1994 Xj600 Project

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1994 Xj600 Project

Post by reddot9898 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:55 pm

Hello everyone. My names Randyn and I'm 17 years old and restoring bikes is a hobby of mine. I picked up this 94 xj600 for only 200$. It sat in a storage containers for 4 years and I brought it back to life. All new sprockets chain, painted fairing new tires new bulbs everywhere, oil change cleaned and coated inside tank, added led turn signals and rebuilt carbs. In a year I put 12,000 miles on the bike and I love it. Over the winter I decided to do a naked conversion. I added dual headlights up front separate tach and speedo, gold exhaust rap. I built home made side pipes with home made baffles at my school which made the bike sound like a super bike. Anyways I recently hit a deer on the highway and totaled the bike. Bent the forks, bent the handlebars, destroyed all rear end plastics all lights gauges. Broke brake lines and cables up front. Destroyed gas tank and basically everything. Enough rambling but that's the history of the bike and I do have some questions now lol. I am doing theverything usuall fork swap and rear tire swap. I was just wondering. Is there any piston swaps maybe the fzr or yzf used the same pistons.I dont have any ideas on this and that's why I'm posting. I can't find brand new pistons and rings anywhere exactly for an xj600. I want to keep this bike for ever hopefully but I want to be able to buy parts for it and the hardest thing it seems to find for the bike is motor components. And one last thing. Is there any 17 inch rear wheel or rear swing arm swaps around. Thank you very much sorry for such long post. I don't have any pics of my bike when it was completed because I literally got to ride it for 2 days after completed before it got totaled.

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Re: 1994 Xj600 Project

Post by TonyKZ1 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:33 am

Hello and welcome to the site!
1997 Yamaha Seca II - mostly stock, Racetech upgraded forks, FZ6R rear shock, Oxford Sports Style Heated Grips, Barkbusters Blizzard Cold Weather Handguards, a Scottoiler vSystem chain oiler. My Mileage Tracker Page.

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Re: 1994 Xj600 Project

Post by reddot9898 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:32 pm

Thank you. It's seems like an awesome place.

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Re: 1994 Xj600 Project

Post by radare » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:01 pm

Hi, Reddot. It's unfortunate about the deer collision. I'm glad to hear you survived though sorry about your XJ. For pistons and rings, you'll have to watch eBay. The do crop-up from time to time; why do you think you need to replace these?

You should check out The Wall. It's linked to at the top of the page (How-To's). Under the Guides & How-to's section, you'll find modifications. This area includes the 17" wheel conversion. I've done it, it's not that difficult.

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Re: 1994 Xj600 Project

Post by reddot9898 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:23 am

Hello radare!!! Thanks I'll check out the post about the 17 inch wheel conversion. And about the pistons. They are good now they only have 32,000 on them I'm just looking for later down the road like when it's rebuild time. I just want to have all new when I tear it down and do all possible upgrades to the motor. Thank you.

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Re: 1994 Xj600 Project

Post by radare » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:12 am

reddot9898 wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:23 am
Hello radare!!! Thanks I'll check out the post about the 17 inch wheel conversion. And about the pistons. They are good now they only have 32,000 on them I'm just looking for later down the road like when it's rebuild time. I just want to have all new when I tear it down and do all possible upgrades to the motor. Thank you.
We don't have to rebuild the XJ engines often. In fact, I can only think of one user who did (in the 6 years this site has been active). By the time you need to rebuild that engine, you'll have sold your XJ and moved onto faster bikes. Use the money to get your bike safe and running well (maybe looking good too). That will be better in the long run for both satisfaction and resale.

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Re: 1994 Xj600 Project

Post by TonyKZ1 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:46 pm

^^Speaking of that, do we have any riders with high mileage Seca II's? By high mileage I mean upwards or close to 100k miles? I'm over 54k on mine and was just wondering. With their older and possibly under stressed design I would think the high miles wouldn't be a problem providing maintenance is kept up of course. Thanks.
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Re: 1994 Xj600 Project

Post by reddot9898 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:10 pm

Ok good to hear about the high miles radare. Your dead on to because after boot camp I'm buying a cbr1000rr but the old trusty Xj is staying home with my dad and adding to his collection. But I guess I shouldn't worry about the motor for now. Thanks for info.

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Re: 1994 Xj600 Project

Post by radare » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:13 am

reddot9898 wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:10 pm
I'm buying a cbr1000rr
You should really reconsider that decision. Those bikes are meant for racetracks with people who have years of experience. Using one for a street bike is generally a bad idea, both for your safety and for your driver's license points. Keep it small-displacement, get some years under your belt, and then see if you really still want one.

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Re: 1994 Xj600 Project

Post by Rdrasher » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:50 am

Reddot if you want to go fast you might want to look into a trackbike. You'd get the thrill of flying around, but the relative safety of a controlled environment. You'll learn a lot about bike control and expand your skill set. Plus like radare said, you'll keep those points off the license. Trackbikes can be bought set up, or you can convert a street bike cheap. I bought my daughter a 1st gen SV650 last year for $400 & put in $700 into it and now it's ready for her to hit the track. If she wrecks it, not a big deal, its not a huge loss. Better to drop a cheap trackbike at the track than a $7k + bike on the street.

Just my :twocents:

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