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Old 03-09-2013, 12:03 PM   #7231
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Hi all Just started fitting an XL600LM engine to an XR600R frame (plus lights and loom). I have nearly all I need but a couple of things :- they are both twin carb but I am keeping the XR carb inlet bellows except one is split. Is it possible that i can use a bellows from a single carb set-up (as that's all I can find in the UK at the mo) or is it peculiar to twin carbs? Also as it's probably been done before - where would you guys suggest I locate the battery? If I had chopped up the 'LM' filter box I could possibly have put battery just behind std flat filter but the XR set-up looks more efficient. I think i'm going to have to hang it sideways under the seat - just clearing the wheel on opp side to exhaust.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:15 PM   #7232
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Hi all Just started fitting an XL600LM engine to an XR600R frame (plus lights and loom). I have nearly all I need but a couple of things :- they are both twin carb but I am keeping the XR carb inlet bellows except one is split. Is it possible that i can use a bellows from a single carb set-up (as that's all I can find in the UK at the mo) or is it peculiar to twin carbs? Also as it's probably been done before - where would you guys suggest I locate the battery? If I had chopped up the 'LM' filter box I could possibly have put battery just behind std flat filter but the XR set-up looks more efficient. I think i'm going to have to hang it sideways under the seat - just clearing the wheel on opp side to exhaust.
Aren't the twincarb bellows one piece?
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:30 PM   #7233
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it's one of the two seperate bellows between air filter and carb that is split
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:07 PM   #7234
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it's one of the two seperate bellows between air filter and carb that is split
Also one piece !

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Old 03-09-2013, 02:27 PM   #7235
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The intake bellows on my twin carb '85 XL600 are two piece.
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:34 PM   #7236
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The intake bellows on my twin carb '85 XL600 are two piece.
Oh, my bad.

Anyway, looks like it wont work

85 XL600R
http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/model...41-air-cleaner

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Old 03-09-2013, 02:35 PM   #7237
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Hi all Just started fitting an XL600LM engine to an XR600R frame (plus lights and loom). I have nearly all I need but a couple of things :- they are both twin carb but I am keeping the XR carb inlet bellows except one is split. Is it possible that i can use a bellows from a single carb set-up (as that's all I can find in the UK at the mo) or is it peculiar to twin carbs? Also as it's probably been done before - where would you guys suggest I locate the battery? If I had chopped up the 'LM' filter box I could possibly have put battery just behind std flat filter but the XR set-up looks more efficient. I think i'm going to have to hang it sideways under the seat - just clearing the wheel on opp side to exhaust.
Unfortunately, the intake bellows are different between the single carb and twin carb setups, and are not interchangeable.
How badly is it split?
could it be repaired?
Have you checked with your local Honda dealer to see if parts are still available? (you might be surprised here)
Failing all the above, ebay is your friend.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:49 PM   #7238
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Thank you lookfar - that's the help I needed. There are several for sale in the U.S. but Tax and postage kills it for me.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:54 PM   #7239
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Geez, this place is all crickets and tumbleweeds

Hope you guys are all doing something better with your time, doing a spot of riding maybe


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Old 03-10-2013, 02:39 PM   #7240
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Geez, this place is all crickets and tumbleweeds

Hope you guys are all doing something better with your time, doing a spot of riding maybe


Gratuitous shot from the files, since Im bored


What's the idea of all the bolts in the tyre?


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Old 03-10-2013, 02:45 PM   #7241
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What's the idea of all the bolts in the tyre?


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Old 03-10-2013, 02:50 PM   #7242
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ice
Ok, cool. Must be pretty slippery riding on that tyre when you are not on ice?
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:02 PM   #7243
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Ok, cool. Must be pretty slippery riding on that tyre when you are not on ice?
We went reeeeeally slow over the sidewalks towards out of town, and then absolutely hauled ass in a couple of fields. Ridiculous traction

Yes they were originally meant for some amateur ice riding, but the winter didnt deliver, so we sought other venues
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:02 PM   #7244
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New Tyres

Hi all,

I was just about to go grab that braided brake line I posted a week or so ago, when I mentioned the poor braking to my Dad. He has been suggesting I change my tyres ever since I started riding the XR, as I have the motocross ones on it from the previous owner and they are pretty well done, knobs torn off etc.

Still wasn't sure, till I found that a local shop was doing a set of D606's, fitted and balanced, for $200 AUD! That's pretty good buying as far as I can tell so I popped down on Saturday and got them fitted up: 90/90 on the front and a 120/80 on the rear. I wanted to try the Michelin T63's that Christian suggested in a previous post, but they weren't on special so I didn't go that route.

Not sure it will improve the braking situation but I will definitely feel more comfortable going around tar corners.

Still got that braided line in mind though, watch this space...

John



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Old 03-10-2013, 08:03 PM   #7245
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New Tyres

Hi all,

I was just about to go grab that braided brake line I posted a week or so ago, when I mentioned the poor braking to my Dad. He has been suggesting I change my tyres ever since I started riding the XR, as I have the motocross ones on it from the previous owner and they are pretty well done, knobs torn off etc.

Still wasn't sure, till I found that a local shop was doing a set of D606's, fitted and balanced, for $200 AUD! That's pretty good buying as far as I can tell so I popped down on Saturday and got them fitted up: 90/90 on the front and a 120/80 on the rear. I wanted to try the Michelin T63's that Christian suggested in a previous post, but they weren't on special so I didn't go that route.

Not sure it will improve the braking situation but I will definitely feel more comfortable going around tar corners.

Still got that braided line in mind though, watch this space...

John


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