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Call all XR600R!!!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by CSMonte, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. thelastfoiter

    thelastfoiter I like the gear as much as the motorcycles...

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    My stock carb is shot, I'm looking at buying a new carb.
    I want Reliable, Durable, and ease of install because I just want to get back on the bike.

    Should I get XR's only flatside, a TM40 pumper, or a new stock carb?
  2. rustyx

    rustyx Been here awhile

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    I really like the stock one after you replace the choke plate.
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  3. T4EaterJonny

    T4EaterJonny Not too hip...

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    The low rpm deadspot when you wack the throttle sucks on the stock carb.
  4. Andreja

    Andreja Adventurer

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    I decided to buy a TM40, currently rebuilding transmission, I hope I'll get to try that carb in June.
  5. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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  6. Toffee

    Toffee n00b

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    Hey - how have you attached the copper crankcase breather pipe in this picture? Cheers
  7. G-ride

    G-ride Adventurer

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    Hey guys, i live in the black hills of South Dakota. I’m looking for a XR600R. When I find one I’ll want to go completely through it top to bottom. Unless I find a mint one.... fat chance!! Does anyone know of a bike mechanic that really knows the 600? I know that any decent bike mechanic can rebuild a XR., but I want to find a mechanic that knows all the tricks for a 600. I want to go 628? Maybe. I want to wake it up, but keep it reliable . I would assume there’s probably somebody in Colorado which isn’t too far from me. thanks for the help .
  8. smokeeater495

    smokeeater495 Been here awhile

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    Paging MCMA111...MCMA111 to the Red courtesy phone. Steve is the XR guru.
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  9. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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  10. G-ride

    G-ride Adventurer

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    Thanks! For the lead.. was actually just looking at the engine he has for sale on here...
  11. amockalypsenow

    amockalypsenow dirtybiker

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    Hi folks! I'm looking for a plated xr600 in so cal. I don't mind rebuilding it. Thanks!
  12. Geo-Nemesis

    Geo-Nemesis Adventurer

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    hi folks, i want to try to put an Xr600r rear shock in my transalp to lift it, can you tell me which is the best year model to choose from? or are not worth it?
    i knew that later ones with fixed reservoir have larger piston and better than the remote res ones, am I right?
    do they have any kind of adjustability?

    thanks!
  13. G-ride

    G-ride Adventurer

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    So I’m still considering a XR600R, but concerned about parts availability now and in the future!! Obviously the 650r has a big enough fallowing so that’s not really an issue but the 600 is not near as popular. Curious if anybody else has thought of this or concerned about it? Btw I’m in the states.
  14. Squily

    Squily Squily Supporter

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    IMO, the 600 will always have parts available. The motor is a 'generic' Honda design shared by 350-650 with different internal components. And there is enough aftermarket bits available, including sleeves, bigbore kits etc. Biggest problem has always been the cost of a gearbox rebuild. Most people will just scrap the bike when it comes to that, as it may not be cost-effective.

    The 650R is a costly beast. And the motor is not 'generic'.
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  15. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Like @Squily said, that is not and will not be an issue for a LONG time! There were WAY more XR600's sold than XR650R's. If I do a for sale search right now, I bet I can find 20 600's forevery 1 650R.
  16. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    The only shock that I ever found that was a bolt on for the Transalp was a 1982 CR250 shock. Once it was resprung and revalved for the extra weight, it worked awesome.
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  17. G-ride

    G-ride Adventurer

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    Interesting.. not sure where you are from, but 650r is easier to find in the U.S. Midwest:/ Colorado area than a 600. But the point you make about generic engine compared to the 650 is definitely a good one .
  18. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Live in KY, I only know of 2 people that have 650R's. They couldn't give them away around here.
  19. amockalypsenow

    amockalypsenow dirtybiker

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    Also, looking for a single carb xr600 head... anybody got one floating around?
  20. sdom001

    sdom001 BRP Rider

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    I did a quick search and couldn't find anything, but does anyone know what replacement options are available for the plastics on the xr600. Specificly the front and rear fenders.