Call all XR600R!!!

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

  1. T4EaterJonny

    T4EaterJonny Not too hip...

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    So ive narrowed my problem down to the three wire tail light harness. Hey buddy^ what jets are you running? My bike is aways third kick. Lol.
  2. MCCOYBOY

    MCCOYBOY Adventurer

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    I've searched near and far and can't find the float level specs for my 97 xr600. I ordered a service manual but it won't be here before the weekend. Can some one post it up when they get time? Thanks
  3. Ghost_Mutant

    Ghost_Mutant looking for bionics

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    Looks like I'm diagnosing a start problem in that photo of my bike huh?:lol3

    Nope, just helping another inmate with his stator/start problem by duplicating a voltage measurement of the lighting coil with an AC meter. You have to read back some more pages in this thread to see the stator discussion.

    My soon to be 29 year old XR is currently running as well as expected given Honda's reputation for reliability.

    Only time starting is an issue is when temps drop below 40F. On those winter mornings when I know it will warm up enough during the day, I just place a small electric space heater on a box next to the bike's engine and warm it up a little while I get ready. The bike usually starts with the first decent swift kick (after performing the thumper priming/positioning drill).

    You don't want to know about my jetting, its unique to the dual carb RFVC XR5s.:rofl
  4. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    float level 14.5mm or 15mm or a bit more or less...most of us just go by the float being parallel when closed...

    good way to do this is turn carb body upside down...measure at middle of float to the carb body edge...it should be parallel...when closed

    also check float valve operation and sealing by blowing through the gas tube and manually pushing the float up and down if it seals correctly when parallel and you can see the float valve spring tip actuate and move freely you are good to go

    cheers
  5. MCCOYBOY

    MCCOYBOY Adventurer

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    Perfect. Thanks!
  6. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    I recently aquired an XR600
    the seller posted it as an 85 and it turned out to be an 86
    yes, my bad, I did not pay attention enough
    in GA up to and including model year 85 is easy to register
    anything newer is a pita going on impossible

    now I am pondering
    wheather to restore and keep or to part out
    bike fires up and once in the mid-range sounds fine,
    fairly unmolested and unabused basis for a full restoration
    to stock beauty
    I like this XR600
    but love my XR250s

    what would you do?

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  7. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    Trade me for a 250. :D

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  8. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    I might - depends on the 250 and your loation
  9. mrfixit54016

    mrfixit54016 Wisconsin Dual Sporter

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    Sell it to me for what you stole it, er bought it , for so that my 85 can have a big brother...

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  10. Mike the Yank

    Mike the Yank Been here awhile

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    Get the PO to give you a receit for an 12/85 XR600 and try to register it, play dumb. :wink:
  11. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    Hey hold on.... :D I called dibs first... :1drink

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  12. Royal Club

    Royal Club Been here awhile

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    What would you guys recommend as a aftermarket exhaust for a XR600 with FCR40, wiseco 11:1 and Hotcam?
    Just the header by the way.
  13. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    XR's Only over size stainless steel header.
  14. Royal Club

    Royal Club Been here awhile

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    would the FMF be comparable? price is about the same at powerplussports
  15. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    The XR's Only has larger tubing than the FMF. More flo, Bro...
  16. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader

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    if you do decide to sell it, give me a PM. I can give it a good home next to it's sister.

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  17. T4EaterJonny

    T4EaterJonny Not too hip...

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    Okay! My tail light problem was because the Acerbis wires on the tail light harness were spinning around and touching each other. I "engineered" a Ford Aspire tail light :rofl However, I probably threw in a higher wattage bulb. Now she dims like hell when i hit the brake. Now... What do most of you use as batteries? I've been reading and some people on thumpertalk use 10 NiMH A cell batteries. Suggestions? I never ride this thing at night and I'll NEVER be offroad at night. I do'nt want to have to charge it everytime I ride it either.
  18. Alaskajeff

    Alaskajeff Long timer

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    Yeah, you should try an LED tail light of some kind. That Aspire thing you have probably isn't compitable with your system. Like I said my NiCad is long since dead and doing NOTHING on my bike and all lights work fine when running!!
  19. Tachedoutoffroad

    Tachedoutoffroad Mr. Parrish

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    Ok!

    I bought my 250 and 600 two days apart and I'm finally getting to play with 600....

    I knew it rode like shit and seemed to sit low...

    ---> Every compression and rebound adjustment on it was maxed out or almost maxed out on the hard side?? :huh
    And the sag was ...3/4" :huh rear spring was super squished. It's at 3" now. Got to be supper time.

    I'm guessing a fatty just had it as a road bike-- 50/50 tires, no bark busters, no skid plate, low, stiff suspension.

    It rides x10 better now :D it's my fault for not noticing, I knew my 250 suspension was super built and just figured the 600 just sucked stock :huh :1drink also noticed the forks and rear shock have a shock company stickers on them.....

    Questions:
    1) does anybody know if the stock 96 rear spring was dark blue/ purple?
    2) when just standing next to the bike and you shove down on the front end, how long does it take for yours to go all the way down and rebound? My 250 is about --one mississippi-- the 600 is about --one mis-- maybe the front springs are stiffer than stock??

    Going to call the company on the sticker and see if they keep any records. I have the last two owners names.


    :freaky
  20. brucifer

    brucifer Long timer

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    I can answer #1--The stock spring is purple.