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Old 05-22-2012, 12:36 PM   #4351
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How often do you ride your xr 600?

i ride mine every day , to and from work ( its only 1.2 miles away) and i ride down on the flats by the beach, or onto the beach almost every day.

ide say about 20 miles a day i put on my pig. what about you guys?
also the way i ride, i get about 25 - 30 mpg. street legal xr 600 r with 14/48 gears
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:57 PM   #4352
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jeremey hows the mexican 1000 planning coming along?

we are trying to get a salvadorean team for next years baja 500, just planning stages...

would love to get some info from ya

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Mex1000 was the last week in april. I'm working on my chase report now. 9 days of driving and riding and I think i'm going to be at 25 pages total without pics. if you can to chat, you can get me on any of the links under my screen name.

Next race is going to be the Vegas to Reno and not sure after that.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:29 PM   #4353
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How often do you ride your xr 600?

i ride mine every day , to and from work ( its only 1.2 miles away) and i ride down on the flats by the beach, or onto the beach almost every day.

ide say about 20 miles a day i put on my pig. what about you guys?
also the way i ride, i get about 25 - 30 mpg. street legal xr 600 r with 14/48 gears
used to be every day, rainy season mornings only

I used to commute on my xr600 too

when rolling the throttle and doing hard hard singeltrack I would get as low as 25mpg

With a recent needle clip change I got about 8mpg back...

I know get out of my stock tank 2.6 galons(its not oem but clarke) a solid 85-90miles PER TANK

so Im guessing im low 40's....

it really is completely dependent or right hand throttle...not so much on conditions...or gearing...

having said that 14-50 on the street make the bike suck gas like crazy


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Old 05-22-2012, 01:31 PM   #4354
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Mex1000 was the last week in april. I'm working on my chase report now. 9 days of driving and riding and I think i'm going to be at 25 pages total without pics. if you can to chat, you can get me on any of the links under my screen name.

Next race is going to be the Vegas to Reno and not sure after that.
jaja yeah my bad duh, just passed its the vegas to reno I remembered you talked about...

yeah we can chat....just been reeeeeaaaaaal busy with the bar renovations and relocation t a bigger nicer place...

still up in the mountains though soo nice for tourists!

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Old 05-22-2012, 02:25 PM   #4355
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awesome!

what exhaust? mods to the engine?

love the seat and faring

cheers
Hi thanks for the comment, sorry I can't work out how to post the pic. These bloody computers will never catch on , red cross's now. http://www.flickr.com/photos/3811190...7629814676386/

The exhaust is custom made by Co-Built , a UK based outfit that sponsors the Thunderbike class of Shorttrack UK. They specialise in flat track bits'n'bobs, but are also involved in enduro's and rallies etc( www.co-built.net )
I have a set of their yokes ( triple trees to you lot) mated to a pair of R6 forks.
Standard engine currently, with a big K&N filter hiding behind that red thing . I have a full set of jets.........it's been a cast iron b!tch to get running right.
Rear shock is also standard , so very boingy for current use , mated to a Co-Built lowering link

The seat and tank ( is that what you mean by fairing ? ) are by another UK outfit , Red Max who do gizmo's for flat track , street track and cafe racers ( www.redmaxspeedshop.com )

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:33 PM   #4356
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Hi thanks for the comment, sorry I can't work out how to post the pic. These bloody computers will never catch on , red cross's now. http://www.flickr.com/photos/3811190...7629814676386/

The exhaust is custom made by Co-Built , a UK based outfit that sponsors the Thunderbike class of Shorttrack UK. They specialise in flat track bits'n'bobs, but are also involved in enduro's and rallies etc( www.co-built.net )
I have a set of their yokes ( triple trees to you lot) mated to a pair of R6 forks.
Standard engine currently, with a big K&N filter hiding behind that red thing . I have a full set of jets.........it's been a cast iron b!tch to get running right.
Rear shock is also standard , so very boingy for current use , mated to a Co-Built lowering link

The seat and tank ( is that what you mean by fairing ? ) are by another UK outfit , Red Max who do gizmo's for flat track , street track and cafe racers ( www.redmaxspeedshop.com )

Cheers
Here ya go...



