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Which of these bikes is your primary ride?   3,821 members have voted

  1. 1. Which of these bikes is your primary ride?

    • XR650R
      958
    • XR650L
      1639
    • XR600R
      815
    • XL600
      188
    • Other XL/XR
      164

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So here's my 1993 XR600R after a full rebuild.
New everything including oem tank.
Engine is painted in KBS Blacktop Satin with S/S bolts. Excell rims and spokes.

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Good old sand paper and buff.
They were on the bike when I got it years ago. I see them on ebay every now and then.

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3 minutes ago, Boyaki said:

Good old sand paper and buff.
They were on the bike when I got it years ago. I see them on ebay every now and then.

Cool.  I wondered how they would shine up.  I had a brand new '89 model when I was young and I've loved that look since.  I bought a set last year from a TT member and I can't wait to get time to get them fixed up and a pipe fixed up to accept them.

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Kinda dead in here so here she is in dirt trim for labor day.

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And I wrapped the header since I noticed it was pressing against the rad hose coming off the water pump.

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Got my second XR650R this last summer.  Went away from my first one chasing greener grass with a handfull of different bikes, only to come back to the XR.  Pic was just before a 3 day trip through Death Valley, up to mono lake, and back down to ridgecrest.  

Now im looking to swap tanks and tweek the suspension and do a desert race or 2 this winter.  

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Never posted my bike in this thread! 

It's a 92 XR600R, that I've had since Christmas Eve of 1999. Restored about 3 years ago. 

Here she is after being completely resto-modded clear down to the frame, and her first decently-long maiden voyage. 

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I grew up on XR's in a manner of speaking, and can't help myself when i get around 650's. About a year ago I saw a clean-looking one on Craigslist and while out to breakfast I told the missus I wanted to go look at it, as we were close by the seller's place. She laughed at me, but she was right  - I did buy it. My 3rd one. It's been sitting in the garage, and I wasn't sure what to do with it as I have one on its way back to the US from having been overseas for quite a while. I had several people bug me to sell it but I just couldn't do it.  So, two weeks ago, I decided to build it into a Baja (or Colorado, or anywhere) racer/cruiser. You know, the usual......suspension work, large tank, solid bash plate, higher seat.....same as my Old No.1 which will be home by Christmas hopefully. Actually, more....I'm going big on this one. 

I see absolutely NOTHING wrong with having two of them. Should last me till I'm dead. 

No.1 is a 2001 bought new in San Diego when I lived there, it was CA street legal but I haven't lived there in 14 years so moot point.  I've had some most excellent adventures on it, and the "Big One" aka a high-speed crash in Baja that had me off work for 8 1/2 months. My leg aches just thinking about it.  

No.2 was a low-time 2002 or 3, forget now, bike off Ebay from Dallas, with the intent of racing the Baja 1000. However, horrible work schedules scuttled those plans and the bike became a debt payment to a friend in SoCal. 

No.3 is my VERY low time 2002 bought off Craigslist here in Phoenix. Still has the original rear tyre on it. It's CLEAN. Can't wait to get the box of expensive stuff mounted. 

 

In sequence....1, 2, 3

 

 

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After months at sea, shipping the bike from Namibia (Nambia if you're Donald Trump) over to New Zealand, my old '85 XR has arrived.

While I wait for a few bits to arrive I am getting into restoring all of the plastics. More to come as I get the old girl back into shape

 

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Here's my 1994 XR600R, bored out to a 660 by Al Bakers XR's Only. Just got it in August, I've put a lot of work into it considering it's only ran for one solid day, but I love this BRP. I'm going to be replacing the CDI and wiring harness in hopes of recovering my spark! I'll post some more riding pics when I do. 

 

Ride hard and take risks! 

-Mike

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Here's my 1994 XR600R, bored out to a 660 by Al Bakers XR's Only. Just got it in August, I've put a lot of work into it considering it's only ran for one solid day, but I love this BRP. I'm going to be replacing the CDI and wiring harness in hopes of recovering my spark! I'll post some more riding pics when I do. 
 
Ride hard and take risks! 
-Mike
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Nice bike! Good luck in your repairs!
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On 11/27/2017 at 10:32 AM, cooldudesmd said:


Nice bike! Good luck in your repairs!

The pig RUNS! Really well too. Funny how when you fix one thing, another pops up though. Now I've got front forks that need repairs badly... worth every second of effort though, I love this bike.

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On to the next step bud! It won’t stop there. But you know that already I’m sure. Keeps us posted on progress.

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On 10/19/2017 at 6:28 AM, Vanillagurilla said:

Kinda dead in here so here she is in dirt trim for labor day.

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And I wrapped the header since I noticed it was pressing against the rad hose coming off the water pump.

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How has your TM40 been? I love mine.

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