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Old 10-16-2012, 10:31 PM   #6196
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XL600RM right sidecover

G'day All,

Found this while trolling, wondering if anybody is interested

It is NEW OEM right sidecover for XL600RM (E-start model)

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HONDA-XL6...item416ce02b12
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:01 AM   #6197
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I think that I have done as much as I am going to do to the old XL6 for now.

This is what it looks like now
1985 XL600RF (Australian Version)



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Old 10-17-2012, 04:50 AM   #6198
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Thanks for the info
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:05 PM   #6199
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I wish mine looked that good. ` But what can I expect? The desert is hard on machines.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:56 PM   #6200
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I wish mine looked that good. ` But what can I expect? The desert is hard on machines.
Did you figure out your oil burning problem? I have a low-miles XT600 that burns oil when it's cold, only sometimes though. And on those off times, it will burn a huge friggin cloud and then stop soon after. "Notoriously bad valve seals on this model", previous owner says. Not all valve seals are created equal. Besides the slight added carbon buildup over a long time, I don't have any problem with it.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:03 AM   #6201
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Just thought I would share my new project a 1986 XL600r. Just needs a good cleaning and a few missing parts replaced.

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Old 10-18-2012, 02:59 AM   #6202
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Did you figure out your oil burning problem? I have a low-miles XT600 that burns oil when it's cold, only sometimes though. And on those off times, it will burn a huge friggin cloud and then stop soon after. "Notoriously bad valve seals on this model", previous owner says. Not all valve seals are created equal. Besides the slight added carbon buildup over a long time, I don't have any problem with it.
Nope and I can't seem to repeat the issue I think the engine has to be in just the right position to leak, I try a different spot every morning before I go to bed to prove it to myself. but now I got something else for ya'll to chew on. My headlight quit working and upon inspection found this:

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Anyway, I replaced the H plug with a new one, put in a new bulb, checked my wiring, but I get no head light. Thoughts anyone? all the other lights plus horn works.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:01 PM   #6203
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new cam chain

Saw this on ebay and wanted to ask if anybody has used this brand:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380491413773

Two things about this were interesting to me:

1) Price of $33 plus small ship charge is a lot less than what I paid at XRs only:
http://www.xrsonly.com/dirt-bike-par...da-xr500-83-84

2) look at the list of compatible engines/bikes in the listing. Do those Yamahas and Suzukis really use the same cam chain?
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:38 AM   #6204
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I'll answer Q2 first, yes they do. Now for Q1, by buying from XR's only, you pay more, but you know you are getting a quality product as they have their name to uphold, some name on Ebay doesnt really matter does it, if they get loads of baad feedback, all they have to do is open a new ebay store!
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:00 AM   #6205
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I just brought home, about a month ago, same exact bike, in about the same exact condition, minus the rack. Could be spitting images.

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Just thought I would share my new project a 1986 XL600r. Just needs a good cleaning and a few missing parts replaced.

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Old 10-19-2012, 03:35 PM   #6206
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Air Cut valves

So, does anyone know what they do?
I know that mine is screwed, has a hole in the diaphragm, and Honda just doesn't make it anymore.
I know that when I put a little dab of sealant over the hole in the diaphragm the bike runs great until the sealant dissolves in the gasoline... And then it runs like crap. And crap means no power, 38 mpg, and glowing red pipes. Seriously leans it out. As a last resort, I'm considering removing the spring (vacuum pulls against the spring) and leaving it as it is.

Unless someone knows where to find 16048-MG2-305? Or just the diaphragm? Or if a diaphragm from another bike will fit and work? Or if there's a sealant that will stand up to gasoline?
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:02 PM   #6207
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Hi

If you have a hole in the Air cut valve this air will bypaß the slow jet circut in the carb . and thats why your bike is running lean .

The funktion of the air cut valve is to reduse the amount of air over the slow jet when costing to richen the mix and prevent the
popping in the exhaust .

And they still are available as you can see above.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:19 PM   #6208
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Sad to say, every site I've tried takes my order, then refunds my payment and cancels my order... Powersports plus was my first try, then Ron Ayers. After that, I started calling around, and nobody has them anymore. The people that run the websites that have them listed as available tell me that I could order one, but when I ask them to confirm availability, they come back with something to the effect of, huh, our supplier says they don't have them anymore. So... By the sound of things, if I remove the spring and the diaphragm, block the vacuum port, and seal the cavity with an o-ring, the only problem I'll encounter is heavy backfiring?
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:50 PM   #6209
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16048-MG2-305- XL series carburetors
16048-KG0-891- XR series carburetors

Now, what are the differences between the XL and XR carburetors? I can see it being just a simple matter of calibration, as in small differences in the spring tension, or a different diameter. Does anyone know? If it's a difference in diameter, I don't have a leg to stand on, but if they're different by calibration, life is good.

I have been fighting for this bike for quite some time now, and I'm not going to let some lousy discontinued vacuum diaphragm stop me.

lol, the thing's running on 1 of 2 exhaust valves because of a toasted left side exhaust lobe... Discontinued camshaft. But, I'll be swapping in a later model cam as described on page 372 of this thread (I think that's where it is).

It will run, and I will ride it. If I can get some level of reliability out of it, I'm going to ride it the length of Hwy 1 and 101 next summer.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:59 PM   #6210
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If a later model XR600R carburetor is the same as the '85 XL600r carburetor except for minor differences in calibration, I'm in business. I can find just the diaphragm for an '88 XR600R.

http://www.nicholsonfun.com/-detail....FQmCQgodGm0AcA
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