92 - XJ600 Bike Rebuild

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andrewed1
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Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:47 am

Well guys it's been a long time coming, Since i completed my 1st XJ, i did buy another to fix up very cheaply.. It was a complete bike with that had been unloved for some time and the only major issue was the starter gear, well that's an easy job once you've completed only already.

So i got the bike home ordered the gear and gaskets o-rings etc, as i already had the list of parts required. Striped the bike down cleaned and replaced the gear, and put it back together.......

Thats where is sat... for at least 6 months. (normal story - family kids money)

Well in summer now in OZ sow started up again....... Cleaned and painted the frame and engine (no photos sorry) and today i placed the engine back in the frame, I used an old mattress and it worked very well. Now the bikes ready to be have all the bits n pieces add back to it.

LET THE FUN BEGIN... :)

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Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:20 pm

Love the look of a silver engine in a bright red frame.
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Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:38 pm

Looking good!
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andrewed1
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Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:11 am

Well its coming along slowly with no real issues as yet so very happy about that..

Assembly is continuing and have cleaned the carbs ultrsonically and came up great from what they where.

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Cleaning alot and painting when the weather's good.
Best thing is, its nearly ready for its 1st start.. as it needs to be tested prior to going too far..

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Small steps.... but continuing..





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andrewed1
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Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:29 pm

Next is the fuel tank. I left the old fuel in it hoping this would stop rusting from sitting it WAS fairly dirty in there... im going to give it a clean and then try the white vinegar method 1st and see out that goes...

I will be using normal household White Vinegar..

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Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:53 am

Looking good!

Can also try electrolysis to shift the rust, I know theres video guides on youtube and I seem to remember seeing a post on it on here too
EIF wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:39 pm
"Yeah, the tank is making the house smell like a pickle factory and the signals have a sense of humor. Plus there was a handful of dogfood in the airbox."
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andrewed1
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Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:00 pm

Well i finished the fuel tank soak with white vinegar. Filled it to the top and let it soak for 5 days (weekdays only) and then empty and rinse many times to empty the crap out. Blowed dried with air and rinsed with Metho many times and 1/4 filled with new fuel mixed to stop further rusting..

I was amazed this worked really well (if you have waiting time).

Tanks inside is nice and silvery (no photos) but this is the crap that came out.

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Slartibartfast
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:08 am

Wow! That's some serious gunk right there. Will have to remember that method looks easier than the electrolysis thing
EIF wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:39 pm
"Yeah, the tank is making the house smell like a pickle factory and the signals have a sense of humor. Plus there was a handful of dogfood in the airbox."
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:54 am

Wow, that apparently worked very well. Lots of crap it looks like. I'll have to remember that method too.
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andrewed1
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Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:11 am

Tried starting the bike before going too far and came across a starting issue, glad that's resolved now. At least i know all my safety switches and harness connectors are in good working condition.

Brief information of issue: "Press starter button bike does nothing" - Resolved

Read about it here:
viewtopic.php?f=127&t=9322
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