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Old 11-20-2012, 06:42 PM   #91
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pics and a vid of it running! sorry its required

congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOL I'll get'r done ASAP
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:10 PM   #92
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:55 PM   #93
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Accept my congratulations!!
Sounds just great!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:14 PM   #94
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Accept my congratulations!!
Sounds just great!!
Thanks! Now I can work on the details, make it look better, get seat covered, etc. But I think I have a solid engine/bike!
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:50 AM   #95
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big congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 awesome

you asked about that engine whine, a couple of posts back and all I can say is that Ive heard a bunch of xl600r and dual carb xr600 do them more than single carb or later year model xrs dont know what it is...maybe its the fatter cam chain or something like that...

its just something that I have noticed

to me it sounds great!
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:17 AM   #96
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The whine is most likely the single gear counter balancer. The later bikes came with a split gear, spring loaded gear to keep constant pressure on the drive/crank gear.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:00 PM   #97
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I had a 1998 XR engine in my XL and though it had the single-gear balancer, once I changed the top end back to the old style with the wider cam chain, I noticed much more whine. It's a combination of the two. A lot of it does come from that balancer gear though, so it's a combination. I thought I would get the full-on whine I used to get from the '83 XL engine (which I love!) but not quite.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:01 PM   #98
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P.S. look at my sig line. I can recover your seat or make a new one if you send me the old one by mail. Foam looks like it could use a new layer on top at least.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:40 PM   #99
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P.S. look at my sig line. I can recover your seat or make a new one if you send me the old one by mail. Foam looks like it could use a new layer on top at least.

thank you! I will consider that - have a few things on Craigslist to repopulate the $$ in the wallet! I also want to clean the paint off the tank (how?) and that side cover. The headlight cover and the left cover came out very clean using WD-40, but the other two items are a different kind of paint. A few more things like that and the bike will look pretty good.

as far as engine whine goes, it caught me by surprise. I don't remember that on my DR350 at all... But yeah, sounds like they are sort of prone to that... I almost think mine has the split gear in it? But I don't remember... It did have the extra wide timing chain tho.

So, away we go to Thanksgiving! Tomorrow will be eating Turkey dinner and will certainly be thanking God for all of our blessings (the least of them being a running XR600, LOL).
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:55 PM   #100
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:04 PM   #101
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Carburetor cleaner is a good spraypaint stripper.
doesn't melt the plastic?
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:42 PM   #102
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The whine is most likely the single gear counter balancer. The later bikes came with a split gear, spring loaded gear to keep constant pressure on the drive/crank gear.
OK in know 88-90 have the spring loaded balancer as thats what I opted to use on mine...you sent me a single gear one from a 96 along with the crank...

so 87 and down are single and only 88-90 and xrls have the spring loaded gear balancer? aka split gear?

that makes sense
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:29 PM   #103
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bought a bulb and fixed headlight today... (some kind of fog light halogen, 55w, but Oreilly Auto had it for 6$)
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:18 PM   #104
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So, I haven't advanced much on the bike. Waiting for some money to get the next item - which will be an exhaust baffle/diffuser. However, I noticed that after the first start using starting fluid, that day while it was hot, it ran fine. However, when it cooled down that evening I haven't been able to start it since.

Today I took the bowl off the left side carb and cleaned everything. I didn't see anything really horrible, a few little drops of liquidy red goo in the bottom cup, but I couldn't see through pilot jet (which I assume is the idle jet. my XR100 used to clog up and not idle). I cleaned this, sprayed WD through all the ports, reassembled and she fired!

Has a 125 jet in the left carb. the idle mixture screw is in 1 1/2 ( I left it alone not knowing the actual setting).

I pulled the 17mm plug out of the other carb too. It looked clean too.

Has anyone replaced the phillips screws with little bolts? The inside screw was damaged by a PO and I had a heck of a time getting it out. resorted to a thin chisel to knock it loose.

That's it for now. Once I get that baffle in I can drive it around a little more. At this point it is a obnoxious police magnet.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:16 AM   #105
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Also, anyone have an opinion or source on tank covers? This bikes tank is ugly, looks like PO painted white, over the original stickers, etc.
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