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  1. Hey guy's Let see your PIG's, I dont have much mods other than uncorked and street kit. But I have a long wish list. This pic is last weekend out on a ride near Midle River in New Brunswick. Denro
  2. Where to ride? Where do you live?
  3. Hi all, I have a 1993 XL600R which has a snag or maybe 2. The engine has recently been fully rebuilt, but the problem existed beforehand and was not the reason for the rebuild. I mention this so that we can discount any mechanical issues. Fault symptom#1, The bike will start and run no problems whether hot or cold. It performs really quite well apart from a couple of issues. I have noticed that if I really snap the throttle open quickly, the engine will bog momentarily, (and would probably die if I didn't close the throttle), so for example if I was riding along in 1st or 2nd and wanted to get the front wheel up to pop it over a log or something, unless the bike was up at mid range RPM, the engine will falter and die, and I have to close the throttle and then open it more progressively. It will even hesitate at mid range revs, but not significantly. Not much use off road! Carbs have also been fully rebuilt and jets sorted etc. It will also do this with the choke on, so I don't think it is a lean cut or carb problem, also doing a plug chop and the plug is a perfect colour. I'm thinking ignition and not enough advance? Fault symptom #2, The bike doesn't like revving out in top gear, although sometimes it will! It will hesitate and I have to back off the throttle and maybe then I can get it to rev out. However sometimes it just revs cleanly right through... I have measured the stator resistance and that is within 80 ohms of where it should be. The pulse generator on the other hand is down at 380 Ohms cold, and 450 hot, the Honda book says it should be 510 - 570 but doesn't say hot or cold. Is mine showing too much of a difference? I have no way of testing the CDI box and it is an early one with the circular plug. How many £££ to replace it :-/ Anyone shed any light on the problem? Thanks in advance, Mark.
  4. Hello Everyone, The rear brakes on my 83 aren't very good. I read that its wise to replace the shoes because the old ones are, well, old. I couldn't find any recommendations using the search function and wondered if anyone had any thoughts. I don't care if I have to replace them every few thousand miles, I just need the best stopping power I can get. Thanks, Joe
  5. xl600r

    Hello All, I put together a 1985 Honda XL600R engine that was done previously by an amateur, too mistakes had to be corrected. The seller of this bike said that he had head work done by XRs Only, installed a Wiseco Piston and a hotter cam. The exact manufacturer and model of the cam are not known. I am sure that he bought it from XRs Only. I did not see a cam on their website for this particular bike. They only cam they have is for 1988 and up XR600Rs, I am assuming that's the one that he got for the bike. I put the engine back together to factory specs, however I used the unknown hot cam. The bike is hard starting, when it does start up it, the idle is erratic and constantly fluctuating. Adjusting the fuel mixture screw on the carburetor has not effect on the engine speed. While kicking starting it, I noticed that the sounds coming from the intake and exhaust do not sound normal. There's like popping sounds coming from the air box. I also placed my hand over the muffler's opening while kicking it over many times. I noticed that I feel it "Sucking" briefly and then blowing later on. While on my 1987 XL600R with a XR600R motor only blows from the exhaust when I do the same procedure. This is quite discerning. Again, I only rebuilt and repaired this engine as it was presented to me. I do not my heart set on keeping this cam, I only want this bike to be easy to start and run good. As stands now, it is not doing none of that and has an unknown variable to me. I do have a stock cam and other top end parts from another engine. I am considering pulling out that unknown cam and install the stock one in its place. That way I would have something that is more known and I can do the cam timing to the Honda factory specs. I managed to find the attached image of the top-end with the cam installed. I hope this image can help someone identify this cam. At this point, I am not sure if I want to proceed with continuing to use this cam. I would appreciate any insights or guidance to see if my thoughts regarding the unknown cam is the source of my issues. Also going back to "Stock" is my best course in this situation.
  6. Hey guys, Just came across all of these old school slide shows. They take awhile to record and upload to youtube. But I'm trying to get the good ones done first. Full of info and fun to watch. This one is all off road models cr500r cr250r cr125r cr80r cr60r as well as xr200 xr250 and xl600r. Also there is a test at the end of part 2 so make sure you study hahah. part 1 part 2 I'm about to do another from 84 street bikes going to be fun enjoy!
