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Old 01-12-2013, 05:03 PM   #51541
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What's the best way to clean out a carb jet (pilot, not installed in the carb)???

I have a smaller pilot jet I'd like to try out, but the reason I removed it was because it was clogged (engine kept wanting to die at idle but fine at higher rpm). Can I spray it out with carb cleaner? Soak it in something?
If you don't have solvent use pine sol to soak it in,

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Speaking of suspension linkages, I've noticed some Ls have zerk fitting and some don't. Was it a year thing? While I'm asking, since my RM250 doesn't have them does any one see any compelling reason that I couldn't drill put them on that bike? I've never seen a pure MX bike with them. Why?
yup, a year thing...was it 2005? last year? someone else can chime in on that,
others have drilled/tapped them on the XRL and put in zerks no Idea on the RM?, I plan on putting some on mine the next time I tear into it.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:09 PM   #51542
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Speaking of suspension linkages, I've noticed some Ls have zerk fitting and some don't. Was it a year thing? While I'm asking, since my RM250 doesn't have them does any one see any compelling reason that I couldn't drill put them on that bike? I've never seen a pure MX bike with them. Why?
At some point, Honda must have chosen that as a money-saving improvement.
I added fittings to my '04 at all link joints. It's quite time-consuming to disassemble those things and grease them.

Sorry, can't speak for RM250 Should be similar, though.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:15 PM   #51543
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It's going to look cool with that CB antenna on the back!
i didn't include the pink tennis ball that will go on the cb whip antenna
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:16 PM   #51544
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dammit! forgot to soak new clutch plates in oil overnight
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:24 PM   #51545
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dammit! forgot to soak new clutch plates in oil overnight
I soaked mine for a couple days before I installed it. I put in the Tusk clutch kit and EBC heavy springs a few weeks ago. Ended up going with 2 heavy springs and 2 stock springs and it feels good to me. So far it has performed well, but time will tell. My old clutch still had a little material on it, but the friction material was really glazed.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:13 PM   #51546
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You can't get fuel in Atomic City for a few years now. I don't think they still have a post office, either. However, you can still obtain liquid refreshment.



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Old 01-12-2013, 06:14 PM   #51547
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2003 last year for zerks I believe?
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:18 PM   #51548
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paging mendoteach

I tried an XR600R throttle with the Mikuni HSR45 carb. This is without the CycleWizard intake spacer that should be on its way to me soon. That CycleWizard is a great guy. So the carb will move back about a half inch once that is installed.

The only thing I don't like about this is that the carb end of the cables aren't screwed in and the return cable at the handlebar end had to be adjusted out 11mm, and it's not supposed to be adjusted there. Just a few more turns and it will fall out of the throttle.

You may notice how the pull fitting at the carb looks a little chewed up- I did that trying to make more room for the cable end, but it didn't help. Don't do that.

Anyway it's close. These are crusty old cables and it's snapping back closed like it should. Better than the L throttle and cables. I'm really happy about using the XR600 throttle, because it's much easier to reassemble and it has the nice pulley. Fitting all the controls on the bars may be harder because it takes up more space than the L throttle, but I can live with that.

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Old 01-12-2013, 06:45 PM   #51549
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Is this still there?

Of course, submarine parking is still available!



Number Hill is still there, also.





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Old 01-12-2013, 10:33 PM   #51550
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I tried an XR600R throttle with the Mikuni HSR45 carb. This is without the CycleWizard intake spacer that should be on its way to me soon. That CycleWizard is a great guy. So the carb will move back about a half inch once that is installed.

The only thing I don't like about this is that the carb end of the cables aren't screwed in and the return cable at the handlebar end had to be adjusted out 11mm, and it's not supposed to be adjusted there. Just a few more turns and it will fall out of the throttle.

You may notice how the pull fitting at the carb looks a little chewed up- I did that trying to make more room for the cable end, but it didn't help. Don't do that.

Anyway it's close. These are crusty old cables and it's snapping back closed like it should. Better than the L throttle and cables. I'm really happy about using the XR600 throttle, because it's much easier to reassemble and it has the nice pulley. Fitting all the controls on the bars may be harder because it takes up more space than the L throttle, but I can live with that.

If you have trouble with the cables reaching try this before replacing them. In the weeks before I took off on my 8 month trip around the country I was disassembling and assembling my bike constantly. I got fed up with routing the cables so I just simply took them from the throttle body to the carb. It didn't go thru the triples or the headlight. In fact the only thing it went under was the tank. If you looked under the tank you could see their entire path, completely unimpeded. I had it this was from mile 1700 all the way up to mile 47,000 when I sold it with no problems. It also alowed for all the play needed for the turning of the handle bars. Just something you might try before you go spend money on new cables.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:58 PM   #51551
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Yesterday I Google'd Honda XR650l seat and guess what showed up??

My Renazco Racing seat. Woo hoooo


I think I would like to one of these seats. But I have a 31 inch inseem. I had to shave my stock seat so I could touch the floor with the ball of my feet. With my stock seat being shaved down I don't have to lower my suspension.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:34 PM   #51552
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Of course, submarine parking is still available!


666? Was that the USS Diablo?

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I think I would like to one of these seats. But I have a 31 inch inseem. I had to shave my stock seat so I could touch the floor with the ball of my feet. With my stock seat being shaved down I don't have to lower my suspension.
Damn, one thing I forgot to mention about the Seat Concepts seat. My seat is now at 38". I get nose bleeds going over speed bumps.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:22 AM   #51553
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What's the best way to clean out a carb jet (pilot, not installed in the carb)???

I have a smaller pilot jet I'd like to try out, but the reason I removed it was because it was clogged (engine kept wanting to die at idle but fine at higher rpm). Can I spray it out with carb cleaner? Soak it in something?
Might try a plastic bristle off a brush cuz that won't sratch the brass. Copper, steel or some other metal may scratch the inside and make the flow different than intended.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:19 AM   #51554
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Speaking of suspension linkages, I've noticed some Ls have zerk fitting and some don't. Was it a year thing? While I'm asking, since my RM250 doesn't have them does any one see any compelling reason that I couldn't drill put them on that bike? I've never seen a pure MX bike with them. Why?
Honda quit installing the zert fittings along with the fork oil drain bolts on the XR600 in the mid 90's. This was a labor/ cost savings issue. I got a set of '96 XR600 forks for Christian that didn't have the drain bolts. I just drilled and tapped the holes and installed the bolts.

I forget which year Honda quit doing the zert fittings for the XRL linkage. My '02 has them. The early XRL forks has the drain bolts.

On your RM250 since it's a RACE bike they don't come with them. If you drilled and tapped the linkage for them the problem is that there is no where for the grease to go. On the Honda XR/XRL the collar inside has a groove machined to accept the grease.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:01 AM   #51555
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If you have trouble with the cables reaching try this before replacing them. In the weeks before I took off on my 8 month trip around the country I was disassembling and assembling my bike constantly. I got fed up with routing the cables so I just simply took them from the throttle body to the carb. It didn't go thru the triples or the headlight. In fact the only thing it went under was the tank. If you looked under the tank you could see their entire path, completely unimpeded. I had it this was from mile 1700 all the way up to mile 47,000 when I sold it with no problems. It also alowed for all the play needed for the turning of the handle bars. Just something you might try before you go spend money on new cables.
Actually I think the cable length overall is good, but yeah I've seen that done and can't see any problem with doing it as long as they don't snag.
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