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Old 21 Apr 2007
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Talking 1987 XL600LM manual, advice

Greetings!
I cannot for the life of me find a manual for this bike. Anyone have an idea? Seaching for weeks now!
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hi

Well , I am crossing Africa with one of these XL600LMF . No single problem yet. The only thing is the drive chain which needs readjusting every few days . I am on my fourth Chain *and I am still in Cameroon*

other than that ... nothing . Not a single piston miss in 30.000 km .

If I would start the trip again I would do 3 mods to the bike>

1 install a smaller gear drive *14 teeth instead of 15 . There is no need for high speeds in Africa -most of the time in 4th- , but the bike loaded struggles sometime in deep sand . Lowering the gears would do wonders.

2 . Install a wind fairing at the front . Just a little piece of clear plastic reduces the wind noise and turbulence a lot . And given that you are *there* for long long hours every day .. It makes a hell of a lot difference

3 . Weld a bigger plate into the side stand. In sand , dunes , or simply dirt roads is very difficult to leave the bike up , as the small sidde stands sometime digs iitself in the ground with obvious consecuences . Just a square of metal of 10cm x 10cm does wonders !


and that is ... enjoy your trip .If you want to see some pictures of your bike in Africa ...
http://viajesyaventuras.mywowbb.com/forum15/756-2.html
http://viajesyaventuras.mywowbb.com/forum15/394.html
http://viajesyaventuras.mywowbb.com/forum20/279.html







The manual.. well , here is the one for the dominator which is essencially the same bike (just a bit more displacement 650 ) and different fairing .

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have a nice day

Javier
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It looked new inside at 22,000 miles.

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Many thanks!!

Thank you JavierCarrion, Thank you mollydog!! You cant beat first hand experience! Much appreciated.
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XL600R Manual online

Hi

There is a set of pdfs for the XL600r online here

HondaXL.it

Know its not the xl600lm but it might help.

I have a clymer manual and I think it covers both models so I assume that that many parts are the same.

Peter

Oh I forgot to mention there is a pretty good group on Yahoo Groups called HondaXL they are really helpful.

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