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  1. Good morning guys I'm having some trouble tuning my XRS only Mikuni carb my bike is stalling when coming to stops has a hiccup around a quarter throttle current jetting is 30 150 motor work is 101 JE 10 .50 piston hot cam stage 1 FMF powerbomb header into a DG O slip on with K&N Filter desmog and 46 mm hole drilled in the air box I'm at sea level any suggestions would be greatly appreciated thank you guys
  2. Hey guys, My buddy has a 2005 XR650L with a weird symptom; When holding WOT, it acts as if you've hit the killswitch until you back off the throttle when under load. When on the sidestand and in neutral, it acts like it has a 6k rev-limiter. https://imgur.com/gallery/fdMNFZA Max speed in 5th is 75-80MPH on GPS before it starts bogging. All boots are free of leaks, I've sprayed WD40 with no RPM increases at all connections. Bike is mostly stock except for a full FMF Q4 exhaust which has been jetted per their instructions. I've cleaned the carburetor multiple times and even with my ultrasonic cleaner. It's running the 162 main jet from the FMF jet kit. Running at sea level. Adjusted the valves at .004 & .005 yesterday. Replaced the head/base/valve/exhaust & intake gasket due to an oil leak. I checked electrical specs, and the rectifier seemed to have extremely high resistance; 105-115k instead of 500-10k ohms. Here's a link to the spec page; https://imgur.com/a/alUemrF Ignition coil primary was at 0.8 ohms; factory manual calls for 0.19-0.23 ohms. Tried a replacement ignition coil & spark plug, no change. Tried a replacement stator & rectifier, no change. Pulse coil looks to be replaced recently; https://imgur.com/KSV7TDO I've cleaned all connections with contact cleaner, but I'm running out of ideas. Any help? Thanks!
  3. Changing some things on my '07 XR650L. Finding some conflicting information on batteries. Is anyone running a small LiFePO on their XR ? I know on some bikes (like my old CB750), when running, they charge more than what would be acceptable for a LiFePO battery. Had to buy a different reg/rec that charges at a lower voltage for that bike. Also - Will 130CCA turn these beasts over ? All my lighting is switching over to LED, so I'm mainly concerned with starting this thing with a small battery. Any real-world info/brands etc. is greatly appreciated.
  4. So I bounced "so did the bike" it was a great day! BUT I cannot fine any aftermarket "shorty" or "better than stock" Front brake and Clutch levers.................. Anyone have a pair they found that fits without modification? Or am I buying new and cutting them back?...................... the one's on it did not "break" (amazingly) BUT they are curled like a elbow noodle Ride Red!
  5. Absolute newbie to ThumperTalk here... I just purchased a 2019 XR650L, looking at aftermarket exhausts. I have a SuperTrapp on my old 1986 XR600R and love it. I queried SuperTrapp about fitment for my new bike, but they can't confirm for newer than 2017. Do any of you know if Honda has changed anything with the stock exhaust system since 2017? Thanks!!!
  6. Hi, I was wondering if anyone has done some substansial milage with this carb and stable performance on both idle and smooth running at crusing speeds?
