Thank you Mitch!I've got some bits left over from two XR650L builds ... let me know if you are interested ...
Fritzco 15T full engagement sprocket
Fritzco quick swap clip
New Honda keeper and bolts
OEM Honda parts:
oil filter spring and cover bolts
sprocket keeper and bolts
$50 for everything.
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.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
Not a issueI 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!
Just saw those JNS headlights today, any good? Read something about having to remove the adjusters?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...
I'll take difficult to adjust if it's brightWell 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.
Need to clean that chain brother!Soooo how do I start??
After staring at aspr’s not so perfect shaft
I said that’s not gonna happen to mine! So I ordered a fritzco (maybe he’s a member?)15 tooth spline
Installation is pretty straight forward. Remove the cover
And there’s the sprocket
Remove the two keeper bolts which were really loose
And she’s off. Then replace with the upgrade and reverse the process
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!!
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?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?
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.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