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Old 02-20-2010, 03:51 AM   #1546
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Looking from the rear.



Almost ready for a thrash through the bush.
Hi there, just a tip... I had one of those racks on the back of my XT, all good for lugging gear but off road whacked me arse on it .... not so good, it now lives under the bench!
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:31 AM   #1547
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Just cut the "sissybar" pice of the rack, and or/ cut it down and weld it on, so it only sticks up an inch.

I have a simular rack, although not so suicidal, which i modded:

http://peecee.dk/uploads/022010/DSC000521.JPG

Mine in front, my buddy's in the back. My xt is raised so thats why it has a different angle. Still worked fine.
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:43 AM   #1548
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Just cut the "sissybar" pice of the rack, and or/ cut it down and weld it on, so it only sticks up an inch.

I have a simular rack, although not so suicidal, which i modded:

http://peecee.dk/uploads/022010/DSC000521.JPG

Mine in front, my buddy's in the back. My xt is raised so thats why it has a different angle. Still worked fine.
Nice bikes. What year are the bikes? Thump-On!!
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:08 AM   #1549
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Both 2003, love mine, but would trade my right nut for a) 10hp more or b) minus 30kg weight

Oh well....
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:32 AM   #1550
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Hi there, just a tip... I had one of those racks on the back of my XT, all good for lugging gear but off road whacked me arse on it .... not so good, it now lives under the bench!
I appreciate the help Roctheroc! I've been trying to buy the rack from him! (He's young and hopefully cares about his arse and will sell it to an old goat who's a dumb-arse.)

I was in Perth in April. What a sweet place! I liked the "little creatures" beverages.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:39 AM   #1551
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Just cut the "sissybar" pice of the rack, and or/ cut it down and weld it on, so it only sticks up an inch.

I have a simular rack, although not so suicidal, which i modded:

http://peecee.dk/uploads/022010/DSC000521.JPG

Mine in front, my buddy's in the back. My XT is raised so that's why it has a different angle. Still worked fine.
Jens,

You'd make a good bit of money if you came up with a rear and pannier rack for pre-'95 XT600's. I have a '94 and I can't seem to find a rack in the States. I'd build one myself but at some point in life you realize you're good at some things and not so good at others.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:20 PM   #1552
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Puke anyone else racing or considering racing the XT600?

A little background. I am prepping for a full season of racing the XT. The bike rides fairly well at Infineon in spite of the dumpy stock suspension. Seat time aside, I am constantly working on the bike to get performance up at its peak. It will never be a featherweight like modern 450 singles. But those bikes require a steeper maintenance cycle than mine, so the XT has an edge there.

Things I've done to modify handling:
  • lace Excel rims to allow 120/17 front and 150/17 rear tires
  • install Progressive fork springs which are barely stiffer than stock but brand new
  • raise forks in the triple clamps, to improve turn in and lower the bike's center of mass
  • upgrade to bigger (298mm) front brake rotor and braided stainless line
  • install clip on handlebars
Things I'd like to do, finance allowing:
  • install cartridge style fork emulators
  • install adjustable preload and dampening monoshock
  • weld up a bracket for rearsets
  • either (A) further upgrade to 320mm front rotor, or (B) upgrade from 2 to 4 piston caliper
Has anyone here raced this bike, or performed major braking and handling upgrades?
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:47 PM   #1553
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:22 AM   #1554
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I've "raced" a bit, in the dirt =) A couple of little enduros and stuff like that.

Stock suspension, but now added wilbers progresssive springs for the front fork, works much nicer. I really dont have any complaints for the rear shock, it does what it's supposed to. ine is tightened all the way up, with my 2 meters, i weigh around 110kg race ready.

Mad Monk: I really cant weld either. Have you cheked www.kedo.de for luggage systems? They tend to have a lot of stuff like that. They specialise in the xt500/600 series bikes.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:33 AM   #1555
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One Piece Aluminum Pannier Racks for '94 XT600

Fellow inmates,

I'm working on having a local metal working place make me a one piece, 1/4 inch aluminum, pannier rack for my '94 XT600. It serves as a top rack also. It has mounts that attach in eight places. (Once it gets made I'll post pics both installed and prior to installation). I intend to mount 3 pelican cases to it. Is there a demand for a rack like this out there? (I know I had trouble finding one in the states.) If so I may arrange to have several of these made to fill the demand out there. I still don't know the final cost but it's actually a simple a rugged design requiring 2 bends, 2 slots, 3 braces and a few adjustable hole slots. I think the cost will be less than anything out there and it will be very rugged, yet still light. Give me your thoughts!
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:35 AM   #1556
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Is spring here yet!?!

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Old 02-22-2010, 01:24 PM   #1557
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I've "raced" a bit, in the dirt =) A couple of little enduros and stuff like that.

Stock suspension, but now added wilbers progresssive springs for the front fork, works much nicer. I really dont have any complaints for the rear shock, it does what it's supposed to. ine is tightened all the way up, with my 2 meters, i weigh around 110kg race ready.
Nice. Not sure what year you have but my 92 doesn't have the external reservoir or dampening adjustability. But from what you've said it sounds like preload does help quite a bit. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:34 PM   #1558
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I appreciate the help Roctheroc! I've been trying to buy the rack from him! (He's young and hopefully cares about his arse and will sell it to an old goat who's a dumb-arse.)
Sorry to disappoint mate.
I'll see how it goes weather I cut it down or not. Still haven't taking it for a good spin yet.

Bloody rego!
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:15 PM   #1559
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Sorry to disappoint mate.
No disappointment here. You spurred me on to build this aluminum thing-a-ma-bob. I'll post pics when I get 'er built.
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:40 PM   #1560
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Whats did you use for extra padding & telephone book?

Mezo.
It looks silly I know but It cost me ten bucks to do & is comfy. That will do me.


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No disappointment here. You spurred me on to build this aluminum thing-a-ma-bob. I'll post pics when I get 'er built.
Tops Can't wait to see it.

I'm having trouble finding a bigger tank so was gonna use the rack on big trips to tie on a couple 5 liter Jerry's.
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