XR600R top end overhaul

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  • minioutlaw

Posted August 15, 2004 - 11:01 AM


I'm rebuilding my '97 XR600R, and it looks worse inside than I had anticipated. I planned on new valve guides and maybe a piston/rings. Once I got in there, the cam looked to be beyond hope and so do the rockers. That being the case, what else should I be looking at replacing? So far on my list is:

valve guides

What about valves and/or valve springs? Anything else that might have suffered knowing that the cam is in bad shape?

Also, I have been looking at OEM parts at bikebandit, and I emailed service honda; any other good sources for quality parts?

Thanks for the help,

  • truck6driver

Posted August 15, 2004 - 02:51 PM


I do suggest Kibble White guides and valves. The guides last longer than OEM and are cheaper. Also a mild port job will help since you are in there. The key word is mild. Don't get too wild.

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  • POB

Posted August 16, 2004 - 09:00 AM


another good source for parts is www.ronayers.com.
Their prices might be slightly above Service Honda, but well below Bike Bandit.
Also, are you planning on changing the valves as well ? or just he guides (note that with the guides changed, you'll need a 3 angle job)

  • minioutlaw

Posted August 16, 2004 - 04:36 PM


I don't know what I'm replacing. If replacing the guides means I need a valve job too, maybe I would be better off just replacing the valves. Maybe valve springs, too? What do you think? I decided that I want to do the rebuild right, and not worry too much about money; I don't want to have to go back in in a year or so because I skimped on something. I'm mad I'm missing riding during the fast dwindling summer, and I don't want to miss anymore riding than necessary in the future. Thanks for the help,

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