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Old 07-15-2013, 04:39 AM   #8446
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I have a 55/60 bulb in my XR and yeah, on and around idle its pretty poor.. Hasn't done any harm to my bike except for eating a couple of rear bulbs, which was fixed with installing a LED bulb.. (china crap, but it works..)
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:33 AM   #8447
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youll need a better stator or a rewind to run the 55watter or anything above

even on my ricky I notice my light is much brighter by going down to a 60 or so watter(I used to have a 95watter) direct from one leg of the ricky stator and it wasnt as bright as it is now...

even though the stock stator is rated at 85 watts or so, when old and with tailight brake light you are asking too much of it

you wont damage the stator or regulator but it just wont be too bright

l love the cage though nikolic!
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:40 AM   #8448
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I was thinking of fitting the H4 LED in the front... will give it a try anyway! I like it more and more . Waiting for a night ride :)
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:01 PM   #8449
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:19 PM   #8450
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youll need a better stator or a rewind to run the 55watter or anything above

even on my ricky I notice my light is much brighter by going down to a 60 or so watter(I used to have a 95watter) direct from one leg of the ricky stator and it wasnt as bright as it is now...

even though the stock stator is rated at 85 watts or so, when old and with tailight brake light you are asking too much of it

you wont damage the stator or regulator but it just wont be too bright

l love the cage though nikolic!
We have a higher output EU spec stator I think? Not the US style low output stator..

I have this one, ELECTREX G410,



and a bit crappy to see, but it gives this much light on high idle (choke, around 2300rpm)


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Old 07-15-2013, 04:20 PM   #8451
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also, me and my friends have been playing with fire again
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:05 PM   #8452
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forgot about that

the ricky wont dim at idle so thats good

let us know how that electrex one works...

there have been a few rickys failing lately

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Old 07-15-2013, 05:11 PM   #8453
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Works fine man, Piggy starts cold/hot in one or few kicks..
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:38 PM   #8454
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Man...I wish I could find a OEM headlight set like that here in the states...great looking bike...
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:05 AM   #8455
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I bought it...

Last night, I went out to look at an '88 XR600

It was amazingly clean, and not just in a "fresh out of the car wash" kind of clean.

It was clean like it was new. I started a thread on here about what to look for, and all the things that I was told to keep an eye out for were good.

I took it for a spin, and that was that.

He lived a few miles out in the sticks, so riding it home was interesting.

For the last 4.5 years, all I've ridden was a Concours14. This one rode a little um... different.



The guy threw in two extra gas tanks, and three brand new tires. Two of which are mounted on rims. He also gave me an extra rear fender, a spedometer, and a few other parts.

Not bad for 2k.



I'll be looking to sell of most of the extra parts. If there's something I've listed that you guys need, lemme know.

Also, when we got home, we noticed there was an oil leak by the front sprocket. Ah, the joys of owning an older motorcycle begin.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:12 AM   #8456
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THAT!!!! is a damn sexy tank for these bikes. You HAVE to give me more than this.....
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:52 AM   #8457
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Has anyone made some seat modifications around here? I've traveled a bit with my girlfriend and it wasn't a pleasure. Thinking of converting the tailbag into the seat for her, but still am thinking of buying another seat to modify. Any sugestions, pics?
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:59 AM   #8458
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Last night, I went out to look at an '88 XR600

It was amazingly clean, and not just in a "fresh out of the car wash" kind of clean.

It was clean like it was new. I started a thread on here about what to look for, and all the things that I was told to keep an eye out for were good.

I took it for a spin, and that was that.

He lived a few miles out in the sticks, so riding it home was interesting.

For the last 4.5 years, all I've ridden was a Concours14. This one rode a little um... different.



The guy threw in two extra gas tanks, and three brand new tires. Two of which are mounted on rims. He also gave me an extra rear fender, a spedometer, and a few other parts.

Not bad for 2k.



I'll be looking to sell of most of the extra parts. If there's something I've listed that you guys need, lemme know.

Also, when we got home, we noticed there was an oil leak by the front sprocket. Ah, the joys of owning an older motorcycle begin.
The leak is probably just the cs shaft seal...you pop the sprocket off, and with a dental pic you pry the old seal off install new seal on and make sure you grease or oil the lip...and dont push all the way in

it could also leak from the grommet out of the stator, let us know

I think you scored a great deal...you have a pristine basically untouched 88 cept for the tanks and tip on the exhaust...

im assuming its plated right?

anyways welcome fellow 88er! there are quite a few of us now...from all parts of the world jejeje


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Old 07-16-2013, 09:59 AM   #8459
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Has anyone made some seat modifications around here? I've traveled a bit with my girlfriend and it wasn't a pleasure. Thinking of converting the tailbag into the seat for her, but still am thinking of buying another seat to modify. Any sugestions, pics?




recover and added to the butt region for 30$ in Tijuana. I can do this all day.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:17 AM   #8460
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im assuming its plated right?

anyways welcome fellow 88er! there are quite a few of us now...from all parts of the world jejeje


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Yeppers, she's plated.

I wouldn't have bought it otherwise.

It doesn't have a spedometer (installed), or a key switch. Or, come to think of it, a horn. I noticed that piece on the end of the exhaust too. It does look OEM, but I'm not sure.

Thanks for the info on the oil leak, and the welcome. It doesn't look like it's too bad when the bike is off. There were no puddles in the garage this morning.

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