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Old 07-12-2013, 05:36 AM   #76
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If anyone still has the original seat cover for an '88 XR6, does it have a rear logo????
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:37 AM   #77
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If anyone still has the original seat cover for an '88 XR6, does it have a rear logo????


Not sure if that helps?
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:22 AM   #78
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Not sure if that helps?
That is a very good pic, I am using it as a reference for my resto.
I was wondering if there is a Honda logo between the tool bag and the rear of the seat.
Bit difficult to see if there is or isn't in that pic.

I'm going to go with no logo in there, as there is one on the tool bag anyway.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:49 PM   #79
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So, I went down to the local signwriting shop today.
I have some original 1988 XR600 tank stickers. I wanted not to use the originals (who knows what the glue is like after all this time), so I got them to scan and reproduce the stickers on modern vinyl.

The reproductions are printed, not silkscreened as the originals were, but look pretty good anyhow. The red on the reproduction is a little "redder", but that is as close as they can get by printing. And seeing as how they are NLA from Honda, I'm not complaining.

The original is on top, reproduction below.

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Old 07-15-2013, 12:20 AM   #80
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I think you had better get another 600 Stu, that one is going to be too nice for where we go.

Can't complain about the stickers, look pretty good from here.


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So, I went down to the local signwriting shop today.
I have some original 1988 XR600 tank stickers. I wanted not to use the originals (who knows what the glue is like after all this time), so I got them to scan and reproduce the stickers on modern vinyl.

The reproductions are printed, not silkscreened as the originals were, but look pretty good anyhow. The red on the reproduction is a little "redder", but that is as close as they can get by printing. And seeing as how they are NLA from Honda, I'm not complaining.

The original is on top, reproduction below.

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Old 07-15-2013, 02:11 AM   #81
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I think you had better get another 600 Stu, that one is going to be too nice for where we go.
Then I'd have to start again!!!!

Might look for a 250 next, Honda of course, XL or XR, mid 1980's

More XR6 bits coming from the US, a new headlight shroud and OEM handguards.



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Old 07-15-2013, 02:26 AM   #82
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Got a 1992 xr good old classic.Geared it up 14/38 ,big tank 22 L Acerebis as doing vic high country then maybe Tassie within next few months.Storing it at mates place.Any way bought few bits from states including flatslide kit.But bike will not start with that carbStill starts with old one ion 5 kicks mmm dinners here
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:38 AM   #83
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Got a 1992 xr good old classic.Geared it up 14/38 ,big tank 22 L Acerebis as doing vic high country then maybe Tassie within next few months.Storing it at mates place.Any way bought few bits from states including flatslide kit.But bike will not start with that carbStill starts with old one ion 5 kicks mmm dinners here
You could have air leaks or the carby's jets need looking at, maybe too lean.
Jet it similar to the original, and should be good
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:39 AM   #84
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I got 21 k per litre out of my 600 to the cape with 14/40 and a 38mm flatslide(not bored to 41mm) with a 12.5 pilot and 230 main, still plenty of torque because the 600 has lower primary gearing.
Bike should start really easy with the mikuni, mine can be started accidentally it's that easy, no throttle whatsoever, pull the rich button when cold and vroom.

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Got a 1992 xr good old classic.Geared it up 14/38 ,big tank 22 L Acerebis as doing vic high country then maybe Tassie within next few months.Storing it at mates place.Any way bought few bits from states including flatslide kit.But bike will not start with that carbStill starts with old one ion 5 kicks mmm dinners here
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:21 AM   #85
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Question carb issue

mmm no air leak cause runs fine with standard carb.so must be real lean ,came with spare jets so might have to fiddle em xrs r us so will see wot they say
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:58 PM   #86
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I put a 39mm Mikuni flatslide on my XR600, got it from Ballards, and never touched it. Bike fires up first or second kick, hot or cold (provided I use the correct technique of course). Seems to work at sea level and at altitude too.
Just sayin'.......
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:05 AM   #87
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Yeh its the same kit ..couldn't justify the price so went US seemed like a good idea Ah well weather shite this weekend and week as well so off to man cave to fix
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:47 AM   #88
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Talking I feel it is unfair to only claim the superiority of the XR600/650

I would just like to point out that not all of us are capable of handling such large bikes on the tracks. I agree that the power of the beasts is amazing!
But I ride a '99 XR250 and she goes hard when she's not stuck in the shed. my 'baby thumper.' Awesome bike - Love the XR's!
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:18 AM   #89
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There's nothing wrong with an XR250. Personaly I reckon they are the duck's guts for enduro, much easier and a lot nimbler (and often faster) than the big girls. I like 'em.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:08 PM   #90
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I got 21 k per litre out of my 600 to the cape with 14/40 and a 38mm flatslide(not bored to 41mm) with a 12.5 pilot and 230 main, still plenty of torque because the 600 has lower primary gearing.
Bike should start really easy with the mikuni, mine can be started accidentally it's that easy, no throttle whatsoever, pull the rich button when cold and vroom.
I agree with this. I have an xr628, fcrmx and Staintune and the gearing drop is insane. I have 15/42 and could go lower I think and first is still usable.
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