Restored '95 XR600R.......


38 replies to this topic
  • Jbo

Posted March 05, 2008 - 01:52 PM

#1

Hi XR lovers,
I owned this bike about 8 yrs ago and when I moved to a newer bike, I gave this one to my Brother under the condition of taking good care of it.. well, as you can see, he didn't to the point that the engine blew. While seeing some pictures of very nice looking 600's here in TT, I decided to give my old ride a second chance. Below is a list of parts and some before and after pictures. Let me know what you think.

jbo

New crankshaft and bearings
New balancer
New clutch basket
New swing arm bearings
New sprockets and chain
Top end rebuilt
BD 8" race light
Jet-Hot coated OEM header
WC frame protectors
N Style backgrounds
New plastic
New gas tank decals
PC Suspension work
PC XR650R fork protectors (modified to fit 600R forks)
Powder coated frame (silver)
Lots and lots of elbow grease


Thanks to Diane at PC, Beerad (TT member) and Gisela at SD Powder Coating for their help on my project


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  • Doofus007

Posted March 05, 2008 - 02:03 PM

#2

Sweet, good job! The picture of your shock looked just like mine when I removed it for PC to service it. Have fun!

  • Maroast

Posted March 05, 2008 - 02:04 PM

#3

Great job! That thing looks sick....i bet its even better to ride :thumbsup:


This definitely made me laugh!

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  • bills442

Posted March 05, 2008 - 02:05 PM

#4

Dude, Awesome. Love the hat on the engine pic!

  • x400r

Posted March 05, 2008 - 03:57 PM

#5

great job!!! That bike looks great, like new.

  • jclaus98

Posted March 05, 2008 - 05:12 PM

#6

That truly is a thing of beauty! Mine looked almost exactly like that when I got it. I know the amount of work that went into that, congrats on your accomplishment.

  • kidcurry600r

Posted March 05, 2008 - 06:08 PM

#7

:thumbsup:

  • xrslagfan

Posted March 05, 2008 - 07:12 PM

#8

Sorry I couldn't resist a little before and after photo of my own 1993. It was the biggest heap I'd ever seen, now she glistens!

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  • Jbo

Posted March 05, 2008 - 07:34 PM

#9

xrslagfan, that is a nice ride.

  • kidcurry600r

Posted March 05, 2008 - 07:38 PM

#10

Man I wish I could find those one industries graphix. Looking good!

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  • Norge

Posted March 05, 2008 - 07:42 PM

#11

Great job! That thing looks sick....i bet its even better to ride :thumbsup:


This definitely made me laugh!

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That has to be a Tequila moment! Great resto, awesome bike.

  • scalejockey

Posted March 05, 2008 - 07:55 PM

#12

I like to see bikes brought back from the dead. Done a few myself so i know what it takes.Nice work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nothing like building your own bike.

  • GENE426

Posted March 05, 2008 - 07:58 PM

#13

DAMN nice job

  • Eurobiker

Posted March 06, 2008 - 02:31 AM

#14

Seeing these gives me hope! I'm in the Top end stage now on my 92. 11:1 98mm piston, Total seal gapless rings and some elbow grease. Question; what's the best way to clean up the cylinder and head- externally?

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  • Kenzo

Posted March 06, 2008 - 06:44 AM

#15

Question; what's the best way to clean up the cylinder and head- externally?


Aluminum "Mag" wheel cleaner/foam...the kind for bare(non-clearcoat) automotive wheels works well...just protect "other" aluminum surfaces(especally polished & brushed) like rims, swingarm, etc...or it will etch them too.

just degrease and remove all dirt before appling while protecting all other parts, wash with soap & water and rinse well.

u may want to test in an inconsipcuous spot since every once in a while an aluminum alloy will turn gray rather than bright & shinney...but the gray may look better than oxidized aluminum.

:thumbsup:

  • Jbo

Posted March 06, 2008 - 07:28 AM

#16

Like Kenzo said, Al & Mag cleaner. I used Mother's, and also get a brass bristled brush, it helps clean the surface without scratching.

jbo

  • resurrection

Posted March 06, 2008 - 11:28 AM

#17

If its apart you can consider a light media blast.

  • resurrection

Posted March 06, 2008 - 11:32 AM

#18

CHECK some of the time Iv'e wasted
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Takling about restoring check these.
they are a few of the bikes I've done.

  • lewisb13

Posted March 06, 2008 - 11:37 AM

#19

That XR is absolutely beautiful. Nice work.

  • martinfan30

Posted March 06, 2008 - 12:28 PM

#20

CHECK some of the time Iv'e wasted
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Takling about restoring check these.
they are a few of the bikes I've done.


My dad and i are into this as well. Here is the latest. 74 sc125, only year for this six speed. Nice work on your rides!:thumbsup:

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