Call all XR600R!!!

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

  1. husky123

    husky123 Long timer

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    Hey guys,

    I'm finishing up my little XR project and after a couple rides my thoughts are turning to springs. A buddy of mine give me 2 "big boy" springs from his XR6R. One is an Eibach straight rate and the other a Progressive 1187 600/700.

    Is anyone running the Progressive springs here? Like them? If so, is the sag setting the same? Here's a little pic of her:

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  2. husky123

    husky123 Long timer

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    Well there goes that idea for a cheap spring. The shock/spring my buddy gave me was from his '89 XR600R and mine is a '99. I guess Honda made the switch to a bigger bodied shock at some point? Either that or is it possible this one (on the right) is from a 650L? Eye to eye length is the same on both it's just the newer one (right) has a shorter/wider spring. Thanks for any help fella's. Just want to make sure I order the right spring.

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  3. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    I think Honda switched to the XR650l shock for the XR600 in the mid 90's. Don't know which year.

    I just thought of a way to find when Honda changed to the larger body. Go to cheapcycleparts and start checking the shock body part #. When you come to a year that has a new # then you have found the change.
  4. Captain115

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    Hi everyone,

    So I pulled the front sprocket off my 89 XR600 to check the sprocket type, number of teeth and see if there is any wear on the splines of the countershaft.

    Turns out it's a 14 tooth JT sprocket. I know about the hardened sprockets destroying the splines by the counter shaft actually looked very good, almost no noticeable wear. Anyway, I went to re-install it and for the life of me I couldn't remember which way to install it: flat side out, or lumpy and written side out?

    Jumped on the net but seems there are lots of different answers, which made me quite confused. Note that this is an 89, so has the 6 thick splines if that changes anything? As it was, the flat side was out but I thought that wouldn't the lumpy written side be out normally so you can read the info (number of teeth, brand, etc)?

    Thanks,
    John
  5. Dino3310

    Dino3310 Been here awhile

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    i install mine with the lumpy written side out i asume thats the norm.
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    Dual Sport Armory Been here awhile

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    When you get tired of messing with that- bring it out to us
  7. Royal Club

    Royal Club Been here awhile

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    I've been rebuilding my XR, and had the same question, mounted it both ways and for me the sprocket sat best with the lumpy side OUT it aligned good with the nylon chainslider and with my fierce eye of precision It did too with the rear sprocket..
  8. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    I have one on my XRL.....
  9. beechum1

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    the bottom mounting bracket is different also from the XRL to XR. Don't remember which now, but I think the right shock in that pic is from the "new" xr600r. The one on the left is from the dual carb???
  10. nikolic

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    Allright, as I have posted before, I've bought a TM40. What's the jetting I should start with considering
    a have a 100mm piston . Riding from 0 to 2000m from sea
  11. Captain115

    Captain115 Been here awhile

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    Thanks, I took your suggestions and did it that way, although it means that there is a gap between the locking mechanism and the sprocket (where the bolts go through). Doesn't seem like it would come off or anything (thanks Loctite) but does seem odd. Also, I noticed there was some forward and back play on the sprocket, as in I could move it about 2mm in and out on the counter shaft. Didn't really worry me but I thought I'd check this up, just in case.

    Now, I wanted to properly look at my front pads so took them out and they are pretty worn, probably will replace them while I'm here. But more importantly, I had a look at the brake pistons, and the tops seem really chipped and cracked. Plus they seem to have an asbestos-type material in the centre of them)?

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    Could anyone tell me if a) these are still good or stuffed and b) why they don't look like other photos I've seen of XR6 brake pistons?

    Cheers,

    John
  12. husky123

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    Forks coming soon.
  13. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    john thats nothing! Ill show your crumbled piston tops that work great!

    the pistons are hollow made of a special plastic, they have metal caps that are removable...thats the part that contacts the brake pads...you can take them off, clean them so they are nice and flat and then glue them back on which is what I did....

    to clean the pistons you can buff them with some polishing compound, but I would NOT do that unless you want to replace the seals inside the caliper.

    cheers:D
  14. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    here ya go

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    these brakes kick ass btw as the measure of a good brake is clean fluid and new seals...there are 4 seals, inner seals and outer double lip seals to protect against moisture...

    lastly the pistons expand over time as they get dirty...so polishing them makes them smooth as BUTTA

    cheers
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  16. Royal Club

    Royal Club Been here awhile

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    found one!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Edelbrocks-...ke:Honda|Model:XR&hash=item2579d38dc0&vxp=mtr

    For anyone who wants it.. :D
  17. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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  18. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah your killing me

    I know of a lot of people, or read about a lot of people who had issues with these carbs on their xrs...I think they just never took the time to tune them

    they theoretically are missing a circuit, which in my eyes makes tuning easier!

    man

    wonder what it goes for

    STEVE buy it will ya?:D
  19. The Dogger

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    Here's one :

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=855807

    Easy to adapt to an XR or not ?

    Cheers, Stu
  20. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    looks a bit different to me...wonder what size the first one on ebay is?

    3113 model vs this 38?

    anywho

    finally got my mikuni tm38 to start great, the choke even works...maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan am I stoked

    the drop of the pilot size worked, and the new xrl boot....so stoked

    :clap

    there is not even the slightest hint of kickback!

    see guys there is a reason I wanted a non autodecomp cam...all in the "tuning" jajajajaja