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Old 03-08-2010, 12:22 PM   #1576
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Hi all the XT Gurus, What is the airpressure to be on front forks and is it true that the air should only be supplied with a handpump. Thanks for all the good reading.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:49 PM   #1577
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Hi all the XT Gurus, What is the airpressure to be on front forks and is it true that the air should only be supplied with a handpump. Thanks for all the good reading.
Standard air pressure:
0kPa (0 kg/cm2 , 0 psi)
Maximum air pressure:
100kPa (1.0 kg/cm2 , 14.2 psi)

This is from XT600 '89 owner's manual.
To increase use an air pump or pressuarized air supply.
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:27 PM   #1578
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Got a ride in last week. 45 degrees F tops. Still had a great ride, went about 100 miles. Just planned on riding to the DMV and renewing tabs. The Tourmaster jacket I bought last summer is F'n sweet!

I had an issue with my decomp, but I found the nut that holds it in place came loose. So I put a lockwasher on it. 34k miles! Hopefully I will be the first with 50k on the old dog...
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:22 PM   #1579
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I actually got to go for a nice little ride the other day too, it was above zero up here so I thought what the hell!

Also found out my oil isnt flowing through the tank, so it looks like im going to pull the clutch and check the oil pump.

What do you guys use for a clutch tool, for those of you guys who has not bought one?
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:47 PM   #1580
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Sold my VStrom and bought XT600

I sold my 04 DL650 Vstrom Friday night and tonight I came home with a 1989 XT600 with 5200 miles on it. I live in the desert and my VStrom always made me feel a little guilty when I went down in soft sand. I put 45K on it on the street though. I wanted something I could play with so I bought this old beasty. It only has 5k miles on it. I rode it tonight but I havent really had a chance to check it out thoroughly yet. I love this forum so I will be checking it out to see what I should be looking for to avoid problems.
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:35 AM   #1581
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What do you guys use for a clutch tool, for those of you guys who has not bought one?
Air impact wrench is what I use. Do you need to remove the basket to inspect the oil pump?
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:11 PM   #1582
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Can't remove the cylinder ??!!

I'm having trouble getting the cylinder to slide off. I've removed 2 bolts from left side and 2 nuts from the right side. Repeated rubber mallet beating doesn't seem to help.

Any suggestions?
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:07 PM   #1583
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I'm having trouble getting the cylinder to slide off.

At the risk of looking stupid, I didn't see the 2 hidden "special" nuts. Removed them and the cylinder slid right off!

Oh, well. Now I know. I only broke off one fin beating the time out of the cylinder trying to get it off.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:11 PM   #1584
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At the risk of looking stupid, I didn't see the 2 hidden "special" nuts. Removed them and the cylinder slid right off!

Oh, well. Now I know. I only broke off one fin beating the time out of the cylinder trying to get it off.
At least they weren't the mini bolts on the timing side that you missed. That would have left your scrwdrz!
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:02 PM   #1585
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Air impact wrench is what I use. Do you need to remove the basket to inspect the oil pump?
Im not sure what you call a basket...

Ive never really worked on this xt before, most of my experience has been with old 2 stroke bikes!

If an impact works though, that will be great!
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:31 PM   #1586
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Everything old is new again ...

Maybe I should have posted this makeover in this thread. But for those XT lovers who missed it, it's here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=556824

Pretty damn happy with it, I have to say!
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:13 AM   #1587
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Question Super Ténéré front-end on a XT600 Ténéré?

Hi,

I have just joined the forum, although I have owned my '88 XT600Z-3AJ Ténéré since 2002.

Does anybody have experience of putting a XTZ750 Super Ténéré front-end on a XT600 Ténéré?

I would like to "beef-up" the front-end, and the "super-10" 43mm forks and improved braking would appear to be a good way to go (for my mainly road riding)?

I was wondering whether the triple-trees/yokes would fit the headstock without modifying the stem? The top and bottom headstock bearings look to be the same, but I don't know about the stem length?

Fyi, I was thinking of retaining a WM1/1.60 XT600Z front rim size, rather than using the wider WM2/1.85 rim size of the XTZ750. Effectively lacing a XT600Z rim to the XTZ750 hub, to keep the same balance/handling.

I would appreciate any feedback & information. (Fyi, I did try a couple of searches first, "unsuccessfully"). Thanks.

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Old 03-10-2010, 05:29 AM   #1588
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At the risk of looking stupid, I didn't see the 2 hidden "special" nuts. Removed them and the cylinder slid right off!

Oh, well. Now I know. I only broke off one fin beating the time out of the cylinder trying to get it off.
Found them the hard way eh?

I was going to remove the studs from my cylinder head to surface it but damn, they were welded in. Steel studs into aluminum heads for 25 years without any antiseize? I may have been able to heat the head and double nut the stud, but $5 bucks the stud will twist off right at the head.

From what I've learned over the years if something isn't coming off like it should, you have to step away and re think things or usually you end up doing more harm than good. What's worse if some one is rushing you and you F up a part when you should have F'd up the ahole who was on you to get it done in a hurry.

Murphys law me thinks about the worst possible thing can and will happen.
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:43 AM   #1589
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Just an FYI, I have one of my XTs in the flea market.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:28 PM   #1590
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Does anyone have oil cooler suggestions? Do these bikes really benefit from one?
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