Call all XR600R!!!

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

  1. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    In the small hole on the stator cover you should see the T sideways. The piston will be at TDC. If the cam chain is off it doesn't matter about compression or exhaust stroke. Get the chain on the bottom gear and the top gear like this:

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    Be sure that the cam lobes are DOWN.


    Unless you have removed the stator rotor and installed it 180' out there's no way the piston will be at BDC with the T mark in the hole.
  2. Captain115

    Captain115 Been here awhile

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    Hi everyone,

    Bought my first offroad bike the other day, 1989 XR600 which has been bored out for a 630 kit. Also came with bashplate, frame protector, larger pegs, new spring, hand protectors, aftermarket headlight and renthal bars.

    Previous owner just replaced the front axle, wheel bearings and exhaust valves so shouldn't need to pull apart the engine for a while. Choke lever was broken so I have ordered parts to replace that.

    Pretty keen to learn to ride on the dirt too! Pics to follow:

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    Cheers,
    John
  3. lookfar

    lookfar from the land of OZ

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    Cheers for that, Steve, It appears to be that sometime in the past, the flywheel has been installed 180' out.
    I cannot get the marks to line up with the piston on TDC.

    The last guy that was in here didn't own a set of allen keys either, apparently. There are a few allen headed bolts that have been minced by a cold chisel :cry and a lock nut from the tappet adjustment was loose and floating around.
    My guess is that it was dropped, and rather than find it, it was just replaced.:dogLuckily, it did no damage while it was loose in there.
  4. Alaskajeff

    Alaskajeff Long timer

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    WELCOME to the kick start club John!:clap:clap Let the modding begin:D
  5. lookfar

    lookfar from the land of OZ

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    Very nice John,:clap

    Whereabouts in QLD are you?
  6. lookfar

    lookfar from the land of OZ

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    This is where I am up to on my XR 600..
    Time to give it a birthday

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  7. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    ^^^^^^^hey its s start!!!!!!!!!!!!! keep at it

    ps....clean the hell out of the frame oil tank...

    kerosene solvent washes and a coffee filter to see what you are cleaning out of the tank after each rinse

    ask steve for pics:D

    cheers
  8. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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  9. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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  10. XStatic450

    XStatic450 ouch

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    Hello everyone,
    New to XR600 world. Traded a quad for my new baby a few months ago, currently have her stripped completely down and beginning rebuild. I have been hanging around here for a while and getting lots of great info. Thanks to everyone!!!
  11. JAB

    JAB Unsprung Weight

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    Welcome. Nice bike. It's too clean, :D but it's nice. Post the "after' pics when you're done.
  12. XStatic450

    XStatic450 ouch

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    A bit rougher than it looks but not beat to crap
  13. Royal Club

    Royal Club Been here awhile

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    some people were talking about milling down steeringstems to fit xr's and what not, found another pic to the last one why one should not do that unless proskillz




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  14. SlickSix

    SlickSix Been here awhile

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    That´s not a job for the bush mechanic, that´s for sure. Not worth it.
    I´ll be fitting some forks on mine but a machinist will do the job like it´s meant to be made, not slapped in a hurry.

    We only have 2 wheels, if one fails... :deal
  15. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    I agree...I preffer and will take this to the grave that a stock xr stem is just as strong when pressed into the cr clamps as the cr stem would be...

    in my case at least...I opted for this out of necessuty but then really though hard and found this to be my preffered method or buy the emig conversion stem if you have the $$$

    I do beleive that turning down a stem is less desirable than the other options...

    however we all have options...

    I have the usd swap thread if anybody is interested or needs ideas....:D:D:D
  16. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    I hate to see people get hurt from a failed mod. :cry Some mods can be like natural selection I've found out.... :rofl

    I've been trolling a couple of CRF250L threads. One is how to lower your CRF250L for free... It leaves you with 9" of front and 9.5" of rear suspenion travel with slighty less then 8" of ground clearance???

    Thats like posting "How to do Faceplants for Free". :huh

    Worse yet is other inmates did the mod without knowing about the lack of ground clearance. :eek1

    I'm having some fun getting flamed for pointing it out. :lol3

    It's a good reminder to do your research first. :deal

    :beer
  17. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    jejeje i saw that but did not comment

    the only thing I agreed on was if an old lady is riding the bike to the store there is no way she will bottom out! jajaja

    thats the thing mods are for people not bikes...we do the mods WE feel necessary...

    however some dumbasses dont get it and still do mods knowing it might bite them in the ass later:deal

    cheers boss

    ps Iwas trying to get more info on that trioval 88 xr600 pipe...no user reviews yet however there are for the non 88 xr600...

    also nice vids on youtuibe if the pipes on other bikes

    man decisions decisions

    how about yo get me those headers for free and I do some reviews for you? jajajajajaja :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
    :freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky:deal:deal:deal:deal

    its almost christmas! come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. Royal Club

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    I demand a link to the thread :D:D:D
  19. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    first page man get a read on! jajajaja

    how to lower a crf230l for free!
  20. SlickSix

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    :lol3 that´s mean, but oh so true.

    I´m all for the tinkering and moding for free or cheap, but there´s a few things that I reserve for the pros with the right tools. A steering stem is one of them, as is dogbones or extreme linkage modification. I think the one you´re talking about is one of them.
    Ok, they might get A result in lowering the bike but probably, and due to the contruction of the linkages themselves, it´s more than asked for. 8" for an off road machine is way too low.