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Old 03-18-2011, 09:28 AM   #1876
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No Rack Needed

Skip the expensive and hard rack. I use a small soft expandable cooler bolted to the fender. I bungee the tool kit and tire inflater down as they are not used often. I carry a half-frozen drink (melts durning the ride), food, maps, etc.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:20 PM   #1877
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Are you saying that when you kick the engine through to get to the compression stroke that the engine will not kick over? You are advancing the engine to just past TDC and can hear the cam's decompressor CLICK can't you. And at this point it won't kick over?

There's a difference between not starting when kicked and not being able to kick it over. Which is it.
The cam decompressor was removed at some point of this bikes life. The manual decompressor is necessary to start the bike. It builds too much compression on the compression stroke to just kick it through. My buddy's Husky 510, however can be kicked like a 2-stroke haha.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:25 PM   #1878
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Check the kick starter decompression linkage adjustment. You may not be activating the decompression valve.
No problems turning over the motor through all strokes using the decompressor. I can also assure that it is closing properly due to the compression build up on the compression stroke.
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:21 PM   #1879
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Whoooottt

Ok so last night. I got a hare up my ass and at 800pm I took of the carb and cleaned it . Got that done by 1200 midnight. Then I couldn't gett to sleep so I went back out to the shed to install carb at 400am and instead I changed the spark plug and chainged the oil .. it was cleen and so I did not change the oil filter.. ill doo that next time. Then I said fuck it and went to install the ricky stator that came with the bike. I was hopeing that the gasket would come off in one piece. But no such luck. So I installed the stator and cleaned the old gasket off. That took a lonnggg time. So now the time was 730am so I looked online what time the honda place opens and it said 9am. So I took a one hour nap. Woke up at 9am and called them just my luck they have one. So I get it and finish the instal. Get everything buttoned up. And went out side to start it .. I gave the trottle two twists sto get fuel back in carb ect. Then I bring it to tdc. And I kick...OMG IT STARTED FIRST KICK fuck me running. I love this bike now .... before it took 30 kicks or so ... so I went for a test drive and whoooottt it rocks.. the bike still stutters a bit as its on stock jetting and this bike has a uni filter a stainless steele header and titaniam aftermarket exhaust ...came with bike... so I need to get it jetted. So that wil be the nex thing on my list... im pondering thought if I will do that myself or pay someone to tune it as my hands are dirrrrtttttyyyy and ugh and they have a dyno and I don't lol well that was my night
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:56 PM   #1880
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I thought you were supposed to use a gerbil.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:18 PM   #1881
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I thought you were supposed to use a gerbil.
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:42 AM   #1882
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Hi, late to the party as usual but I just picked up a sweet 88 XR600R for $1500!! It's 400 miles away right now but, a buddy of mine that lives up there went to go check it out for me last night and gave me the thumbs up on it.. The only thing he noted was the rear shock was a bit soft, NO LEAKS but very soft. I think it might just need the preload or the remote res adjusted. The OR was a bit short so he might have adjusted it down so he could touch the ground!! So I picked it up. Here's a pic of it. My friend and his wife are diving down to where I live the 2nd weekend of April to deliver it, I CAN'T WAIT. It's street legal and very solid. I'm doing all the research I can before it gets here. What should I expect or inspect when it gets here? I'll be using it for some Alaskan OR fun and commuting 20 miles round trip to work this summer while I rebuild my 92 Fatboy.
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:52 AM   #1883
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What should I expect or inspect when it gets here? I'll be using it for some Alaskan OR fun and commuting 20 miles round trip to work this summer while I rebuild my 92 Fatboy.
What do you expect?

It's tall, somewhat heavy as dirt bikes go, the fork isn't very rigid, the engine has a lot of torque, and doesn't rev high like an MXer(you have a HD, so that should be familiar ). Check the valve lash, check the countershaft splines, make sure the chain has enough slack, change the oil and filter, and pull the float bowl to see what jets are in it and inspect for crud. If you find ANY crud, pull the carb off and clean it thoroughly. That should tie up a few hours of an afternoon and when you're done doing that stuff, do this ->

Also, check the oil only after running it up to temperature and do it immediately after shutdown. If it's checked cold, the oil will appear too low when it isn't. Just set the dipstick on the threads when checking; don't screw it in.
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:31 PM   #1884
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Thanks for the tips! Lord willing I will have it in 2 weeks!
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:35 AM   #1885
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Thanks for the tips! Lord willing I will have it in 2 weeks!
Also, when you first start up the bike: Crack open the 12mm banjo bolt on the head where the oil line connects. If you get oil weeping from that while its running then all is well. An easy check every so often to ensure the oil system is working properly.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:35 PM   #1886
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Dialing in the jetting

I am slowly sneaking up on getting the jetting dialed on my XR, but I have a miss that won't go away. This miss occurs at around 50-60 MPH in 5th gear on level ground. Probably 1/4 to 1/3 throttle. Off idle, accelerates easy no issues. WOT, pulls good. If I move the needle clip down/raising the needle the slow speed/off idle gets sloppy. I have been increasing the size of the main jet and now have a 165 (or 168) in place. Seems each jet increase will move said miss up in the RPM range a little. Not sure what to do next. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:45 PM   #1887
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i have the same problem but i dont know if the bike is " properly jetted" except for what my bike mechanic told me... p.s i top out at 84 mph :)
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:18 PM   #1888
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Also, when you first start up the bike: Crack open the 12mm banjo bolt on the head where the oil line connects. If you get oil weeping from that while its running then all is well. An easy check every so often to ensure the oil system is working properly.


It's a hell of a lot easier and less messy to crack the lower feed line banjo bolt on the clutch cover. If you have oil there you'll have it at the head.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:04 PM   #1889
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Flywheel/Magneto cover?

Quick question for you all. I want to replace my damaged Timing Inspection and Flywheel access bolts on my 88' 600r.

Does anyone know where I can find some trick anodised ones?

XR's Only doesn't seem to have them.

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Old 03-31-2011, 05:52 AM   #1890
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Inspection Caps

Your only choice is OE. You could get a set anodized.
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