How do you start a '95 XR600R??

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  • johno74

Posted February 13, 2005 - 05:22 AM



Would anyone be kind enough to tell me how you are 'supposed' to start an XR6 please? I cant..

Bought a new stator and ign coil and it started and ran then stopped.

With the choke on from cold: I was previously turning the engine over until i got resistance on the kickstart lever then pulling in the decomp lever, backing off the kickstart to give a full swing, then going for it.

Can anyone improve on this please because at the moment im tempted to sell up.

Much appreciated

  • bluestragler

Posted February 13, 2005 - 07:02 AM


This thing has been covered to death. Do a search & you will get a lot of info. My '93 XR600 (since sold) started easily if you "breathed" it by slow stroking the engine 6-7 times with compression release activated, then with full choke and NO throttle, give her a good kick from TDC. If it didn't start after a few kicks, start the procedure over. Each bike is a bit different. Some people have better luck with the idle turned up. Mine didn't matter. Good luck.

  • johno74

Posted February 13, 2005 - 07:27 AM


Thanks. I will look at the past posts.

Sparks disappeared-thats why it wouldnt start. It seems to just spark occasionally, thats obviously why its so hard to start.
This is with a NEW stator and a NEW ign coil and NEW plug!!!!

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  • frankstr

Posted February 13, 2005 - 08:01 AM


Make sure all your grounds are clean and tite and clean all your connections and seal them with dielectric grease :)

  • StevePSD

Posted February 13, 2005 - 02:43 PM


I have the best luck on my '87 by leaning the bike over until fuel drips out the overflows. Then kick the bike thru a couple of times with the compression release pulled. Find TDC then move the kickstart about a 1" past it, then give it a healthy kick - no choke or throttle. It should start with 2 or 3 kicks.

  • BlkHawkDown

Posted February 13, 2005 - 05:34 PM


Ya, i juz got 2 xr600's and Sony had let been sitting outside for about 17 years!!! I don't even wanna try to start it. Wut do i buy to make sure that the piston is not stuck in there, i heard of this stuff that u buy to let it seep between the piston and the wall. Wut do i do?

  • hambrick

Posted February 14, 2005 - 04:45 PM


I've got a 95 xr 600.I pull the choke up,hold the decompression lever in and hold my thumb on the kill switch now kick it thru slowly 8 to 10 times.After that let out on decompression lever and kill switch continue slowly turning engine over until you feel a lot of resistance, that's top dead center.Now give it a strong kick and it should start up.If not find TDC again then kick it hard.It also works pretty good if you drop it on it's side.

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