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Kanten
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Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:20 pm

The amount of images finally caught up to me, so I'd better make a project thread.


I started with this stock XJ 600 N from 2000, in very good shape. I wanted something reliable and easy, but the XJ still lacked a bit of charm and personality for my taste. This is where the scrambler comes into play, as I've always had a thing for mean looking off-roaders. It's not going to be used offroad very much, I just simply love the "ruggedness" of it.
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So I did a quick photoshop version of what I wanted to do
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The XJ got stored away for winter, and it's only recently that I've been able to work on it.
I started with new indicators + relay, handlebars, bar-end mirror and a rock guard on the headlight
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Next up was the common 650R/ER6 rear shock swap. I got one from Germany that was unused, at a very nice price.
Here's the stance
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Then came my Leo Vince exhaust with a matching 2-1 link pipe (so I have a 4-2-1 exhaust system)
This is before the can came on, and I really love the way this looks!! Wish I could keep it like that :)
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And on with the can, that I've chopped a bit and painted.
It has a nice sound to it, but crackles/tiny pops a bit if I accelerate hard and then lay off the gas. Is that a sign of running lean or rich?
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Then I had my new dual-sport tires mounted, after a lot of trouble finding tires that would fit the original rims. I ended up with Heidenau K73 on the front and K60 (with a tube in it) on the rear.
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Gave it a good rubbin'
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Got creative with a pen
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And mounted my bikini-fairing (not a 100% pleased with this yet, partly because the mounting from stock with the huge gap sucks! And from the low camera angle, it looks like a bra :laughter: )
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Now it's just a matter of receiving my new (longer) grips and then ride it like I stole it!
I'll get some pictures soon with the whole bike in it, to show off it's rowdyness ;)
2000 Yamaha XJ 600 N - Scrambler
1980 Moto Guzzi V50 II - Cafe Racer

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Detonation
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Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:26 pm

I like very much so!

Would be cool if you could fit the exhaust higher up and fit some fork gators

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Would finish the look off I think ;)
1992 Yamaha XJ 600 Neikiddo

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MisterX
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Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:37 pm

Nice work so far. I like the look. :kudos:
Full Circle wrote:She's a wee bit damp. Nothing that a quick warm up won't take care of.

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jaszczomb
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Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:03 pm

Nice job :kudos: . I especially like your tires. I have to change my front tire and this k73 looks awesome. I'm just little worried how it will work on wet, had you chance to test them in such conditions?

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Kanten
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Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:24 am

Cheers guys

@Detonation: The fork gaiters are on my list, I actually have them ready. I just can't find a clever way to lift the front end of the bike, without the centerstand or any special tools (and that I'm working outdoors, so no way to use a beam or any structure) Any tricks are welcome :)

@jaszczomb: Haven't had the tires out on any serious wet roads yet. But the tires are listed as supermoto all-grip tires, and it actually says "Super Rain" on them. So it should be alright, but don't know how long they last.
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1980 Moto Guzzi V50 II - Cafe Racer

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Detonation
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Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:36 am

I use axel stands under the frame rails

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But bricks, metal tool boxes, anything solid really could be used.
1992 Yamaha XJ 600 Neikiddo

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"Nitrous is like a cheap hooker, you want to hit it but are scared of the consequences"

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Kanten
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Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:20 am

Brilliant, I don't know why I didn't think of it. I tried once with some thick wooden blocks, but it just wasn't stable enough for me to trust it.

Meanwhile, I snapped some quick pictures while at work. Something doesn't work for me, I think the front is too busy. Maybe it will help when I get the black from fork gaiters, if not I'lll remove the fairing I think. Any ideas on looks?

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And also, regarding my pops/crackles when decelerating off the throttle/engine braking, does anyone know if that is a sign of lean or rich?
2000 Yamaha XJ 600 N - Scrambler
1980 Moto Guzzi V50 II - Cafe Racer

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Golly
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Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:28 am

Love the two piece rear fairings, do the 97 style bolt straight onto the 92 frames, or do lugs have to be welded on ?

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Detonation
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Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:45 am

Bolt straight on mate, I got a 99 tail on my 92.


I think it looks great kanten!
1992 Yamaha XJ 600 Neikiddo

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"Nitrous is like a cheap hooker, you want to hit it but are scared of the consequences"

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Cafesito305
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Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:44 pm

Kanten wrote:Brilliant, I don't know why I didn't think of it. I tried once with some thick wooden blocks, but it just wasn't stable enough for me to trust it.

Meanwhile, I snapped some quick pictures while at work. Something doesn't work for me, I think the front is too busy. Maybe it will help when I get the black from fork gaiters, if not I'lll remove the fairing I think. Any ideas on looks?

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And also, regarding my pops/crackles when decelerating off the throttle/engine braking, does anyone know if that is a sign of lean or rich?


I heard jetting these makes them run smooth and cool.

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