Fixing XR650L

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Re: Fixing XR650L

Post by Wingfixer » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:44 am

Love the stove Jay! What's the plate and piping do?
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Re: Fixing XR650L

Post by J&J » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:23 am

What plate? There is a piece of sheet metal propped up on an old coffee can to help direct the blower air out into the room. Maybe your talking about the pipe adapter? Originally was a fireplace insert & I didn't need an 8" flue.

The copper tubing was an experiment, used to be hooked to a bucket that I put used motor oil in which dripped on the wood. Made more heat but was a pain in the ass to regulate.

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Re: Fixing XR650L

Post by Laoch » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:08 am

J&J wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:23 am
What plate? There is a piece of sheet metal propped up on an old coffee can to help direct the blower air out into the room. Maybe your talking about the pipe adapter? Originally was a fireplace insert & I didn't need an 8" flue.

The copper tubing was an experiment, used to be hooked to a bucket that I put used motor oil in which dripped on the wood. Made more heat but was a pain in the ass to regulate.
Sounds like somebody is making "shine" :shrug:
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Re: Fixing XR650L

Post by Rut Row » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:38 am

Laoch wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:08 am
J&J wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:23 am
The copper tubing was an experiment, used to be hooked to a bucket that I put used motor oil in which dripped on the wood. Made more heat but was a pain in the ass to regulate.
Sounds like somebody is making "shine" :shrug:
that is EXACTLY what I was thinking! :lol2:
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Re: Fixing XR650L

Post by J&J » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:48 am

:killingme: That’s just what Pat was hoping!
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Re: Fixing XR650L

Post by Glenduro » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:48 pm

Rut Row wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:00 pm
Wingfixer wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:55 pm
Cool! Very clean!
It's still a Honda :barf:


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Re: Fixing XR650L

Post by J&J » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:50 pm

Ok you guys wanted some pictures?

Well I was so anxious to see the inside I neglected to clean the frame & wire harness above the motor before I started... I know better :dry:

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Now where was I?

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Re: Fixing XR650L

Post by J&J » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:57 pm

The cam marks should be level with head while at TDC. There not, need chain...

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And I'm not liking this cam lobe so much, not the greatest picture but the shiny one is starting to pit...

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Re: Fixing XR650L

Post by zjcoombs » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:06 pm

J&J wrote:The cam marks should be level with head while at TDC. There not, need chain...

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And I'm not liking this cam lobe so much, not the greatest picture but the shiny one is starting to pit...

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Pitting cams is why I sold mine with 30,000 miles on it. The starter and ecu failed on the next guy, but the motor still runs...


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Re: Fixing XR650L

Post by J&J » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:41 pm

This one has 13,000 miles....

The new piston is 2mm larger. Max bore on stock sleeve.

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And the deck is .68mm taller.

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I'm taking out a good usable Weisco forged 101mm 8.7:1 cr which is the first oversize and up from stock 8.3:1 cr. An improvement over stock.

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Anybody want it let me know. You would need rings & new wrist pin clips would be a good idea.

That's all for now I'm going to research cams. I hope to pull the head apart within the next week, send my cylinder out to get bored & send my exhaust out for ceramic coating.

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