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Old 04-13-2012, 02:32 PM   #31
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The kickstand looks great. Had I said something about it?

One thing you need to change is that dam PURPLE shock spring. I have a couple yellow ones laying about if you'd like one.
I missed this post somehow, Steve.

You just mentioned that it was bent when I first posted pics of the bike is all. Just pointing out I fixy it.

I'm keeping the purple spring! A reminder of its heritage.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:10 PM   #32
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:48 PM   #33
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Okay so, picked up my order from the dealer yesterday.

Worked on installing a few items.



In the above pics you'll notice there is one fork boot on and another off. Well, I removed the left fork from the bike and removed the boot only to discover a leaking seal.

I figured, no biggie, I'll go get some seals, pull the forks apart, clean them, reassemble with new oil and seals, install the new BLACK fork boots and be done with it. Nope.

I don't know how good you can see it but there's some little gouges in the slider that isn't going to clean up.
Well, this is where I got disgusted, re installed the fork and wheel and called it a day.
I've got a set of XRL forks put away I can go through and use.
Gotta do something with that seat too. It looks terrible. The cover's stained and has a couple small tears in it. Plus, the tongue that slips into the frame is broken as well.
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:57 PM   #34
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Okay so, picked up my order from the dealer yesterday.

Worked on installing a few items.



In the above pics you'll notice there is one fork boot on and another off. Well, I removed the left fork from the bike and removed the boot only to discover a leaking seal.

I figured, no biggie, I'll go get some seals, pull the forks apart, clean them, reassemble with new oil and seals, install the new BLACK fork boots and be done with it. Nope.

I don't know how good you can see it but there's some little gouges in the slider that isn't going to clean up.
Well, this is where I got disgusted, re installed the fork and wheel and called it a day.
I've got a set of XRL forks put away I can go through and use.
Gotta do something with that seat too. It looks terrible. The cover's stained and has a couple small tears in it. Plus, the tongue that slips into the frame is broken as well.
nice oem parts, bummer about the slider...had that happen on my cb750 forks way back when and got some cyclex tybe to install,

guess its just easier to swap some other GOOD forks, easier

hey

whats this tongue on the seat thats broken off you speak of?

I only use the tab on the tank...well lately anyways, but is there 2 attachments for the seat then?

maybe im missing something...

looking real good with the honda red btw

cheers
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:08 PM   #35
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Thanks Christian.

Yeah, there's two points the seat slides into in the front. One is the upper metal bracket that mates with the tank, the other is lower and is plastic--part of the seat base itself--and it slides into where the upper shock mount is.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:15 AM   #36
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A little movement. Gonna finish scraping gaskets off the main cases today and hopefully get the cases and crank assembly over to my machinest this week.
Stripped the Baja Designs dual sport kit off the XR400 this morning. It's going on this bike.
Acquired a pretty decent set of wheels from my neighbor. Now I'll be able to swap between knobbies and dual sport tires.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:26 AM   #37
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Well, my machinest guy still has the bottom end, so no news engine wise. I did however get the forks rebuilt and on the bike. BUT and it's a big BUT, these forks I had I thought were XR650L were in actuality '89 XR600 forks! lol. So, I have the least desirable forks on the bike now but at least they're basically new and they look nice! I painted the lowers the same color as the frame.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:51 AM   #38
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keep it up! progress is progress
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:10 AM   #39
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Bruce,

Need some forks? I have forks. Too many forks.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:38 AM   #40
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Thanks Christian. You're right. Progress IS progress.


Steve, you have a PM.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:33 AM   #41
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Finally got the main cases back. All new bearings installed, broken bolt extracted and a rebuilt and balanced crank.
Dropped off the cylinder and head when I picked up the other stuff. Gonna give this engine a little more performance than I had originally planned.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:13 PM   #42
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Loving this thread.
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I'll step out on a limb here and state that bikes without kick starters are just plain gay, for pansies, ladyboys, and suchlike. Furthermore, they should have to ride at the back, not speak until spoken too, and set everyone else's tents up, then cook and wash up afterwards, before sitting up all night guarding the real men's bikes.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:59 AM   #43
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Thanks benno.

Attempted to assemble the bottom end yesterday but had another setback. After fumbling around getting the transmission all in place, I slipped the right case on. Installed the two screws on that side finger tight then flipped the engine over and started installing the rest of the screws. As I was doing that, I happened to glance into the clutch pushrod hole and noticed that the little sheet metal "funnel" piece that goes behind the trans mainshaft bearing was in backwards.
So, I pulled the cases back apart (destroying the gasket in the process) removed the transmission and took the case back to my machinest. Should have it back in a couple days.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:59 AM   #44
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Coming along nicely man. Too bad about that hicup...hey, live and learn right?

I´m rebuilding mine too but I have an engine without a frame. Still waiting for
my brother to deliver it.

Since you´re rebuilding it now and might have everything fresh in your head and
probably some parts on the bench, can you check something for me please?

On the left side crankcase cover, there´s a small recession where the little dowel
that actuates the clutch pushrod, sits. Can you confirm that the recession on the cover
is completely cilindrical without any irregularities?

It´s where the piece #11 sits and I had a hell of a time removing mine. So much that I broke
it. Only now realized that the recession on mine is not completely round.

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:17 AM   #45
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Are you speaking of the hole in the stator cover?
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