The XL600 thread

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

  1. lookfar

    lookfar from the land of OZ

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

    lookfar from the land of OZ

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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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  3. lookfar

    lookfar from the land of OZ

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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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  4. Dessert Storm

    Dessert Storm Dances With Drunks

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  5. Billtr96sn

    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.
  6. Homerb

    Homerb Been here awhile

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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!
  7. lookfar

    lookfar from the land of OZ

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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
  8. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Lookfar,

    I just answered this on the XR600 thread.
  9. 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.
  10. lookfar

    lookfar from the land of OZ

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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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  11. 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
  12. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Nope
  13. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Do you need a cam? I have one available.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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....

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    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 ?

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    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
  18. 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.
  19. 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?
  20. 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.