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Which of these bikes is your primary ride?  

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

    • XR650R
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    • XR650L
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    • XR600R
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    • XL600
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    • Other XL/XR
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On 10/8/2017 at 8:11 AM, Boyaki said:

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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.

Man this is really nice. Did you paint the engine yourself?

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My new Baby, 86 xr600. :) The resto is going slow but good. The bottom pic is my other ride I restored over the Christmas holiday.

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Hey, where did you get that bitchin rear fender rack?
I've been wanting one for a while but am still feeling out all the options. As I mainly use my 650r to commute.

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Hi All

I had a bit of a find this week in a place called Alaruen NSW Aust

Shee needs a bit of work but she will brush up ok I reckon. 

$350 AU, not bad. It runs, gearbox a bit clicky though

PS How do you take the rear brake cable off these things????

Honda XR 500 1982, now living in Corrimal NSW

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6 minutes ago, kkharn said:

I had a bit of a find this week in a place called Alaruen NSW Aust

Its actually Araluen  :D

Im restoring an 81 xr500 - basically the same bike

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Lol you are correct, and Ive only had one beer tonight. I have got so many questions for you regarding where to get the best aftermarket parts (or OEMs if you can get them)

Can you get decent plastics for the 82?  Decals??

Last question  for the night, how do you remove  the rear brake cable on these things??

Regards

Kev

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PPS

Is this carb originally off the XR 500 82??

Why the two cables??

Is it off another bike??

Regards 

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Hey, where did you get that bitchin rear fender rack?
I've been wanting one for a while but am still feeling out all the options. As I mainly use my 650r to commute.

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Sorry the but you want us faded but if it's any help

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2 hours ago, kkharn said:

Lol you are correct, and Ive only had one beer tonight. I have got so many questions for you regarding where to get the best aftermarket parts (or OEMs if you can get them)

Can you get decent plastics for the 82?  Decals??

Last question  for the night, how do you remove  the rear brake cable on these things??

Regards

Kev

 

Plastics you need to buy aftermarket - DC Plastics https://www.dcvmx.com/xcart/home.php?cat=1050

Decals  https://www.dcvmx.com/xcart/home.php?cat=619&sort=title&sort_direction=0&objects_per_page=50

Rear brake cable - you need to wind the wing nut off the back first - to create enough slack to pull it out of the frame then out of the pedal

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1 hour ago, kkharn said:

PPS

Is this carb originally off the XR 500 82??

Why the two cables??

Is it off another bike??

Regards 

Kev

 

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Thats the right carby - you have to remember its 36 years old - they went a bit overboard on components on bikes back then.

I guess they thought you needed a push and a pull cable :excuseme:

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6 hours ago, S.O.A.N.Z said:

Thats the right carby - you have to remember its 36 years old - they went a bit overboard on components on bikes back then.

I guess they thought you needed a push and a pull cable :excuseme:

 

6 hours ago, S.O.A.N.Z said:

Plastics you need to buy aftermarket - DC Plastics https://www.dcvmx.com/xcart/home.php?cat=1050

Decals  https://www.dcvmx.com/xcart/home.php?cat=619&sort=title&sort_direction=0&objects_per_page=50

Rear brake cable - you need to wind the wing nut off the back first - to create enough slack to pull it out of the frame then out of the pedal

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Thanks for the links, much appreciated.

I have disconnected brake cable from rear hub and front pedal, my problem is how do I get it off the two guides, one on the swing arm and one on frame.. I don't want force it as the cable is in very good condition. See pics

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A closer pic of the "Guides" would be nice....But I believe they are not a total circle (Tube) if you will. Which will let the Cable itself slip thru. And walla....off she comes.

No ?

 

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1 minute ago, WvChamp said:

A closer pic of the "Guides" would be nice....But I believe they are not a total circle (Tube) if you will. Which will let the Cable itself slip thru. And walla....off she comes.

No ?

 

That would be my assumption as well.

1. disconnect both ends of the cable

2. pull back the rubber bellows, exposing the inner cable

3. slide the outer cable (sheath) forward out of the guide

4. the inner cable should slip through the slot in the guide.

 

BTW, we should move this technical discussion to a build thread for your bike since this is mostly a "let's see a picture of your bike" thread. Just a thought.

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1 minute ago, OttawaBRP said:

BTW, we should move this technical discussion to a build thread for your bike since this is mostly a "let's see a picture of your bike" thread. Just a thought.

Agreed.

 

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15 minutes ago, OttawaBRP said:

That would be my assumption as well.

1. disconnect both ends of the cable

2. pull back the rubber bellows, exposing the inner cable

3. slide the outer cable (sheath) forward out of the guide

4. the inner cable should slip through the slot in the guide.

 

BTW, we should move this technical discussion to a build thread for your bike since this is mostly a "let's see a picture of your bike" thread. Just a thought.

Sorry guys, just a little over excited trying to get as many questions answered. 

 The guides do have gaps its just that I didn't want to push the boot back too much ( damage them??) but try again after work.

 

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4 hours ago, kkharn said:

Sorry guys, just a little over excited trying to get as many questions answered. 

 The guides do have gaps its just that I didn't want to push the boot back too much ( damage them??) but try again after work.

 

Move it to the tech section - you will get better response  :thumbsup:

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20 hours ago, S.O.A.N.Z said:

Thats the right carby - you have to remember its 36 years old - they went a bit overboard on components on bikes back then.

I guess they thought you needed a push and a pull cable :excuseme:

When you twist the throttle back, one cable pulls the throttle open.

When you twist the throttle forward to return it to closed throttle, the other cable pulls the throttle shut.

Neither cable does much pushing.  One pulls open. The other pulls closed.  So its really a Pull-Pull setup.  Reason for that is safety, when letting off the throttle.  It keeps the slide from getting stuck open, because you can physically pull it shut by twisting the grip forward.  2 strokes dont pull as much vacuum when engine braking.  Thats why 4 strokes have better engine braking than 2 strokes.  

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