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Old 08-05-2006, 01:38 AM   #91
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don't mean to jack this thread.....but what with all the talk about xrr's, i thought I would ask a general question, and see if I can be pointed in the right direction.

I recently acquired an '86 XR600r, I have the engine dissasembled. in need of a resleeving, new piston and rod. i've done the cost figures on those parts, and seeing as how i got the bike for free, street legal, baja conversion (extra large engine fins welded on and such) I was wondering if it is worth putting some money into it, to get her running. i would like to think i can do all that, and have a decent off/on road bike for about 800 bucks....

or maybe someone can point me in the right direction for engine repairs, and parts...bike is in the Bay area, California (Oakland/Alameda) and i'm currently in Las Vegas, Nv.

Okay, sorry to thread jack. I can take this to pm's if necessary.

thanks

edit: i'll post pics when i get home.
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Old 08-05-2006, 04:55 AM   #92
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I would say that if you can propperly prove you have what you say you have your looking at a bike depending on year and real condition worth 1500.00 to 2500.00 in restored and running condition. And worth maybe 500.00 as parts. With that kinda margin I would put a motor in it for 800.00 ride it and see if I liked it. if it was not what I wanted I would then resell and roll over to something else with a bit of a reward
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Old 08-05-2006, 07:36 AM   #93
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my project for the next couple of months. 1986 XR600r street legal. a free gift from a friend, after he crashed his other bike. no ability to pay for these repairs. and he sold his other two bikes, broke down and got a new dr650.

my gain....or not. who knows. but I was psyched to play with a bike like this.

we'll see how it turns out.
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Old 08-05-2006, 07:38 AM   #94
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..and one more from the back. don't know how to post multiple photos in one post. so here ya go.

the rest of the bike, is carefully cataloged and alphabetically placed in boxes.... ...well, at least I have it all.
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Old 08-05-2006, 08:07 AM   #95
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The XR600 is a great bike - definately worth fixing it up.
Get it running first - lots of info on thumpertalk.
Post pictures of your progress!
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Old 08-11-2006, 12:58 PM   #96
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signing in with a picture taken this morning - finally have the speedo working, threw on some cheap King's 50-50 tires to get used to the bike and pretty much am putting off most other changes until it gets cold around here. It's a 2001, Wisconsin street-plated, Clarke 4 gal, ricky stator 100+100w, LED tail light, 15-45 gearing, edelbrock, FMF pipe, billet rack, trailtech vapor speedo




vapor speedo closeup - hardest part was to drill and dremel the custom plate I made for it.




yes, the rubber probably sucks, but I figured that these won't last very long anyway They should be fine for the WI/IA gravel ride in 2 weeks: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107787


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Old 08-11-2006, 01:32 PM   #97
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Hi all!

Great photos - one question for all you "R" owners - I know the machine makes a lot more power than the "L" - two questions:

- what is the highway fuel economy at a "true" 75mph?
- what is the electrical output (or, is there an option for more amps?)

Thank you!

Paul
On the output of the "electrical" You can get a new stator from Ricky Stator that is about 200W of output and wire it in the dual mode for enough juice to run over 100watts of light from the headlights, and the other 100w coil to the rest of the bike thru a AC/DC rectifire and use a battery for aux power when the motors not running, and use a high amp AC regulator for the headlights.
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Old 08-11-2006, 01:34 PM   #98
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..and one more from the back. don't know how to post multiple photos in one post. so here ya go.

the rest of the bike, is carefully cataloged and alphabetically placed in boxes.... ...well, at least I have it all.
Ummm, dude...it doesn't have a motor. And a seat would be nice...

Just kidding! Good luck on your project XR, heres mine, a 1992 tricked out desert racer, soon to be very very pretty as well! PS: I also was givin mine by a very good freind, and have begun the restoration process allready to.
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Old 08-11-2006, 05:15 PM   #99
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On the output of the "electrical" You can get a new stator from Ricky Stator that is about 200W of output and wire it in the dual mode for enough juice to run over 100watts of light from the headlights, and the other 100w coil to the rest of the bike thru a AC/DC rectifire and use a battery for aux power when the motors not running, and use a high amp AC regulator for the headlights.
I did my rewind myself, I left the two posts that run the CDI ignition alone and figure to run just the ignition, then the rest I rewound, with 32 wraps of 16 ga, to that I feed 14 ga wire out of the stator to the Regulator /rectifier to everything else. I have the tail lights and any always on devices on the AC side of the regulator, the DC side pretty much runs the blinkers, the High beams ( which are soon to be a pair of 55 watt Ralley lights) and the Vapor computer. I calculated the output of the rewound section to be between 180 and 200 watts, I hope to get it finished this weekend and will test it next week to see what it does crack out.
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Old 08-11-2006, 07:18 PM   #100
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Here is Johnny Campbell's Baja Rig. It still won't beat a KTM in Dakar.
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Old 08-11-2006, 07:20 PM   #101
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I always wondered why such a difference between dakar and Baja,
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Old 08-11-2006, 11:47 PM   #102
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I always wondered why such a difference between dakar and Baja,
1000 miles vs 7,000

mad dash vs long distance endurance race

pits every 100 miles vs no pits at all


etc.........
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Old 08-12-2006, 12:11 AM   #103
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sorry to hijack

sounds like an awesome race. i don't know a thing about it. does anyone race xr650rs in the dakar? too bad there's not more video coverage.

anyhow, love the bikes guys. When i outgrown the DR i'll be looking for an XR.
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Old 08-12-2006, 03:51 AM   #104
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1000 miles vs 7,000

mad dash vs long distance endurance race

pits every 100 miles vs no pits at all


etc.........
it must be the mad dash that gets the KTMs at Baja, because ya figure if they could run 7 times as far with less stops and win they should be able to make BAJA and win, but as I understand it even Honda does not run the XRR at Dakar. Also if I am correct Dakar is run in daily legs, ( not sure how long) and if what i read about the trucks and buggies applies to bikes, the vehicles get rebuilt every night. which means the bikes motor would not have to sprint for 1000 miles straight
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Old 08-12-2006, 06:43 AM   #105
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Here is Johnny Campbell's Baja Rig. It still won't beat a KTM in Dakar.
Take a top Dakar rider plus Honda factory support(X 50 bikes like KTM to make sure they win) and it will win, heck even BMW managed to do it on their 650 GS which aint even a proper race bike to start with.
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