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Old 11-17-2007, 09:28 AM   #1591
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Truth is my frame guards are used more like paint protectors. I commute to work and the pant legs of my dockers flap and have worn out the paint on the sides just where the frame guards fit. I was always concerned any potential buyer (not like I'm ever selling it) would think it was not taken care of because of all the worn out paint. Tire kicker mentality.
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:24 AM   #1592
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Also, curious, how do you know your engine is running 10' hotter ? You mean your oil temp ? Mine varies so much it is hard to duplicate 2 runnings to compare temps. Mine never goes over 250' and rarely gets that hot.
Referring to the 'oil' temperature and riding the exact same route I do every week (90 miles round road trip) its running 10F hotter according to my oil stick temperature gauge....
max temp now shows 250 rather than 240 (hard riding)..but the average temp usualy hovers around 230 F.
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:14 PM   #1593
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where did you find that Maier rear fender?
I got it straight from Maier, it is for a XR600, I hear that it will work on a 650L:

http://www.maier-mfg.com/shop.cfm?ac...modelyear=1999

Also, on the bottom of that page are the fork guards that are supposed to fit on a 650L, if you like the "carbon fiber look" they have those on closeout for $30.
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:28 PM   #1594
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I got it straight from Maier, it is for a XR600, I hear that it will work on a 650L:

http://www.maier-mfg.com/shop.cfm?ac...modelyear=1999

Also, on the bottom of that page are the fork guards that are supposed to fit on a 650L, if you like the "carbon fiber look" they have those on closeout for $30.
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:44 AM   #1595
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Cdi

Anyone know of a good place to buy a new CDI for the XR650L? I'm thinking it may be a good idea to have a backup...
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:17 AM   #1596
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Anyone know of a good place to buy a new CDI for the XR650L? I'm thinking it may be a good idea to have a backup...
dealer is about the only place for a new one, I can get one from my dealer for around 100 bucks
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:02 PM   #1597
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Anyone know of a good place to buy a new CDI for the XR650L? I'm thinking it may be a good idea to have a backup...
cheapcycleparts.com
servicehonda.com
ronayers.com

Use their microfische to get the part numbers.
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:51 PM   #1598
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Finally got a D606 on the rear (130/90/18)! Gives the bike a whole new look! Oh man, right after my buddy helped put it on (he did it all really), I'm backing it out of the garage to go for a test ride and not paying much attention to him, he kicks my kickstand up and says to sit on it to check the chain. Not listening to him, and not noticing his swift kick to put up the stand, I, of course, decide to lean the bike on to the stand while I put on my gear. Needless to say, I was pretty surprised when the bike just kept going, and going, and whack! I was so pissed, I'm blaming him, he's laughing at me saying I should've known (I really should have). Anyway, I get it up, and guess what, the damn shift lever bent and dented the case! I've read about this happening, but now that it's happened to me, I'm thinking "WHAT A PIECE"! How can they make a bike so vulnerable to something that probably happens a lot while off-roading. Luckily the bike didn't go down too hard and I only dented it, unlike some people who've actually punched right through the sucker!
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:48 PM   #1599
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Finally got a D606 on the rear (130/90/18)! Gives the bike a whole new look! Oh man, right after my buddy helped put it on (he did it all really), I'm backing it out of the garage to go for a test ride and not paying much attention to him, he kicks my kickstand up and says to sit on it to check the chain. Not listening to him, and not noticing his swift kick to put up the stand, I, of course, decide to lean the bike on to the stand while I put on my gear. Needless to say, I was pretty surprised when the bike just kept going, and going, and whack! I was so pissed, I'm blaming him, he's laughing at me saying I should've known (I really should have). Anyway, I get it up, and guess what, the damn shift lever bent and dented the case! I've read about this happening, but now that it's happened to me, I'm thinking "WHAT A PIECE"! How can they make a bike so vulnerable to something that probably happens a lot while off-roading. Luckily the bike didn't go down too hard and I only dented it, unlike some people who've actually punched right through the sucker!
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:37 PM   #1600
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Don't feel so bad, I did the same thing last Friday. Mine just pushed against the case and scratched it though.....but I was still pissed. Got any pics of the D606's tire on your bike? Did you get the front one as well? I'm getting ready to order both on DennisKirk.com and wouldn't mind seeing them mounted. :)
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:23 AM   #1601
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Don't feel so bad, I did the same thing last Friday. Mine just pushed against the case and scratched it though.....but I was still pissed. Got any pics of the D606's tire on your bike? Did you get the front one as well? I'm getting ready to order both on DennisKirk.com and wouldn't mind seeing them mounted. :)

You might want to check these guys out --> http://www.americanmototire.com/
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:25 AM   #1602
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You might want to check these guys out --> http://www.americanmototire.com/
Wow! I got mine for $75 from Cycle Rider in Montclair, with a free mount, so that's a pretty good deal for same day changeout. I'll go snap a camera phone pic really quick, but it's sitting in the back of my truck now.
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:37 AM   #1603
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Don't feel so bad, I did the same thing last Friday. Mine just pushed against the case and scratched it though.....but I was still pissed. Got any pics of the D606's tire on your bike? Did you get the front one as well? I'm getting ready to order both on DennisKirk.com and wouldn't mind seeing them mounted. :)
Didn't get the front one, I'll get a new front after a while. Heard TKC80s are the way to go on that? Just needed to get more of a nobby on back for the riding I'll be doing this weekend. Here are the pictures, not that great...



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Old 11-20-2007, 09:22 PM   #1604
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Replaement Screws

Having taken my carb out for the tenth time trying to get it all set up, I'm tired of stripping the Philips heads screws all up in that area. Soooo I got a bunch of stainless steel allen head metric screws from McMaster.
The screws from the carb were replaced a while ago but the clips holding the carb and the screws for the throttle cable. I don't think theres a single philips screw in sight. At least in that area.
Anyone else done this?
I couldn't get these size screws in a stainless steel locally so I had to order them, So now Ive got way too many.
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:27 AM   #1605
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Having taken my carb out for the tenth time trying to get it all set up, I'm tired of stripping the Philips heads screws all up in that area. Soooo I got a bunch of stainless steel allen head metric screws from McMaster.
The screws from the carb were replaced a while ago but the clips holding the carb and the screws for the throttle cable. I don't think theres a single philips screw in sight. At least in that area.
Anyone else done this?
I couldn't get these size screws in a stainless steel locally so I had to order them, So now Ive got way too many.
Did it, but used cheapies from home despot.


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