinder clearance. The answer is yes, forged pistons like the Wiseco require more room to expand when hot. This is a critical parameter for air cooled engines.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,690
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
The carb work looks wonderful. I'm a fan of the...

The carb work looks wonderful. I'm a fan of the stock progressive linkage. However, I'm not sure how I would go about tuning my own custom progressive setup with a new pair of carbs:rofl Please...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,634
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Thanks for the photos Ivan. I'm still not...

Thanks for the photos Ivan.

I'm still not sure about the bearing differences, but you look to have it figured out:clap

That 2000 XR6 head sure looks a bit larger from the dual carb XR6 head...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 70,552
Views: 7,057,938
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Its actually an old school RFVC, the great...

Its actually an old school RFVC, the great granddaddy 83 XR500R. So the paint is factory flash red.

The steering head zerk upgrade is the same for the XRL I would think.

I was curious to see...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 70,552
Views: 7,057,938
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Hmmmmmm, pipe foam insulation may be the better...

Hmmmmmm, pipe foam insulation may be the better way to do this. That would be easy to remove later.

I had to work on my PVC spacers by removing the internal steps with a hole saw, and then add a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 70,552
Views: 7,057,938
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Are you gonna fill the dead space in the frame...

Are you gonna fill the dead space in the frame around the steering stem with some plastic PVC spacers? That's what I did when adding a zerk fitting to allow greasing the steering bearings. PVC...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,920
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Here is the link to the latest post I remember...

Here is the link to the latest post I remember concerning the special, non-standard Honda left side crank bearing on the 600s:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23509539&postcount=368
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,920
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
I didn't run the XR6 basket I have, but it fits...

I didn't run the XR6 basket I have, but it fits and uses the same clutch frictions and steels. The difference is only in the buffer/judder springs and that extra steel washer that Ivan is talking...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9,886
Views: 1,228,764
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
I must have lost too much hearing in my old age...

I must have lost too much hearing in my old age as I don't notice the TWANG when operating my XR.

But its an XL, so I suppose those luxury items matter more on the factory plated versions:D
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,634
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
I think all the heads will physically bolt on,...

I think all the heads will physically bolt on, but the big question is how the compression ratio would change between the different combinations?

Thanks for posting those photos guys. We can see...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,920
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Great to see the work continuing on swapping 600...

Great to see the work continuing on swapping 600 parts to the 500.

Question/clarification - Did you have to do anything to the left side crank bearing to swap the 600 crank into the 500 case?
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9,886
Views: 1,228,764
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
What's going on with the kick stand dual spring...

What's going on with the kick stand dual spring and the zip tied rubber sleeve? That doesn't look factory:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9,886
Views: 1,228,764
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
The article mentions the 400 oil cooler and also...

The article mentions the 400 oil cooler and also a 4 gal tank, but I don't think the photos of the #1 bike have either of those.:D I'd also like to see the "SRC polycarbonate wheel covers and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-25-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 13,954
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
:clap Yes indeed, thanks for posting that. ...

:clap

Yes indeed, thanks for posting that. I had been searching for the Auto tour guide book online. My folks should still have a copy of the original from the 70s, and I wanted to see it again....
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,634
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Just so everyone knows, I spent some of my free...

Just so everyone knows, I spent some of my free time in the past few days looking at photos of dual carb big bore RFVC heads. Whatever I could find on the net.

I wanted to find out if the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,634
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
:rofl:rofl:rofl Not there just yet. I'm not...

:rofl:rofl:rofl

Not there just yet. I'm not taking other folk's money to fix up 500s..... or to give advice. And you should always double check even when you think the original source of info is...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-22-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 13,954
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Zoom in on this map: ...

Zoom in on this map:
http://www.wilderness.net/map

I'm sure the Boulder folks just consider James Peak Wilderness an extension of Indian Peaks Wilderness.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,634
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
I looked at the photos of this ad, and also of...

I looked at the photos of this ad, and also of the intake manifold.

I don't think the head in the photos is from a 500. And I don't think anybody should buy this manifold.

This head has a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,738
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
OK, that tidbit is news to me and I didn't pickup...

OK, that tidbit is news to me and I didn't pickup on that from reading the thread or in the media. If the private company has a monthly use quota, aka: golden parachute that we as tax payers are...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-19-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,738
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
I've ridden the Metro at the capitol in DC...

I've ridden the Metro at the capitol in DC whenever I visit (every other year). The worst experience was trying to get to the airport during rush hour on a Friday evening with a line changeover. I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-19-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,738
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Perfect spot for my 666th post:lol3 ...

Perfect spot for my 666th post:lol3



Because one of the planned expansions will run right behind my house and greatly increase the traffic/noise. Not just in the backyard, but also in the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-15-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 13,954
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
STage, very nice letter. Thanks. ...

STage, very nice letter. Thanks.

Unfortunately, this isn't about facts, agreed upon or otherwise. The BoCo commissioners are just catering to their tribe. After all, it keeps them employed.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-13-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 13,954
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Did they use this exact photo from a 4x4...

Did they use this exact photo from a 4x4 mag?????? :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

Man, they must be the biggest hippos ever :lol3

I had an old timer at work, years ago, tell the story about how the road...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-13-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 13,954
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
This right here is why the internet is so...

This right here is why the internet is so cool.:clap

Thanks for the updates.:thumb
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-08-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 13,954
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac198/ghost_mut...

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac198/ghost_mutant/IMG_4270.jpg

As a former Winter Park resident, I hope the tunnel is opened once again. However, I don't think the odds look very good for...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,533
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
Obviously the reed valve on the 83 heads can be...

Obviously the reed valve on the 83 heads can be removed by the single mouting bolt.

You would think that doing so would make the system bi-directional, like using the 84-up intake boots with the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,634
Posted By Ghost_Mutant
There is an icon above the reply window that...

There is an icon above the reply window that looks like a mountain with a sun/moon in the upper right. You click on that and then enter the URL for the photo from photobucket.

Its option two...
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