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Old 02-25-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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Xl600lmh

Hi I have returned, a while ago I was on here parading an xl250, then I disappeared and went competing in trials on a gasgas 280, I am now back with an XL600LMH that I have just picked up, question is can anyone help me date the bike, it has been imported into the uk so the log book isn't accurate
Cheers Tim
why can't I post attachments is the first question lol
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:36 AM   #2
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Hi, Coincidence is I just jumped in the deep end myself and possibly with same bike - mine is an '87 Xl600LM (but not sure about the 'H' that follows or how to tell). I am in UK also and only picked it up 4 days ago. I did have a quick look and chassis number says :- PDO4-5204693 if that helps. Hope yours is running ok - mine not even started yet due to spark/no spark mystery.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:09 AM   #3
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:10 AM   #4
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Giocast mine is a pd04 not sure about the lmh designation, mine is a runner with MOT
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:19 AM   #5
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spark

Spark/no spark, do all the cheap stuff first, check all connections, new plug , disconnect the kill switch, new plug cap, plug lead , coil, cdi and then stator !!

Check continuity of all the wires whilst giving them a wiggle

intermittent faults are always the worst to find

http://www.hondaxl.it/manuali.htm

for manuals
the ignition has its own circuit and doesn't rely on the battery
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:24 AM   #6
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Hi Doc - really pleased to get your replies as precious little interest on 'Thumpertalk'. Good to hear yours is up and running - I can't wait to hear mine. I have swotted up massively but will be interested on your thoughts :- Spark is adequate to strong using kickstart but NOTHING when churning on starter.. I have a bad knee hence the XL purchase. I am tending to think it must be stator now but a real mystery for me at the moment.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:40 AM   #7
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Hi Doc - yours looks rather good and almost identical to mine with the bigger tank. Quite rare apparently and same bore/stroke as XR. I heard that many CDI's will work in place of the original spec so might buy a new one for a kick-off.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:16 AM   #8
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try a decent battery or failing that a pair of jump leads from a car battery. seems very odd that it will spark on the kick but not the elctric start, can only be that it is not spinning it fast enough.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:49 AM   #9
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done that Doc - it's deeper than this.. battery is A1 and cranking fast. I am just starting to go through all connectors now but was hoping for a (lazy) short cut as it's cold out there (plus I just fell on my a*** in the rain/oil - great!)
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:24 AM   #10
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mine now running fine..
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:24 AM   #11
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mine now running fine.. will post up some pictures on the appropriate thread when mOT'd
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:48 PM   #12
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Glad to hear you got it running Giocast. What was the problem? Fyi a cdi from an nx650 should work. At least it does in my Xl600rmg.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:22 PM   #13
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thanks Doc - it was a mystery - I talked to the last owner which helped as he told me he'd just parked it up with no problems at the time so I went through every ignition joint in the hope that this would help. All I bought was a starter solenoid - new made in Malaysia which was a good price but had Battery/Motor connections reversed! (that Honda lot eh?) which threw me for a while. Just about to cough up on CDI/Stator and suddenly I had spark while cranking! put the plug lead on and it coughed on first churn - fantastic

next step is swapping over into XR frame plus loom/lights etc. Can't wait!



EDIT I love those XL rims with tubeless tyres - what a clever idea. I will probably transfer these as well as they have 'road' tyres on.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:56 AM   #14
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Check inside your rims for corrosion, they have a tendency to corrode over time.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:33 AM   #15
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Thank you - I will check at next tyre change as outside faces and even spokes look ''time warp' clean
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