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Hi all.

As it so happens, I might be able to get my hands on an 1985 XL600LM

I would like your advice on what to look for when viewing the bike.

Any special oddities with the XR600LM?
Gearbox problems, cylinder head?

The XL600LM were never sold here in Sweden, so there are not many to choose from or to ask questions,




Silencer not original, just as front mud gard is an after market.

Missing decals on side panels and sving arm, and perhaps also the dust cover/shroud for the front brake is missing. I do'nt know if it should have one of them since I have seen pistures with and without them is sales broshures.





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Looks like it's in fair to good condition from the pic.
Heads crack and valve seats come loose. You can sometimes here them rattle while warming up. Same with the cam gear.
Watch for the blue smoke on over run.
Get it hot, let it cool a bit and then test ride hard. You're watching for smoke and listening for piston knock under power.
The only other thing I can think of is the wheels corroding but this happens from the inside out.
If you do get it check out or replace the oil feed pipe from the chassis tank, but that's the same for loads of honda models.

Good luck.
 
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