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Old 02-22-2010, 06:41 AM   #871
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Nice scoot. Tires. Move the GPS. The buddy peg on the frame guard won't hold much. The bag on the number plate will take out the mounts on your headlight if you put more than a samich in there. (DAMHIK) Have fun!
I have four stroke only weld on buddy pegs on the way, i threw those on there temprary.
thanks for the help
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:24 AM   #872
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I finally sorted out my third gear slippage problem by rebuilding my transmission. It is all back together and started on the first kick. Shifts like new again. I can't wait for spring!

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Old 02-27-2010, 09:27 AM   #873
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Looks great !

Come on spring time !
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:32 AM   #874
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Yeah, that's a really clean '85.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:11 AM   #875
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I bought this 1998 xr600 for 1000.00. I know the original owner and it only had 500 miles or so since new !!!! I have been preping it for dual sport, I am new to the idea but i am having alot of fun with it.
I thrash my pure dirt only bikes, this one i have only been adding and installing stuff so far !!!. it has to be one of the cleanest best examples in the world due to its non use.
If you guys have any ideas please submit them. I really want to make this the best it can be
check out the bike here, 25 photos
I have a 90 and a 2000 and I have the same rack and I have buddy pegs on both. The subframe is not designed to support a passenger or much weight on the rack. Unless you put some gussets on the frame it will crack. So far I've cracked the subframes on both bikes and the crossmember above the airbox. Otherwise this is the best dual sport bike if you want to do challenging trails as well.



This was caused by riding aggressively with a small Pelican case (1200) on the rack full of tools.
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:03 PM   #876
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This was caused by riding aggressively with a small Pelican case (1200) on the rack full of tools.
How much would you guess the case weighed full of tools ?
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:32 PM   #877
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How much would you guess the case weighed full of tools ?
The case itself weighs 3 lbs. The tools are probably about 5 lbs. So less than 10 lbs total. I tipped over once on a hill so it could have taken a hit. And it was used as a grab handle a couple of times when the bike got stuck. The 90 frame cracked near the footpeg from street riding with a passenger. The crossmember cracked and was repaired before I ever put the rack on. I'm working on adding gusset plates on both sides and a beefier connection for the rack. The rack will crack at the bolt hole mounting point as well.
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:44 PM   #878
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alright kids...
i've had mine, an 89, for just about a year. i've had to do fork seals 2x, and the shock weeped a bit from riding in the snow. i owned a drz400 just prior, and didn't really love that. i like the pigs' simplicity. i love the torque. i don't love the suspension. what can i do to make the stuff i have work better? will the shock handle a stiffer spring, or will it not damp well? i ride it pretty hard, i respect the bulletproofness of the motor, which is why i wanna keep it. but i'm having a hard time justifying spending lotsa $ on a 21yo bike. thoughts fockers:
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:38 PM   #879
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Suspension

Well you can do what I did for my 92 XR600 and that is a set of CRF forks and a Race Tech gold valve kit for the shock along with an Eibach spring.

Start here: http://www.racetech.com/
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:29 PM   #880
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Chipper , do you have fork boots covering your fork seals ?

The best money spent on a XR/R is in the suspension if your 175+lbs.
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:34 PM   #881
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Fork Seals

No fork boots. The CRF forks do not accept fork boots. I have some neoprene seals on there.




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Old 02-27-2010, 03:44 PM   #882
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trying to remove rear shock, won't go like the manual says,

do i have to take the linkage apart???
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:51 PM   #883
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trying to remove rear shock, won't go like the manual says,

do i have to take the linkage apart???
Yep.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:15 PM   #884
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yup, i have a brandy new pair of boots to go on....i had the full length neoprene sliders until i took the front end apart. i would NOT recommend them to anyone that's going anywhere dirt with their bike. they were just about ripped through when i took them off. this time i got another pair of plasticy rubber accordians. i probably tip the scales at 190 with all my gear and a camel back on.

let me rephrase: will the shock dampen a heavier spring, or will the spring overpower the dampening?
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:16 PM   #885
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let me rephrase: will the shock dampen a heavier spring, or will the spring overpower the dampening?
The spring is for the riders weight. For sag height.

The dampening is the shocks compression and rebound action.
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