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    Looking for an orange Vesco desert tank. Send me a pic of the style you have. Thanks


    Festus, MO - US

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    don vesco plastic feul tanks

    I'm looking for an orange Vesco desert tank. Please let me know what you have. kgeisner@hotmail.com
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    My first XL600R

    I emailed Alec. He does not have them listed for a 1986 XL600R. He does have them listed for a 1988-up XR600. Are you saying the ACV for the 1988-up XR600 are the same as the 1986 XL600R? The email I got back from them was a link to their XR600 acv on ebay. When I questioned them, they thought I had a XR model not an XL. I'm good on oil. My stock main jets are (118 in the primary carb and 115 in the secondary carb) I still need to look at the pilot jet. Are these sizes pretty lean for stock? I'm installing a uni filter and I plan on removing the baffle. Keeping stock exhaust.
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    My first XL600R

    No luck on the ACV (air cut off valve). Anyone out there have this same issue. Surely the ones listed on ebay will fit??? So stock jetting on a California model 86 xl600r is sufficient? I guess I won't know until I put the carbs back on. I'm just trying to avoid taking the carbs back off. Surely someone out there has been in this same situation? This is Thumpertalk right? I figured I'd have my answers by now...... Just trying to light a fire! ;-)
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    My first XL600R

    Hey guys. I just got my first Honda XL600R. It's a 1986 model from California. I live in Missouri and want to get it up to speed for some back road/trail/commuter cruising. The bike is stock with only 4xxx miles on it. This bike probably hasn't been started in 10 years. Besides removing the smog parts, I really want to keep the stock appearance. Here are my questions: - Since I'm keeping the stock exhaust on it, what improvements can I make to the jetting, air/fuel screw and air box? Also, where do you get a new air cut off diaphragm? - The only aftermarket part I found on the bike was a Answer Roost Boost. I removed it. The spark was never impressive. It has it, but just nibbles on your finger. I'm not scared to get shocked if it means I got good spark! From what I've been reading, the Ricky Stator is the thing to get. Even though when I measure the resistance on the stock stator, it is in the 340 ohm range. - What sprocket ratio do you recommend for what I want to use it for? No highway, just two lane roads. - Lastly, what's the best oil to run. I have a 98 WR400F that I run 20/50 mobile synthetic in. Do I use the same? That's it. Looking forward to your replies. Thanks, Keith
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    Sexy New Lover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I agree with Joel Gibson. I'm very happy with my 98 wr 400 and I plan on keeping it for a lonnnnngggg time.
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    Tall Seat Foam call out, whose got it??

    Thanks Pete!!
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    Missouri Riders

    I missed out on riding this weekend with my brother and a friend, but maybe the weekend after next I can hook up with some of you guys out at St. Joe park, or possible out at Potosi? I know St. Joe does get boring if you rode out there more than 5 times. I wish they never closed down the chat hills. My brother has a 2000 YZ250 and a friend of ours has a 98 husaberg. Ride on!
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    Missouri Riders

    I'm just curious to see how many MO riders view this site. I'm new here and I'm starting to see a lot of neihbors. I'm originally from Ste. Genevieve, but recently moved to Valley Park to get closer to work. I do most of my riding out at St. Joe Park and I hit a hare scramble every now and then. Maybe we can hook up some weekend. C-ya!
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    Tall Seat Foam call out, whose got it??

    Where can I get this GUTS foam and cover? My ass is killing me after every ride. It's keeping me from putting in a whole day of riding. I also have the YZ seat and tank combo with the standard 2X4 oak foam. Thanks!
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    what kinds of jobs do we all have

    I'm a Manufacturing Engineer in St. Louis, MO.
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    Oven cleaner and sparkplugs

    I always bead blast my fouled plugs. If you have a blast cabinet available it only take 1 minute to blast the end of your plug and blow it off good.
  13. Here's a trick I did a couple of weeks ago when my accelerator/diaphram pump started leaking around the push rod. Once I removed the rod and diaphram, I noticed the rod was badly corroded not to mention a rusted up diaphram. I purchased a new diaphram, but instead of buying a new rod,which would corrode again, I cut a section of brazing rod that was the same length and bent it to shape. Works perfect, plus is won't corrode!! I hope I spread some knowledge! Take Care. [ March 22, 2002: Message edited by: g-ride2 ] [ March 22, 2002: Message edited by: g-ride2 ]