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  1. I don't know if they listened with a stethascope or not I'm going to pick it up tonight and will get to ask the tech some more specific questions.
  2. The compression test result was 155lbs.
  3. I've got a 1995 XR600R that is having some issues and I took it to a local bike shop. I just heard from the shop and they had a 35% leak down test result. He said that was quite a bit but not terrible for this bike. I'm having trouble with the cough and die at idle syndrome. Could a poor leak down test contribute to my problem?
  4. Also mcgvr86, when I take the carb back off I'll do your wire brush bristle cleaning thing. I really don't want to take it back off for a third time. Also to answer an earlier question, yes I have adjusted the float level. I'll get access to compressed air some place when I have it apart and really blow it out. Thanks everyone for all the ideas and suggestions, these forums are a great resource and are full of information.
  5. Hey Shawn Mc, you may be on to something there. When I had the carb off and was shooting carb cleaner through all the orifices, I remember the three little brass looking holes on the airbox side of the carb intake bell. I think one of these must be the PAJ circuit to which you were referring. I shot carb cleaner through all of them and all but one seemed to blow out somewhere else(some other orifice in the carb). One of them didn't seem to "come out " to any place. I'm wondering if this is the PAJ that you mentioned and it is plugged. Do you remember if all three of these holes "went through" to someplace else in the carb? Do you remember which of the three holes was the PAJ circuit?
  6. It will run anywhere from 5 seconds to 1 minute depending on which pilot jet and where the air mixture screw is. About 1 minute is the best I can get unless I turn the idle up excessively high. When I turn the air mixture in or out it doesn't seem to have a real profound effect on the way it runs. When I say coughs I'm not talking about a "pop" or anything out the exhaust, it's coming back into the airbox. A cough is about the best description I can think of. I wouldn't consider it a "backfire" or a "pop". At anything above an idle it runs fine (160 main, nice light brown plug color). Thanks for your help with this everyone.
  7. I checked for air leaks around all the carb boots and intake manifold with it running and a can of starting fluid with a little straw on the nozzle. I couldn't get any change in the motor at all. As far as the pinched o-ring idea I've already had the carb off and completely disassembled on my bench and everything looked fine. It's been suggested to me that low compression could be causing this. Does this sound feasible to anyone? I'm really grasping at straws by now and I'm ready to start over with all the possibilities and go through them again.
  8. I'm at my wits end here. I've got a 1995 XR600 that I can't get to idle without the "cough and die" happening. It's got a UNI filter with the airbox snorkle removed and a Supertrapp with 9 discs. I've adjusted the valves and had the carb off and all cleaned out. I've had three different pilot jets in it (65,68,70) and adjusted the air screw out in 1/2 turn increments (starting at 1/2 turn out) all the way to 3 turns out with all three jets. It doesn't seem to make alot of difference if I run it at 1/2 choke either. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. It is dualsported and it's very frustrating to have it do this in a line of traffic. I love the bike otherwise and if I can get this glitch solved it will be perfect. Thanks in advance.
  9. I took the carb off and disassembled it all then shot carb cleaner through all the orifices. I didn't soak it in cleaner nor do I have access to compressed air.
  10. Yeah it's all new premium gas in the tank. The inside of the carb was fairly clean when I had it all apart.
  11. I'm at my wits end here. I've got a 1995 XR600 that I can't get to idle without the "cough and die" happening. It's got a UNI filter with the airbox snorkle removed and a Supertrapp with 9 discs. I've adjusted the valves and had the carb off and all cleaned out. I've had three different pilot jets in it (65,68,70) and adjusted the air screw out in 1/2 turn increments (starting at 1/2 turn out) all the way to 3 turns out with all three jets. It doesn't seem to make alot of difference if I run it at 1/2 choke either. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. It is dualsported and it's very frustrating to have it do this in a line of traffic. I love the bike otherwise and if I can get this glitch solved it will be perfect. Thanks in advance.
  12. I just bought a 1995 XR 600 a couple of weeks ago and decided to kinda go through everthing and check it out before I rode it. I discovered it had leaking fork seals and bad fork boots. A coworker offered to do the seals for me so I pulled the legs out and sent them home with him. When disassembling them he took the nut loose at the bottom of the legs and the dampener rod came unthreaded from the valve stack. Now on reassembly he can't get the rod to thread back into the valve. Is it suppose to come loose were it did and if so how do you restart the threads? He has done several dozen different fork jobs (including other years and models of XR's) and says he has never seen one do this. Does someone have some advise or help please. He spent 2 1/2 hrs trying to get one of the restarted.
  13. I just bought a 1995 XR 600 a couple of weeks ago and decided to kinda go through everthing and check it out before I rode it. I discovered it had leaking fork seals and bad fork boots. A coworker offered to do the seals for me so I pulled the legs out and sent them home with him. When disassembling them he took the nut loose at the bottom of the legs and the dampener rod came unthreaded from the valve stack. Now on reassembly he can't get the rod to thread back into the valve. Is it suppose to come loose were it did and if so how do you restart the threads? He has done several dozen different fork jobs (including other years and models of XR's) and says he has never seen one do this. Does someone have some advise or help please. He spent 2 1/2 hrs trying to get one of the restarted.
  14. I've got a 1995 XR6 that I just bought and I'm going through everything before I take it out for the first run. One of the fork seals was leaking and the boots were in bad shape so I tore the front end apart. I'm going back together with stuff now and was wondering how many cc'c of 5wt I should put in each leg after pulling them apart for the repairs. It is dual sported and will spend about 50% of the time on the street and 50% on the dirt. I weigh about 185 (w/gear on) and the times that I ride in the dirt will consist of moderatly fast trail riding. Any help/ideas on this subject is greatly appreciated
  15. Thanks for the info guys very helpfull