BHB's First XR600R + Winter Rebuild

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

  1. Brauhausbier

    Brauhausbier Focused

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    Looks like some loose sealant had clogged up the oil screen. Maybe some other goo too left in the frame even after my attempt to clean it? Who knows?
  2. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    On the bright side, at least it didn't run an hour longer, leaving him to pack it out of Hells Canyon. :D
  3. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    man eric Im so sorry, I know how you feel...

    oil strainer huh, mind some more details like what clogged it up?

    if you have the chance or want to talk about it....

    good luck man, youll be back on the road in no time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    christian

    edit I see everyone posted the same question at the same time, well good luck!
  4. Brauhausbier

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    Thanks for the good kharma Christian:freaky

    I'm just waiting for Taco to show and we'll pop the cylinder over the new piston!
    Time for a cold brew :beer
  5. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    nice nothing like a cold one...:clap:clap
  6. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Since the frame screen was clogged you should play it safe and pull the clutch cover to check the screen in there also. Better safe than sorry.
  7. Brauhausbier

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    Thanks Steve. Taco and I spent quite a bit of time flushing out the motor and cleaning the oil gallery under the screen through to the oil drain. A strange jeja vu sank in today as the reality of yet another top end rebuild unfolded:lol3 This bike project has taken on a life of it own.:lol3

    Fresh 101mm JE / Melted 100mm JE

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    Taco came over and helped me wrench in the top end:beer

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    I purchased a complete cylinder head off ebay complete with rockers, newly rebuilt valve seats, valves, OE Cam, and also ported and polished.

    Not bad after a bit of clean up:beer Looks like this head was hot tanked and the overall condition is very good and ready for bolt in. Stoked to finally be running a OE cam with the auto decompressor:thumb

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    Head Complete - can't seem to find my feeler gauges tonight...:huh
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    Should hopefully finish putting the bike together tomorrow and hopefully fire up the motor. Wish me luck.
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    mcma111 Long timer

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    Luck...
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    I love these XR threads......
  10. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    GOOD LUCK! I hear second time around rebuilds have more success than first go arounds! jajajaja:norton:norton:norton:norton:norton:norton:norton:norton:norton

    Good luck Eric,

    vid of startup would be cool too!

    christian
  11. Brauhausbier

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    :beer:beer:beer:beer

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    Hope you got all the crud flushed out :deal
  13. Brauhausbier

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    I'm working on it Wib! I'm changing the oil as soon as she cools down tonight. And I will do one more on a short break in ride next week. We are off to SLC for the long weekend tomorrow.:beer Sunshine:thumb
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    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    Cool :wink:

    I did 54 miles of singletrack yesterday and supposed to ride 80 miles on Saturday :eek1
  15. Brauhausbier

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    Had a fantastic 150 mile ride into Hells Canyon from the Oregon Side to a landmark known as "Doug's Bar" just about two weeks ago with the gang at the PNW Hells Canyon Campout. This was two days before the the piston melted.

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    Owyhee Canyon

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  16. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    Riding season is just about done down here

    Come fall you'll have to come down for a spin :deal

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  17. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    thumbs up america? jajaja you should of said the world! were all watching!
    congrats eric, kick ass!

    Its nice to see another xr with the powercore 4 idling, Im more confident now that Im all set jetting wise, just a tad rich, down low, but the idle on my 88 xr is very very similar...

    congrats!