Looks great, nice score, I wouldn't worry about the heat, I ran all my XR's in AZ with no problem, just jetted correctly and Mobil 1 Syn changed frequently in summer, have fun. My L seemed to run hotter than my 600Rs, it gets so fooking hot you want to drive into a lake but then the waters 120 deg.
Thanks! Since so many people are saying not to worry about the heat, I guess I won't. Az definetely gets hot. I feel for ya!
White Bros E-Series does the same thing as a SuperTrapp, although I have a larger Headpipe.
You need to Rejet that puppy. You also need a Scott Summers Fork Brace, and the right Fork Springs are a good investment. You dont need to worry about the Heat, although if it really bothers you, you should wrap the header pipes with Thermalwrap, to prevent the pipe heat from effecting the Cylinder Head temps.
In the interest of longevity, you should change the oil regularly, AND install Magnetic Drain Plugs-they get metal fragments out of the oil, and help you understand if the motor is having issues.
Also, a good skid plate is really necessary.
There are 1000 other mods you could do, but focus on handling. The big bike doesn't care if your on it, unless you tune the Suspension a little.
My 21" IMAC loves your pictures-they opened fast and big.
Cool! Good advice:) Next payday I will get the mag. drain plugs and an oil temp gauge dip stick. Future improvements are: A top triple clamp with pro taper handle bars, New springs front and back (I weigh 215 lbs.), dual sport kit, skid plate, and a header. I do want to rejet but I don't have experience with jetting so I don't know what to jet to. I will do some asking. I will look into a fork brace also. Thanks a lot for the advice and I am glad the pics came out good.
Nice bike I registered a brand new 96 xr600 when I lived in Nevada with a baja kit and a little speedo, they gave me a plate and I rode it for almost a year. When I was getting ready to sell it the dmv wanted the plate back because it had no odometer to track the mileage. I sold it and I dont know what the guy did but you might want to get a speedo with an odometer.
This helps a bunch, thanks! I looked at the requirements for nevada and found out that it isn't to difficult. I wasn't planning on getting a speedo/odo but I think I will anyways. I hope it connects and works off the tripmeter that is on the bike now. Does NV give the huge motorcycle plate or is it small? Thanks for the info:)