Question about XR600 Long Term Maintenance & Performance Upgrades

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  • DualSport650

Posted September 14, 2004 - 09:35 PM



I have a '96 Honda XR600 with a Baja Designs dualsport kit on it.

This thing has been bullet proof and has NEVER had a mechanical problem. :thumbsup:

I've been good about maintenance...

* change the oil every 300 miles
* clean the air filter every other ride
* and adjust the valves every 500-1000 miles

I've added the following mods for more power....

* opened the airbox top
* grinded out the welds in the header flanges
* opened the stock muffler end and welded on a turn-down tip
* Re-jetted

I plan to keep this thing for another year... or 2 maximum and then get the latest high-zoot scoot. (XR650?)

Heck, I may even get the new bike and keep the old XR600 for my mostly street dual-sport.

Here's my question...

I wouldn't mind having a little more power, so what should I do next to get me the best "bang for my buck?"

* New muffler? (FMF Powercore IV?)
* New cam?
* 628 kit?
* Cam timing ->

Plus, when should I refresh the engine with stuff like...

* new valves, guides, & valve springs
* rocker arms & cam
* piston, rings, bore
* etc.

Anybody got any good XR600 stuff for sale? :devil:

Thanks in advance for your advice...

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  • XR_Dude

Posted September 25, 2004 - 06:22 PM


Replace the choke plate with an after market plate. You can get it from Concepts Racing 909-894-6117 for 29.95. The stock one on my bike broke off and ruined the whole engine, Cost over $2000.00 to rebuild (and of course modify). Otherwise, when the conpression starts to drop and the engine starts to smoke after cranking when the engine is cold, then it's time for a top end job. :cry:

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