Originally Posted by andmoon
I am lookin at a 86 xt600s w/ carb issues.
Is this a major headache to rectify?
I have an '85. Contrary to what some people think, the carbs are pretty simple. The bike you are looking at seems like a decent buy to me.
The problem is probably a plugged orifice in one of the carbs, or the tube that joins the 2 carbs is blocked (underneath the bowls). Also check that the slide on the secondary CV carb is not stuck, and that the vacuum tube connected to the top pf the CV carb is ok.
I wouldn't let the carb problem stop me. Worst case scenario, you can buy used carbs on ebay cheap (under $50 for sure if you are patient), or you can get new ones for ~$425 from motorcyclecarbs.com.