XR600- Donkey Fix Up & Full Rebuild

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by SlickSix, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. SlickSix

    SlickSix Been here awhile

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    MacNoob, you´re right. It is a heater core. My dad told me after he checked better the car.
    Iwas cleaning it and it struck me that the honeycomb was way too dense to be from an
    oil system. I ran some solvent and old oil to check the flow and it would pose no problem, I think.

    Either way, I scraped the ideia to mount this one, it´s a bit big.
    I´m trying to source something like the old vfr,cb,cbr hondas had.
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  2. SlickSix

    SlickSix Been here awhile

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    Hey guys, I´ve got my frame and parts back!!! :clap

    It´s pretty nice, I told my brother to make it all black but he made a bit of his
    magic and added some gold to it and it turned out excellent! I´ll post some detailed
    photos tomorrow.

    I got in the zone and didn't take alot of pictures.

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    Just greased all the linkages and assembled it. Pretty straigth forward stuff except for the
    steering stem bearings, they can be a pain. The rear CRF450 fender is still in the works.
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  3. SlickSix

    SlickSix Been here awhile

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    Assembly tip: put the airbox first :deal

    Don't know if you recognize the triple but when I bought it I didn´t know what it was.
    It turned out to be a Scotts with the fat bar mount. Not bad for a suprise... top and bottom
    for 45 :D

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    Also got my cylinder and 98mm Prox

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    And my old girl enjoying the day

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    She was pretty interested in my activities :lol3

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  4. SlickSix

    SlickSix Been here awhile

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    For now I haven´t done any more assembly but I had to fix a little mishap... when I was cleaning
    my case for paint, I dropped it :cry Still could catch it it my foot but it was already late. It broke
    a piece on the front engine mount

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  5. SlickSix

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    I´m not to worried about it. I'll try to fix it it JB and if it holds, fine, if the vibration is too much
    for it and it brakes, I´ll source one.
    For the time being, here's my fix...

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    Some cardboard rolled up and stuffed in the case. This way I'll assure a relatively round bore and when
    it's time to remove it, only a tiny bit of cardboard will stick to it making it easy to remove.

    The aluminium tape it's to hold the JB and give it a rough side shape while the small grid will hopefully
    add some resistance to vibration. It has 3 small ones

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    We'll see if it holds.

    Who wants to get the bets rolling? :rofl
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  6. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    You should have had the broken piece welded back on.
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  7. SlickSix

    SlickSix Been here awhile

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    Hey Steve, you´re right. I should, but around here the cost of welding aluminium is
    kinda of high. For the money I can get a side case. I´ll run it and see if it holds, if it doesn't...
    I rather get a case.
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  8. brucifer

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    Looking good, man! Your furry companion looks like she's enjoying the sunshine. :)
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  9. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Perhaps consider the time, labor and expense of tearing the engine down.

    Do it right the first time.
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  10. nikolic

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    Where were you going to fit the oil cooler? I just grabbed one from xtz600!
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  11. SlickSix

    SlickSix Been here awhile

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    I know, I know... if it brakes on the first ride I'll punch myself for it.

    nikolic- it usually goes in front of of the steering tube or the front of the frame midway between
    the tank and bash plate. As long as it gets cool air, it's good.
    I also got a new oil cooler from a Yamaha XJ 550. The one I got was a bit big and not appropriate.
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  12. SlickSix

    SlickSix Been here awhile

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    Yep, pretty much the only thing she does now, she s 17 and enjoying retirement. Eat, dump it and sleep :lol3
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  13. nikolic

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    I meant "where" as where in the lubrication system, where to connect it?
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  14. SlickSix

    SlickSix Been here awhile

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    Hey nikolic, sorry for the late reply, been pretty busy around here.
    Didn't understand it the first time. I have a diagram that another member
    has done, I'll just upload it to photobucket in a few and post it here ok?
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  15. SlickSix

    SlickSix Been here awhile

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    Here you go

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  16. nikolic

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  17. SlickSix

    SlickSix Been here awhile

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    Hey guys, sorry for waiting. I´m opening a new coffee shop and priorities changed a bit.

    Enough of excuses, right? It´s update time :clap

    She´s pretty much finished, but I´ll give you the run down.
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  18. SlickSix

    SlickSix Been here awhile

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    Ok, so after I fixed the broken piece of the case I started on the wheels which
    were not as bad to straight as I initially thought

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    Did the same to the back wheel on my improvised stand and they turned out ok
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  19. SlickSix

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    Mounted the new disc and wheels

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    Also retrofitted the rear fender and side panels from the CRF450, handguards and some decals
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  20. SlickSix

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    In the meantime my rod arrived!!
    I was suprised to see the original honda big end rod, it was not that bad for 18 years of abuse

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    The new, shiny one looks better :D

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