Which of these bikes is your primary ride?   3,762 members have voted

  1. 1. Which of these bikes is your primary ride?

    • XR650R
      958
    • XR650L
      1609
    • XR600R
      804
    • XL600
      187
    • Other XL/XR
      162

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I have waited for this moment for 10 YEARS! finally happened :D

 

Picked up the 650R, did all the maintenance (been sitting for 6 years says the previous owner) now street legal and ready for adventures!

 

 

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I have waited for this moment for 10 YEARS! finally happened :D

 

Picked up the 650R, did all the maintenance (been sitting for 6 years says the previous owner) now street legal and ready for adventures!

Welcome!  Nice find, it looks awesome.

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Lesson learned, way too much weight up top.  Rookie move.

 

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Nice.giving me some ideas 4 my 2015 with 349 miles on her.got her November 14th right off showroom floor

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Nice.still working on mine got a bunch of goodys to install yet just ordered black carbon fiber vinyl wraps 4 the white plastic.Gotta remove snorkel after dave mods and jetting,fmf mufflr

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Hey guys,

 

New member from the Netherlands. Just got my 1987 XR600R two weeks ago.

 

The PO rebuilt the whole thing into a Supermoto. 

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Here's a short video of it running:

http://vid1328.photobucket.com/albums/w531/InAquaVeritas/XR600R/IMG_7559_zpswf1jrvam.mp4

 

- Forks from a CR250, triple with the XR600 steering stem in there.

- 17" SM wheels, running a comp rain tyre up front right now, needs a change. Also, not very street legal and laws are strict here.

- Newer model swing arm, but its pretty loose in the rear. Kind of wanders at high speed. Needs a new rear as well, if that doesn't work I'll put a longer arm on there. I know the 17" front doesn't help.

- Rebuild engine from an XR and XL. Want to add electric start on this kick only, along with a battery for daily use.

- PO is a stainless welder an made a new exhaust from scratch. Higher flow with bigger pipes. Also made custom pegs, sharp enough to cut jeans and shins!

- New plastic all around

- New seat

- Renthal bars

 

Needs better lights, indicators (again, strict laws), new tail light, new tyres and a stiffer rear shock. 

 

Will replace all the plastic with handmade metal work. Same look, but steel and rougher handmade finish. 

Want to go from the double carb to single, auto-decompress and electric start (if possible and not super expensive).

 

My other ride is a 1978 Honda CB750 F1/2 (frame/engine) that has '05 ZX6R wheels, forks, swingarm and a full rebuild on the engine. Almost done doing that one.

I've posted all the build photos here:

http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/InAquaVeritas/library/CB750%20conversion?sort=6&page=1

The build thread is here:

http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,133411.0.html

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Hey guys,

 

New member from the Netherlands. Just got my 1987 XR600R two weeks ago...

Welcome, two great looking bikes!  Can't wait to see the new bodywork on the R.  Post plenty of pictures along the way.

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Welcome, two great looking bikes!  Can't wait to see the new bodywork on the R.  Post plenty of pictures along the way.

Thanks! I will post a lot of pictures. Just updated the thread with a short video of it running and some links to where I'll post the photos.

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