  7. Hello, New to the forum. I picked up a 1983 XL600R in fair condition - it has been running well until today the ignition cluster was literally smoking when I pulled into work. shortly after stopping the turn signals and horn stopped working as well. Im thinking short somewhere near where the smoke was but was also having stator problems at one point and wondering if maybe its sending way too much voltage through? Electronics are foreign to me, so please dumb it down if you have any suggestions. Thanks y'all.
  8. Hello All, I recently started a project where I purchased a 1987 Honda XL600R basket case. The engine required too much to repair it, so I purchased a 1987 XR600R solely for the engine. I have already mounted the XR engine into the XL frame, see the images below. This is not my first rodeo, plus I have an Electro-mechanical Engineering background. I am seeking advice from experienced persons that have done this engine swap in the past and what needs to be done that i might have overlooked. The engine is currently mounted, has spark and clean carbs installed. Need an o-ring that I ordered to button up the oil lines. Then I can fill with oil and gas to lit up the XR engine, which is basically stock at this point. Here's what I got and I think needs to be done: XR Motor with the XR Carbs Will be using stock XL airbox. Will be using stock XL exhaust system. Swap XR Stator with XL Stator. Will I need to swap the rotors too? Will need a new rear sprocket and chain. Any recommendations on the number of teeth I should use on the rear with this motor? Will be needing a set of new tires too. Any recommendations on tires for street, trail, and dirt riding? Any advice will be helpful and appreciated to help save me some time and this old girl back on the road sooner.
  9. Hi everyone, I bought a ’87 XL600R running and riding about two weeks ago. A few days later I was struggling to start it. I checked for spark which it didn’t have and while doing some diagnostics I found the stator had low resistance (140ohms vs the range in my manual 230-320 ohms). I picked a new one from RickyStator and threw that in with no luck. I then got some advice from a relative and replaced the spark plug wire which did fix my problem, I fired up the bike and took it on quick rides upwards of six times that Sunday (new bike, woo!). Monday I go to fire it up again and the bike refuses, no spark again. Tuesday I clipped the end of the wire and got it to spark again but not start. And today, Friday, I’m stuck with no spark. So to cap this all off I have a couple of questions: 1. The manual I have says I can check the primary and secondary coil resistances for the ignition coil but its for an 83-84 and the coils changed over the years, so I have no idea how to check it. Guidance on how to check these values with a multimeter would be great. 2. Is there anything else you would try? Ive seen lots of talk about faulty CDI’s but it never seems to be the final problem with no start bikes. If so, steps to check this unit would also be greatly appreciated. 3. A fresh link to a free download a more current manual would be fantastic… if there is one. Thanks in advance, Ben D.
  10. I've got an 84 XL600r which has a very annoying random stop feature. It will idle a while at any time but there will be a random mechanical clunk and it stops. It will start again, but with only my right leg for starting it does get a bit tedious. Have rebuilt carbs, replaced coil, plug and stator. Have disconnected the 2 decompressors. Have serviced the old girl including checking valve clearances. Haven't swapped out the CDI as it cost a packet. Apart from this it works fine and next weekend we're doing the Taffy Dakar but I know by the end of the weekend my leg will be suffering. Any ideas? Or things to check before I pull out the engine and do a rebuild Thanks Pete
  11. Hey all, first time poster here. I've been the proud owner of a 1983 Honda XL600R for about a month now and am loving the old thumper. I'm having a weird starting issue and have read all sorts of posts and watched a few youtube videos on how to start it, and they work great most of the time. Currently, I'm following this procedure: Turn key on, make sure choke is off Put in neutral if it isn't already Squeeze the decompression lever and cycle the kick starter 4-5 times Find top dead center and go maybe an inch past on the kick starter Release the decompression lever and kick as hard as I can without giving it any gas This usually results in a one or two kick start up. Sometimes however, if I ride the bike for less than two minutes, turn it off and come back to start it within 30 minutes, I can't get it to start following the same procedure for the life of me. I usually end up waiting a while or push start it. That lead me to wonder what the decompression process is actually doing. Is it "priming" the engine somehow, enriching the cylinder to help start it? It usually smells like it's flooded even though I was very careful not to give it any gas so I'm curious if it is pulling fuel into the cylinder. Is there a different technique I should use for when it's warm, not hot, not cold? Thanks in advance! I've already gotten tons of information from this forum. When I first got the bike, it took me a good 20 minutes to start it not knowing the correct procedure. Thanks to this forum, it's down to 1-2 kicks 90% of the time.
