Overhaulin' : 1993 XR600


26 replies to this topic
  • xrslagfan

Posted January 30, 2007 - 05:48 PM

#1

Hey guys,

Thought I would share my project with the group. Bought a 1993 XR600 for $400. It was the biggest heap of shizz I have ever seen. The guy totally lied to me on the phone. Drove 2.5 hours and saw this roach! Engine in a bucket!!I was pissed and let him know. He caved and sold it for $400. He prolly got the upper hand anyway. Here are the photies.

http://i169.photobuc...91/DSC00043.jpg

http://i169.photobuc...91/DSC00041.jpg

Anyhows, when life gives you lemons..........

Brought her home and went to work. Went through the entire motor. Every frigg'n nut and bolt seized. The bike came from Idaho, parked under the porch, and I was told and didn't listen- they work them like rented mules and repair shops are scarce. $2800 later and some blood, sweat and tears.

http://i169.photobuc...91/DSC00131.jpg

http://i169.photobuc...91/DSC00129.jpg

Turned out nice but I was frapped. Sold the bike (2500) because I didnt want to scratch her and I was emotionally drained (Ebay...til 3am). Now I regret it!
Bought a new XR650R but I wish I had them both.

Please share your photos!! I love to see guys pimp out their bikes. Its almost more fun than riding. If the nutsacks who write magazine articles in Dirtbike and Dirtrider could ever figure that out, they would sell more rags. There is only so many $12,000 CRF450 hop-up articles a guy can take!! The most interesting article I have seen come along in a while was the dude who restored a 1987 YZ250 in DR this month.

Lets see those six-honey's!!

Lance

  • chpxr

Posted January 30, 2007 - 05:56 PM

#2

that came out awsome i'm jealous where did you get the graphics i have been looking for those. i like the red frame to again great job:worthy: :ride: :ride: :ride: :applause:

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  • xrslagfan

Posted January 31, 2007 - 08:25 AM

#3

I just bought the graphics from the local dealer. They were ordered from One inustries in California.

I missed an ebay auction on this same set.

  • FOUR STOKED

Posted January 31, 2007 - 09:00 AM

#4

Man that thing looked awesome. I can not believe you parted with it. Old school Cobra exhaust and all it really turned out great. :ride:

  • Bennito

Posted January 31, 2007 - 11:58 AM

#5

Well played. But I must admit, it gives a guy like me dirty ideas. I'm supposed to be riding my 600 into the ground (to be replaced in a few years by a new 450). But looking at this, and thinking the process and enjoyment it could bring....wow.

Whoever got that bike is a lucky person.

  • hypersthenos

Posted January 31, 2007 - 12:20 PM

#6

Man, now I'm inspired! I have a dual sported 650R & am now looking for the same era 600 for the same kind of project for my son to ride. It would make a great dual sport project. I've got the fever. Anyone on here from my area have one for sale?

  • xrslagfan

Posted January 31, 2007 - 03:14 PM

#7

I would recommend it to anyone- It is neat tosee the entire bike torn down and rebuilt. Good luck with yours.

  • Firelyle

Posted January 31, 2007 - 03:57 PM

#8

Strong work!!! Fantastic looking bike!

  • Nummie

Posted January 31, 2007 - 07:23 PM

#9

Work in progress:
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I found this orphen lying on it's side in a field at my brother-in-law's uncle's house.
People should be slapped for letting a bike get this bad.:ride:
I couldn't help myself - it was like seeing an abused dog at the SPCA.
I'll have over 2 grand into her by the time I'm done.
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  • frankstr

Posted January 31, 2007 - 07:39 PM

#10

Nice Pics, :ride: :ride:

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  • x400r

Posted January 31, 2007 - 11:36 PM

#11

Bless you for bringing those bikes back to life. Most would have sent them to the trash heep!:ride:

  • ganshert

Posted February 01, 2007 - 02:06 PM

#12

The most interesting article I have seen come along in a while was the dude who restored a 1987 YZ250 in DR this month.


that's funny, I read that entire mag and thought the exact same thing!!

your 600 is an inspiration! it really turned out nice :ride:

heres my restoration project in progress, an 83 XR200R

http://www.advrider....ad.php?t=194718

as soon as it's warm enough to go outside and sandblast I'll be back to it!

  • xrslagfan

Posted February 01, 2007 - 02:57 PM

#13

Hey that 200 is great......wish I had one of those as well.

May every XR find its way to a restoration some day is my hope.

  • dangerranger21

Posted February 01, 2007 - 04:18 PM

#14

I brought this one back to life... STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION !!

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  • Nummie

Posted February 01, 2007 - 07:10 PM

#15

Nice :ride:

  • xrslagfan

Posted February 02, 2007 - 07:24 AM

#16

Nice bike. Is that a clark tank on the six-honey? It appears more bulbous but I like the color and shine.

  • jaredc28

Posted April 17, 2007 - 12:16 PM

#17

Ohhhhh baby it makes a guy want to park his bike in the garage and spend a few months on a rebuild project! I have a 93' xr650l that could use some tender love and care. I love the red frame, hell I love the entire bike.

Any tips, tricks, and advice for us novice mechanics would be wonderful for a project like this.

Thanks for the thread:thumbsup:

  • Jon-D

Posted April 17, 2007 - 04:58 PM

#18

Hey guys,

Thought I would share my project with the group. Bought a 1993 XR600 for $400. It was the biggest heap of shizz I have ever seen. The guy totally lied to me on the phone. Drove 2.5 hours and saw this roach! Engine in a bucket!!I was pissed and let him know. He caved and sold it for $400. He prolly got the upper hand anyway. Here are the photies.

http://i169.photobuc...91/DSC00043.jpg

http://i169.photobuc...91/DSC00041.jpg

Anyhows, when life gives you lemons..........

Brought her home and went to work. Went through the entire motor. Every frigg'n nut and bolt seized. The bike came from Idaho, parked under the porch, and I was told and didn't listen- they work them like rented mules and repair shops are scarce. $2800 later and some blood, sweat and tears.

http://i169.photobuc...91/DSC00131.jpg

http://i169.photobuc...91/DSC00129.jpg

Turned out nice but I was frapped. Sold the bike (2500) because I didnt want to scratch her and I was emotionally drained (Ebay...til 3am). Now I regret it!
Bought a new XR650R but I wish I had them both.

Please share your photos!! I love to see guys pimp out their bikes. Its almost more fun than riding. If the nutsacks who write magazine articles in Dirtbike and Dirtrider could ever figure that out, they would sell more rags. There is only so many $12,000 CRF450 hop-up articles a guy can take!! The most interesting article I have seen come along in a while was the dude who restored a 1987 YZ250 in DR this month.

Lets see those six-honey's!!

Lance


How did you get that motor so clean?? New parts?

  • cbaranski

Posted April 17, 2007 - 09:14 PM

#19

dangerranger21 Where did you get the red anodized rocker arm adjuster covers? I've always wanted a set of them.

  • gregman_1

Posted April 18, 2007 - 10:12 AM

#20

Red frame!:worthy:

I picked up a '93 XR650L with 2400 miles for $500 last week, it's in the process of getting some much-needed TLC right now. I can only pray it comes out as nice as your 600!:thumbsup:





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