The XT550 Thread: Info, Stories and Mods Inside!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by XTwarrior, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. G600

    G600 Been here awhile

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    Now that is nice:clap. Any chance of this working with the stock rear shock?
  2. sharkeysmachines

    sharkeysmachines HusqvaYama XTC 550

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    I think the best word that can be used for your question is NOTTA' - sorry:1drink
  3. xlv

    xlv Been here awhile

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    Looks real good sharkey :clap
  4. jimmybeam

    jimmybeam Adventu-farmer...

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    thanks, tell you the truth, this tire keeps me upright no matter how hard i ride it on the trails... but i wont go with this tire next time because it follows cracks in the road BAD, hard to ride on pavement but i do it anyways, alot of getting used to.. that middle tread is a pain. other than that. i maxed the rear tire out, rubbed for a week, then disappeared! haha
  5. jimmybeam

    jimmybeam Adventu-farmer...

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    Sharky, your ingenuity has blown me away. leaving me sitting at the edge of the couch studying the pictures. unreal. cant wait to see this thing put together, you will have to send us a link to a video of it running when you get to that point!
    :freaky:freaky:freaky
  6. sharkeysmachines

    sharkeysmachines HusqvaYama XTC 550

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    Oh man - I sure hope it runs too! Here is what I did lately. I'm hoping to have the wheels mounted by weekends end, although it is Saint Patties Day Sunday:1drink:1drink:1drink:1drink:1drink:1drink:1drink:1drink:1drink:1drink
    <a href="http://s1306.beta.photobucket.com/user/sharkeysmachines/media/Shockrht_zpsd7b4ccf7.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s573/sharkeysmachines/Shockrht_zpsd7b4ccf7.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo Shockrht_zpsd7b4ccf7.jpg"/></a><a href="http://s1306.beta.photobucket.com/user/sharkeysmachines/media/Shocksrear_zps8270c374.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s573/sharkeysmachines/Shocksrear_zps8270c374.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo Shocksrear_zps8270c374.jpg"/></a><a href="http://s1306.beta.photobucket.com/user/sharkeysmachines/media/Forkbefore2_zpsd32024a5.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s573/sharkeysmachines/Forkbefore2_zpsd32024a5.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo Forkbefore2_zpsd32024a5.jpg"/></a>
  7. sharkeysmachines

    sharkeysmachines HusqvaYama XTC 550

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    This will be the last updates for a while I'm thinking. Next is the cosmetic stuff, and I need to find someone to barter with when it comes to side plates and seat design - or, ah - I'll give it a shot:1drink
    Wheels are mounted, both the same size - had to make my own spokes! rear hub is the XT550's with Husqvarna rear rim, axle and altered spacers and front is 100% Husqvarna with the XT550 rear rim, plus I had to bore out the triple tree to fit the 40mm Husqvarna fork tubes.
    <a href="http://s1306.beta.photobucket.com/user/sharkeysmachines/media/Rearwheelleft_zps57862c98.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s573/sharkeysmachines/Rearwheelleft_zps57862c98.jpg" border="0" alt="Rear wheel left photo Rearwheelleft_zps57862c98.jpg"/></a><a href="http://s1306.beta.photobucket.com/user/sharkeysmachines/media/Frontwheelleft_zps17e78b27.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s573/sharkeysmachines/Frontwheelleft_zps17e78b27.jpg" border="0" alt="Front wheel left photo Frontwheelleft_zps17e78b27.jpg"/></a>
  8. jimmybeam

    jimmybeam Adventu-farmer...

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    the profile looks sick! i want to convert my bike over to disk breaks, i just need to figure out what swingarm i can put on the back of my bike
  9. sharkeysmachines

    sharkeysmachines HusqvaYama XTC 550

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    I always say..." I have a Welder, Saws-All and a grinder - It will fit". I heard of people doing some disc brake conversions with YZ250's, but I'm not sure if it is just front, or both. I actually have a YZ250 (in a box) that I got for next to nothing - That's my next project:D
  10. newt_sr

    newt_sr "Get off!" ...Walter

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  11. sharkeysmachines

    sharkeysmachines HusqvaYama XTC 550

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    They sure do! Make me ponder even more:norton<a href="http://s1306.photobucket.com/user/sharkeysmachines/media/CustomXT550_zpsba5f7418.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s573/sharkeysmachines/CustomXT550_zpsba5f7418.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo CustomXT550_zpsba5f7418.jpg"/></a>
  12. Shuswap Rider

    Shuswap Rider Adventurer

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    Hey guys, does anyone know where to get a starter set for my bike? I've tried everyone from Yamaha to AJ Sutton in the UK, every place says "part is obsolete" I managed to get the rubber seat out, reversed it with some success. The bike is running, (which it always was), and the plug is not cold fouling as bad but I would sure like to get the right part installed. Any ideas?
  13. newt_sr

    newt_sr "Get off!" ...Walter

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  14. sharkeysmachines

    sharkeysmachines HusqvaYama XTC 550

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    I went to a single carb set up. You are welcome to mine. You figure out the shipping and it's yours.
  15. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    So, are you out riding it???:lol3:lol3:eek1:deal
  16. jimmybeam

    jimmybeam Adventu-farmer...

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    just got my carbs rebuilt, gonna see if i can get them put in, here in WI people are riding like crazy and im the only one who isnt i feel like! ill get some pics of the carb and me riding the XT hope all is well!:clap
  17. Hungry Valley

    Hungry Valley Adventurer

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  18. Hungry Valley

    Hungry Valley Adventurer

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    [​IMG] forks and shock came off an 82 IT 465,swingarm off a 79 YZ400, upper shock mount was cut out of the frame and repositioned.Acerbis headlight and tank,tires are kenda.Motor is stock except for supertrapp slip on and a K&N filter.
  19. sharkeysmachines

    sharkeysmachines HusqvaYama XTC 550

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    It must be cold up there, a "good for you" for the true riders. I'm originally from the North East and now in Florida. Bikes are nearly year round here. However, I've become puss-a-fied with the weather here, and it is still cold for me here now - freaking 58 today! Al-stinking Gore- can kiss my Irish! Hope all goes well with the carbs, keep us up-to-date.
  20. sharkeysmachines

    sharkeysmachines HusqvaYama XTC 550

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    Nice Pic. I love the snow background and the Bark Busters!

    P.S. Your chain looks a little loose