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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by CSMonte, Dec 8, 2008.
Tell us about the headlight and where you found the power to run it.
Ditto, more info and photos of the light ! How about a side and rear shot while you're at it!
BD has big lights and will rewind your stator too. Great people, great service!
Maybe stuck float, comming out of the overflow tube.
While we are talking about XR 600 Carbs, if you haven't done so, go order a new billet choke plate. sooner is better than later.
Take the two bolt out the hold your petcock to the tank and check the "O" ring that seals it. For whatever reason the o-rings just break after a while.
I got the headlight from trailtech.com
They are much cheaper than bajadesigns if your on a budget and not really going to race the Baja 1000. I got the stator put in by a local bike shop a freind works at, but ran with the stock one before I decided to change it.
Dont have any good back pics of the bike, but here are a few more action shots. The pictures are taken at some property my family owns out in Lucerne Valley near Johnson valley. I have been riding out there since the PW50 days.
I also just scored an XR650l for a thousand bucks I am restoring to a Baja beast. I will be posting the work on that one pretty soon.
Mines a twin-carb. I don't believe that they are prone to that problem.
I got mine about three months ago and just love it. Previously had a Gas Gas Pampera 250 so it was like going from a twig to a fence-post but I'm amazed how easy it is to take (almost) all the places I used to take the Pampera, plus a lot more besides (like on the road!) It's a '93, with a WR450 pipe (sounds great!!) and the airbox has been opened up a bit. As far as I know the jetting is standard and works fine. I've put a Ventura frame on it and have a bag for that, but for most day rides I leave the grab bar only on. I've got the XR's only choke plate and fitted that. Also picked up a second hand Ascerbis tank (22 litre?) which is a bit faded so looking at ways to restore or re-color. Tyres are Michelin AC10's which are great off road but I'd really like to get a spare set of wheels for quick swaps to some more road tyres. It's got CR high bend fat bars with Zeta risers which fit on top of the original risers giving I think about 48mm total rise - originally got these to clear the new tank but they actually are very good for riding standing too. I totally enjoy this bike...
(with the original tyres and the new tank)
(ventura rack fitted)
(Bayleys Beach, Northland NZ with the AC10's fitted)
Great first post! Any more up-close of the rack mounting bracket? I've never seen one so versatile that you can change it out like that, cool!
Thanks for that... Picture of the rack mounting below. Previous owner welded the brackets on. They really are amazing versatile bikes - was out doing dirt riding /hill climbs on it last week yet it is a great bike in the twisties with the other tyres.
Some shots of mine with the Zeta risers on top of the original risers - works great.
The bar risers looks good with zeta.
9 months..... that's how long mine sat, untouched, after I broke both wrists. It started on the first kick even with the old gas. I had mine (05 model) for 8 years. I sold it to a friend who only rides 2 or 3 times per year. He says it still always starts first kick after sitting for months and months. If Honda would bring the xr 600 back with e-start and a 6 speed it would be a huge success.
Thanks for the photo RidingQWERTY. It looks like you have stacked two lower "riser" sections mounted. Is that correct?
It appears to be:
Stock triple clamp bar mount under a thin riser, under a thicker riser, then bar, then the upper.
I'd be interested in duplicating your set-up. Any problems with throttle cables binding? Thanks again.
Mine started on about the 10th kick. It's an 86 and I'm the original owner. It doesn't idle worth a damn. I'm going to run it for a while with some Seafoam in the tank. I hope that cleans it out. If not, I'll have to take the carbs off, and twin-carbs are no fun to work on.
I agree with you about bringing back the XR600R. I'd line up to buy an e-start 6 speed.
When I bought it the fat bars were on it with the small riser which really is just an adapter for the fat bars (Taper Contour CR High bend). The riser I added is a Zeta SX Bar rise kit for 28.6mm bar which gives a 30mm lift (part no. ZE53-0230). Just went straight on bolting into the adapter with the standard bolts. No problems with cables binding at all.
You guys looking for bar risers, I saw another set up from a company called Rox that looked very slick. I saw them on one of the XR600 threads here on ADVrider but I can't remember which one, sorry. A google search of Rox will locate the company I should think.
I am of the opinion the XR600R is perhaps the best do all M/C ever built.
I spent years trying to build a Bike to ride to work/play and race(Usally an alchohol induced thought--Egged on by my riding partner.)
THEN-------I purchased a '95 XR650L-------
Then started transformation.
STRIPED Everything off that was not needed. frame tabs,smog crap haust,stock forks and shock.
Replaced suspension with XR600 pieces(I revalved,springs etc).
built my own pipe center section.Installed Super Trapp.
Fabricated my own dual light system.Rewired complete.(stock wiring harness almost 5 lbs).
Installed HRC 628 cam,springs etc.Degreed cam.
4 gal IMS tank.custom lowered seat.
The result------285 lb(dry)ELECTRIC START XR600
I was born in Los Gatos.
(Old stuff)---AS A KID,WE WOULD RIDE OUR BIKES UP OVER SHANNON RD. TO GUADALUPE DAM TO MT.UMINUN TO OLD SOQUEL HWY. TO TWIN LAKES BEACH .PLAY IN THE OCEAN AND RIDE BACK HOME ..