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RFVC600R 05-12-2013 02:11 AM

Head work So Cal??
 
My XL600 dropped a valve seat, it didn't grenade the engine thank god It started making random noises but ran fine until it kinda quit running one day. Wouldn't start for shit, excellent compression, spark and gas, just wouldn't do. it when i did get it started you can hear the valve seat moving around in there., kinda like a ratchet spinning really fast Anyway I pulled the engine but I haven't disassembled it. My problem is I would like to go to an engine machine shop myself to minimize down time.Everything is in my brother's garage lol not mine so i would to get the bike running again. I could ship it off I know but I'd prefer not to do that. I atleast bent a valve and need two new exhaust seats andvalves. None of the car guys will touch it :huh

Any good machine shops around here?? I was thinking of XRs only :dunno

MotoChris521 05-12-2013 02:45 AM

Let me guess , right exhaust valve ? :cry

Yeah , I think XR's only can fix and they are in Hesperia (sp?)

Off Limits 05-12-2013 09:52 AM

Is it a red engine?

mcma111 05-12-2013 10:48 AM

WTF???


Stick the head in a box and send it to http://www.enginedynamics.com/

TUCKERS 05-12-2013 03:48 PM

XR's only have done me well.
http://www.xrsonly.com/

CA Stu 05-14-2013 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcma111 (Post 21391624)
WTF???


Stick the head in a box and send it to http://www.enginedynamics.com/

I have heard these guys recommended for years, never heard any complaints....

Mr_Snips 05-14-2013 03:52 PM

Night talk to Travis from tbt racing

mcma111 05-15-2013 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CA Stu (Post 21407760)
I have heard these guys recommended for years, never heard any complaints....

Never will. Been a customer going on thirty years now.

CA Stu 05-15-2013 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcma111 (Post 21413301)
Never will. Been a customer going on thirty years now.

:thumb
They are often mentioned in other forums as the only shop qualified to repair KLR heads after the cam journals have been ruined from lack of oil.
Which is common, unfortunately.

Off Limits 06-13-2013 11:00 PM

So who did the work? Any good?

High Country Herb 06-14-2013 08:39 AM

Is XRs Only the outfit that does the "Big Fin Head"? I always wanted to do that mod.

HAPPYTRAILSINC 06-14-2013 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by High Country Herb (Post 21643750)
Is XRs Only the outfit that does the "Big Fin Head"? I always wanted to do that mod.


YEP, THE ONE AND ONLY:lol3

mcma111 06-14-2013 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HAPPYTRAILSINC (Post 21644466)
YEP, THE ONE AND ONLY:lol3


Not quite.

Cycle Wizard:

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/r...l/DSC_0695.jpg

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/r...l/DSC_0696.jpg

TahoeRider 06-14-2013 07:58 PM

Very nice! Both the head & the Snappy box in the background :D

RFVC600R 04-19-2014 01:23 PM

I figure I'd update for the lurkers....


Long story short, I stripped a few bolt holes, met an awesome local machinist, got a replacement head, and got machine work for way cheaper than XR's only or anybody else can do.

BAR Machine
75851 Baseline Rd Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760) 367-5865

Call them up if you need something. Excellent work.

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...ps656b9674.jpg

Sorry, shitty webcam picture.


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