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Old 05-12-2013, 02:11 AM   #1
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Head work So Cal??

My XL600 dropped a valve seat, it didn't grenade the engine thank god It started making random noises but ran fine until it kinda quit running one day. Wouldn't start for shit, excellent compression, spark and gas, just wouldn't do. it when i did get it started you can hear the valve seat moving around in there., kinda like a ratchet spinning really fast Anyway I pulled the engine but I haven't disassembled it. My problem is I would like to go to an engine machine shop myself to minimize down time.Everything is in my brother's garage lol not mine so i would to get the bike running again. I could ship it off I know but I'd prefer not to do that. I atleast bent a valve and need two new exhaust seats andvalves. None of the car guys will touch it

Any good machine shops around here?? I was thinking of XRs only
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:45 AM   #2
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Let me guess , right exhaust valve ?

Yeah , I think XR's only can fix and they are in Hesperia (sp?)
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:52 AM   #3
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Is it a red engine?
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:48 AM   #4
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WTF???


Stick the head in a box and send it to http://www.enginedynamics.com/
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:48 PM   #5
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XR's only have done me well.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:57 PM   #6
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WTF???


Stick the head in a box and send it to http://www.enginedynamics.com/
I have heard these guys recommended for years, never heard any complaints....
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:52 PM   #7
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:25 AM   #8
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I have heard these guys recommended for years, never heard any complaints....
Never will. Been a customer going on thirty years now.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:47 PM   #9
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Never will. Been a customer going on thirty years now.

They are often mentioned in other forums as the only shop qualified to repair KLR heads after the cam journals have been ruined from lack of oil.
Which is common, unfortunately.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:00 PM   #10
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So who did the work? Any good?
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:39 AM   #11
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Is XRs Only the outfit that does the "Big Fin Head"? I always wanted to do that mod.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:23 AM   #12
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Is XRs Only the outfit that does the "Big Fin Head"? I always wanted to do that mod.

YEP, THE ONE AND ONLY
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:40 PM   #13
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YEP, THE ONE AND ONLY

Not quite.

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Old 06-14-2013, 07:58 PM   #14
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Very nice! Both the head & the Snappy box in the background
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:23 PM   #15
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I figure I'd update for the lurkers....


Long story short, I stripped a few bolt holes, met an awesome local machinist, got a replacement head, and got machine work for way cheaper than XR's only or anybody else can do.

BAR Machine
75851 Baseline Rd Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760) 367-5865

Call them up if you need something. Excellent work.



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