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Old 03-23-2013, 01:29 PM   #7186
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Open the master cylinder and take the fluid out of it. At the bottom of the master should be a clear plastic cover. Get an ice pick and pop it out. Now you should see two very small holes. Operate the brake lever and see if both are open. If not get a needle and poke the holes to remove the debris. Refill the master and see if pressure returns.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:36 PM   #7187
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Christian,

Any pic's of the oil cooler mounts on the side of the frame? What did you use?
Hi Steve-

Sorry I've taken so long to answer your question...
I've wanted to take a special picture to illustrate the answer, but I keep forgetting to bring my camera to the shop. Now, I am on a little family-visit-vacation (in San Fran!), so I have time to answer, but of course being here, I REALLY can't take a picture!

So anyway.... what I did was take a piece of 1" x 1" angle and cut off one of the "legs" of the angle material everywhere except the middle six inches or so (the remaining 6 inches of "leg" material is where the cooler actually attaches). I then put gentle bends in the "single-leg" sections of material in order to reach the two mounting points that I'd selected, which are the upper bolt-hole of the lower-front engine mount, and the mounting point for the wire-clip that holds the main wiring bundle as it passes from the steering stem area under the tank towards the CDI. I know that's a mouthful, and hopefully this picture (which I am recycling from my build thread) illustrates it a bit better than a bunch of words:



If you look, you can see the mount bracket I am talking about.

I used Stainless Steel, as I usually do, because I think it is the king of metals (well, the king of the common metals anyway). Steel rusts, paint is temporary; aluminum definitely has it's place, but it's weak. I love stainless.

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Old 03-23-2013, 01:40 PM   #7188
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Christian,

Thanks for the trouble of posting the oil cooler. I to love stainless.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:21 PM   #7189
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Hi, I need a new stator for a XL600R '83. In your opinion which the best among the two following

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-HONDA-XL...be400a&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-XL600R...5402a8&vxp=mtr
Hello, just putthe new stator on. The bike started, but what a bad noise under the valves cover. I posted the following video on you tube. Any Advice?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfMganPUD0E
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:48 PM   #7190
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Hello, just putthe new stator on. The bike started, but what a bad noise under the valves cover. I posted the following video on you tube. Any Advice?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfMganPUD0E
That sounds like a noisy timing chain. The only cure is replacement.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:15 PM   #7191
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Check your valve clearances too.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:28 PM   #7192
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crobox- nicely done!
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:03 PM   #7193
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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.
LOL, only an xl600 owner could type those words. Spot on.

I pulled mine out of the garage today after sitting for 5 months. Gas on, choke in. Spun through to compression, pull de-comp and bump it a little more. Deep breath and kick the thing to China and it fired up on the first try.

Put a smile on my face but we all know it isn't always like that!
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:53 AM   #7194
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So I'm thinking about buying a local XL600R. The bike has under 5k miles claimed, and looks like new. What things should I look for on the bike before buying it. Is $1,500 a good price for a bike like this? If I buy it, do you recommend I take the entire bike apart, including the engine and inspect it before a long trip, or just take off and wing it? I need to make a 2,500 mile trip soon, lightly packed. It's an '83 model.
If it's really nice and clean then $1500 is a good price. Go for it.

Don't take the motor apart either, just do a compression test and make sure the oil is clean.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:21 PM   #7195
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Check your valve clearances too.
Done. Valves were a bit tight. But the bad noise is still there. Maybe lookfar is right: timing chain. Is there a way to be sure for that before remove the engine?
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:46 PM   #7196
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Just shareing, so happy, after being in a non-running state for over a year, I finally got my 85 XL600R back up and running again. I've upgraded to a big fin head with a custom mid cam from CycleWizard, and only had to take the carbs apart three times to get it close enough to run. Need to do a nut and bolt check and change the oil then go for a long missed long ride.

While I had the engine out, really should have repainted the frame but too late now, it's time to ride.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:25 AM   #7197
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While I had the engine out, really should have repainted the frame but too late now, it's time to ride.
They look better when they show their age, wear and tear.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:29 AM   #7198
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At last....

It's been a couple of months since I took the XL off the road and found the head was cracked and a valve seat knackered...finally got all the welded head back last thursday and have rebuilt the bike and it is awesome

Running great and the XR rear shock is good too :) Went out for a ride yesterday and managed to lose the right hand side panel on the way :( the fixing where the bolt goes was knackered so not a huge surprise. Anyway was thinking about getting new ones anyway...

I like the look of the XR500 ones does anyone know if they fit? If not, I'll go with the standard ones...
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:50 AM   #7199
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My Xl keeps blowing the headlights, seems to happen when the revs at up. Any known fixes? I'm thinking grounds, haven't Had a chance to track it all down .
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:53 AM   #7200
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My Xl keeps blowing the headlights, seems to happen when the revs at up. Any known fixes? I'm thinking grounds, haven't Had a chance to track it all down .
There is an ac regulator and a dc regulator. Maybe time to replace the ac regulator.
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