  12. so i read the manual, watched the videos and read the forum topics. all conclude that the following to be true valve lash needs to be set at TDC, being a 4 stroke there are two TDC instances, but only one where the T mark aligned allows all 4 tappets to move free and be adjusted. ive done this, BUT... here is where im confused. for me, one top dead center instance allows the intake valves to be adjusted, and the other allows the exhaust valves to be adjusted. neither TDC have all 4 free, and i dont mean that they are too tight, i mean when the exhaust valves are free to adjust, the intake have significant pressure on them. confused! any ideas? thanks
  13. Wrapping up a rebuild on an 83 XL600R. It had been stripped of all electric which I've managed to track down from ebay and a parts bike. Does anyone have a pic of how all of the mounting behind the headlight goes? Not sure, but I may be missing a mount. Looking for a quick detail pic which I haven't been able to find online. Thanks for taking a look! -Tom
  14. Hello all, in a recent flash of unbridled and youthful idiocy, I became the proud owner of an $840 1987 Honda XL600R. I am 17 now, entirely new to motorcycles; my only other two wheeled experience was a POS made in India moped I had when I was 15... So, I need some help! Issues I have noticed in my two days of ownership: The bike is hard to kick start, so I kick too many times, then have to tip the bike on its side to let the excess fuel out of the overflow holes, then try again. Sometimes it starts, sometimes the kick start lever gets stuck down at the foot peg... (The above issue is likely user error as much as anything else) The bike idles poorly, sometimes it idles fast for a while, then slowly dies, sputters and cuts out. (No clue what could be causing this, maybe its just burning fuel in the carbs?) Once the bike is started and I get it moving, so long as I keep upshifting and giving it more gas, it runs great, but if I let off the throttle or try to downshift, it almost sounds like its backfiring and then cuts out and I'm stuck on the side of the road kicking again.(This is the biggest issue for me, as it is startling and frustrating to have the bike you just spent 10 mins kicking die as soon as you downshift for the first stop sign) Basically I am hoping that the community here can help set me on a path towards better diagnosis and or tell me to take the bike to a professional. I appreciate any and all input and or suggestions!
  15. Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum, so please excuse me if I am not following standard protocols. I consider myself fairly mechanically inclined,but this bike is stumping me and I would appreciate any help this forum can give. The bike is a 1987 XL600r with 9k miles I purchased a few months back...I know it's not an XR, but I assumed it was close enough for this forum. Carburetors, exhaust, spark plug and air box are all stock. I went through pretty much all the maintenance checkpoints, per the Clymer manual when I purchased and she was running great. The bike would start pretty easy and seemed to make really good power…the only issue was that the charging system was not working, so the battery would die and I would lose power to my lights after a while. Long story long – I purchased a new stator from Ricky Stator, an aftermarket reg/rec from ebay and a new AGM battery. After I installed the new stator the bike would bog down when trying to accelerate...assuming it was a bad stator from Ricky I had them send me another (after I confirmed that my old stator did not produce that problem by installing again). Imagine my surprise when the same issue occurred with the New New stator…I’m at my wits end. No one at Ricky stator has heard of this issue before. To recap, the bike ran fine with the old stator and old reg/rec and it ran fine with the old stator and new reg/rec after I took the first new stator off. With the new stator on it will idle and once the second carburetor kicks in it will rev high. The problem is around ¼ throttle - right before the secondary kicks in it will bog down and stall. I am basically unable to get it out of gear from a stop. Is it possible that I would need to adjust the carbs or spark gap or basically re-tune the bike now that I’ve gotten a new stator??? It’s really weird. If I didn’t know better I would think it was a carb issue or some sort of lack of fuel. Thanks again for any help.
