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Old 03-26-2012, 12:40 AM   #5641
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Easy with the OEM toolkit......


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Old 03-26-2012, 05:31 PM   #5642
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spark plug socket

I bought one of these....
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001DDABGG/...SIN=B001DDABGG
I bought mine at my local bike shop, was much cheaper, $16.00? I believe thereabouts. Motion Pro has some good stuff.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:41 PM   #5643
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I have a CDI off my spare 85 XL6 (runs good) and a headlight shroud in good shape from an 85 that im looking to trade as i have a 83 and the cdi plug doesnt fit and the shroud doesnt match

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Old 04-01-2012, 01:08 PM   #5644
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How do like that fender bag? Does it eventually bend the fender downward?
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:58 PM   #5645
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How do like that fender bag? Does it eventually bend the fender downward?
couldnt tell you ive never used it just bought it a week ago, seems to fit good though
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:14 PM   #5646
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Hey guys, I have an 83 Xl600 that I just replaced the stator on earlier today. The bike was starting cold great but would not start hot. So I figured the stator may have been the culprit. Anyways, when taking the stator cover off about half way through I looked down into my hand and realized that there where a couple different types of bolts coming out. Some where threaded all the way to the head while others where not. So after guessing which goes where I finished up the install and low and behold I have an oil leak from the bottom of the cover. I did replace the gasket and cleaned up the old one the best I could beforehand so I am assuming the leak is from me not putting the right bolts in the right holes. I checked the diagram on bikebandit and the illustration made the bolts look a little different than what I remember. Anyone know off hand which is supposed to go where? Yeah, I know, rookie mistake. Anyone around Redding CA wanna help me get this thing dialed in? The beer is on me... Oh yeah, pics:

When I got her:



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Old 04-02-2012, 12:03 AM   #5647
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You have to remove ALL the old gasket,nothing left there at all.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:20 PM   #5648
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Looks like a nice clean bike.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:12 PM   #5649
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Stator cover

All of the longer bolts go in the bottom. The shorter bolts go in the top left and right hand side. As long as they thread in and tighten down it doesnt matter where they are. Extremely clean surfaces, new gasket, no old gasket anywhere, proper torque and tighten like a car tire. One at 12 oclock then the next at six then three then nine oclock and so on,,, Also a great bit of advice, on aftermarket stators the green wire does not chassis ground to the netural safety switch,,,
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:41 PM   #5650
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Battery cover thief

So after a day of hitting some back roads and trails, I bring my bike home and give it a good washing. The next morning I come out and the Battey cover is gone. I kow it was there the night before due to washing it. I have never had anything stolen from my proprety and have always prided our rural neighborhood to be safe and secure. Just goes to show how far some one is willing to go to get a OEM hard to find part for these awesome bikes. If I would of caught them I would of scared the pee right out of him.
If anyone can spare to sell me a battery cover for my 86 xl600r I would be very grateful. I really don't want to go the DC aftermarket route and color and small cracks aren't a big concern,, Thanks
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:27 AM   #5651
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I really hate that sort of shit. I have a XL600 LMF and had both side covers stolen, they are harder to get than yours! So I made a pair of reasonable ally ones and bolted them on, they are going to stay mine!
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:44 AM   #5652
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My pop's use to tell me how they would put razor blades on the underside of there wheel skirts on the old land cruisers. I might have to fab something up,,
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:54 AM   #5653
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My pop's use to tell me how they would put razor blades on the underside of there wheel skirts on the old land cruisers. I might have to fab something up,,
Nowadays, the thief would sue you, and probably win.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:19 AM   #5654
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Nowadays, the thief would sue you, and probably win.
What thief?
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:31 AM   #5655
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What thief?
Uh... the one surprised by the razor blades, I would imagine.
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