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Old 01-16-2010, 08:12 AM   #1711
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CDI Plug

Doug,

I dug through my wiring box and all I have is the 4 prong part of the harness. Can't find/don't have the 2 prong plug. Perhaps a trip to the local Honda dealer to see if they have any old harnesses to harvest from. Take the CDI with you. Don't limit the search to XL600. The XR harness will work also.

EDIT: I found this post. Check for a harness: http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/mcy/1551425711.html
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:50 PM   #1712
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The Ricky Stator IS the magic pill. Spend the money and be a happy man.

magic pill huh? alright i guess im just going to have to suck it and get one of them here real soon, ive been kinda dreading it for a while
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:54 PM   #1713
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Anybody have a spare wiring harness from a 85-87 XL600 laying around they want to get rid of??
I'm putting a newer CDI on my '83 and don't want to butcher the harness too much to do the install.
Here is a pic of what I am looking for. Thanx to Greg for the photo.
New style on left,83 on right.


I also have it posted in the "flea market".
Thanks as always.
I know you said you didnt want to butcher the wiring harness to much but i just went through this process and had to cut the old six prong wires and then used speaker wire connectors to attach to the new cdi, It actually looks clean with the speaker wire connectors its a perfect fit. nice and snug l
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:38 PM   #1714
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I know you said you didnt want to butcher the wiring harness to much but i just went through this process and had to cut the old six prong wires and then used speaker wire connectors to attach to the new cdi, It actually looks clean with the speaker wire connectors its a perfect fit. nice and snug l
Strip the wires about 1/2 inch from the end. Put a 3/4" long piece of heat shrink tubing on the wires and slide them away from the end of the wire so soldering heat doesn't prematurely shrink the tubing. With the plug's and the harness' wires stripped, push the strands into each other, intermixing them, then twist them together, keeping the wires parallel. Twist thoroughly so that they stay together. If this is difficult, try stripping more wire insulator so you have more wire to work with. Once the wires are thoroughly and securely twisted, solder them with a nice hot iron and rosin-cored solder. Heat the wire until solder will melt on the wire. It should "wick up" the solder until the wire strands are all soaked thoroughly in solder. Once all wires are soldered in this fashion and have cooled, slide the shrinkwrap tubes over each splice and heat the tubing, ensuring a good insulating seal. Either wrap the works in tape, or get a bigger sleeve of heat shrink and slide over the bundle of wires, for a nice tight, neat package. There. Your wiring harness doesn't need to be "butchered", and now you have the commonly available XR600 plug style, the only one you will need, wired into your XL600 harness. Cheers! Good job.
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:25 AM   #1715
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I know you said you didnt want to butcher the wiring harness to much but i just went through this process and had to cut the old six prong wires and then used speaker wire connectors to attach to the new cdi, It actually looks clean with the speaker wire connectors its a perfect fit. nice and snug l
You couldn't get a photo of that,could you??
That sounds like a possible if I can't locate a plug. I have a lead on a complete wiring harness from a 96 XR600 with a plug that looks like what I need but....
Dealers around here are almost useless for parts, especially from leftovers.
Not like in the old days.
Example, went to get some new jets,122's and a 60 pilot. Doesn't carry pilot jets and quote " main jets only come in .5 size increments".
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:05 AM   #1716
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Doug,

Yesterday at the Honda dealer I looked through the box of harnesses and I could not find anything. I have the 4 point plug if you want.
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:18 PM   #1717
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try to get that pic later tonight or tomorrow, I still need to melt the wire covers around the wire so yea i need take off the tank anyways. I also bought some Di electric tune up grease ( stuff you put inside the boot of a spark plug) to ensure good insulation. I never put it there though, which I guess I will tonight or tomrrw. Once again, the speaker wire connectors is an extremely snug fit.
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:54 PM   #1718
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Hey fellow XL fans.

Anyone with good good camshaft? I have a 85 xl600r in need of a cam.
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:49 PM   #1719
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I have a lead on a complete wiring harness from a 96 XR600 with a plug that looks like what I need but....
If the contact terminals inside the plug are the same size and type, you could pop them out of the original round plug and put them in a newer square one for a truly "factory" install. If you get a whole square pigtail and have a truly dead round-plug CDI, you could cut up the CDI and do some soldering to make a converter.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:10 PM   #1720
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Once again, the speaker wire connectors is an extremely snug fit.
Adequate for now, yes, maybe in a pinch if he is without soldering facilities. But a soldered splice with adhesive lined shrinkwrap is the only way to go if you want to never have to worry about it again. The method I described is impervious to corrosion, which cannot be said for any type of crimped-on splice. If you have acess to a soldering iron and solder, it is well worth the effort and shrinkwrap costs less than the connectors you'd be crimping. Do it right the first time and forget about it: solder-clad all the way!


Note: the above suggested procedure if done right is also in fact the ideal solution.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:25 AM   #1721
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Adequate for now, yes, maybe in a pinch if he is without soldering facilities. But a soldered splice with adhesive lined shrinkwrap is the only way to go if you want to never have to worry about it again. The method I described is impervious to corrosion, which cannot be said for any type of crimped-on splice. If you have acess to a soldering iron and solder, it is well worth the effort and shrinkwrap costs less than the connectors you'd be crimping. Do it right the first time and forget about it: solder-clad all the way!


Note: the above suggested procedure if done right is also in fact the ideal solution.
This is the way I will be connecting the wires. Right now it is just the hunt for the plug I am at.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:16 AM   #1722
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Hey fellow XL fans.

Anyone with good good camshaft? I have a 85 xl600r in need of a cam.
craig.white84@yahoo.com
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Mine is out of spec by a couple... thousandths? I think it is off by a couple points on at least 2 lobes. What I learned is that this is not enough to keep it from still being a total bad ass beast of a bike nonetheless. If you are looking for one that isn't scarred up after an injury-caused rebuild, this wouldn't be the case of course. Sorry, I usually have a pretty good inventory of XL and XR parts. Anyone else?
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:17 AM   #1723
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This is the way I will be connecting the wires. Right now it is just the hunt for the plug I am at.
Atta...boy?
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:58 PM   #1724
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85 xl600r camshaft. Will a other xr cams work in this head?

Having trouble getting a camshaft for my xl600r.
I know the xr500r cam is the same. Will other cams work in this head. the xr650l looks close to the cam that I have.
Can anyone give me some options?
Honda has discontinued this cam-Bummer
let me know.
There has been plenty of stuff about compatibility of engine parts.
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:17 PM   #1725
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If I needed a cam i wouldn't even go wit OE Honda except for maybe a good used one off of ebay. Megacycles sells a higher performance cam as well as Webcams and I'm sure XR's Only has one.
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