The TT600 Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Zahnarzt, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. brucifer

    brucifer Long timer

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    Same here. Never had to "clutch it" to get the front up, just throttle and a yank on the bars.
    I used to be able to pull my old '82 XR500 up in 1st or 2nd and go through the gears to 5th until I ran out of power or space. Always used the clutch when shifting.
    Unfortunately age has caught up with me somewhat and I'm not nearly the long distance wheelier I once was, and I don't use the clutch anymore with the wheel in the air--- I might fall off the back of the bike. :lol3
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  2. Fantuzzi

    Fantuzzi Been here awhile

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    Today I managed to get myself another set of wheels for my beloved TT600R.
    The rear wheel is a TT600RE unit with a damped rim. I think cush drive is the proper term. Luckily these wheels were fairly cheap, even if they are worth its weight in gold here.

    With the cush drive I expect a long happy relationship with my gearbox.

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  3. dvgonzo

    dvgonzo Been here awhile

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    Kelly_O:

    YEP! Lugging ANY motor is hard on them, in ANY gear...IMO anyway.

    Brucifier:

    I can rrelate to the age thing but I STILL like to "get it up" once in a while! HEY! On a bike...get yer mind outa the gutter!:rofl

    Fantuzzi:

    Ohhhh baby! Cush drive on a TT....Man that will be sweet!
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  4. Zahnarzt

    Zahnarzt Been here awhile

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    Ok,
    So I have a plan to rewind the stator on my TT and light up with a 12V system.
    I have the electronics figured out and pretty much know which components I am going to use.

    1. remove old lighting coils from stator - leave ignition coils alone.
    2. rewing with smaller gauge wire, and fill the empty poles - more coils = more juice:evil
    3. I will use a R/R from an xt225, which happens to be cheap and availible

    If it works, the output won't be massive, but it will be 12V and enough to power lights and blinkers.
    So here it where I need some help.
    I don't want to butcher my stock stator if in fact I am really a retartd and it doesn't work:D

    So does anyone have a stator that has the lighting circuit fried they would loan me?
    I will pay shipping and if it works I'll ship it back to you - with the coils in place:wink:

    Oh and the inevitable question - Why not just use an XT stator - Well, I think I want to leave the ignition circuit alone for now. My CDI is working fine and I don't want to stir up that hornets nest.

    Thanks
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  5. dvgonzo

    dvgonzo Been here awhile

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    Zahnartz,

    You might be able to find one at a junkyard. I used to buy quite a few pieces from one out of Michigan. They were huge although I cannot remember their name, they sold me a lot of parts about 10-15 years or so ago when I was re-building an old bike.

    Had great prices too!
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  6. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    Just have to ask, Hows that 621 kit? Harder to kick? High test gas?? Do you have to get the cases "Bore"??? Stock cam? Any head work? Thanks ED:evil:evil:evil:evil:evil:evil
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  7. dnnyrckts

    dnnyrckts n00b

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    I don't remember the original setup, but seems like there were 4 poles that were wound (1 ignition and 3 lighting) an 2 unwound. I sent the stator to Gary at Custom re-wind in Birmingham, AL and told him what I wanted to do. He said that no matter how it's wound the voltage would vary up and down with engine revs, just need enough winding to produce at least 12 v at idle. By adding the 2 poles to the lighting system, he felt that would be plenty.
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  8. brucifer

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    Hi Ed.
    This is from one of my previous posts.

    "The other mods to this bike are a 621cc JE piston, Web motocross grind camshaft with matching valve springs, ported head by Baisley Performance and the Cobra slip-on.
    Unfortunately as I was buttoning up this installation, I noticed the main bearings had some play. So, it will have to be torn back down all the way and new mains installed.... I have really been dragging my feet on this."

    I have the kickstart activated decomp hooked up so kicking it isn't any more difficult.
    I don't know if I'll have to use race gas or not. I only have 30 minutes or so run time on it and have not twisted the loud handle very far yet.
    Didn't have to bore the cases.

    Here's a few pics of the install.
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    As you can see, I'm not a detailed picture taker when I'm working. :D
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  9. fabspec

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    Howdy Folks

    I bought my '84 TT600 in late '83. It's been sitting for a while and high time to resurrect the beast. I'm specifically looking for plastic - the fenders are toast and the tank is pitifully gas stained. What are you guys doing for replacement parts?:ear

    Thanks

    Fabspec
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  10. MotoMind

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    My TT600 motor ran perfectly with an XT600 rotor, stator, and CDI. Not sure why you call it a hornet's nest.
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  11. wiggywildwildwest

    wiggywildwildwest cranky bugger

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    with a little soldering, you can use the xt stator with the tt rotor. the pickup coil is slightly different due to the smaller od on the tt flywheel. if you swap the tt's pickup onto the xt stator it'll work fine.
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  12. MotoMind

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    I seem to recall the TT rotor being lighter, there is some chance that it has weaker magnets than the XT rotor, meaning less juice.
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  13. wiggywildwildwest

    wiggywildwildwest cranky bugger

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    i had a bit of a look at them, and the inside is the same. it just has 3 or so mm less steel on the outside. mine uses the xt's reg/rec and 2 phase stator and it runs a 60w halogen bulb just like the xt did.

    a heavier flywheel helps you stall a bit less i suppose. someone who knows more might chime in, but the lighter flywheel in my case was no detriment.
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  14. Fantuzzi

    Fantuzzi Been here awhile

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    I tested the cush drive rear wheel today and I'm absolutely amazed. Smooth operator. :clap

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  15. Kelly_O

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    I've only put a few hours on my recently purchased '84 TT600. I opened the air filter box and was shocked to see what the PO had done. The air cleaner was being held in place by the wing nut on the right side cover, and nothing else. The filter is an "old" K&N and I don't like the looks of it. I have ordered a new UNI filter for her but need the inner and outer cage, and any additional hardware that needs to be there. Does anyone have these spares, and would you consider selling them to me? Thank You, Kelly.
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  16. dvgonzo

    dvgonzo Been here awhile

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    Ohhhh baby! Cush drive on a TT....Man that IS sweet! :thumb
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  17. Kelly_O

    Kelly_O Been here awhile

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    No one has a parts bike and wants to sell the air filter cage? Kelly.
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  18. Zahnarzt

    Zahnarzt Been here awhile

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    Kelly,

    I know I have an airbox... I can't remember if it has a cage or not. I will check when I get home.
    If it's there it's yours.

    Z
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  19. Kelly_O

    Kelly_O Been here awhile

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    Thank You very much! I'm starting to stress over it. It's been a long cool spring and we're finally expecting good weather. If I don't find one soon I'll have to resort to my engineering skills. I shudder to think... Kelly.
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  20. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    Do you find your part for your airbox?? ED:evil:evil:evil:evil:evil
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