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Old 03-12-2013, 01:07 PM   #7081
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You going from a XL600 to a XT225? and no matter how much wrenching you do, its stll going to be worth $1500~. The PO of my bike thought that since he had $1100 into the engine, it was worth $2500. Wrong! it sat for sale for a year before he dropped the price a few times. I got it at $1500 and that was too much. I've seen XLs in way better condition than my bike for about $1K in my area
Everybody always thinks everything older is a classic and a goldmine. Wanna buy a 1985 HUGO?
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:14 PM   #7082
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The only reason I paid $1500 for it was cuz I wanted specifically an 80's DS XR600R or a XL600R. If I wasnt so picky and a lil more patient...... Get more bang for your buck with these bikes from the 80's!
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:41 PM   #7083
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Sometimes people think its not worth much because its older.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:21 PM   #7084
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I've been watching nice examples of these XLs sell in the 2 grand range on Ebay. Was at the Bonhams motorcycle auction and they had 2 80s XL500's there. Unfortunetly they were sold already so I didn't get to see the price.

Did spot this guy hanging out in the parking lot lol.

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Old 03-12-2013, 02:43 PM   #7085
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Last November we were in Billings visiting relatives and I spotted a 85 XL600 with 1700 miles on it on craigslist for $850.00. Looked like new in the photo. Unfortunately it was in Wyoming too far away, too cold, not enough time, etc. I would have had to buy a helmet, drive 400 miles to ride it back to billings 400 more where I could store it till I came back later, but trust me I was very tempted. I still kick myself for not doing it.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:49 PM   #7086
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Here are a few shots of my favorite DS, my XR!
2000 XR600, XR's only big bore kit, rewound stator to run some lights you can ride in the dark with! Some other carb I cant remember....
IMS tank and pegs, I welded extended cooling fins on the head after porting it, 2006 CRF450 forks with new springs and pro action valves, XR'S only head pipe and big gun pipe ceramic coated, excel wheels with talon hubs, oversized front rotor. Scott steering dampener, some other speedo/computer...
I just got under way with my rear cargo rack, now has lightening and strap holes.
I made some mounts to put the headlight on it, I can't remember where I picked it up but sure is BRIGHT, some LED lighting, bits here and there and the all important CA license plate! I'm sure theres more but its all fuzzy now!
I will make some mounts for passenger pegs next, it has been a great bike that I will continue to enjoy for years to come. I tend to fully tweak and geek out on my bikes, and cars... thankfully I have some skills and equipment to do this!
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:52 PM   #7087
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now how do I add pictures?
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:16 PM   #7088
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You going from a XL600 to a XT225? and no matter how much wrenching you do, its stll going to be worth $1500~. The PO of my bike thought that since he had $1100 into the engine, it was worth $2500. Wrong! it sat for sale for a year before he dropped the price a few times. I got it at $1500 and that was too much. I've seen XLs in way better condition than my bike for about $1K in my area
Yeah, I know it's not made of gold. What XL's are though, are kick ass bikes. No matter how temperamental we know they are and however many times we get kicked back, or curse the heavens that the bike won't start because it's just 'warm' and not 'hot' or 'cold', I don't think there's going to be a bike with this type of character.

I just needed something newer is all, and I got a decent deal on an '02 XT with 250 miles on it. One day when I have a proper garage and not a sidewalk, maybe. But now isn't that time. And that's really sad.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:04 PM   #7089
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http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst...629355380.html

If I had a damned truck.... I imagine the tags are in debt in CA. but it would make an excellent parts bike!

and heres one with 6k miles http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...650398939.html
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:11 PM   #7090
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Hi Guys, Anyone have any advice on opening up the dia of the banjo bolt holes to allow a bit more oil flo to the head? I don't think this would dramatically reduce flo to anywhere else and may add a little more cooling. As always its good to pick the forum brains
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:14 PM   #7091
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I just got me a 5.3 gal tank
Now I can go farther than a KLR!
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:24 PM   #7092
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Hi Guys, Anyone have any advice on opening up the dia of the banjo bolt holes to allow a bit more oil flo to the head? I don't think this would dramatically reduce flo to anywhere else and may add a little more cooling. As always its good to pick the forum brains
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I did this. 1/8'' or #30 drill bit.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:26 PM   #7093
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Hi Guys, Anyone have any advice on opening up the dia of the banjo bolt holes to allow a bit more oil flo to the head? I don't think this would dramatically reduce flo to anywhere else and may add a little more cooling. As always its good to pick the forum brains
M2h

Your still limited by the hole size in the cam. The two banjo bolts have different size holes. The top one is smaller so buy another bottom one for the top. That's about all you can do.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:20 PM   #7094
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Its limited by the size of the oil line. There are 5 holes in the cam.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:35 PM   #7095
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[QUOTE=Dracus124;20931341]I just got me a 5.3 gal tank

Saw that on ebay. Figure I would get in a bidding war with someone on here for it. Plus I just bought a new to me truck and I am fixing that up and didn't want to spend the money. Looks cool though. Glad you got it.

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