1987 XR600 owners, help!


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  • Owyhee

Posted November 19, 2007 - 08:47 PM

#1

I purchased a WP shock off a fellow TTer from a semi-custom 1993 XR600 for my 1999 XR600. The shock is pretty trick but doesn't fit my 1999.

Problems: The upper mount is different. My stock 1999 shock has a thin upper mount with a pressed-in ball. The WP shock has a thick upper mount with two pressed-in spacers. The upper mount is about 1/8" too wide to fit in the frame. The lower mount needs a bolt with a nut while the stocker's bolt threads into the lower shoock mount. The nut on the WP shock slightly contacts the swingarm at maximum depression.

1987 XR600 owners: The donor bike has a horizontal reservoir tray mounted on the frame just like a 1987 XR600. Are the upper and lower shock mounts the same as the WP shock or the 1999 shock? I need to know because the shock has no stock number and I'm looking for a rebuild kit.

Thanks in advance.

"O"

  • rangerman

Posted November 19, 2007 - 10:42 PM

#2

Not quite sure....but do you want a pic of my stock 87 xr600 around the shock area? Thanks

  • Owyhee

Posted November 20, 2007 - 06:32 AM

#3

Not quite sure....but do you want a pic of my stock 87 xr600 around the shock area? Thanks


Yes! That would solve the problem perfectly.

"O"

  • rangerman

Posted November 29, 2007 - 12:08 PM

#4

Oops, forgot about this thread. Anyway, here ya go, I hope it still helps!!!
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  • Owyhee

Posted November 29, 2007 - 10:22 PM

#5

Thanks!

  • rangerman

Posted November 29, 2007 - 10:54 PM

#6

No problem. What is the thing in the air box for? (2nd pic down)
Thanks

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  • Owyhee

Posted November 30, 2007 - 06:38 AM

#7

No problem. What is the thing in the air box for? (2nd pic down)
Thanks


I can't see pics at work, but if I remember correctly there was an electrical thing hanging down?

"O"

  • rangerman

Posted November 30, 2007 - 09:10 AM

#8

Yes, it was.

  • Owyhee

Posted November 30, 2007 - 04:38 PM

#9

I'm not a genius at electrical stuff, but it looks a bit like a capacitor for a dual-sport kit. Is there writing on it?

"O"

  • rangerman

Posted November 30, 2007 - 04:43 PM

#10

Yeah, it is connected to something. I left it alone. I will get another shot of it. Thanks

  • rangerman

Posted November 30, 2007 - 05:20 PM

#11

I think it says resistor or something like that on it.

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Here's my bent bars and my speedo!!!:thumbsup:
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I found another problem. I think this will shift my hard shifting problem. I hit neutral so many times. It is my shift lever is against the side.
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Where do you find a rear light cover?
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Sorry about the dirty bike. I would clean it but it is like 40 degrees out and probably raining.

  • maxbowersox

Posted March 04, 2009 - 01:44 PM

#12

nice bike, thanks for the pics. Yours is an 87 right? I am trying to put a 600 swing arm on my xr 200. Im looking for years that had aluminum SA, and drum brakes. I was told 86-87 were the only years. but I dont want to buy one till I know it fits. If you get a chance( and dont mind doing it) Would you mind measuring the with at the pivot bolt, and the length from the pivot bolt to the axel. It would help me tremendously. I have asked people on Fleabay for measurements of ones they are selling and get no response. Thank you. If you dont want to I understand.

  • Owyhee

Posted March 04, 2009 - 06:33 PM

#13

nice bike, thanks for the pics. Yours is an 87 right? I am trying to put a 600 swing arm on my xr 200. Im looking for years that had aluminum SA, and drum brakes. I was told 86-87 were the only years. but I dont want to buy one till I know it fits. If you get a chance( and dont mind doing it) Would you mind measuring the with at the pivot bolt, and the length from the pivot bolt to the axel. It would help me tremendously. I have asked people on Fleabay for measurements of ones they are selling and get no response. Thank you. If you dont want to I understand.


PM TT member Yogi Bear. He has a 600 swingarm on his XR200. I think he has a thread on the swap too.

XR600 were drum brake through 1990.

"O"





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