dee_motard

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  1. those were nsr125 wheels, stripped from paint and coated with a cheap yellow varnish to simulate that nice goldy finish :-) But the front wheel has broke in to pieces a few weeks ago, without any particular reason. I have posted some pics here, on the forum (http://www.4sure.info/moto/xl600rr/jante2.jpg) I have converted my xl600r to singlecarb, using the head from XR600R with the decompressor on the camshaft (IT ROCKS!!). I had to use the carb insulator from a europeen NX modification caller SLR650, it looks to the opposite side than the one form XR (otherwise the carb doesn't fit). The exhaust is from ducati monster :-) the rear is from KTM 125sx.. :-) I'll try to take more pictures of my bike this weekend
  2. i like mine '84 xl600r (http://www.4sure.info/moto/xl600rr/xl600rr.jpg), but I will never do the same convertion again.. I would rather prefer to find an XR..
  3. I would rather not recommend using the sportbike rims, they're a bit heavy and are getting tired too fast. Look what has happened to my motard just while braking on a straight.. and the rim was in exellent state, I had 300mm rotor and 4piston caliper brake setup, I had no problems at all but one day it just went to pieces
  4. I second it. Keep it in original state and find yourself an XR, you'll save a lot of time and money..
  5. yep, you can convert your xl600r from dualcarb to single carb.. I have used a head from nx650 which is equal to 89+ XR600R head except for the manual decomressor (which is not so important on my opinion :-). I think that XR650L head will also fit, it should be the same as for NX650 model.. The only problem is that the shock mount is too close to the engine, so the single carb does not fit. You can modify the upper bracket to move the shock a bit backwards or use the carb insulator from european SLR650 model, which is very short (as i did finally). I did not keep the stock airfilter (and its box) because I have modified the tail section of the frame and made my own box and container for the relays and the battery.. Here are the pictures of my '85 xl600r, i put them to http://4sure.info/moto/xl600rr
  6. I also advice you to swap the head, take the head from XR with the decompressor on the camshaft. And one carb as well, instead of dualcarb (almost impossible to properly jet it when you change the intake/exhaust). The carb insulator from european SLR650 model is very short and is bent to the left side (not to the right side as on XRs), the carb fits to XL frame without a problem.
  7. I have moved to France (from Ukraine) around 4 years ago, and met many former ukranians and russians riding differnt bikes since... Even can say that they ride much more than locals..