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Old 01-28-2013, 12:28 PM   #15871
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I thought i read on the thread where you can get a replacement gasket for the stock petcock. i did search but didnt find it. i think i need a new one. anyone know where to get one cheap? i would get the clarke petcock for $20 but its on/off only, no reserve. i would be stuck in the woods for sure if the reserve reminder wasnt there.
I haven't been able to find the gasket only, ended up having to get a $45 OE petcock off e-bay from Honda of Toledo. I had a Clarke petcock on a Clarke tank, couldn't get it to seal along the edge for anything, I tried a making a gasket, different sized orings, fuel sealant goop, go figure. I replaced it with the new OE unit and it sealed up fine right off the bat so I'll sell ya a Clarke petcock cheap
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:30 PM   #15872
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Can someone tell me if a front wheel from a XR650L will fit a R.
After doing a little reading I see This question is asked a lot. Looks like no, different axle sizes.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:16 AM   #15873
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TJE, Welcome, and - you didn't expect anything else here did you? - you bought the best bike there is!
I'd start taking the carb off, apart and clean it - so you know it's not that. Floatlevel 19mm (not 18) will prevent pissing fuel when leant over. Also, on the lhs there's a small cover under which a spring & membrane lives, and the cover itself has a tiny hole/passage in it... block it, use a droplet of epoxy or silicon. This system leans off the mixture on overrun, and may be the cause of what you experience.
But, allow me to be thick, your bike is "un-corked", like in opened up? Scratch here using the search function if you dunno how to check, but this bit you need to do first in any case - and luckily for you that includes disassembly of the carb in any case (to change a few parts).
And, new2you means checking oilscreen(s), renewing oilfilter & checking/cleaning airfilter, fresh oil incl checking the oil-level - go read how the latter must be done first before you call me thick indeed
And read a lot here in this thread, you'll learn plenty which you must know about this bike.
Have fun doing all this, it's a grrreeaat bike!
Many many thanks, RideFreak, BuRPsa and Lostsaffa!!! I should have given a bit of background on the bike. Sorry about that. It's gone 11k km, and is indeed uncorked. It also has a new carb (original) and standard jetting. Exhaust is standard, and there's a 4.6 gallon IMS tank on it. She's been very well kept, and had most other things like cables, handlebars, pegs, airfilter replaced. Oils been replaced every 1000km, and she has a non-standard ratio sprockets.

One issue I forgot to mention, and which may also be due to my inexperience with big thumpers, is a metallic clanking noise coming from the cylinder area. I'm thinking valves or a loose bolt, but then again, I'm not even sure I know what bad valves sound like. Best description would be a metallic rattle, like something is loose, but I can't find anything loose. Judging by some youtube clips of other XRR's, it does indeed sound different. Doesn't sound like it's coming from the clutch area, but I need to check again to make sure.

She really pulls very well, but then again, I don't know what standard is, and my AT is certainly nothing to compare by!

I think I'll make a video and try to catch the rattling noise, and post here.

Thanks again, much appreciated!
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:47 AM   #15874
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Grease- I normally use Mobil one synthetic, should I use something else?
"Normal" greases will dissolve in water, and it is for this reason why I use 'water-resistant' grease. A 1Kg jar lasts a long time when used for wheelbearings, swingarm & wheel axles, steering stem etc, and by all means fill any handlebar-switchgear with it too.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:05 AM   #15875
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After doing a little reading I see This question is asked a lot. Looks like no, different axle sizes.
My understanding was that the xr650l/xr600r front wheel will fit with a bearing change. I know that nx250 front wheels do fit with a bearing change. I have a cbr900r front rim on my bike with a ....bearing change. If you check the bearing OD spec of different wheels you can figure out if the wheel can be made to fit. A spacer may be needed but spacers are pretty straightforward.

It is probably easier to just fit a R wheel as they run close to the same price.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:26 AM   #15876
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What kind of range are you guys gettinf out of the 4.3-4.6gal tanks? I'm building a bike for the TAT.

Think its doable? Or should I go for the 7?

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Old 01-29-2013, 11:07 AM   #15877
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What kind of range are you guys gettinf out of the 4.3-4.6gal tanks? I'm building a bike for the TAT.

Think its doable? Or should I go for the 7?

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Donno about the TAT, but the 4.3 has issues with the CDT.

My 6.3 handles better then my 4.3 almost all the time. No comparison. I love the Acerbis better than my 4.3, which sits on a shelf..
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:40 PM   #15878
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The extra-large tanks like the Acerbis 6-gal do provide an excellent amount of radiator protection from sideways tip-overs. I never have noticed the sloshing of the fuel with half-empty tanks, and you don't HAVE to fill them up all the way for those shorter sections....But you WILL notice the difference in suspension when the tank is full.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:39 PM   #15879
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The extra-large tanks like the Acerbis 6-gal do provide an excellent amount of radiator protection from sideways tip-overs. I never have noticed the sloshing of the fuel with half-empty tanks, and you don't HAVE to fill them up all the way for those shorter sections....But you WILL notice the difference in suspension when the tank is full.

I'd sooner ride my 6.3 full than my 4.3 full.

That says a lot.

My suspension is revalved and resprung though. I'm 200ish without gear. I could stand to have a bit firmer springs both front and rear when loaded down. Problem is I do a varying degree of riding from trail days with no load to full on trip with 70lbs of gear.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:17 PM   #15880
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6.3 is nothin .......mine holds that then i add bladder bags for a total of 12 gal

bladders hang over the side of the tank ...now thats some weight ....suspension is workin over time when fully loaded ...but i dont motorcroos the bike when she's got full weight on


on another front ..we are making some steal rear subframes ..made out of box steal ...better that globtotting subframes ..as we keep them box section same as stock and add gussets to give more strength ....
we test them out very soon

we need to carry 12 gl of fuel and 3 gal of water for our desert trip later this yr
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:06 PM   #15881
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What kind of range can be had out of the 4.6? 6.3?

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Old 01-30-2013, 01:18 AM   #15882
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6.3 is nothin .......mine holds that then i add
on another front ..we are making some steal rear subframes ..made out of box steal ...

we need to carry 12 gl of fuel and 3 gal of water for our desert trip later this yr
Can I come and steal one as well...one of the steel ones, that is.

On the actual design of the subframe, I saw an article somewhere where the standard frame was re-inforced with huge success. The engineer that did it had a whole technical document on forces at play, that drove out the final design. If I recall correctly, the issue is not the strength of the subframe, but the way the lower attachement location is not balanced, giving rise to tortional forces. I'll try and find it.

12 Gallon = 45 litres.
I had to carry 55 litres, and having some of the fuel at the back is the way to go. I carried the 30+ litres at the back, with the standard frame, and had no issue.

I have my toolbox upfront and low (on the skidplate) Tools, weight per volume is a lot more than fluid, so you can balance the bike front to back easily, without having huge volume in the front that gets in the way once the riding gets technical, imho.

Keep us posted on the frame though, I would be very interested in the final design and design considerations.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:49 AM   #15883
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yes its steel ....hahaha ..um yes we have talked about the mount issue ....keeping the stock shape i think we have come up with a solution ....

we dont tecnical stuff ... more wide open around here ... sand tracks ....it dont take long to go threw 30 ltrs ....with the tank bra and bladders on the side of the tank its well balanced ...gear at the back ...water onboard at the rear ..keeps the weight even

theres a few pics and talk on the aussie subforum xr650r owners
about the steel subs
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:26 AM   #15884
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....with the tank bra ...
Sounds like you are cruising around with your mistress
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:21 AM   #15885
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Sounds like you are cruising around with your mistress
hahaha i wish

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