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Old 06-26-2013, 12:59 AM   #8311
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The beast is finished. I name her Guinevere..
Build thread is here:- http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/inde...topic=124049.0

Taking her in for road test today.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:50 AM   #8312
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The beast is finished. I name her Guinevere..
Build thread is here:- http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/inde...topic=124049.0

Taking her in for road test today.
Beauty! I like that you kept the orange and blue. Sometimes I miss my XR. Wish I could have kept it...

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Old 06-26-2013, 01:55 AM   #8313
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+1 on the 14/45 gearing. For long distance highway days just keep a 15t around to swap in. I got to where I could change my cs sprocket in 10-15 minutes on my old bike. Mixed riding though the 14t is great.




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Old 06-26-2013, 02:43 AM   #8314
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Here is another 1988 XR6 that is nearly ready for the road.
The front end is a '90 something, so I suppose it could be an '88/90 something

Still have to make blinkers and lights work, and get mirrors and horn.
Also some nice blue boots for the front forks, and a blue seatcover.





Picked up this today......NEW OEM NIB 1988.....

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Old 06-26-2013, 02:49 AM   #8315
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+1 on the 14/45 gearing. Forlong distance highway days just keep a 15t around to swap in.




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How far is long distance highway on Hawaii ?????
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:36 AM   #8316
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The front brake hose goes INSIDE the fork leg.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:36 PM   #8317
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Haha you'd be surprised. I do 300 mile day rides fairly often. Of course that's all the way around the island and covering almost every road. :

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Old 06-26-2013, 03:54 PM   #8318
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so i finally upgraded my front brake..


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Old 06-26-2013, 04:50 PM   #8319
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Sharp looking Braking disc !

Stock caliper? Does just swapping in a larger disc improve braking any?
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:36 PM   #8320
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Sharp looking Braking disc !

Stock caliper? Does just swapping in a larger disc improve braking any?
I still need to wear the pads in, they're new ones. Considering this rotor is 5mm thick, and 320mm's in diameter, YES, this is one hella of an improvement.. Only issue left is the front end diving quite a bit. Haven't forgotten about your springs, but I'm quite a bit heavier so I don't know if the .48kg springrate would be sufficient..

And yeah, stock caliper with a motomaster adapter/re-locator. Tried to fit my Braking 4pot caliper, but it runs against the spokes, shaved it off quite a bit, still didnt fit, so bought this.

If you're interested I can order the same parts for you (and a disk perhaps? don't remember if you allready have a bigger rotor..
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:21 AM   #8321
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I still need to wear the pads in, they're new ones. Considering this rotor is 5mm thick, and 320mm's in diameter, YES, this is one hella of an improvement.. Only issue left is the front end diving quite a bit. Haven't forgotten about your springs, but I'm quite a bit heavier so I don't know if the .48kg springrate would be sufficient..

And yeah, stock caliper with a motomaster adapter/re-locator. Tried to fit my Braking 4pot caliper, but it runs against the spokes, shaved it off quite a bit, still didnt fit, so bought this.

If you're interested I can order the same parts for you (and a disk perhaps? don't remember if you allready have a bigger rotor..
Thanks for the offer

I already have a 320 disc and a 4 piston caliper off a CBR600 though

If and when I do my USD swap I will have to have a new custom relocation bracket made I guess

My tougher springs took care of some of the front end dive, but the old style forks remain a bit antiquated
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:42 PM   #8322
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Here is another 1988 XR6 that is nearly ready for the road.
The front end is a '90 something, so I suppose it could be an '88/90 something

Still have to make blinkers and lights work, and get mirrors and horn.
Also some nice blue boots for the front forks, and a blue seatcover.
Looking great! When the estimated date of completion do you think?

How do you rate those later cartridge forks against the original ones (if you had time to ride it before the rebuild)?

Also, did you get that speedo unit from Gumtree? There's been one floating around there for a few weeks I think?

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Old 06-28-2013, 05:12 PM   #8323
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the later cartridge forks area decent upgrade, especially if you have them "revalved" and correct springs, a brace maybe

but really unless you get them for free its more worthwile and almost cheaper to get a decent usd setup

there is no comparison between the cartridge forks and my twin chamber usds...

the flex the stock forks have can never be eliminated no matter what, usds offer this...


but for nice mellow trailriding and in some conditions the stock cartridge forks offer a more plush and easier ride...

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Old 06-28-2013, 05:14 PM   #8324
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Looking great! When the estimated date of completion do you think?

How do you rate those later cartridge forks against the original ones (if you had time to ride it before the rebuild)?

Also, did you get that speedo unit from Gumtree? There's been one floating around there for a few weeks I think?

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G'day John,

I have no idea how the suspension compares, as I couldn't ride it before I pulled it to bits. The forks need new seals ( on the list) so are very soggy at present.

Hopefully it will be "finished" in the not too distant future, still have to order more bits, and am waiting on bits to arrive.

The speedo I got NIB from my local Honda dealer, it had been sitting there since 2001. They have looked after me extremely well during this rebuild, and the rebuild of my '85 XL600R.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:24 PM   #8325
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The beast is finished. I name her Guinevere..
Build thread is here:- http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/inde...topic=124049.0

Taking her in for road test today.
Nice restoration man. How'd you clean up that tank so good? Heat gun?
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