Call all XR600R!!!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by CSMonte, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. experiment70

    experiment70 Been here awhile

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    I just checked out their website, and I'm not sure I understand. They provide the stem, which I would press into CR/CRF triple clamps? So you bought a donor set up, pressed out the old stem, pressed in the new one, and bolted it up?

    Thanks for the info. So basically the triple clamp, forks, wheel and brake are all off the donor bike? Did you change springs or valving, too?
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  2. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Correct

    CRF450R parts all the way - forks, hub, axle, stem and triples.

    Yes I have had them redone - more stiff I think
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  3. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    The CR/CRF fork uses a bigger gearing. Emig Racing makes a stem that fits the smaller XR bearing while still being thicker than a machined down stem. The XR bearing is quite a bit smaller so I don't know how a CR/CRF stem could be machined down enough and still be strong enough. My set up consists of 05 CRFr forks,front caliper and master,wheel and 07 CRFx triple clamps, BD 8" race light. Combination of friends with extra stuff (free or cheap) and e-bay buys. The valving is stock. I haven't even ridden it in the dirt yet. Seemed OK so far on the street/ hi-way (has a plate)...
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  4. XRider

    XRider Almost Lifelike

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    Blakebird,
    If you PM me with your email address I send you a schematic of my off road light set up. I set up mine with one side of the stator (125w) goes to the DSK reg/rec and allows me to run a 55/60w headlight and have enough left over for heated grips. The second stator winding goes to an AC reg and powers the 2 55w halogen lights. The power goes through a sealed automotive type relay. Power to switch the relay comes from the high beam indicator light, so the off road lights come on automaticly with the high beam. I make custom aluminum light bars for mounting the 2 halogens if your interested.
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  5. Cactus Dave

    Cactus Dave Born to Argue

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    I have an '85 XR600 motor (twin carb head) that I'd like to convert to a single carb head (post-'89?). I assume the heads (with their respective rocker boxes) simply can be swapped. Is that the case?

    Does anyone have a single carb head and rocker box available?

    Thanks in advance.
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  6. experiment70

    experiment70 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the CR/CRF swap info, guys. Now I have another reason to cruise eBay and Craigslist.
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  7. AltiDude

    AltiDude Rockineer

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    My poor college kid special. Keeps me entertained for little denero.
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  8. XRider

    XRider Almost Lifelike

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    Cactus Dave,

    You might try www.bikeboneyard.com about getting a post '88 head. Not everything available is posted but the guy responds to email requests in a timely manor. As far as swapping heads from differant years it looks like heads from '83 to '00 are all interchangeable. I could be wrong but I checked out all my service manuals and all the head specs for '83 to '00 are the same. You might call Cometic gaskets up and ask what years thier XR600 head gasket fits. If it fits them all, hell try it.
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  9. brucifer

    brucifer Long timer

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    Dave, I have done both, installed dual carb top end on a XR650L bottom end and single carb XR600 top end onto dual carb XL600 bottom end. The biggest differences are the head bolt diameter and cam chain alignment. Check out these two threads over at TT in the Honda XR600/650 forum. Hybrid XR650L/XL600R and Another 600 project. If you have any questions feel free to pm me or whatever.
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  10. Cactus Dave

    Cactus Dave Born to Argue

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    Thanks guys. That is most helpful. Off to TT and Boneyard I go, hi ho, hi ho . . . .
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  11. oregon07klr

    oregon07klr Born2lurk. Forced2work.

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    Just finished my CRF conversion. Search the Garage for USD conversion.

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    Great bike. Haven't had it but a few months. Hoping to have fixed up by the time the snow melts.......:ddog
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  12. XRider

    XRider Almost Lifelike

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    Looks good Oregon07, but what's a USD conversion?
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  13. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    That would be


    Upside Down Conversion
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  14. brucifer

    brucifer Long timer

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    As in front forks. :D
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  15. banjopete

    banjopete broke, student, lurker

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    I dig the usd forks on these bikes, well on most bikes for that matter. It's looking good there oregon07 now you just need some trick gold rims to really be styling.
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  16. keowidan

    keowidan Adventurer

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    Gold rims?
    '86 XR600R's got 'em! :D
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  17. XRNovice

    XRNovice 400F SS Fanatic

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    Thought I'd chime in....haven't worked on the old girl nor have I finished the rear Homemade Brake light. I'm trying to use the existing wattage from the bike to run a bright but low wattage (15watt) brake bulb.

    Other than that, she runs pretty good.

    I'll be starting a post sometime this week with some problems I'm having.
    Just pulled her out of storage since 3-5 years ago.

    Still, the runs down the street are FUN!!!!

    Thanks

    Also, thats the wrong date :D


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  18. lewismedlock

    lewismedlock Also available in sober.

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    That's a nice looking bike. :thumb

    Mine has also been sitting for too long, and when it warms up a little I'm going to get it back in tip-top running order. Last time I started it, it ran fine, but idled like crap. I'll be looking for your thread.
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  19. XRNovice

    XRNovice 400F SS Fanatic

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    Thanks mate!

    Hopefully by tomorrow....but with this 25F - 44F degree weather, it kinda makes testing hard.

    But I'll explain in my next thread :D

    It's got 8-10 one-off parts that this Honda Tech did from his own Machine shop.

    I just couldn't pass up this opportunity even though the bike was $900 bucks:cry

    It's my most expensive bike in the herd:lol3:lol3

    I really like your 86'....kinda makes me wish the PO left them alone.
    He left them gold in the middle but polished the outer edges.

    There alright, but I love originality...that's why I'm stuck in the 70's and 80's LOL:rofl:rofl

    Thanks
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  20. jake28

    jake28 Riding to the horizon.

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    I was randomly reading through this thread this morning, dreaming of the various projects I would love to do with an XR600: street tracker, USD conversion, cafe racer, frame swap into a supermono racer...

    Then this evening I walked into a friend's motorcycle shop and a mutual friend of ours was sitting there talking about how he had just picked up a 1997 XR600R project bike but didn't have any place to keep it or time to invest in it. I raised my hand and I am now the proud owner of said bike for what my friend bought it for: 200 bucks.

    That being said, the thing is a total POS at the moment: wiring is hacked, front end is shot although the rear seems to be in good shape, the carb is somehow frozen shut, I think someone fiddled with it and reassembled it badly, and the motor gains compression but the loses it just past TDC, I think an exact valve is too tight.

    Despite the work required, I'm happy with my purchase. Now, depending on whether or not it is truly street legal, it will either become a cheap city bike or the basis of a wild transformation.
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