Electric start for XL600R


17 replies to this topic
  • Nummie

Posted November 04, 2006 - 10:22 AM

#1

Anyone been sucessfull adding an electric start to an XL600R from an XR650L ?
I've been considering this mod and remember reading a discussion
somewhere around here about a dude that did such a mod to his XR600,
but havn't been able to find it.
Any suggestions besides buying an XR650L ?

  • LandSharkGT

Posted November 04, 2006 - 10:31 AM

#2

Welcome and you really should try out the SEARCH feature.
http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=400259

  • Rideaide

Posted November 05, 2006 - 04:13 PM

#3

There is no kit available for the XL600R motor. The only way is to get an XR650L motor and make it work. That could be costly.:mad:

  • LandSharkGT

Posted November 05, 2006 - 04:42 PM

#4

So far cost total is about $450.00 for all the OEM XR650L Estart parts. Starter clutch, starter, harness, relay, switch, Stator cover, Gear reduction set, misc small items.

  • Nummie

Posted November 05, 2006 - 05:22 PM

#5

Well thanks for the link.
It looks doable.

  • LandSharkGT

Posted November 05, 2006 - 05:30 PM

#6

Oh its do-able, just how bad do you want it!

  • jleader

Posted November 05, 2006 - 06:00 PM

#7

starting the old xl's isn,t too hard if you follow the drill of A) if it is dropped DRAIN THe CARBS before you start kicking.:mad: Warm it up when it is a cold day I use a 1500 Watt radiant heater on the engine case for 10 Mins.c) always use the decompressor to get the the piston TDC before you give it a great bug kick

  • LandSharkGT

Posted November 05, 2006 - 07:52 PM

#8

Once again, this would be for those of us that have disabilities with the right knee or would just like the ease of magic button.

  • Rideaide

Posted November 05, 2006 - 11:51 PM

#9

So far cost total is about $450.00 for all the OEM XR650L Estart parts. Starter clutch, starter, harness, relay, switch, Stator cover, Gear reduction set, misc small items.


I stand corrected. We all learn new things here at TT.:mad:

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  • XR650L_Dave

Posted November 06, 2006 - 09:30 AM

#10

I would say think seriously about dropping in an XRL engine- that might be a bit easier.

Find a used one, bump up the compression ratio a little, get a nice cam in there...

Dave

  • SniperTeamBravo

Posted November 06, 2006 - 12:47 PM

#11

Cheap way, a 9v battery and a 1 pound weight in your right boot. I don't miss an E start on either of my XR600Rs.

  • Cuchara Red

Posted December 04, 2006 - 07:22 PM

#12

Cheap way, a 9v battery and a 1 pound weight in your right boot. I don't miss an E start on either of my XR600Rs.



Newbie here, and looking at a XL600R to buy. What voltage battery is standard on these bikes?

  • NatoAble

Posted March 30, 2015 - 06:44 AM

#13

I just picked up an '85 xl600r and she doesn't like the -10 Ontario weather. Not sure if the battery needs replace ? The wood stove sure helps to warm her up! Can't wait until all this mud thaws out next month. I've got a shattered knee cap but rding kills the pain :)

  • mastera210

Posted March 30, 2015 - 07:26 AM

#14

Sell XL buy a used XRL! better bike!



  • Fivefive1

Posted March 30, 2015 - 08:29 AM

#15

Sell XL buy a used XRL! better bike!


Easy now!

  • NatoAble

Posted March 30, 2015 - 09:04 AM

#16

Sell me yours for less than $2000.

  • mastera210

Posted March 30, 2015 - 03:06 PM

#17

2,000 don't even cover whats in the front end on mine!



  • mastera210

Posted March 30, 2015 - 03:08 PM

#18

But did buy my 05 with 9,000 road miles for 2,300







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