  7. Hey everyone! Thought I'd ask here as I couldn't find a definitive answer. Last week I took apart my crankcase to fix a small crack I had from dropping the bike and having the shifter puncture the case. Doh! Got a manracks case saver on it and jb welded the inside of the pinhole as well as the outside. It's holding steady now. After getting it home, my battery was drained from it sitting for a couple weeks. Charged it up, and got the bike to start. It seemed to struggle a bit. Then when I took it off the charger, it would try and turn over, but seemed to not have enough juice to actually kick over by itself, just spin the starter, then slowly drain the battery. Checked my battery voltage at idle, and it's sitting around 13.8 up to 14.2 at 3500 ish rpm. But Everytime I turned it off it would have the same trouble starting again. Just whirs and whirs. But sometimes kicks over Got a new battery, fully charged it. Same thing again. Seems it's starting a little easier, but it really doesn't want to start on its own. I can bump start it just fine though. My buddy and I think that maybe when it was getting put all back together that maybe we could have misaligned the stator? Does this seem possible? And that because of it it would be having a hard time? Or perhaps friction on the starter gear? Seems like a weird problem, and wanted to ask here before digging in deeper. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks! Ethan
  8. Hi, I am about to get myself a stock carb for my 650L, and i'm a bit confused about which og the variants i should order. There are several different part.no out there, and i guess since there are different models, there must be somkind of difference between them. The ones which exist is: Keihin VE85A Keihin VE85B Keihin VE85C Keihin VE85D My bike has the smog block off kit installed, but i have no idea which of these carbs was stock on it, since i got it with a flatslide pumper installed. Also i know i need some parts like a choke and throttle wires, but of the carb i order is complete with all the rubber hoses on it, is there anything else i need to consider to swap. Any other parts i may need? Btw. i know the advantages with the Flatslide pumper, but it doesnt matter. I want to convert anyway.
  9. Brand new Turn signal switch won't budge. Hello Everybody! This is my first Post on Thumpertalk, I've been reading here for days now, Finding out all kinds of great advice too! Thank you all for that! Now onto my issue, I recently bought an old 1994 XR650L, And of course it has all the normal issues with the XR650L going on, But this one seems different, or at least I can't get the search to focus for me on The Turn Signal housing, My XRL Has the Turn signal button missing, There is a steel tab poking out of the housing that the button must attach to. The tab is to sharp to push to the left or right, but I can push it in, I Sprung for a brand new Control $61.00 from Partzilla, Looks nice! its even got the grey button on it, lol Here lies my problem, I can only push the button in, Just like the old one, I can not move it to the left or the right, Brand new! What am I doing wrong?? is there some trick I'm not aware of? Do I dare take it apart to fix? Or just return it to Partzilla? Thanks! Rhino
  10. Hello, Im looking to get a dualsport and so many have recommended the xr650l because its main use will be offroad. after sitting on it i see its very tall so i would be standing alot offroad which is fine, however i am a heafty boy at 400lbs and am a bit worried about the right hand footpeg bracket snapping on me. has anyone ever snapped this bracket before? thankyou in advance
  11. We have an XR650L 2005. When at idle, one can hear what sounds like the classic electric motor bearing noise. I saw on a web video that others make that noise too. I just looked at an exploded view of the cam train and it appears to have a common 6904 bearing and another bearing privy to Honda. I learned that if you put the cheap bearings in an electric motor, the noise will not go away. Bearing replacement looks like a quick evening job. Has anyone tried this with success for noise removal? I also learned that if you put the good bearings in a sealed three phase motor, the noise goes away.
  12. Has anyone seen one of these for sale ON THIS CONTINENT? Nothing against the South Africans but shipping cost must be prohibitive. http://dirtbikeafrica.com/Store/index.php?route=product/product&path=64_59&product_id=147
  13. What are the best used Dual Sport models to convert into a scrambler style? Looking for 400-650cc, decent Highway Speed (cruise around 65-70 mph), Low Maintance, good MPG, can handle long distance rides (150 mile day ride), Very Good on fire roads, decent single track, can handle occasional sand and rocks no problem, lighter weight, Currently deciding between: drz400 and 650, KLR650, XR400R 600R and 650R,
  14. 5 ton

    XR650L snow

    Who rides in the snow, and on what tires?
  15. I'm not happy with the capacity of the stock fuel tank on the XR650L, I've read bad reviews on nearly all the aftermarket large capacity fuel tanks, It all makes me want to throw my hands in the air and give up, I can't afford to buy several of those tanks until I find a good one, Can you guys help a fella out? 4 gallon capacity would be nice! not interested in the biggest tank ever! Thanks in advance!
