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Honda XR650L (2000)


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Added on December 01, 2016


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Poll: Which of these bikes is your primary ride? (3688 member(s) have cast votes)

Which of these bikes is your primary ride?

  1. Voted XR650R (954 votes [26.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.06%

  2. Voted XR650L (1576 votes [43.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 43.05%

  3. Voted XR600R (784 votes [21.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.41%

  4. Voted XL600 (185 votes [5.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.05%

  5. Voted Other XL/XR (162 votes [4.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.43%

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  • CFRacing

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42 posts
Location: Mississippi
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Posted January 07, 2016 - 09:57 AM


My '97 Sumo

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  • bburns

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64 posts
Location: California

Posted January 10, 2016 - 09:16 AM


My 99 XR600R. Im the original owner, crashed my brains out and broke bones. Sold it. Lost track of it. 10 years later saw it in town, followed it, bought it back, rebuilt it.

 

CRF250x subframe and rear plastic. IMS 4 gallon tank.

CRF450RUSD front forks.

Rebuilt motor with oversize kibblewhite intakes, balanced crank, white bros exhaust and crf450r exhaust so it can breath.

FCR MX41 Carb.

 

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  • SubZero365

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39 posts
Location: Florida

Posted January 13, 2016 - 12:18 AM


my super modified 650R

 

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  • InAquaVeritas

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69 posts
Location: Netherlands
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Posted January 16, 2016 - 11:28 AM


My '97 Sumo

That looks so mean! Love it!

 

What tank do you have on there and whats the capacity? Looking for a volume upgrade on my stock XR600R tank and this looks really cool!



  • mikechiarelli1

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22 posts
Location: Ontario

Posted January 16, 2016 - 02:08 PM


Here's my 87 XL600R. Just picked er up today. Already ripping my arms off, it's my first thumper ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1452982101.950698.jpg
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  • Whippoorwill

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25 posts
Location: Washington
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Posted January 16, 2016 - 02:17 PM


Here's my 87 XL600R. Just picked er up today. Already ripping my arms off, it's my first thumper attachicon.gifImageUploadedByThumper Talk1452982101.950698.jpg


Lookin good!

  • mikechiarelli1

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22 posts
Location: Ontario

Posted January 16, 2016 - 06:23 PM


Thanks! I'm 16 and just moved up from an 82 xt250. My friends all goof on me for buying the older stuff but this has 30 000 km on the clock and starts first kick

  • Whippoorwill

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Location: Washington
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Posted January 16, 2016 - 07:04 PM


Thanks! I'm 16 and just moved up from an 82 xt250. My friends all goof on me for buying the older stuff but this has 30 000 km on the clock and starts first kick


Dont sweat it too much. While they're changing oil and doing valve adjustments every other day, you'll be rippin up the trails! Plus you'll have a buck or two left over to take the girlies out for a burger and a Coke :)

Edited by Whippoorwill, January 16, 2016 - 07:07 PM.


  • mikechiarelli1

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22 posts
Location: Ontario

Posted January 17, 2016 - 04:51 AM


That's my thoughts exactly!! I'd rather not pull the motor every season

  • InAquaVeritas

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Posted January 17, 2016 - 08:49 AM


Thanks! I'm 16 and just moved up from an 82 xt250. My friends all goof on me for buying the older stuff but this has 30 000 km on the clock and starts first kick

Laugh at your friends when a very minor problem shuts there brand new bike down and you're still thumping around old school.

Keep riding old bikes, much more fun and you can work on them yourself with mostly basic tools. Make it look and ride like you want, instead of a cookie cutter MX bike.



