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Old 01-07-2012, 02:07 PM   #36436
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To mcma111 (Steve) or anyone else

Figured I would pull the plug today and adjust the valves. Plug really didn't want to come out of the spark plug hole. Here's why



Looks like the washer didn't get seated to the plug properly . Looks like about 2mm shy. Looks like aluminum stuck to the bottom of plug. I'm guessing that aluminum boogered up the threads on the way out. Can this be heli-coiled or is it new head time?

I have put 5000 miles with the plug not full seated. Would this cause any other damage to the motor?





Any help from anybody is appreciated.

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Old 01-07-2012, 02:30 PM   #36437
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Does anyone know the overall lenght of the XRL? Trailering reasons are why I am asking.
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:40 PM   #36438
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Figured I would pull the plug today and adjust the valves. Plug really didn't want to come out of the spark plug hole. Here's why



Looks like the washer didn't get seated to the plug properly . Looks like about 2mm shy. Looks like aluminum stuck to the bottom of plug. I'm guessing that aluminum boogered up the threads on the way out. Can this be heli-coiled or is it new head time?

I have put 5000 miles with the plug not full seated. Would this cause any other damage to the motor?





Any help from anybody is appreciated.

Joe

The spark plug threads can be tapped. There is a tap that is placed in the head and brought out so all of the bits come out. The other way is to grease the plug tap and slowly tap the hole and hope all of the bits come out. The best method is to pull the head and have a machine shop repair the threads. Don't know why your threads got buggered. I Never Seize the plug and when it hits bottom give it a bit more love and call it good.
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:21 PM   #36439
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Does anyone know the overall lenght of the XRL? Trailering reasons are why I am asking.
I know I needed about seven feet in my old cargo vans for xrl or DR650, would have a few inches to spare on the stock taillights.
I rigged my enclosed cargo trailer/camper chocks the same way. I had to move one of the chocks for a buddy's drz400. He brings me whiskey and pie, so I can't bitch.
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:34 PM   #36440
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:54 PM   #36441
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When I did my subframe braces I repainted with the Color rite system, code NH146 Accurate Silver which is the factory frame color.

I would recommend using their 2-part clear also (I did) as the color won't hold up well and most 1 part clears are lacquer which are not near as durable. Their 2 part clear kit includes a nice little aerosol sprayer that works really well.

I think I got some paint, their primer, and the clear kit for about $80.

Looks factory when done.

Hope this helps,
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Andy, your memory doesn't serve you well or they've had some serious inflation over at Col rite–$115 bucks for a rattle can of color, clear and primer. OUCH! What is one going to do?

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Old 01-07-2012, 04:59 PM   #36442
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The spark plug threads can be tapped. There is a tap that is placed in the head and brought out so all of the bits come out. The other way is to grease the plug tap and slowly tap the hole and hope all of the bits come out. The best method is to pull the head and have a machine shop repair the threads. Don't know why your threads got buggered. I Never Seize the plug and when it hits bottom give it a bit more love and call it good.
I wonder if one could, after tapping, take small flexible hose and plumb it to a vacuum and ? Not ideal, but it might work.
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:45 PM   #36443
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Figured I would pull the plug today and adjust the valves. Plug really didn't want to come out of the spark plug hole. Here's why



Looks like the washer didn't get seated to the plug properly . Looks like about 2mm shy. Looks like aluminum stuck to the bottom of plug. I'm guessing that aluminum boogered up the threads on the way out. Can this be heli-coiled or is it new head time?

I have put 5000 miles with the plug not full seated. Would this cause any other damage to the motor?





Any help from anybody is appreciated.

Joe

Ouch! The plug would get too hot like that from a lack of head contact for heat-sink while also taxing your ignition from poor grounding. Combustion gases would have destroyed the threads while dropping your compression and performance.
Ihate to say it but, if you had that much trouble properly installing the plug, don't skip on the repair. Take it to a Pro and fix it right. ;-)
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:56 PM   #36444
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I have been searching for info on a pumper carb for the XRL.

I have found 2 kits, a mikuni from XRs only and an FCR from sudco.

I would appreciate ANY info on these 2 kits.

I tried searching here and didn't get very far.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:01 PM   #36445
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FCR Carb

Get your FCR carb here:

http://www.pjmotorsports.com/keihin-...ml#fcr%20carbs

They are a Sudco reseller but for less than Sudco.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:05 PM   #36446
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Wheels

I have a set of OE wheels that need a new home. Rotors, sprocket and Pirelli MT21's. I would post a pic but the camera's battery is charging.

$275.00 and you pay the shipping.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:43 PM   #36447
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I have been searching for info on a pumper carb for the XRL.

I have found 2 kits, a mikuni from XRs only and an FCR from sudco.

I would appreciate ANY info on these 2 kits.

I tried searching here and didn't get very far.



I would like to hear pros and con (if there are any) on both of these carbs before i buy.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:50 PM   #36448
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Stator cover guards

Is there any interest in stator cover guards punched out of 1/8 inch thick lexan? I'm pretty sure that I have a source for some scrap lexan, and a coworker that is willing to punch a bunch out on one of the CNC punches.
If anyone is interested let me know. Either send me a PM or speak up here. Cost should be pretty cheap, likely just the cost of postage.

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Old 01-08-2012, 12:28 AM   #36449
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Is there any interest in stator cover guards punched out of 1/8 inch thick lexan? I'm pretty sure that I have a source for some scrap lexan, and a coworker that is willing to punch a bunch out on one of the CNC punches.
If anyone is interested let me know. Either send me a PM or speak up here. Cost should be pretty cheap, likely just the cost of postage.

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needs to be shaped also. not interested, just FYI.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:30 AM   #36450
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30$ Recover and fix the bad foam spots and widened at the back. Yeah, 30$.
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