Differences between 89 XR600 and mid nineties


6 replies to this topic
  • SanJoseWR450F

Posted March 03, 2006 - 10:22 PM

#1

What's the major differences between a 1989 XR600 and say a 1994? besides the obvious, rear brake and color? Are the frames, engine, and suspension basically the same? Thanks.

  • Fetona

Posted March 03, 2006 - 11:58 PM

#2

[quote name='SanJoseWR450F']What's the major differences between a 1989 XR600 and say a 1994? besides the obvious, rear brake and color? Are the frames, engine, and suspension basically the same? Thanks.[/QUOTE

I think in 1991 they switched to a better fork than on the 89s. Also they changed the exhaust. The 88-90 XR600s have two separate headers, all other years have 2 into 1 headers. The 88-90 XR600 have a Nickasil cylinder I think the other model years have a sleeve. I believe that the 88-90 XR600s are about 10 lbs lighter than the other years. In around 1991 they increased the size of the front axle.

  • cleonard

Posted March 04, 2006 - 06:48 AM

#3

Yes, that's about right. They also upgraded the rear shock in 91 (maybe 90). The old shock has a rubber hose between the shock body and the reservior. O the newer model the reservior is hard mounted to the shock body. The older models had dual carbs. Not sure when they went to a single carb(88,89?)

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  • don87xr600

Posted March 04, 2006 - 07:46 AM

#4

changed to single carb in 88, large front axle in 93.cartridge style front forks in 91.

  • gaucho

Posted March 04, 2006 - 06:44 PM

#5

This explains it all:

http://www.off-road....bike/xrhst.html

  • moleculo

Posted March 04, 2006 - 07:07 PM

#6

'91-on XR600's also use a different stator (more reliable) than the pre-'91 bikes.

  • SanJoseWR450F

Posted March 04, 2006 - 07:35 PM

#7

Thanks for all of the help guys.





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