The Straw that broke the camel's back


61 replies to this topic
  • ghoti

Posted April 24, 2006 - 07:09 AM

#41

The location & process is on page# 70 in the "little" Owner's Manual, at least for my '98 it is. The check bolt is on the right side case, just below the clutch cover circle. The "level is correct if it is flush with the crankcase lower edge (threads) of the check bolt hole." :thumbsup:

Hope that helps ya! :thumbsup:

The manual was never clear to me when using the check bolt as to whether the bike has to be upright like when using the dipstick or on the side stand. I'm assuming on the side stand.

  • HappyCurmudgeon

Posted April 24, 2006 - 07:21 AM

#42

The manual was never clear to me when using the check bolt as to whether the bike has to be upright like when using the dipstick or on the side stand. I'm assuming on the side stand.



I just assume i am a dipstick :thumbsup:

  • HappyCurmudgeon

Posted April 24, 2006 - 07:33 AM

#43

I thought I saw an external oil sight tube mod somewhere for the 650L but I cant recall where.

anyone know?

Bueller?

  • TahomaTom

Posted April 24, 2006 - 02:18 PM

#44

Those little oil sight windows are useless.

As someone pointed out your bike has to be complete vertical and a little lean can give you a false reading.

And that of course is only if the window is clear or clean enought to see throught.

  • AHRMA17L

Posted April 24, 2006 - 03:44 PM

#45

This thread has given me the biggest laugh I have had all week. It is like watching "Rain Man" talking about the Honda.

"I check the oil and it's low so I drain it and refill it. I check the oil and it is low so drain it and refill it."

Raymond, what is an XR worth? "About $1000." Raymond how much is good maintenece? "About $1000." Raymond, how much is a quart of oil? "About $1000."

LMFAO!!

Look, gangsterboy or gangsterman, or whatever your name is... give the Honda a chance. There is nothing more reliable than a Honda XR--nothing. Also, buy the manual, read it until you understand it and look on line for answers, not a place to vent.

One other book you should buy: "Monkey Butt" by Rick Sieman AKA Superhunky. There is more wisdom about motorcycles in that book than anywhere in the world. It will help you ease into you life of riding bikes.

  • XR650L_Dave

Posted April 25, 2006 - 07:56 AM

#46

The manual was never clear to me when using the check bolt as to whether the bike has to be upright like when using the dipstick or on the side stand. I'm assuming on the side stand.



Be careful about this check-bolt thing. My understanding is that it is used to check that the sump-to-resevoir pump is functioning properly.

That is, the check bolt checks the level of the oil in the sump, where the main oil pump gets its oil. The oil level at the check bolt has nothing to do with the oil level in the resevoir.

Despite dry-sump bikes being billed as such, this is actually a small wet-sump arrangement with a large resevoir elsewhere.

Dave

  • gagster1960

Posted April 25, 2006 - 02:17 PM

#47

Update:

A guy came by yesterday and bought my 650. He's a thief that nobody likes, but I sold it to him anyway. I guess he didn't try to steal it because he didn't want to tangle with Cujo, my Rottweiler. So here he came with his two dopehead sons and started looking it over. I asked 22 and let him bring me down a few so that he would think he was getting a good deal. (A worn looking old '95 with high mileage). When he laid those 19 crisp one hundred-dollar bills in my hand, it put a big smile on my face because that several times what I had in it. I wondered what he had stolen to get the money, but I didn't say anything. And being the nice guy that I am, I tried to tell him a little about the bike, but he just ridiculed me and said that he knew all about motorcycles. He's not only a thief, but an arrogant thief, too. And he kept glancing at Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dumb as we talked, like he was trying to impress them or something. Then he put on one of those little mirrored or chrome beanie helmets like the cruiser bike riders wear and told me he was going on a long ride. His ride lasted about two hours.

Then the engine seized and he crashed, rashed, and burned. It even rashed his bald head, so I guess those beanie helmets aren't so good. He came home from the hospital today and he was wrapped up like The Mummy. He even acts like The Mummy, too, because he walks stiff-legged and holds his arms our in front of him. :crazy:

  • rmhrc630

Posted April 25, 2006 - 03:59 PM

#48

gagster thats a great story

very funny!!!

some good entetainment for me this past week!!!

  • GIANTac1

Posted April 25, 2006 - 04:30 PM

#49

Couldn't of happened to a better person! I don't like thieves! Karma will always catch up with you.

  • cholwerk

Posted April 25, 2006 - 06:45 PM

#50

Update:

A guy came by yesterday and bought my 650. He's a thief that nobody likes, but I sold it to him anyway. I guess he didn't try to steal it because he didn't want to tangle with Cujo, my Rottweiler. So here he came with his two dopehead sons and started looking it over. I asked 22 and let him bring me down a few so that he would think he was getting a good deal. (A worn looking old '95 with high mileage). When he laid those 19 crisp one hundred-dollar bills in my hand, it put a big smile on my face because that several times what I had in it. I wondered what he had stolen to get the money, but I didn't say anything. And being the nice guy that I am, I tried to tell him a little about the bike, but he just ridiculed me and said that he knew all about motorcycles. He's not only a thief, but an arrogant thief, too. And he kept glancing at Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dumb as we talked, like he was trying to impress them or something. Then he put on one of those little mirrored or chrome beanie helmets like the cruiser bike riders wear and told me he was going on a long ride. His ride lasted about two hours.

Then the engine seized and he crashed, rashed, and burned. It even rashed his bald head, so I guess those beanie helmets aren't so good. He came home from the hospital today and he was wrapped up like The Mummy. He even acts like The Mummy, too, because he walks stiff-legged and holds his arms our in front of him. :crazy:





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  • Jayzonk

Posted April 25, 2006 - 07:06 PM

#51

Bull Shit.

