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Jbo

Restored '95 XR600R.......

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

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

This definitely made me laugh!

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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

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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.

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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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