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Old 10-23-2012, 04:37 PM   #6226
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Thanks for the seal advice, and anyone else who has any ideas - please let's hear them.

I can't tolerate an oil leak - what good is anything that is leaking oil unless by design?

ZombieStomp, I am saving my original 1983-vintage 520 o-ring chain in case we ever find the trash who stole your XL600R....
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:48 PM   #6227
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Filter element support

Anyone know where I can find one of these mine was lost in a move. Or any other ideas one how to replace this?
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:13 PM   #6228
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as mentioned in the XR600 thread, I have some used parts from an 86 XR600 that Im not going to use. I have a good set of dual carbs, complete and were working when I pulled the engine apart. Also have the cyl and head, though the head has some damage to the center cam journal. I also have an extra swing arm and shock. Shoot me a PM if you are interested in any of it.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:43 PM   #6229
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Went to the dunes, had fun. will post pics after buddy email them to me.

After ride inspection, I found my forks are leaking

Can anyone direct me on where to the rebuild kit?
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:38 AM   #6230
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There isnt a kit, all you need is a pair of seals.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:04 AM   #6231
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Daft question, but I'll ask anyway: is there enough space to access and change pilot and main jets and faff with needle setting without pulling the carbs?
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:55 AM   #6232
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Daft question, but I'll ask anyway: is there enough space to access and change pilot and main jets and faff with needle setting without pulling the carbs?
No way man. Those carbs are easy to work on IMO, after you pull them a couple times its easy getting them out. I have small girly hands to my advantage!

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There isnt a kit, all you need is a pair of seals.
I don't know shit about working on forks and shocks all i've ever done was adjustments. Where do I get the seal? Google time!

lots of options. Is it worth buying the more expensive ones?
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:08 AM   #6233
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Not really, seals are made to size so you will be OK with cheaper ones.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:45 AM   #6234
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I need a stock front fender for one of these. Mines an 86. PO put modern polisport one on. Would trade.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:09 PM   #6235
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Not all oil seals were created equal

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Is it worth buying the more expensive ones?
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Not really, seals are made to size so you will be OK with cheaper ones.
I have to disagree with my West Country brethren obviously he's had too much scrumpy

I always buy OEM fork oil seals. I learned my lesson with my FJ1200 which had a weeping seal. I put in two pairs of good quality replacements that lasted no time at all, literally a few miles, and then tried a set of... ta dah... 'Leak Proof Seals'. Boy, did they see me coming The FJ only just made it off the centre stand before those were leaking in a serious way.

Almost in desperation I then tried OEM seals from the local Yamaha dealer (obsolete bike, but in stock!) and never had to look at the seals again in the 3 years I had the bike. I've used OEM in the fork rebuilds I've done since (XT250 & Africa Twin) and never had an issue, and the best bit is that OEM seals are not that much more expensive than pattern, sometimes they can even be cheaper. For such a small cost difference I'd recommend OEM
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:41 PM   #6236
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Daft question, but I'll ask anyway: is there enough space to access and change pilot and main jets and faff with needle setting without pulling the carbs?
Yes, I've done it. I didn't do the secondary carb but I adjusted the needle on the main and changed it's jet. The needle adjustment is kind of a pita, but the jet change is easy. I replaced all the carb screws with allen heads so you can use T-handles to make things easier.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:37 PM   #6237
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Dunes on wore out tires



^thats what happens when you're too slow^

And I only crashed 3 times that day! Nothing like a Helmet full of sand.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:08 PM   #6238
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I had so much fun when I took my XL600 to Pismo. I borrowed the 18" rear wheel from my XL250, and mounted a paddle tire. Not counting blown V8 dune buggies, it was by far the fastest thing out there. I got lots of strange looks from dune rats who think a CRF400 is too heavy for sand. As long as the front tire doesn't touch the ground, it's all good!

Now I've laced that 18" hoop to the front, and I can't find a 17" paddle. Someday maybe I'll get around to ordering a custom tire from Skat Trak.

My wife rode the 3-wheeler, and got the obligatory raspberries up the back of her leg when it peeled her offf the seat. I told her she had passed initiation...
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:00 PM   #6239
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I had so much fun when I took my XL600 to Pismo. I borrowed the 18" rear wheel from my XL250, and mounted a paddle tire. Not counting blown V8 dune buggies, it was by far the fastest thing out there. I got lots of strange looks from dune rats who think a CRF400 is too heavy for sand. As long as the front tire doesn't touch the ground, it's all good!

Now I've laced that 18" hoop to the front, and I can't find a 17" paddle. Someday maybe I'll get around to ordering a custom tire from Skat Trak.

My wife rode the 3-wheeler, and got the obligatory raspberries up the back of her leg when it peeled her offf the seat. I told her she had passed initiation...
Dunes and hills always so small in pictures. my friends say I ride that XL600R like a mad man I don't think so. I'm just riding a fucking "pig". Not heavy at all to me, I love the handling though I wanna do a fork swap and my back tire was a dual sport tire. Fun day!

This is why I clean my air filter so much




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Old 10-28-2012, 01:27 AM   #6240
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the air filter element support

where did you get the filter support mine has mysteriously disappeared during my recent rebuild.
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