XR650L 1st Dump


6 replies to this topic
  • dualsport newbie

Posted December 27, 2004 - 05:56 PM

#1

well i dumped her today for the first time. now she's broken in. anyway, a couple of questions.

1) broke the handlebars. what's a good aftermarket replacement?

2) the shift lever bent far enough in to crack the cover on the crankcase. i need to replace the crankcase cover for sure. but the shift lever looks ok. so that would lead me to believe that whatever the shift lever is attached to must have bent? what do you guys think?

  • sgifford

Posted December 27, 2004 - 09:18 PM

#2

I doubt the shaft the shift-lever mounts on is bent. I've also bent the shift-lever on my L severely. Unless it's been bent enough times to weaken it, you can probably just bend it back.

For the crankcase cover, you might consider using something like JB Weld to fill/mend the hole. I've read of some guys doing that successfully.

Renthals and Pro Taper are good quality aluminum replacement bars. The stock ones usually go with the first crash. Good replacements will take many spills without bending.

  • AzMtnThumper

Posted December 27, 2004 - 09:28 PM

#3

sgifford's right, just straighten or replace the shifter (IMS) and see if everything shifts OK and there is no sign of leaks. I've bent a boatload of shifters but never damaged the shaft or other transmission component.

As far as bars go I at 6'2" I find both the Jimmy Button or CR Hi bend bars to be much more comfortable than the stock bars.

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • big t

Posted December 27, 2004 - 09:28 PM

#4

I'll second Pro Tapers. I would not worry about the shaft for the gear shifter either. Did you wreck in the dirt or on the street?

  • savageracing

Posted December 27, 2004 - 09:51 PM

#5

as for the cracked side cover, take it off and get it welded up. maybe add a little extra there for future mishaps

  • dualsport newbie

Posted December 28, 2004 - 06:05 AM

#6

I'll second Pro Tapers. I would not worry about the shaft for the gear shifter either. Did you wreck in the dirt or on the street?


i'd like to tell you that i wrecked while under the influence of gravity after a knarly air experience. but the fact remains that i rode all day in the dirt without even laying her down. my mishap took place while loading my bike in my truck at the end of the day.

the scenario:
i have a ramp and a stool that i stand on while walking my bike up into my truck. half way up the ramp, with the front tire already in the bed of the truck, one of the legs on the stool that i was standing on broke. physics took care of the rest. i know, i'm retarded. darwin dictates that i got what i deserved.

anyway, when pulling the left crankcase cover to decide to replace of use some JB Weld, what parts will need to be purchased and replaced (gaskets, washers, O-Rings, etc)?

  • RingKingPin

Posted December 28, 2004 - 07:11 AM

#7

If you or someone you know can tig weld, you should be able to patch that sucker up no problem. Won't look perfect but will be just fine. Do you have the punched out part?





Related Content

Forums
Photo

Post Apocalypse, ThumperTalk style! by Justin Pearson


Dirt Bike   General Dirt Bike Forums   General Dirt Bike Discussion
  • Hot  35 replies
Forums
Photo

DirttyPig 2005 Xr650l Prroject! by braapmebb1moretime


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • 22 replies
Forums
Photo
Supercross

Supercross Preview 2017 Part 1: Championship Contenders by Chris Cooksey


Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  186 replies
Wiki
Want to add a kickstart to your XR650L?  Here's how - last post by clc3251

Want to add a kickstart to your XR650L? Here's how


Articles
  • 1 reply
Forums
Photo

93 xr650l Restoration Project by Zigster


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • 17 replies
 
x

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.