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Old 07-15-2013, 12:30 PM   #60646
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Hey guys - I'm looking on xrsonly for a temp dipstick. The dipstick listed for the XR650L is out of stock, but the one listed for the XR650R is in stock.

Looking at the fische the dipstick part numbers are indeed different between the models. Can anybody confirm that the 'R' stick will or will not work?

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http://www.amazon.com/Taylor-Classic...3916523&sr=1-2

I put one of these in the stock dipstick, jbwelded the stem in place and haven't looked back. Many Many HARD miles.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:32 PM   #60647
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http://www.amazon.com/Taylor-Classic...3916523&sr=1-2

I put one of these in the stock dipstick, jbwelded the stem in place and haven't looked back. Many Many HARD miles.
220's not high enough.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:34 PM   #60648
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220's not high enough.
It keeps going.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:46 PM   #60649
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It keeps going.
Till it's cooler again?
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:54 PM   #60650
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Do What SpudRider Suggested

I bought the digital temp gauge at Harbor Freight and the red cap off eBay (total investment under $20). I just need to drill the hole. Then I gots digital brotha.

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Old 07-15-2013, 01:09 PM   #60651
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I bought the digital temp gauge at Harbor Freight and the red cap off eBay (total investment under $20). I just need to drill the hole. Then I gots digital brotha.

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In decided to avoid the digi because of the battery issue. When the therm is inserted all the way access could be comprimised. 6 / half dozen. Just my opinion.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:22 PM   #60652
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I need a new chain.

What type should I get? I think o ring?

What size?

And how much should it cost?
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:26 PM   #60653
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Yeah, I kind of assumed the dipsticks were different but you never know. One may be stamped with XR650L and the other with XR650R and that might be the only difference. It's been known to happen.

I'm also in the analog camp. I may be going Beechum's route

Beechum - you just jbweld it in where you drilled through the plastic, or did you actually weld the stem to the stick in a spot or two? Also when the thermometer wraps around, do you add the face value to 220 plus some for where the 'F' is (looks like about 7 degrees)?

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Old 07-15-2013, 01:28 PM   #60654
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I need a new chain.

O or X ring. DID or RK. Get the best you can afford. It's money well spent.

110 is the stock length.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:30 PM   #60655
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Yeah, I kind of assumed the dipsticks were different but you never know. One may be stamped with XR650L and the other with XR650R and that might be the only difference. It's been known to happen.

I'm also in the analog camp. I may be going Beechum's route

Beechum - you just jbweld it in where you drilled through the plastic, or did you actually weld the stem to the stick in a spot or two? Also when the thermometer wraps around, do you add the face value to 220 plus some for where the 'F' is (looks like about 7 degrees)?

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You should be able to find something that goes higher. At least 300. You can find different size faces and stem lenghths.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:40 PM   #60656
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Yeah, I kind of assumed the dipsticks were different but you never know. One may be stamped with XR650L and the other with XR650R and that might be the only difference. It's been known to happen.

I'm also in the analog camp. I may be going Beechum's route

Beechum - you just jbweld it in where you drilled through the plastic, or did you actually weld the stem to the stick in a spot or two? Also when the thermometer wraps around, do you add the face value to 220 plus some for where the 'F' is (looks like about 7 degrees)?

Thanks
I did NOT welded the therm to the dipstick. Because the dipstick is longer, I wanted to know when the oil wasn't touching the thermometer anymore, not the dipstick. It give me an extra .25qt to pay attention before it gets to Honda's "low level."

How I know when the level is low, is at idle. If after the bike is warm, you've shut it off for a few minutes, for a sandwhich beer or snack, and on restart, the temperature gauge does not go back up immediately. The level is lower than the temp gauge.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:42 PM   #60657
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You should be able to find something that goes higher. At least 300. You can find different size faces and stem lenghths.
I read in an article in Dirt Week, by Boyeson, that cyl temps are optimal at no more than 220. This translates to a variation of +-20 degF in oil temp at the head, a few less if at the frame and fewer still if a cooler is involved.

As I understand it.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:48 PM   #60658
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I read in an article in Dirt Week, by Boyeson, that cyl temps are optimal at no more than 220. This translates to a variation of +-20 degF in oil temp at the head, a few less if at the frame and fewer still if a cooler is involved.

As I understand it.
I wasn't saying he should run at or even near 300 , but 220 just isn't high enough. They're not hard to find. I'd be happy if mine ran at 220 with my oil cooler.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:11 PM   #60659
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A quick search on amazon found quite a few that go to higher temp ranges. (Search candy of fryer thermometers). I just need to sort out stem lengths and gauge diameters to make sure it will fit...and read reviews to ensure it isn't a piece of crap.

Beechum - I also dig the 'low oil' indicator concept.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:12 PM   #60660
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I need a new chain.

What type should I get? I think o ring?

What size?

And how much should it cost?
http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/xr650l.html#a520x110

... one option and right in your back yard.

15/48 and 112 links has worked for me.
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