The XL600 thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Gregster, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. kmequint

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  2. snake89

    snake89 Been here awhile

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    Anybody have a spare skid plate to fit my 83 XR500 ? Mine was missing when i bought the bike. Its the last thing i need to finish my barely street legal dualsport. You can contact me at snakezrx@hotmail.com Thanks :D
  3. Ghost_Mutant

    Ghost_Mutant looking for bionics

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  4. mcma111

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  5. Zombie_Stomp

    Zombie_Stomp Aspiring human

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    Does it come with a "Whenever it's broken, send it in for a free replacement" warranty that the Ricky Stator has? I'm wanting them to make an XT600 stator since I have one of those now. Worth every penny, them Ricky Stators are.
  6. Homerb

    Homerb Been here awhile

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    Im hopefully picking up my new xl600rmg on thursday, and was wondering what manual everyone recommends, Clymer or Haynes? Any obvious omissions in either?
    I had a Haynes for my xl350r as well as a genuine honda manual, and found the haynes ok if a bit vague sometimes.
  7. beardothebeardo

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    At $65, you are more than a third of the way to having the Ricky unit. I saw those myself when I went through this process a few weeks ago and am very glad I got the Ricky.

    Let's put it this way, seeing as you don't want to be spending a lot of money on this build, does it make sense to spend $215 in the end, when you could have just bought it right the first time for $150, after the turd piece takes a crap? And to further put it into perspective, the OEM unit is around $340, so for the $150, you are going the cheap route, and getting quality. My .02
  8. beardothebeardo

    beardothebeardo Been here awhile

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    If you can find the Honda version, go for that.

    BTW, I want to see pictures of that bad boy!!!
  9. Zombie_Stomp

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    Yeaah I've used it for head gaskets. Says it right on the can:deal I like it for it's tackiness on the rocker box, and for the head gasket you can reuse it with silver spraypaint too,even. That's the other trick. Doesn't say that on the can but it works!
  10. lookfar

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    I hope you post a pic of your new ride, I had a RMG years ago, and regret selling it ever since......:cry

    Make sure that you get a manual that covers the Aussie version of the bike...the UK version will have some minor differences.

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  11. lookfar

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    Hey Zombie, maybe if you send them your old stator, they will rewind it for you.......:ear
  12. lookfar

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    Hey Pete,
    I have done as much as I am going to do on the XL for now...time to enjoy riding it before the wet season..
    This is how it looks currently


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  13. lookfar

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    Can't help you with the coil question, I thought that I kept my old one when I went through and replaced stuff.
    I have replaced the whole ignition/generating system on my XL, with the exception of the pickup in the RHS casing. Must have flung the old coil in the shed purge between bikes...:cry

    Nothing wrong with cloth covered wires, so long as you haven't got a short going to earth where there shouldn't be, it's all good.

    I think that Ricky is still using cloth covered wires on their new stators......


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    Billtr96sn Flange Furtler

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    I am in the UK and have a spare pair of carbs, what are the specs for yours so we can make sure they are the same.
  16. Homerb

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    Well I got home last night after a 1800km (1200 mile) round trip to sell one bike and buy the XL600RMG. Got a chance to do about 40kms of dirt riding yesterday and it goes well. Only worry is a knocking noise coming from the top end, particularly at idle. Seems to go away as revs increase,(or maybe you just can't hear it.) Pulled the valve cover off this morning, then the head and then the barrel. Small end bearing is quite loose. Some movement when rocking the pin from side to side. Looks like a rod kit is in order. Was planning to rebuild top end eventually with a 11.5:1 piston, Kibblewhite valves and springs, and a stainless exhaust and maybe flatslide carbs. Looks like I'll be doing it sooner rather than later!
  17. lookfar

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    Hey All,
    I have a problem with my XR.

    I am attempting to line up everything on TDC so that I can replace the timing chain, and the markings on the flywheel are nowhere near the inspection hole when on TDC. With the flywheel marks lined up in the inspection hole, the piston appears to be on BDC prior to the compression stroke. Needless to say, the markings on the cam sprocket are way out.

    The engine was running before I removed it from the frame..

    The marks are on the flywheel are: | | |F |T


    got me stumped....any ideas???:ear:ear
  18. mcma111

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    Lookfar,

    I just answered this on the XR600 thread.
  19. Dessert Storm

    Dessert Storm Dances With Drunks

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    My RMG has become extremely difficult to start, even with the electric foot. Good fuel; good compression; recently overhauled carb (and prior to this problem it has run well since carb overhaul); fuel flowing to carbs; valve clearances OK; spark although not massive is fairly strong.

    'Stator?' I wondered. But the thing is, when it does start, it runs smoothly and well, ticks over sweetly, and pulls strongly. Would this be the case if the stator was dead/dying? Anything glaringly obvious I may have overlooked?

    Bit flummoxed chaps.
  20. lookfar

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    Check the pick-up ion the RHS casing. This tells the CDI when to fire the spark plug.
    Should generate 0.7-1.0 volt when triggered.
    Measure resistances in the coil and spark plug cap...
    Try a different CDI box...it could be the problem

    Or failing everything else, send it to me :evil



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