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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Gregster, Jul 6, 2007.
Check your valve clearances too.
crobox- nicely done!
LOL, only an xl600 owner could type those words. Spot on.
I pulled mine out of the garage today after sitting for 5 months. Gas on, choke in. Spun through to compression, pull de-comp and bump it a little more. Deep breath and kick the thing to China and it fired up on the first try.
Put a smile on my face but we all know it isn't always like that!
If it's really nice and clean then $1500 is a good price. Go for it.
Don't take the motor apart either, just do a compression test and make sure the oil is clean.
Done. Valves were a bit tight. But the bad noise is still there. Maybe lookfar is right: timing chain. Is there a way to be sure for that before remove the engine?
Just shareing, so happy, after being in a non-running state for over a year, I finally got my 85 XL600R back up and running again. I've upgraded to a big fin head with a custom mid cam from CycleWizard, and only had to take the carbs apart three times to get it close enough to run. Need to do a nut and bolt check and change the oil then go for a long missed long ride.
While I had the engine out, really should have repainted the frame but too late now, it's time to ride.
They look better when they show their age, wear and tear.
It's been a couple of months since I took the XL off the road and found the head was cracked and a valve seat knackered...finally got all the welded head back last thursday and have rebuilt the bike and it is awesome
Running great and the XR rear shock is good too :) Went out for a ride yesterday and managed to lose the right hand side panel on the way the fixing where the bolt goes was knackered so not a huge surprise. Anyway was thinking about getting new ones anyway...
I like the look of the XR500 ones does anyone know if they fit? If not, I'll go with the standard ones...
My Xl keeps blowing the headlights, seems to happen when the revs at up. Any known fixes? I'm thinking grounds, haven't Had a chance to track it all down .
There is an ac regulator and a dc regulator. Maybe time to replace the ac regulator.
Check the earths before anything else
yall know off hand where the headlight grounds?
also, shameless plug here, trying to scoop up a cheap aftermarket exhaust, just the muffler bit, stock one is a but roached. Thanks yall.
there is only a couple grounds for the whole system. I know there is one by the ignition coil and your turn signals. there is a dummy by the turn signal relay.
I had another bike do this when I ran it without a battery. Not sure if the XL would do the same.
My headlight quit on dark night on the trail. I grounded the headlight to the frame temporarily to repair, and it is still that way today. I guess next time it quits I will chase the original ground path.
Need a stock upper triple clamp to send to a guy for measurements, anyone have one for sale? Doesn't need to be that pretty just intact.
I have one but not for sale. What measurements do you need? I can make some and send pics if that will help. Or I can send the whole thing if you want to send it back when done.
Thanks, but I found one.
Could you please post some pics of your big-fin head? I'm curious
how the de-comp chamber cover was dealt with during the big
Finally fixed those damned oi leaks. piece of mind now I dont gotta put oil in it every other day. the leaks were getting worse too. The whole process wasn't nearly as hard as I anticipated.
Those gaskets I got on ebay fit perfectly. OEM was just too damn much.