'83 XL600R project

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ohtechwiz, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. GSBruce

    GSBruce Been here awhile

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    I'm not finding it on FMF's website - I'll call them Monday.
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  2. JimRidesThis

    JimRidesThis Local celebrity

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    Looking forward to seeing how this rebuild goes, I think you'll have yours finished before I sort mine.

    There are some stripped engine pics in my own rebuild thread and the motor's still in bits, so if you need any comparison pics give me a shout :D
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  3. RFVC600R

    RFVC600R SAND EATER

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    Looks like fun restoring a XL600. Mine already has the rebuilt engine, I just need new fenders and one of those so called 3 day weekends to tear it down, paint it and put it back together. Not happening soon, work has been heavy and I only get 1 day off. :cry

    ohtechwiz,

    What condition is your tank in internally? I have a tank that has no dents and slight rust for cheap to an ADVer. My current tank is dinged up, but with no rust inside at all. thats why I don't use the better looking spare =)
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  4. ohtechwiz

    ohtechwiz Adventurer

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    I have an aftermarket plastic tank. Also, it looks like I am picking up an 84 xl600r on Sunday. I am trading my converted xr200r + some cash for it. This one is in perfect running condition. This means I will have the one I am restoring with modifications and one that is stock to compare as well as a reference for putting the 83 back together ...
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  5. ohtechwiz

    ohtechwiz Adventurer

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    The trade didn't workout for the '84. I have been running out of time on this rebuild so my uncle is helping me out. He tore down the motor this last weekend and sent me a list of parts. I am having a hard time find a couple after checking Bike Bandit, Amazon, Ebay & XRs only. Does anyone know where to find a "Crank Pickup"? I am working on getting a better description as I am not sure what he is referring to.
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  6. Moparmanpete

    Moparmanpete The Cracken has risen!...maybe? NOPE

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    Probly talking about the Pulse generator, right side crankcase. Check powersportsplus.com
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  7. Moparmanpete

    Moparmanpete The Cracken has risen!...maybe? NOPE

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  8. dynex619

    dynex619 Adventurer

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    Following your project, got an XR250 that I am restoring good to see these old Hondas back to good use:D
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  9. ohtechwiz

    ohtechwiz Adventurer

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    You guys were right, pulse generator. Now I found out I ordered the wrong camshaft because the right one is not available. I got a xr600/xl650 cam from xrsonly because I did not read the description :lol3. Anyone have experience with converting to use this camshaft?
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  10. heart_of_darkness

    heart_of_darkness Adventurer

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    No, a later model camshaft won't work. Nor is it realistic to change the entire cylinder head and intake to make that cam work.

    If you're still using the original stator, just order a Ricky Stator now. The oem stators all fail eventually, which is often misdiagnosed as problems with other ignition parts or as a carburettion issue.
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  11. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    I have a XL cam for sale
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