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    1988 XR600 jetting

    Thanks again.
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    1988 XR600 jetting

    Thanks. I am no good with carbs, so I don't know how many sizes make a few. Do you think the stock 165 is a good one to start with?
  3. 1988 XR600 Supertrapp with 10 discs 65 pilot 168 main Stock air box It has a flat spot when trying to use full throttle at speed. Low speed seems fine, but when I open it up on a fireroad, it bogs until it is really wound up. At midrange speed, it accelerates better if I slack the throttle a little. When run long distance at highway speed the exhaust looks like this... ... even blackening the fender a little. So, I figured it was running rich. But, when I pulled my plug looked like this... ...so, now I don't know.
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    Show your PIG

    It was ice, but the "river" was really just a big puddle. The bike had the Supertrapp and the header pipes on it when I bought it used; I always thought the header pipes were stock, but maybe not. The headers stop right at the first rear frame tube. The section of double pipe you see in the vee of the frame tubes is part of the Supertrapp. The whole system is stainless.
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    Show your PIG

    My 1988 at home... ... and in it's natural environment .
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    wheel bearing removal

    This thread may help. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=202096
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    Where are all the old timers?

    Being a four stroke, you'll never have to change a plug out in the boonies.
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    Shop Stand

    I don't know about the 650, but on the 600 I lean the stand against the right side of the bike so the legs closest to the frame are off the ground a couple of inches. Then I push my right leg tight against the left side of the bike and bend over and grab the frame rail on the right side between the side cover and the swing arm. Then I lift and roll back raising the bike up on my knee, and set the left bottom frame rail on the stand. Then just tip the bike back upright onto the stand.
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    Shop Stand

    Yes, that is it, but that $25 price tag is too high. You should be able to get it for much less in a store. Just 2 or 3 years ago they were going for a few cents less than 10 bucks. I haven't used it for a while, and don't remember just how high the wheels were, but they did both clear the ground (My bike is an '88 XR600.)
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    Shop Stand

    I didn't buy mine myself, but I think I have seen them at Fred Meyer, which is a Kroger owned store. Probably K Mart, Walmart, and such stores would carry them, too. I saw a similar, off-brand one at Big Lots for only 5 dollars, but it was pretty flimsy. To all who said what a good idea this is, I have to say that the credit goes to my nephew. It was his idea and he gave me the one I have- even put the rubber on it for me. I call it the Bradlystand, and it is useful as more than just a stand. Sit on it, use it for a mini workbench, put it beside your ramp to help you climb up into the pickup bed when loading your bike- handy, thanks Brad!
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    Shop Stand

    Harbor Freight also has these: (I have the first one and it works well.) http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=2792 http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=91764 http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=94121
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    Shop Stand

    For anyone wanting just a stand (not a lift,) a Rubbermaid step stool is just the right height, strong enough, and weighs nothing. They go for about 10 bucks, and serve just as well as those 80-90 dollar aluminum jobs. I have some rubber matting bolted to the top of mine for extra grip.
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    Shop Stand

    My Harbor Freight stand is rated at 16" lift, and is plenty high enough for my XR600.
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    dirt bike songs

    1952 Vincent Black Lightning by Richard Thompson Not about dirt, but it is a good one. Hey, ROCKLANDDALE, good call on The Motorcycle Song. As you might guess, I kinda like it.