Being a shameless show-off I thought I start a thread for one of my favorite bikes, it's a plated 1996 XR600R. As some of you have heard me say before about the Big 6, there's newer, there's lighter, and there's faster, but few are as much fun and none are more reliable. My goal with this project was to mod the engine to make monster power, have enough lights so it could be seen from space, run on pump gas (91 r+m/2), and not lose the legendary reliability. This is the result, 52 horse power and 170 watts pointing down the trail. I have lots more pictures and I'm happy to share any of the details involved with building this bike. I did all of the work myself so everything will be a first hand account. I also have pictures of the head after porting and polishing if you guys would like to see them. I suppose I should start with a parts list. Head: Kibblewhite Black Diamond Valves Mega-Cycles full race cam grind #173X12 Kibble racing valve springs w/h titanium retainers Machined valve guides (required to accomodate .405" lift cam) Intake runners ported and port matched, exhaust runners ported, matched, and polished. 3 Angle valve seats. Intake: 41mm FCR pumper carb (cha-ching) Uni-Filter and back-fire screen 9 filtered air box vents Tossed the snorkle Exhaust: It sets off car alarms and makes babies cry! FMF SS PowerBomb header (wrapped) FMF Ti4 Titanium muffler & mid-pipe Cyl: Re-Sleeved with an XRs Only sleeve (thicker) JE 10.5:1 comp ratio 628cc piston Electrical: Baja Designs dual sport kit Baja Designs 250 watt re-wound stator (it's the sh#t) 55/60 watt headlight Dual 55 watt projector beam halogen off road lights shock mounted on a light bar of my design. They come on automaticly when the high beam is switched on. I know I've left some stuff out but it's getting late and I need to call it a day. Thanks for checking out the thread, I'm pretty proud of how this bike turned out. XRs Forever!