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beezerjoe

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  1. beezerjoe

    How do i test these items please?

    LIke eberyone else says. Buy a book onit and get a ohm meter.
  2. beezerjoe

    Xl600 stator suggestions. What's the best one?

    When I told Mike about the 54 ohm resistance reading he confirmed that it was their stator that was at fault.He also confirmed that their XL stators ohm out around 100 ohms on the ignition circuit. I have known good components that I swapped out prior to condemning their stator. Yes I couldn't be happier. Customer service like that is almost impossible to come by.
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    Xl600 stator suggestions. What's the best one?

    Just to let you all here know that I think their Ricky Stator's customer service is top notch. I called and talked to Mike and explained to him the situation and that I was not looking for a hand out just some info on possible problems with their stator. He tells me to send it and they'll warrenty the defective part. I couldn't be happier with the service. After this much time has passed I didn't expect that.
  4. I just had a Ricky stator conveniently die in my driveway after a 235 mile ride where it also had some hard starting issues.Ohmed the ignition windings and it's at 54 ohms instead of 230-320. Stator was two years old and had 1800 miles on it. My question is what have you guys used and what kind of service life have you been getting out of them? I'm looking at Electrosport and Racetech and I'm not sure about either one. With my Ricky the spark always looked weak to me and the fact that I only got such a short lifespan with it has left alittle doubtful about the quality of their product. Thanks.
  5. beezerjoe

    Multiple Questions In One Go

    I'll take a stab at it. #1 I'm guessing this is in neutral and freewinding the engine. I'm thinking the noise is like a ping, piston slap, 2 stroke sound. The only things I've run across that make an engine do that are a dirty carb, ignition timing off probably to the retard side or a really fouled plug. #2 A top end job on a 4 stroke isn't that bad. Putting rings in and the cylinder on isn't any different than a 2stroke just remember to get the ring gaps 120 degrees apart from each other. I'm sure thats a double overhead cam engine so make sure you get all the timing marks and cam lobes in the right position. Your book should have that procedure. It can be a pain if you don't have the right tool or the tensioner wants to fight you getting back together but it's actually pretty simple. #3 As far as the jetting I'm not at all familiar with that bike. I do know that with a big bore sometimes you have to lean them out to get it to run right. The pipe and cam choices will also affect the jetting. The 158 and 160 you probably wouldn't notice a difference in until you had the bike wide open. The slide cut out affects the first 1/4 throttle the needle and slide up to about 3/4 throttle you're really only working the main jet when it's in the high RPM range. I don't know if any of this will help just 2 pennies worth.
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    Multiple Questions In One Go

    If the plating is still good I know they can be honed but it needs a special type of hone. The thing you don't want to do is just put a new set of rings if you don't hone or prep in someway the cylinder first. Otherwise it's blow by city.
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    Multiple Questions In One Go

    If it's not smoking I wouldn't pull the cylinder unless you're having con rod issues.
  8. beezerjoe

    Multiple Questions In One Go

    I'll take a stab at it. #1 I'm guessing this is in neutral and freewinding the engine. I'm thinking the noise is like a ping, piston slap, 2 stroke sound. The only things I've run across that make an engine do that are a dirty carb, ignition timing off probably to the retard side or a really fouled plug. #2 A top end job on a 4 stroke isn't that bad. Putting rings in and the cylinder on isn't any different than a 2stroke just remember to get the ring gaps 120 degrees apart from each other. I'm sure thats a double overhead cam engine so make sure you get all the timing marks and cam lobes in the right position. Your book should have that procedure. It can be a pain if you don't have the right tool or the tensioner wants to fight you getting back together but it's actually pretty simple. #3 As far as the jetting I'm not at all familiar with that bike. I do know that with a big bore sometimes you have to lean them out to get it to run right. The pipe and cam choices will also affect the jetting. The 158 and 160 you probably wouldn't notice a difference in until you had the bike wide open. The slide cut out affects the first 1/4 throttle the needle and slide up to about 3/4 throttle you're really only working the main jet when it's in the high RPM range. I don't know if any of this will help just 2 pennies worth.
  9. beezerjoe

    A Small Victory in the fight to open Clear Creek

    That scrap of info came from a close friend who was at the meeting. But they can't stop anybody whose determined to do it.
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    A Small Victory in the fight to open Clear Creek

    The county says they don't want a volunteer road crew out there. Something about liability issues.
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    A Small Victory in the fight to open Clear Creek

    You can bet the BLM will be monitoring as soon as soon as the road is open so lets not give them a chance to make us look bad. Little victories like this are too hard to come by and we've still got along way to go.
  12. beezerjoe

    My '83 XL600R just died

    Almost sounds like you siezed a valve in a guide at tapped the piston. You may have a problem in the decompression device. Pull the plug and do a compression test that'll tell you alot right there.
  13. beezerjoe

    XR500 replacement reeds

    I've got one too and I was wondering what you do in the case of a reed failure. Good to see someone's using the nogan. Somebody please buy this motorcycle from me.
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    Kick starter problem

    You might want check and see if you accidentally put an extra thrust washer in the assembly. Having abunch of engines apart will do that to you sometimes.
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    1981 xr500 timing chain rattle

    That noise could also be the counter balancer chain. You have to remove the clutch cover to adjust it. If you have a service manual it explains the procedure.
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