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Old 05-06-2013, 06:48 AM   #58351
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So... changing fork oil on the XRL this afternoon. I've never done it on this bike but have done three others. Two of those were USD's, the other a conventional (DRZ). I had a couple "firsts" in the process.

#1: The old oil that came out smells like gear oil but is runnier and bluish. I don't remember fork oil, even old stuff, smelling like gear oil.

#2: Both forks had this set up on top of the spring and just under the cap:

The writing on the mini spring says "eibach 37/96" and "made in Germany". The bigger spring that was under the thin washer looks like it has the same gap between all the coils but looks shorter than I would expect. I've heard about Eibach springs but never seen any or even looked them up on the internet. I'm guessing this bike has a set installed but I'm not sure. Also have no idea about the rating. Is there special oil I need to use? Hope not 'cuz I hadn't planned on spending a bunch of $$$ on high grade oil for a bike I'm planning to sell. The bike is a 1994 model.

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That's s preload device that is part of a Eibach spring kit that uses a shorter spring than Honda does. You may want to keep that spring set for your self and sell the bike with the OEM springs. I'm sure another inmate has a set.

ATF is OK for fork oil. You should use the OEM recommended oil to keep the dampening adjusters working as they were designed to.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:50 AM   #58352
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Hi, new to the site. Been lurking for awhile. Just picked up an 07 xr650l. Sure I'm going to need help with this bike so,me thinks I'd better join up so I can ask q's.

We LIVE for questions. Welcome!!!
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:04 AM   #58353
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:45 AM   #58354
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Revisiting the turn signal question, I've got the bike on the stand for some tune up items and planning to dump these awful Bike Master turn signals.
I recall a couple-hundred pages back, some of you were discussing a rear turn signal alternative that won't fall apart under the stress of off roading and look similar to the stock signals.

Can some one remind me of what brand they are?

Partsunlimited sells an almost identicak signal. forgot brand I think they were under $20 each maybe 13 or 14 bucks. They are no stronger or weaker than oem. Just cheaper
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:58 AM   #58355
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Neutral at a red light? Never for me.

Aimed at a gap, in 1st, one eye on the mirror, ready to get the hell outta the way!

I think the astonishment, though, is that neutral is pretty hard to find from 2nd on the big red latte-getter. Can't do it on mine, at least not with my MX boots on.
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Speaking of this, anybody got the rubber seal/bladder thingy that goes inside the cap of the IMS tank for the XRL? Mine has rotted out in the past year (must be the ethanol blended gas). I could buy an entire cap from RM/ATV but... Some of the guys here seem to have endless spare parts.
I couldn't find a gasket for my IMS cap, old style cap so I bought a new style cap with the gasket included.

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Another question: who has used the Corbin seat for the XRL? I know the Renazco is the preference of prominent contributors (take your bow Steve & others) so that doesn't need to be brought up. Just asking about the Corbin only.
I believe there are more Seat Concepts seats then Renazco here.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:19 PM   #58356
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Hey guys this is my 1983 XL 600.



As you can see it it my curtain project in the garage. I look forward to sharing my project with you all as it comes back to life.

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Old 05-06-2013, 12:41 PM   #58357
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Hey guys this is my 1983 XL 600.



As you can see it it my curtain project in the garage. I look forward to sharing my project with you all as it comes back to life.

Sakadt

Sorry Sakadt,

I think you should be over here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245878
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:43 PM   #58358
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So I'm not out there working right now, and my garage is an incredible mess (not always the case), but if you're bored sometime, feel free to log into http://www.rzrob.com (Username: user, Password: user) and you can watch me throw tools and utter profanities. You can steer the camera around and snap pictures etc.

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Old 05-06-2013, 01:54 PM   #58359
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:56 PM   #58360
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:43 PM   #58361
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Carb question

I have been lurking around on this forum since I bought my XRL in December and I have a question about getting my carb set up right for an upcoming TAT trip.

I have an 08 XRL that has been desmogged and has a dynojet kit installed. I am doing the Colorado and Utah section of the TAT and I was wondering if I took the snorkle out when I got to a higher elevation (6,000-8,000 ft) if that would get the XRL breathing right? Or would it be better to put in a different jet and adjust the needle?
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:20 PM   #58362
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:35 PM   #58363
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:40 PM   #58364
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I have been lurking around on this forum since I bought my XRL in December and I have a question about getting my carb set up right for an upcoming TAT trip.

I have an 08 XRL that has been desmogged and has a dynojet kit installed. I am doing the Colorado and Utah section of the TAT and I was wondering if I took the snorkle out when I got to a higher elevation (6,000-8,000 ft) if that would get the XRL breathing right? Or would it be better to put in a different jet and adjust the needle?
I think you'll be fine, I don't know of anyone who uses the snorkel. I was out there for two weeks last summer, all over with a 160 main, just rode. CV carb is altitude compensating
Try to dawdle a few days in the San Juans, doesn't get any better.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:10 PM   #58365
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I have been lurking around on this forum since I bought my XRL in December and I have a question about getting my carb set up right for an upcoming TAT trip.

I have an 08 XRL that has been desmogged and has a dynojet kit installed. I am doing the Colorado and Utah section of the TAT and I was wondering if I took the snorkle out when I got to a higher elevation (6,000-8,000 ft) if that would get the XRL breathing right? Or would it be better to put in a different jet and adjust the needle?
Needle not adjustable?
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