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Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 01:41 AM
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Posted By G600
:clap:clap Thanks. Great write up.

:clap:clap Thanks. Great write up.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 02:40 AM
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Posted By G600
Smart move, the stock exhaust is pretty good. It...

Smart move, the stock exhaust is pretty good. It works quite well with the gordons mods, and is not too loud. And it requires no repacking or maintenance. It is made of steel and is extremely...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 01:13 AM
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Posted By G600
The XR4 is one outstanding bike, simple design,...

The XR4 is one outstanding bike, simple design, quality build, tractor motor. Still one of the best choices for slow, rough trails. Very different motorcycle from the high rpm 250f's.

It is a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 01:20 PM
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Posted By G600
:lol3:lol3Can't offer any advice... but this is a...

:lol3:lol3Can't offer any advice... but this is a luxury problem I would LOVE to have... 20K miles a year.....:evil:evilNot bad at all... lucky guy...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 11:37 PM
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Posted By G600
Yes, new on left.

Yes, new on left.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 04:49 PM
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Posted By G600
Yes, this is the updated choke plate. Old vs...

Yes, this is the updated choke plate. Old vs new:

http://g600.altervista.org/img/201501_xr4/carb_choke_plates_small.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 01:36 PM
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Posted By G600
in:D

in:D
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 02:52 AM
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Posted By G600
:eek1 Scary. I never heard of that in a XR4...

:eek1 Scary. I never heard of that in a XR4 though. Have you?

This could happen in the old pre-1990 Yamaha XT600 (from what I have read, not from experience) where they kept the oil in a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 03:19 AM
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Posted By G600
Very nice bike. Amazing how you USA guys can...

Very nice bike. Amazing how you USA guys can still find practically unused XR4's, even today.

You may know this, but there is a motorcycle called FMX650. It has "almost" the XR650L engine, but...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 02:59 AM
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Posted By G600
No recall and no need to panic (probably). The...

No recall and no need to panic (probably). The old cast type can brake up and bits can get sucked in the engine, with obvious consequences.

I checked ebay just now, and found one of those. The...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 05:22 PM
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Posted By G600
Me too... Do the Gordon mods, take the carb...

Me too... Do the Gordon mods, take the carb apart and clean it when you rejet, and check if the choke plate is the old cast type or the newer stamped steel plate type. Check the choke arm/lever...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 04:40 PM
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Posted By G600
:clapDid the rack bolt on without mods?

:clapDid the rack bolt on without mods?
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 03:51 AM
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Posted By G600
Nice pic. Yeah but sometimes the snow gets hard...

Nice pic. Yeah but sometimes the snow gets hard packed. Great fun...

http://g600.altervista.org/img/dsc03465_small.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 10:09 AM
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Posted By G600
Now this is excellent. I would LOVE to be able...

Now this is excellent. I would LOVE to be able to take my bike for a spin this time of year... .
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 03:59 AM
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Posted By G600
Coffman300, interesting, how is this light...

Coffman300, interesting, how is this light working out? Do you know the wattage? I take it you are not running the stock stator?


AJ, very nice. Do you know who makes those racks?


...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 04:28 PM
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Posted By G600
................................. You should...

.................................

You should at least be able to use a rectifier bridge, after the current AC regulator. But remember to use a capacitor to smoothen out the dc output. The stock...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 04:42 PM
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Posted By G600
Does anyone know the difference between the US...

Does anyone know the difference between the US xr4 '96-'97 flywheel (31110-KCY-671) and the '98-on flywheel (31110-KCY-761)? The newer version is a lot cheaper.





In Europe / Australia they...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 05:23 PM
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Posted By G600
Welcome. Everyone loves pics :-) Yeah the...

Welcome. Everyone loves pics :-)

Yeah the xt600 is a great bike in many ways. Simple and robust. Comfortable on the blacktop (at legal speeds) and it actually is not all that bad offroad. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-01-2014, 08:44 AM
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Posted By G600
<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/GUVN9ceOGxw"...

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/GUVN9ceOGxw" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe>
....
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 10:11 AM
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Posted By G600
Yeah, me to :D Bone stock except for jetting,...

