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Old 09-27-2012, 04:42 AM   #6136
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There is no charcoal in this canister , its empty .
There are only some plastik fins .

The Oil fumes can condensate on the Fins in the Canister and the Oil trip out in the tube on the bottom , the Air goes in the Air Filter Box .
Meh, I heard it was charcoal, I never opened one up. Might just be the California bikes too though, we got horrible emissions laws
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:49 AM   #6137
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It's a vapor (oil mist) recovery container. Not a charcoal canister.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:15 PM   #6138
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Well i guess i stand corrected, now I know what it is. It's still useless unless you're a tree hugger eco-hippy.

Anyway, I've realized I crash, A lot. I keep spilling my bike like a newb. For instance, today I was taking a a left turn at about 25mph in some really soft sand and next thing I know I'm picking myself up off the ground saying "How the hell...." Picked the porker up. Upon inspection broke my left fender, and both turn signals. And then I had to get it started in the hot desert sun

Think it might be my tires? Can anyone tell me what I should run for 25/75 dirt/street use? I ride only on sand only terrain unless you go to Big Bear. It ranges from the hard packed stuff to the nasty soft sand you hate to get in your boots and the trails aren't anywhere close to consistent terrain either.. I'm running Kendas right now.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:18 AM   #6139
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No tire is going to do well in really soft sand, but tightening the nut behind the bars can help.

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It's still useless unless you're a tree hugger eco-hippy.
Or don't like having oil spewed on the back half of the bike....where one of the two tires and brakes reside.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:33 PM   #6140
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"New" 87 XL600R

Just bought a 87 XL600R I have been dreaming about since I sold my XL500s (actually traded for a CM400t). I am pretty excited to get it out riding. Got a few kinks worked out and have started riding it. Having a carb problem. Runs well up to about 1/2 throttle, above that it boggs out pretty bad. I think the 2nd carb has an issue. Going to have to pull it and clean it. Any ideas on common issues that cause this? Also looking to put on some decent 50.50 tires. Thinking Kenda 270 or Shinko 244 or 700. Any Thoughts? Looking forward to tearing up the mountains!!!!
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:50 PM   #6141
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Ok,
My plug boot is loose.

I might as well replace the wire while I'm in there.

Can the plug wire be removed from the coil?

Anyone have a link to a replacement that worked well for them?
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:12 PM   #6142
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Yes , its screwed in like usual .
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:21 PM   #6143
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Dusty old boots?

Seal them up with Shoe Goo! Seriously, no pun intended

Not the prettiest, but sure did seal up those leaks!

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Old 10-03-2012, 09:43 AM   #6144
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Trying to basically replicate a stock tool kit. Was wondering what came in the factory set? Thanks
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:17 PM   #6145
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Engine oil leak

The XL sprung a nasty leak from the top of the motor. At first I thought it was the headgasket, but after looking at the motor I can see that oil is bubbling up from the front head bolt right by the spark plug. I tightened it up some but it was hardly loose. Is this still a headgasket leak and that's just where it decided to boil out of or should I be looking for something else?
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:23 PM   #6146
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The XL sprung a nasty leak from the top of the motor. At first I thought it was the headgasket, but after looking at the motor I can see that oil is bubbling up from the front head bolt right by the spark plug. I tightened it up some but it was hardly loose. Is this still a headgasket leak and that's just where it decided to boil out of or should I be looking for something else?
The rocker box gasket between it and the actual head is a common leaky one. If you pull the engine to replace it, make sure to use a genuine honda one. Several aftermarket ones are made of paper and that is one gasket which the thickness and material is very important to have correct. I also had good results spraying or brushing that gasket with copper coat tacky gasket coating, even when it's a brand new one cause it's so prone to leak. Didn't have any more leaks after I installed an oem honda gasket coated in copper coat.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:20 PM   #6147
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Head bolt Oil Leak

My XL500 I had in the past had the same problem. Mine was a head gasket. Fix the Problem, don't try to tighten that bolt too much. I tried that on mine and stripped the block where the headbolt attached. Then it became a major repair, not just a head gasket!!! (Learned a little bit on that one. "the correct torque is exactly 1/8 turn before it strips or breaks!".)
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:30 PM   #6148
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I have some spare parts for 1986 XL600R's I would like to sell......They also fit the other year models.....photos upon request......

Front and rear gold DID factory wheel set in great shape...complete with hubs, disc brake (front), drum brake (rear), axles.....cush drive....etc.....all assembled and ready to ride. Front wheel has a knobby tire in like new condition.

Rear silver DID factory wheel.....complete with hubs, drum brake, axles....etc....

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Old 10-05-2012, 08:38 AM   #6149
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Question about AM stators

What is the difference between Ricky and Rick's stator? These guys the same? If not, which is better?
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:01 PM   #6150
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What is the difference between Ricky and Rick's stator? These guys the same? If not, which is better?
Ricky specializes in "racing" stators. my bike has one, never had the stock one since I owned the bike.I would go with Ricky, Everyone uses that stator.


Anyone ever scare the shit out yourself? My bike was smoking all the sudden. Turned out when I sealed my boots, the airflow was corrected and sucking oil out my air filter. I thought I ran my shit with no oil or something. Cleaned the filter and used a lil less oil and no more smoke. I feel like a moron!
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