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  1. I am not sure if this Italian made model was released in the US - that said can anybody suggest a US supplier of chromed inner fork tubes/staunchions? Many thanks, Aaron Perth, Western Australia.
  2. Thanks, I'll have to look into this! Aaron
  3. Can I please have some feed-back guys? Thanks, Aaron
  4. I have just purchased a 650cc piston kit for an XR 600 but intend to use it on my 1985 XL 600 RF - see: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1,1&item=4607645223&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT Can I just over bore the cylinder by 3mm or do I need a HRC cylinder as well? i.e. can the cylinder take a 3mm overbore or will there be problems? Thanks, Aaron
  5. I am currently rebuilding a low mileage 1985 Honda XL 600 RF as a super moto for road use only. The existing wiring harness is a little worn and given that a new wiring harness is relatively cheap and that they are no longer available in Australia (I am in Perth, Western Australia), I want to get a new wiring harness, at least as a spare if the existing proves to be OK. Problem is I can't get one according to my local Honda dealer as the bike is just over 20 years old. Where is the cheapest place to get a new electrical harness in the USA? Postage is not prohibitive, so I'd appreciate it if you could point me to the cheapest supplier in the USA - preferaby on line, but if not a 'phone number will do. Many thanks in advance, Aaron
  6. I am currently rebuilding a low mileage 1985 Honda XL 600RF as a supermoto and it was running fine but has sat garaged for 7 years. Before I reassemble it and find there might be an electrical problem would it be worth taking the electrical harness to a motorcycle electrician to test and possibly rebuild - or even just rebuild as preventative maintenance as it's 21 years old and cables deteriorate? I'm not an electrician so can anybody advise me about what I should do and whether it's a waste of money having the wiring harness checked or even rebuilt as a precaution? Thanks, Aaron Perth, Western Australia.
  7. Has anybody any experience of doing this? - I have a low mileage 1985 XL 600 RF (dual carb) that I am restoring and rebuilding as a supermoto and the air box is such a pain to get back into the frame (which I have powder coated) that I thought I'd junk it and get K&N conical air filters to fit on each of the two intakes as I want to improve air-intake anyway. I am also doing the following modifications: - replacing the exhaust system with high flow stainless steel headers and a FMF PowerCore4 muffler - Hotcam installed - considering fitting a HRC 650cc cylinder for an XR 600 with an appropriate big bore kit if possible I realise that jetting will need to be changed, but can I safely junk the air box and go to conical K&N airfilters? Has anybody have any experience of taking a XL 600 RF out to 650cc?? Many thanks! Aaron