old xr 600, 1988


6 replies to this topic
  • mrtnbo

Posted December 19, 2005 - 08:57 PM

#1

have a old xr that I want to bring back to life.

it has sat for ten years, started up every year. Now I want to know what I can do to bring the forks, shock back to riding condition. Not a expert rider, old 53 year old, wants fun play bike..

thanks for your help
bob

  • Fetona

Posted December 19, 2005 - 10:12 PM

#2

have a old xr that I want to bring back to life.

it has sat for ten years, started up every year. Now I want to know what I can do to bring the forks, shock back to riding condition. Not a expert rider, old 53 year old, wants fun play bike..

thanks for your help
bob


*Change the oil and filter.
*Clean or replace the air filter.
*Drain the gas tank and the carburator, install a new fuel filter and put some fresh gas in it.
*Check out the chain and sprockets and adjust or replace if needed.
*Are the fork seals leaking? take off the forks and bring them to honda for servicing (unless you want to do it yourself.)
*Put some new knobbies on it.
*If the rear shock is wore out you can send it out and have it rebuilt.
*Adjust the valves
*Take it out for a ride.


You can find a lot of parts for it on eBay, like graphics, seat covers, grips etc.
:applause:

  • mrtnbo

Posted December 20, 2005 - 10:47 PM

#3

sounds good.
kind of excited

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  • MotoGoalie

Posted December 21, 2005 - 10:33 AM

#4

Having done this on an 86 XR250.

#1 priority.

take the tank, seat and panels off and completely remove the carb so you can dissasemble it and clean it thoroughly. Often a goo'ed up carb will be your biggest impediment to getting the thing started or running well.

  • Fetona

Posted December 21, 2005 - 12:21 PM

#5

Yeah I think they're great bikes! I have an 89 XR600 with a plate. It still runs great and is a lot of fun to ride.

sounds good.
kind of excited



  • Bob East

Posted December 23, 2005 - 02:43 AM

#6

Hi Bob,

I have an 86 XR600R I bought about a month ago. It's in pretty good shape
for a 19 year old dirt bike. About the only thing I have to do to mine is to
replace the rear tire, it's down to about 20% of original tread. I bought mine
to use when I do pre-hunting season scouting trips into new areas and for
ORV trails into some really prime mule deer territory.

Once you do the recommended repairs, I think your XR will be a great
woods cruiser.

BTW, age here is 55.

Rgds,
Bob East

  • Mantrasonica

Posted December 23, 2005 - 07:01 AM

#7

I bought an unmolested 87 about a year ago for $500. It had sat for at least ten years too.

1) The tank and petcock needed to be replaced. The tank fell apart after one ride.
2) I rejetted the carbs
3) Replaced the chain
4) Replaced the tires
5) Rode the crap out of it
6) Still riding the crap out of it

I change the oil/filter every other ride or so. Basicly whenever the oild starts looking dark.





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