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Old 12-31-2011, 04:00 AM   #3091
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I replaced my spring with the Hyperpro and was quite pleased. I did a 1600 mile offroad trip with camping & cooking luggage with this spring and it was great. The trip included some pretty nasty single track and it was fine. I have also spent some time on an MX track with this spring and only bottomed out while trying to clear a table top jump . This beats the heck out of the stock spring that bottomed out pretty easily. For reference, I weigh just over 200 pounds.
Hi, so you can spring only recommend to me. Only replace old spring to this HYPERPRO spring.
Is also tougher than the original?
And you had it on XT600, right. Is still on the machine or have her life at the end?
And what springs you have in front?

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Old 12-31-2011, 05:45 AM   #3092
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Hi, so you can spring only recommend to me. Only replace old spring to this HYPERPRO spring.
Is also tougher than the original?
And you had it on XT600, right. Is still on the machine or have her life at the end?
And what springs you have in front?
I would recommend this spring for a cheap shock upgrade. The cost of replacement shocks was simply too high for me. My biggest concern is that the shock is not rebuildable so when it fails, I will still end up replacing it. I paid $100 and got both the spring and a new bumper. The bike is a 1990 XT600E and the spring still works great. I have not changed the front springs, but they too appear to be "progressive" with tighter coils on one end. I would guess the previous owner had changed them and they have always been fine for me. If you search back in this forum you can find several posts including pictures I made about shock & spring options for this bike....I found two of them here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=2357

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=2548
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:11 AM   #3093
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sometimes, not allways..
its possible to lengthen the exsisting shock..

get someone with a lathe and build an extension..
but it doesnt works on all shocks.. I had mine rebuild/ refurbished with a harder spring, because my 3AJ has a extended rearswing and a set of 2 aluminium rear tanks..

feels pretty though.. see my rebuild thread on tenere.co.uk (patrick2wd)
or call a shock rebuilder (like I did) and ask fo a price..
I payed 180.- (1900 svkr) for my rebuild-refurbishing..

Good luck..
might go on a tour in Sverige in 2012 if my bike's finished..

hej do.
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:52 AM   #3094
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:26 AM   #3095
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:47 AM   #3096
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sometimes, not allways..
its possible to lengthen the exsisting shock..

get someone with a lathe and build an extension..
but it doesnt works on all shocks.. I had mine rebuild/ refurbished with a harder spring, because my 3AJ has a extended rearswing and a set of 2 aluminium rear tanks..

feels pretty though.. see my rebuild thread on tenere.co.uk (patrick2wd)
or call a shock rebuilder (like I did) and ask fo a price..
I payed 180.- (1900 svkr) for my rebuild-refurbishing..

Good luck..
might go on a tour in Sverige in 2012 if my bike's finished..

hej do.

I saw your rebuilding - it looks very good.
But I have a question:
a) the engine has enough power even after these modifications (how much the machine weighs now?) with a full tank so I guess around 200 kg + person.
b) Rear shock is sufficiently dimensioned?

I have some PICs of this motocycle

If you want.
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:52 AM   #3097
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Does anyone have info on replacing the muffler with a titanium gsxr muffler?

Happy New Year to the XT 600 fan club.

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Old 12-31-2011, 02:46 PM   #3098
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Does anyone have info on replacing the muffler with a titanium gsxr muffler?
Easy, see here. Mine's stainless, should be the same.

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Old 01-01-2012, 08:44 AM   #3099
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I saw your rebuilding - it looks very good.
But I have a question:
a) the engine has enough power even after these modifications (how much the machine weighs now?) with a full tank so I guess around 200 kg + person.
b) Rear shock is sufficiently dimensioned?

I have some PICs of this motocycle

If you want.
hej, bike is about +15 kgs (33lbs) heavier,
tank is about 9-isk kgs, protection about 6-ish.. soo not too bad.. well with exhaust ok +10kg.. still not too bad..
would love to get a tuned engine inthere.. (3TB) but work and hence funds are drying out..

rear shock is one with a external resevoire and heavier spring.. should be sufficient for the rebuild..
front end is altered too (ex CR500 usd) w/ heavier springs.
now looking at changing the cockpit, to get a more modern/ racing look.. similar to that image..

check progress on www.tenere.co.uk patrick's2wd 3AJ rebuild..

nice KTM btw.. yours?
might come over to Sverige to have tour in your great and beautifull country..
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:16 PM   #3100
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I have not changed the front springs, but they too appear to be "progressive" with tighter coils on one end. I would guess the previous owner had changed them and they have always been fine for me.

My 2003 xt600e had progressive srpings fromt he factory, but I still installed aftermakred wilbers springs. The new ones are stiffer and more progressive.

A cheap fix is to ad a spaccer on top of the stock springs to harden them up a bit.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:52 PM   #3101
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Happy new year to all XTer's around the globe...


There was an I Cycle ride this morning that I WAS going to attend since the weather has been so mild the last month until late last night. Then the snow and ice came. Couldn't risk crashing, very windy. Turned 40k on the odo on the last ride too.

Now back to the Racing section and watch the Dakar Rally...
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:38 AM   #3102
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Couldn't risk crashing, very windy.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:39 AM   #3103
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hej, bike is about +15 kgs (33lbs) heavier,
tank is about 9-isk kgs, protection about 6-ish.. soo not too bad.. well with exhaust ok +10kg.. still not too bad..
would love to get a tuned engine inthere.. (3TB) but work and hence funds are drying out..

rear shock is one with a external resevoire and heavier spring.. should be sufficient for the rebuild..
front end is altered too (ex CR500 usd) w/ heavier springs.
now looking at changing the cockpit, to get a more modern/ racing look.. similar to that image..

check progress on www.tenere.co.uk patrick's2wd 3AJ rebuild..

nice KTM btw.. yours?
might come over to Sverige to have tour in your great and beautifull country..
No it is not my KTM - I dont like KTM. I like east - JAPAN
When you're done with a new rear shock, please send me a photo.

Still think about WHAT = HYPERPRO or HAGON SHOCK !
Can not choose
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:14 AM   #3104
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No it is not my KTM - I dont like KTM. I like east - JAPAN
When you're done with a new rear shock, please send me a photo.

Still think about WHAT = HYPERPRO or HAGON SHOCK !
Can not choose
this is my rear shock;


harder spring, due to a longer rear swing and some extra tanks:


and I'd go for a hyperpro..
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:54 AM   #3105
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this is my rear shock;


harder spring, due to a longer rear swing and some extra tanks:


and I'd go for a hyperpro..
What is a mark of the spring? I do not see good label.
This is the original or any other.

Even check the inside of the shock and also probably going to HYPERPRO.
Still waiting for reply (the Netherlands (HYPERPRO)).
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