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Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5,906
Views: 1,270,272
Posted By Mark.F
Now that looks fun!:lol3 Mine's been out on the...

Now that looks fun!:lol3
Mine's been out on the snow over here
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/XT600/DSC_3768-XTsnowWEB.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5,906
Views: 1,270,272
Posted By Mark.F
Still could in England last week ...

Still could in England last week
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/DSC_5294-XT600-copyWEB.jpg (http://s631.photobucket.com/user/MarkF-XT/media/DSC_5294-XT600-copyWEB.jpg.html)
4.30...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-26-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 206,564
Posted By Mark.F
4.30 in the afternoon

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/DSC_5294-XT600-copyWEB.jpg (http://s631.photobucket.com/user/MarkF-XT/media/DSC_5294-XT600-copyWEB.jpg.html)
I guess it's more sunset than night,but...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-21-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,782
Views: 380,306
Posted By Mark.F
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/D...

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/DSC_5294-XT600-copyWEB.jpg (http://s631.photobucket.com/user/MarkF-XT/media/DSC_5294-XT600-copyWEB.jpg.html)
4.30 in the afternoon,December in...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,662
Posted By Mark.F
Thanks for posting,great RR. Good to see...

Thanks for posting,great RR.
Good to see someone doing a trip like this on a bike that that's not the latest 'adventure bling'
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,401
Posted By Mark.F
Looks like you had a nice tour with good...

Looks like you had a nice tour with good weather.Last time I was there was 1992! We should have gone back 4 years ago but when we got off the boat at Santander we turned right & did the Picos...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By Mark.F
I just found this new retro build.I really like...

I just found this new retro build.I really like the tank & seat, it's pretty similar to how I want to do mine
http://bestnewmotorcycles.com/2015-yamaha-sr400-by-palhegyi-design/
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,019
Posted By Mark.F
These people do a 12V conversion kit;...

These people do a 12V conversion kit; http://www.rexs-speedshop.com/epages/es143131.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es143131/Categories/Products/12_Volt_Conversions
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By Mark.F
Here's one of the best 'Retro' builds I've...

Here's one of the best 'Retro' builds I've seen.It was posted on here.It's well worth reading the whole thread;
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=947659&highlight=xr650&page=2
The first...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By Mark.F
I've got a early 43F XT600 and want to fit a more...

I've got a early 43F XT600 and want to fit a more rounded tank,different seat,round headlight & clocks.
Here's a early XT600 fitted with a SR500 tank & different seat...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 5,906
Views: 1,270,272
Posted By Mark.F
They're scarce.It took me 3 years for one to turn...

They're scarce.It took me 3 years for one to turn up for my early 43F model:D.
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5,906
Views: 1,270,272
Posted By Mark.F
Here's what mine looked like when I tore it...

Here's what mine looked like when I tore it down:evil. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=445147&highlight=XT600+project&page=2
I ended up replacing all the gears & pinions.It wasn't making...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5,906
Views: 1,270,272
Posted By Mark.F
Yes Steve, the P.O had ran it with minimal...

Yes Steve, the P.O had ran it with minimal oil,bike still ran though.It just shows how much abuse these motors can take..
Etishel,What happened to the bottom of the piston?
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 5,906
Views: 1,270,272
Posted By Mark.F
I just watched that short video in the link:eek1 ...

I just watched that short video in the link:eek1
I bought mine as a runner but burning oil when running.When I tore it down the piston looked like this...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 118,734
Posted By Mark.F
Here's one I took last month of my FZ750. The...

Here's one I took last month of my FZ750.
The phone's a Samsung Galaxy mini,I find I'm using the phone more & more.I like that it fits in my pocket so I don't need a camera bag:D ....
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,201
Posted By Mark.F
Yes keep posting.Iceland & Norway are on my list!...

Yes keep posting.Iceland & Norway are on my list!
This guy also did it on the wrong tyres;
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263338
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-07-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 55,327
Posted By Mark.F
Here's a couple of photo's from the Picos...

Here's a couple of photo's from the Picos D'europa.
Never seen one of these before;
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/PICOS%202010/rainbow-2-WEB.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-07-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 1,759,560
Posted By Mark.F
I've got to get to Norway,I'm holding out until...

I've got to get to Norway,I'm holding out until the Newcastle-Bergen ferry returns.
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 49,173
Posted By Mark.F
Thanks for posting

As title,thanks for posting this build on here.
I've got a early kickstart Yamaha XT600.I rebuilt it a few years ago,love it for going down gravel roads & the like.The only thing I don't like is...
Forum: Europe 08-25-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By Mark.F
I don't about Norway but in the UK you can...

