Call all XR600R!!!

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

  1. MattLikeyBikey

    MattLikeyBikey Been here awhile

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    Skid plate - anyone recommend one on here? I see that one post says that a skid plate isn't recommended due to cooling needs. Anything better than stock but provides sufficient air flow? Thanks.
  2. bork

    bork Been here awhile

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  3. MattLikeyBikey

    MattLikeyBikey Been here awhile

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    One other question - Kenda K270 - it looks like the 3.25 will fit on the XR600R but which rear tire? Rocky Mt says 4.5 but would a 5.1 work well? Pros/Cons? They seem to both be the same weight rating so maybe net no nevermind.
  4. lookfar

    lookfar from the land of OZ Supporter

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    5.1 is same as 130
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  5. Wookazoid

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    According to what I've read, Summers didn't run a skid plate since he was concerned that it would block the air flow to the engine. The frame guards underneath do provide some decent protection.

    I bought his last 600R race bike from his nephew last February and it didn't have a skid plate. The bike was set up for him but he broke his femur before he ever got to race it. It also doesn't have the XR400 oil cooler but appears to have all the other cool SRC stuff including the factory Yosh pipe. I have since put a skid plate on it (Ricochet from Rockymountain), since I'm a mortal and can't ride it that hard.
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    Without skid plate (when I got it)

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    With skid plate (now)

    Greg
  6. T4EaterJonny

    T4EaterJonny Not too hip...

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    The skid plates don't even come up that high. I run the GSMark oil cooler so I don'tworry about temps.. I wish I knew which one mine was. Its probably something from a company that doesn't exist anymore from the 90s
  7. Wookazoid

    Wookazoid Tree Basher

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    The skid plate has to come up and attach to the mounts used for the “Pipe, Skid” (underside frame guard) just below the oil drain bolt on the frame downtube. That doesn’t come up far enough to block the cylinder cooling fins but Summers primarily raced in the east where the courses are relatively tight and lower speed. Temperatures in the summer get pretty warm and with a skid plate, the engine would have a little more trouble dissipating heat. At the level he raced, they looked for any miniscule advantage they can gain for performance. Myself, I just don’t want to bust my engine case.

    I'm trying to leave the 600R as original as possible, but I also have a 650L. The Sutton's oil cooler was on my wish list, but I like that GSMark. How do they compare?

    Greg
  8. Onederer

    Onederer Crunch Nugget

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    Don't for get about aluminum skid plates reflecting sound back up, especially the larger ones.


    There used to be 'glide plates' available for the XR600R. They fit WITH the factory tubular engine guard, but did not extend past the side of the frame tubes. I think Works Connection made one for the XR. They bolted to the two places in the front that the factory guard did and had two clamps similar to other skid plates near the rear, under the engine.

    Here's an internet picture of one on a XR400R. It's constructed and mounted different from the XR600R ones.
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    They provide frame and engine protection on the bottom, without the big wings on the side like skid/bash plates. With the stock engine guard in place, I'm not so sure the side wings are needed anyway. The XR600R stock engine guard was aluminum tubing, but one for a XR650L is steel, if that makes a difference.


    I have, or had one that was beat up pretty bad. I'll look for it or at least some pictures of it.
  9. Onederer

    Onederer Crunch Nugget

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    I sold the one I had, but here are some pictures. Maybe some companies still make them.
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    Sub Zero Ice Breather!

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    my 1996! runs fantastic. really fun bike! I spend alot of time on the street with it, i know it needs tires :D

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  12. baldman1

    baldman1 Long timer

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    Your bike needs tires.
  13. jcshew

    jcshew Been here awhile

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    Hello,

    I have this set of Applied Racing tripe clamps. I know they are for an XR, but I'm not sure if they fit a 650R or the 600R. Anyone know what the diameter of the 600's upper fork tube is? Thanks.

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    jcshew Been here awhile

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    Thanks!
  16. webmonstro

    webmonstro A Aventura Continua....

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    Just bumping the thread ...
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  17. ossaboy2867

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    E718BC7A-409D-4831-9FE9-7449EB08739C.jpeg C76FCC48-6129-40A9-9F2E-201BE57AA344.jpeg I previously posted this in the wrong area (XRL). I have an older friend from work who wants to sell me this. It runs and has a NY state street legal title. Based off the pictures, what would YOU pay? Just curious what the going price is for one of these. I promise to keep it a dirt bike. I cant stand the beardo hipster crap people are doing to these offroad legends.
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    Depending on the year I would guess 1000.00-1200.00, depends how it starts and runs also. Hope he's kept stock air cleaner on it, K&N less then that.
  19. ossaboy2867

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    Perfect. It had the stock filter and it appears a mouse ate it. I plan on doing a complete resto to handle my dual sport needs.
  20. AlpinaE24

    AlpinaE24 Long timer

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    I really need to find another nice 600