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Old 09-16-2012, 07:20 PM   #14551
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I'm in Elk Grove and run a 165 main and 68s, but I always head for higher ground when riding the thumpers, never really ride around the low elevations.

Good uncork article:

www.4strokes.com/tech/honda/uncork_brp/


Being a California bike you might have the smog stuff still on it, eliminate that junk too.
Oddly enough the smog pump is gone already. So at least that is done. I have ordered the parts from service honda. I am quite excited to see this claimed 27% increase in power . I was pretty happy with the bikes power as is!

It just ran like poop. I am enjoying so far how easy this bike has been to work on. This is the first time I have ever taken a carb apart. Does not seem that bad... We shall see when its put back together. HAHA.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:55 PM   #14552
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Uncork the Pork

Been working on my new XR650R. Good news is the bike was literally brand new (just 56 miles on an '03). Bad news is it never got ridden. So, it needed a little TLC.



Pulled the gas tank off. Unfortunately it had gas - or what used to be gas . It'd turned itself into low grade black tar heroin. No saving the petcock. $50.


Carb definitely needed love. I got nervous seeing as how the petcock was beyond repair. I got ideas. Actually, aside from another rock of black tar it wasn't too bad. Well, I had to Easy-out the Pilot and replace the float valve. Of course I upped the main & pilot and needle per the official "uncorking" steps. She's good as new.


While you got the carb off, gee whiz $10 will make a difference.


While she's apart, might as well yank the smog pump off this virgin.


What goes in must come out. OK, perhaps this is considered "Fong Ho" by the purists, but it sounds bitchen - just ask the neighbors two blocks away.


Hey, where's this supposed to go?



Got a little more fine-tuning to do, then I'm planning a royal flogging. Been riding an XR650L, so really looking forward to this. Normally ride a CRF450R

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Old 09-17-2012, 12:23 AM   #14553
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Hey, where's this supposed to go?



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Ok now, how in the heck did you do that? I don't even see blinkers for the light inspection.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:11 AM   #14554
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So what the hell. I took the top off the carb to spray some carb cleaner down the top. When I went to button it back up the damn gasket is now too large to fit.


Take a look at this picture: http://i.imgur.com/sSy8H.jpg

I have the gasket in the freezer in the hopes it will fit better when cold, but I doubt it.

EDIT: MEH Gasket kit ordered. Holy crap 25 dollars shipped. Is there any place more reasonable than servicehonda?

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Old 09-17-2012, 02:07 AM   #14555
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Medisyn,
Put that gasket in the sun, then in freezer - it'll be fine. A lick of grease between your fingers before you mount it will do the rest.

+ Rob also,
I'm just asking, and "Duh!!!" is also an answer - the two plastic pop-out plugs in the airfilter-housing are removed already? You'll find them in the rh-top when you take the rh-plastic off, or rather you should find two large holes there. I'm asking because you still have most corking stuff on it by the looks of it, and then a bigger main jet won't do the trick if it can't get air.


Edit: U2 should also remove the small springloaded choke flap mounted in the choke baffle: flap, spring, screw, the lot goes. You may want to buy a fixed-mounted substitute, XRsOnly have these, but you need them only in very cold climates I think, mine worked fine without. And, whilst you're at it, set the floatlevel to 19mm (+1mm), this prevents pissing fuel when parked on the sidestand.
You'll need to do a lot more than this though, google "xr650r whalesnot" and see what comes up LOL

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Old 09-17-2012, 06:39 AM   #14556
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Never can have too much power!!! If ones good two MUST be better - Right?
The one crank/rod set up were seized as one and had to be replaced. Just put a new stock setup in.

Later, Chuck
Willing to sell the seized one for CHEAP? I don't actually need the crank, just the counter-balance drive gear.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:37 AM   #14557
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+ Rob also,
1. - the two plastic pop-out plugs in the airfilter-housing are removed already? You'll find them in the rh-top when you take the rh-plastic off

2. You should also remove the small springloaded choke flap mounted in the choke baffle: flap, spring, screw, the lot goes. You may want to buy a fixed-mounted substitute, XRsOnly have these, but you need them only in very cold climates

3. And, whilst you're at it, set the floatlevel to 19mm (+1mm), this prevents pissing fuel when parked on the sidestand.

4. You'll need to do a lot more than this though, google "xr650r whalesnot" and see what comes up LOL
1. Very interesting. Definitely didn't remove plugs. That's what the instructions meant by remove rubber & 'plastic.' I took out the snorkel & of course the 2 hoses on top (and smog pump).

2. I know what you're talking about, but didn't know to remove it. XR's Only is less than an hour from my house. Almost went there Saturday, but it was like walking on the sun outside.

3. OkeeDoke on the float, and there was a tad of dribble, but it seemed to go away, so it was on a "monitor" status.

4. Do tell... Will Google "xr650r whalesnot." Actually I wanted to do the Borynack stuff right out of the gate too, but can't find it anymore.

