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Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 03:34 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Check your spark plug, It will tell you...

Check your spark plug, It will tell you everything you need to know.
You might even try changing it. Not guaranteed but it could be incomplete combustion due to a faulty plug. In any case look at...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 01:28 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I agree, but I wipe the gasket down with a bit of...

I agree, but I wipe the gasket down with a bit of oil before fitting it. It's an old Aircraft Mechanic thing...:evil
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 01:04 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I did that and can only agree. They're built...

I did that and can only agree. They're built tough.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
"Pretty slow in here...." Here's some pics...

"Pretty slow in here...."

Here's some pics to speed up the pace..
Took a lil' ride......
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 12:41 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I am home now. PM to follow.

I am home now. PM to follow.
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 11:30 PM
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Posted By Airguitar
Laugh This bike is all kinds of groovy!!

This bike is all kinds of groovy!!
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 01:13 PM
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Posted By Airguitar
Pics!!!!

Pics!!!!
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 10:37 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Thank you sir!!:D

Thank you sir!!:D
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 09:19 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Woke up this morning early and hit the road, um,...

Woke up this morning early and hit the road, um, dirt, um... mud.. with my Cuz on his KDX200 and his lightie on a quad.....
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Airguitar
A little South African Autumn XR600 goodness,,, ...

A little South African Autumn XR600 goodness,,,
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l7S8iaLxSSE/U15TZ8gI3aI/AAAAAAAAiVM/Guq3Cq-WPYU/w1015-h571-no/20140428_130432.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 10:15 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
My Ricky is rated at 200 watts, which is plenty...

My Ricky is rated at 200 watts, which is plenty power for other headlights, etc. Now at idle my lights are WAY better than before, and I've only configured it for 100 watts.
Check the website for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 09:12 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Hey Boys.. 2 questions. 1) I replaced my...

Hey Boys.. 2 questions.

1) I replaced my exciter coil a second time now, this time a Ricky Stator product. my first replacement was a locally rewound job which lasted 2 days before frying and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 12:39 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I've always appreciated a fine rack... :evil

I've always appreciated a fine rack... :evil
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 12:42 PM
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Posted By Airguitar
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XeIdlVkPBqo/Uw7...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XeIdlVkPBqo/Uw7tAm6FEGI/AAAAAAAAd4Q/9pyGdV8ORx8/w454-h605-no/IMG_0071-2.jpg

my brand new rewound coil died after 2 days. Cooked again.
I'm replacing the CDI,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 02:26 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
PM me ...

PM me

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/oc8on0xf51g2zbo/XR600R%20Manual%20Complete.pdf)
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 08:13 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
when will I finish the bikes? When they stop...

when will I finish the bikes? When they stop given me hell!!
I replaced the stator exciter coil and 2 days later it burned out on me. It looks like a new CDI is in order..
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 01:16 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I've got a 88 XR600. not sure on the jetting. ...

I've got a 88 XR600. not sure on the jetting.
Joburg is around 5500 feet. I'll check the manual when I get home and give you Honda's recommended jetting.
Derek in Benoni
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 10:41 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I'm also keen to know this.. :evil

I'm also keen to know this.. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 11:49 PM
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Posted By Airguitar
I had the same thoughts. I'd like to see an...

I had the same thoughts. I'd like to see an original exciter coil for comparison..
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 07:02 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Thanks Steve. I'll get at it when I go home in...

Thanks Steve. I'll get at it when I go home in February..
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 06:17 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Valve clearances triple checked. Will rewind the...

Valve clearances triple checked. Will rewind the stator. I had mine open months ago.. here's what it looked like back then. One coil is different from the rest.. looks like a rewind.....
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 02:53 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I've been having starting issues on my 600R. It...

I've been having starting issues on my 600R. It doesn't like starting, and only will try to start when cold. Hot starts can be achieved by a tow start or not at all.
Spark is weak to intermittent...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2014, 11:17 PM
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Posted By Airguitar
This is the first XR engine rebuild that I messed...

This is the first XR engine rebuild that I messed this up on.. Must have something to do with becoming an old geezer.. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2014, 08:38 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Dude.. we could've been twins.. Just that mine...

