Call all XR600R!!!

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

  1. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    does it make any difference what number the dyno puts out?
    honestly?
    if you NEED MORE POWER
    get a modern bike with a lot more power bone stock
    but will that make you faster?
    and (to me) more important:
    will that make you happier?


    am in need of a spedo plus cable plus drive
    maybe an original headlight cowling + headlight
    and heat shield for the headers
    for the 86 I am trying to restore back to it's original beauty

    if you have something flopping aroud
    and are wiling to part with it
    without breaking the bank,
    please
    please

    there are enough mutilated XRs out there
    I am on the quest
    restore them back to stock
  2. Royal Club

    Royal Club Been here awhile

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    I rode a 2001 Fazer 1000 for the last 6months, and yea, I do notice the power difference:rofl, but the XR is so much more fun to ride!!! peak power does not equal fun.
  3. fabrizio

    fabrizio n00b

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    greetings pals,

    I am new to the XR600R community but i bought an 86 this past fall and have been restoring it and turning it slightly more supermoto-ish. I intend to do mostly street riding and i am switching to a 19" front wheel and a 18" rear.

    is there anybody out there that could advise towards if any sprocket combinations?

    I will be feeling it out this spring/summer when i get it on the road but i was wondering if anybody had any experience on the matter and could weigh in.

    thanks kindly.
  4. deejay_xr

    deejay_xr Been here awhile

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    I'm not one of those 'pissing contest' guys that's all about having more power than the next guy and rubbing it in, far from it.

    A friend of mine is like that, rides a GSXr 1100 and is all pissy about me not being able to keep up with him on the straights.... gee you think?!?
    Gets all childish when I tell him he looks like a clown dragging that lump through tight corners :D
    Atleast he's a good guy other than that...

    I was just genuinely suprised to see how big the difference is between what the internet will have you believe and reality.

    The articles Royal posted clear up some confusion.

    I suppose the factory numbers would atleast HAVE to be crank hp's instead of wheel hp's to explain the discrepancy


    I've had more powerful bikes aswell during the time I've had my XR, this is the one I kept
  5. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    14/42 or 15/42 for more hiway usage
  6. deejay_xr

    deejay_xr Been here awhile

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    Welcome !

    What Steve said

    I run 15/42 on a 17" wheel, it works for me.

    It's still a little bit buzzy on the highway, but I don't do long strectches of highway often, so this is a good compromise.
    If you use an 18" wheel it should be even a little less buzzy
  7. deejay_xr

    deejay_xr Been here awhile

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    So I FINALLY fixed the stalling issue my XR had :clap

    Replaced the crank pulse-generator, which was the absolute last electrical component that hadn't been swapped yet, and I freshened up and almost completely rewired the wiring harnes. I found one or two iffy spots in there. Added an extra frame ground for good measure.

    In the end I have no idea which of the two turned out to be the miracle cure, and I don't much care :D

    No more having to fiddle with the throttle at every light and the high idle :deal


    Gratuitous pic

    [​IMG]


    It looks like the USD swap is on hold again since I'll be moving soon, but it's okay for now
  8. Royal Club

    Royal Club Been here awhile

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    How does everybody get their boot beneath the shift lever having it in such a position.. I have MX boots and had to raise the lever a whole lot ..
  9. deejay_xr

    deejay_xr Been here awhile

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    The toes of my boots are quite sleek, less cumbersome than those of MX boots.

    Plus, my legs are pretty long, so my ankle will automatically be tipped forward a little when it's resting on the peg.

    Whatever works for you works
  10. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    If I can't get the toe of my boot under the shift lever I use the side of the boot. No biggie.
  11. deejay_xr

    deejay_xr Been here awhile

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    What, nobody's gonna congratulate me on finally having a reliable pig ?!?

    Fine, be that way you bastards :deal















    :lol3
  12. mrfixit54016

    mrfixit54016 Wisconsin Dual Sporter

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    Congratulations and please tell me where I can order a tank cover like that? I had one on my old 1987 XR600 and loved it.
  13. deejay_xr

    deejay_xr Been here awhile

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  14. nikolic

    nikolic Been here awhile

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    Little update from me: pig has fired up! Done some track riding, getting ready for a race in a week (shitty weather in here tho)... Didn't make the oil cooler upgrade, but think I wan't have the problem since the air temperature is going to be bellow 20C. Started the second kick with tm40 , tuning it a bit for a next test ride...

    [​IMG]
  15. deejay_xr

    deejay_xr Been here awhile

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    Awesome stuff Nikolic :clap
  16. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    I have an XRL , but I went down 5 teeth on the rear when I did my 17'' wheel swap , but I also have a low profile 160/60/17 rear tire.
  17. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    Check out Boliviaxport.
  18. Royal Club

    Royal Club Been here awhile

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    Does it still pull going 5teeth down? or is on the throttle wheely-ing a forgotten thing?
  19. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    Easily in 1st. You have to help it a little in 2nd. Itll due about 105 MPH.
  20. deejay_xr

    deejay_xr Been here awhile

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    Cool site !

    The XR600 tank covers are all for '88 and up unfortunately