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Old 12-19-2011, 05:31 AM   #35701
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That is the exact reason I didnt want any of the CW stuff in red My 13 year old daughter already has been picking on my pink knob and it was only like a week old
Yeah I was surprised how fast that thing faded, I think CW uses a better process though.

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Old 12-19-2011, 05:35 AM   #35702
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Red Ano

I have the XR's Only chain guide, sharkfin, and sprocket cover in Red and it is holding up fine. My bike does not sit outside 24-7, but it is a few years old now, so I am guessing they have a good quality anodizing process used on their parts too.

Hopefully CW has a equal or better process because I have already PMd him asking about a few sets of these cool parts. His stuff is just simply TRICK.
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:42 AM   #35703
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I have the XR's Only chain guide, sharkfin, and sprocket cover in Red and it is holding up fine. My bike does not sit outside 24-7, but it is a few years old now, so I am guessing they have a good quality anodizing process used on their parts too.

Hopefully CW has a equal or better process because I have already PMd him asking about a few sets of these cool parts. His stuff is just simply TRICK.
I have had the same results with my sprocket cover and lowering link but I thought it might be because they are usually covered in oil/grease/dirt protecting them from fading.

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Old 12-19-2011, 05:45 AM   #35704
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I think the knob comes pre faded or fades immediately upon removal from packaging.

Hey CW can you re anodize my pink knob?
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:52 AM   #35705
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Hey CW can you re anodize my pink knob?
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:59 AM   #35706
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Dave's Carb Mod

Hi All

I have found these guys and this is the parts link

Could anybody confirm for me that these are the jets and washer that I would need for the Dave's Carb Mod

http://www.jetsrus.com/a_jet_kit_dir..._1992-2009.htm

http://www.4strokes.com/tech/honda/xr650lcarbmods/

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Old 12-19-2011, 07:51 AM   #35707
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Digital Oil Temperature Gauge

I have searched the forums and there are many post that show how guys did make their own digital temperature gauges but I am struggling to find one.

Anybody out there with information where I can get a Digital Temperature Gauge for XR650L either as complete fit or as something I can modify.

I would like to get a good reading of oil temperature before I start any modifications and then as I go along I can update the Temperature statistics until I get the final info before I decide on which oil cooler to install.

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Old 12-19-2011, 08:59 AM   #35708
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I have searched the forums and there are many post that show how guys did make their own digital temperature gauges....
How about here?
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:13 AM   #35709
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RE: Digital Thermometer

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How about here?

I did this mod some time ago using a digital thermometer from Harbor Freight. Two things I didn't like about it....First, and foremost, the battery in the thermometer does not last long at all. Seems like I replace it every month, and only turn it on to check temp. , then back off. The second dislike is that it's too short to go all the way down to the lower level of the dipstick. I can live with that. What I did to remedy that problem was to mill off the head of the bolt about .120. On another gauge, I just drilled a small hole in the stock dipstick and inserted the digital through that hole and then used safety wire to hold it close to the dipstick. That seems to be the best method I've used.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:15 AM   #35710
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Mikuni flat slide

Anyone using a Mikuni flatslide (pumper) on their L? Either 40, 42, or 45mm? If so, what jets are you using and at what elevation are you?

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Old 12-19-2011, 09:21 AM   #35711
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On another note!

Took a short ride yesterday afternoon after installing my newly adapted CBR600 F1 wheels and Avon Sport tires...was just taking it out to make sure everything was ok with the conversion. Got about 2 miles from my shop, stopped at a red light to make a right turn and head up the coast along the water. While stopped, some jerk in a SUV plowed into the back of me...fortunately, I saw it coming and was able to move a little to the right before being hit....went down on the left side but everything on the bike seemed to be fine...including me....

So, watch out out there....
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:26 AM   #35712
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Hey CW can you re anodize my pink knob?
From what i ve read here I am pretty sure CW is a firm believer in wimminz and I don't think he will want to play with your "pink knob"
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:26 AM   #35713
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OSG,

That'll teach ya to stop at red lights.

Glad your OK.

Did the ass wipe get sited??
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:27 AM   #35714
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With oil the intrest in oil temp gauges has anybody ever just put something like this in one of the lines

https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/pr...p?Product=1227

or for just drilled into the frame oil tank and used a weld in bung?

You could pretty much use any type automotive gauge that you want at that point
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:30 AM   #35715
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I did this mod some time ago using a digital thermometer from Harbor Freight. Two things I didn't like about it....First, and foremost, the battery in the thermometer does not last long at all. Seems like I replace it every month, and only turn it on to check temp. , then back off. The second dislike is that it's too short to go all the way down to the lower level of the dipstick. I can live with that. What I did to remedy that problem was to mill off the head of the bolt about .120. On another gauge, I just drilled a small hole in the stock dipstick and inserted the digital through that hole and then used safety wire to hold it close to the dipstick. That seems to be the best method I've used.

Thanks for reply and to "opjocephus"

I did manage to get onto Harbor Freight's website and found a few shop in the vicinity of Washington DC, will go see if they have it in stock.

The idea is only to get an indication of how hot the bike actually run, as I go along and do the modifications. I think in the long run I would like to have a more permanent oil temperature indication that is powered by the bike's electrics.

So will do this one first

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