  16. Has anyone had number 4 wear out causing the chain to jump a tooth or more? If so is this a common problem of a fluke? If you have replaced it, is it best to go back stock or is there an aftermarket replacement. Mine was running good after stopping it then trying to start it again I believe it jumped a tooth causing the piston to strike the intake valves. Now I have no compression. Upon tear down I noticed the cam chain was loose (it has less than 1,000 miles on it). Which leaves me to believe number 4 is worn out. By the way number 5 was also replaced along with the chain. Thanks, Mark
  17. I need help...I have a 1983 Honda xl600r...I've replaced the spark plug, carb jets, attempted to adjust air/fuel screw, cleaned the air filter, adjusted the floats witch helped it spittle for about two hours...then after the two hours it started running worce and worce till now it won't idle and to get it to even putt because that's all it will do now I have to hold it at half to full throttle...it will do that for two minutes then die. Its always had a rich smell to it and its plug is charcoal and black...What do I do??? When I can get it to go it hates going one constant speed and acts like a 2stroke
  18. I have a Honda xl that I'm looking for ways to make it more powerful
  19. I am new to this forum, so I hope that I'm posting in the correct place. I would like to put an XL600 or XR(something) front end on my 1979 XL500s. My goal is to put a wider tire on the front and get a disc brake. I understand the bearing swaps, as provided in the allballs fork swap guide. I am wondering if anybody has the measurements for the stem length or triple clamp for the XL600. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
  20. My XL600 project. Just looking to share some progress pictures and maybe get advice/opinions along the way. Feel free to join in
  21. 1985 XL 600 build I have just completed, (minus paint, I still haven't decided on a color). I will post pictures shortly, and I will also try to find some before and in-progress pictures of the bike. Let me know what you guys think!
  22. I've got myself an 87 xl600r dakar with teh large capacity tank its ported polished with an xr crank n piston at 101mm ( on a 1.5mm base stacker for 3mm intake pv clearence ) , new valves, timing chain 5000 ago, stage 1 xr hot cam, dirt digger clutch, 32mm koso slide carbs jetted right , I seem to have a major issue since changing the crank to the xr one ..... the hot cam no longer runs smooth on the lifters and has eaten one badly also the thing has popped back twice now slipping the timing on the bottom end i think although on the first occasion the front chain tensioner also snapped ..... I was wandering if anyone else has had issues with timing jumps on xl's or xr's and what has been done to rectify this ..... I myself am at the moment considering taking some fins off the back of the cylinder and fitting myself a secondary chain tensioner or chain tensioner lock hard set and locked off just behind the spring tension about half way up the cylinder behind the slider ...... the cam itself was all good untill the crank change and I'm currently wandering if there is enough oil to the head however this would have to be related to the crank swap as the old xl crank ran the top all lovely ... oil pump is recent and undamaged.. head feeds are not restricted banjos have been opened to the same diameter as the feed tube .... .... .... ... any thoughts ??
  23. Ive got a 86 xl600r that I have just recently converted to a street tracker. Everything has went together good, and she is ready to go. The only issue I am having with it is, I did away with the air box and installed K&N pod filters. I cant get it to start and I have no idea where to start. I ordered a stage three jet kit and still cant get it to start at all with all the variations of jet sizes. Has anyone else done this with these dual carbs? Can anyone give me a baseline for jetting or needle spacing? I am new to the bike scene and don't have much knowledge when it comes to jetting or carbs in general.
  24. K I'm hopin I can get a little more interest over here, yes I know this is for the xr600 but in the vintage section, well I'm gettin no attention so I thought I'd try my luck here So I just picked up 2 xl600's in decent condition, but they still need work, ones about ready to ride but I'm having some issues I was hoping I could figure out 1st, I just need to figure out what year I have, or does it really matter? Are they all compatible? And how compatible is my bike with newer xr600's? 2nd most pressing matter is on both bikes the seeing glass on the brake fluid reservoir has a hole in it?? How that happened I have no idea, can I replace that seeing glass or do I have to replace the whole thing, and with it being opened can the insides of the brake lines been damaged, or do I just need to get new fluid in them and they'll be fine Next I was changin all the oil, and I read that it takes two quarts, yes I drained the engine, filter and the frame, but I was at about 1 and 3/4 quarts when the oil overflowed out the top, do I have the wrong capacity or is something clogged, and yes I did take out the screen in the front of the frame and clean him out Lastly I adjusted the valves, intake to .05mm and exhaust to .10mm, weird thing was that they were all loose, usually on old stuff like this its to tight, do I have the right clearances? Yes I know, I need to buy a manual, and plan on it when I get the time... Sorry for the long post, ill try and keep yall updated with it and some pics, probably start with just rebuilding the head, thanks guys! And if you feel like this post doesn't belong here, well then I can take care of it
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