XR600R's

Honda XR600R 1986

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  • BOLT Performance

Posted January 05, 2007 - 07:40 PM

#21

dude it's the only electric start XR600 in the world

It's not a XR650L

Looks like a ton of money into it... I think I may have talked to you about your conversion last year ! Nice Bike !

  • rmhrc630

Posted January 05, 2007 - 08:03 PM

#22

Looks like a ton of money into it... I think I may have talked to you about your conversion last year ! Nice Bike !


yeah was

I wanted a unique XR600. One with OEM like estart
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As the estart project commenced, I just decided to add more and more...

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FCRMX41mm carb, 2005 CRF450R forks, clamps, braking brakes, BRP submount CRF450X battery ontop of airbox, XR650L electrics, XR650l seat cover with ceet hard foam, rewound stator - 250watts, protapers, CR brakes, IMS pegs, OEM Xl600 crankshaft - new beleive or not from the local Honda dealer for only $700 - this is the key to making estart work on the 600 as the 650 parts will not fit.



Would you also beleive the TT DRZ400 kikcstand bolted right on???

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You know the biggest hurdle was dealing with people who would say parts wont fit etc - sudco were the worst - they categorically stated the FCRMX would not fit - it bolted right on!!
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  • camoman

Posted January 05, 2007 - 08:17 PM

#23

nice rides,,,KAS where did you get that sticker on your swing arm?
rmhrc630 how do you like the spoilers on your hand guards?
XRMANU acerbis sells the fender,, it comes in all different colors..

  • rmhrc630

Posted January 05, 2007 - 09:10 PM

#24

nice rides,,,KAS where did you get that sticker on your swing arm?
rmhrc630 how do you like the spoilers on your hand guards?
XRMANU acerbis sells the fender,, it comes in all different colors..


spoilers are fine - dont notice them really

  • Slim Shadetree

Posted January 05, 2007 - 10:35 PM

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my bike. :confused: i will get some new pictures when i start riding it again. right now i'm just building my ark for all the rain i'm getting :lol:

  • gaucho

Posted January 06, 2007 - 06:04 AM

#26

Check out my garage under my avatar or see below.



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  • cbaranski

Posted January 06, 2007 - 06:35 AM

#27

All your guys bikes rock. I wish you guys lived closer so we all could go riding. I'll get some pics of my bike on here later this week. Been really busy at work.

  • x400r

Posted January 07, 2007 - 12:04 AM

#28

you guys got some nice bikes. for sure!!!

  • xr-jorger

Posted January 07, 2007 - 02:34 AM

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  • Owyhee

Posted January 08, 2007 - 04:52 PM

#30

1999 600R, CR500 forks

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  • BOLT Performance

Posted January 08, 2007 - 08:01 PM

#31

Can you tell us a little about what was needed for the CR500 fork conversion ?

  • Jeff@TheQuadShop

Posted January 08, 2007 - 08:04 PM

#32

Can you tell us a little about what was needed for the CR500 fork conversion ?


http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=448510

  • Owyhee

Posted January 08, 2007 - 08:18 PM

#33

Can you tell us a little about what was needed for the CR500 fork conversion ?


Click on the link above that Jeff provided for a full write up. Here's a Cliff notes version:

For the swap you'll need:

CR500 front end (complete)
XR600R

I used a rolling chassis from a 1995 CR500 that had its motor go toward a CR500AF conversion. I believe these are very common and cheap now. I got mine for $700 (complete with new TeraFlex rear and Mich M12, super duper levers, improved shock) and I over paid.

The actual swap is very easy.

1) Take off the front ends of both bikes. This takes about an hour depending on your experience and access to tools (I have no lift so I hang the bikes from the roof of my garage).

2) Take the fork tubes off and the upper clamp off. This leaves you with a bottom clamp and stem.

3) Take the bottom clamps and stems to your favorite machine shop. Get the stems pressed out ($20 for both stems to be pressed out and in again).

4) The CR500 stem will need to be turned on a lathe to accept an XR600 bearing. Having the XR600 stem available for the machine shop to measure was important. Cutting the CR500s stem was $40.

5) Have the shop press both stems back in.

6) Put the bike back together. I had my 600 stripped down to the engine and frame. Putting the front and rear together and getting the bike back on its tires took about 5 hours. I'm no mechanical genious; the last time I had a bike apart was 1999 or 2000. I also don't have a manual.

The difficulity, for me at least, is routing the wires and cables. The CR500 clamps come with rubber mounted bars that are taller than the 600's bits. It took about two hours of futzing to get things close to right. I'm a stickler for details and I'm not very happy yet.

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  • BOLT Performance

Posted January 08, 2007 - 08:33 PM

#34

Do you have to use everything from the triple clamps down from the 500... ie brakes, wheel and such.

  • Owyhee

Posted January 08, 2007 - 09:00 PM

#35

Do you have to use everything from the triple clamps down from the 500... ie brakes, wheel and such.


Yes. The CR500s axle, space between the forks, wheel bearings, etc, are all different.

Maybe the 600's wheel can be made to fit with new bearings, but its much easier to just swap the whole front end out.

"O"

  • cbaranski

Posted January 09, 2007 - 09:04 AM

#36

i used a 2001 cr125 front end on my 96. I also used the stock xr stem and had a couple of bushings machined to press into the cr bottom clamp as well a bushing for the top clamp. Then bolted it all up.

  • BOLT Performance

Posted January 09, 2007 - 12:33 PM

#37

i used a 2001 cr125 front end on my 96. I also used the stock xr stem and had a couple of bushings machined to press into the cr bottom clamp as well a bushing for the top clamp. Then bolted it all up.


Any pics handy ?

  • cbaranski

Posted January 09, 2007 - 01:06 PM

#38

I'll got some ASAP.

  • cbaranski

Posted January 09, 2007 - 04:50 PM

#39

Here's my bike. It's a 96.
http://www.putfile.c...php?img=4476410
http://www.putfile.c...php?img=4476409
http://www.putfile.c...php?img=4476477
My list of mods are as follows.
01 cr 125 front end with Protaper top clamp
XR's only 630 engine /w stage 1 Hot Cam, ported and polished head with all new valves and retainers for the cam, Carillo rod and JE piston with 10:1 comp, barnett clutch
Wrapped Xr's only header, FMF Mega max muffler
All UFO plastic with CRF450 front and rear fenders
IMS 4.0 tank
Protaper bars
I-cat
Moose rear fender bag
IMS pro pegs
Trail tech Vapor

  • Owyhee

Posted January 09, 2007 - 05:06 PM

#40

Here's my bike. It's a 96.
http://www.putfile.c...php?img=4476410
http://www.putfile.c...php?img=4476409
http://www.putfile.c...php?img=4476477


Your plastic is so.... white! It looks like movie star teeth.

How close was the front end (valving/spring rate) on your forks to what you desired?

"O"





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