Jump to content
OldGuyXL600R

New bike to me, XL600R, new to TT

Recommended Posts

Just acquired my first bike, an '86 XL600R that I got cheap. It will be a good project, commuter, and toy. I was surprised there is no group specific to the XLs here.

It is in decent shape. It has no key, so I am pulling the code off the ignition to see if I can get one made at the local dealer. It will need a muffler, thinking about the XRs Only slip-on. Anyone have one of those? Is it reasonably quiet? I don't mind louder than stock, but don't want annoyingly loud.

I also need side plastics and fenders. Can't find reproductions, so what is everyone using? 

Thanks for your help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those xls are becoming a rare breed. The gentleman on adv would probably have more information for you, it’s pretty much all Xr650ls and xr600rs here.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don’t know where you live, but I’d find a cycle bone yard and see if you can pull the panels you need…I owned an xl600r new in 86 and it was an awesome bike with a mono-shock…lots of fun….also look on eBay….if you can’t get a key made, swap the key switch for a new one…off some of the aftermarket sites, $25-36$ for a switch.

Doc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...