Call all XR600R!!!

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

  1. XR Andy

    XR Andy Adventurer

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    Yea I switched to the small ones after the big ones got ripped off trail riding, they're nice. I think I'm gonna go with the Clarke 5 gallon. Thanks for your input
  2. bajabusdoc

    bajabusdoc Adventurer

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    0608171854_HDR.jpg piggy back 1.6 tank to get to trail then all gas and weight in stock location. Uses toro lawn mower gas pump which works on crank case vent tube pressure
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  3. bork

    bork Been here awhile

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    WAY Cool!. Looks like it was made for the XR! Where did you find it?
  4. bajabusdoc

    bajabusdoc Adventurer

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    Was for a yamaha mid 2000s 2004 perhaps by bajadesigns. Mounts with 2 bolts....pump in air box conects to crankcase vent hose that goes up behind tank , the one that goes down to duck bill vent is left alone 1012171857.jpg
  5. Iain S

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    IMG_0849.JPG Look what I just picked up ❤️!
    Complete with German oil cooler , hidden ignition switch , H4 headlight and butt comfy seat. Goes like stink!
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  6. bork

    bork Been here awhile

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    Cool stickers & buddy pegs too! Nice find!
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  7. Iain S

    Iain S Adventurer

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    Just one thing; it has a single throttle cable setup which I haven't seen on an XR before....and the usual jerky on/off throttle delivery off of idle..
  8. johnw138

    johnw138 n00b

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    I have got a 1987 xr600, the threads in the cylinder are thrashed. There is a 1992 cylinder for sale in town, Will the dual carb head fit the newer cylinder? They look identical on the pictures but are the studs the same size etc? Thanks!
  9. lookfar

    lookfar from the land of OZ

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    Should do, but why don't you helicoil your existing head?

    The threads are m9x 1.25mm.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/HLI5546-9-H...205016&hash=item56a1e77132:g:-~MAAOSwepJXZ-5s
  10. bork

    bork Been here awhile

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  11. Thunder_Jay

    Thunder_Jay Here and There

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    No idea there but with a heli coil, there isn't a need to upgrade to a larger size. The area of thread the steel insert is griping on the aluminum is larger when you use a heli coil. It is like using a larger bolt without having to enlarge the rest of the holes in the system. Also, you won't have the steel bolts running against aluminum if you have a heli coil. When you tighten the bolt, it will now be steel on steel.

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  12. lookfar

    lookfar from the land of OZ

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    Oops, my mistake, 8mm it is. But the same applies, you will just have to find out if it is m8x 1.0mm or m8 x 1.25mm thread, as the Honda
    parts fich does not say if the pitch is 1.0 or 1.25.

    If you were to use a later model cylinder, you will have to see if the bolt holes line up, and get the m9 bolts to suit.
    The cylinder to casing bolts are the same between the 87 and '92.
  13. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    The 1987 XR600 uses a 8mm head to cylinder bolt. The 1988 and up XR600 use a 9mm bolt.

    The bolt pattern is all the same for all year XR600.

    The '87 has 9mm locating dowels where the 1988 has 10mm dowels.

    Yes the 1992 cylinder will work but the dowel holes will need to be enlarged to the 10mm diameter.

    A good machinist should be able to install a 8mm beli-coil in your cylinder. I would have all four done if it was me. Better yet install the 9mm heli-coils in your cylinder. The larger 9mm bolts don't break like the 8mm bolts do some time. Only issue is a set of 9mm bolts and washers is kinda expensive.
  14. johnwastfelt

    johnwastfelt n00b

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    Thanks for your input! The 87 cylinder is already helicoiled and my mechanic thinks its a weak link,
    since the engine is rebuilt from scratch it makes sense to look for another cylinder.
  15. dbur971

    dbur971 Been here awhile

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    Why would that make it a 'weak link'? Are the inserts damaged?
  16. AWDacious

    AWDacious Been here awhile

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    I searched for about 10 minutes and couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. Does anyone have a wiring diagram, with wire colors I can use? I'm trying to figure out where my problem is on my bike. The tail light is dark until I push the brake pedal, then it lights the brake light. No running tail light. The previous owner added a terrible brake light switch that just hugs the frame rail. Those wires are completely different colors, and there's a splice from the main harness to the tail with different colored wires also. I just need something with the real colors.
  17. JAB

    JAB Unsprung Weight

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    Sounds like a ground issue. Do you have a dual sport kit on it?
  18. johnw138

    johnw138 n00b

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    Yep.
  19. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    The OE tail light uses a single element bulb. Do you have a dual element bulb?
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  20. Onederer

    Onederer Crunch Nugget

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    If it's a US XR600R, then someone added something to it. It either has a store bought, street legal kit or someone home brewed it.

    If it's store bought, you need to find out what kit it is.

    If it's home brewed, you're going to pretty much deal with it yourself or get a whole slew of possible solutions. Some people used the OEM, single filament, tail lamp, and used a resistor in the main circuit to dim the bulb, and a brake lamp switch to bypass the resistor and restore full power to the bulb. That was one way to get a brake light from the OEM tail lamp.
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