XR600 Build project (crf450x inspired)

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by artimious7@yahoo.com, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. artimious7@yahoo.com

    artimious7@yahoo.com Artimious7

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    Here is one for all you xr600 guys out there. I wanted to buy a plated XR600 and tear it down and build it my way. So I came up with an idea of doing a subframe conversion using all crf450x parts and ebayed most everything I needed to build this bike. Also did the USD fork conversion. So far, I have done 2 dual sport rides (over 500 miles) and it worked very well. Here is a list of mods we did.

    Cut off and discarded the entire xr600 subframe and all componets.

    Installed new 450x subframe, seat, side plates and fenders
    450x airbox (moded it, see pics)
    450x Two Brothers racing muffler (moded to fit White Bros SS XR600 header)
    450x Rear brake master cylinder converion
    CRF450r Carb (custom intake manifold)
    Inverted front end
    Suspension done by House of Horsepower
    200 watt stator, Trail Tech head light
    Powder coated frame and subframe gloss black
    Custom bar risers
    Gutts Racing soft seat foam (for long DS rides)
    Magura Hydrolic clutch conversion [​IMG]
    Talon gold hubs
    Black Excel rims
    Braking Oversized front Rotor (A must have on this bike)
    Garmin GPSmap 60 csx
    Clark 4 gallon tank (needed the long range)
    Ims pegs
    Pro moto billet kick stand (cut off original mount, made a new mount and installed the pmb kick stand from a CR500) way better fit and looks really cool too....

    All my fabrication work was done by a shop in Hayward, Ca. Curt Winter @ BTRmoto.com. He is building some of the badest bikes around right now. He can do anything you want and his prices are very reasonable.


    http://s174.photobucket.com/albums/w...xr600%20build/
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  2. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Mate I love this - in fact I bought a 450x rear end for my 600 2 years ago and never got round to doing it.

    good to see you complete the job.

    how does it run?
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  3. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    super looking xr!
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  4. Cbretr2

    Cbretr2 Adventurer

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    Nice, need to sve this page for a later project.
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  5. Tukata

    Tukata ADV Demo Rider

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  6. Cumbacheech

    Cumbacheech XRated

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    :clap great looking bike!!
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  7. artimious7@yahoo.com

    artimious7@yahoo.com Artimious7

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    Thank you for the compliments. It sure is a fun bike to ride :D
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  8. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    Great job....nicely done!!

    But would be sweeter if you have fitted A-loop tank shroud kit for the 600 to complete the sleek modern look.

    Anyways...awesome project.....:freaky
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  9. artimious7@yahoo.com

    artimious7@yahoo.com Artimious7

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    Yep, It's sitting on the garage floor. I bought it and installed it with 2008 CRf450x shrouds and it looks very cool, but realisticly it has less than 2 gallons of gas. I didn't want my bike to have such a short range. Would you like to buy one :D


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  10. AlpinaE24

    AlpinaE24 Been here awhile

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    Badass.
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  11. artimious7@yahoo.com

    artimious7@yahoo.com Artimious7

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    I am looking to add some dualsport rides to the calendar next year. Are there any realy awesome ds rides in Nor Cal? I did the Sheetiron and the Reno 200 this year. I would like to find something around 200+ miles of A-B level riding, 1-2 day ride would be cool. I am also considering the Death Valley area. I would like to see Charles Manson's hideout. Does anyone have a gps route of that ride? Maybe a 2 or 3 day version, thx
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  12. lilsmokey

    lilsmokey Been here awhile

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    That xr looks really familiar. You didn't happen to buy it from a inmate did you?

    But that is a cOol build. Good job on the conversion.
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  13. oldxr

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    How much does it weigh?Awesome fabrication quality.About death valley-its basically jeep roads -mr mansons old hide out was called barker ranch .look up the death valley daze thread in the regional forums-its the last weekend in january.no gps needed.I have 2 xr's an old 1987 xr600r and a plated 2002 650r- for trail work i like the old beast better-not as top heavy
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  14. artimious7@yahoo.com

    artimious7@yahoo.com Artimious7

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    I bought the xr600r from a kid not far from where I live. It was all stock and it needed a lot of TLC. I wanted to do something different and give it a new look :D




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    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    Pics pics...
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  16. artimious7@yahoo.com

    artimious7@yahoo.com Artimious7

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    LC8, click on the photobucket link on the bottom of my posting


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  17. artimious7@yahoo.com

    artimious7@yahoo.com Artimious7

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    Hey Guys, I am now thinking about getting into my engine and freshening it up. I hear that the HRC628 cam is the way to go, but that they don't make them anymore. If so, does anyone have a new one that they never used? or, is they somebody that is making cams to the HRC 628 spec? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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  18. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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    On here , Cyclewizard :deal
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  19. artimious7@yahoo.com

    artimious7@yahoo.com Artimious7

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    Well' I spoke to CycleWizard and ended up shipping him my entire top end today :D. Can't wait to get it back and take her for a ride.
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  20. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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    Good decision , :deal

    You won't be sorry ...................
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