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Silent Echo

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  1. Silent Echo

    Where are dirt bikes made?

    Holy shit, that diesel is unbelievable
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    XL600R - Yet Another Rebuild - 1986

    I love everything you have done to this! Nice to see great bikes restored, it will last you many years to come. Always watching this thread!
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    XL600R - Yet Another Rebuild - 1986

    My head stripped in 2 of the holes, so I put a Helicoil in all the way to the bottom, and then another on top of that. They were also blind holes, so I don't know whether it will work for you
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    1984 XR500R Help

    Hmm... I'm going to check that on my old head gasket, because I didn't pay super close attention. Good to know it works for the 600.
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    1984 XR500R Help

    I can't have gasket material extend into the combustion chamber. I ordered a 93mm cometic head gasket, and it will all be together shortly
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    XL600R - Yet Another Rebuild - 1986

    Man, that engine is nice dude. I'm very jealous, I should have done some of that stuff to my engine. Looking forward to the rest of it!!
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    1984 XR500R Help

    This is a great old review on the 1983-84' Xr500RE http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/Honda/honda_xr500re%2083.htm
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    XL600R - Yet Another Rebuild - 1986

    Oh, and if you put a crazy high performance piston in, it won't decrease longevity much unless you run it hard. The MX bikes run at 14,000rpm's frequently during a race, that's why they get rebuilt at 10 hours. Quality oil and air filter changes will affect longevity more than anything else.
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    XL600R - Yet Another Rebuild - 1986

    Yeah, I understand why you want to take out as little material as possible, but keep in mind that these cylinders are 30 years old and they are just barely needing a bore. Now I realize that that all depends on how many hours are on it, but a cylinder will last much longer than what you think it will. I would go up a standard bore, and not worry about the 100.5mm. That's a little too much to worry about. Just go to a 101mm and then in 10years, bore it to a 102mm. I know that that is an exaggeration, but you get what I mean. Now as far as those shop charges... That is ridiculous. The shop I went to has no competition, so they COULD charge ridiculous prices, but they don't. I have a hard time believing some guy wants $275 for cut seats :/ When I got my seats cut, it was slightly more expensive because the RFVC head cannot be cut by a machine, it has to be done by hand, so that increases the labor. I would recommend just going to a 101mm with whatever piston you get for that. Try to stick with a solid name brand, I.E. Wiseco, JE, OEM even. Of course, most of those are high compression pistons, but the power gain is enough to make it worth the additional 10 cents in my opinion.
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    XL600R - Yet Another Rebuild - 1986

    Why take out as little as possible? You should be able to get an oversized OEM piston, or even a Wiseco. I only ask because I have heard very mixed reviews about XR's Only, so I would be hesitant to work with them.
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    XL600R - Yet Another Rebuild - 1986

    Since this is not going to be a race bike, I would just stick with the OEM valves. There is nothing wrong with them for your purposes. If you can get Kibblewhite valves for say, only $5 extra per valve, then I would do that instead. I'm surprised that you are not just boring it out. My bike would burn oil incessantly, and it's because my cylinder wore only in the middle. So my top 2 rings set real good, and the oil ring would not seat and I burned oil. It's never very expensive to bore it out, and when it's done, it makes it a "brand new" cylinder for increased longevity. Do what you want my friend, but I was able to bore mine out, and put a Wiseco 11.1 piston in for a total of $210. That kind of security is worth it to me, but this is your bike, and your money. Know again, nice job!
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    XL600R - Yet Another Rebuild - 1986

    Nice dude! Lot of work going into this. I was able to get my seats cut for $130, and my cylinder bored out 1mm for $69. Nice work man, keep it up!
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    FMF power bomb glowing red

    Yeah dude... You can even get one at Frickin Autozone.
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    FMF power bomb glowing red

    You could just run it way rich and see if the glowing persists. If it does, then it's timing
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    engine kicks back hard

    Hmm. I'm glad you fixed it. I'm not entirely sure why that would affect it kicking back, if someone could share some info with me that would be great
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