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Old 12-11-2012, 03:14 PM   #6376
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Well I finished cleaning the XR up last night, and put it all back together for the inaugural startup after being in pieces.

Took about 5 kicks but I'm almost certain that is just my ability, as it took that long beforehand too (still haven't quite got the hang of kick starting). Idled fine though the decompresser cable attachment on the head kept rattling which was annoying and there was a small oil leak from where the outlet pipe joins the frame, under the fuel tank there.

So I took the tank off, and tightened up the nut holding the pipe to the frame and it just sheared off. Super annoyed, off to buy another pipe I guess.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:35 PM   #6377
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I don't think this bike has a battery! what's a wtf box? lol
That's all thats there. I saw that pic while i was googling last night.
We discussed the wtf box a few pages back. Last post on this page:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...13870&page=419

The DC regulator doesn't regulate to 12 V DC very well without a battery to store some charge. At least, that is what I've read on the internet, I haven't tried to run my DS kit without a battery. You can replace the battery with a large capacitor (battery eliminator), which should help the regulator do its job, but then nothing can be on with the engine stopped.

Looks like you have some issues with your kit beyond the brake light trouble. I'd recommend finding out what your stator lighting coil will output before making any changes to the circuit.

I used to think my BD DS air box wiring was terrible, but after seeing the recent photos of other XRs, I don't feel so bad anymore
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:45 PM   #6378
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So ive narrowed my problem down to the three wire tail light harness. Hey buddy^ what jets are you running? My bike is aways third kick. Lol.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:34 AM   #6379
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I've searched near and far and can't find the float level specs for my 97 xr600. I ordered a service manual but it won't be here before the weekend. Can some one post it up when they get time? Thanks
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:41 AM   #6380
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T4,

Looks like I'm diagnosing a start problem in that photo of my bike huh?

Nope, just helping another inmate with his stator/start problem by duplicating a voltage measurement of the lighting coil with an AC meter. You have to read back some more pages in this thread to see the stator discussion.

My soon to be 29 year old XR is currently running as well as expected given Honda's reputation for reliability.

Only time starting is an issue is when temps drop below 40F. On those winter mornings when I know it will warm up enough during the day, I just place a small electric space heater on a box next to the bike's engine and warm it up a little while I get ready. The bike usually starts with the first decent swift kick (after performing the thumper priming/positioning drill).

You don't want to know about my jetting, its unique to the dual carb RFVC XR5s.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:54 AM   #6381
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float level 14.5mm or 15mm or a bit more or less...most of us just go by the float being parallel when closed...

good way to do this is turn carb body upside down...measure at middle of float to the carb body edge...it should be parallel...when closed

also check float valve operation and sealing by blowing through the gas tube and manually pushing the float up and down if it seals correctly when parallel and you can see the float valve spring tip actuate and move freely you are good to go

cheers
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:16 AM   #6382
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float level 14.5mm or 15mm or a bit more or less...most of us just go by the float being parallel when closed...

good way to do this is turn carb body upside down...measure at middle of float to the carb body edge...it should be parallel...when closed

also check float valve operation and sealing by blowing through the gas tube and manually pushing the float up and down if it seals correctly when parallel and you can see the float valve spring tip actuate and move freely you are good to go

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:24 AM   #6383
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I recently aquired an XR600
the seller posted it as an 85 and it turned out to be an 86
yes, my bad, I did not pay attention enough
in GA up to and including model year 85 is easy to register
anything newer is a pita going on impossible

now I am pondering
wheather to restore and keep or to part out
bike fires up and once in the mid-range sounds fine,
fairly unmolested and unabused basis for a full restoration
to stock beauty
I like this XR600
but love my XR250s

what would you do?







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Old 12-12-2012, 12:26 PM   #6384
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I recently aquired an XR600
the seller posted it as an 85 and it turned out to be an 86
yes, my bad, I did not pay attention enough
in GA up to and including model year 85 is easy to register
anything newer is a pita going on impossible

now I am pondering
wheather to restore and keep or to part out
bike fires up and once in the mid-range sounds fine,
fairly unmolested and unabused basis for a full restoration
to stock beauty
I like this XR600
but love my XR250s

what would you do?



Trade me for a 250.

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Old 12-12-2012, 12:54 PM   #6385
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I might - depends on the 250 and your loation
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:00 PM   #6386
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Originally Posted by fiep View Post
I recently aquired an XR600
the seller posted it as an 85 and it turned out to be an 86
yes, my bad, I did not pay attention enough
in GA up to and including model year 85 is easy to register
anything newer is a pita going on impossible

now I am pondering
wheather to restore and keep or to part out
bike fires up and once in the mid-range sounds fine,
fairly unmolested and unabused basis for a full restoration
to stock beauty
I like this XR600
but love my XR250s

what would you do?






Sell it to me for what you stole it, er bought it , for so that my 85 can have a big brother...

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Old 12-12-2012, 02:26 PM   #6387
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Get the PO to give you a receit for an 12/85 XR600 and try to register it, play dumb.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:21 PM   #6388
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Sell it to me for what you stole it, er bought it , for so that my 85 can have a big brother...

Hey hold on.... I called dibs first...

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Old 12-13-2012, 08:07 AM   #6389
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What would you guys recommend as a aftermarket exhaust for a XR600 with FCR40, wiseco 11:1 and Hotcam?
Just the header by the way.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:21 AM   #6390
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What would you guys recommend as a aftermarket exhaust for a XR600 with FCR40, wiseco 11:1 and Hotcam?
Just the header by the way.

XR's Only over size stainless steel header.
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