I had to post it using my photobucket account... I don't get Flickrs site..


Looks like it would be a blast.

I love flat tracking. I've been on a couple clay ovals and have been known to slide any chance I get... On any surface. I do have a complete XL600R in parts. It could be a fun project...

Thanks... Now my to do list just grew.

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Old 05-23-2012, 05:19 AM   #4357
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jeremey hows the mexican 1000 planning coming along?

we are trying to get a salvadorean team for next years baja 500, just planning stages...

would love to get some info from ya

cheers
this may help http://jcrhonda.com/pits
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:48 AM   #4358
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thanks dino, very familiar with jcr and their pits and what it costs etc...

we are not sure yet on wether we will be using a team van or truck and wether everyone will be using siad oits or not...

again just planning stages...

I for one would like to do it solo, and just use the pits service

dont trust people and much less salvadorean drivers to follow a map! ajajajajaja

anywhoo

just a dream just a dream!

cheers bud

hey dino

got a sailboat again

fixiing it up too!

its an islander 36! yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:03 PM   #4359
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Spent some time on my XR today, wanted to check the oil pump and change the cam-chain and tensioner,
because the engine had a lot of noise when I bought it. Chain was very loose, everything else is just fine,
except one strange thing:

this is what my engine says

Did't pull the engine head down to check on piston bore, but will do it when I decide
to do a head service...



putting it together in notime :)
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:56 PM   #4360
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So my friends new XR600R kinda makes a very very faint "scraping" type noise? Not sure where it's coming from on the engine. Very faint. Any ideas?
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:56 PM   #4361
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this is what my engine says

Looks like you have a XR650l cylinder. If who ever assembled your engine used the XRL piston it's the wrong one for a XR600. The XR and XRL have different wrist pin to top of piston measurments and again if you do have a XRL piston it is sitting very low in the bore and giving you a REALLY low compression ratio. Don't ask how I know this. What does the front of the cylinder look like? It might be a good time to pop the head off. Your almost there anyway.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:39 PM   #4362
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Can anyone recommend me a good clutch kit for a hot rodded motor? Like Barnett, EBC, Kevlar, carbon, or maybe stock disks with a spring kit? Need to replace mine soon so I'm curious about the options.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:45 AM   #4363
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thanks dino, very familiar with jcr and their pits and what it costs etc...

we are not sure yet on wether we will be using a team van or truck and wether everyone will be using siad oits or not...

again just planning stages...

I for one would like to do it solo, and just use the pits service

dont trust people and much less salvadorean drivers to follow a map! ajajajajaja

anywhoo

just a dream just a dream!

cheers bud

hey dino

got a sailboat again

fixiing it up too!

its an islander 36! yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

i think we all dream that at some stage, (must be an XR thing) im still dreaming it
Dont spend to much on the vessel mate, you need to start saving for that dream and make it real
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:03 AM   #4364
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Figured it out!

So once i turned around the motor mount bolt...........It all came into focus Quite a difference going from a 14 to a 15 on my 88 XR600. I have a 45 rear, and now highway 60+ MPH are nicely within RPM's of decent fuel economy.
I have a 43 rear and a new chain I'll put on right before my big trip in June. I may not even need the 43 but it couldn't hurt when trying to keep up with my riding buddys on 1200 BMW's

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I picked this up but there were no installation instructions Am I having a moment or what, but I can't figure out how it goes on my 88 XR600.............Anyone want to show me a picture of one installed or just smack me in the head and explain how it goes on?
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:03 AM   #4365
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This is very cool. Will they support you if you have a 600R/650R, or do you need a CRF450? Any idea how much it costs to do that? Couldn't really find any info on that.
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