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Old 12-14-2012, 07:58 PM   #3826
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I believe the XT600 has one of the easiest to kickstart engine of all bikes.

With properly working automatic decompression, the XT600 engine should be able to be started (using the proper technique) almost effortlessly.

If you ned to use strength to start the engine, then something is wrong or you are doing something wrong.
Today I cranked the kicker over by hand while looking at the lever on the head connected to the cable. As I "kick" it over by hand, the cable isn't moving. I haven't verified whether the cable inside is intact or broken, but I am now also wondering what is going on inside the little panel where the cable connects at the bottom near the kickstarter. On other similar bikes there is a lever and cable mount outside the engine. So does anyone have a diagram of the lower part before I get inside of it? Thanks, you guys rule. Looking forward to having this worked out, if I keep it up, I'll be scheduled for knee replacement in my 50's. Already gets it sore in the knee joint sometimes, this is my all-day everyday ride.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:14 AM   #3827
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I believe the XT600 has one of the easiest to kickstart engine of all bikes.

With properly working automatic decompression, the XT600 engine should be able to be started (using the proper technique) almost effortlessly.

If you ned to use strength to start the engine, then something is wrong or you are doing something wrong.
I weigh about 220# I have to stand on my lever to initiate the kick . no way from a sitting position
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:58 AM   #3828
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Today I cranked the kicker over by hand while looking at the lever on the head connected to the cable. As I "kick" it over by hand, the cable isn't moving. I haven't verified whether the cable inside is intact or broken, but I am now also wondering what is going on inside the little panel where the cable connects at the bottom near the kickstarter. On other similar bikes there is a lever and cable mount outside the engine. So does anyone have a diagram of the lower part before I get inside of it? Thanks, you guys rule. Looking forward to having this worked out, if I keep it up, I'll be scheduled for knee replacement in my 50's. Already gets it sore in the knee joint sometimes, this is my all-day everyday ride.
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I weigh about 220# I have to stand on my lever to initiate the kick . no way from a sitting position

Thats all wrong. When the compression release is working OK, the you can "kick" by hand (dont do it though)

Zombie_Stomp, you can also search for a workshop manual for the XT550. You should find it easy enough on the internet. It has the "same" (almonst) engine.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:31 PM   #3829
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OK. Today I pulled on the bottom of the cable and the housing just came right out of the hole with no cable inside. That means the cable is totally broken. Sounds like the last guy to comment about his weight being needed has the exact same problem. The PO of this bike broke his cable too at one point since his parts box had the broken cable in it. So my next question is, WHERE DO I FIND A CHEAP REPLACEMENT? Thanks. Zombie out.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:36 AM   #3830
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Look on Ebay, or kedo or wemoto are good sites also
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:32 PM   #3831
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So my '84 has a DG exhaust with a supertrapp end. It's a bit rusty and kind of loud but no holes and it's solid for the most part. But, I'd like to replace it with a stock exhaust. If anyone has one sitting around gathering dust, let me know if you'd like to get a few bucks in exchange for it.

Nice new spokes:



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And..what it looked like earlier today:

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Old 12-20-2012, 06:00 PM   #3832
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Iffn any of you guys want to buy my 1985 XT 600 red and white up here in MN let me know. I have to thin the herd. It's worn out and works but I don't plan on using it too much anymore. Any reasonable offers accepted. Not listed anywhere else but here.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:16 AM   #3833
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Hey guys, Anyone know of a choke that will fix a 89 xt600 that is manuel? Im done messing with the cable and have always preferred a manual choke anyways? Any ideas?
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:48 AM   #3834
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my 2003 xt600e had a choke-knob on the carb itself, yamaha often reuse parts, so perhaps it will fit?
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:16 AM   #3835
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my 2003 xt600e had a choke-knob on the carb itself, yamaha often reuse parts, so perhaps it will fit?
Ive tried looking but no website lists a 2003 XT600 for there OEM parts, the last year most sites list the XT600 is 89 i think. Any ideas?
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:49 PM   #3836
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Hello fellow XT enthusiasts, showin off my bike got this year. -Nathan

Ps. is this bike a 43f? I think I saw that under the seat.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:00 AM   #3837
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Yamaha Official Parts list

The XT wasn't imported into the USA after the early 90's and therefore all the sites in the US offering Parts Fiches do not go later than this. If you have a European XT (last manufactured in 2002 - Yes, I have a 2003 registered one) the go to http://www.yamaha-motor.eu/uk/inform...catalogue.aspx
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:55 AM   #3838
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Anyone know of a choke that will fix a 89 xt600 that is manuel?
I'm using a carb from a TT600 (59x type) and planted my existing XT600 choke in it. So TT600 choke has to work.

As far as I can tell carbs of XT600 (43f and 49r) and TT600 (59x) are identical, although jetting might be different.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:25 AM   #3839
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Ive tried looking but no website lists a 2003 XT600 for there OEM parts, the last year most sites list the XT600 is 89 i think. Any ideas?
Looks like part no. 49 here:

http://www.boats.net/parts/search/Ya...TOR/parts.html
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:07 AM   #3840
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Ok sweet, thanks guys. Do different chokes affect the bike in different ways? for instance an old dirtbike choke that would screw in but looks different then the stock, would that would also?
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