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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Zahnarzt, Mar 29, 2011.
my friendly bike dealer is going to put the pdf on a flash drive for me ,thanks anyway
I had a lot of misfire at idle and decided to take a look at the intake manifold for leaks. I found that the rubber O rings were worn out and letting air through. Runs perfect now.
Nice photo!! Street Legal??? ED
Thanks. yes, it was registered when it was possible to install the Baja Designs kit and make it street legal here in California.
Add some bags and get out there!! ED
Me piloting a Yamaha TT600E Belgarda off a dune; Simpson Desert, western Qld Australia, 1995.
they are big girls, but they like to get airborne too.
It flew okay... but with the shorter stroke front and rear suspension (240mm ?? IIRC ?) it was a bit harsh on the bigger landings though... It cased pretty hard a couple of times while we were clowning around and made some rather loud "clunks" at the rear... so after half a dozen or so launches for the cameramans benefit, we decided to ease off on the aerobatic stuff, for fear of snapping a linkage or stuffing a shock (we were a long way from nowhere).
As I recall I preferred the forks and rear shock on the S model TT600 Belgarda, that we had along on the ride as well (300mm travel front and back... and a better action to boot)... but the "S" only had a kick starter. Ideally we would have thought the ultimate combination was the E model el-start motor in the S model longer travel chassis... Both were great bikes though... pity that Yamaha... like the rest of the japanese manufacturers, has decided to stop producing bikes for this niche in the market.
nice to see a TT 600 thread!!!
I just finished the restoration of mine:
PS.: read the text below the film... there is a link to the restauration...
She is a 1997 Belgarda, (formaly pink and purple)
Tho iv upgraded to a DR650se, this has been the BEST bike iv ever owned for propper single trail bush camping,
I hafta sell her now, unless i can convince the missus we ( I mean the whole family ) NEED a street tracker, she would be a great project.( I think)
I got a chance to go through the TT this week. Some minor damage fixed and regular maintenence. The bike started right up on the forth kick with gas that only God knows is how old. Installed new Unicross tires, brush guards, grips, lubed cables, changed oil and filter, and set float bowl level. Waitng for sprockets, chain, and rollers to be delivered.
I need to get it ready to be plated which will be a lot more work. I love this bike!
Looking good Mike! Is that a Progressive Suspension spring on your shock?
I bought that spring in 1985 and have no idea where I got it. I don't remember it being that color. I put heavier fork springs in also. I sold the bike to a relative in 1997 and just got it back last summer. The bike was set up for riding the desert back in those days.
I bought a XR650L back in 2004 and it is a dog compared to the TT. I am glad I only have to put a brake light switch, horn, battery and a mirror to plate this in Colorado. I should have it done long before the snow melts. As soon as it is ready I am heading to NM or Arizona.
Can anyone tell me what mpg I should expect? I very seldom rode it more than in 60 mile loops, and have no idea what it gets.
Nice find!! You can upgrade your front forks to a disc brake, with a front end off a YZ 250 86 or a yz 490. Easy to do. I have a KX 250 front end on my bike. Stops good!!! Was 43mm and slide right in!! Have Fun!!! Not sure how far you can go on the stock tank?? I have got 60-80 miles on my tank. All enduro type riding. BIG ED XT&TT 600 FAN!!
I was aware of changing the front forks thanks to posts here at ADV. I rode the bike 13 years and never had a problem with the front brake. I am going to put some miles on it before I decide if I want to make the switch. The drum takes more pull but I was able to lock it up if needed.
80 miles on a tank is not going to cut it. I will need to see what can be done to fit a larger tank on the bike. I am sure I will need to do some welding to adapt a larger tank but this is not a problem, if I can find something that will fit. I have not seen a postinng where someone has fit a larger tank on the 1984 TT600.
Acerbis made a 20 Liter Tank. If that will not be enough... have a look at my restauration in an other forum.
In the text below this film is a linky.
PS.: Ahhh rats! I forgot you didn´t get the XT 600 Z to the US and A.