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Old 01-03-2009, 11:05 PM   #91
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Have any of you found a good way to raise the handlebar height on your XR600? I once heard someone mention using an ATV bar, but I was concerned about the cables being long enough to accommodate the swap. What else have you guys tried?
Some shots of mine with the Zeta risers on top of the original risers - works great.

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Old 01-03-2009, 11:33 PM   #92
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The bar risers looks good with zeta.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:44 PM   #93
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I haven't started my 600R for probably 9 months. I thought that today would be a good day to fire it up. Wrong. It hasn't had any gas in it. I guess that the cork in the petcock dried out because when I put some gas in the tank it leaked.

So, I'm airing out the shop now. Soon I'll go out and check out my petcock.



9 months..... that's how long mine sat, untouched, after I broke both wrists. It started on the first kick even with the old gas. I had mine (05 model) for 8 years. I sold it to a friend who only rides 2 or 3 times per year. He says it still always starts first kick after sitting for months and months. If Honda would bring the xr 600 back with e-start and a 6 speed it would be a huge success.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:54 PM   #94
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Zeta???

Thanks for the photo RidingQWERTY. It looks like you have stacked two lower "riser" sections mounted. Is that correct?

It appears to be:
Stock triple clamp bar mount under a thin riser, under a thicker riser, then bar, then the upper.

I'd be interested in duplicating your set-up. Any problems with throttle cables binding? Thanks again.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:34 PM   #95
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9 months..... that's how long mine sat, untouched, after I broke both wrists. It started on the first kick even with the old gas. I had mine (05 model) for 8 years. I sold it to a friend who only rides 2 or 3 times per year. He says it still always starts first kick after sitting for months and months. If Honda would bring the xr 600 back with e-start and a 6 speed it would be a huge success.
Mine started on about the 10th kick. It's an 86 and I'm the original owner. It doesn't idle worth a damn. I'm going to run it for a while with some Seafoam in the tank. I hope that cleans it out. If not, I'll have to take the carbs off, and twin-carbs are no fun to work on.

I agree with you about bringing back the XR600R. I'd line up to buy an e-start 6 speed.
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:43 PM   #96
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Thanks for the photo RidingQWERTY. It looks like you have stacked two lower "riser" sections mounted. Is that correct?

It appears to be:
Stock triple clamp bar mount under a thin riser, under a thicker riser, then bar, then the upper.

I'd be interested in duplicating your set-up. Any problems with throttle cables binding? Thanks again.
When I bought it the fat bars were on it with the small riser which really is just an adapter for the fat bars (Taper Contour CR High bend). The riser I added is a Zeta SX Bar rise kit for 28.6mm bar which gives a 30mm lift (part no. ZE53-0230). Just went straight on bolting into the adapter with the standard bolts. No problems with cables binding at all.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:09 PM   #97
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You guys looking for bar risers, I saw another set up from a company called Rox that looked very slick. I saw them on one of the XR600 threads here on ADVrider but I can't remember which one, sorry. A google search of Rox will locate the company I should think.
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:57 PM   #98
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Xr600r

I am of the opinion the XR600R is perhaps the best do all M/C ever built.
I spent years trying to build a Bike to ride to work/play and race(Usally an alchohol induced thought--Egged on by my riding partner.)
THEN-------I purchased a '95 XR650L-------
Then started transformation.
STRIPED Everything off that was not needed. frame tabs,smog crap haust,stock forks and shock.
Replaced suspension with XR600 pieces(I revalved,springs etc).
built my own pipe center section.Installed Super Trapp.
Fabricated my own dual light system.Rewired complete.(stock wiring harness almost 5 lbs).
Installed HRC 628 cam,springs etc.Degreed cam.
4 gal IMS tank.custom lowered seat.
The result------285 lb(dry)ELECTRIC START XR600
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:06 PM   #99
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:44 PM   #100
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I am of the opinion the XR600R is perhaps the best do all M/C ever built.
I spent years trying to build a Bike to ride to work/play and race(Usally an alchohol induced thought--Egged on by my riding partner.)
THEN-------I purchased a '95 XR650L-------
Then started transformation.
STRIPED Everything off that was not needed. frame tabs,smog crap haust,stock forks and shock.
Replaced suspension with XR600 pieces(I revalved,springs etc).
built my own pipe center section.Installed Super Trapp.
Fabricated my own dual light system.Rewired complete.(stock wiring harness almost 5 lbs).
Installed HRC 628 cam,springs etc.Degreed cam.
4 gal IMS tank.custom lowered seat.
The result------285 lb(dry)ELECTRIC START XR600
Uh... Photos?!

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Old 01-05-2009, 07:20 PM   #101
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Uh... Photos?!

yeah, pics please!!!!!
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:39 PM   #102
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You guys looking for bar risers, I saw another set up from a company called Rox that looked very slick. I saw them on one of the XR600 threads here on ADVrider but I can't remember which one, sorry. A google search of Rox will locate the company I should think.
I'm ordering a set of Rox risers for mine. Even with CR Hi tapers on TAG adaptor/risers, I need a bit more rise for standup riding.

http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/ca...?subcat_id=268

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Old 01-06-2009, 04:47 PM   #103
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I'd have to say that I love my XR600! It's fresh... still has the factory chain from 1999... but it has to be the most reliable thing I own.

After sitting since Dec of 1997 (gas drained) it started on the second kick and ran without stalling! Granted, the carb's float bowl gasket is weeping a bit but fixing that can wait... must ride!

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Old 01-06-2009, 05:15 PM   #104
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Mine starts pretty easily after long periods in the garage. Currently I'm trying to contact a local gun welder to fix the rear of the subframe, it's cracking off. I think he's on holidays, but I won't trust the job to any old welder.
And yes, a six speed electric leg XR600R would cause me to sell some other stuff to buy one, air-cooled and all. I love these things, if only I could find a comfy seat!
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:25 PM   #105
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