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Old 01-22-2013, 06:40 AM   #52111
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It's possible. The last time I experienced this I did bump up the main a size or two. If it's running rich wouldn't there be some black soot buildup at the exhaust tip? There isn't. It's as clean as could be. I haven't checked the plug for a while. With the Acerbis 5.8 and the Sutton oil cooler lines, it makes the plug a lot harder to get to.


Will do. It will give me a chance to check the jet sizes. I need to start writing these things down.

Thanks!
I just reread this...

so the pinging happened once already at which time you upped the main(have you done dave mods, or no) if so that means that you have responded to a symptom by compensating 3 times with a richer main

thats MASSIVE...

not all exhaist show soot...supertraps are famous for getting sooty...my powercore 4 has SOME soot, etc...

some blow fumes clean out and dont show much...

its kind of hard to know if you are rich or lean just by looking at the exhaust...it can help for sure, but seat o pants and a dyno are about the only ways unless you have an af meter hooked up all the time to know if you are good on all circuits...

anywhoo

good luck

I would get a helper after you check for air leaks and all and try to do the misting water intake trick...you need a steady control of the throttle to avoid hydro lock...a helper is paramount while you mist the intake...
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:42 AM   #52112
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Geez, I'da thunk guys mean enough to ride an XR650L would shoot a real rifle, like my Uberti Remington Rolling Block in 45-70. How about a 500 grain bullet??
Damm, that gun will hit a silhouette on the other side of your state won't it?
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:47 AM   #52113
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One other thing I've been meaning to ask. With stock suspension, what are good settings to run on the forks (bottom of tube) and the adjustables on the rear shock? I'm 145 pounds, so probably 160 or so with gear on.

Right now the front is 2 clicks counter-clockwise from stop, the adjuster under the left side cover is 8 clicks counter-clockwise from stop, and I haven't messed with the adjuster on the bottom of the shock.

Just looking for good settings to start from. Commuting and moderate trail riding, but more concerned about suspension good for the trails.
See the owners manual. Thats a good starting point providing you are using the recomended wt. fork oil. A different wt. oil changes the settings.
The forks are both set at 3.
The rear shock gets 7 and 10.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:05 AM   #52114
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Hey Sub Zero,

The HP4 is just for illustrative purposes. Actually I use GN4 in the XR. That was from my CRF where I use the "With Moly" (silver bottle) for the engine, and the "Without Moly" (gold bottle) for the transmission. As for the filler, I have the same Trans Filler funnel you show, but found the portability and tidiness of the little Horrid Freight interesting.

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:16 AM   #52115
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That's pretty cool, I was just at horrid freight getting a transmission jack and would have snagged that if I'd seen it.

Now if it had a trigger and a shutoff right at the tip so I could stop overfilling the reservoir, I'd pay 10 bucks for it.


These thread on to your oil jug, only a few dollars, and made in the USA. I bought three when I ran across them.


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Old 01-22-2013, 08:30 AM   #52116
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See the owners manual. Thats a good starting point providing you are using the recomended wt. fork oil. A different wt. oil changes the settings.
The forks are both set at 3.
The rear shock gets 7 and 10.
From being fully turned in Fritz?????????

I find my bike hits every bump/rock hard........really jolts you......with fresh oil at spec height.....

Then again.i wonder if it`s the cheap crap Kenda 270 front...i don`t think i felt this with the MT21 front or D606.......

Love to have my suspension set up properly,,,engines i know.suspension,,,,,,not one helluvalot..

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Old 01-22-2013, 09:15 AM   #52117
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I'm sorry to admit to everyone (on this thread only) that Ive joined the Yamaha 2 stroke club and picked up a WR250-Z. plan is after im cleared by docs to drive again whenever that is, im gonna get a street title for it like i did with a 1984 IT490 in the past (bike before my XR650L). I'll still be an RFVC guy at heart, but this should get me by and to work and back once im cleared, and until i save up enough for another XR.

bone stock, my old man who weighs 220 lbs took it up and down the street, wheelied it by accident in 3ed gear! will be a blast once im able to ride it!




it aint much to look at now, but my inspiration bike is this one here. wanna have it styled similar and looking just as nice. I know these bikes have nothing to do with XRs but mostly posting to say ive picked up a new ride and am slowly but surely recovering and can be riding anytime from a week from now or even maybe several more months. depending on what the docs say.




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Old 01-22-2013, 09:35 AM   #52118
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These thread on to your oil jug, only a few dollars, and made in the USA. I bought three when I ran across them.


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The shutoff is way too far away from the end, too much oil will still come out after you go "Oh shit..."
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:44 AM   #52119
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Do they come with leads that I'd be able to leave hooked up to the bike all the time? I don't want to have to take the side panel and battery cover off every day...
Here's an inexpensive, low-tech setup.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:46 AM   #52120
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Hey guys,

You know those times when an extra inch would come in handy? Or when you're having difficulty finding the hole and before you know it you've made a mess out of everything?

OK, well maybe not, but I was at Harbor Freight today and stumbled upon these little goodies. ...

Good one, Rob!
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:49 AM   #52121
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Geez, I'da thunk guys mean enough to ride an XR650L would shoot a real rifle, like my Uberti Remington Rolling Block in 45-70. How about a 500 grain bullet??
That is a beautiful specimen. http://www.uberti.com/video/index.ph...81807df37375bf
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:01 AM   #52122
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... more concerned about suspension good for the trails.
The biggest thing is the spring tension on the rear shock. It should be set so that when you are on the bike it rests at just under four inches or say 10cm. below fully extended. You can find several examples online of procedures for setting the 'static sag'.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:28 AM   #52123
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Most any bike shop will have a bunch the battery tender leads on the parts counter, especially this time of year.




Sounds like carbon build up to me too. How many miles on the engine?
First thing I'd do is add some Sea Foam and go out and ride it. One tank may clear it up...maybe two.
I was having he same issue with mine last summer and the Sea Foam cleared it up quickly.
Just turned 10,000 miles. The weather here has been very nice lately so no problem to get out and ride and run some Sea Foam through it.

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Old 01-22-2013, 10:32 AM   #52124
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thats my thoughts too...and I second the seafoam to see if it does something...

you can also try the water misting trick but you need a helper for this

ive done it on my boat engines a few times now and it works...

smokes white clouds like hell for a while but in that cloud is all that buildup of carbon bits...

upping the main a size or 2 IS A LOT in my book. Ive learned my lessons on jetting now...one if which is avoid the common mistake of overjetting...too big!
What's the water misting trick?
I will try the sea foam, and I will take a look at the jets. I have to take the tank off anyway to fix a broken mount as well as check the intake boot for cracks.

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Old 01-22-2013, 10:32 AM   #52125
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HAHAHA! If I had an extra set of blues trousers I could make that happen! Still have all my uniforms, and even some shirt stays! Don't temp me. You'd all go blind, or wish you were blind!
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