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Old 08-25-2013, 02:16 PM   #8686
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[QUOTE=kta;22174706]Hey All - It's been a while since I've been in here, good to be back

My XR is still kicking strong and is in use almost daily. It's been 300 hours since I put in piston rings and lapped the valves, and the bike hasn't missed a beat since. It starts and runs flawlessly, and the valves haven't needed a single adjustment!

Anyway... I have a variety of issues, but 2 are important.

1. The rear brake pivot point has developed play, which makes the brake harder to actuate. The frame and pin both have some wear and I'm not sure if there's anything I can do about it. Maybe cut off the tab, fab a new one and weld it on? Maybe there's a modern style rear brake pedal with a a bearing that can be retrofit? Have any of you remedied this?


I would install a bronze bushing in a machine shop, retroiffiting a bearing would mean youd take too much material off, plus the bushing can be easily pressed in and off to replace

you could also sleeve the brake pin...either way works...however the pressed in bushing in the frame makes for a better solution

I had to do this for a worn swingarm hole on my frame
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:20 PM   #8687
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Christian, Have you developed a stutter?
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:24 PM   #8688
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Christian, Have you developed a stutter?
no! jajaja

maybe my computer has! geeze sorry...

wont post here no more
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:19 PM   #8689
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Fat finger typing strikes again.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:50 PM   #8690
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Hey whats this fifth gear mod ive heard about, is it like a higher geared cog in fifth like and over drive for the highway - keen to know more
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:03 AM   #8691
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I don't have an XR - I have an XL!



Thanks to mcma111's tutorial about some of the differences between the two, I am going to have to relinquish my membership in this thread - and go hang out in the XL thread!

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Old 08-26-2013, 04:27 PM   #8692
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Hard clutch.

KTA, you could weld a short extension on the actuating lever (at the gear box) to make it longer, seen this mod before how ever was on a YZ426...did make it lighter.



Currently looking for a head for a big fin project, any one got one not being used? with OR without valves ect, '92 model...... Steve? (where the hell do you keep coming across all these bit and pieces??) lucky bloke.

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Old 08-26-2013, 05:27 PM   #8693
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Head

I'll take a look see if I have a spare head.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:14 PM   #8694
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Awsome.
Kinda XR related. Could not stop laughing !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrozutSrdzw
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:01 PM   #8695
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Hahahahaha thanks for that video.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:31 PM   #8696
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Frame question:

Having trouble finding a welder willing to work on my frame (PO broke off the kickstand). Thinking about buying a frame, since used they seem to run around $200.

Anyone know offhand, what year frames are compatible with a 1996 XR600R? Also, it's got Oregon plates. Is the plate tied to the frame or the engine or both? Is there anything else I might ought to be aware of before I go and swap out my broke frame for an unbroke one?


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Old 08-27-2013, 08:08 PM   #8697
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I know of two guys down here with frames for sale but only one has a plate.

1991 and up are all the same.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:14 PM   #8698
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XRL frame. Tagable everywhere and almost identical.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:50 PM   #8699
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Pretty sure in Oreegone the plate is tied to Vin on frame...

Heck, look on Craigslist for a small buzz box fer cheap...scrounge up some scrap steel....run a couple practice passes and then goober it on yerself...
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:43 PM   #8700
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Thanks for the responses. I spaced the VIN stamp on the frame. Probably makes it not worth the cost, if it means registering another bike.

I haven't welded in a few years and I'm getting lazy, I guess. Wanna be able to get it without tearing down the whole bike, without honing my rusty welding skills, etc, etc, excuse, excuse.


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