  16. I've read a lot about the 2nd and 5th gear swap. I'm not really ready to tear this motor down (when I do, I'll do the 2nd and 5th as well as a big bore kit, etc, etc) But for now, I thought about popping the right crankcase cover off and changing the clutch basket and primary gear for one from an XR600R. This, I believe will make the 650L have the same overall gearing as the 600 with the exception of 1st gear. The split between 1st and 2nd obviously will still be there, but second gear will be the same as a 600 and my 1st will actually be lower than a 600. So basically 1st will be a tractor, and second will be fine for trails. I figure I can dial it in with a sprocket change. I realize this is still a bandaid since the gap in 1-2 will be unchanged since I'm not messing with actual tranny, just the ratio between the engine and trans. This will keep me from having to run a huge rear sprocket or a tiny front sprocket. I have my basket case 600R that I can borrow parts from so I thought I'd give it a try. Looking for honest opinions on this. While my broken leg heals up I can't ride or wrench too much but I can plan! Once I am partial weight bearing on my leg I can start the work, so if the 2nd, 5th upgrade makes more sense, I can handle the down time since I can't ride. I could go ahead and do the bigbore, cam, carb upgrade etc. but the physical demands of yanking the engine from the frame might be a bit much for me for a while. Kinda sucks, I'm down to 248 lbs from dieting and exercise and I'm a pretty damn strong guy, but this leg has really humbled me. I can't do crap right now! Sorry for the "crying in my beer" rant. LOL! Just wondering if others have done this and what they thought about it. I searched and didn't see this mod, but I didn't look super hard either. Thanks, Jerry
  17. In the middle of rebuilding my xr650, and was curious if there is anythjng thats supposed to hold the oil pump gear in place, and if anything looks missing from these pictures, also where does this oil lime go
  18. I have a 2009 XR 650L that has 2K miles on it. It's been sitting for 2 years, as I can't ride anymore. So I was hoping to get it all ready to sell. I live in Montana and it has been cold as heck all Winter. I did not pull the battery prior to the cold, so I wanted to replace the battery (which was dead) with a new one. Seemed easy enough. So I made sure the new battery had a full charge and installed it. Cables are all clean, tight, etc. I get all my dashboard lights; neutral light, etc. But when I try the electric start button, absolutely nothing happens at all. Well, the Neutral light dims a little while pushing the button. But nothing more. I've replaced all four of the 10a fuses. Also the single 20a fuse, located right next to the battery. Still nothing. So now I have reached the end of my knowledge base. So I am hoping the group can offer some help? I am assuming I'm just an idiot and something is being overlooked. Or that it is most likely something fairly simple. But I don't know where to begin looking. Appreciate any help you all are willing to offer.
  19. Bike is a 2019 XR650L with 200 miles. Bone stock drivetrain (all the performance mods in the signature will go on after first oil change). I realize I can take it to the dealer and have it repaired under warranty but it's got to be something simple. Last Thursday, I pulled the bike out of the garage and cranked it using the choke. After a couple of seconds and revs, I walked back into the garage to grab my fishing rod (there's a rod holder on my bike). While I was in there, it died. No big deal, it's happened before. But it never started back. Turns over and over and over, but never starts. I've tried a few things: Turned the petcock off, drained the float bowl using that little flathead screw on the bottom, turned the petcock on. Nothing Waiting overnight after doing the above. Nothing. Pulling the CDI out and smackin it with a screwdriver. Nothing. I checked to make sure the carb was sitting in the boots properly. It is. I guess I should pull the plug and make sure I'm getting spark... Could it have knocked the bike out of time?
