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Old 10-24-2010, 12:07 AM   #3571
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cynic,

Did you get two pull cables to replace the broken throttle?

Well, since I also need a pull cable for my parts bike rebuild, can I ask you to report on the quality differences between the motion pro and parts unlimited versions?

I thought my bike would use the XL6 cable or even the dual carb XR6, but it appears that my XR5 has unique part numbers for the throttle cable pair. I would have guessed that Honda used the same cables for all the big bore dual carb bikes. The handle bars aren't that different between the stock models are they?

The factory part differences for this item is very strange in my opinion. But I need to stop being surprised by the model differences
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:12 AM   #3572
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sure I'll keep you posted on the cables, when I get them. currently, I only have one push cable installed in the pull position.

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cynic,

Did you get two pull cables to replace the broken throttle?

Well, since I also need a pull cable for my parts bike rebuild, can I ask you to report on the quality differences between the motion pro and parts unlimited versions?

I thought my bike would use the XL6 cable or even the dual carb XR6, but it appears that my XR5 has unique part numbers for the throttle cable pair. I would have guessed that Honda used the same cables for all the big bore dual carb bikes. The handle bars aren't that different between the stock models are they?

The factory part differences for this item is very strange in my opinion. But I need to stop being surprised by the model differences
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:29 AM   #3573
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Klaus,

This picture shows a steering dampner installed. Are you still using this system, and how do you like it? Any clearance problems under the tank like that?

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Old 10-24-2010, 07:02 AM   #3574
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Klaus,

This picture shows a steering dampner installed. Are you still using this system, and how do you like it? Any clearance problems under the tank like that?

Thanks, Eric
Finding the correct pos. about 6 hours , a lot of trail and error .
Bulding the mount under the handelbar clamp 1 hour .

The Tank need a small dent on the very end of the damper , but my Tank is selfmade with the original bottom part of the XL Tank so this was no problem .

And this very cheap damper need finetuning by drilling the hole in the piston bigger and use a very thin oil depend at low speed it was to hard .

Now it dosn't help much , XL still start wobbeling above 160 Km/h but my heavy front end don't fall to the side when i park it on the Sidestand .

If you use a better Damper with high/lowspeed settings it will work great . With the damper original the XL was super stable at high speed but tide corners at low speed it feel teribble .
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:49 AM   #3575
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Death wobble

Klaus, a fork brace might do the trick to cure your higher speed wobble.
This company will custom make them. http://www.rswracing.com/
Or try here http://www.discovolantemoto.co.uk/ta.../prod_473.html

After a get off in the dirt sometimes mine would wobble until I tweek it back by holding the front wheel between my knees and yanking on the handle bars to one side or the other. Surprisingly this works every time.
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:46 AM   #3576
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I had a bad wobble on my XL600R and it came down to the shape of the front fender catching the wind and flopping back and forth. I put on an Acerbis fender and it helped alot.
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:01 PM   #3577
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I know , the front fender is not designt for high speed and a fork brace will help . I reinforce my front fender allready and the brace is on my to do list but at the moment i need to repair the engine first .
Broken second piston ring and pitting on cam and rocker arms .

High speed driving is here in Thailand anyway not very often possible .
Bikes are not allow on Highways and most other roads are not save to drive at high speed .
To many dogs , buffalos ,traffic and the roads to twisty and mostly in bad condition .
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:50 PM   #3578
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To many dogs , buffalos ,traffic and the roads to twisty and mostly in bad condition .
But the local food and scenery along the way more than makes up for the bad road conditions...
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Old 10-24-2010, 02:22 PM   #3579
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Centerstand?

I was curious if there is any interest in a center stand for the XL600. I ask because it is very similar to some other models I have. It might be the same as one I have, but I have not looked at one up close.

I am just asking the inmates here. I really don't need anymore work.

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Old 10-24-2010, 02:43 PM   #3580
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I think it would be a great idea Mike.
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Old 10-24-2010, 03:57 PM   #3581
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Center stand

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I was curious if there is any interest in a center stand for the XL600. I ask because it is very similar to some other models I have. It might be the same as one I have, but I have not looked at one up close.

I am just asking the inmates here. I really don't need anymore work.

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I'm interested in one, what do you have in mind?
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:39 PM   #3582
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New to me '87 XL600

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Old 10-24-2010, 05:20 PM   #3583
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Now it dosn't help much , XL still start wobbeling above 160 Km/h but my heavy front end don't fall to the side when i park it on the Sidestand .
the quoted top speed was 160kmh from factory, and you are going ABOVE it? ive got mine up to about 145 and it was redlining even with the taller gearing i have.

even at 145kmh my bike was sitting on the road very solidly, i even let go of the bars to see if it would start wobbling and it didnt, i then gave the bars a nudge and they still went back to center immediately. so i think aslong as you have good balanced tyres with correct pressures and you havent messed around with ride heights and wheel sizes then there should be no need for a damper.

and if there is need for a damper then there is something majorly wrong with the bike somewhere. i am pretty confident i could reach 160 without any steering issues, if only the engine could cope..........
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:18 PM   #3584
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I was curious if there is any interest in a center stand for the XL600. I ask because it is very similar to some other models I have. It might be the same as one I have, but I have not looked at one up close.

I am just asking the inmates here. I really don't need anymore work.

Cigar Mike
Sent a pm i forgot about our ealrier convos. Anyways let me know.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:12 PM   #3585
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Does anyone recommend a certain brand of clutch plates and springs for the XL? Stupid me put the wrong oil in early this year and now I need to change them out now that the weather is turning.
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