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Old 12-11-2012, 12:32 AM   #6481
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More playing around in photoshop. Sorry to those who consider this blasphemy.

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Old 12-11-2012, 12:50 AM   #6482
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Is it a PD03 or PD04? do you have square or round tubing? Sounds like you have a earlier XL600R

Ooops, this is for the guy with the red frame!
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:53 AM   #6483
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Is it a PD03 or PD04? do you have square or round tubing? Sounds like you have a earlier XL600R
If you're asking me... its an '86.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:19 AM   #6484
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Crobox, why not look at what the XL600LMF uses?? It is much the same engine as yours (Top end is exactly the same) and the bottom end is kick and electric.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:07 AM   #6485
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If you're asking me... its an '86.
Look at the frame Vin plate, it will have a PD number on there.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:09 AM   #6486
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15.4oz or 455cc of ATF. Oil level is 150mm or 5.9"
As an aside, what air pressure would you recommend?
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:21 AM   #6487
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:38 AM   #6488
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I like to have fork bleeders so I can purge any fork pressure with me on the bike and at breaks during rough rides. If the fork is too soft put heavier springs in.

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Old 12-11-2012, 10:28 AM   #6489
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Crobox, why not look at what the XL600LMF uses?? It is much the same engine as yours (Top end is exactly the same) and the bottom end is kick and electric.
Sounds cool.

But not available over here.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:30 AM   #6490
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More playing around in photoshop. Sorry to those who consider this blasphemy.
That would look cool if all the plastics were blue, but otherwise the full blue on the tank is too much blue in one place. Try a RWB style painted tank, keep the blue and white, and just replace the red with orange. Might look better.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:40 AM   #6491
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I love the kick start. I like that it takes a certain amount of knowledge and experience to pull it off so not everyone can do it. It's the same feeling I get from driving stick, in America it's like a special skill. Not to mention you feel kinda like a badass stomping the engine to life every time. Except when you stall in traffic, kick start doesn't make you feel very cool when that happens.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:22 PM   #6492
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Hi Crobox, just FYI the Xl600r motor isn't the same as the XL600LMF or XL600RMG motor. Especially the top end. The XL600R Bore and stroke is 100mm x 75mm, the LMF and RMG bore and stroke is 97mm x 80mm. The LMF and RMG motors are actually XR600R engines fitted with an electric starter.
Sure, a lot of parts will interchange between the models, but a lot wont. Ask me how I know.
I'm currently rebuilding my XL600RMG, and have already been caught ordering XL600 parts when I actually need XR600 parts.

I suppose if the RMG/LMF wasn't sold in your part of the world, its largely irrelevant, though might be an issue if buying parts from overseas.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:26 AM   #6493
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That's good to hear, because my white plastics are pretty dirty. I was lamenting the idea that I might have to get new ones.. but now I'll try cleaning them up first!
Yep, Soft Scrub with bleach and a scotchbrite pad and you'll be shocked at how clean and white those plastics will look...with some scrubbing you can get any stain/dirt out. Follow up with a coat of wax to get the new plastic shine back, and those white bikes are EASY to keep looking sharp
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:22 AM   #6494
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That's good to hear, because my white plastics are pretty dirty. I was lamenting the idea that I might have to get new ones.. but now I'll try cleaning them up first!
Best of luck getting new ones....Took me a couple of years to find a pair of new in box OEM white sidecovers....The originals have probably been NLA for the best part of 20 years. I didn't like the DC plastics version, as they don't fit like the originals.


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Old 12-12-2012, 04:47 AM   #6495
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I was splitting the lane at a red light, and some ass hole in a gay little ricer civic thing didn't like it. he's revving his engine like a dick calling me a bitch out the window telling me to get my slow ass dirt bike off the street.. I motioned at the light and when it turned green i just smoked him and didn't even bother looking back. slow ass dirt bike was faster than that lame car.
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