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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by CSMonte, Dec 8, 2008.
Who makes those lights? How much wattage does your stator put out?
They look like 6" lights....and Baja Designs Fuego's come in 4" or 8" duals
Maybe Honda Ruckus?
The lights are from Ricky Stator and they are 6in PIAA, 100w ea. Here's the link - http://www.rickystator.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_30&products_id=305
The cage is pretty beefy, as in a little heavy, but better too strong than weak. They also included two blue tinted bulbs (H3), but I have not tried them yet.
The stator is from them as well, 200w. I have them running as two 100w circuits, each circuit powering one of those lights. One of the lights is a wide angle beam and the other is like a spotlight which puts the light out pretty far. The spot is hooked to a switch like a hi/lo beam so I don't get high beamed back from cars going the other way on the road!
Yesterday, in the Rockies, west of Boulder up around 10,400 ft - above Caribou and Eldora looking south w/ 13,294' James Peak in the background to the right.
About 230 miles on the XR for the day, with a good long section of technical, rough, steep, and rocky singletrack thrown in to keep us awake.
I had this same scenario happen to me and it turned out to be improperly installed oil ring. the ridges were interlocked, keeping the ring compressed.
Good to hear. I just received my new rings from Wiseco and hope to install them this week. The engine has received a new crank, balancer, and shift drum so far. The shift drum had a small piece crack off and that's why it would not shift correctly. The small piece then managed to float around and shear a tooth off the big gear on the crank and a tooth off the small gear on the balancer.
The frame and all small parts have been stripped and re-painted, so this baby is going to run and look like it did in 1985.
I found a 96 XR600 on craigslist for $1500. Has some goodies, but also 11:1 compression, which scares me a little. Should I steer clear? I've seen a few on here with 10.5, anyone with 11?
Steering head bearing question:
So my races are notched i think, very loose steering for a ways on each side of center, then more resistance at a a certain point going each way. Some PO had a steering damper at one point and it probably masked the problem. Do I need to get new seals when I replace the bearings/races?? Or can you reuse the old ones. Never done this so I have no idea. On the other hand they are only 5 bucks so I should just get them.....
You can reuse the seals as long as they are not damaged when the bearings are removed. The bearing on the lower triple clamp is tough to remove. Either you press the steering stem out of the clamp to release the bearing or you use a cut off wheel, Dremal tool to cut the bearing apart. The bearing cups in the frame are easy, just use a long punch or the biggest straight blade screw driver you have to drive them out. On installing the new cups leave them in the freezer for a couple of hours and they go right in. You can also use an old cup to finish driving the new cup in place. Grease the lower bearing real good befors mounting onto the steering stem.
I read something that said that Scott Summers mechanic would install grease zerks in the steering head to grease the bearings, after modifying the races to let grease go in....anyone heard/seen/done this? With the oil in the frame heating up the grease and it melting out quickly being the reason...
Well, I have done everything possible to make my 85 XR600 look like new. Everything was stripped and re-painted factory colors. I still need to polish all the plastics, but last night I got to try starting it for the first time since the rebuild of the engine. But I have no spark. It ran last fall, but it smoked and one gear was bad. Now, after the rebuild, it does not seem to have spark! I installed a new plug, and a different coil, but still nothing. When I test the resistance on the leads for the stator, it appears that the stator is bad. I just have a hard time believeing that it went bad just sitting over the winter. I guess Ricky Stator will get some more of my cash...
The other thing I still need is a good factory muffler from an 85-87 XR and one stinking valve cap for the valve cover. (mine cracked)
If anyone has some laying around feel free to PM me.
There's worse ways to spend your money, and for your $150 to Ricky Stator or Baja Designs (for a bit more w.) you enhance the capabilities of your bike noticably. You can add lights, grip heat....
I agree with Blake that they're worth it. I also agree with you about having a hard time believing how they behave. All I know after my experiences with stock '80's RFVC engines' stators is to b suspicious. Mine fired right up after the first mechanical rebuild, but later that day it would not restart. It can happen any time.
As you know, I have been through just about everything you have with my XL600 and I agree the Ricky Stator is about the best thing I ever installed for the money. It worked so well that I put one in my XL350R that was always hard to start, and it was the magic cure for that bike as well. (then I sold it )
I guess I will have to bite the bullet again.
Still searching for a muffler for an 85 -87 XR600....
This is my first post and I hope there will be some more I am 19 years old and I live in Sweden. I have only ridden a quad (Yamaha raptor 350 -06) so this is my first motorcycle! And I got to say I love it. My honda xr 600 -95 have much more power and torque than my raptor. My honda make power wheelies in first , second and third gear! I ride on the streets and some trail riding ofcourse. Well thats it! enjoy my first pic......more pics will come, this pic is from the dealer were I bought it.
I have seen some really nice looking xr 600 in here BTW I am going to buy some supermotard wheels later!
Great job mrfixit54016 It looks like your xr is totally new. Have a nice ride on it I hope
More info, please?
I modded my 2000 model XR600 quite a lot. (It is on page 1 of this thread - post 11)
XL600RMG crankshaft to enable electric start to be added the to XR628 motor
Keihin FCRMX41mm carby
Opened up sidecovers
Staintune full system
The issue is with my gps276 I get about 120km/hr tops (ié the engine is busy)
I am certain I should be getting much more speed out of the motor.
It **almost ** feels like when the XL600RMG crankshaft was installed its geared the bike down so that its top speed is lower. (ie lower than before I installed the XL crankshaft to enable electric start to be added to the XR600 cases)
Am I possibly correct that the crankshaft from the XL600RMG would be slowing my bike down as much as I think? Do the crankshafts even have gears on them? How would I work this out?
Ever since I did the estart conversion I have had this suspicion that the the bike is slower - even with the changed carby etc.
When I compare the speeds I am comparing the original XR600 speedo versus my garmin276. It seemed that the original XR600 speedo would get to 120km/hr (indicated) easily where as now with the mods it seems to be hearder.
What could it be?