The XL600 thread

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

  1. jjxlrider

    jjxlrider Part time adult

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    Since all my Yami's only have the kick lever decomp, no manual option, I am used to that method and have never used the hand lever. Both work, personal preference . At least the XT's have a loud "click" from the release once TDC is past, easy to know, the XL doesn't.


    As for the boots, as many said, they get by with tennis shoes, flip flops ect.. and that is good enough, just one time is all it takes for a backfire and ,ouchhh. I have a pair of Thor 50/50's, from quad trail riding/sand duning,they are nice and light, about as comfy as you can get as far as boots are concerned, even good when walking since they don't go up as far as normal mx boots.


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  2. RFVC600R

    RFVC600R SAND EATER!

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    Sh0rtlife.... I'm the XL Jesus! Nice to see another long hair!:clap

    I did the same thing.
    Next rebuild I'm going to completely delete the auto decomp system. Fill, weld, and paint the holes for the systems. Might even get the chamber welded closed. :wink:
  3. 12120

    12120 Indenturedx5

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    Told ya she's ugly.[​IMG][/URL][/IMG][​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
  4. RFVC600R

    RFVC600R SAND EATER!

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    Well your swing arm and frame doesn't have sand damage.:deal I can't paint my bike because it'll be ruined it just a year or too. I actually like the patina anyway. Anyway, I'm about to go put the carbs on and fire this beast up. Hopefully I'll hae a positive update for once! That's not to be follow with a bad update later :puke1

    Ehh actually looking again, we're about the same. My 5 gallon tank is uglier than sin since I repaired the cracks :cry and you got much better seat foam.
  5. 12120

    12120 Indenturedx5

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    I thought that my seat had cardboard or something not foam. It is the most ass killing thing I ever had to sit on. :D Think someone took out a little to much soft stuff. I sure love that old turd.

    Chris
  6. sh0rtlife

    sh0rtlife Been here awhile

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    yeah i saw that long hair pic im like..hell that could be me..about 10 years ago...but yeah hairs still growin like a weed

    as for the decomp i dont know why youd want to eliminate it...guess i just find it weird when bikes dont have em...moms ole mr175 even has one which was my second bike..
  7. sh0rtlife

    sh0rtlife Been here awhile

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    seat shape does look a lil...off....and she sure aint ugly..pretty clean actualy...lot nicer than mine...i need to replace the fenders BAD, so bad i had to paint em black for now...i WISH i had an XL square light instead of the acerbis XR light..

    ive been beating on my 600 a bit..catchin air n such like i have my 250..funny thing..the 600 goes up and comes down a hell of alot smoother..not softer..than my 250..it just feels more "right" where the 250 feels overly stiff..but that bikes soo clean im sure its still got that "new" suspension feel to it LOL

    just about high time to come get tags, speedo and toss insurance back on it and ride the hell out of it again...but i really should do an oil cooler first..ugh
  8. RFVC600R

    RFVC600R SAND EATER!

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  9. lookfar

    lookfar from the land of OZ

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  10. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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  11. lookfar

    lookfar from the land of OZ

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  12. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    The exhaust seals are not one use. At least I have reused them. And I'm not talking about prying them out and reusing them. As long as you fit the header back to it's prior position they are fine. The seal has a two fold purpose. One to seal the header to the head and two, to protect the head from getting beat up by the steel header.
  13. joexr

    joexr Banned

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  14. LandsVW

    LandsVW Been here awhile

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    FYI BRP riders - there is a 1986 XL600 listed in Seattle Tacoma Craigslist but it's listed as a XR600R. 3000 original miles and he says make an offer.

    Saw it searching for XR parts and thought I'd pass it along. The pictures look good..

    Not mine and don't PM me - at least not about that. ;)

    :D
  15. sh0rtlife

    sh0rtlife Been here awhile

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    trying to find it i found this instead

    http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/4381307814.html
  16. RFVC600R

    RFVC600R SAND EATER!

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    I haven't seen a XL6 on CL for months round these parts. Last one was a non-op but clean as fuck for $800. I paid $1500 for my piece of shit. :puke1
  17. RFVC600R

    RFVC600R SAND EATER!

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    What's a "500R mx frame"?
  18. daedus

    daedus Adventurer

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    Paid a ridiculous $ but managed to find a head bolt cap for the valve head on ebay. In theory that's everything I need in order to start the re-assembly! Come on international delivery.. don't let me down.
  19. RFVC600R

    RFVC600R SAND EATER!

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    Did you buy it from overseas?? Dude, I got 80% of an engine that's not going anywhere. I told ya I can ship the bolt, you should've asked about the cap. I would have just gave it to you.:deal Next time you need some random bit PM me.
  20. AlpinaE24

    AlpinaE24 Been here awhile

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    They don't show up to often around here either, I was looking for a 90s XR600 when I found my 85. Got a hell of a deal for $750 with 4300 miles and a clean title.