1986 Honda XL600R
None really. Nothing has went completely wrong. We are cleaning, fixing and repairing as we go with the semi restoration. Only general maintenance required.
It's a blast to ride, even with my 300 pound butt. Can spin the rear tire through 3rd in gravel with knobby tires. It can also wheelie in 4th if you gas it and lean back right.
It's a little low in the back, but other than that, most parts are decently priced, but aftermarket is almost non existent.
Right now we are still working on it and have a rebuild kit waiting, but the front brake is too weak to stoppie as of now.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th January, 2018
27th Feb 2018, 04:17
I bought an XL600 new back in 1986. I put about 7,000 miles on it without any major problems except for the lack of rear suspension. I probably rode it more like a dirt bike than an Enduro. I shattered the air box jumping it. The plastic went in the motor and closed the spark plugs gap. I cleaned out the plastic and got it running again.
You're limited by the suspension in the dirt and it's not great on the highway at speeds over 75 or so. My buddy bought one the same year and still has his and it still runs fine.
I'd recommend getting a newer Honda XR650L You'll get a better suspension and 50cc more displacement. Also, you can find more aftermarket parts.