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Old 12-22-2007, 04:39 AM   #76
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I have a 1990 XT600E [USA] that I bought in 90 just wondering how many miles have most gotten on their motors before major engine work I have 15 K on mine trouble free ,for years I have been looking for a large gas tank with no luck in USA but now I see on this site that they are available here, but with this mileage the price on the tank , chains and sprockets maybe some carb work and unforseen repairs it gets pricey unless I can at least get another 15K plus out of the bike. At this point it runs great and uses not a bit of oil
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:03 AM   #77
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Maybe its the extra carb???

I dont know, really. i just love this bike.
The '86 XL600 is a dual carb as well.

Lookin' at all these XTs has got me inspired to get back to work on my '86 TT600.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:27 PM   #78
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i have a 91 xt600 whats the deal with that extra "carb"? or what ever that thing is?
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Old 12-28-2007, 01:38 AM   #79
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It acts like the secondary butterflies on a progressive car carb...DCD Weber for example.The diaphram operated secondary comes in at about 1/4 throttle.So the small primary carb works at slow speed,keeping air speed high for good fuel atomization.With a big carb,like 40mm or so on a big single,when the throttle is slammed open air speed practically stops,and the bike dies....so they need an accelerator pump to richen them up.Keeping the intake air speed up at low revs makes for a nice smooth running engine.The Yamaha set up works well,but the carbs are hard to extract to do any work on them.I reckon there is a lot of ham fisted attempts at carb repairs on these bikes by people who don't know how they work.....then they blame the set up.
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Old 12-28-2007, 01:09 PM   #80
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It acts like the secondary butterflies on a progressive car carb...DCD Weber for example.The diaphram operated secondary comes in at about 1/4 throttle.So the small primary carb works at slow speed,keeping air speed high for good fuel atomization.With a big carb,like 40mm or so on a big single,when the throttle is slammed open air speed practically stops,and the bike dies....so they need an accelerator pump to richen them up.Keeping the intake air speed up at low revs makes for a nice smooth running engine.The Yamaha set up works well,but the carbs are hard to extract to do any work on them.I reckon there is a lot of ham fisted attempts at carb repairs on these bikes by people who don't know how they work.....then they blame the set up.
Thank for the info, I haven’t ever seen anything quite like it. I just picked up the bike (90 xt600 2100 miles looks like new) it had been setting for about 4 years so I am cleaning the sludge out of the carbs
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:38 PM   #81
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My babies

My Yamahas XTs

The first one is an xt600 with the ultra rare DAKAR BELGARDA tank (just completed)




and my dutch special with the last BELGARDA dakar suit

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Old 12-30-2007, 10:47 AM   #82
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I the carbs are hard to extract to do any work on them.I reckon there is a lot of ham fisted attempts at carb repairs on these bikes by people who don't know how they work.....then they blame the set up.
remove, seat, sidepanels, snorkels, tank, battery box, undo rear brake fluid reservoir let it hang, and you vcam have these babies sat on your bench within 10 ( yes TEN) minutes of starting on the strip down. I have done mine probably 18 times in 1 weekend while re-jetting.....though I will admit to getting mighty peed off by time 15 or so!

if you cant get em off in 10 minutes your doing it wrong! and they go back so easy too, esp if you spray a little WD40 on the stubs.

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Old 12-30-2007, 01:15 PM   #83
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XT600E Cases

Any one have a set of XT600E cases in good shape they are willing to part with?
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:06 PM   #84
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Can I play too?

Several years back, my buddy's bike. Been in my garage for too long and I had a few barley samiches one night while poking around! The training wheels are WELDED to the axle. My buddy wasn't amused.





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Old 12-31-2007, 05:32 AM   #85
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Can I play too?

Several years back, my buddy's bike. Been in my garage for too long and I had a few barley samiches one night while poking around! The training wheels are WELDED to the axle. My buddy wasn't amused.





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Old 12-31-2007, 06:10 AM   #86
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Can I play too?

Several years back, my buddy's bike. Been in my garage for too long and I had a few barley samiches one night while poking around! The training wheels are WELDED to the axle. My buddy wasn't amused.





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Old 01-01-2008, 03:40 PM   #87
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we had them when i was in the Army here.
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:15 PM   #88
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Can I play too?

Several years back, my buddy's bike. Been in my garage for too long and I had a few barley samiches one night while poking around! The training wheels are WELDED to the axle. My buddy wasn't amused.





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thats evil! funny but evil
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:40 AM   #89
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Rear Shock for XT 600? 83-89 Model?

Anybody replace there rear shock? The good the bad?>????
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:32 PM   #90
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Anybody replace there rear shock? The good the bad?>????
Do you mean How easy was it? 20 mins! easy as falling on an XT!
with what did I replace it? Another Standard but NEWER shock I bought on Ebay.

Ohlins are EXPENSIVE but rebuildable, WP (White Power) are also expensive and also rebuildable.. if i had the Money WP..no Ohlins....no WP, wait Ohlins.er its such a hard decision! they are BOTH good!

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