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flowrider

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About flowrider

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    Florida
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    Working on & riding all kinds of motorcycles, Surfing
  1. flowrider

    This is What Happens

    Cam was stock and toasted also. I've yet to check deeper into the top end but won't be surprised to find more damage. Right now it's my only set of wheels till I get my truck fixed. Gotta pull the tranny to replace the clutch. Cam & lifters are allready replaced with good stock units off ebay. My friend just lost his job so has no money. I have noticed it seems to be going through oil awfull fast. About .5 quart every 500 miles or so. Probably time for a full top end anyway.
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    This is What Happens

    When you ride an XR650R for over 1000 miles without checking if it has oil. Loaned my bike to a friend for about a month and got it back with a loud clatter coming from the head. Last time I loan my bike to anybody.
  3. flowrider

    XR650R Cam Install Issues

    Just wanted to thank everyone for all the help. Got the bike back together tonight. It now starts predictably and no more random stalling. I did notice that when I checked th oil at the shop there was none showing on the dipstick and took about .5 quart to get it midrange on the dipstick. I changed the oil 2 weeks ago and put about 500 miles on it as it has been my only transportation while my truck is being fixed. Gonna be keeping a closer eye on that for sure.
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    XR650R Cam Install Issues

    Loaned my bike to a friend that rode it for like two months with no oil. First time I went to ride it it sounded like hammers hitting rhe rocker covers. I'll post a pic of what's left of the rockers next day or two. I'm actually at the weld shop now, cam on workbench gettin ready to pull the decomp mech off the cam...
  5. flowrider

    XR650R Cam Install Issues

    Maybe I'll just weld the both shut and tack in place everything else that looks like it would have been captured by the mechanism.
  6. flowrider

    XR650R Cam Install Issues

    OK. Here is a pic of the old cam after pulling off the auto decomposition shtuff and the tool I just made to pull it. Anybody know Which hole needs to plugged?
  7. flowrider

    XR650R Cam Install Issues

    Gotcha. Thanks for the clarification.
  8. flowrider

    XR650R Cam Install Issues

    I was wondering if it need to be blocked off. Is that standard procedure to weld that hole shut when installing a hotcams cam or do they offer a different solution? It's no big deal for me to weld it up, that's what I do for a living but I was under the impression the hotcams cam was sold as a simple drop in replacement. If blocking it off is necessary I would probably press something in there and tack it in place. Maybe turn down a piece of alum, spot drill the end and weld around carefully to keep a center point in case I wanted to remove it.
  9. flowrider

    XR650R Cam Install Issues

    Thanks guys that's exactly what I was thinking too. After installing the rocker cover this morning with all the cam lobes facing down I noticed the exhaust valve by the auto decomp was tight while the other rocker had some play in it. After a slow crank through I heaard a snap and suddenly had clearance on both exh valves. I think I'm going to remove the whole mechanism until I eventually get a hotcams stage 1. My next question was going to be if I could or should remove the plunger and spring as well. Thanks for the info.
  10. flowrider

    XR650R Cam Install Issues

    Valves and chain are properly adjusted. Just adjusted the valves again this morning to verify they are correct after a weekend of riding. Bike runs fantastic except for this intermittent problem at start-up
  11. flowrider

    XR650R Cam Install Issues

    HI. I just replaced the badly worn (destroyed) cam & rockers in my 2000 XR650R with good (?) used parts off of ebay. After re-assembly I now have an intermittent problem during startup. Sometimes I can kick it through several times before it seems like it's getting any compression. Also, when this happens I will sometimes give it a full boot without pulling in the compression release lever and it will feel like it builds compression mid-kick but then lets go with a feeling of stripped gears or something catchiing and then letting go. I'm thinking there might be something goofy happening with the auto compression release on the newer cam that is causing this. I've also had the engine randomly die if the idle falls below a fast idle which did not happen before I swapped the cam. Any ideas? TIA
  12. flowrider

    How to Remove Rocker Cover

    OK never mind. I am officially an idiot. Took off the inspection plates and found the other 2 bolts holding the cover down. Glad i didn't break out the crow bar or the BFH. LOL But seriously, I found the ticking. Turns out the rockers are worn and mushroomed out the sides so bad they are making contact with each other. Looks like some serious lack of lubrication was happening here. You can't see in the pic but this rocker is also looking pretty cooked from the pivot point to the worn end
  13. flowrider

    How to Remove Rocker Cover

    My XR650R has developed a loud clacking noise coming from the head. I'm new to this bike so I wanted to take the rocker cover off and give a look and see what I see. I took out all the bolts holding the cover in place but it still doesn't want to budge. Am I missing something? What else has to be done to pop that thing off of there? All the seaches I've done on the internet just lead me to info on adjusting the valves but no info on how to remove the rocker cover. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  14. flowrider

    TTR Backyard Action

    KX65 carb, blended intake manifold, opened up airbox, lightened flywheel and tall seat foam. I may eventualy do the rev box, big bore kit and have the head ported. I know a guy that has a flowbench and is real good at porting heads and coming up with the right cam specs to make it all come together. But for now I'm having fun just riding it the way it is.
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    TTR Backyard Action

    Thanks. Yeah that neighbor was all for it but the one behind me had to come out and make a big fuss. It is pretty loud and I need to replace the fence. I might try to find a quieter silencer if I plan on doing this much more. I love the bars, especialy compared to the old bent stock ones.
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