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Old 05-01-2009, 06:45 AM   #796
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i'm posting for a friend of mine who just bought a 1990 xt600. he's looking for some soft luggage, but is wondering how to mount it and not melt the stuff on the supertrapp exhaust. also wondering about general mounting issues. is the luggage going to flop all over the place if he can't find a rack system?
I have a chrome rear fender rack that came with my '83 TT that I'm not using, if that's what he's wanting.
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Old 05-01-2009, 03:30 PM   #797
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Those headers look nice Jens,I'd like some for my XT but all my moneys gone into a new gearbox,rebore,clutch,frame powder coating, and a lot of other stuff!
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:51 PM   #798
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XT 600e oil capacity

Hi, can anyone help with total engine oil capacity for 1990 xt 600e.

thanks
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:44 PM   #799
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XT600 oil capacity

The manual for my '95 XT600E shows:

Periodic oil change 2.7 L (2.4 Imperial quart, 2.9 US qt.)

With oil filter replacement 2.8 L (2.5 Imperial quart, 3.0 US qt.)

Total amount 3.3 L (2.9 Imperial quart, 3.5 US qt.
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:17 PM   #800
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Oil capacity

Thanks for the info thinairflyer, I'm sure the 95 engine is same as the 90

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Old 05-02-2009, 08:48 AM   #801
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I read over on ThumperTalk that a guy installed a FMF Honda XR600 exhaust system on a TT/XT 600. Does anyone know if that really works? I'm wanting a 'race' system for my TT.
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:21 PM   #802
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XTZ550 Transformaton has Begun.

The transformation has begun,
I got a shock off a YZ465, and it now lives on the XT550.
I'll call it the XTZ550 when the transformation is complete.
The back is now 3 inches higher, the rear suspension now has a good feel. I took it around the field today in the rain and gave it some air to get a feel for it. No more rough landings on the rear.
Before:

After:


The front end is going to be more complicated but its a start.
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:04 PM   #803
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[quote=Zecatfish]The transformation has begun,
I got a shock off a YZ465, and it now lives on the XT550.
I'll call it the XTZ550 when the transformation is complete.
The back is now 3 inches higher, the rear suspension now has a good feel. I took it around the field today in the rain and gave it some air to get a feel for it. No more rough landings on the rear.
Before:

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The front end is going to be more complicated but its a start. [/quote
Looks good! I have a Yz 250 swingarm for your bike, yours for $50.00.
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:31 AM   #804
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Hello all

I have recently purchased a (dare I say it) Supermoto XT600 (pictured below), with the idea of reforming this urban hooligan into an ADV bike. It's going to take me a while and I may need to consult you guys, but I am hoping to have her ready for a big trip in about a years time.



I have so far replaced the oil filter, oil, s plug and removed the exhaust (that had completely corroded), this has exhausted my knowledge and now I have a question about silencers, mufflers, cans or whatever they are to be known as. The carbon Micron exhaust in the picture fell to pieces on the 130 mile ride home, now I am looking for a new one and have to keep costs as low as possible. Not a great combination....

Anyway here's the question; I have been scouring ebay and was wondering if it would be possible to fit an exhaust that is intended for a different bike, i.e. one of these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HINDLE-OVAL-RA...A1%7C294%3A200

I spoke to a guy in my local shop and he started talking about back pressures, that was where he lost me...

I'll be grateful for any advice offered...and for those of you that are still buying a 5 xt service manual off of some dodgy geezer over the interweb, it is available for free here http://www.xt600e.co.uk/

P.S. I know Josh from Iowa has already pointed this out but I thought i'd say it again.

P.P.S. Thanks Josh
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:07 AM   #805
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Looks good! I have a Yz 250 swingarm for your bike, yours for $50.00.
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Thanks for the offer but its not required. the stock swingarm is fine. If you was going to MX the thing then I could see the reason for the YZ part.

I also found a pic where someone have hacked a CR500 wheel and disc brake to an XT550 with stock swingarm. So thats why I'm keeping the swingarm.

Frontend is going to be Marzocchi Shivers, CR triple clamp and prolly an XR or XL front wheel to retain the speedo drive.

The YZ shock is a big so far.
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:30 PM   #806
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That looks awasome, can you please upload or link to a bigger picture?

I would use the correct exhaust.

I bought a laser pro duro used from ebay, looks cool imo and has great sound. Doesn't sound like much when you cruise, but when you open it up it goes "whooooooop"
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:14 PM   #807
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[quote=Zecatfish]Thanks for the offer but its not required. the stock swingarm is fine. If you was going to MX the thing then I could see the reason for the YZ part.

I also found a pic where someone have hacked a CR500 wheel and disc brake to an XT550 with stock swingarm. So thats why I'm keeping the swingarm.

Frontend is going to be Marzocchi Shivers, CR triple clamp and prolly an XR or XL front wheel to retain the speedo drive.

The YZ shock is a big so far.[/quot
Go to the Bike Picture page and look up yamaha XT 550 On the first page theres a XT550 with Upside down forks, and a rear disc brake on a stock XT 550 swingarm.
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:48 PM   #808
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Hey fallas.

I've added following to my 2003 xt600, and want to hear you're oppiniun about rejetting:

Kedo stainsless header, in larger diameter
Laser pro duro exhaust
Kedo powersieft (removed top of airbox and added a colander)
Pipercross foam airfilter.

The stock jets is 130 in main, and 120 in secondary, 46 idlescrew.

My plan is to raise both needles one noth, an go op from 130/120 jets, to 140/130.

Any 1st hand experience with this? Genereal oppiniuns and such are equally welcomed.

Thx a ton.
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:01 PM   #809
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Hey fallas.

I've added following to my 2003 xt600, and want to hear you're oppiniun about rejetting:

Kedo stainsless header, in larger diameter
Laser pro duro exhaust
Kedo powersieft (removed top of airbox and added a colander)
Pipercross foam airfilter.

The stock jets is 130 in main, and 120 in secondary, 46 idlescrew.

My plan is to raise both needles one noth, an go op from 130/120 jets, to 140/130.

Any 1st hand experience with this? Genereal oppiniuns and such are equally welcomed.

Thx a ton.
You really need to start with a new spark plug.
Start it run it WIDE OPEN 3rd gear redline for a bit, 1/4, 1/2 mile. Now shut it off without closing the throttle. Coast to a stop and pull the plug and READ it for rich or lean. Then you won't be guessing.

I got an XT600 carb on my XT550 and jetting is pretty close with it.
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:30 AM   #810
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If i do a redline in third, i wouldn't need to give full throttle to get it up there, so i wont open fully up for the main jet would i? or what?

Wouldn't a freewayrun i 5th gear with full throttle be better?

I've done it mid range, and the sparky was a little bright, hence the idea of raising the needles.

But thx, keep em' coming.
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