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Old 11-02-2013, 07:06 AM   #9316
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You know what small hands mean don't you?
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Please enlighten me, I need to know.
Small gloves.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:53 AM   #9317
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So is the clarke the only real option for a plastic tank? I have seen a couple guys modifying DR tanks but not really the route I wanted to take...
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:50 AM   #9318
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modifying DR tanks ? got more info?
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:52 AM   #9319
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How much does that tank hold and how hard are they to find?

Could you give me the years and models it went on? Thanks
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:13 AM   #9320
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Small gloves.

Thank you,I already knew that, do you know how hard it is to find good gloves in smaller sizes? Most of the racks are full of gorilla hand gloves. I sometimes even shop the women's section to get a good fit. I also have to buy the thinner grips for my bars to be comfortable.

Before any of you smart asses out there pop up with some compensatory reason for small hands, let me note that I do not drive a lifted diesel dually pickup with stacks, nor do I have a humongous toy hauler full of side by sides. My house and garage are normal sized as are my cars.

I do ride a 600 single cylinder kickstart dual sport every chance I get though, that is kinda manly, isn't it? My Audi is turbocharged to, does that count?

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Old 11-02-2013, 10:39 AM   #9321
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:42 AM   #9322
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My XR shock, 86 I think is definitely longer than stock XL. About 1/2 ", 13mm. The top fit no problem at all, the bottom I think I had to space a little on the bottom, a couple of washers. It did raise the rear some. Someone mentioned earlier about using a 96 and later XR250 link to raise it even more. (shorter length)

I mounted my reservoir just under the left intake boot, hose clamped to the frame.

I found the fastest and easiest way to pull the rear shock is to pop the swingarm and wheel assembly off too.
I pulled my XR shock back out and set them side by side, and eye to eye they are basically the same give or take a couple of mm. I'm not sure what I have going on here now, but mine is definitely not 1/2" longer as it should be




I also have an XR350 shock sitting in the garage, and it is actually about 1/2" longer than the other two. Notice the upper mounting eye is different on the XR6 88+ shock than the other two. Anyone have an 85-87 shock and would be willing to measure the eye to eye length for me?


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Old 11-02-2013, 11:52 AM   #9323
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Small underwear.

Okay, I knew that was coming. I should have been smarter from the beginning. You guys can all laugh about my little 3 incher, but some women like it that wide.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:58 AM   #9324
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I pulled my XR shock back out and set them side by side, and eye to eye they are basically the same give or take a couple of mm. I'm not sure what I have going on here now, but mine is definitely not 1/2" longer as it should be




I also have an XR350 shock sitting in the garage, and it is actually about 1/2" longer than the other two. Notice the upper mounting eye is different on the XR6 88+ shock than the other two. Anyone have an 85-87 shock and would be willing to measure the eye to eye length for me?

Here is a comparative picture of shocks. left to right. CR125, XR650, XR500, XL600, XR600


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Old 11-02-2013, 12:36 PM   #9325
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Okay, I knew that was coming. I should have been smarter from the beginning. You guys can all laugh about my little 3 incher, but some women like it that wide.
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:17 PM   #9326
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How much does that tank hold and how hard are they to find?

Could you give me the years and models it went on? Thanks
I am not a definitive expert on this topic (although I did recently score one of these tanks from another ADVrider inmate ), but I believe that:
Volume is about 34 liters, or 8.98 gallons
Tanks were standard issue on the XL600LM offered in Europe and other parts of the world, never available in the US.
Not sure what years, but probably through the mid '90s like the XLR.

Not too easy to find stateside, I don't think. The guy I bought mine from had bought his on German eBay, but decided not to use it after all, so put it up for sale.
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:10 PM   #9327
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Can anyone point me towards a replacement petcock valve that screws to the gas tank? My XL600 has been sitting still way too long and got it running today but is leaking at the petcock valve.

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Old 11-02-2013, 04:22 PM   #9328
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Can anyone point me towards a replacement petcock valve that screws to the gas tank? My XL600 has been sitting still way too long and got it running today but is leaking at the petcock valve.

TIA
Here's an aftermarket one.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Honda-XL6...item53fc0d3dc9

Or genuine OEM.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Genui...item35cd6607db
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:29 PM   #9329
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So is taking the airbox out some kind of sick joke? I spent far to much time today fighting that SOB and have come to really hate it.

I think it is a pretty crappy design anyhow, why do the stupid rubber boots only pop into the box? And what is the deal with the little metal spring pieces? The boots come out with little effort and seem to have shrunk a little so they don't fully sit on the carbs either. Not ideal for all the dust I deal with.

Has anyone fit a XR600 box? the carb boots actually bolt to the box like every other honda airbox Seems I would just need a xr side panel and some different mounts. I was planning on ditching the battery anyhow
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:28 AM   #9330
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How much does that tank hold and how hard are they to find?

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28 litres are the containers.
The consumption is about 4, & off-road: 5 litres.
The modell: Honda XL600LM Build: 1985-87, 591ccm, 44Hp
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