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Old 05-23-2013, 09:10 AM   #7703
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Joined: Jul 2007
Location: San Francisco,Ca.
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Originally Posted by davek181 View Post
I have a later one '87 with over 40K on the clock and it's valve seats are still stuck tight. I do hope they improved as time went on, i don't want to have to go through that ordeal. I just want to ride.

Last year I fixed a fellas 1993 XR650l that dropped a seat. Took out the piston, the head was so cracked it wasn't worth the repair. Big money fix. Even though he had re-jetted the carb he was running it on the freeway like a CB1000. Then he moved farther from work and blew up the motor again running it so hard. I talked him into a multi cylinder bike.
Steve in SF

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87 Harley FXRS-SP ~ 06 KTM 625 SMC ~ 72 Honda CB750/915cc ~ 92 XR600/654cc ~ 95 XR650l/675cc ~ 03 CRF450r ~ 05 CRF450x ~ 02 XR650l/675cc ~ 86 YZ490 ~ 93 YZ80 ~ 93 XR650l Project
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