Call all XR600R!!!

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

  1. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    Does it show that much?
    What is now the camping kitchen box was something i had asked for for christmas in 1968.
    One of my main camping buddies complains that it has seen it's last.
    I really HAVE been thinking about something new!
  2. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    thanks, yes a bit crazy. IMG_3230.JPG IMG_3214.JPG
    Sorry i've been idle so long. And on this ride my main camera riding footage got wrecked because it decided to focus on dust on the lense instead of the beautiful road along the lake i was riding. Took over a hundred pics but they are all just stopped here and old man there junk.
    I have renewed enthusiasm right now.
    Heading up in october. This time i'll take two 600's. Get some plated miles as well as some single track.
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  3. T4EaterJonny

    T4EaterJonny Not too hip...

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    Nice!!

    It almost felt like riding season today. it was only 80 degrees! It has been in the upper 100-110* recently and today was a decent cool off day.
  4. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    I agree, don't need to be sweating all over the place.

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  5. JCool

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    The front fender is an Acerbis supermoto fender , the rear is for a CRF as Steve said.
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  7. brucifer

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    Great to see you back, man! Hope you're doing well. You still have the ol' XR500R?
  8. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    hey Bruce, I never left...but I am back.

    The 82? Why it was on the ride last month. I had sold it to my friend, bought it back at a lesser price, sold it to another friend at a higher price. And He, He He...
    It has still never been apart !!!
    Never been rebuilt!
    Just amazing. I bought my 600's though because of BRAKES !
    Those squealing drums...

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  9. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    The 96 feeling good !

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    The 92 resting

    Wow, not much action going on here guys. I will express some thoughts...
    But i can't complain since i have not ridden since the late august camp out.
    Planning to go again in october.

    Been fixing a few things on the plated one...
    Back in 08 when i got it, I put on warp nine wheels. There was the big hassle then, as they speced them to fit a 91, but they didn't cause of the 15mm axel. So i swaped out forks back then with a 1994 650l. And at that time i was installing a vapor.

    There was this delema about mounting the sensor. And i was trying to use the 94 brake caliper that came with the forks. But after doing some grinding and such i somehow figured it was not gonna be a good fit.

    So in the end, i mounted the 91 caliper on the 94 fork legs and all has been great with the sensor epoxied in place....
    That is until recently when i noticed the brakes were no longer good. The lever feel was right, but there was no grab to lock up the wheel.

    So since it's now the plated bike's turn to get re-dialed in, I just finished fixing that up.

    What it was, and i did not notice at the time of putting this mix of parts together... is that the 1991 caliper braket holds the caliper off and away from the center of the disc further than the 1994's set up. Thus, I was not using all the pad. As my pads wore, it finally got to the point where the unused bit of pads were pulling together to meet and touch each other. With that you just can not get any tighter of a bite on the disc.

    Well, i ground the extra pad off, but decided that was not a cool set up.
    In the end, i have set it straight. I have bought a new set of pads and still using the 91 caliper, i have further modified the 94 braket, epoxied the sensor to it and relocated my magnet to coincide.

    Stupid me, I never saw the diff until a loss of stopping power. All fixed now.

    To further dial in loose ends... today's job is to put a new btake light switch in the rear... IMG_3467.JPG

    IMG_3468.JPG ...master cylinder.
    My rear brake light is not lighting unless you stand on the lever heavily.
    Rather than mess around trying to clean it, or figure where the fault is...
    I'll just put this new one on.

    That and a new battery in the vapor and she's ready to go again.
    Accept for the fact the 92 motor in it has a tendency to produce a cloud now and then. 2many obligations prevent me from taking the rebuild plunge still.
    But here is my plan for SOMEDAY.
    Rebuild the 91 motor which is currently in my non-op 92.
    Needs rings, valves, case fix, 3rd gear. Get it back in the 91.
    Rebuild the 92 motor.
    Needs a ring and valve job, and get it in the 92.
    96 is doing wonderfully thanks to Steve.

    Consider this a "bump" for the call all xr600r thread.
  10. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    John,

    Hate to be the messenger of bad news but...

    The XR600 and XR650l left forks legs are different. The caliper mounting points are different widths which makes the caliper line up with the brake rotor different.

    Plus the caliper mounts are different due to different rotor diameters.

    AMHIK...
  11. 2manyrides

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    Well, right...
    That is what i have found. Am i missing something in your warning? As i believe i have this sorted.
    94 fork leg
    94 caliper bracket
    91 caliper
    Warp 9 rotor...(whatever that is)

    So it all fits together right now...
    my observation is that the brackets hold whichever caliper you use at a different location. And i found that the bracket is intechangable between years of calipers.
  12. 2manyrides

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    IMG_3470.JPG IMG_3469.JPG Not sue if you can tell anything good or bad from the pics sccept that the old set up was riding the totot in the wrong spot. But this is how i currently have it. IMG_3471.JPG
  13. mcma111

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    The XR650l has a 260mm diameter rotor and the XR600 a 240mm rotor.

    The difference in the fork legs is how the caliper is positioned over the rotor. I forget if when using the XRL fork leg the caliper is closer to the hub or the fork leg but when I tried using a L fork leg on a XR600 the caliper didn't line up with the rotor and I had to put some washers to get the caliper centered.

    Not sure how this works with the wheel set you have since they aren't OE.
  14. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    ok, thanks...
    I am centered.
    And I think mating the of 94 bracket with 91 caliper has me in good shape as far as rotor diameter.
  15. XR Andy

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    can any of you guys recommend a good aftermarket gas tank. clark or ims? I'm looking at the 4 gallon but if the 5 gallon isn't too much for trails id consider it. any suggestions appreciated, thanks.
  16. Squily

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  17. 2manyrides

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    The fork leg mounting holes are the same spacing. You can mount either bracket on.

    But yes, my original combo had the caliper away from the outside edge of the rotor causing only partial alinement of pads to rotor.

    I had good brakes until the pads wore and the unused surfaces met.
    And i feel like a dumb ass for not noticing.
  18. aTuWitty

    aTuWitty Been here awhile

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    I have the Clarke 5 gallon on mine. I got it because I didn't need to do any heat forming on the tank to mould around my FCR. I also wanted a bit more range than my XRL's Clarke 4 gal offered me. It works great, and doesn't feel like the giant monster of a tank that is my buddy's Acerbis 6.something gal on his XR650R- my XR600R still feels like a dirt bike with it on. One thing, though- it does interfere with my turn signals (mine is street legal) so you'll need to shim them out or make a new mounting bracket.
  19. XR Andy

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    that was my main concern about the 5 gallon I wasn't sure if it'd interfere with anything. does your bike have the big square turn signals or the smaller triangle shaped turn signals? I have the smaller triangle ones mounted on the front. i don't think the tank with interfere with them
  20. aTuWitty

    aTuWitty Been here awhile

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    Mine are the big square ones. More of an annoyance than anything- I wouldn't go to the larger Acerbis for anything.