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Old 01-26-2009, 06:46 PM   #136
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I think, but am not sure....that the box section alloy swingarms came along with Pro-Link.
Not sure quite what you mean, could you elaborate?
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:12 PM   #137
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DO NOT put a stage 1 cam in that head. If you run a Hot Cam with racing springs the cam will come apart and destroy your top end. I know because it happened to me. Hot Cams are intended to be used with stock valve train components only. Personaly I'll never use another one, that damn thing cost me a fortune when it wiped out my top end.
I read that in one of your other posts (if memory serves you said that it costs Hot Cams $5 to produce a cam in China).

Once I read that I went looking for a non-hard-faced cam that uses the stock rockers. I just don't have the scratch to pony up $500 for a hardfaced cam and rockers right now nor did I find anywhere that even offered such a product.

I have three extra stock cams (one badly worn, one normally worn, one like new) to send off as cores but from what I've seen (Hotcams, Megacycle, HRC if you can find one) Hotcams is the only cam manufacturer that offers non-hard faced cams.

If there's something I'm missing can you point me in the right direction?

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Old 01-30-2009, 08:51 PM   #138
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1993 XR 628-R Special

I'm a long time XR 600-R rider since I bought mine in 1994.

Over the years I have bonded with this bike riding thousands of dualsport miles in CA,NV,OR,CO,Baja.

Not much on it original today, as it has morphed over the past 15 years into it's present form.

I'm 6'4" 250 lbs I and have built the bike up to suit my size and weight.

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Old 01-30-2009, 08:58 PM   #139
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That's one of the most well thought out XR's I've ever seen.
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Old 01-31-2009, 12:02 AM   #140
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Old 01-31-2009, 02:13 AM   #141
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I read that in one of your other posts (if memory serves you said that it costs Hot Cams $5 to produce a cam in China).

Once I read that I went looking for a non-hard-faced cam that uses the stock rockers. I just don't have the scratch to pony up $500 for a hardfaced cam and rockers right now nor did I find anywhere that even offered such a product.

I have three extra stock cams (one badly worn, one normally worn, one like new) to send off as cores but from what I've seen (Hotcams, Megacycle, HRC if you can find one) Hotcams is the only cam manufacturer that offers non-hard faced cams.

If there's something I'm missing can you point me in the right direction?

"O"
As far as I know Hot Cams is the only "Drop in" cam available. Drop in meaning that it will work with the stock valve train components and in that respect it will work as advertised. In your post showing the new head you listed the parts that were included in the deal. You said it came with valve springs with titanium valve spring retainers. Titanium retainers are what you would normaly find on non stock valve springs and using those springs with a Hot Cam will have terrible consequences. If you must use a Hot Cam you must use the stock springs with it.

It is a shame that the cost of hard facing the rockers is nearly equal to the cost of re-grinding the cam. But when you go this route you have preserved the bullet proof nature of the XR.
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Old 01-31-2009, 02:22 AM   #142
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Very nice XR DDD! Looks like we're neighbors, I live on the other side of the hill in L.G. I've got a 628 XR600 also, we should meet at Buzzard Lagoon Rd. for a little dual sport mayhem.
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:05 AM   #143
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Very nice XR DDD! Looks like we're neighbors, I live on the other side of the hill in L.G. I've got a 628 XR600 also, we should meet at Buzzard Lagoon Rd. for a little dual sport mayhem.


Hi XRider,


We appear to be like-minded.

I'm in the neighborhood closer than you know; Union /LG Almaden.

I ride the SC Mtns. and know most roads and spots of dual sport interest.

We will have to meet up for a putt.

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Old 01-31-2009, 11:10 AM   #144
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dualdogdave,

Nice bike!

How is the nickle-plating holding up to the "abuse" of off-roading? It sure looks much better than the stock painted frame.

I also like the stock speedo along with the computer. This is a mod I have been wanting to do to my XR. Having both makes it easier to glance at the info without having to try and push buttons while riding.
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Old 01-31-2009, 03:25 PM   #145
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Can't believe I only just found this thread. Awesome to see so many other XRs out there.

Here's my '98. It's a Euro spec one with the lights and dualsport gear all factory fitted. The previous owner took it to Morocco so he'd done a bunch of mods already but I added some too. Full list is...
  • DEP can (pretty crap, I want to replace this)
  • Big ass Acerbis tank
  • Custom made luggage rack
  • 1" bar risers
  • Kuba lowering link (I couldn't buy longer legs)
  • XRs only dip stick temp gauge
  • 12V utility socket for running GPS/etc
  • Big sharp "cut up your trousers" IMS footpegs
  • Route book holder
  • ADV sticker




I took it to Spain this summer and it didn't miss a beat.





While I'm here I've got a question for anyone using the big Acerbis tank. How is it and the front of the seat linked together? Mine definietly isn't right and keeps coming apart.

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Old 01-31-2009, 05:42 PM   #146
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dualdogdave,

Nice bike!

How is the nickle-plating holding up to the "abuse" of off-roading? It sure looks much better than the stock painted frame.

I also like the stock speedo along with the computer. This is a mod I have been wanting to do to my XR. Having both makes it easier to glance at the info without having to try and push buttons while riding.


I plated the frame in 1995.

Today it would still buff out like new.

I did some re-welding of weak areas and ground / polished all of the factory robot welds prior to plating.

Also had the front fork lower legs hard anodized.

Worth doing if you plan to keep your XR.


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Here is an earlier insturment configuration.

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Old 01-31-2009, 07:23 PM   #147
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DDD,

I like all of your mods. I assume the lights and switches are reminders for the high-beam and turn-signals? Again, very nice work!
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:28 PM   #148
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While I'm here I've got a question for anyone using the big Acerbis tank. How is it and the front of the seat linked together? Mine definietly isn't right and keeps coming apart.

James
I just transferred the stock tank clip and rubber band over to the Acerbis tank and it seemed to work out fine.

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Old 02-01-2009, 01:09 AM   #149
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Can't believe I only just found this thread. Awesome to see so many other XRs out there.

While I'm here I've got a question for anyone using the big Acerbis tank. How is it and the front of the seat linked together? Mine definietly isn't right and keeps coming apart.

James
Hi James,

With mine I took out the screw from the old tank that the rubber thingy hooks onto and screwed it into the Ascerbis and it went on just like the original.



Here's a picture of mine - I assume it's the same type of tank.

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Old 02-01-2009, 01:15 AM   #150
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Hi XRider,


We appear to be like-minded.

I'm in the neighborhood closer than you know; Union /LG Almaden.

I ride the SC Mtns. and know most roads and spots of dual sport interest.

We will have to meet up for a putt.

DDD[IMG][/IMG]


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We're a lot closer than I thought, I'm at LG Almaden and LG Blvd, just a few blocks away. I'm always up for a ride and would love to compare notes and have a look at your 600. You know this is going to degrade into a head to head race of the 628s right?
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