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Old 11-01-2012, 11:41 AM   #3766
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As I recall, from 1996 and forward the bikes are basically the same, just different colors and such.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:38 PM   #3767
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Seat Reupholstery

Check out what I did last week.





No photos of the process, but I removed the old seat cover. It had been spraypainted black but was original. It had been disintegrating rapidly. It was a thermally sealed cover made of 4 main pieces plus a pocket at the nose of the seat. After getting it off, I carefully cut down the center of each heat sealed seam line and heated the pieces with a heat gun and let them flatten out being pressed between pieces of plywood under weight. I took the pieces in the best shape and used them symmetrically to trace new onto the back of the vinyl. Then I added 1/2" seam allowance to the sewn areas and stapled it together using a regular paper stapler, and ran it through by brand new industrial grade heavy duty walking foot sewing machine, and ran a top stitch over that. Installing it was painful due to a defective Arrow T-50 staple gun that was shooting bunches of 5 staples at a time. Rode out to get an alternative and painfully stapled it on. I need a pneumatic one soon. Heated the cover once on with the heat gun again to let the vinyl relax a bit. After stretching it on it pulls the seat smaller. Looking good now though!

I offer my service to anyone in need of a seat cover. I've been making these for a couple years now. Watch for the bags I'll be making as well.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:46 PM   #3768
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I was using 60 Watt heated grips for years and without any issues what so ever on my XT600 when I lived in cold climate. XT electrical and lights all stock.

The 60W setting was full power and the grips got soo hot that you had to let them go every once in a while to let the wind cool them down a bit.

If I remember correctly, the low setting was around 20W, which in winter temperatures that was not really enough.

Now in California, I got rid of my grips.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:09 PM   #3769
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Great work on the seat!!
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:49 PM   #3770
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Heres my XT600e 2003. Enjoy :)

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Old 11-03-2012, 01:16 PM   #3771
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I have an 85 XT600 I need an output shaft the teeth are gone. Is Ebay my only option?
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:47 PM   #3772
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G'day,
I am new to the site. i've owned a TT500 an XT 500. Also a TT600 and an "cough" XR600.Also numerous smaller 250's, and some roadbikes. .

What Id like to know is - what motor designation is in the XT600e from 2003.

Also, whats the difference between black and blue models around 2003?

I am getting a 2003 Black XT600 2003 tomorrow. Cant wait.
Thanks fellas.
(Anyone on here in Cairns?)


Mark from Cairns Au.

Hi Mark,

Pretty sure the motor designation for the 2003 model is called the "3WR".
That is what I have in my 03 model anyway. Both my VIN and Engine numbers have 3WR in them.
Most accessories seem to fit our model from 1996 on so they must not have changed them much.

As far as I know the only difference between the Black and Blue models is the colour...hehe!!

Mine also is black and I am preparing it for a Cape York trip in June next year. Just waiting on racks to arrive from Hepco & Becker and I am just about ready to go. Have fitted the Acerbis 23L tank, Pro-circuit slip-on muffler, Wolfman Saddle and Roll Top bags, tinted screen, and GPS. Hope the old girl makes it ok!

Brett
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:58 PM   #3773
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:50 PM   #3774
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:57 PM   #3775
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Hi all

I just bought a 2000 XT600E 4PTA with 4500 km on the clock. Pretty happy with the find.

I can’t drain the carb bowl since the drain screw has some weird “Philips” (cross) head. Anyone know what it is and where I can get one?

I need a decent bash plate before next summer. Any recommendations?
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:32 PM   #3776
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Hi all

I just bought a 2000 XT600E 4PTA with 4500 km on the clock. Pretty happy with the find.

I can’t drain the carb bowl since the drain screw has some weird “Philips” (cross) head. Anyone know what it is and where I can get one?

I need a decent bash plate before next summer. Any recommendations?
I got a new drain screw from boats.net, I don't remember the cost as I bought a bunch of other bits with it.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:05 AM   #3777
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I got a new drain screw from boats.net, I don't remember the cost as I bought a bunch of other bits with it.
Thanks, I definitely will get a ordinary drain screw (flat head or Phillips) when I get this one out. I’m sure a screw from a older model will fit fine but I need to get this one out first.

As far as I can tell this is not a deformed Phillips one. It looks unmangled but a phillips screwdriver will not fit. I suspect this is some anti-tamper thing.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:25 AM   #3778
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Thanks, I definitely will get a ordinary drain screw (flat head or Phillips) when I get this one out. I’m sure a screw from a older model will fit fine but I need to get this one out first.

As far as I can tell this is not a deformed Phillips one. It looks unmangled but a phillips screwdriver will not fit. I suspect this is some anti-tamper thing.

Nevermind... apparently the carb drain screw is just a regular Phillips head, but mangled up in a beautifully uniform way. After spending some time on all fours with a magnifying glass I’m not 100% sure, but I guess it must be.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:40 AM   #3779
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Hello all, I have an XT600e 2003 on standard knobbly tyres atm, I am thinking of getting supermoto wheels fitted but know little about doing so -_- Anyone give me a heads up on which rims are the best to get ect, If they will go straight onto the standard wheel hubs and so on. Thanks
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:44 AM   #3780
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nice bike...
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