....like the rest of the story??

  • Dual_Dog

Posted April 25, 2006 - 08:03 PM

#52

....like the rest of the story??

Just like the boy who cried wolf...

  • 4whlfun

Posted April 25, 2006 - 08:14 PM

#53

You need to start writing for one of those supermarket tabloids. :ride: Well maybe not :crazy: There fiction is better. :ride:

  • ghoti

Posted April 26, 2006 - 05:03 AM

#54

Update:

A guy came by yesterday and bought my 650. He's a thief that nobody likes, but I sold it to him anyway. I guess he didn't try to steal it because he didn't want to tangle with Cujo, my Rottweiler. So here he came with his two dopehead sons and started looking it over. I asked 22 and let him bring me down a few so that he would think he was getting a good deal. (A worn looking old '95 with high mileage). When he laid those 19 crisp one hundred-dollar bills in my hand, it put a big smile on my face because that several times what I had in it. I wondered what he had stolen to get the money, but I didn't say anything. And being the nice guy that I am, I tried to tell him a little about the bike, but he just ridiculed me and said that he knew all about motorcycles. He's not only a thief, but an arrogant thief, too. And he kept glancing at Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dumb as we talked, like he was trying to impress them or something. Then he put on one of those little mirrored or chrome beanie helmets like the cruiser bike riders wear and told me he was going on a long ride. His ride lasted about two hours.

Then the engine seized and he crashed, rashed, and burned. It even rashed his bald head, so I guess those beanie helmets aren't so good. He came home from the hospital today and he was wrapped up like The Mummy. He even acts like The Mummy, too, because he walks stiff-legged and holds his arms our in front of him. :crazy:

That's what happens when your father and mother are also your brother and sister. :ride:

  • XR_mad

Posted April 26, 2006 - 05:09 AM

#55

Update:

A guy came by yesterday and bought my 650. He's a thief that nobody likes, but I sold it to him anyway. I guess he didn't try to steal it because he didn't want to tangle with Cujo, my Rottweiler. So here he came with his two dopehead sons and started looking it over. I asked 22 and let him bring me down a few so that he would think he was getting a good deal. (A worn looking old '95 with high mileage). When he laid those 19 crisp one hundred-dollar bills in my hand, it put a big smile on my face because that several times what I had in it. I wondered what he had stolen to get the money, but I didn't say anything. And being the nice guy that I am, I tried to tell him a little about the bike, but he just ridiculed me and said that he knew all about motorcycles. He's not only a thief, but an arrogant thief, too. And he kept glancing at Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dumb as we talked, like he was trying to impress them or something. Then he put on one of those little mirrored or chrome beanie helmets like the cruiser bike riders wear and told me he was going on a long ride. His ride lasted about two hours.

Then the engine seized and he crashed, rashed, and burned. It even rashed his bald head, so I guess those beanie helmets aren't so good. He came home from the hospital today and he was wrapped up like The Mummy. He even acts like The Mummy, too, because he walks stiff-legged and holds his arms our in front of him. :crazy:


lol just when i thought you couldnt be any more idiotic

  • BIGGITY

Posted April 26, 2006 - 11:12 AM

#56

I think it called an xr650r :crazy: :ride:


Dammit beat me too it! :ride:

  • Kodiak Jack

Posted April 26, 2006 - 11:20 AM

#57

Let's all hope Gagster buys a scooter next so he won't bother us anymore. We have no need for peanut brains like that and I'm pissed off that I spent the time to read this whole thread. I was hoping to learn more about my pig, and I already knew how to check the oil the correct way! Good luck with your new scooter "G".

  • churchman2003c

Posted April 28, 2006 - 12:12 PM

#58

This is a great way to be entertained and waste work time on a Friday. I guess I'll go home and ponder the mysterious ways of checking oil on my L; and go for a long, fun, and reliable ride tomorrow..............

  • Maniak

Posted April 28, 2006 - 04:01 PM

#59

Gag man you are so full of shit, I just can not believe there is someone with less brains and more stupidity than you. And if there is, don't you think you are the pot, (head), calling the kettle black? And if this story is true, NOT!, then I think you found the problem you thought you had. Seized the motor? inconsistent oil readings? smoking? using oil? let CSI have that motor and you will probably find broken bits of rings lodged in the oil pump, or maybe, just maybe the oil filter was clogged with the same,(now where did I hear that before), causing low readings and pressure until the poor little XR just couldn't take it anymore. Your story is stupid, and the whole way you went about trying to fix this problem is stupid. At last its a GREAT THING you sold it, if you ever had it in the first place, because like I said before, YOU don't belong on two wheels. :ride: :ride: :lol: :crazy:

  • gagster1960

Posted April 29, 2006 - 07:04 AM

#60

Some of you here have been gracious and kind and I appreciate that. You have undoubtedly helped many and enhanced their XR650 experience. Yes, I got miffed at the bike and vented. I'm guilty of that. But I never made anything personal. I called no one stupid or an idiot or questioned their personal worth. I won't start now.

But, some of you should ride down to the clinic and get tested for rabies.

To wr450yammaha: I was riding and racing bikes decades before you crawled around in your momma's kitchen in your soiled diaper.

To Maniak: The next time you screw in your oil dipstick and it hangs fire a couple of times, think of me, because I'm laughing at you.

The next time you're blowing your oil lines and your neighbor rides by on his KLR or DR with his six year old daughter on back, think of me because I'm laughing at you.

And if you ever do see the light and sell your L, and the buyer brings it back and accuses you of selling him a bill of goods, think of me because I'm laughing at you.





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