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Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2011, 11:41 PM
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Posted By WetCoastRider
xt tach repair

Just in case anyone else is having or has had troubles with their tachometer .... I've posted a fix for mine that broke.
Basically, the flange, that holds the threaded part to the internal frame,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2011, 10:08 PM
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Posted By WetCoastRider
Sounds good Brit , I really like you handle bar...

Sounds good Brit , I really like you handle bar setup too, been thinking about changing mine. I think the stock ones look a bit funny, too far slung back. What are the rise and sweep on those ones?
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2011, 07:28 AM
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Posted By WetCoastRider
Fifofi

Sorry guys, this was already on the bike when i bought it so I am not sure where it came from. I did come across an image of one on google one day, I went back to find it but had no luck retracing my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2011, 06:14 PM
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Posted By WetCoastRider
Pissed leaky gaskets

Hi all,

I thought I would put up a pic of my new rack, for orlando to see, obviously not stock but it is sturdy as heck for something so simple. I just used 3/8" rod and a bit of angle iron. It...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2011, 10:20 AM
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Posted By WetCoastRider
Stator/pickup coil

I had to replace my pickup as well but found a complete stator on eBay for 100 bucks, it looked to me that the xt 600 pickup would work although I can't confirm this . Also kedo.de will do a rewind...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2011, 07:52 AM
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Posted By WetCoastRider
more xt knock

Sorry guys, I should have posted this along with the other one.

Anyway, here is what the motor sounds like now.

Basically the knock is occurring only at idle and it is the worst around 1500...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2011, 12:21 PM
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Posted By WetCoastRider
Good News First

Got the XT out into the mountains this weekend, finally a great warm day (15 deg C) in BC for a little ride up the Sea to Sky Hwy (Vancouver - Whistler)....
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2011, 11:52 PM
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Posted By WetCoastRider
thanks Rat, Bart, G600 I am thinking it is...

thanks Rat, Bart, G600

I am thinking it is more likely the balancer shaft nut, the more I listen and put a screw driver to my ear, I can really hear it very loudly out of the right hand side of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2011, 09:07 PM
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Posted By WetCoastRider
help - singing the xt blues

Well, this xt is really getting my goat!

last week I started noticing a slight and random knock coming from the right side - hard to tell exactly where but sounds like bottom end.

it is only...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 218,288
Posted By WetCoastRider
New stator = new sparks?

Updates on my pickup issues. Had a faulty 12deg pickup... Kick back broke my leg... See my older posts in this thread for more info...

Got a new stator assay off eBay for 100 bucks . Seemed like...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2010, 12:38 AM
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Posted By WetCoastRider
yipes

they have the parts, but at 550 euro's for a new stator i think i'll have to find an alternative. thanks though spen, i found a reasonable 86 xt600 stator assay on ebay, it doesn't look exactly the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2010, 07:54 PM
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Posted By WetCoastRider
HELP! need new xt550 pickup coil

Found the culperate to my running issues, or so i believe at this point.

Pulser pickup coil! - one side is within spec (110 ohm from white/red wire to green wire) and the other is way out of spec...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2010, 07:21 PM
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Posted By WetCoastRider
finding TDC with auto-decomp

hey guys.

wanted to ask everyone a quick q about finding tdc with the kickstart lever.

I am about to be back on my feet again after that nasty kickback sent me home with a broken leg.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2010, 11:49 AM
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Posted By WetCoastRider
not afraid

well, thanks for the info, too bad i couldn't have learned something new about why my 550 won't start, anyhow good to know it probably isn't cdi.

pain is pretty much gone, i have no intention of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2010, 02:33 PM
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Posted By WetCoastRider
the kickback from hell

well, my xt ended my motorcycle season yesterday.
while trying to get it started up, i got the biggest kickback ever, so bad that it sent me to the hospital. it broke both my leg bones at my ankle....
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2010, 08:48 AM
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Posted By WetCoastRider
spotless spen. nice work!

spotless spen. nice work!
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2010, 09:08 AM
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Posted By WetCoastRider
spen all those things make sense, except the...

spen all those things make sense, except the needle. i don't think mine has circlip positions, on mine there is only one position, but it has 2 plastic washer shims on either side of it. i assume...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2010, 01:16 PM
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Posted By WetCoastRider
so spen, are you also of the mindset that its my...

so spen, are you also of the mindset that its my floats? I have monkeyed with these things a few times already just to get the fuel level set correctly. the manual says to set it so that the fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2010, 12:16 AM
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Views: 218,288
Posted By WetCoastRider
TK carb tuning experts?

bought my 83 xt550 last month. was lovin it for 3 weeks, then she died on me and wouldn't start. i went through everything, removed and cleaned the carb, checked electrical and was quite stumped. so...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,804
Posted By WetCoastRider
yipee!!

haha - pesky plug boot. the old guy had 5K extra resistance, replaced it this morning with a new one from NGK and it fired up 2nd kick.

this bike must need an extra strong spark to run properly...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,804
Posted By WetCoastRider
report

More findings to report after another day of searching for my gremlin...

CARBIE
Rebuilt and cleaned the carb..
Unfortunately the xt550 needle valve and gaskets i ordered off Ebay were...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,804
Posted By WetCoastRider
sorry - i found it - this is actually not exactly...

sorry - i found it - this is actually not exactly like mine either - the throttle attachment parts look a bit different but the float bowl gasket is more like mine and there is no 'secondary main...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,804
Posted By WetCoastRider
well, first of all, thanks to everyone for their...

well, first of all, thanks to everyone for their input, very much appreciated.
I will definitely be using ADV with much respect - a ton of knowledge here.

so ... side stand is gone, was never...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,804
Posted By WetCoastRider
gas gets through just fine, took the float bowl...

gas gets through just fine, took the float bowl appart yesterday and checked the valve - all seemed to work fine. float bowl looked very clean, no debris. It does smell a bit gassy because of my...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2010, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,804
Posted By WetCoastRider
so i got out the tester again last night. stator...

so i got out the tester again last night. stator seems to be putting out a good amount of juice when i kick it over. if I pull the spark plug and place it on the cylinder head i can produce a good...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,804
Posted By WetCoastRider
xt550 - stator help

checked the oil, oil is good.
just checked the resistance accross the stator and it reads just a little high.
the manual says it should be 0.2 - 0.6 ohm and it reads 0.7 ohm - i guess that is the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,804
Posted By WetCoastRider
xt550 - stator

thanks for the advice! i will check the stator today. i guess that makes sense. is that something that is repairable or just replaceable?
will update tonight.
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,804
Posted By WetCoastRider
xt550 - was running great - not any more - help

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