1983 honda xl600r
Posted December 09, 2011 - 08:03 PM
Posted December 09, 2011 - 08:34 PM
I would try a new pilot jet..
Posted December 10, 2011 - 12:21 AM
Posted December 10, 2011 - 01:05 AM
Any suggestions on why the bike won't turn on anymore??
So it won't turn over or it turns over and just won't start?
Posted December 10, 2011 - 06:31 AM
Take out your Air jet (in the bell of the carb intake) and clean it. They corrode after 30 years.
Adjust your valves. That's a 30 year old bike, and they will be way out of adjustment, which leads to very hard starting.
Back firing is a result of really clogged jetting, or bad cam timing, or a faulty stator. The XL600 motor ran extremely hot with stock jetting, and is know to literally fry the stator.
Posted December 10, 2011 - 08:44 PM
Posted December 10, 2011 - 10:21 PM
INTAKE: .002 in
EXHAUST .004 in
Ensure the motor is cold.
Remove the fuel tank, fuel line, seat and side covers.
Remove the four large valve inspection bolts with a socket the same size as the rear axle nut.
Remove the spark plug, place a screwdriver through the hole and rest it on the top of the piston.
Remove the timing inspection bolt on the LHS engine case.
Rotate engine COUNTERCLOCKWISE only to set to "T" mark
You will feel with the screw driver that the piston is at TDC and the ‘T’ mark will show through the LHS inspection hole
Adjust the decompression system if required so it is not affecting the rocker arm action and only touches the rocker arm when you pull the decompression lever...
ADJUSTING THE VALVE CLEARANCE: using a 12mm ring spanner, loosen the locking nut. Using a flat head screwdriver, screw the adjustment screw out just enough for you to slide in the correct gauge finger. Screw the adjustment screw back in so it is just applying a small amount of pressure to the gauge finger. You should be able to still slide the gauge finger around, but it should feel like it is grabbing a little. Screw the locking nut down to secure the adjustment screw. When the locking nut is tightened, it appears to raise the adjustment screw slightly and reduce the amount of grabbing on the gauge finger, so experiment and get it all tight but with the slight grab..
Continue this for the remaining three valve clearances..
Replace the four large valve inspection bolts and the timing inspection bolt on the LHS.
Replace the tank, fuel line, side covers and the seat.
Fire her up.....
Posted December 20, 2011 - 09:24 PM
Posted December 20, 2011 - 11:19 PM