The XL600 thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Gregster, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. sh0rtlife

    sh0rtlife Long timer

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    oh i could pop the carbs off and have a look if you want a baseline to start from..im down around 200ft but its tuned for basecamp of about 1000ish since we ride up n down out of there

    i spent more time tweakinging the needle setting most, the jet work is going to come down to riding style more than anything
  2. casual_fridays

    casual_fridays n00b

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  3. benspilk09

    benspilk09 Adventurer

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    You can find factory 0.5mm pistons for sale on eBay still. Rings are still available from Honda, as I just honed and re-rung mine.
  4. 12120

    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated

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    So sadly I sold my XL today.
    Gentlemen did not want the extras. I have a bunch of dual carb rebuildable stuff. I would prefer to get rid of it all at once. Shipping is probably not feasible for some of it cause motor r heavy. Got a 1983 big intake port head in the pile. DEEC7301-AE00-4B10-8BC0-C597085B2D9C.jpeg D531B6D3-FC56-40FA-96AF-F4F5B26AF7AA.jpeg BA4D1681-72B8-4F75-A5FB-4075B4D6402D.jpeg 416F5AE1-37BF-4D16-813B-31B8DC70A024.jpeg 7F9551D4-76B3-467E-A58B-F62E34367817.jpeg D9751BF0-9017-426F-B4C8-77EF0042E000.jpeg 894E5CB5-7A22-40BB-AD03-BA0A327A9B08.jpeg A101E74C-9C33-4DF2-B23F-2F7790D43FF8.jpeg A1852FB1-96D1-48C5-9B96-D89BE64709F8.jpeg
    Make me a offer give me a call I can get you a from memory list.
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  5. locopny

    locopny Been here awhile

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    Might not be bad say if you are near a Fastenal on both ends of deal.
    Now..getting a different bike or hanging it up?
  6. 12120

    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated

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    Gonna get something else eventually. Just sick of watching it sit. Always on the dirt bike when I have time. Plus this little vixen. 4E4E4610-9743-4D73-BD31-921564FC3119.jpeg
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  7. sh0rtlife

    sh0rtlife Long timer

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    that lil hammer is a cutie and the vintage plate too!!!

    maybe you need an old 79 xl500s
  8. bork

    bork Been here awhile

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    Starting set up of spreading an xr600r swinge-arm for the wider XL600r cush drive wheel.
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  9. 12120

    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated

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    Been there done that. Tricky part is getting even spread on each side. Or in other words keeping it centered, watch for cracks up at the front when you are done.
  10. bork

    bork Been here awhile

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    The right side is where it should be & doesn't need to be moved. That's why it is mounted to a 2" thick milling table. The front pivot is shimmed and bolted down and so is the rear of arm. Only the left side needs to move approx 9/16" or 14mm-ish ? I'm going to cut most of the left side weld except the very side, toward the front. Also will bolt in axle to the correct distance plus 2mm and keep there till after re-weld has cooled. Sh0rtlife has been giving good info from when he did his.(thank you)
  11. lookfar

    lookfar from the land of OZ Supporter

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    Having a bit of a fiddle on the lathe this arv, a before and after pic of turning down the end of a XR650L countershaft to fit the kickstart idler so it can be used in an XR600. The other countershaft is XL600 for comparison. Just waiting on a 2mm slot drill to bore the oil holes.
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  12. bork

    bork Been here awhile

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  13. lookfar

    lookfar from the land of OZ Supporter

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    The XL shaft has around 56,000Km (35,000 miles) on it, if the speedo is original. I bought the bike to restore, and decided to replace the CS while I had it in bits.

    The object of the exercise was to see how the XRL CS machined, and if it could be modified for use in the XR/XL kick start bikes. An Inmate sent me his buggered XRL CS for the exercise, as I didn't want to possibly stuff up a new one.
  14. bork

    bork Been here awhile

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    Ah, it all makes sense now. How's the hardness before & after machining?
  15. lookfar

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    There is
    There is no discernible difference between the machined XRL CS and the original XL CS. The hardness is pretty much identical.
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  16. lookfar

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    The finished result.
    Honda XL600 CS on the left, my machined XRL CS on the right. Drilling the oil hole killed my HSS 2mm slot drill, so the hardness is good.
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  17. bork

    bork Been here awhile

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    Good work!!!
  18. 12120

    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated

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    1983 reed valve style large port XL600 head. Have the early cam with tach drive on it also, and the correct carb isolator for the intake side. I know you guys want a go fast motor build. Top it off with a big runner head.
    100.00 obo. In Longview Washington
    Head on the left is the later small port style 02BEC3D8-826E-4513-9BDA-0D2D14EE30E2.jpeg F626ADD5-80C0-4906-A8DD-1A773205FFF9.jpeg 1614B31C-1291-4746-B5B2-9CC07091C2C9.jpeg
  19. XRLated

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    Hello esteemed XL gurus.

    I am preparing to strip my 86 XL600R to individual parts, inspect, repair/replace as needed, repaint, restore, reassemble into an as-new (as possible) specimen, a labor of love aiming to make the enjoyment of the journey as important as the beauty of the end product.

    Any advice regarding disassembling this particular bike? Anything finicky to be aware of, any tips & tricks, general guidance?

    Thanks in advance!
  20. lookfar

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    Label all the wires as you disconnect them, so you know where they all go again.
    Bag and label groups of bolts as you remove them, for the same reason.
    Clean and oil all your threads before reassembly, I normally run a tap into the holes, and a die on the bolts.
    Remember that the XR650L and the XL600 have VERY similar engines, and quite a few bits will interchange.

    And MOST important, enjoy the journey, 'tis a thing to be remembered.