1997 XR 600- manual or auto decompression?

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  • tomshell

Posted March 05, 2006 - 05:50 PM


My bike has neither,and after I put it all back together I may need one.Did that year come from the factory with an auto or a handle bar mounted manual lever.The case near the kickstarter is plugged but the valve cover has the lever....Thanks, Tom

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  • cleonard

Posted March 05, 2006 - 06:31 PM


Thgebike has three systems. One is the manual lever that you don't see. The other two are on the camshaft. Of the two on the cam, one is a anti kickback that engages if the engine turns backwards. The other is holds the exhaust valve open part of the time until the rpm gets over 800 or so.

  • tomshell

Posted March 05, 2006 - 06:40 PM


Oh,so there never was a cable running up from the kickstarter like on my XL?Since I have an edelbrock,maybe I do not need to have a manual decomp....thanks,Tom

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