Fixing XR650L

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Re: Fixing XR650L

Post by J&J » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:41 pm

Update; Ground some weld out of the pipe, you can see the right side vs the left
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Actually cleaned it up a little more after doing the other side. Then sent it out for ceramic coating. Might help performance a little, looks good & easy to clean.

Decided on a new oem Honda camshaft. There are mixed & poor reviews on the Hotcams one. The Web cam is the sh*t for these bikes but that sucker is about $550 with the required hardfaced rockers. Naw, nope, not now.

Previous valve job was crappy, the valves margins were too thin (edge thickness). I ordered new Kibblewhite valves. Guides were ok. Will be doing a little port work, new valves, seals & chain.

The cylinder is at the machinist getting bored.

I'm debating the famous 2nd & 5th gear swap. This closes the large gap between 1st & 2nd for the woods & puts 5th back up to where it was before going down to the 14 tooth counter sprocket. Have to split the cases & it's about $175 in parts. Guys that have done this say it was the best mod ever... IDK... It's still going to be a BRP :lol2:
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Re: Fixing XR650L

Post by zjcoombs » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:47 pm

J&J wrote:Update; Ground some weld out of the pipe, you can see the right side vs the left
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Actually cleaned it up a little more after doing the other side. Then sent it out for ceramic coating. Might help performance a little, looks good & easy to clean.

Decided on a new oem Honda camshaft. There are mixed & poor reviews on the Hotcams one. The Web cam is the sh*t for these bikes but that sucker is about $550 with the required hardfaced rockers. Naw, nope, not now.

Previous valve job was crappy, the valves margins were too thin (edge thickness). I ordered new Kibblewhite valves. Guides were ok. Will be doing a little port work, new valves, seals & chain.

The cylinder is at the machinist getting bored.

I'm debating the famous 2nd & 5th gear swap. This closes the large gap between 1st & 2nd for the woods & puts 5th back up to where it was before going down to the 14 tooth counter sprocket. Have to split the cases & it's about $175 in parts. Guys that have done this say it was the best mod ever... IDK... It's still going to be a BRP :lol2:

Nice update! Translate “BRP” for this noob Image


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Re: Fixing XR650L

Post by J&J » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:50 pm

Big Red Pig :lol2:

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Re: Fixing XR650L

Post by Bucho » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:30 pm

Wow, nice work Jay. Making me feel really lazy working on my DR.
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Re: Fixing XR650L

Post by Rut Row » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:17 am

we won't be able to keep up with you! :lol2:
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Re: Fixing XR650L

Post by Laoch » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:51 am

Bucho wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:30 pm
Wow, nice work Jay. Making me feel really lazy working on my DR.
You work on your bikes?







:lol2:

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Re: Fixing XR650L

Post by Rut Row » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:19 am

Laoch wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:51 am
Bucho wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:30 pm
Wow, nice work Jay. Making me feel really lazy working on my DR.
You work on your bikes?
oh that is cold, COLD I say! :killingme:

Hey, he's gotten a lot better. :deal:
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Re: Fixing XR650L

Post by J&J » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:25 pm

Christmas is just beginning....

Image Hmm all these parts & no oem :shrug:

Cylinder bored and more valves

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Re: Fixing XR650L

Post by J&J » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:18 pm

More stuff coming next week & hope to work on the head some Sunday

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Re: Fixing XR650L

Post by J&J » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:36 pm

The best!
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