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Old 07-20-2012, 04:43 PM   #44581
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WFO,

My bike was doing the crank , no start bit and it was the start button on the handle bar. Hosed it out with electrical contact cleaner and it works fine.

You could try beating on the back of the CDI with a screwdriver handle and if it starts that means there is a short in the CDI.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #44582
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Rantoul. Chanute AFB. I was there when they closed it down. Ghost town now.
That's awesome. My brother and I were just there, they use it for autocrossing now. Lots (literally) of space. I live close to Pekin
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:51 PM   #44583
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that's interesting because yes I did beat on the cdi box with no luck. With the prior cdi box I could smack it like you say and it would work for a while. I'll look into the start/kill switch button.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:15 PM   #44584
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WFO,

Forgot to mention that when my bike did the crank, no start bit it would bump start right away. Lucky for me I live in San Francisco. NO pushing, always a hill around.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:29 PM   #44585
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That's awesome. My brother and I were just there, they use it for autocrossing now. Lots (literally) of space. I live close to Pekin
We lived there for about six years. Coming from Idaho, it was a huge shock! Mountains to flatland and cornfields. Then I got hooked on bowhunting and bass fishing and about ended up divorced!
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:38 PM   #44586
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I"m up in Reno and have the weekend off. Anyone near want to show me what this norcal nevada stuff is all about?



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Old 07-20-2012, 05:44 PM   #44587
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:18 PM   #44588
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2006 xr650l heres the problem. sudden loss of spark. After researching the problem I replaced the cdi about a year ago (obtained from bike bandit), for same problem and it fixed it. Now faced with the question of ordering another cdi at 140$ and taking a chance it is the cdi again vs some other problem that I don't have the resources to deal with on my own. Could a year old cdi go bad, the bike sees no rough duty. So I either order another cdi or take it to the shop. thoughts? thanks Mike
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WFO,

My bike was doing the crank , no start bit and it was the start button on the handle bar. Hosed it out with electrical contact cleaner and it works fine.

You could try beating on the back of the CDI with a screwdriver handle and if it starts that means there is a short in the CDI.
I had a similar problem about a year ago also. I took the plug out and grounded it to the motor. It would show a weak spark when I hit the starter button, then nothing while cranking. Turned out to be the side stand safety switch. I eliminated the switch and the wire all the way up to where it plugs into the harness under the seat, jumpered the wires, and have not had a problem with it since. I don't remember which wires and I had to get some help reading the wiring diagram. Yeah, I'm stoopid when it comes to electrical things and partial color blind don't help either. Before I did that I did tap the CDI and disassemble and clean the starter switch.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:27 PM   #44589
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Looks like I'll be ordering some bigger jets and doing Dave's mod soon...

Anyone from the Willamette Valley in Oregon have good luck with a particular jet size?
I'm thinking either 55/158 or 58/160

Engine is de-smogged, stock header with XR600 muffler, K&N air filter. No other engine mods that I know of.

Trying to run ethanol free fuel as much as possible, but it's hard to find in some areas here.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:44 PM   #44590
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Looks like I'll be ordering some bigger jets and doing Dave's mod soon...

Anyone from the Willamette Valley in Oregon have good luck with a particular jet size?
I'm thinking either 55/158 or 58/160

Engine is de-smogged, stock header with XR600 muffler, K&N air filter. No other engine mods that I know of.

Trying to run ethanol free fuel as much as possible, but it's hard to find in some areas here.
Don't assume that they need to be paired. FWIW, I live in similar climate and altitude to you and the 55/158 worked best for me. I would use an acceleration test for the main jet (g-meter on a phone or see how fast it will get going in fourth gear between two points). More is better. For the pilot, go for best throttle response. Then the bitch on all bikes is finding a needle that works well. I am not convinced that anybody has one for our bikes. I'm not a fan of the dynojet and that's it for drop in aftermarket needles. There may be other that would work, who knows. You can play with height of the stocker using washers/shims, but not taper or diameter. Good luck!
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:56 AM   #44591
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Looks like I'll be ordering some bigger jets and doing Dave's mod soon...

Anyone from the Willamette Valley in Oregon have good luck with a particular jet size?
I'm thinking either 55/158 or 58/160

Engine is de-smogged, stock header with XR600 muffler, K&N air filter. No other engine mods that I know of.

Trying to run ethanol free fuel as much as possible, but it's hard to find in some areas here.
I'm in Creswell, so reasonably near by. I'm running a shimmed needle, drilled slide, desmoged, stock air filter, stock muffler with 55/158 jetting. All that being said, there is no one size fits all golden bullet for jetting. Take what I and others offer and use it as a reference to establish a base line. Go for a long ride and see if it's what you want, if it is then Robert is you fathers brother, if not then change out one jet +1/-1 and see if better or worse. Then change out the other and do the same +1/-1.

Here is a link to a carb tuning primer that I have found handy for general tuning. Figure 7 is a clear image of what jet does what when:

www.motorcyclecarbs.com/carbs101.pdf
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:38 AM   #44592
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Just picked up my XRL on the 18th. Was a great birthday present to myself!

Its a 96 with 7,000 miles. Now to try to decide what mods to go with!

Already has a DG exhaust, braided front lines, a plastic tank (not sure what brand), Supermoto fender and a Acerbis headlight. Also have all of the stock stuff that came off. Sorry for the grainy photo.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:14 AM   #44593
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Just picked up my XRL on the 18th. Was a great birthday present to myself!

Its a 96 with 7,000 miles. Now to try to decide what mods to go with!

Already has a DG exhaust, braided front lines, a plastic tank (not sure what brand), Supermoto fender and a Acerbis headlight. Also have all of the stock stuff that came off. Sorry for the grainy photo.

Awesome present! I'd start out with a skid plate and dave's mods on the carb and if you plan to ride off road I'd recommend one of the man racks engine protectors that guard the engine from getting punctured by the shifter, it's a 20 dollar fix that protects a 100 dollar part that also requires a new gasket to install... I wish I would have put one on when I got mine... I can also see you might need a new camera


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Old 07-21-2012, 10:18 AM   #44594
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I can also see you might need a new camera


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Old 07-21-2012, 10:57 AM   #44595
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Don't assume that they need to be paired. FWIW, I live in similar climate and altitude to you and the 55/158 worked best for me. I would use an acceleration test for the main jet (g-meter on a phone or see how fast it will get going in fourth gear between two points). More is better. For the pilot, go for best throttle response. Then the bitch on all bikes is finding a needle that works well. I am not convinced that anybody has one for our bikes. I'm not a fan of the dynojet and that's it for drop in aftermarket needles. There may be other that would work, who knows. You can play with height of the stocker using washers/shims, but not taper or diameter. Good luck!

I have the 58/160 I think, I talked to the Wizard yesterday, and told me the 155 might make more power. But, its running nearly perfect w/o any popping on decel. At higher RPM cruising it surges just a bit. I can live with that to have a good running bike without worrying about running lean. I am more possitive about the 160 than the 58. The bike runs so good after sending it to the Wizard.

Ooops, I quoted the wrong guy, sorry about that.
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