The XL600 thread

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

  1. Edouard_Bracame

    Edouard_Bracame Adventurer

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    It is not necessary to shim the springs, nevertheless check that you still have material at the edge of the valve, I mean that the edge does not terminate by the corner of an angle.
  2. Edouard_Bracame

    Edouard_Bracame Adventurer

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    It's funny I have almost a similar picture of my son stuck in the sand when we were in the UAE, a couple of years ago...:1drink
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  3. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Very good point. There is a reason why the stock bikes have lasted 30 years.
  4. crobox

    crobox Been here awhile

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    Great, thanks. Concurring opinions from several dudes who know what they're talking about is good enough for me.

    Christian
  5. 12120

    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated

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    All fixed. Just have to ride ride ride. At least until the next thing. I think I fixed about all the normal problems people have with these. So I guess the motor will probably blow next.:lol3
  6. Schrauberklaus

    Schrauberklaus ***ifyer

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    Great , thats after my Xl600R , one in Krabi and one in Chiang Mai the 4te XL i know about here in Thailand .
    Maybe we make a XL Meeting in the Future :D
  7. Schrauberklaus

    Schrauberklaus ***ifyer

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    Great looking , ready to go .

    Just dit a 16 Days , 6382 km Loop through Thailand on my XL600R.
    4,11 L/100 km minimum , 4,6 L/100 km avarage
    only Problem , a broken Clutch Cable on the Way Home 1 Km in front of the Door.
    [​IMG]

    Drop in if you hit Phuket / Thailand
  8. Schrauberklaus

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    Sorry , no Pics were you can see anything .
    Just check , only with Tape in the Way or already with primer on it
  9. RFVC600R

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    This what I run. awesome color too. I don't know how long it will last but it's better than the old non o-ring chain that was on before. I was scared the old one was gonna snap at anytime :puke1

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-XL600...Parts_Accessories&hash=item19cc77d498&vxp=mtr

    you need a couple special tools to install it though. :ear

    BTW guys I am interested in buying a used aftermarket exhaust and maybe a stainless steel header. Anybody??:D
  10. joexr

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    Remember , you get what you pay for.
  11. Edouard_Bracame

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    Well the bike is in Belgium and I'm living in Thailand...:norton...
    Reason why, the progress odf my project bike is so slow...

    but I would love to buy a xl600 in Thailand, the problem is I never saw one before even at red baron:cry
  12. Edouard_Bracame

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    Nice bike mijnheer, Ik spreek een beetje nederlands, mijn vader is een vloooming...:rofl
  13. Schrauberklaus

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    Then drive it over , nice Trip as long as you don't ride through south India.
  14. crobox

    crobox Been here awhile

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    OK so I got the head back onto my engine today and assembled the cam shaft and chain.

    At absolute TDC, with the forward half (the non-tensioner half) of the cam chain pulled taught, this is the line-up I got with the marks on the camshaft sprocket:

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    The marks are of course supposed to line up exactly with the gasket mating surface, but mine didn't. Definitely not an issue of the chain being a tooth off... it was too close for that. But it's OFF in the way that it is is consistent, I believe, with a stretched cam chain.

    Right?

    Time for a new cam chain.... right?
  15. dirtyron

    dirtyron never grew up

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    is there play in the links? if not don't worry about it. there can be some cam timing variation and still be in spec.
  16. 12120

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    I have a Wester Powersports heavy duty chain on mine since last summer. Have not had to adjust it, and no problems.:D I don't remember what it cost me though.
  17. 12120

    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated

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    Anyone know a source for the bowl gaskets? All you can get from honda is a complete kit.:huh Seems like a lot of extra parts just to get the rubber orings for the bowls. I made a inline, literally, fuel filter today. I had a plastic one that broke, and was tired off the extra loop in the hose to make it work. So I pulled the little filter screen thingy out of the plastic. Fits tight inside a .25 inch hose. Pushed it in checked for good flow. Seems to work. Screen is to big to go into inlet on carb, and fits tight enough that it should filter ok. I don't know if it was a dumb idea, but gave me something to do for a few minutes.

    Chris
  18. Edouard_Bracame

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    Yes, you are right.
  19. lamebrain

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    I would get the full kit, if it's still available. It's always good to have extra parts!
  20. joexr

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    Buy brand name. If you never heard of it before other than some dumbasses sugestion , then dont buy it . Would you buy a brand of bike you never heard of before. Store brands are not brand name.