The XL600 thread

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

  1. beardothebeardo

    beardothebeardo Been here awhile

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    You happen to know what the resistance values are for the pick-up? I'm almost positive I checked that awhile ago, but been long enough that I'm uncertain.
  2. lookfar

    lookfar from the land of OZ

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    Or 0.7 to 1.0 Volt as the engine is turned over.
  3. m2h

    m2h "Old guys rule"

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    Yep I agree there. Ok I'll look into it some more. Thanks Dave
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  4. beardothebeardo

    beardothebeardo Been here awhile

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    Mine is at a consistent 389. Too low...
  5. Stretchah

    Stretchah Been here awhile

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    Sorry mate don't want to confuse things, but, I just remembered something and have double checked... it may be okay...

    I had a few issues when I first bought mine and tested the pickup coil and found it to be 383 ohms, thought it was knackered and bought a nos honda one and found that to be the same. So, I figured there may be an error in the Honda workshop manual or just newer parts testing differently. Anyway, finally sorted out the issues and it seemed to run okay until the issues with the valve seat.

    My Haynes manual turned up shortly after and in there it states the pulsar/pickup coil should test at 360 - 440 ohms. I've just tested mine again and it's 383. Not sure if one of the XL guru's can shed any light on this? I'm also wondering what values the clymer manual gives, if anyones got one?
  6. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Stretchah

    If you go by a Honda parts fich and have ALL of the shown spacers and washers in place there is no reason to have to shim the shaft. I'd go over the shaft and recheck it for all of the correct pieces. Some end play is normal.
  7. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Jim who?
  8. Stretchah

    Stretchah Been here awhile

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    Yep, definitely not me, but, cheers anyway :)
  9. Stretchah

    Stretchah Been here awhile

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    Hi everyone, while the head is still being worked on :( I thought I'd get a few things upgraded for the Xl :)
    My Dakar tank arrived yesterday, planning to do a trip to Morocco later in the year so thought it would be a good idea to increase my range.
    I know a few people on here have fitted Dakar/LM tanks, so, I'm wondering how they went about fitting and securing the front tank brackets to the R frame? I want it so that I can still fit and use the standard tank too as the LM one looks like a little large for my off road trips ;) Any ideas or pics greatly received :)
  10. brucifer

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  11. Carter Pewterschmidt

    Carter Pewterschmidt Long timer

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    Archimedes just flew my head back from Merlin the Cycle Wizard all bead blasted and looking fresh and crispy.

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    Rocker cover looking good and has all new copper washers on the shafts
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    Springs, retainers, and bright red Viton valve seals
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    Look at those intake ports. So big you can see the new bronze guides poking out from up top. I had a can of beer stuffed into each one but the picture didn't turn out.
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    Marble smooth decked head surface
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    Combustion chamber all scrubbed up with a 5 angle valve job and black diamond valves
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    Positive experience dealing with the great Cycle Wizard. I don't know what I liked most about it. The good communication, the very fair pricing, the great end result, or the fact that now I can make shitty wizard jokes to my hearts content.
  12. davek181

    davek181 Long timer

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    Looks good. Are you going to leave it naked or paint it the appropriate color? ( Red is my preference)

    Looks like a stock cam. Are you going to run stock, or did the wizard bestow on you gnarly knobs on your shaft? :lol3
  13. beardothebeardo

    beardothebeardo Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the heads up. I ordered one yesterday, and my cost was low enough just to keep it and install. I have a gut feeling it's the CDI though.....
  14. Sacciochi

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  15. Carter Pewterschmidt

    Carter Pewterschmidt Long timer

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    It will be painted red to match the engine. The cam is not stock nor did the wizard wave his wand over it rather it's a regrind by Megacycle #148-9 which is basically a stage 2. It came in a parts engine I bought off another inmate. I sent the rocker cover along for bead blasting, the new copper washers, and to confirm that the rockers were hard faced which they indeed were.

    I'll make an build thread showing the install and initial tuning, but I'm afraid to say it's going to be at least a month or two before that happens.
  16. Sacciochi

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  17. mcma111

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  18. Sacciochi

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    may I ask what are the reasons of your opinon?

    the other half the cost, you know, it's not an easy choice
  19. RFVC600R

    RFVC600R SAND EATER

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    Doesn't it have a one year warranty? I'd run it

    I'm going to play in the sand for a little bit, will bring back pics. :D
  20. Carter Pewterschmidt

    Carter Pewterschmidt Long timer

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    Right? I bought a Ricky Stator because that's what the local Cycle shop could get for me. Why do we have to talk about them so much?

    We need an XL600R sticky about stator replacement. All it will say is either buy a Ricky or a cheap one. Now get out! :lol3