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Old 05-08-2009, 09:29 PM   #256
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85 Xr600

I just bought one of these, but its a parts bike, I'm going to use the Front End for a franken bike project, and the rest is going to be parted out.
Engine of unknown character, I will sell it Head, Cylinder, then the tranny, side covered.
Once I figure out how bad it is. No idea at the moment what kind of shape it is in.
Rear Shock,
Swing Arm,
Frame,
Might have the carbs too. I got to look at it again.
Rear wheel.
Its an 85 XR600.
Watch for it in a couple weeks in the Flea Market as I get time.

So whats everyones opinion of the 43mm forks on the mid 80's XR600's for use on a DS bike? I've already been told they're not for MX racing. I didn't expect them to be. But the over all feeling of the forks.
Anything special to help these forks? Maybe heavier fork oil? Or fork oil volume, specs say 631cc per leg.

I'll be looking for a fork brace if any of you have one.
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:56 PM   #257
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You're overfilling it. There's a method to checking the oil in this semi-drysump motor. It needs to be run to temperature, and if you've done high speed to get it there, rumble down the street, let it idle a bit....then shut it down and check it.
If you let the bike sit overnight and check it cold, you'll get a low reading. Oil can migrate out of the frame downtube into the sump, and give you a low dipstick reading.

Drain what you have in it from the engine drain plug and frame plug - then refill with 2 qts.
2.6 qts
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:31 AM   #258
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My 96 XR600R only holds 2 qts. so it may depend on the year.

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Old 05-09-2009, 09:15 PM   #259
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2.6 qts
That's from bone dry, as in after a re-assembly (and the correct amount is 2.4 US qts)

For an oil & filter change, 2.1 US qts. (2 qts is what most do, 'cause it's easy)

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Old 05-09-2009, 09:27 PM   #260
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My 96 XR600R only holds 2 qts. so it may depend on the year.

Zombie's got an XL600R, which does have a 2.6 qt capacity.
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:31 PM   #261
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I know this has been done to death but I've tried searching but there are too many hits.

How do I put a rear disc brakes setup on my '89 XR6? I'd happy with just links.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:00 PM   #262
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does anybody know if a 1985 honda xl600r motor would fit into a 1991 rolling chasis....i got an 85 with no frame might be able to get a 91 xr rolling frame for 200 bucks....what do you guy think....
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:51 PM   #263
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Xr!

Yo dudes! Here's my new acquisition.. it's 94.. "genuine" HRC cam, BD street legal stuff, and 17" Excels laced to Talon hubs.

What a f**&^ng RIOT to ride.. This is probably the most fun I've ever had on a motorcycle..



.. So the PO told me that the HRC cam came straight from someone that worked for HRC.. But as I'm trying to dial this thing in, I'm a little confused.. Since it's got this HRC cam in it, how the f*&$ do I know where to set my timing and valve clearances? Wouldn't those be totally different than stock? I know someone out there's got some info on this thing, so hook a brotha up!



oh, and yes, I have dirt wheels for it, too
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:11 PM   #264
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Zombie's got an XL600R, which does have a 2.6 qt capacity.
It is an XL600 but it has an XR600 engine in it. I guess the difference in capacity is in the frame.
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:23 PM   #265
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Hi!
This is my 94 XR600 SM..




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Old 05-25-2009, 12:34 PM   #266
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:42 PM   #267
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I like that colour scheme.
Thanks..
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:50 PM   #268
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Ya know, the XR600R has to be one of the most versatile bikes ever built.
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:52 PM   #269
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.. So the PO told me that the HRC cam came straight from someone that worked for HRC.. But as I'm trying to dial this thing in, I'm a little confused.. Since it's got this HRC cam in it, how the f*&$ do I know where to set my timing and valve clearances? Wouldn't those be totally different than stock? I know someone out there's got some info on this thing, so hook a brotha up!


In regards to your timing, if you mean ignition timing that will take care of itself with the CDI control module. If you mean valve timing, the same TDC mark on the rotor when viewed through the inspection hole in the left side cover is all you need. That doesn't change no matter what cam is installed. The HRC cam has longer duration but nearly the same lift as the stock cam so with that in mind I'd set the lash at .004 intake and .005 exhaust. Part of the beauty of useing a cam made by Honda is its compatability with all the stock valve train components.
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:33 PM   #270
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.....I'd set the lash at .004 intake and .005 exhaust....

Oddly enough, I checked this the other day & set the clearances to stock specs.. I still had a stalling issue when sitting at idle.. I then re-set the clearances to .005 and .006, and the stalling issue seems to have gone away completely.. If the rise is 'nearly' the same, I'm guessing it's just a bit taller and the little extra valve clearance is needed.. I suppose I'll never know exactly what the specs should be, but for now it seems to be doing better with a bit 'slappier' valves.. slappy valves are happy valves, right?
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