I don't about Norway but in the UK you can definitely register a bike that was previously owned in the states so I don't know why it's impossible in Norway.
Can you register a bike from a EU...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-24-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2,782
Views: 380,306
Posted By Mark.F
Here's a couple from last night

Proof that we get sunshine in England!:wink:
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/20140823_200739-FZ750.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-23-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 1,759,560
Posted By Mark.F
Here's a couple from the Picos D'europa the other...

Here's a couple from the Picos D'europa the other year
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/PICOS%202010/DSC_3468-track-WEB.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-22-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 124,848
Posted By Mark.F
Here's a photo of my XT600 ...

Here's a photo of my XT600
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/DSC_1741-XT-mono-web.jpg (http://s631.photobucket.com/user/MarkF-XT/media/DSC_1741-XT-mono-web.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5,906
Views: 1,270,272
Posted By Mark.F
I've forgot now but I'm pretty sure mine was...

I've forgot now but I'm pretty sure mine was fitted with the E gearbox,that's why the cases had to be machined.I did a lot of my research on the HUBB.
I'm sure I posted the rebuild on here 4 or 5...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5,906
Views: 1,270,272
Posted By Mark.F
XT Gears

Here's what mine looked like.I ended up with a new set of gears from a later model,full set of gears & pinions.You have to get the crankcases machined but I was told the later gears are better...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5,906
Views: 1,270,272
Posted By Mark.F
Steve,My XT is a 43F & when I got it rebuilt with...

Steve,My XT is a 43F & when I got it rebuilt with a later gearbox one of the mods was to fit a later oil pump.I'm sure it's 100% more flow & a straight bolt on mod.Have a look on the HUBB I'm sure...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5,906
Views: 1,270,272
Posted By Mark.F
Yup that's pretty similar style to what I want to...

Yup that's pretty similar style to what I want to do,but with a lower front mudguard.
I'm wondering what tank to go with.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 5,906
Views: 1,270,272
Posted By Mark.F
I like the styling of the XT600 in the...

I like the styling of the XT600 in the foreground,looking to do something similar to mine,round tank different seat round chrome headlight & clocks.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5,906
Views: 1,270,272
Posted By Mark.F
Zeeltronic CDI

Snarfin, I fitted a Zeeltronic CDI unit last winter,as Steve pointed out the bike feels better with more torque,can't remember what the unit cost but it wasn't extortionate.
Bikes a 1985 43F
MarkF
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5,906
Views: 1,270,272
Posted By Mark.F
Renhalt,I just bought the basic CDI unit,approx...

Renhalt,I just bought the basic CDI unit,approx 200 euros.
If you go back down this thread & also on the hub Steve Loomis posted about buying one,I think his post is more relevant for you regarding...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5,906
Views: 1,270,272
Posted By Mark.F
43F CDI units

Hi all,
Been having electrical problems with my XT recently,the problem was that the original CDI unit died.I had a spare pattern unit to plug in,bike fired up but had a missfire,I was sure the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5,906
Views: 1,270,272
Posted By Mark.F
Oil cooler

The first generation tenere's model code 34L had oilcoolers fitted.
If you find a photo of one I think the cooler is situated behind the engine on the left side.
Hope that helps.
MarkF
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,548
Posted By Mark.F
I've just moved house so finally I'll be working...

I've just moved house so finally I'll be working out of a garage instead of struggling in a 10x8 shed,it was hard work doing maintainace & rebuilds with a XT600 & 2 fz750's in there:deal
When the...
Forum: Racing 10-23-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 29,623
Posted By Mark.F
King Ted

who is King Ted
Eddie Lawson multiple 500 world champ.
Motodisiac, thanks for the heads up about the clutch
Forum: Racing 10-22-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 29,623
Posted By Mark.F
Hijack alert

Regarding the cable clutch.
My 1985 FZ750 runs a hydraulic clutch but the Yamaha race bikes ran cable clutch's,King Ted won at Daytona on one so they've been converting them to cable operation for...
Forum: Racing 10-21-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By Mark.F
I think Josh would be the first to accept that...

I think Josh would be the first to accept that the outcomes would have been different,certainly the gap would have been closer had Shakey & Alex been riding to win the race instead of the...
Forum: Racing 10-21-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By Mark.F
As a spectacle I think BSB is as good if not...

As a spectacle I think BSB is as good if not better than any race series out there.
I don't know how much this is down to the rule changes from the other year,& the showdown over the last few rounds...
Forum: Racing 10-20-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,991
Posted By Mark.F
Seeing as the BBC have lost the contract to show...

Seeing as the BBC have lost the contract to show next seasons MotoGP I hope they fill the void & show the WSB series,maybe the Yorkshire grinner being world champ will give them the incentive:D.
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5,906
Views: 1,270,272
Posted By Mark.F
Generator?

Generator?
Forum: Racing 10-20-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By Mark.F
Once again the series goes down to the last lap...

Once again the series goes down to the last lap of the season.
It must stress all those involved but as a spectator I can't ask for more than that! :D
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