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Old 01-04-2012, 11:41 PM   #5356
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SWEEET... Ordered.



So, you found brand new OEM sidecovers at a wrecker? They had some NIB?! What a gem! I'm jealous...
Nope, got them from a Honda Dealer....
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:50 PM   #5357
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Have they got any more?
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:11 AM   #5358
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:12 AM   #5359
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Have they got any more?
Post nuked before I could get the address and number lol... U'll probably be getting a PM with the details
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:14 AM   #5360
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:20 AM   #5361
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:30 AM   #5362
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http://www.xrsonly.com/dirt-bike-par...5-xr600r-83-up

Yes, everyone, these temp dipsticks, made by xrsonly.com, thread into the same hole as the stock dipstick. A quick glance and you know the oil temp. There is no light, so you can't read it at night, but how often do you overheat at night? Pretty cheap piece of mind. They are advertised for the XR, so I set it next to the stock unit, and painted my own high/low marks on the dipstick using ceramic brake caliper paint. I think the faint marks it came with were in the right place, though, if I remember correctly.

Oil coolers are great too, but a little more involved to install.

Scientist of Fun - Yeah, the clutch adjustment is really easy, very similar to adjusting the front brake. You should get the shop manual. Before you know it, you'll be adjusting the valve clearances. Getting those right is responsible for 80% of how easy the bike starts, carb adjustment covers most of the rest. (I never messed with the carbs on mine).
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:44 AM   #5363
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I am getting 70 MPG if you are using UK Gallons, 60MPG if you are using US Gallons
Gearing is 15/41.

I also had an exceptional win today, looking around for some replacement sidecovers for my XL, travelled around a few wreckers here in Brisbane, and bugger me, picked up a BRAND NEW, NIB pair old stock from Honda!!!!!!
The guy was very helpful, got a 50% discount as the boxes were all crushed and stuffed, but the sidecovers are perfect. Even down to the velcro for the owners manual....
oh your one SERIOUSLY LUCKY SOB....got more?!?!?!!?!...mine "look" good but the cracks hide well
pics or it didnt happen!!!

the tires are dunlop trailmax d607

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Old 01-05-2012, 06:16 PM   #5364
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the tires are dunlop trailmax d607
Those are nice... They seem a bit pricey... Hows the tread wear on them? Have they lasted you a long time?
So many questions!! I'm looking for some alternate tires to try out if I wanna hit some tarmac and stick to it better with lower leans than those knobbies I have
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:43 PM   #5365
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well they were neer new when i got em free.....and ive got a few k miles on em and love em..just wish i had something street knobby for the gravel..but i needed something and im not about to argue with free....
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:58 PM   #5366
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Scientist of Fun - Yeah, the clutch adjustment is really easy, very similar to adjusting the front brake. You should get the shop manual. Before you know it, you'll be adjusting the valve clearances. Getting those right is responsible for 80% of how easy the bike starts, carb adjustment covers most of the rest. (I never messed with the carbs on mine).
I am looking at the service manual as we speak I need a better set of tools!
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:49 AM   #5367
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In my opinion, the best place to buy tools is a flea market. Whenever I go to one, I look for used Craftsman (or other lifetime garunteed tools) that I need or are missing from my set. A wrench that runs $10-$15 at Sears can often be had for $2-$4. Ratchets can be had for $10.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:35 PM   #5368
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Models of our bikes

Does anyone remember if any of the toy companies made models of our bikes, or even XRs, back in the days when they were rolling off the assembly lines? I'd really love to have one for my son's shelf in his room!
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:16 PM   #5369
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There is a listing for an old 70s XL250 plastic model on eBay. There is also some XR400 die cast versions.

I would setup a search on eBay to alert you when the XL600 shows up in toys and hobbies.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:31 PM   #5370
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10-4 on the search! Hadn't even thought of that.
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