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Old 03-07-2012, 08:26 AM   #39736
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I didn't realize there was ever a counter shaft sprocket cover on the XRL??
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:11 AM   #39737
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I didn't realize there was ever a counter shaft sprocket cover on the XRL??
Yeah there is a cheap plastic piece that costs nearly a 100 bucks at the honda shop. I cracked mine and just threw it in the garbage.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:29 AM   #39738
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Yeah there is a cheap plastic piece that costs nearly a 100 bucks at the honda shop. I cracked mine and just threw it in the garbage.

You may think it's a cheap piece of plastic but there is a piece of steel inside it to hopefully protect the engine case in the event of a chain failure. Something is better than nothing.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:32 AM   #39739
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You may think it's a cheap piece of plastic but there is a piece of steel inside it to hopefully protect the engine case in the event of a chain failure. Something is better than nothing.
Saved my case a couple weeks ago when my chain let go!!
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:53 AM   #39740
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Saved my case a couple weeks ago when my chain let go!!
Looking at it it seems silly to think it would do any good, the metal is quite thin.

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I bet it does a ton of good just keeping the chain from wadding up and being able to lever against the case.

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Old 03-07-2012, 09:58 AM   #39741
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Looking at it it seems silly to think it would do any good, the metal is quite thin.

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I bet it does a ton of good just keeping the chain from wadding up and being able to lever against the case.

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Old 03-07-2012, 10:14 AM   #39742
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Looking at it it seems silly to think it would do any good, the metal is quite thin.

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I bet it does a ton of good just keeping the chain from wadding up and being able to lever against the case.

Dave

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Old 03-07-2012, 10:23 AM   #39743
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I wish I would have taken a picture of the chain wadded up against the cover. Took a bit to get the chain out & the cover off but thanks to my partner that day we removed the bad links installed a master link & made it home. The cover was ok after a clean up is back on the bike along with new chain & sprockets. Don't discount Honda's design guys too much they put together one tough old bird!
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:44 AM   #39744
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If you decide to forgo the sprocket cover, I have a spare set of cases that I'd be willing to sell you when you crack yours. I'd make you a heckuva deal
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:57 AM   #39745
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Yeah there is a cheap plastic piece that costs nearly a 100 bucks at the honda shop. I cracked mine and just threw it in the garbage.
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You may think it's a cheap piece of plastic but there is a piece of steel inside it to hopefully protect the engine case in the event of a chain failure. Something is better than nothing.
I agree with the others. That piece of steel in the case guard serves a very good purpose.



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Old 03-07-2012, 12:36 PM   #39746
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You can easely make a case saver for the countershaft sprocket. You know, for that neat way cool FRITZCOINC look. Ya know, just saying.


This one is .060" Stainless Steel from a door kick plate I have been whittling on for a while now. Just a one pc. flat strip with ears bent to bolt on where OEM plastic cover attached.

Hey, I have a templete if anybody wants it!
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:41 PM   #39747
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Buyer Tips: looking at used XR650Ls

I'm going to look at a couple of XR650Ls soon. One is a 2008, the other a 2006.

Any tips on what I should look for before purchasing?
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:43 PM   #39748
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I'm going to look at a couple of XR650Ls soon. One is a 2008, the other a 2006.

Any tips on what I should look for before purchasing?
Askem if they changed the oil. See if they know there are two drain plugs.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:50 PM   #39749
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I'm going to look at a couple of XR650Ls soon. One is a 2008, the other a 2006.

Any tips on what I should look for before purchasing?
Check the countershaft sprocket, and countershaft itself for signs of powdery rust. Better yet, remove the countershaft sprocket and examine the countershaft under magnification for signs of wear. If the countershaft splines are worn, the crankcase needs to be split to replace the countershaft.



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Old 03-07-2012, 01:54 PM   #39750
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You can easely make a case saver for the countershaft sprocket. You know, for that neat way cool FRITZCOINC look. Ya know, just saying.


This one is .060" Stainless Steel from a door kick plate I have been whittling on for a while now. Just a one pc. flat strip with ears bent to bolt on where OEM plastic cover attached.

Hey, I have a templete if anybody wants it!

I would be interested in that template!!
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