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Old 06-19-2013, 10:05 PM   #8281
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Voltz

these are the guys to mess with your stator in Australia.

very capable firm

http://www.bettabikes.com/
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:53 PM   #8282
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Hello Everyone

New guy here. Ive been a thumper fan for over 20 years.

Got my first one in the 80's when I was in high school in San Francisco. A street legal 78 TT500. Rode that thing all over and even brought it with me out to Colorado and rode it during college. Sure wish I had never sold it.

I have not had a bike for a few years now but I just bought a titled and plated 97 XR600 R a few days ago. I rode one a few years ago and have been dreaming about getting one ever since. Wow its just as amazing as I remember.

I cant wait to get my plates on this thing and go for some longer rides. I have been lurking here every day for weeks learning everything I can about these bikes while shopping for one.

I do have a few issues I want to figure out.

It has a huge 140/80 teraflex motosteel rear wheel on it that I think im going to need to change since I will probably be riding it on the street as much as the dirt if not more. Looks like it would be amazing in the dirt though.


My headlight and brake light work but I have no tail light. I'm hoping its a bulb. Is the brake light bulb also the tail light bulb like in a car?

It starts easy, runs great and has lots of power but has a bit of occasional bogging that seems most noticable in 3rd. Im wondering if the previous owner re jetted the carb after adding the power core 4 and if not would that cause this. Maybe it just needs to be rebuilt too.

Looking forward to making some thumper loving friends.

Brian


Here is my XR.

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Old 06-19-2013, 11:42 PM   #8283
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these are the guys to mess with your stator in Australia.

very capable firm

http://www.bettabikes.com/
thanks Dave
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:58 PM   #8284
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subframe and luggage racks

I seems to be bored at work today so here's another mod that may interest XR travellers.
The sub-frame can be beefed up easily and mounting plates added to hold a home-made pannier rack setup to carry fuel and camping crap etc.
The pics here show the welded in frame supports and gussets for the pannier as well as the basic pannier design and a couple of 'field' shots.
Well, you were looking for an excuse to buy a welder weren't you!













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Old 06-20-2013, 06:30 AM   #8285
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Hello Everyone

New guy here. Ive been a thumper fan for over 20 years.

Got my first one in the 80's when I was in high school in San Francisco. A street legal 78 TT500. Rode that thing all over and even brought it with me out to Colorado and rode it during college. Sure wish I had never sold it.

I have not had a bike for a few years now but I just bought a titled and plated 97 XR600 R a few days ago. I rode one a few years ago and have been dreaming about getting one ever since. Wow its just as amazing as I remember.

I cant wait to get my plates on this thing and go for some longer rides. I have been lurking here every day for weeks learning everything I can about these bikes while shopping for one.

I do have a few issues I want to figure out.

It has a huge 140/80 teraflex motosteel rear wheel on it that I think im going to need to change since I will probably be riding it on the street as much as the dirt if not more. Looks like it would be amazing in the dirt though.


My headlight and brake light work but I have no tail light. I'm hoping its a bulb. Is the brake light bulb also the tail light bulb like in a car?

It starts easy, runs great and has lots of power but has a bit of occasional bogging that seems most noticable in 3rd. Im wondering if the previous owner re jetted the carb after adding the power core 4 and if not would that cause this. Maybe it just needs to be rebuilt too.

Looking forward to making some thumper loving friends.

Brian


Here is my XR.

Welcome Brian. Nice looking rig. If your XR is stock, it only has a tail light with no switch or wiring for the brake light. Most converted bikes use a dual filament bulb and lots of folks are switching to LED's. If the bike has been converted, start by pulling the bulb and see if it is burned out. Have fun.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:59 PM   #8286
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Welcome Brian. Nice looking rig. If your XR is stock, it only has a tail light with no switch or wiring for the brake light. Most converted bikes use a dual filament bulb and lots of folks are switching to LED's. If the bike has been converted, start by pulling the bulb and see if it is burned out. Have fun.
good looking bike Brian :)

stock XR6 here in Au came with brake/tail,road ready
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:16 PM   #8287
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Thanks for the welcome and the input guys, I really appreciate it. : )


So my bike has had a brake light added then because I definitely have one, but its inside the factory taillight housing. I took the bulb out, its a dual filament and obviously has one side blown. I guess I will start by going to an auto parts store and see if they can match it up with one because I don't know what bulb to ask for with it not being factory.






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Old 06-20-2013, 09:25 PM   #8288
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Thanks for the welcome and the input guys, I really appreciate it. : )


So my bike has had a brake light added then because I definitely have one, but its inside the factory taillight housing. I took the bulb out, its a dual filament and obviously has one side blown. I guess I will start by going to an auto parts store and see if they can match it up with one because I don't know what bulb to ask for with it not being factory.
Should be a 1157 BAY15D. Seems to be used in most bikes, cars etc so should be easy to get. Obvious make sure you get a dual filament one too, like the blown one.

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Old 06-20-2013, 10:08 PM   #8289
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Thanks, seems smaller than an 1157 though. I will take the blown one with me and see what I can find this weekend.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:12 PM   #8290
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That's not a 1157 nor is that the OR bulb housing.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:52 PM   #8291
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Well made

Nice job on the set up. Have you been over any small bumps yet? I smell trouble...

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I seems to be bored at work today so here's another mod that may interest XR travellers.
The sub-frame can be beefed up easily and mounting plates added to hold a home-made pannier rack setup to carry fuel and camping crap etc.
The pics here show the welded in frame supports and gussets for the pannier as well as the basic pannier design and a couple of 'field' shots.
Well, you were looking for an excuse to buy a welder weren't you!













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Old 06-21-2013, 02:14 AM   #8292
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trouble

the inverted U shape bit was an 'draft' idea to keep the frames from flexing inwards under heavy pannier loads but was flawed from the start so removed even before she hit the road.

The frames are rigid enough on their own.

She's done 2 x simpson desert xings with the final setup plus a few trips.

Also acts as crash bars when she gets dropped (often).

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Old 06-21-2013, 02:15 AM   #8293
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Thanks, seems smaller than an 1157 though. I will take the blown one with me and see what I can find this weekend.
Ahhh right, sorry. I thought that they all used the same bulb!

I will mention that I've seen quite a few people on the net using LED bulbs, though I'm not sure about the benefits or drawbacks (lower power draw I guess?). Something to maybe consider anyway.

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Old 06-21-2013, 07:04 AM   #8294
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LED Bulbs

A LED bulb won't melt the tail light lens or holder like a 1157 WILL.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:24 AM   #8295
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New Project

I just picked up a new XR600 project. Well it's paid for but it's 240 miles away from me right now. 1995 XR600 with low to no compression and a whiney, noisy second gear. Easy fixes for me. I have a new Wiseco piston kit at the ready and transmission gears waiting. Unfortunately the bike won't arrive till the 21st of July. Darn...
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