The XT600 Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by CR_TurboGuy, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. CR_TurboGuy

    CR_TurboGuy Iowhat?

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    Ok, since all of the other makes seem to have their own threads, I thought I'd start a thread for the XT600, outcast that it seems to be. Hope we can share pics/info/tips since they're few and far between here in the states.

    Here's a few pics of me on my 1990 XT600 this afternoon playing in the snow:

    Her first trip out in the snow:
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    This ain't so bad:
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    All done and back in the shed:
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  2. Corky1

    Corky1 Been here awhile

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  3. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    nice cr_turboguy ! I picked me up a '94 a few months back. What a fun little hooligan bike ! I see you gots an acerbis tank , might get one down the road a bit. What knobbies are you running in the snow ? I am contemplating Pirelli MT21s in the very near future.
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  4. CR_TurboGuy

    CR_TurboGuy Iowhat?

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    Good luck finding the tank. :) From the research I'd done, they appear decently hard to come by, unless you go through one of the European places.

    As for tires, I've currently got some MT-21's w/ about 2k on there. They were pretty new when I picked up the bike, should have changed them out for something a little more street friendly. I've got a set of the Mefo Explorers waiting to go on sometime this spring. In the snow we got here, I couldn't get much traction. I've got a small hill on the side of my house and couldn't make it up the hill, had to try to get turned around and head back to the lower half of my yard. I think w/ some studs, they might do better, but I doubt I'll be finding that out anytime soon.

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  5. CR_TurboGuy

    CR_TurboGuy Iowhat?

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    I had contacted WP Suspension about if they had anything for my bike, or a US dealer. They had a guy named Jim Lindemann out of California contact me with the following info:
    If you'd like his contact info, I can get it for you.


    --JOsh
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  6. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    please do.



    here's my xt - had only 1,700 miles on her , now almost 4,000

    Attached Files:

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  7. CR_TurboGuy

    CR_TurboGuy Iowhat?

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    Nice looking XT. Mine only had 3200 on it when I picked it up in August, I've got about 4500 on it now.

    Jim Lindemann - leracing@mindspring.com - (408) 371-6090

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  8. CR_TurboGuy

    CR_TurboGuy Iowhat?

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    Oh, and anyone looking for some rack information, I have this info on Hepco & Becker. This is their US importer, they can get the XT600 racks, both for the older 80's models, as well as the 90's ones.

    Eurotech Motorsports
    1017 Willow Ave
    Chico, CA.95928
    Tel.: + 1 530 345 7145
    Fax: + 1 530 345 7138
    eMail: bmweuro@sbcglobal.net
    www.eurotechmotorsports.com

    Part numbers:
    650.467 01 01 - 90-94 Rear Rack
    650.467 00 01 - 90-94 Bag Mounts

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  9. Tallboy

    Tallboy hiding in the tallgrass

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    '87 XT600, my first motorcycle, bought it about 3.5yrs ago with only 2400miles on it. This pic was about a month ago on my first trip 'ranch' ridinng in some creek bottoms. I've got a new set of D606's waiting to be put on. I built the rear rack and light brackets to relocate everything up out of the way a bit. Think I'm going to order a 4gal Clarke tank this spring.

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  10. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    thanks a bunch for the good info. I have been looking for racks , thanks again !
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  11. unknown1

    unknown1 At Peace

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    Which bags would work with the mounts?
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  12. CR_TurboGuy

    CR_TurboGuy Iowhat?

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    Not sure. But I bet if you emailed and asked, they'd be able to tell you.

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  13. MotoMind

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    Must sell though, I can't kick a bike over anymore.

    (Bike is sold.)
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  14. byronjet

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    I rented one in New Zealand last October and had a blast with it, rode 50/50 gravel and twisty tarmac. I'm trying to rent one again for this weekend!
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  15. Tallboy

    Tallboy hiding in the tallgrass

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    What kind of tank do you have on there?
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  16. CR_TurboGuy

    CR_TurboGuy Iowhat?

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    That looks to be the Tenere large tank, at least based on other pictures I've seen of the tank.

    --JOsh
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  18. CR_TurboGuy

    CR_TurboGuy Iowhat?

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    Some pics of my new Tractor Supply ATV tank panniers:

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    Not bad for $37.00.

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  19. XTC

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    ok here's mine....
    Bought new in 2005, now done 38000kms with no problems. Gets used for play, commuting 114kms per day, adventure rides and just whenever I need to go somewhere. Would have liked an F650GSD but at twice the price of one of these I would have been crazy:huh. It took me a while but I love this bike now. It aint the most glamorous but does everything I ask of it and then some:clap.

    Andy.
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  20. XTC

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    and another pic....
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