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Old 02-06-2010, 07:06 AM   #826
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Has anyone used the SRC fork brace kit on their XR 600? I found one of these kits with about an inch of dust on it at a local Honda shop that was going out of business. I got a good deal (considering what these things went for back in the late '90's) and would like to try it out in hopes of avoiding the BIG $$$ CRF front end swap.

Who can tell me what the air fittings at the top of the stock forks are for (besides letting air in and out). Is there a setting we should run on these? For example -- 180# rider = 2 psi, 200# = 3psi, 250 = 5psi, etc

I would imagine that you would eventually start blowing oil out of your fork seals if you pressurize the fork tubes with too much air pressure. What gives?
I run the SRC brace, actually I worked there when they were still in business. It is the origional and still the best fork brace made!
Always run 0 psi in your forks, the valve is only for letting air out because pressure builds in the forks as you ride it or change elevation.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:12 AM   #827
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Always run 0 psi in your forks, the valve is only for letting air out because pressure builds in the forks as you ride it or change elevation.
There is always a debate on this just as with oil and tires, BUT I agree fully. The valves are there so that you can get a zero pressure with temperature and altitude changes.

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Old 02-06-2010, 07:42 AM   #828
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Has anyone used the SRC fork brace kit on their XR 600? I found one of these kits with about an inch of dust on it at a local Honda shop that was going out of business. I got a good deal (considering what these things went for back in the late '90's) and would like to try it out in hopes of avoiding the BIG $$$ CRF front end swap.

Who can tell me what the air fittings at the top of the stock forks are for (besides letting air in and out). Is there a setting we should run on these? For example -- 180# rider = 2 psi, 200# = 3psi, 250 = 5psi, etc

I would imagine that you would eventually start blowing oil out of your fork seals if you pressurize the fork tubes with too much air pressure. What gives?
I have one on my XR. I also had one on my XR400. They work well and stiffen up the front quite a bit. Debris get caught in the sliders from time to time but no biggie.The acual brace looks simular to the RSW still available, which I have on my NX650. I just bleed out the air from the fitting never put any in.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:52 AM   #829
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I too have a real SRC fork brace(with fork skins and plastic guards) and it's the best thing short of a USD fork swap. Since SRC is long gone, I am going to blueprint it and make a few when I get some access to a machine shop.
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:32 AM   #830
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I too have a real SRC fork brace(with fork skins and plastic guards) and it's the best thing short of a USD fork swap. Since SRC is long gone, I am going to blueprint it and make a few when I get some access to a machine shop.
It's going to be hard to source the rubber wipers I would think. This is why the SRC brace is better than the ones that mount directly to the aluminum fork tubes.
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:21 AM   #831
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Nah, fortunately other companies still offer comparable neoprene fork skins.
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:04 PM   #832
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Nah, fortunately other companies still offer comparable neoprene fork skins.
The neoprene isn't enough. The rubber wiper was part of the function of the brace. You want a very minor bit of flex between the brace and the fork leg. This where the rubber came into play.
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Old 02-06-2010, 03:42 PM   #833
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greetings. apologies for interrupting but would any of y'all have a line on who might be selling a rear shock from a late '80s XR600R. Specifically, I'm looking for one of the remote reservoir versions for a project bike.

A PM with any information would be very appreciated.
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:38 AM   #834
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:01 PM   #835
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Hey guys, quick question, I'm sorry if it's been covered already, but my dad is looking at an '89 XR600 that is in need of some cosmetic work. Will any other year body parts fit the '89? The newer ones all look the same in pictures I have seen but I have no access for comparison.
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:41 PM   #836
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Hey guys, quick question, I'm sorry if it's been covered already, but my dad is looking at an '89 XR600 that is in need of some cosmetic work. Will any other year body parts fit the '89? The newer ones all look the same in pictures I have seen but I have no access for comparison.
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as far as i know yes the plastics did not change in fitting wise.

acerbis , cycra , ufo etc universal head light ,front guard/rear guard & side panels will also work

do a part No: search & cross ref to the newer models
http://www.bikebandit.com/honda-moto...arts/oem-parts
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:44 PM   #837
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Hey guys, quick question, I'm sorry if it's been covered already, but my dad is looking at an '89 XR600 that is in need of some cosmetic work. Will any other year body parts fit the '89? The newer ones all look the same in pictures I have seen but I have no access for comparison.
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The tank, fenders, seat and side panels are interchangeable from 1988 to 2000. 1988 to 1990 had different exhaust (2 into 2 into one muffler vs 2 into 1). 1988 to 1990 had rear drum brake. After that the suspension was upgraded and the rear disk was added. 1988 to 1990 had magnesium cases and aluminum head and was lighter than the later models and a little more powerful according to the seat of my pants.
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:23 PM   #838
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The tank, fenders, seat and side panels are interchangeable from 1988 to 2000. 1988 to 1990 had different exhaust (2 into 2 into one muffler vs 2 into 1). 1988 to 1990 had rear drum brake. After that the suspension was upgraded and the rear disk was added. 1988 to 1990 had magnesium cases and aluminum head and was lighter than the later models and a little more powerful according to the seat of my pants.

i'll add also the 92 had a larger front axle to the smaller 97.
2 into 2 exhaust system can be exchanged for the 2 into 1 & vice versa if you wanted too.
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:26 PM   #839
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1988 to 1990 had magnesium cases and aluminum head and was lighter than the later models and a little more powerful according to the seat of my pants.
I don't think the crankcase halves were magnesium, but the stator and clutch covers were. '88-90 also had a Nikasil-plated aluminum cylinder, not an iron sleeve like the rest.
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i'll add also the 92 had a larger front axle to the smaller 97.
You mean the smaller 91 axle. 92-2000 has the larger 17mm axle.
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