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Old 09-15-2010, 08:26 PM   #1591
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Anyone ever find a rear shock from another bike that would bolt up? I know nails1 was testing some out a few posts back.
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:50 AM   #1592
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:01 AM   #1593
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:36 AM   #1594
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Anyone ever find a rear shock from another bike that would bolt up? I know nails1 was testing some out a few posts back.
Nope, I was just talking. Haven't done anything with my XT (including ride it) all summer -- trying to build a workshop.

At this rate, I'll get back to the XT after I'm dead.

(If it's that hard to find a rear shock, maybe look for a whole swingarm/shock?)
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:09 AM   #1595
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I ebayed a rear shock off an 86 yz125. I'm guessing it's too long, but I'll report when it comes in.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:18 AM   #1596
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If it's that hard to find a rear shock, maybe look for a whole swingarm/shock?
That was my thought (which I will never get around to doing).

Pick up a TT350 shock/swing arm/linkage and try that. I'd also need the TT Triple clamp so I could fit a better set of forks in it.
Not that I want to discourage anyone from trying, but I abandoned the idea. By the time I buy the parts and spend who knows how much time on it I'd still have a 20 year old bike with mediocre suspension. Also, the lack of any kind of lower frame concerns me. Better suspension might be able to take a bigger hit, but can the frame? I don't plan on ever selling my XT, but I think I'd be better off dumping money into a more modern bike that I can get aftermarket parts for.

Now if someone found a shock that would fit in the stock setup(with a few mods) that was better or at least rebuild-able, I'd be all over that.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:53 AM   #1597
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Pick up a TT350 shock/swing arm/linkage and try that. I'd also need the TT Triple clamp so I could fit a better set of forks in it.
I suspect that we may be able to do better than TT parts.
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:22 PM   #1598
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Now if someone found a shock that would fit in the stock setup(with a few mods) that was better or at least rebuild-able, I'd be all over that.
Can't remember where, but I remember very well someone told a XT600 rear shock fits in the XT350 frame; it was a little bit longer, but it fits. There is some recent movement in eBay as well about rear shocks for the XT350; expensive, but there is something.

BTW, I just received my pair of Wilbers progresive springs for the front suspension. I will report how it does when I had a chance to mount it.

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Old 09-16-2010, 02:34 PM   #1599
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look here: http://xt350.de/rahmen.php?seite=artikel/federbein
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:37 PM   #1600
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:10 PM   #1601
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So the XT600 rear will fit the XT350 Thats something to look into. I see a difference in the spring. Wonder if the shock/valving is different?

I wish I could read German. I could make out a few words, just enough to get an idea of what he did just not the details. But it seems he used an XT600 shock and the 350 link. I think anyway.

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Old 09-16-2010, 06:31 PM   #1602
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where does that go???



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Darned if I know...lol

Still waiting for parts that I have ordered. But I did buy it as a winter project. Hoping to have it done in time to ride some ice.

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Old 09-16-2010, 07:38 PM   #1603
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fork spacer length

So i want to add more preload to my forks (stock springs), what is the maximum safe length I can make a spacer to fit in there? Too long and the springs will fully compress and i could lose travel, right?
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:22 PM   #1604
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Compression Test

When you test the compression on the XT, should the decompression cable be disconnected from the kick start?

I ran the test exactly as described in Clymer. My results were way below what Clymer suggests are appropriate, but I'm using the kickstart to turn the engine so the decompression is opening up. The numbers could be adjusted for this consideration, in which case I have a valve seal problem.

My pressure hit around 90psi. Clymer says 128psi minimum and should be closer to 150psi I think.
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:55 PM   #1605
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Very unlikely anyone will stock the boots. Just order them.
It could have been a stuck float or if the boots were leaking bad enough you may not have had enough vacuum the suck the gas out of the bowl.

A good clean carb, new boots and air filter and you should be all set.

I would suggest buying some new fuel line and vent hose as they are also likely dry rotted and won't last very long. Get twice as much as you think you need. It never seems to go as far as you think. A piece of vent line will work for the piece that came apart that goes between carbs.


Sounds like the bike is due for a good going through.
Cleaned the carb the best i could. Put on the new boots and it fired right up

Now i got a slight fuel leak out of the bowl on the carb. I must not have tighened the screws down enough. Is there supose to be a gasket of some sort there?
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