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JMZ

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LMAO. We're looking an ETA of 8pm tomorrow at Terry's place in Tennessee. It won't be too bad, Dee is with me.
 
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I've got some bits left over from two XR650L builds ... let me know if you are interested ...

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Fritzco 15T full engagement sprocket
Fritzco quick swap clip
New Honda keeper and bolts

$40


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OEM Honda parts:
drain plugs
oil filter spring and cover bolts
sprocket keeper and bolts

$25


$50 for everything.
Thank you Mitch!

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South Tex

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Figure I’ll change the picture back to fit the thread. Here’s my ‘14 xrl which came with lotsa goodies in a box. So far I changed oil to synthetic, trimmed down ( and went led )the rear brake light/plate holder. Put smaller blinkers front and back, led headlight, 4gal tank, skid plate, pro taper handle bar, and an Acerbis front fender (maybe not a good idea). Next plan is to upgrade the front sprocket and hand guards .

Any opinion on direct fit hand guards or other upgrades is appreciated. Also it has a k&n air filter but I hear the foam may be better ?

ASPR will be tuning the carb so that’s coming soon

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Figure I’ll change the picture back to fit the thread. Here’s my ‘14 xrl which came with lotsa goodies in a box. So far I changed oil to synthetic, trimmed down ( and went led )the rear brake light/plate holder. Put smaller blinkers front and back, led headlight, 4gal tank, skid plate, pro taper handle bar, and an Acerbis front fender (maybe not a good idea). Next plan is to upgrade the front sprocket and hand guards .

Any opinion on direct fit hand guards or other upgrades is appreciated. Also it has a k&n air filter but I hear the foam may be better ?

ASPR will be tuning the carb so that’s coming soon

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Gotta get muddy to test the fender. Any hard guards that have the bark buster metal guard will be good. Help save your levers! How's the headlight in the dark? 1681 has lotsa deer.

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I use bark busters on mine, i love the look of them and they're fairly functional in the winter when you need some wind deflection too.

How do you like the 4 gallon tank? I want one, but I don't want to mess up my wheelies with the weight.

50 years old and talking about wheelies... there's something wrong with that huh? LOL!
 
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I use bark busters on mine, i love the look of them and they're fairly functional in the winter when you need some wind deflection too.

How do you like the 4 gallon tank? I want one, but I don't want to mess up my wheelies with the weight.

50 years old and talking about wheelies... there's something wrong with that huh? LOL!
Not a issue
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So far I like the 4gal tank. I didn’t want to put too much weight up high with a bigger tank but felt I needed more range. I’m 51 and pushing it home would ruin the cool factor. I can still get the front end off the ground pretty easy, maybe the big plastic tank vs. the small metal tank evens out
 
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AWESOME!!!! Love the picture! Haha! I don't feel nearly as bad now. My daughter told me "Dad, seriously, there's something wrong with you, noone else dad or granddad rides wheelies"! Haha! Now i can tell her she's fibbing! LOL!
Here's a picture of my handguards. along with JNS headlight.

if i can figure out how to attach...Bike barkbusters.jpg
 
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AWESOME!!!! Love the picture! Haha! I don't feel nearly as bad now. My daughter told me "Dad, seriously, there's something wrong with you, noone else dad or granddad rides wheelies"! Haha! Now i can tell her she's fibbing! LOL!
Here's a picture of my handguards. along with JNS headlight.

if i can figure out how to attach...
Just saw those JNS headlights today, any good? Read something about having to remove the adjusters?

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Well they're ultra bright, and they are hard to aim, you just about have to do it on a dark night with no moon and shine them into a solid wall or woodline to get them straight, but they are so far ahead of the stock light that they're like aircraft landing lights in comparison. Low beams are wide angle and bright too. Cant really see the running light, cuz you run the lowbeams all the time anyway so it blends in.
 
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Well they're ultra bright, and they are hard to aim, you just about have to do it on a dark night with no moon and shine them into a solid wall or woodline to get them straight, but they are so far ahead of the stock light that they're like aircraft landing lights in comparison. Low beams are wide angle and bright too. Cant really see the running light, cuz you run the lowbeams all the time anyway so it blends in.
I'll take difficult to adjust if it's bright

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Bike is stripped. Headed to see bigman in the morning.
Counter shaft is pretty far got. The fitzco I got from mitch will buy me some time, but it looks like I'll be splitting the cases eventually. Plan on doing 2nd and 5th mod and new piston at the same time.
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Did a road trip this morning. Ordering parts tomorrow afternoon once I get paid. God willing I'll get rained out from work and have some time during the week.

