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Old 09-28-2013, 05:41 AM   #1
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xr600 single handed rebuild with a twist

Hi Guys,

I have loved reading the xr rebuilds and have wanted one for a while so here is my single handed rebuild (i broke my arm a couple of weeks back) with lots of pics, and a few new ideas.

Ethanol is cheap here and i am considering setting it up to run on that.

Anyways, on thursday i almost got a free bike as the seller was so stoned he droped the cash which i saw driving out. I gave it back to him and he recounted it!?!

the bike is somewhat rough but i think the motor may have been rebuilt possibly with a 630 cylinder? the seller had a crack at making into a 'desert racer' he said. I understand this to mean he threw away the headlight etc... and put on a big tank.

i stripped it down today, and there are some issues;
1 the kickstart is welded on
2 he said the bike splutters at high rpm - stators??
3 the carb seems to stick

the plan is to put it back on the road so it will need lights, blinkers, mirrors, and a kickstand switch.

the frame will get reinforced and then powdercoated

considering rebuilding the motor - can i trust him? out put splines are average. i will sort some more photos out tomorrow. welcome on board and i look forward to your advice.


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Old 09-28-2013, 06:02 AM   #2
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:43 AM   #4
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:29 PM   #5
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looks like the motor is getting rebuilt then.

its a 1990 motor - what would you change/upgrade?

I think for ethanol i can increease the CR.

has anyone ever tried total seal piston rings?

does the barrel look stock to you folk?

finally does anyone know of a good powdercoating joint in melbourne?
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:55 PM   #6
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does the barrel look stock to you folk?
Yes. My X-Ray glasses are in the shop for service so I can't say anything about inside.
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:56 PM   #7
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Gday Tc
Congratulations on the purchase, I saw it listed on Ebay the other week.
There are quite a few XR600 guys in Australia on this board and we also have a thread in the Australian area of this board.
Did the bike come with the compliance plate as I noticed that its not on the bike and I think you need that for registration?
Anyway good luck, looks like a great project and there is plenty of guys on this forum passionate about the XR600 to offer advice.

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Old 09-28-2013, 11:31 PM   #8
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Nice pick up!
I don't think you need a kick stand switch over here.
Aftermarket is your friend!
I had a bad stator, ran smooth, didn't start for crap though, I think you should look at carb for high speed miss.
Chech the carb cables on the right side where they pass the frame for the sticking carb issue.
Good luck, they are a beast when they run right.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:37 AM   #9
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:46 AM   #10
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it was all going so well and then i had to call it a day

so i am buying a drill tomorrow then i guess.

Thanks for your advice and comments, As for the compliance plates i checked the frame and engine numbers which are present. I did not know anything about a compliance plate, can i persuade vic roads with the frame and engine numbers if it has been registerd before?
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:28 AM   #11
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Chuck the VIN in here mate and see if its been rego'd before

http://vre.vicroads.vic.gov.au/VRESearch.aspx

I have been told that if it has previously rego'd you can get away with no compliance plate.

You may also want to go here and do a search to see if it is stolen or written off

http://www.ppsr.gov.au/Pages/ppsr.aspx

It can be a bit tricky to work out how to get the search certificate, make sure you download the PDF report at the end.
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