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Old 12-24-2013, 02:53 PM   #19021
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So are you guys using Borynack's shim stack setting's on the shock? I am SUPER happy with his fork shim stack(and the mod was cheap too). I have not got around to do the rear yet.
Yes, I am. Since I'm running a stiffer spring (11.5kg?), I needed to add some additional damping to the rebound. Works pretty damn good (along with the front).
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:41 PM   #19022
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1986 XR600R in Detroit's Packard Plant

https://vimeo.com/82595547

Here is a video of a bike being ridden around Detroit's historic Packard Plant by a non professional rider on a non-closed course...

Special thanks to CW at Cycle Wizard in Frankenmuth, MI. This bike is running like a top thanks to him. Highly recommended expertise, parts, and personality.
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:00 PM   #19023
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Very cool video. Thank u for sharing.


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Old 12-25-2013, 12:43 AM   #19024
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man Id love to check out Detroit's industrial areas!

Great vid!
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:36 AM   #19025
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Merry Christmas guys!!


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Old 12-25-2013, 11:29 AM   #19026
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Hoologon jetting

Here are some ideas for your jetting. If you have a stock cam close your side panel vents.You are way lean.Try middle clip,180 or 185 main and make sure your exhaust is sealed up. That will help. If it is still lean try 4th clip.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:52 AM   #19027
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https://vimeo.com/82595547

Here is a video of a bike being ridden around Detroit's historic Packard Plant by a non professional rider on a non-closed course...

Special thanks to CW at Cycle Wizard in Frankenmuth, MI. This bike is running like a top thanks to him. Highly recommended expertise, parts, and personality.
I've walked through there 2 or 3 times but never thought of taking a bike through. Neat idea and cool video.
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:56 PM   #19028
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Making progress figuring out my coolant leak issues.

I got my $35 motorcycle coolant pressure testing kit. What a great tool for just a few bucks. I was able to do a static pressure test up to 25psi (much higher than operating pressure) and find a few suspect hoses that were weeping. I also was able to do a dynamic test (engine running) and confirm that cylinder pressure was not finding it's way into the coolant (ie blown head gasket). Plus it comes with an adapter to make sure the radiator cap is opening at the correct pressure. Definitely worth the $35!


Unfortunately, I still had some coolant leaks after letting the bike idle for 5 minutes, though it wasn't as bad. It appears I need a new waterpump seal, as coolant seems to be coming out of the weep hole.




Can anyone recommend a waterpump rebuild kit?


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Old 12-25-2013, 06:59 PM   #19029
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I would probably just get oem parts. Can you please share a link of the vac kit?


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Old 12-25-2013, 07:02 PM   #19030
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(click the picture) There are tons of resellers for these Mityvac kits, you can find them on Amazon too. The kit comes with two adapters. The one screws onto your radiator in place of the radiator cap to pressurize the bike's coolant system. The other allows you to screw the radiator cap onto it to pressure test the cap.




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Old 12-25-2013, 07:29 PM   #19031
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My water pump seal started leaking a few months ago. I had no access to a new seal here in Mexico so we removed the water pump and seal, cleaned the seal and re-installed it. Has not leaked since. May want to try that if you are waiting for parts.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:34 PM   #19032
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My water pump seal started leaking a few months ago. I had no access to a new seal here in Mexico so we removed the water pump and seal, cleaned the seal and re-installed it. Has not leaked since. May want to try that if you are waiting for parts.
Thanks! It's a long winter here, so I'll try cleaning the seal before I order a new one. I haven't tore it apart yet, but it looks like it's part #2 that fails and allows coolant past? They want $46 bucks for that bugger! More reason to try and refurbish the old seal.
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Old 12-25-2013, 10:53 PM   #19033
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My guess is the problem is you are pulling the throttle more to get past the lean spot.
Maybe I richen my needle. Clip on middle position. But I think it will be too rich and have a bog. Trial and error. Test Test Test. Thanks.
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:58 AM   #19034
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Yes, I am. Since I'm running a stiffer spring (11.5kg?), I needed to add some additional damping to the rebound. Works pretty damn good (along with the front).

I assume you mean you added rebound damping to Borynack et al's stack, not added to the factory stack. Because that factory rebound stack is retarded; 30 0.1 shims don't allow for a very plush setup. That is why you can just about lock the shock up by turning the adjustment all the way.
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:09 AM   #19035
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Are there special tools for the shock like there are fit the fork?

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Nope. A flat blade screwdriver will open it up and a 12mm socket will take the valve apart. There are some special things that need to be done, such as filing off the flared threads on the shaft, and bleeding it, and learning to avoid an oil shower. But once you have done one, they are all pretty much the same.

Well hold on, there is one special item, nitrogen. If you don't have a shop near by, you will have to get a bottle, reg, and the aircraft strut filling valve thingy.
There are lots of videos and how to pages out there, check a few out. People have different ideas and you can find what works the best for you. For example, I find bleeding through the compression adjuster worked best for me.
This is a good start here: http://www.borynack.com/xr650r/KYBShowaShockService.htm
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