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Electric start for XL600R

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Anyone been sucessfull adding an electric start to an XL600R from an XR650L ?

I've been considering this mod and remember reading a discussion

somewhere around here about a dude that did such a mod to his XR600,

but havn't been able to find it.

Any suggestions besides buying an XR650L ?

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There is no kit available for the XL600R motor. The only way is to get an XR650L motor and make it work. That could be costly.:mad:

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So far cost total is about $450.00 for all the OEM XR650L Estart parts. Starter clutch, starter, harness, relay, switch, Stator cover, Gear reduction set, misc small items.

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starting the old xl's isn,t too hard if you follow the drill of A) if it is dropped DRAIN THe CARBS before you start kicking.:mad: Warm it up when it is a cold day I use a 1500 Watt radiant heater on the engine case for 10 Mins.c) always use the decompressor to get the the piston TDC before you give it a great bug kick

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Once again, this would be for those of us that have disabilities with the right knee or would just like the ease of magic button.

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So far cost total is about $450.00 for all the OEM XR650L Estart parts. Starter clutch, starter, harness, relay, switch, Stator cover, Gear reduction set, misc small items.

I stand corrected. We all learn new things here at TT.:mad:

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I would say think seriously about dropping in an XRL engine- that might be a bit easier.

Find a used one, bump up the compression ratio a little, get a nice cam in there...

Dave

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Cheap way, a 9v battery and a 1 pound weight in your right boot. I don't miss an E start on either of my XR600Rs.

Newbie here, and looking at a XL600R to buy. What voltage battery is standard on these bikes?

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I just picked up an '85 xl600r and she doesn't like the -10 Ontario weather. Not sure if the battery needs replace ? The wood stove sure helps to warm her up! Can't wait until all this mud thaws out next month. I've got a shattered knee cap but rding kills the pain :)

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