Yeah, me to :D Bone stock except for jetting, setup, protection. The xr4 is one excellent trail bike...http://g600.altervista.org/img/2014-10-05_13.31.52_small.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 06:34 PM
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Posted By G600
oh yeah and to test the pickups and ignition...

oh yeah and to test the pickups and ignition stator you can ohm measure them as a first step. If they measure out of specs you have a problem, but if they measure within specs they are 95% OK but...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 06:22 PM
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Posted By G600
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Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 03:33 PM
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Posted By G600
Wow. Tough. The worst type of a failure to...

Wow. Tough. The worst type of a failure to troubleshoot. Maybe this has been covered before, but here it goes:


Sounds like a failing electrical component or carb running out of fuel.


...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 08:36 AM
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Posted By G600
IMHO DR650 or any air cooled motorcycle at...

IMHO

DR650 or any air cooled motorcycle at slow speed (heavy traffic, rough trails) => fully synth quality oil, as it can handle heat better without braking down.

Any motorcycle that does not...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 07:15 PM
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Posted By G600
The side stand switch is very visible,and yes it...

The side stand switch is very visible,and yes it is a "security" thing, but tends to go wrong. If you can not see one, someone already has removed it.

When the ignition coil in my '82 xt550 went,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 06:37 PM
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Posted By G600
Typical for a failing coil. Don't know if that...

Typical for a failing coil. Don't know if that is your problem but the description fits. Will work when cold and then the bike will die. After a few minutes the bike can be started again. Have...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 01:38 AM
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Posted By G600
Maybe this has been covered, but are you sure the...

Maybe this has been covered, but are you sure the ignition is ok? Does the spark look strong? Have you checked all wire connections and the resistor/spring in the spark plug cap? Is the ground...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 01:28 AM
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Posted By G600
Your bike may be ok. The auto decompressor is...

Your bike may be ok. The auto decompressor is good on the xr4. You can easily push the kickstarter down by hand on a healthy xr4.

edit: If reliability is your goal keep the bike stock. The XR4...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 11:09 PM
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Posted By G600
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Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 06:57 PM
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Posted By G600
Try pushing the kickstarter until it stops on the...

Try pushing the kickstarter until it stops on the compression stroke. Operate the manual decompressor and move the kickstarter a little (just past the compression stroke). Release the kickstarter...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 10:59 AM
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Posted By G600
To clarify a bit, the stock reg/rectifier has a...

To clarify a bit, the stock reg/rectifier has a built in capacitor to smoothen out the voltage. A battery does a better job, but the capacitor is there.

Many electrical devices can live with a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,417
Posted By G600
What type of blacktop riding are you talking...

What type of blacktop riding are you talking about? Short commutes or longer rides? If only short commutes, maybe DRZ400E and XR400R. Both are capable offroad. And they both are fun on the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 11:11 PM
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Posted By G600
If you are in the UK, you probably have the ED or...

If you are in the UK, you probably have the ED or U model. If so you can tab into the black and green wires that come out of the regulator/rectifier unit near the speedometer. That is 12v. DC. The...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 11:37 AM
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Posted By G600
Great vids... :clap:clap Did I see you pull...

Great vids... :clap:clap

Did I see you pull the carb breather hose out of the water, just before you could restart the bike? Which one of the two breather hoses did you pull out of the water?
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 05:45 PM
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Posted By G600
You have two pickups n your xt550 110 ohm +...

You have two pickups n your xt550

110 ohm + - 20% at 20 c. Same value for both pickups.

W/R to Green
W/G to green

The green is common as you can see. If you measure W/R to W/G you are...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 01:30 PM
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Posted By G600
Air hawk is one option. Not cheap but works very...

Air hawk is one option. Not cheap but works very well. And one can have lots of bikes, and only one airhawk..
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 272,934
Posted By G600
It is a resistor. It should not rattle, a spring...

It is a resistor. It should not rattle, a spring should keep everything firmly connected. If the spring is not there you will have problems.
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 03:31 AM
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Posted By G600
Great writeup. Your old XR4 probably will last...

Great writeup. Your old XR4 probably will last you longer than a brand new KTM/Husqvarna would. I sold my XR4 in 2002. After several KTM's and Husky's I bought my XR4 back in 2010. The old XR4 is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 01:25 AM
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Posted By G600
ONE GREAT WRITEUP..:clap

ONE GREAT WRITEUP..:clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 06:36 PM
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Posted By G600
Great info. Thanks.

Great info. Thanks.
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