1986 XR600R Basket case - Hope to revive!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by LandsVW, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Big Tall Bastard

    Big Tall Bastard Voice of Reason

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    Nice!
  2. Big Tall Bastard

    Big Tall Bastard Voice of Reason

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    I just realized I didn't put this in the XR thread but in your thread! And I'm only on my second beer.....
  3. LandsVW

    LandsVW Been here awhile

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    Probably a good thing tho. I jumped on it, forgetting that the front caliper isn't connected (steve is sending a brake line) and the back wasn't adjusted. Rolled down the driveway and gave it gas...

    Really glad it quit running at that point... I was just starting to freak out realizing my slight miscalculation.
  4. Big Tall Bastard

    Big Tall Bastard Voice of Reason

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    Wheelie! No brakes! Neighbors yard excursion!
  5. LandsVW

    LandsVW Been here awhile

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    Ha! And I just replied to it too...SMH. I think MY carb is a little wonky. Carry on everyone - Back to your regularly scheduled XR channel :D
  6. LandsVW

    LandsVW Been here awhile

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    Brakes on an XR600 are overrated :D
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    LandsVW Been here awhile

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    I got my front brakes (thanks Steve) installed and bled. Used a syringe and little hoses and finally got the air out.

    Adjusted the back brakes too. Here's where I found an issue.

    The rear sprocket is too big. Probably close to 55+ teeth. It has the chain going through the lower guide and coming out at an angle. It has worn through the guide to the point that the rear lower guide bolt is being hit by the chain.

    Would it be ok to take the black plastic piece out of the guide and run it that way, or is the chain liable to jump if I do that? Any other recommendations?
  8. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Buy a correct sprocket.
  9. LandsVW

    LandsVW Been here awhile

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    "Buy a correct sprocket." What I figured...

    On a positive note, cleaned main jets in both carbs. Left was dirty. Upon reinstall and 1 1/2 pilot jet set the bike runs well at any RPM! Got to ride around the block a couple of times. Then, brought it in, removed seat, installed new tank strap, and am in the process of shoe gooing the split seam on the seat.

    Pretty much have it ready for short local rides. Still burns oil and has piston slap but better than a pile o parts and a bent frame.

    Will be a good bike for casual knock around riding though still plan on piston upgrade later when money is not an issue.

    Thank you Steve and Chris for parts and help.

    Perfect saturday ! :clap
  10. LandsVW

    LandsVW Been here awhile

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    tail light, a set of acerbis guards (used - 2 sets off Craigslist for 20$), decent front tire, tool bag (1$ from a thrift store).

    Still need my fork boots.
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    LandsVW Been here awhile

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    LandsVW Been here awhile

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    My Leftovers XL600 and XR600. See something you need? PM me.

    - as pictured. This is 1985-87 stuff..

    headlight xr
    cylinder head xl bad with 3 good valves
    tripletree top xr
    brake caliper and hose xl
    choke lever and cable xl
    cam sprocket xl/xr ?
    engine mounting bolts xl and/or xr
    brake (foot) lever xl ?
    wrist pin xr - (scored)
    manifold gasket xl/xr
    triple tree top nuts probably xl but...
    handlebar clamps xl/xr
    timing chain guide xl
    front axle clamp xl/xr
    wire guide under tank xl ?
    muffler to headpipe clamp xl/xr
    front wheel speedometer hub xl/xr
    weighted bar ends xl
    oil line clamp to engine xl/xr

    Some of this I don't even know why I have it.
    I think maybe my parts XL had another donor box along with it?
    Why, for example, do I have 2 extra sets of handle bar mounts? No idea...
  13. LandsVW

    LandsVW Been here awhile

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    My two xr600r's, both 1986, are 908 units apart on serial numbers. Thought that was kind of interesting. Probably made the same week.
  14. LandsVW

    LandsVW Been here awhile

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    Today I changed the front fork oil in the 2nd XR600. Then I mowed the lawn. It's spring! :clap

    I realized I have a bunch of red bikes in the garage so had to take a picture.

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    LandsVW Been here awhile

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    Into an abandoned nickel mine - have to go back, couldn't find the right trail. Got to the tailing piles on the edge tho. 45 miles round trip.

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    LandsVW Been here awhile

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    Got a couple hour ride in on Tuesday before the rains set in... Then went thrift store shopping with my wife and came across this for 50 cents: a genuine Honda tool kit. Missing the screwdriver handle and 1 wrench I think, but still cool! Fits nicely in the saddlebag.


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    Everyone has boots - still raining tho :(

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    LandsVW Been here awhile

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    Rode the ugly bike s little on Sunday. Needs a baffle for the exhaust. Didn't realize it was missing but upon close inspection it is. Probably better not tempt the forces of jonny law park ranger edition and keep it in the garage until I have orv sticker and a baffle. :p

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    LandsVW Been here awhile

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    Went for a short ride after work.
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    LandsVW Been here awhile

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    Right after I had fallen into this creek.

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    The nickel mine. Made it to the top. Saw the no trespassing signs on the way out lol...