BHB's First XR600R + Winter Rebuild

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Brauhausbier, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2007
    Oddometer:
    14,858
    Location:
    San Francisco,Ca.
    Your done. Starts in first handful of kicks. Good Luck.
  2. Brauhausbier

    Brauhausbier Focused

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,368
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Thanks so much for all our help mcma111! :clap:clap

    I picked up a 16 penny nail today to replace the resistor in the spark plug boot! I'm on that tomorrow morning:thumb That's a killer mod and thanks for everything Steve!
  3. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2004
    Oddometer:
    18,775
    Location:
    Parker, CO
    jeebuz...after all you've been thru with this, I sure hope you like the bike once it's running :lol3
  4. Brauhausbier

    Brauhausbier Focused

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,368
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Thanks Blake. Been working on this rebuild for 4 months now...and my birthday is tomorrow too.:freaky

    It would be nice present to hear that motor come to life:beer

    I'm thinking about that FCR off the CRF450 as a possible mod?

    Too much work for the cheap price, or pay the $600 for the Sudco kit?

    Pissed my choke spring is toast on the OE Keihin:lol3
  5. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2005
    Oddometer:
    14,309
    Location:
    Rainville, Orygun, where moss is a road hazard.
    Maybe brass mo betta?
  6. DRZ400SM1981

    DRZ400SM1981 One meaty Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    53
    Location:
    Capitola
    Brauhausbier,

    Happy almost Birthday! Bikes looking great. Hopefully just a day away from starting her up. If Steve's says it's good, it should be.

    Look on Ebay for an FCR. I've been looking for a week or so and you can get and FCR from a CRF450 and the throttle assemble for around $225. Get a NOSS Adapter and jets and your in for around $300. A lot better than $600 and only a little bit of leg work.

    And what is the mod with the 16 penny nail? Never heard of that one.
  7. Brauhausbier

    Brauhausbier Focused

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,368
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Mcma111 told me about this one:

    Uncrew the spark plug brass in the spark plug boot.

    There is a spring and resistor back behind the brass spark plug cap.

    Cut a 16 Penny Nail, or bearing rod (same diameter) to that resistor length and bolt her back up. Better spark with a direct electrical path (resistor removed).:freaky Sweet and cheap mod! The best kind:thumb

    Thanks for the tips on the FCR from the CRF450! I might just have to do that one:lol3
  8. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2005
    Oddometer:
    12,425
    Location:
    Spokane Valley, WA (the dry side of the mountains)
    Happy Birthday :clap and I hope your birthday wish comes about. Vrrrrrooooooooooommmmmmmm (I didn't know how to spell the sound an XR makes :lol3)
  9. Brauhausbier

    Brauhausbier Focused

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,368
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Thanks Ladybug! I need to get some sleep:lol3 Cheers!:beer
  10. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2004
    Oddometer:
    18,775
    Location:
    Parker, CO
    Happy Birthday, BHB... and I hope you hear the bike run on your birthday.


    You know that people are going to be asking you questions about these bikes now....you've learned more than many of us have on this one build

    :clap
  11. Brauhausbier

    Brauhausbier Focused

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,368
    Location:
    SF Bay Area

    Thanks Blake!:freaky You know anything about the CRF 450 FCR swap on the XR?? I see a 40mm FCR40 from a CRF450 for sale on ebay for only $200 including cables, throttle and hot start. That seems like a decent deal.:evil

    Should I hold out for a FCR41 off a CRF450? Folks want $100 more for the 41 mm. Not much difference in performance from what I've gleaned via TT, etc.
    :ear
  12. Brauhausbier

    Brauhausbier Focused

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,368
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Awesome!! :clap: beer: The XR Lives!! Runs like a champ! Ran her for 15 minutes and now cooling down :-) freaking fucking bad ass! Woot!
  13. flyjosh

    flyjosh Stave It Off!!!

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Oddometer:
    252
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Allright!!! :clap

    Now we need pics and videos.
  14. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2004
    Oddometer:
    18,775
    Location:
    Parker, CO
  15. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2007
    Oddometer:
    14,858
    Location:
    San Francisco,Ca.
    It's about time. :lol3 :freaky :clap :freaky :norton :1drink

    How many kicks till it lit off??
  16. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2005
    Oddometer:
    12,425
    Location:
    Spokane Valley, WA (the dry side of the mountains)
    And your birthday wish came true. Wahhhhhooooooo, glad the XR came to life for you. I'm looking forward to seeing it. :clap
  17. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2005
    Oddometer:
    14,309
    Location:
    Rainville, Orygun, where moss is a road hazard.
  18. Brauhausbier

    Brauhausbier Focused

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,368
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Two good kicks and she lit right off!:freaky

    Time to jettison the OE Keihin. The choke requires pliers to turn. Sux

    I'm ordering this for my b-day! Just need to figure out some jets for the high Oregon Desert:freaky

    http://www.motorcyclecarbs.com/CARBURETOR_KIT_HONDA_XR600R__P9055.cfm

    Anyone want a XR's only Mikuni Flatslide? I have one of those too:lol3

    Awesome! I'll will do a street test run tomorrow, and then it's off to finish out the electrics. Need a new BD DS rocker switch, and might have to get a AC regulator for the second 100W output off the Ricky Stator. The old DS rocker switch is busted, so no lights. Hope to get the electrics sorted soon! I'm so stoked! :freaky The XR lives!:beer
  19. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,158
    Location:
    Columbus, GA
    congratsssssssssssssssssssssssss
  20. Brauhausbier

    Brauhausbier Focused

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,368
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    :beer:dutch:dllama:kat:rilla:rayof:freaky:thumb




    </EMBED>

    <EMBED height=400 type=application/x-shockwave-flash width=300 src=http://www.facebook.com/v/10150140438483901 allowfullscreen="true"></EMBED>