  20. I have a 95 XR650L that I shouldn’t have purchased. Seems like the previous owners never did maintenance or knew how to repair it properly, bolts missing, wrong bolts, bolts stripped, valve seats falling out, timing chain, tensioner spring and guide disintegrated and just outright parts missing. It is a testament to how tough these bikes are as it still ran!! Now I am too far in to turn back, plus I like the bike. Anyways I am assembling engine and the front cam chain guide locking hook that sits into the cylinder is sticking up slightly from the cylinder surface. Will this compress down when the valve head is torqued, should I trim some of the rubber bottom off the guide so that it sits lower? There is nothing in the bottom groove that the guide rests in preventing it from fully seating. thanks
  21. Good morning all. Just wanting to say hello to everyone. So as the title states I am a new member of TT + the proud new onwner of not one but two new to me XR motorcycle’s. I really dont have any questions for anyone yet as this site/forum is SO informative on just about every topic I can think of. I have read about a ton of future upgrades and short comings of bikes I had interest in. I am quite excited to get started on some upgrades for the 650 but unfortunately I must first replenish my bank account. About three months ago as winter started to end I started to get the itch to get back into dirt bikes (after about a 15 yr hiatus) so I started reading and shopping, I had soon decided on a dual sport bike and In the past have always had great luck with Honda dirt bikes. My last dirt bike was I believe a 1995 CR250R right before the went to the aluminum frame. I new I wanted a 4 stroke and was now stuck with the decision of wich XR to purchase and bring home with me. 400R, 600R, 650R, 650L, I decided to go with a very slightly used 06 XR650L that was still on the original tires. After only a few rides on my new 650 a very slightly uzed 04 XR400R popped up for sale on Craig’s List for sale, long story short I probably should have not even went to look at it as it was so clean it came home with me the very next day. I am now super excited about some key upgrades on both of these bikes as both of them are 100% stock. Anyway I am rambling and just wanted to say hello to everyone and complement you all on this great and super informative site. I would ask about replacement mufflers, or carbs, or jets, or Daves mods, or air cleaners, general uncorking but I have already read about it all prior to posting. I guarantee though once I start digging into the new bikes I will have questions for you all. Again sorry for the rambling just excited about the new toys and to be a part of this forum. Have good day, and a great ride!
  22. Honda XR650L wiring diagram. Here in .jpg, but available as .pdf and also (via link below) in .odg drawing format with layers, editable in LibreOffice format which is a free open-source software suite. I made this because the only diagrams I could find were real low-res ones and I wanted to be able to edit the diagram to account for changes I've made myself to the wiring. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fyhLKkqjSWUfDFpjXMVDqI5m1-FqfOYj?usp=sharing
  23. I've wanted an XR650L since at least the time I got my '04 RC51 in 2013. I had about 10 various bikes from the late 70's thru '98, then lost the itch and went bikeless for about 15 years. Then bro-in-law got an R1 and the itch was back. At that time I thought I'd get a do-it-all XRL since I wouldn't really ride much, but that idea spiraled into the RC51 which I kept for about a year then into a '13 ZX14R which I still have now. Then, a riding bud moved back to town a couple years ago, been street riding, now looking to get into the dirt some. Anyway ... I've been watching lots of vids and reading and I see a lot of common XRL mods: Bigger plastic tank, tires, gearing, removing smog crap, etc etc. Just kinda wondering if there's a fairly comprehensive list somewhere, or will I need to just keep reading thread after thread? I know there are plenty of lighter, more modern, higher techno enduros / dual sports out there, but I love cc's ... I mean CC's. Hence the ZX14R. And I love Honda quality. And tall doesn't bother me. And heavy doesn't really either. Sure, lighter would be good, but meh, whatever. I'm not racing. I've got several dealers giving me XLR quotes, and when the low one comes in, I plan to pull the trigger.
  24. Hi all, I seem to have now encountered a problem with the ignition system on my 2002 XR650L. When I turn on the ignition key, press the starter button, the bike fires once, then no more, even when the starter button is released and then pressed again. However, if I turn off the ignition switch, then turn it back on again, it fires just once again when the starter button is pressed, and again no more after that. Repeat the switch off and on again as many times as you like and it fires once each time after etc and no more. Wierd ! Any ideas why the bike should do this ? It appears that the ignition switch powers up the system, it fires just the once then nothing, immediately turn the key off and on again, it just does the exact same thing. Possible CDI fault, or is something earthing the system out after just once spark is discharged ? Is there another system I should think about fitting if the CDI unit is knackered ? Cheers Graham
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