Call all XR600R!!!

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

  1. wazz

    wazz Adventurer

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    Just picked up a basket-case XR600R, needs a full rebuild from the ground up, but otherwise complete.

    EXCEPT (always a catch....)...it needs a head.

    Is there a good supplier or rebuilder for XR heads ? This is the early model with two carbs, will other model or later heads work ?

    Second issue will be to get a street title in Indiana.....

    -greg
  2. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    not a bad deal at all now...new stator means you got that off the list..it starts but dies thats all carb...clean and boil the carb, new gaskets and jet correctly and you are good to go...

    you can do a complete rebuild do a complete rebuild in a few months and ride as is for the moment after cleaning the carb or do a little at a time, your choice

    since the bike sat for 10 years you have your answer...new oil and filter, new gas and a carb cleaning and you are in business

    I would say that the seller will not accept 400 for the bike...jajajaj

    :D

    ps...the seller probably put the carb together wrong after cleaning it and gave up...I wouldnt be surprised if he messed up installing the floats upside down or missing a part...it could be as simple as that

    I would take the gamble!
  3. Krono

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    Thanks for your help here Elsalvadorklr !

    As this is an auction, I'll place a bid accordingly in the last minute, if its not already higher.

    L
  4. bokkom

    bokkom Been here awhile

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    If you can verify the mileage, I think it might be worth it.

    What bothers me from what I can see in the photo's is that there are pillion pegs fitted, our XR's was never designed to carry a pillion, unless you upgrade the rear shock. Also, the front headlight looks like it might be from an XL600R or a XR650L. Check the wattage of the headlight, the standard stator is not happy with much more than 35W IIRC. (Mine is an Australian model)

    I bought my 1998 XR600R 2 years ago at 13000km's, and the plastics were like new. For that matter, the bike was like new, I have not needed to do anything to mine except service items, chains and sprockets and several rear tyres in 18000km's.

    Good Luck!
  5. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    some euro countries have them stock...or as an add on stock...

    look at the headlight shroud too...stock for those models...

    aussies came with a dc converted dualsport kit, huge restrictor plate..etc...

    in guatemala the xr600 and xr650r came plated and dualsported off the showroom floor...blinkers gauges and all

    just sayin

    christian
  6. bokkom

    bokkom Been here awhile

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  7. Rot Box

    Rot Box Been here awhile

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    I used to have a ATK/XR kit bike until I found out it was stolen :cry Long story short I returned it to the rightful owner and it worked out ok that way.... Anyway the difference in the ATK/XR vs the Honda/XR is night and day. The handling and suspension are very crisp and they were MUCH lighter. I thought it handled much like a heavier Honda CR with tuned for off-road WP suspension :clap Mine had the single carb which used a custom flange to mate a single Mikuni flat slide.

    I don't think many were sold. I heard less than 50 and others say less than 25. It was a great idea for those with XR's but if I was buying new I would personally choose the Rotax ATK... (crap I didn't say that out loud did I?!?! :eek1)


    This build rocks! http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=595909
  8. JAB

    JAB Unsprung Weight

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    This happened a while ago, but found the photo today. Went for a nice long ride and towards the end, the front brake was feeling "spongy". Still worked, just had a soft lever. Looked at the pads and they were thin, so I changed them out. After the pads were done, pulled on the lever to pump it back to life and nothing. Right to the bar. WTF? Tried to bleed them and would not pull fluid. Couldn't pull with a vacuum or push with the lever. I pulled the master cylinder apart and this is what I found.
    [​IMG]

    The return spring was in 4 pieces. (New spring on top of the pic) Never seen that before on cars or bikes. Oh, and the fluid looked like pancake syrup. The cups were actually in OK shape, but rebuilt the master and it bled first try.
    My theory is that the spring could not return the piston back far enough to allow more fluid in giving the weird feel to the lever. I guess even XR brakes don't quite last forever.
  9. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    Is that a warning?
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  11. Alaskajeff

    Alaskajeff Long timer

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    pm sent:d
  12. Dino3310

    Dino3310 Been here awhile

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    hi guy's
    will the keihin fcr 40mm pumper carb fit with a acerbis 5gallon?:evil

    cheers
    Dino
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  16. Krono

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    Well ... it's gone for 580 CHF (600$).

    Not that much, but kick-starting bother me (i'm 53)

    Im heading to an e-start + efi, Berg or KTM 450 ... when i find 1 affordable

    L
  17. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    HAPPY NEW YEARS!, geeze everyone must be out partying still...

    I was up in the mountains with no internet, bummer...so I missed yesterday

    wanted to wish you all a happy 2013, blessings and all:D

    ps who said something about a bun in the oven? not too long ago????????????????

    well looks like Ill be a DAD soon, as my wife is expecting! jejejejeje

    so HAPPY 2013 to all you brappers and crappy xr lovers(myself included)

    christian
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    Congratulations :clap

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    Christian,

    Indoor sports

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  20. mcma111

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    Guess we'll never see her in the bikini picture....:eek1 :lol3 :cry