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Old 01-29-2013, 04:11 AM   #3871
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Hi guys, a question for all the XT600 enthusiasts. My cousin is looking at a 1991 ex-Australian Army with 50,000 kilometres on the clock, for about $2,000.00 . He is attracted by the price and size as he is about 6 foot five inches and quite strong ( a farmer ) and perhaps weighs abou 95 kilos.

Whilst acknowledging the reputation of these bikes, it is quite high mileage and old; as a runabout on the farm is this a good idea? Are there any specific issues to this model that we need to look closely at? All advice appreciated.

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I have on of those army bikes, and as a farm runabout, it would be..,ok. They are very reliable, and fast enough for travelling but slow enough for farm work. On the flip side, however, they are very heavy for what they are.

We have a few proper farm bikes, Honda CT200 models, and my XT feels like it weighs >30% more. Which is fine, but it would get old very quickly if it got stuck.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:33 PM   #3872
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I have on of those army bikes, and as a farm runabout, it would be..,ok. They are very reliable, and fast enough for travelling but slow enough for farm work. On the flip side, however, they are very heavy for what they are.

We have a few proper farm bikes, Honda CT200 models, and my XT feels like it weighs >30% more. Which is fine, but it would get old very quickly if it got stuck.
Thanks McGoo,

Didn't think of the getting stuck issue. The farm has a lot of sticky blacksoil and this may get to be an issue. I've ridden my DR800 around there a bit and it is hard work, the XT would ge easier, but not a lot easier. So another issue to consider.

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Old 01-31-2013, 09:50 AM   #3873
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XTZ660 part on XT600E?

Hi

New guy here - I have just bought a 1992 XT600E and then got my hands on a load of 1997 XTZ660 parts inc front forks, rear shock, brake calipers, fuel tank, seat etc

Any idea what would fit on simply (if anything) ?
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:29 PM   #3874
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Do you have the o ring that goes on the bottom bolt of the oil filter cover?
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:42 AM   #3875
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Do you have the o ring that goes on the bottom bolt of the oil filter cover?
Hey Thump I assume your question is for me? If so then yes, it is there a new. The PO re-drilled that hole for a bigger bolt before I bought it IDK why but even with sum RTV it still leaks once the bike warms up and builds pressure.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:15 AM   #3876
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Just a suggestion, but instead of buying a cover, you could always throw a heli coil in there. Throw a little rtv on the bolt when you reinstall it, and it might work for ya.

Ive used that method before on leaky bolts, sometimes the rtv just adds that little bit of sealing power!
Hey Prep my dad suggested the same but my only concern was if I inserct a heli coil it will block off the drain thats in there at the back bottom? Heli-coil Im sure would seal that off right? what does that hole do there? allow the oil to drain down?
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:16 AM   #3877
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Front caliper fit from xtz660, also front wheel fits 96-up, pretty sure the same goes for rear wheel.

Not sure about the shock, but the front forks wont fit as the ones on the xtz is slightly larger, but perhaps the whole front end would fit.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:02 AM   #3878
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:48 PM   #3879
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95 model bigger tank on a 92xt 600? I've heard if you change the seat and tank it's a direct bolt on. Has anybody done this or seen it done? If I can't do this I'm going to have to sell my XT and get something newer that I can get a tank for.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:41 AM   #3880
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95 model bigger tank on a 92xt 600? I've heard if you change the seat and tank it's a direct bolt on. Has anybody done this or seen it done? If I can't do this I'm going to have to sell my XT and get something newer that I can get a tank for.
yeah I was curious as to tank options as well. I was thinking if it wasn't too difficult of a swap to try one of the sweet looking old Ténéré tanks. But since the oil sump designs are different I'm not sure how well that'd work.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:28 AM   #3881
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I think 90-95 are the same, and they change from 96 and up.

You need to change the seat and sidecovers for the new styke of tank to fit, and possibly the rear"fender" (plastic just behind the seat)
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:32 AM   #3882
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Yeah I've heard a 95 tank fits but you need a seat as well due to the different shape. But I'm not keen to spend up big until I know for sure that it fits.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:05 PM   #3883
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Someone on "the hubb" did it, he replaced the parts I listed.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:09 PM   #3884
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Someone on "the hubb" did it, he replaced the parts I listed.

Thanks mate. Sorry looking on me phone & didn't see that post.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:14 PM   #3885
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Hi all, I am new to this site and love it. I am not new to XT's and other bikes but found this site a while back and read this entire thread. I have learned lots of good information and appreciate everyone's efforts in sharing info. I will be a regular and will share photo's of my projects now that I've gotten thru the entire LONG thread. Pictures to come.

Steve

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