Hi everyone, I just bought a well-maintained 1988 Honda XR600R here in my hometown of Boston. The bike has a road title in RI from the previous owner, so I will finally register it as a motorcycle and have it plated for the roads here in the MA. The child I bought it from hasn`t saved it to my ma yet or changed the title at all, so I don`t expect any problems. Great bike ready for travel. Currently registered for road use. This bike was played from top to bottom. New 650 piston kit and FCR carburetor. New foam and seat fabric. New tires, 1 handlebar of 18 inches. Also replace gearboxes with newer parts. Starts. For sale, or trade 1987 Honda xr600r, huge displacement desert racing bike.
Very cool, 5-speed Kickstart, great bike and very collectible, has headlights and signals, a nice seat and a tool bag. Rare bike and in very good mechanical condition. Cosmetically, it takes a little love. These. The XR600R`s first year was 1985, but it soon received a few updates that changed its history. In 1988, Honda switched to a single carburetor, an all-new chassis design, and a few engine updates to reduce the total weight by nearly 20 lbs. Trade or I can sell 3750 Read the ad AlsoCall or txt no email please Hello Gang I have a MONSTER THE BAJA CLASSIC the 1 AND ONLY honda XR600 for sale or trade one of the best bikes of all time Won the Baja 1000 several times What beast The photos are ok. It looks better personally. CHRONOLOGY It is difficult to say where and when the XR was born.
But the concept has always been part of Soichiro Honda`s vision. He was four-stroke and did not apologize. He even pushed the idea of a four-stroke motocross bike in the face of a gradual two-stroke flood. Gary Jones says that when Honda first approached him, it was to ride a factory machine based on XL250 in the American motocross championships. That didn`t happen, but the 1971 Honda XL250 was clearly a bike for which Honda had big plans, and a line of development began that led to Honda`s first 600cc single in 1983. Here`s the timeline from year to year: 1972: Honda introduces the XL250. At a time when both-strokes were hailed as the key to the future, Honda has radically deviated from the norm. The XL was a compact four-stroke four-stroke four-valve overhead camshaft engine. The bike was a technological milestone, but it was heavier and slower than the two-stroke of the time and was quickly overshadowed by the new models that followed. 1974: Honda divides its development resources into two different warehouses; Four beats and two beats.
Side by side in the Honda range were the two-stroke MT, MR and CR and the FOUR-STROKE XL. The tip of the XL line was the 350, which looked a bit like the XR600R of the future. 1979: The Twin-Shock XR500 is introduced. This bike was Honda`s first large four-stroke motorcycle that was intended solely for dirt. The XL series consisted of road-approved machines and before 1979 the only XR was the Honda XR75 mini. Honda has made a strong commitment to four-stroke off-road motorcycles this year by offering five XR models. 80, 185, 250 and 500. This is the real birth of the modern four-stroke off-road motorcycle. 1981: The XR500 received the suffix “R” with a single-shock chassis. The bike took shape like a road bike in the hands of people like Al Baker. At that time, the angle of the steering head of 25 degrees was considered radically steep. He behaved well, but the weight increased, not decreased, and he pushed the 300-pound mark.
1983: Honda reworks the XR`s engine and gives it two carburetors. Honda took over the racing efforts in Baja internally with players like Bruce Ogilvie at the helm. This year, the engine was also presented as a complete 600 in the form of the xl600 dual sport motorcycle. 1985: This is the year of the official release of the first Honda XR600R. The engine still had two carbs and was still heavy, but the bike took shape. Interestingly, the engine was not taken directly from the XL600. It had a different bore and a different blow. 1988: This is the Honda XR600R we all know and love.
In 1988, he lost nearly 20 pounds by losing twin carbs and gaining a Nikasil cylinder. The entire chassis has been redesigned with a more race-oriented mission. At the same time, the engine received an electric starter for another model called NX650. He was eager to capitalize on Honda`s victories at the Paris Dakar with a little disguise. Unfortunately, no one in the United States had ever heard of the Parisian Dakar and the bike died quickly. 1991: The big changes will no longer come for the XR. It received a cartridge fork in `91 and subtle engine changes in 1993, and was changed very little over the next 10 years. XR600R wave hunter certified for a San Diego firefighter! 2000 XR600R Super clean, well maintained. New tires, new exhaust, new pro bevel sprocket, rental grease bar, Kickstart only. Not allowed on the road, but can be done to do so. Open to trades or 2500 I am familiar with the wiring harness of my 6v 1978 DT175, but not with this xr600r. obviously quite different and I`m going to explore XR and find out.
but I wanted to start by asking if anyone had any general advice on what exactly to watch to see what kind of wiring the bike already had. if it has the infrastructure for LED lights/flashing/etc. much easier than starting from scratch. Very reliable and fun bike. It is an enduro that has been transformed into a road bike. It has road buttons and also comes with a set of dirt tires. The bike does very well in the sand, but a little more difficult in tight and technical stuff.