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Old 01-17-2013, 01:27 PM   #6751
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are the springs progressive? i doubt it so you don't increase tension as they depress. ideally you shim them the same amount as the seats/valves were ground.i wouldn't want anymore tension than needed to alleviate wear on the valve train. personally i would leave them alone.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:44 PM   #6752
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But now I wanna ask this group. What do y'all think?

Opinions?

Thanks,
Christian
It is not necessary to shim the springs, nevertheless check that you still have material at the edge of the valve, I mean that the edge does not terminate by the corner of an angle.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:48 PM   #6753
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It's funny I have almost a similar picture of my son stuck in the sand when we were in the UAE, a couple of years ago...


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Old 01-17-2013, 03:50 PM   #6754
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i wouldn't want anymore tension than needed to alleviate wear on the valve train. personally i would leave them alone.
Very good point. There is a reason why the stock bikes have lasted 30 years.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:25 PM   #6755
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To shim or not to shim?

Great, thanks. Concurring opinions from several dudes who know what they're talking about is good enough for me.

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:26 PM   #6756
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So I ride to work this morning. BRRR. Got the grips on high. I pull into the shop and I smell hot electrical. I assume it is the electric motor shop across the street burning wire again. RIde home tonight and BRRRRRRRRRR. Pull it in the carport and same smell. I don't see any smoke. Just smells hot. Can't see where it is coming from. I did not get this smell before the new stator. I also did not need the grips to be on high cause it wasn't 33 degrees out. Thank goodness it is a short ride to work. I was sniffing around for the source of the stink. Smells the worst around the controller for the grips. BIke Master grips is what they are. Anyone have this same smelly problem with their grips when the are new?

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All fixed. Just have to ride ride ride. At least until the next thing. I think I fixed about all the normal problems people have with these. So I guess the motor will probably blow next.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:43 AM   #6757
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Rebuild Engine reinstalled in the frame, the seat is missing but I have to replace the cover as it is torned, You can see as well both auxiliary tanks installed on the rear fender(for the beer...;-)))...)



New Wiseco piston installed 97.50mm, the XL 600 LM has the same bore diameter then the XR600.


Great , thats after my Xl600R , one in Krabi and one in Chiang Mai the 4te XL i know about here in Thailand .
Maybe we make a XL Meeting in the Future
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:01 AM   #6758
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Hey guys

just wanted to ad some pics to this thread :) the bike is ready for the big adventure !! going round the world :)
check out the blog www.passingalong.nl/blog/
or for all of you who like to stay on the trusted network http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=746032







have fun,

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Great looking , ready to go .

Just dit a 16 Days , 6382 km Loop through Thailand on my XL600R.
4,11 L/100 km minimum , 4,6 L/100 km avarage
only Problem , a broken Clutch Cable on the Way Home 1 Km in front of the Door.


Drop in if you hit Phuket / Thailand
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:19 AM   #6759
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Klaus- I read this post a few weeks ago and it stuck in my head. I had to search to find it again....

I'm interested in this tank that you made with the bottom of a stock XL tank. (That's a really good idea!)
Do you have pictures of it? I would love to see.

Thanks,
Christian
Sorry , no Pics were you can see anything .
Just check , only with Tape in the Way or already with primer on it
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:59 PM   #6760
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Need some recomendations on drive chain brands
Remember I'm poor
This what I run. awesome color too. I don't know how long it will last but it's better than the old non o-ring chain that was on before. I was scared the old one was gonna snap at anytime

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-XL600R...77d498&vxp=mtr

you need a couple special tools to install it though.

BTW guys I am interested in buying a used aftermarket exhaust and maybe a stainless steel header. Anybody??
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:26 PM   #6761
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:50 PM   #6762
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Great , thats after my Xl600R , one in Krabi and one in Chiang Mai the 4te XL i know about here in Thailand .
Maybe we make a XL Meeting in the Future
Well the bike is in Belgium and I'm living in Thailand......
Reason why, the progress odf my project bike is so slow...

but I would love to buy a xl600 in Thailand, the problem is I never saw one before even at red baron
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:53 PM   #6763
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Great looking , ready to go .

Just dit a 16 Days , 6382 km Loop through Thailand on my XL600R.
4,11 L/100 km minimum , 4,6 L/100 km avarage
only Problem , a broken Clutch Cable on the Way Home 1 Km in front of the Door.


Drop in if you hit Phuket / Thailand
Nice bike mijnheer, Ik spreek een beetje nederlands, mijn vader is een vloooming...
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:26 PM   #6764
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Then drive it over , nice Trip as long as you don't ride through south India.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:47 PM   #6765
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OK so I got the head back onto my engine today and assembled the cam shaft and chain.

At absolute TDC, with the forward half (the non-tensioner half) of the cam chain pulled taught, this is the line-up I got with the marks on the camshaft sprocket:



The marks are of course supposed to line up exactly with the gasket mating surface, but mine didn't. Definitely not an issue of the chain being a tooth off... it was too close for that. But it's OFF in the way that it is is consistent, I believe, with a stretched cam chain.

Right?

Time for a new cam chain.... right?
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