Just bought a 1997 XR600R...any advice?


11 replies to this topic
  • kehale

Posted October 14, 2005 - 08:39 PM

#1

This bike is new to me. i have the service manual, but don't have the owners manual.

Choke on up or down?
I'm thinking down.

Starting w/ or w/o choke doesn't seem to make much difference.

It's a 3-4 kick affair.

Any advice would be appreciated.
It seems to be a well maintained bike and is very clean (no damage, plastics are all original and in pretty good shape)

Thanks,
T

  • LVThumper

Posted October 14, 2005 - 09:03 PM

#2

Congrats! :banghead: I have the same bike, and I love it! The only problem I have had with mine is I sucked the bottom part of the choke plate into the engine, which let to rebuilding the top end, TWICE!!! :lol: I had been told to check it, and replace it, with a billet one from XR's Only, but I waited too long. Other than that, the bike is great for play riding with my boys, racing through the desert, and as far as climbing hills, well John Deere turns a darker shade of green when I tractor up through some of the toughest climbs in Nelson Hills! :banghead:

Enjoy! :lol:

  • BRP-rider

Posted October 14, 2005 - 09:25 PM

#3

1990 XR600R

Hey,

I did the same thing as you.
My choke plate was sucked into my engine.
I was lucky it only banged against the spark
plug and closed the gap and so it instantly
shut off the engine. Got it home and to make
a long story short, I blew the piece out the intake
valves with compressed air and a vacume!!!
No engine damage, compression is good.
I didn't buy a new choke or carb.
I installed a primer bulb system.
Starts even easier!! :banghead:

  • malevolent73

Posted October 14, 2005 - 09:42 PM

#4

so do you have any choke on it at all? or not?

  • kehale

Posted October 14, 2005 - 10:30 PM

#5

any info on this part that comes off??

Sounds like a grenade with a loose pin!

  • BRP-rider

Posted October 15, 2005 - 07:36 AM

#6

No choke.
I have a priming system.
Works great. :banghead:

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  • bork

Posted October 15, 2005 - 07:41 AM

#7

Wher to get primer bulb and easy install ? how much ?

  • bork

Posted October 15, 2005 - 07:44 AM

#8

This bike is new to me. i have the service manual, but don't have the owners manual.

Choke on up or down?
I'm thinking down.

Starting w/ or w/o choke doesn't seem to make much difference.

It's a 3-4 kick affair.

Any advice would be appreciated.
It seems to be a well maintained bike and is very clean (no damage, plastics are all original and in pretty good shape)

Thanks,
T


Maybe choke already broke off ? usually 1-2 kicks cold with choke on . I would not ride until choke flap is verified . I got a QS carb before mine broke . My buddy , not so lucky , cost him over 2k .

  • kehale

Posted October 15, 2005 - 07:46 AM

#9

Anybody have a pic or a diagram of this part?

I don't want to remove the wrong thing! haha :banghead:

I've never dissassembled a carb, but I've changed the jets before in my quad.
-T

  • BRP-rider

Posted October 15, 2005 - 07:47 AM

#10

Any local motorcycle shop should have one.
Mine I think was $20.

  • miguelitro

Posted October 15, 2005 - 08:45 AM

#11

xrsonly.com sells em. yes do it befor it happens worth every .01
congrats on the 600 though, i really miss my old 91...sure the 02 650 is great but i had special bonds with that bike:D
where you at in CA?

  • LVThumper

Posted October 15, 2005 - 02:03 PM

#12

Actually, when I rebult the top end, the second time, I swapped out the stock carb for a Mikuni Flat side. :banghead: Great throttle response and between that, proper jetting, and a stage 1 HotCam, I'm pulling 5 more ponies! :banghead: :lol:





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