Thanks for the tips.

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Old 09-17-2012, 07:46 AM   #14558
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Ok now, how in the heck did you do that? I don't even see blinkers for the light inspection.
Thought that might get your attention. Seriously though, all that stuff will be back on before I go down the street. I'll make sure it 100% conforms. I've had it over a month and haven't even ridden it yet as I want it to be all right.

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Old 09-17-2012, 08:50 AM   #14559
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Thought that might get your attention. Seriously though, all that stuff will be back on before I go down the street. I'll make sure it 100% conforms. I've had it over a month and haven't even ridden it yet as I want it to be all right.

RZ Rob

Must have an inside line? I'm selling my XRR right now because I don't have time to jump through all the hoops for a plate and it's just sitting there collecting dust.

Whalesnot refers to whatever Honda put in the forks.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:37 AM   #14560
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1..... & of course the 2 hoses on top.
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You did? Put them back, that stuff's meant to be there, worse, your engine will inhale unfiltered air through the now-open holes. So btw, the 1 hose is the breather, the other a cap on an unused hole, to seal it - sure you had 2 hoses?
Anyway, the 2 'plugs' to be removed: 1 is plastic (the most-forward one), the other maybe too or rubber, can't remember which shoulder I chucked them over- but they must both come out. What you're left with is two rather large holes (only separated by a narrow pillar I seem to remember) through which the engine draws air from under the seat.

Edit: PM me with an email-addy so I can send you loadsa porn, boobs, viagra etc... oh, sorry wrong forum :) I've got the Borynack fork-file as a Word-doc saved, just under 700Meg. If you've got an Inbox large enough not to reject it I could send it to you. Mind pls, coming Wednesday I go ride, will be back Tuesday, so don't fret if you don't get it instantly.
Edit2: never mind, it's under 700KB, so it'll go anywhere.

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Old 09-17-2012, 07:24 PM   #14561
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You did? Put them back, that stuff's meant to be there, worse, your engine will inhale unfiltered air through the now-open holes. So btw, the 1 hose is the breather, the other a cap on an unused hole, to seal it - sure you had 2 hoses?
Anyway, the 2 'plugs' to be removed: 1 is plastic (the most-forward one), the other maybe too or rubber, can't remember which shoulder I chucked them over- but they must both come out. What you're left with is two rather large holes (only separated by a narrow pillar I seem to remember) through which the engine draws air from under the seat.

Edit: PM me with an email-addy so I can send you loadsa porn, boobs, viagra etc... oh, sorry wrong forum :) I've got the Borynack fork-file as a Word-doc saved, just under 700Meg. If you've got an Inbox large enough not to reject it I could send it to you. Mind pls, coming Wednesday I go ride, will be back Tuesday, so don't fret if you don't get it instantly.
Edit2: never mind, it's under 700KB, so it'll go anywhere.
So, I was really careful about not leaving any paths for unfiltered air. The two hoses were as follows: one was like a 5/8" coming from the now-removed smog pump. Cork provided with kit. Other hose came from crank breather and another cork and separate breather came with kit. Looked originally, but didn't see anything else - especially on the same side as the snorkel to let more air in.

Thanks for the concern and help. Will investigate the snot too. I'm a firm believer in proper suspension.

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Old 09-17-2012, 09:34 PM   #14562
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Uni Filter install question

Wondering about the stock mesh "backfire" screen behind the filter. I assume that when installing a Uni Filter replacement, the backfire screen also still goes in place?

It looks like its supposed to fit in with the Uni but just wanted to be sure...

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Old 09-17-2012, 09:45 PM   #14563
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Wondering about the stock mesh "backfire" screen behind the filter. I assume that when installing a Uni Filter replacement, the backfire screen also still goes in place?

It looks like its supposed to fit in with the Uni but just wanted to be sure...

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Screen stays. Older uni filters didn't have the aluminum frame, so the screen was a must have.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:15 AM   #14564
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:54 PM   #14565
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Hey guys I'm new to XR650Rs. Just picked up a sumo'd out 00 last week and working on getting it running just right.

My problem is that it dies when coming to idle from high revs. I can nurse it by opening the throttle a little but when it idles it hangs up at about 1800-2100 rpm most of the time although sometimes it will idle perfect at 1500 rpm. Swinging the bars back and forth has no effect on idle speed which I think rules out cable routing. Also have lots of popping on decel. It is also hard to start but I think that might be my fault since I don't have the "science" of the kickstart down yet :-p

FMF powerbomb/white bros exhaust
swiss cheese airbox panel/K&N filter
68s low/ 180 main/ needle 3 clips from top

I set the valves (they were tight) which helped part throttle response, but still have the idle problem

These symptoms lead me towards a vacuum leak, but I did the old brake clean on the hoses trick and it didn't have any affect on idle.

Plug has a tan/grey hue- pulls like a train from off idle to 7k no other complaints about drivability.

Just looking for any leads you guys have for me
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