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Old 04-30-2009, 04:50 PM   #181
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Al-righty.. now I understand. I just have to track down that little bracket! Oh, is the cable the same pre and post '85. I have the same cable as pictured here.


Should I have bought a different part number? You guys rock
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:02 PM   #182
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Al-righty.. now I understand. I just have to track down that little bracket! Oh, is the cable the same pre and post '85. I have the same cable as pictured here.


Should I have bought a different part number? You guys rock
The cable you need should be straight instead. You may need to buy the '86 or '87 cable.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:09 PM   #183
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Any idea where I could get that. I have part #28294-MG2-000 (which I guess is for pre '85). The only other option I see is #28294-MG3-000, do you think that is correct?

So I'm also looking for part number 8 in this diagram?


Thanks again.

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Old 04-30-2009, 05:16 PM   #184
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http://bikebandit.com/

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Old 04-30-2009, 06:03 PM   #185
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Lineman's boots...

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You are such a bad-ass! Are those lineman boots?
No, those are Logger's Boots. Lineman's boots, which I used to wear for racing in 1971, are nearly knee high, lace up all the way and have a lower, flatter heal. A PITA to put on and take off.

As to the cable for the kick starter, why bother? I took it off of my '83 not long after I bought it (used) and I never missed it.

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Old 04-30-2009, 06:09 PM   #186
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http://bikebandit.com/

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Nonono ,myfriend.

Whatchoo do is go to
Babbitt's
http://www.babbittsonline.com/pages/home/default.aspx
Look up your OEM part number(s), and then plug those into
Zanottis
https://www.zanottimotor.com/shopping/partLookUp.html
and then you get the best price. If used parts don't scare you, or you are just broke, especially if you live outr west, you should go to Bikeboneyard.com.

Bike Bandit is too apt a name for the kinds of prices they have. The customer service is virtually nonexistent. Yes, I ordered a lot of parts from them. And yes, I probably paid way too much.

You've been warned/advised!
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:11 PM   #187
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No, those are Logger's Boots. Lineman's boots, which I used to wear for racing in 1971, are nearly knee high, lace up all the way and have a lower, flatter heal. A PITA to put on and take off.

As to the cable for the kick starter, why bother? I took it off of my '83 not long after I bought it (used) and I never missed it.

Just my opinion.
I kind of agree about the cable. I have never tried to adjusted it for correctness, and when I adjusted it way out (so much slack it wasn't opening the valve) I noticed virtually no difference. You kick it until it hits a hard stop, you pull the lever, kick another inch until a soft stop, and then kick that sucker down, and it has started.
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:47 PM   #188
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Well, I guess I just won't worry about it then. I thought it would make it a bit easier to kick over... if not I'll just forget about it.

Does anybody need a brand new pre '85 auto-decomp cable $12 shipped
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:30 AM   #189
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The weld-together kit, or the complete rack? What would you guys pay for something like this? I want to get a feel for the market out there, what's a good price, considering that this rack will be of much higher quality and durability than any rack ever offered for the XL600, while still keeping my hat size the same?
Gee, if you could put the whole rack together that would be great.
I don't even have an idea of what the values of these rack should be, but if I had to guess, I would have to say around $75.
I do know that I haven't seen many for sale anywhere else so.
It is a nice looking rack
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Old 05-01-2009, 12:37 PM   #190
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Luggage rack

Zombie;

The only competition I have seen you have to worry about is Turbo City. They are VERY high quality but also very pricey:

"Borrego Rack" http://www.turbocity.com/product_inf...roducts_id=731

One advantage of Turbo City is that they also provide a rack with saddlebag mounts, also pricey:
"Denali Rack" http://www.turbocity.com/product_inf...roducts_id=733

They also have headlight guards, windshields and other goodies for the XL600R. My son has the Borrego rack on his bike and he loves it. Of course, I bought it for him for his birthday so he didn't have to sacrifice the coin to obtain it!
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:40 PM   #191
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Nah, I'm not worried. They only have one design. Mine's different and you could talk to me to ask me to add certain features to it.

BTW everyone, I'm out there installing my Wiseco forged piston right now. I'm on the road to a reliable engine after all this time.
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:56 PM   #192
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Nah, I'm not worried. They only have one design...... I'm on the road to a reliable engine after all this time.
Congrats on the progress. Hope it all goes back together without any problem. You must be able to work on that thing with your eyes closed by now!

By the way, it didn't come across in my post but I meant "worry" in the ironic sense. At their prices, you shouldn't have any problem selling your wares. Plus, you know exactly what works on the XL due to your experience with the bike. They can't imitate that.

Nothing against TC. They build a quality product but they are not focused on a single bike model and leverage their engineering over several products.

We look forward to hearing that your XL is on the road!
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:29 PM   #193
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Wow, that denali rack is really cool and very expensive.

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BTW everyone, I'm out there installing my Wiseco forged piston right now. I'm on the road to a reliable engine after all this time.
Sweet. Did you go oversize? I can't remember if you said so or not, and I'm too lazy to go back and look.

BTW I got my sprockets today , so as soon as my darn chain shows up I'll be back in business!
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:44 PM   #194
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1mm oversize, 9:1 compression. Stock is 8.5:1, so I'm going to be able to keep running 92 octane.

Which brings me to my next suggestion to you guys. Use high octane gas. It burns cooler and your engine will thank you. I ran low-octane most of my trip across the country, and it may have done some damage. I'll show you guys my old piston in my other thread.

Gotta go get that engine back together, the wind is a-blowing, hopefully no shite got into the cylinder while I was away...
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:54 PM   #195
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Hey so i got some problems with my breaks maybe somebody can help me...i went to bleed the breaks and they won't hold pressure..when i pump them up if i hold it they slowly go soft any help.....please....
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