Originally Posted by lvdukerider
I had a 1986 XL600R red white and blue with the gold rims, forks and swingarm with the bright red motor. I loved that bike, way more power than the 1993 XR650L I had years later, Rejetted and with a Supertrapp it would wheelie through the first 3 gears. The suspention wasent the best but for its day it was a hell of a good bike, with a rear disk and better suspention it would still be a great bike today I still miss it.
The bright red motor was what drew me to the bike. My '86 runs well, I ride it every once in a while. The power is still there and on the trail, it rivials most of the thumpers built today. When I finally tear it down, I want to bring it back exactly as it was in 1986.