650L 15/48 combo anyone?


31 replies to this topic
  • Denn10

Posted February 20, 2008 - 10:24 AM

#21

your alot smarter than you look Martin!!!!

  • martinfan30

Posted February 20, 2008 - 01:27 PM

#22

your alot smarter than you look Martin!!!!


Just wait till you see me!lol:bonk:

  • ghrati ghoti

Posted February 21, 2008 - 10:21 AM

#23

15/48 here too. I usually switch to 13/48 for tight singletrack to try and stay out of first gear. I also like the way I can snap the front wheel off the ground in third.

I think the main cause of counter shaft wear is dirt or sand in there.

  • Purcell69

Posted March 07, 2008 - 02:33 AM

#24

I was looking here for more info about different combos and 15/48 sounds like it would work well for commuting. When I get back to Arizona this summer it would not be hard to drop in a 14F for the desert. As far as the CS wear issue, has anyone looked into using liquid nitrogen to "temper" the CS?

Obviously it would have to be removed for the process. I saw a news story a while back about a guy that was doing this to the internals of various engines to eliminate wear and friction, a side effect was an increase in fuel economy, if I remember correctly. The CS would not change fuel consumption, but it could recitfy the shaft wear issue.

-Joe

  • martinfan30

Posted March 07, 2008 - 10:06 AM

#25

By hardening, I wonder if it would become brittle?

  • barchetta

Posted March 07, 2008 - 11:52 AM

#26

I run 15/49. It does require an extra link in the chain. Used to have 13/49, and I suppose that would be okay for tight trails, but it was awful on the road.
15/49 works great on my commute.

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • husky123

Posted March 07, 2008 - 12:29 PM

#27

I just opted for the cheap route. 14/45. Numerically the same as 15/48 and cheaper. And no I haven't worn through my swingarm yet.:thumbsup:

  • Purcell69

Posted March 07, 2008 - 02:47 PM

#28

By hardening, I wonder if it would become brittle?

As I understand the process, it enhances the traditional temper of the part, but does not render it to be more brittle, if that is possible. The only thing I know about nitrogen tempering is what I saw in the article. It seemed to be an interesting process. I am curious to know more about it.

-Joe

  • gstt500

Posted March 13, 2008 - 05:16 PM

#29

I just replaced a worn countershft on my 2000 650 l w/8k mi. When I bought the bike used I replaced the original 15/45 sprockets and chain, thats when I found the worn splines. So I wonder how much countershaft sprocket size and quality contributes to the problem.

  • Wild Turkey

Posted March 13, 2008 - 08:08 PM

#30

What sprockets come stock on the L? I currently have the 14/48 combo on my 06. :thumbsup:

  • martinfan30

Posted March 13, 2008 - 08:18 PM

#31

What sprockets come stock on the L? I currently have the 14/48 combo on my 06. :thumbsup:


15/45.

With your 14/48, how is it on the hiway? I'm running 15/48.

  • Wild Turkey

Posted March 14, 2008 - 12:33 AM

#32

15/45.

With your 14/48, how is it on the hiway? I'm running 15/48.


I haven't had it on the Highway yet, but assuming my speedo is accurate I have had it up to 85 with no problems at all and still had a little more throttle :eek:. It likes to wheelie in first and tries to in second, I can't wait to uncork this thing. :thumbsup:





Related Content

Forums
Photo

XR650L super moto wheels by greggkklee


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • Hot  28 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
  • 0 replies
Forums
Photo

93 xr650l Restoration Project by Zigster


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

2015 XR650L Squeaking noise by Crayjay


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

Post Apocalypse, ThumperTalk style! by Justin Pearson


Dirt Bike   General Dirt Bike Forums   General Dirt Bike Discussion
  • Hot  35 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.