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Hell all. New member here. Figured after a few years of navigating the TT forums i would make an account, for input on my current situation. I just got a 98 XR600R from my father who last rode it maybe 6 years ago. About 3 years ago i was told i could have the bike if i got it running. I took the bike and cleaned the carb, tried kicking it over and nothing. After a good carb cleaning, got it to run but not very well. Found an issue with the auto decompression system. I removed the asm from the cam and had the hole filled. After that it ran better but still not good. I then took it to the shop i work at and tore it down to the piston. Not realizing before, choke plate broke off and found itseay inside the cylinder and did some head damage. After finding this i boxed it up and havent touched it until recently. Got the bike out, inspected everything and found only damage to the head, light marking. Cleaned it up and slapped everything back together and cannot get the bike to run at all, and when it does, its gutless. Checked timing several times, cam is good. Its off a half tooth either direction. I do have the cam in the right orientation, not 180 out. When it does run its noisy, like super loose valves. Couldnt ever figure out the cause. I decided to out money into this bike and got the following, new cam chain, new coil and plug, new hot cam stage one, new hot shot cdi box, new ricky stator 200w stator, kibble white titanium spring kit, 100mm 10.5 to 1 JE piston and XRs only new carb kit, the non pumper. I decided to overhaul the bike to get it running, then as winter comes tear it all apart and clean up the frame and other parts. Im looking for any input for people who built there bikes with performance parts as these and there experiences in doing so. And just looking for general guidance along the way, helping restore and build a classic. Pictures if interest.
Hi Guys, I have recently picked up two CR 500s a 86 and a 98. the 86 will remain a garage queen but i would like to trail ride the 98 and to race it in the local two stroke class. The 98 was running a FMF gnarly pipe when i got it, but it is horribly beaten and will not be going back on. My local bike shop is telling me there is a ten week wait for a new Gnarly or i can get a DEP pipe $100 cheaper right now . I know the bike is jetted perfectly for the FMF and the thicker gauge steel on the Gnarly would be perfect for bashing about trail riding, but I'm just busting to get this thing going . So my question is does anyone have any experience with the DEP expansion chamber on a CR500
2017 YZ250FX stock 270mm rotor. Factory rotor is toast, need to upgrade. Wanting to switch to non floating for the added bite that some say they provide. Question is, do the variois brands (braking,EBC,galfer ect..) offer the same performance? I don’t really care about longevity, within reason, I’m mainly after performance.
Hi Guys, So I recently bought a 1997 XR400. I've done some research into getting more power through some basic mods and rejetting the carbs. Though all of the ones I've found have been for post 98 XR400s so the stock carb set up is a lot different. Usually people are opening up the airbox, exhaust ect. ect. and Jetting their carbs up to 160/162 for mains around 60 ish (I think) for the pilot. However for the 97 model this is close to stock for the jets. So essentially what Im asking (Just to cut to the chase 🙂 ) Has anyone got a 96/97 (maybe 98, not sure) XR400 and has done these similar mods, and what sort of jetting have to done as a result. Thanks in advanced, also its my first post so apologies if I havent done everything correctly.