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Old 09-17-2009, 05:17 AM   #481
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If you upgrade the lighting and stator to supply 200 watts to the lights you should probably recable the switch wires, or run a relay, as the switches and cabling are really only rated for 35 watts, and the heat from resistance can burn stuff out.
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:08 AM   #482
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If you upgrade the lighting and stator to supply 200 watts to the lights you should probably recable the switch wires, or run a relay, as the switches and cabling are really only rated for 35 watts, and the heat from resistance can burn stuff out.
When I got the Rickystator stator there was the option to run one 200w circuit ot two 100w ones. I did the 100 x 2 and used the stock wiring to run one light (the flood) and ran a new circuit to run the second light (spot) and heated grips. The new circuit has a switch for both the light and the heat which is off most of the time. I've been running it for three months with no problems. Don't forget the heavy duty regulator.
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:35 PM   #483
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after putting a 19Lt clarke tank on it, what weight springs do I need in the front?

im just going to wind the back spring up, and ill see how it goes


ps. blackbird, to you have the scout or the ranger dirt-bagz?
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:58 PM   #484
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When I got the Rickystator stator there was the option to run one 200w circuit ot two 100w ones.
That's the way my Baja Designs 250w stator is wired - 125w x2.
One goes to AC, one to DC on mine.

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ps. blackbird, to you have the scout or the ranger dirt-bagz?
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:24 PM   #485
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Hi Guys,

I'm looking at doing a trip through NZ on my '93 XR600 (about 5000km) over a couple of weeks. One of the major things I want to do is upgrade the lights. I've looked at the Ricky Stator option - cost about $390 for the stator and a pair of 100w lights. Is any other hardware required?

I see there is also the option of a nicad batteries to drive the lights - anyone done this? How long does a charge last?

Also looking at a screen - what do you guys recommend?

Thanks
http://www.procycle.us/dskits/dskit.htm this screen should do. The cheapest universal one i have found
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:55 AM   #486
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Just found this beauty on eBay. I could well end up being the owner of two XRs...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1996-HONDA-XR6...d=p3286.c0.m14
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:23 PM   #487
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I could well end up being the owner of two XRs...
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:41 PM   #488
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Nice! You can never have too many XR's. 1,650.00, what is that like 10,000 US $ ?
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:11 AM   #489
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Nice! You can never have too many XR's. 1,650.00, what is that like 10,000 US $ ?
$2600 which is a fair bit for an XR but finding one with 4k miles on the clock and fully farkled isn't that common.
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:16 AM   #490
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Why is my Xr6 such a bitch to start when cold with half choke. When it's a warm day it starts in three kicks no problem. But when it's cold... took me 20 kicks last night to get it going. couple that with sweat and swearing i has made me think twice about using it around australia next year.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:12 AM   #491
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Why is my Xr6 such a bitch to start when cold with half choke.
What happens when you go full choke? Don't give it any gas until after it starts. If it pops and tries to start, then go to half choke. No throttle. Should light right up.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:26 AM   #492
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my full choke position is almost non-existent. The lever has sheathed. Come to think of it, when I'm on half choke it coughs but then when I put it on "full choke" accidentally, it screams to life. This choke thing, when I put it full choke do i wait a few minutes then try kicking it over or can I just hop on and kick it immediately?
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:28 AM   #493
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corbin for XR6

I'm not in the market so i'll pass it along...... If anyone is interested there is a corbin for an XR600 on fleabay right now. No it's not mine, i don't need another
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:12 AM   #494
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my full choke position is almost non-existent. The lever has sheathed. Come to think of it, when I'm on half choke it coughs but then when I put it on "full choke" accidentally, it screams to life. This choke thing, when I put it full choke do i wait a few minutes then try kicking it over or can I just hop on and kick it immediately?
Full choke when cold is the easiest way to start. Good excercise otherwise.
Not sure why you would wait. Switch on, gas on, choke on, kick and ride.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:07 PM   #495
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Full choke when cold is the easiest way to start. Good excercise otherwise.
Not sure why you would wait. Switch on, gas on, choke on, kick and ride.
If mine is ridden every day or every other day, it will start in one or two kicks with full choke, no gas.

If it goes a week without being ridden and the gas off, I have to kick it thru ~10x and give it gas to re-prime the works. Not a huge deal, you just know it's going to take 10 priming kicks if it's sat. Riding every day...first kick.

I have enough stator for much more light, I just haven't gotten around to it.

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