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Old 06-28-2011, 05:10 PM   #871
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shes a little dirty and i need a new tank bad... but i have done ALOT to this bike and i love this beast, but also if you guys can also help me with my past post still id appreciate it! thanks guys. lets see more pictures!
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:34 PM   #872
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I can see why you wanted the original light now, your bike is pretty original!
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:40 PM   #873
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I can see why you wanted the original light now, your bike is pretty original!


Ya I wanted to keep it mostly original. This winter I'm bead blasting most of the parts the frame and swing ARM then powder coating them. I'm also getting the cog lighter with RAM cell phone and gps mounting system in the dash and I also installed those bark busters I love how it looks. I broke my finger 2 weeks before I got it and I didnt even know i broke it ha. Very happy with this bike. But I really want to find a acerbis tank for it
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:37 AM   #874
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hey guys just blew out my5.10.18 cheng shin rear. i want to buy the desert racing tires front and rear for my bike.. but its a 140/80/18 and boy does it come come close.... does anyone know first hand if that tire isnt gonna fit? im at 5 1/2 inches with my cheng shin and it gives me 1 inch to work with on one side and like 3/8s maybe a little more on the other. the michelin desert rear "running" is aprox 6.14 inches and 5.59 sitting. i know it will be close but do you guys this ill be alright buying this tire???? and making it fit?!?!



http://www.michelinmotorcycle.com/pubs/fitment2011.pdf here is the sizing chart. my bikes at the shop so i cant measure the swing arm width. so if anyone feeling ambitious id sure appreciate if you took a quick measurement. thanks for the help!
Jim
Anyone find anything out?
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:47 AM   #875
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Theres a guy over on e-bay who selling a plastic tank for your XT 550. Its a clark unit. Check it out. ED
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:46 PM   #876
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Theres a guy over on e-bay who selling a plastic tank for your XT 550. Its a clark unit. Check it out. ED
thanks big ed! i was bidding on it, and they got it last second... i was at the farm with no reception... i usually stay pretty up to date with ebay with my phone so i can score those hard to get parts.. but i lost this time unfortunately !
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:55 PM   #877
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thanks big ed! i was bidding on it, and they got it last second... i was at the farm with no reception... i usually stay pretty up to date with ebay with my phone so i can score those hard to get parts.. but i lost this time unfortunately !
Keep looking, more will come up. ED
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:02 AM   #878
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Some Random pics from some riding out west of where i am working....
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:08 AM   #881
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:42 PM   #882
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Is that a XT 600 front end?
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:40 PM   #883
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Is that a XT 600 front end?
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Any XT 550 riding?? Or is it to HOT??
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Old 07-19-2011, 04:15 PM   #884
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:26 PM   #885
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Xt550 - sr500

G'day,
first post here in the 550 section.
I'm looking at an XT550 locally, with one owner 27,000kms on it.
Still angry at myself for passing up a couple of bargain xt500's and an xt600 tenere before their prices went through the roof here in Aust.

I have an SR500 also, so am familiar with yam 500 thumpers. The question I have though is, other than the stock tank, and big dakar style tanks, has anyone come across something pretty without a custom job?

I think the answer is "no"?

I have a spare SR500 tank lying around, which would clear the frame tube, but the mount would be too far back I think. I have a couple of spare AG100 tanks that could be spliced maybe, but wouldn't hold much.

Any ideas appreciated,

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