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Old 03-25-2013, 06:53 AM   #56836
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xrl brake calipers

Hey Everyone.
Thanks in advance for some redirection. I have searched the xrl thread index and done a search using the 'search this thread' tool as well. I know nearly everyone doing brake/caliper maintenance has had problems with the 5mm allen headed pins on the calipers, but I can't seem to find the solution I know I've seen somewhere on here. I know a replacement hex headed pin is supposed to be available from someone, but I can't find a reference. Please send me in the proper direction.

I stripped the allen head, drilled it out, and got it out with an easy-out. I cut a slot for a flat head screw driver across the top of the allen head and temporarily re-installed it with plenty of anti-sieze lube on the threads. I'd like to replace this pin with a hex head pin. Please tell me where to get this part.

Again, thanks much.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:28 AM   #56837
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Caliper Pins

Here ya go:

http://www.crfstuff.com/crfstststcab.html
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:35 AM   #56838
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That came from one of our own... Thanks Lane!
You're welcome Red. Your dash looks great!

If anyone else is working on a custom dash, PM me if you want to talk about a nameplate/indicator plate, I can probably help you out. I always enjoy working on cool bike parts, even when they aren't mine.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:39 AM   #56839
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Got the dash mostly squared away today. I might actually have this thing back on the trail sometime soon! ...
Not too soon, it's still Winter. Class-action suit against Punxsutawney Phil. Snow is falling and several inches on the ground. Dash looks good.

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Old 03-25-2013, 07:49 AM   #56840
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xrl caliper

Thanks mcma111. As usual, You are the Man!!
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:26 PM   #56841
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replace this pin with a hex head pin. Please tell me where to get this part.
If you want to go a little cheaper..

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...650l+brake+pin
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:35 PM   #56842
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If you want to go a little cheaper..

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...650l+brake+pin
Been using these for about 4 years. Couldn't tell the difference between the two.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:41 PM   #56843
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USD Fork Conversion for Sale

Hey all...yes..a NOOB here so I'm prolly breaking some rule by posting this here...check out the Flea Mkt...I just listed my Emig top and bottom clamp and complete 2003 CR Front end....

Don't be Hatin'
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:45 PM   #56844
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The Rat's Nest!

I got to picking at the wiring harness tonight. One thing lead to another and before I knew it, I had the whole mess unwrapped from the headlight back to the airbox. What a mess! Mr. Honda did a great job building bikes, but he needed to fire the meathead who designed their wiring harnesses. I managed to get the wires from the airbox up to the steering head rewrapped (in a brand new piece of that plastic accordion tubing shit) Now I have to sort out the mess behind the headlight. It doesn't help that there are several years worth of my splices and crap mixed in.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:08 PM   #56845
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$85.90....no splices http://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-XR650L...d3e0fe&vxp=mtr
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:26 PM   #56846
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If you want to go a little cheaper..

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...650l+brake+pin
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Been using these for about 4 years. Couldn't tell the difference between the two.
I agree; the Tusk brake pins are great.

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Old 03-26-2013, 06:09 AM   #56847
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I got to picking at the wiring harness tonight. One thing lead to another and before I knew it, I had the whole mess unwrapped from the headlight back to the airbox. What a mess! Mr. Honda did a great job building bikes, but he needed to fire the meathead who designed their wiring harnesses. I managed to get the wires from the airbox up to the steering head rewrapped (in a brand new piece of that plastic accordion tubing shit) Now I have to sort out the mess behind the headlight. It doesn't help that there are several years worth of my splices and crap mixed in.
I just started in on cleaning up the harness. I started behind the headlight. since all my safeties are gone, the diode and all associated wiring are gone, rerouted some wires in the connectors and am in the process of wrapping it all up. I'll have some pics shortly. I know it still starts It better effing run

aftermarket headlight btw
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:11 AM   #56848
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Help a brother out.....

I've got my DR up for sale or trade and was thinking about a street legal XR650R or a 650L....what are the pros and cons, basically?

Should I be concerned with the over heating issue during Georgia summer rides of the XR?
Can I get electric start on an XRR?

I want to get a little more aggressive off road, but like the idea of japanese reliability.

Thanks for your thoughts!
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:24 AM   #56849
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Help a brother out.....

I've got my DR up for sale or trade and was thinking about a street legal XR650R or a 650L....what are the pros and cons, basically?
Having owned both, the XRL came out on top.

The XRR has the aluminum frame and water cooled, but lacks the electric start and while one just needs to "learn" the XRR starting procedure, it can leave one sweaty and sore. Also, the XRR is still a pig. It's no CRF (I have one of those too).

I like the XRL because it's so competent. It'd be my RTW choice. Sure it's a pig too, but it's no GS1200 Adventure. It's a very capable bike.

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Old 03-26-2013, 07:27 AM   #56850
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Help a brother out.....

I've got my DR up for sale or trade and was thinking about a street legal XR650R or a 650L....what are the pros and cons, basically?

Should I be concerned with the over heating issue during Georgia summer rides of the XR?
Can I get electric start on an XRR?

I want to get a little more aggressive off road, but like the idea of japanese reliability.

Thanks for your thoughts!
I think E-starts on the XRR are pretty much a thing of the past. Often tried but never really worked well or I would have one.
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