Dude.. we could've been twins.. Just that mine had allen bolts and I never got to make any scratches in the tappet chamber.. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 08:49 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
That's exactly what was wrong... :rofl

That's exactly what was wrong... :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 08:48 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Bead blast it clean, then spray paint with 2k...

Bead blast it clean, then spray paint with 2k paint. I used 75% Aluminium Silver mixed with 25% Black..
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 10:06 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I'll open it up tomorrow.. I'm thinking the same...

I'll open it up tomorrow.. I'm thinking the same thing as you, I'm not hearing any cam chain snatch, so I'm going with the cam sprocket bolts.. however I'm pretty sure I loctited them..
Hasta...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 08:40 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
My 88 XR600 is back together after an engine top...

My 88 XR600 is back together after an engine top end rebuild. (Wiseco piston, new cam chain, Re-Nikasil-ed barrel)
I got it started today and it ran beautifully and silently for about 5 minutes,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2013, 12:48 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I did oil it quite a bit. You think I should put...

I did oil it quite a bit. You think I should put some fuel down the spark plug hole and wash it out?

Thanks ElSalvador and Steve.. You're totally right, I'm treating Nikasil like a steel sleeve.....
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2013, 01:53 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I have a question for the pro's.. I've rebuild...

I have a question for the pro's..
I've rebuild my 88 XR600 Engine, new Nikasil bore, piston, rings, timing chain, closed her up and did the valve timing. Tappets adjusted as per the manual. After...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2013, 03:07 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Could you post some pics of the oil cooler mod?...

Could you post some pics of the oil cooler mod? I'm up for doing one on mine..
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 01:16 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Painted rear fender and side covers in a nice...

Painted rear fender and side covers in a nice metallic red a la CB1100R..
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TemqwaCJN1g/Uma2OAvaLHI/AAAAAAAAH2c/xxTsEkdfVNA/w1000-h750-no/IMG_1464.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 06:42 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Thanks Steve. I think I will go this route. What...

Thanks Steve. I think I will go this route. What I have read is that the rings are chosen for either Nikasil or Cast Iron.. I think it's best to go OEM and year correct to avoid any hiccups.
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2013, 01:15 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Calling all XR600 Gurus.. My 88 XR600 had a...

Calling all XR600 Gurus..

My 88 XR600 had a heat seizure, and needs a rebore. It is a Nikasil cylinder.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_8M4M67BOt5UYOcPHre9n_xzHbK8DTYweTAE9J09rFc=w977-h733-no...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Clean as can be.. Only thing that strikes me is...

Clean as can be.. Only thing that strikes me is how black the oil is..
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OF3Fj-2ynYQ/UjsPrKqitKI/AAAAAAAAHmM/gZuBLP-KJvU/w817-h613-no/IMG_1119.JPG

Not even a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 02:21 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I had a little mishap yesterday. I'd just...

I had a little mishap yesterday. I'd just replaced the throttle cables and don a carb clean.
Took the bike for a short ride, and gave it some wide open throttle on farm tracks. It was going great,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 03:43 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
Cool2 It's winter down in South Africa, but that means...

It's winter down in South Africa, but that means moderate temperatures by day and cold, clear nights. Perfect riding weather. I've recently finished making my 88 XR600R rideworthy and street legal....
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2013, 12:19 PM
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Posted By Airguitar
I feel your pain. South Africa just stopped...

I feel your pain.
South Africa just stopped importing the XR650L because of emissions and blablah.. fortunately there are too many older vehicles on the road to go legislating tight emissions...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2013, 03:44 AM
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Posted By Airguitar
I used the 60% thinner 40% Boiled linseed oil...

I used the 60% thinner 40% Boiled linseed oil trick on it, but am not sure it's a permanent solution. Over the last week I've seen some fading creeping in again.. :cry
Took it out for a run and took...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2013, 11:59 PM
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Posted By Airguitar
The beast is finished. I name her Guinevere.. :D...

The beast is finished. I name her Guinevere.. :D
Build thread is here:- http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=124049.0

Taking her in for road test today....
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