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Old 12-13-2008, 09:17 PM   #31
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My XR600R

Just finished my CRF conversion. Search the Garage for USD conversion.



Great bike. Haven't had it but a few months. Hoping to have fixed up by the time the snow melts.......
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:22 AM   #32
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Looks good Oregon07, but what's a USD conversion?
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:33 AM   #33
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Conversion

That would be


Upside Down Conversion
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:35 AM   #34
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That would be


Upside Down Conversion
As in front forks.
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:55 AM   #35
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I dig the usd forks on these bikes, well on most bikes for that matter. It's looking good there oregon07 now you just need some trick gold rims to really be styling.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:30 AM   #36
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Gold rims?
'86 XR600R's got 'em!
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:27 PM   #37
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Thought I'd chime in....haven't worked on the old girl nor have I finished the rear Homemade Brake light. I'm trying to use the existing wattage from the bike to run a bright but low wattage (15watt) brake bulb.

Other than that, she runs pretty good.

I'll be starting a post sometime this week with some problems I'm having.
Just pulled her out of storage since 3-5 years ago.

Still, the runs down the street are FUN!!!!

Thanks

Also, thats the wrong date



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Old 12-15-2008, 07:08 PM   #38
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Thought I'd chime in....haven't worked on the old girl nor have I finished the rear Homemade Brake light. I'm trying to use the existing wattage from the bike to run a bright but low wattage (15watt) brake bulb.

Other than that, she runs pretty good.

I'll be starting a post sometime this week with some problems I'm having.
Just pulled her out of storage since 3-5 years ago.

Still, the runs down the street are FUN!!!!

Thanks

Also, thats the wrong date



That's a nice looking bike.

Mine has also been sitting for too long, and when it warms up a little I'm going to get it back in tip-top running order. Last time I started it, it ran fine, but idled like crap. I'll be looking for your thread.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:19 PM   #39
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Thanks mate!

Hopefully by tomorrow....but with this 25F - 44F degree weather, it kinda makes testing hard.

But I'll explain in my next thread

It's got 8-10 one-off parts that this Honda Tech did from his own Machine shop.

I just couldn't pass up this opportunity even though the bike was $900 bucks

It's my most expensive bike in the herd

I really like your 86'....kinda makes me wish the PO left them alone.
He left them gold in the middle but polished the outer edges.

There alright, but I love originality...that's why I'm stuck in the 70's and 80's LOL

Thanks
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:27 PM   #40
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I was randomly reading through this thread this morning, dreaming of the various projects I would love to do with an XR600: street tracker, USD conversion, cafe racer, frame swap into a supermono racer...

Then this evening I walked into a friend's motorcycle shop and a mutual friend of ours was sitting there talking about how he had just picked up a 1997 XR600R project bike but didn't have any place to keep it or time to invest in it. I raised my hand and I am now the proud owner of said bike for what my friend bought it for: 200 bucks.

That being said, the thing is a total POS at the moment: wiring is hacked, front end is shot although the rear seems to be in good shape, the carb is somehow frozen shut, I think someone fiddled with it and reassembled it badly, and the motor gains compression but the loses it just past TDC, I think an exact valve is too tight.

Despite the work required, I'm happy with my purchase. Now, depending on whether or not it is truly street legal, it will either become a cheap city bike or the basis of a wild transformation.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:53 PM   #41
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I loved the one I had. Put a street kit on it with signals and all, got it plated and had a blast with it.

One thing though, I can't understand all of the engine work people do to these bikes. Whenever I rode the thing it felt like I could use another tire or two out back because the thing would spin up the rear in almost any gear.

I loved the bike, but I ended up crashing almost every time I went out. Probably a measure of my poor dirt skills rather than a dig on the XR. I would buy another one but there isn't much dirt around here.

Have fun guys, those things can really move.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:16 AM   #42
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I have a 97 XR600R
Big crash in May this year where it cart-wheeled down the track end over end....few scratches..
Bike damage...two broken indicators...
Me damage...two broken arms...
I'm better now...riding again...I love going riding with mates on 250;s changing gears half a dozen times up a hill...I just keep it pinned in 3rd...
Just like an automatic....
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:13 PM   #43
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Man that's a nice 97'....I really like those colors on that particular year.

Still trying to figure out my rear brake light...but after that...Oh boy, here comes some street fun!!!
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:17 PM   #44
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These help?






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Old 12-16-2008, 04:54 PM   #45
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My old beater 96.








Yea I know, Gotta get some new pictures.

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