Xr600 & xr650l aussie owners

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Kenno, May 30, 2013.

  1. bonebuster

    bonebuster Been here awhile

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    No, what i mean is, the cog that runs against the " new" 5th gear cog is also changed or not ?
    From what i can gather you dont change the mating cog.
    Cheers Kenno.
    Bonebuster.
  2. lookfar

    lookfar from the land of OZ Supporter

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    NXR650 more or less done, still waiting for XRL headlight.

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  3. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Tidy work there. Looks a bit lumpy at the rear in the bottom shot, is that the battery box?

    Have you had it on the scales yet?
  4. lookfar

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    Yup, I used the battery box, sidecovers, airbox and wiring harness from the 650L. Pretty much all plug and play, so parts are easy to get anywhere.

    Haven't weighed it, and don't really plan to.
  5. lookfar

    lookfar from the land of OZ Supporter

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    Well whadya know, the tank cover that I thought was lost in action turned up. I think it really looks the part now.

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  6. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    That looks heaps nicer with that tank cover on eh.

    Go on, weigh it. You know you want to......
  7. lookfar

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    Just for you GodSilla....135 Kg
  8. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    That's really interesting. You have added electric start hardware AND a battery and still only gained around 6 kilos, which is pretty remarkable.
    Is that with all fluids except fuel?
  9. lookfar

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    Yup, all fluids and roughly 1/2 tank fuel. The battery is not the correct one, just one from a TTR 250 wreck that I had lying around. Surprised me too.
  10. bonebuster

    bonebuster Been here awhile

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    Hi all. I want to put the biggest nobbby possible on the xr600 . What fits ? Ive looked at a few duel sport tyres but want a full off road , aggresive nobby that will fit between the swing arm.
    Cheers
  11. OzAnt

    OzAnt Still searching

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    130 I believe otherwise the knobs start hitting things, also be aware some manufactures have a slightly different shape profile that may cause an issue.
    MT21, 606 are most popular on the XR and these fit fine
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  12. hoorang

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    130 Motos Desert HT fits and offers sand shovel like performance and lasts well.
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  13. bonebuster

    bonebuster Been here awhile

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Just got the d606 130 tyre but havent fitted it yet. I did just put my new Argentinian gripper seat cover on though so thought i might take some photos. Gotta get a red tool bag !
  14. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    I always found my own XR6 handled better with a 120 rear tyre, but I wasn't running it in the desert, just over lots of east coast mountain trails and tracks mainly.
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  15. lookfar

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    Both my XR600’s have the D606 120 wide tyre
  16. bonebuster

    bonebuster Been here awhile

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    They any good ? I havent laid my eyes on mine yet, just got the call to bring my wheel in.
  17. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    I was once asked how I liked my 606’s by the president of the nevada county woods riders during a chance meeting out on the trails.

    They are ok I said... (nice knobs)
    He replied, “they are predictable”.
    When I further quized him as to what he meant. He said, “predictable that they will slip”.

    As time went on, I completely realized what he was refering too. I recall so many times breaking traction at the worst time. Front and rear slides on off camber gravel roads, almost a disaster. Giving a little extra gas and having the rear end swing around beside me. Quick to wear, they were replaced with mt-21’s that I felt much more comfortable with.

    Don’t know what it is with them, but his words echo in my mind to this day. Some other people would swear by them. To each his own...

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    606’s ^^^ mt-21 front below...

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    So the third set of tires was trials type. I was digging the feel of these before I left second gear! They also have performed well off road.
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    So to re-cap here...
    I went from 606’s which I thought were good knobbies, but slipped too easily out on the roads. To mt-21’s which I found to grip better in all situations. To IRC dot legal trials type tread in search of longer tread life. So far so good. With a few psi change in tire pressure these can handle all I put before them in a dualsport way.
    Of course deep snow or sand present a problem...

    300 miles on an unbalanced front wheel 606 and I was bouncing uncontrollably due to the choppy wear patern...

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    My two cents on 606’s
  18. bonebuster

    bonebuster Been here awhile

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    Thank you 2manyrides for the big effort.That is just the info im wanting to hear.
  19. GSXR

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    D606 and MT21 are shite fronts, but good rears. 120/90-18 ideal size

    Starcross 5 hard is good front
  20. OzAnt

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    Well I have only had the MT21 let go once at 120kmh and it was picked up quickly very predictably in loose pea gravel corner when I went a bit wide, just steered in to the slide and powered on and kept the vision up and it just hooked up again.
    Have not really tried any others on the front as I have had no real need to go away from it due to lack of grip.