Marko it was great to meet you! Thank you for the good deal on the parts.
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Looking good. I seem to recall you saying it would be too cold to ride when you got her running. Thanks for the jinx, I’m freezing down here!
 

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Soooo how do I start??

After staring at aspr’s not so perfect shaft

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I said that’s not gonna happen to mine! So I ordered a fritzco (maybe he’s a member?)15 tooth spline

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Installation is pretty straight forward. Remove the cover

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And there’s the sprocket

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Remove the two keeper bolts which were really loose

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And she’s off. Then replace with the upgrade and reverse the process

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Just don’t ask your wife to come sit on the bike for weight! That did not go well and actually you want weight off the bike !! Doh!!
 
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Howdy all ,
I just changed my Counter shaft and did the 2nd and 5th gear upgrade .. Noticed the bearings on the Counter shaft a little more worn then Main shaft so I changed them both. Next thing is to figure out what sprocket to go with .. thinking the Xr600 , stock and one tooth less .. I found sprocket from across the pond that has a wide shoulder but I want to find the sprocket ratio first ... I’m thinking if I can break 100 , I can cruse on the interstate .. anyone doing anything similar?
 
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Soooo how do I start??

After staring at aspr’s not so perfect shaft

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I said that’s not gonna happen to mine! So I ordered a fritzco (maybe he’s a member?)15 tooth spline

486bd4ef7fb1a1742445b785b0fe41c1.jpg


Installation is pretty straight forward. Remove the cover

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And there’s the sprocket

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Remove the two keeper bolts which were really loose

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And she’s off. Then replace with the upgrade and reverse the process

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Just don’t ask your wife to come sit on the bike for weight! That did not go well and actually you want weight off the bike !! Doh!!
Need to clean that chain brother!

Howdy all ,
I just changed my Counter shaft and did the 2nd and 5th gear upgrade .. Noticed the bearings on the Counter shaft a little more worn then Main shaft so I changed them both. Next thing is to figure out what sprocket to go with .. thinking the Xr600 , stock and one tooth less .. I found sprocket from across the pond that has a wide shoulder but I want to find the sprocket ratio first ... I’m thinking if I can break 100 , I can cruse on the interstate .. anyone doing anything similar?
How much did parts set you back? Where did you source 2nd and 5th gears? And did you replace the counter shaft with a 650l or 600?

I think fitzco has a 16t I ran 15/45 on my xrl and could cruise 80 easily. So 15/45 should be right there.


Got some parts in. Grips, levers, unifilter, taillight, lp light, sprocket bolts, oil filters, exhaust clamps, bolts & more bolts, chain slider, used battery box, tank rubbers and exhaust clamp.

Just waiting on an airbox.

The post jmz brought up got me thinking about an oil cooler. Has anyone done their own? Without buying these expensive kits?

No auto parts stores had fuel tubing today. Wth
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I used Megazip to get the 5th gear..shipping was like 35 and had it in 9days .. i went with the R shaft so i could add the kick Starter later. I use Rockymountain for most parts and not sure of total cost as i had a ported head with fresh valves that i was throwing on and with winter here , ..I decided to open her up and do the trany work.. case together and topend on , will put in frame soon and hope to have on the road by next week end but I dont rush things when i dont have to ,,,just savor the work lol
 
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I used Megazip to get the 5th gear..shipping was like 35 and had it in 9days .. i went with the R shaft so i could add the kick Starter later. I use Rockymountain for most parts and not sure of total cost as i had a ported head with fresh valves that i was throwing on and with winter here , ..I decided to open her up and do the trany work.. case together and topend on , will put in frame soon and hope to have on the road by next week end but I dont rush things when i dont have to ,,,just savor the work lol
I recently found out how much fun pulling the complete engine in and out is. Laying the frame on its side and tetris-ing it in was kinda a pain. Thankfully I was working with a stripped frame.
As posted my shaft is on it's way out. I've got a fitzco sprocket to go on for now. I'm at about 18k miles I believe. So once everything is back together I'll put some miles on it while I get my bmw going, then stock up parts and do counter shaft & top end. And since it will be apart I might as well upgrade the trans.

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