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Old 07-14-2013, 05:58 AM   #8251
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Thanks for the tip..How does one find out if it is one or the other?
www.boedeker.com/burntest.htm
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:30 AM   #8252
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I have a set of forks I just rebuilt with new bushings and seals. The lowers were glass beaded and painted silver with a clear coat by my buddy who works as a body man/painter. No rust on the chrome anywhere. PM me if interested.
These are much nicer than mine that's for sure. Mine are a bit scratched up, may need a rebuild, but don't seem to leak and have decent tubes. I was going to restore them and all that jazz, but I'm going to leave stock forks for now and try these cut springs I got.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:33 AM   #8253
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Not to tease without eye candy (?) I have posted a couple of pics of the new improved and I think prouder XL for you to enjoy. Now if I could only do something about that red fender....

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You may call it ugly, but at least you can ride yours. These stripped engine bolt threads have kept mine in a pile of parts for months.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:41 PM   #8254
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These are much nicer than mine that's for sure. Mine are a bit scratched up, may need a rebuild, but don't seem to leak and have decent tubes. I was going to restore them and all that jazz, but I'm going to leave stock forks for now and try these cut springs I got.
After I put that up I remembered they're '89 damper rod forks that nobody wants.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:44 PM   #8255
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Anyone interested in an aftermarket plastic tank? I think it's a 4.3 or 4.5 gallon--I don't really remember. It's new and about the color of the '85 bike.
Hang on, I'll go dig it out and take a couple pics.
A couple blemishes shown.





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Old 07-14-2013, 02:56 PM   #8256
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Hmm, might pass on that one, being a fuel tank.....
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:03 PM   #8257
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Anyone interested in an aftermarket plastic tank? I think it's a 4.3 or 4.5 gallon--I don't really remember. It's new and about the color of the '85 bike.
Hang on, I'll go dig it out and take a couple pics.
A couple blemishes shown.





Do you have the wire support that goes between the two phillips screws up front? It keeps the tank from flexing.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:17 PM   #8258
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Is that what those screws are for? I ran my red tank forever without them.

New/used white tank has no support either, probably wont worry about it since it didn't seem to make any difference on the other.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:34 PM   #8259
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Hmm, might pass on that one, being a fuel tank.....
Its possible. I just cut a sliver off the tank with a stanley knife, and burnt that.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:34 PM   #8260
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Dug through the packing material and -- I'll be darned -- found the wire bracket. So, yes, I have it.

Oh, and it is a 4.3 gallon.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:27 PM   #8261
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I think it still goes, I haven't been on it for that long the battery is buggered and will not accept a charge. I did give it a start a couple of days ago, and let it run for a while, prior to that it would have been a couple of months since it was last run.

Been working on this one...nearly done and ready for registration..

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Bitching bike man! I love the taillight I hope those aren't ebay turn signals, I bought some like those and they all broke from bushes and shit hitting them only going 25 or so. My buddy kicked one off when we traded bikes for a trip.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:13 PM   #8262
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Question I didnt have a 12 oclock mark on my sprocket



I couldn't find a 12 oclock mark on my cam sprocket , so I just made sure the cam lobes were pointing down when the other two marks lined up with the cylinder head gasket surface

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IIRC the sprocket should have three marks on it. 9 o'clock, noon/TDC and 3 o'clock. I don't see the 12 o'clock mark in your picture.

This is from my XR650l but you should have the same markings.



If you can't get the 9 and 3 o'clock marks to line up with the edge of the head that is the tell tale sign that the chain has stretched.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:24 PM   #8263
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Bitching bike man! I love the taillight I hope those aren't ebay turn signals, I bought some like those and they all broke from bushes and shit hitting them only going 25 or so. My buddy kicked one off when we traded bikes for a trip.
Nope, turn signals are Genuine Honda

In OZ, the XR series came with factory lights and blinkers, all powered from the stator, no battery fitted.
These could be registered for road use no problems.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:23 PM   #8264
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OK im about to pull the jug off my Honda and take the head and jug in for repairs. Should I re hone the cylinder? It looks new, only ~5k since it was honed last. Anything I should know about the jug? it should slide off and then right back on??
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:26 PM   #8265
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Why are you pulling the top end off?
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