The XL600 thread

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

  1. amf4399

    amf4399 Adventurer

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    I had a Friend of mine drop my cam off at a Cam shop and I was asked a question that I wasn't sure own. Are the intake and exhaust lobes the same? I have a 83Xl600r
  2. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Nope
  3. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Do you need a cam? I have one available.
  4. amf4399

    amf4399 Adventurer

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    Thanks, I found my manual and looked it up. In other words I got off my lazy ass.
  5. amf4399

    amf4399 Adventurer

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    I don't think so but I will get back to you if I get bad news. thanks
  6. amf4399

    amf4399 Adventurer

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    Hey Thanks. I had a manual but having an one in a pdf makes my life a little easier. If you know where I can find one for a 85 Yamaha tt600 that would make my day. Can't find a free version.
  7. Stretchah

    Stretchah Been here awhile

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    Hi Guys, Finally got my new to me 84 XL600 to run again and here are some pics....

    [​IMG]
    It's a little shabby at the mo, but, love it all the same, not sure what the fenders are off of though, anyone know ?

    [​IMG]

    As far as I'm aware it's a standard 84 PD03 apart from the fenders and the FMF pipe. I have a few plans for it.

    Managed to pick up a Dakar twin round headlight unit and fairing, it's been painted badly though, so, need to strip the paint off, any suggestions for something that'll strip the paint without damaging the plastic - happy to put elbow grease in :)

    I also just bought a standard rear rack from Germany, so, from what I've read on the forum, I seem to have been pretty lucky with parts so far :D
  8. God of Speed

    God of Speed brrraaaaAAAAAAAP

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    hi all

    for those looking for a genuine safari tank for the xl600, there is currently one on ebay in australia.

    search for item number 251182922856

    its not mine, my xl600 with dakar tank was stolen a few years ago.
  9. amf4399

    amf4399 Adventurer

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    On my 83 Xl600r. The specs for my Camshaft lobe height reads

    Specification 31.023mm

    and the wear limit is 31.85mm.

    How can the wear limit be larger should it be smaller?
  10. amf4399

    amf4399 Adventurer

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    Hi Moparmanpete, Actually in the Italian version that you sent me it says something different. It says 30.85mm not 31.85mm which makes more sense. I think its a typo in the American manual.
  11. Stretchah

    Stretchah Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the heads up Charlie, definitely after one, but, the shippings going to be a bit rich for me this time :) I have been wondering if you had to modify the front mounts at all to get it to fit on yours? I'm guessing the back had to be modified slightly as I think the Dakar tanks have 2 fixings rather than the one centre one on the standard style tank.

    Cheers,
  12. Billtr96sn

    Billtr96sn Flange Furtler

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    The Dakar tanks do have 2 fixings at the rear and the nose of the seat is different as well.
  13. RFVC600R

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    Leaking oil like a harley over here. from the stator cover. no time to fix it, and no time to ride either :cry Don't want to drive my car either. Two wheels or I ain't
    happy
  14. RFVC600R

    RFVC600R SAND EATER

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    Should I buy a gasket kit? or will that cut yourself stuff work? I got some cork gasket lying around.
  15. terrordaktyl rexxx

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    Been shopping around for some tires. Anyone ever run a wider tire up front, if so what size? can always use a bit more cushioning on the bike.
  16. 12120

    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated

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    Hate when old reliable becomes old damn thing.:D Cruising down the I-5 almost to the La Center exit and pop cough pop coasting.:huh Haven't really had a chance to dig into it yet. I am sure I have a ignition problem, but have to get a better multi meter to really check stuff. Got a new coil on the way already just cause I found a deal on one, and the plug wire was arcing to the tank.:lol3 Woke me up a couple times before I wrapped some old tube around it.:D Gotta love the old girl. I was gonna replace the stator down the road a bit anyway. Just wanted to get through the Christmas season first. Hope that is not the problem. Would hate to have to spend the kids present money on moto parts.:rofl

    Chris
  17. lookfar

    lookfar from the land of OZ

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    G'day Chris,

    That is similar t what happened to me.
    Turned out to be the cdi died. Replaced it using swapnostics
    And all was good again.
  18. 12120

    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated

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    Before I say the stator is bad. Can someone tell me I did this right? Black and red(?) wire from stator. Not in the 4 pin plug, but right next to it and from the stator harness. I should have 40-50v ac when kicking over? Test that wire and I get almost nothing. I think 13 something was the best I got. Do I need a better meter to do this test? I have just a napa special multi meter. Don't know how fast it reacts? I get no voltage at the primary coil wire either. Checked wire from harness to coil and the ground wire for coil and got nothing. I am pretty sold on the stator went south, just double check me would someone please.

    Chris
  19. 12120

    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated

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    I did not check ohms. I figured if I have the right amount of ac voltage then it working and I don't care how many ohms I see at that point.:D Kinda a simple way of looking at it I suppose, but make since in my simple head!!:lol3 Where am I again? To bad you aren't right near by I have most all the stuff you need in a box somewhere.
  20. 12120

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    Suppose that would be true. I think that I tried to get ohms reading on it and had no luck. I can't rightly remember. Guess I could check real quick.:huh