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  1. ericsXr600R

    XR500 Issue pls help

    I would try richening the secondary needle.
  2. ericsXr600R

    Please help I’m new to bikes

    Look at the easy stuff first like Joe stated. The starter will spin if you put power to it, but if the key is off it won't spark. After that I would bet on a bad CDI.
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    XR600 after market carb options

    You'll find many have had great luck with an FCR as well as a TM40. If you find a good deal on a used FCR I don't think you'll be disappointed. I like the idea of a new carburetor when making a switch so the TM40 is what I chose. A new FCR is out of my price range but a TM40 can be purchased and built for your bike and be around $300. Either carb you choose there is plenty help on TT to get it running right.
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    Please help I’m new to bikes

    Assuming your goal is to have a bike that runs, I wouldn't worry about spark until you figure out your starter issue. Once you get it to turn over we can help diagnose any running issue you may have.
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    Discussion of the Mikuni 40mm flatslide carbs

    If the cables are in good shape then its usually just an adjustment. I don't like a lot of slack in my throttle so I have just enough so it returns all the way. After initial jetting in the winter months I had to wait until summer to finish mine.
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    Discussion of the Mikuni 40mm flatslide carbs

    I needed to buy adapters for my TM40 and it should be the same for you. Pictures would help to determine what you have exactly. The jetting I am using was based on what i found on this site. I needed a bigger pilot for it to idle right. Even a 25 was too lean for mine. The safest plan is to pull the carburetor apart so you know exactly what you have. Mine was a new TM40-6 that has an initial set up for a Harley. I changed over all the components I listed and then fine tuned without the AP. Once it run well I simply added in AP until the off idle bog was gone. Are you able to get it to run now?
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    Discussion of the Mikuni 40mm flatslide carbs

    Hi Muzic, I have a couple TM40-6 carbs in use. XR600r and a XR650L. I have had very good luck with them. My jetting specs are below for your reference. Main 140, Pilot 30, 2 turns out Needle Jet, Y-4, Needle 9DJY-1, 2nd from top Air jet, 1.2 Pump nozzle 45
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    Compression release

    I had to replace that piece this summer and I can tell you the XL600R and 1991-XR600R are the same.
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    My new 650R dual sport

    Wi is tough but MN is easy. He should advertise in MN.
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    XR600R Decompression Arm

    Bork, Thank you. That is helpful.
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    XR600R Decompression Arm

    Hi mcma111, The part number shows it fitting 1988-2000 XR600R. Do you have any idea if an older one would fit? Like an XL600r or pre-88 xr600r? I know some of those have another cable spot for the auto decamp on the kicker, but maybe it would fit? Any help is appreciated.
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    XR600R Decompression Arm

    Hi mcma111, I might have to do a complete cover. I think I'll try some local sources and see what I can come up with. What would you charge for a cover?
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    XR600R Decompression Arm

    Hi Guys, Out for a ride this weekend and my 1996 XR600R lost compression after a round of de-flooding kicks. Got it back in the garage and found the decompression arm/cam was broken in 2. This is the arm that goes into the cam cover with the cable attached. The outside piece the cable goes to pulled right out and the inside peace was still holding the valve open. I pulled out both pieces and don't see any damage. Got it to start up as well. I tried EBay with no luck and Honda doesn't offer it any longer. Anyone got a spare from a dead motor or cam cover that I can buy? Thanks, Eric
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    Sold CRF450X and got XR650L- need advice

    The bike looks great!!
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    Sold CRF450X and got XR650L- need advice

    I can see you've received a lot of feedback already but I'll add my 2 cents. I have 3 XR's. A XR600R, XR650R and a XR650L. When I first bought the 650L I thought something was seriously wrong. No throttle response and it felt anemic. I have a TM40 on my XR600R and an Edelbrock on my XR650R. The stock CV carb was very disappointing. I installed a TM40 and its a night and day difference. The CV carb was clean and functioning as intended but really restricts what the motor can do. It will never be a CRFX but it can be so much better. The TM40 install and jetting specs are well documented on here. I wouldn't bother riding that bike without it.