  • mikechiarelli1

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22 posts
Location: Ontario

Posted January 17, 2016 - 06:21 PM


Yeah that's what I love about these old school bikes. No hassle, barely any maintenance. Just go out and hang on

  • mikechiarelli1

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22 posts
Location: Ontario

Posted January 17, 2016 - 06:22 PM


By the way, this morning, after less than 24 hours of owning it, she kicked back. Hard. Been limping all day but it's worth it for that bike, I love it

  • Ride Red123

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108 posts
Location: Oregon
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Posted January 17, 2016 - 06:47 PM


You will soon learn how to start it without kickback. It is different on most every bike depending on mods. Also it's a good idea to kick it expecting it to kick back .

  • mikechiarelli1

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22 posts
Location: Ontario

Posted January 18, 2016 - 06:04 PM


The ball shaped part of my heel the faces outwards is a little smaller than a ping pong ball on the left, and just smaller than a baseball on the right haha. It's done 2 really soft kickbacks where the lever only clicked 2 or 3 times coming back up and felt no more forceful then the spring on the kickstand. And then after 2 kicks it did that, and I'm surprised I could walk 2km to my school. My dads 84 XT200 had a fried CDI box and did a full force kickback every other kick. One day it broke his foot right in half in the middle of the arch

  • mikechiarelli1

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22 posts
Location: Ontario

Posted January 19, 2016 - 10:01 AM


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Here's a view from the back. The silencer is completely gutted, so not a lot of back pressure, and a LOT of sputters and backfires. The guy I bought it off gave me the spark arrester assembly, although it looks like it was taken out with a hammer and chisel it's so rough. It does sound like a Harley but I doubt it's any good for it

  • InAquaVeritas

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Posted January 20, 2016 - 06:50 AM


The ball shaped part of my heel the faces outwards is a little smaller than a ping pong ball on the left, and just smaller than a baseball on the right haha. It's done 2 really soft kickbacks where the lever only clicked 2 or 3 times coming back up and felt no more forceful then the spring on the kickstand. And then after 2 kicks it did that, and I'm surprised I could walk 2km to my school. My dads 84 XT200 had a fried CDI box and did a full force kickback every other kick. One day it broke his foot right in half in the middle of the arch

I did the exact same thing a while back.

 

Ran it for 10 meters, dog ran out in front of me, stalled it and needed to kick it. Got the worst kickback ever: the kickstart hooked behind the heel of my boot and janked it back. Stretching the tendons that run on top of my foot, pulling my entire ankle and heel apart stretching all the interconnecting tendons, and crushed all the cartilage. My ankles are both ruined from skating and haven't had a sore ankle for years, even if I roll it all the way, but this still hurts a month later....

 

Turned out the PO had installed an ENKO, it flattens off the peak in the electrical signal, but a screw came out. The signal had to arc and lost a lot of power for spark. Worst. thing. ever!

Reconnected and runs like a charm, until the decomp valve got stuck and leaks... 



  • mikechiarelli1

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22 posts
Location: Ontario

Posted January 20, 2016 - 03:46 PM


Jeez eh. Reading that makes me shudder. I think mine got a mild sprain (if possible from something like that). I'll be on it in a few days, but the oil is black and I'm gonna change it but muster up the courage to kick it again

  • mikechiarelli1

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22 posts
Location: Ontario

Posted January 20, 2016 - 04:31 PM


What would you do about the decomp leaking? Is there any way to unstick the valve? Mines fine but for further reference

  • ove

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Location: Norway
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Posted January 21, 2016 - 12:36 PM


My 1993 XR600R
Only new tank I could find was for a 98, so thats why it looks like a 98  :ride:

 

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  • InAquaVeritas

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Posted January 22, 2016 - 09:07 AM


What would you do about the decomp leaking? Is there any way to unstick the valve? Mines fine but for further reference

The source turns out to be two-fold. Carbon build up along the valve and a spring that is too light, keeping it open. Probably will lap the valve and put a better spring in, because I want to sell this engine probably.

 

I got a two tips on the fix:

One is to weld the valve hole shut, as this has a decomp valve on the exhaust as well. This one has a lever on the handlebars. The intake one is connected to the kick. This is unique to the XL.

The other is what I will do: lapping and spring replacement. 







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