buying an xr600

3 replies to this topic
  • pizzle600

Posted October 14, 2004 - 12:02 AM


Im looking at purchasing another xr600 and im wondering specifically what things to look out for, in terms of this specific bike. The bike im looking at right now is a 1992.
thanks guys... :cry:

  • JMC

Posted October 14, 2004 - 06:26 PM


I was in the same boat about a month ago. After a long time on other "higher tech bikes" I wanted a good family trail bike to take it easy on. It has been a long time since I owned a xr so I can't tell you what to exactly to look for but I can tell you what I found. Been looking for a while, bought a 98 xr 600 off a fellow tt'r. Went to look at it (5hrs away) and found a C+/B- on the ABCD scale looks wise. I'm picky. Seemed to run great though- no smoke, good comp., shifts great, clutch great, no ticking from the top. I have heard some xr's lose 3rd gear so that was on my mind. Small leak above the spark plug, seal? All the real high dollar stuff seemed ok so I figured I am starting w/a solid unit. Needs whl. bearings, tires next season, brake pads and some sprucing up the plastic. I find now that some of the plastic is quite expensive so don't dismiss it when dickering on a price. I like the guy I bought it from, honest, decent guy so I gave 1600.00 for it. May not be a steal but a good buy none the less I figure. Check that 3rd gear (make sure it does not pop out under load) check for leaks, ticking/knocking, do comp. test if poss. make sure it shifts tight and the clutch does not drag too much. Remember the poss cost of the plastic stuff

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  • AzMtnThumper

Posted October 15, 2004 - 12:06 AM



  • pizzle600

Posted October 15, 2004 - 12:48 AM


thanks guys.....that helps immensely :cry:

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