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Old 09-16-2012, 12:52 AM   #16
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And just because I love this picture of the rightful owner fixing the XL's bent dog bone. The trail marshalls were ready to call for a sweep truck for the mighty XL600R. But the rock adjustment worked.

Love that picture. So focused. "this ride is not over!"
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:31 AM   #17
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Love that picture. So focused. "this ride is not over!"
The look on his face is like he is making lunch. He looks calm, and sure that it will work...
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:28 AM   #18
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The trail marshalls were being about the sweep riders passing us. But we knew it was under control.

I had just cleaned and regreased the suspension before giving the bike back to him so I was like ....

But then my XT350 had grenaded under his ass a couple of years before that so I was also like ....
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:30 PM   #19
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... I also found a stainless header pipe ...
Greatdog, where did you get your stainless header and how much did it cost? Thanks.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:13 AM   #20
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It is was from FMF and relatively cheap at the time. I don't know if they still sell it.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:03 PM   #21
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It is was from FMF and relatively cheap at the time. I don't know if they still sell it.
I'm not finding it on FMF's website - I'll call them Monday.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:52 PM   #22
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Looking forward to seeing how this rebuild goes, I think you'll have yours finished before I sort mine.

There are some stripped engine pics in my own rebuild thread and the motor's still in bits, so if you need any comparison pics give me a shout
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:02 PM   #23
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Looking forward to seeing how this rebuild goes, I think you'll have yours finished before I sort mine.

There are some stripped engine pics in my own rebuild thread and the motor's still in bits, so if you need any comparison pics give me a shout

Looks like fun restoring a XL600. Mine already has the rebuilt engine, I just need new fenders and one of those so called 3 day weekends to tear it down, paint it and put it back together. Not happening soon, work has been heavy and I only get 1 day off.

ohtechwiz,

What condition is your tank in internally? I have a tank that has no dents and slight rust for cheap to an ADVer. My current tank is dinged up, but with no rust inside at all. thats why I don't use the better looking spare =)
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:53 PM   #24
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I have an aftermarket plastic tank. Also, it looks like I am picking up an 84 xl600r on Sunday. I am trading my converted xr200r + some cash for it. This one is in perfect running condition. This means I will have the one I am restoring with modifications and one that is stock to compare as well as a reference for putting the 83 back together ...
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:19 PM   #25
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The trade didn't workout for the '84. I have been running out of time on this rebuild so my uncle is helping me out. He tore down the motor this last weekend and sent me a list of parts. I am having a hard time find a couple after checking Bike Bandit, Amazon, Ebay & XRs only. Does anyone know where to find a "Crank Pickup"? I am working on getting a better description as I am not sure what he is referring to.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:45 PM   #26
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The trade didn't workout for the '84. I have been running out of time on this rebuild so my uncle is helping me out. He tore down the motor this last weekend and sent me a list of parts. I am having a hard time find a couple after checking Bike Bandit, Amazon, Ebay & XRs only. Does anyone know where to find a "Crank Pickup"? I am working on getting a better description as I am not sure what he is referring to.


Probly talking about the Pulse generator, right side crankcase. Check powersportsplus.com
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:51 PM   #27
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Pulse generator

http://www.powersportsplus.com/parts...VER/parts.html



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Old 11-21-2012, 09:17 PM   #28
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Following your project, got an XR250 that I am restoring good to see these old Hondas back to good use
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:55 PM   #29
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You guys were right, pulse generator. Now I found out I ordered the wrong camshaft because the right one is not available. I got a xr600/xl650 cam from xrsonly because I did not read the description . Anyone have experience with converting to use this camshaft?
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:04 PM   #30
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No, a later model camshaft won't work. Nor is it realistic to change the entire cylinder head and intake to make that cam work.

If you're still using the original stator, just order a Ricky Stator now. The oem stators all fail eventually, which is often misdiagnosed as problems with other ignition parts or as a carburettion issue.
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