The XT600 Thread

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

  1. mr bones

    mr bones Been here awhile

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    15 weight is probably going to serve my purpose Better.
    Cheers

    Anybody no how much oil as per the manual per fork leg?
  2. Coots

    Coots That's what she said

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    Checked my manual, here is your answer.

    Each fork 538 cm3 (18.9 Imp oz 18.1 US oz.)

    Oil level should be 6.10 from the top of the fork.

    If you need a manual, check over on the hubb site in the Yamaha Tech. I am pretty sure that is where I got mine.:evil

    Good luck.
  3. bosley1980

    bosley1980 Banned

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    thank you very much :d
  4. mr bones

    mr bones Been here awhile

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    Cheers.
  5. jch

    jch Adventurer

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    How are you going to get an RPM reading from your engine to the tach?? Is there a way to just plug this tach into some existing cable to get a reading?
  6. Zahnarzt

    Zahnarzt Been here awhile

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    About a year (or longer) ago, I sow some blueprints on a block to lift the rear of the XT up a few inches.
    after looking for two days and googling till my fingers are numb... I give up.
    has any one seen this - I am dreaming I saw it - Does anyone have a copy or a link to the post ..
    I need a hand ...

    Thanks,

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  7. Zombie_Stomp

    Zombie_Stomp Aspiring human

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    You could be dreaming about it being for an XT. I certainly got quite involved with a project to make a raising link for a HONDA XL600, details here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=447995
    And the thread that started it all, where I replied with measurements and a blueprint that would make it work: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=423896

    Fun reading both, but I think the XT has a different or more complex linkage system last time I looked under there.

    Edit: Bonus thread on the subject I started: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=414478

    featuring this photo:

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  8. pappito

    pappito Adventurer

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    Hi,

    I just had a service, the bike has got new oil, filter, sparkplug and a good allround check.

    THe oil is tricky. I had the engine drained completely. After this, I've filled the exact amount what the manual said: 2.8 liter. (it would be 2.7 if you don't change the filter)

    After the 2.8 liter the dipstick has not reached the oil at all. I had to put 200ml extra in, and now it is at the full mark. I don't want to overfill it, but I don't understand what is happening.

    I did not pour the whole amount in one go, I put two litres in, fired it up for few seconds, let it calm down for minutes and poured the rest.

    What did I do wrong?
  9. webmonstro

    webmonstro A Aventura Continua....

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    Start the bike go for a ride (not just idle) 5-10 minuts (min)
    stop leave engine runniing for 15-30sec at idle with bike in level position
    stop engine
    check oil level within 1 minute if you wait longer you will read the level low

    nuno
  10. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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  11. JensEskildsen

    JensEskildsen Long timer

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    Ive got one mounted if that hekps, got if of german ebay, its called "heckhöherlegung" they're on there from time to time:

    Here it is, mounted to my shock:

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  12. Paulutions

    Paulutions Adventurer

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    I have an 83 XT550 that has a bent frame and not much else going for it except the motor. A guy has an 84 XT 600 for sale near me that, apparently, has a blown engine. Would my engine bolt up pretty easily to his bike? The only real difference that I know of between these two motors , besides 50cc's in the top end, is that the 550 had an oil tank that was internal to the frame - which, by the way, makes trying to straighten the frame problematic. Any and all input here would be greatly appreciated.
  13. vudu

    vudu Been here awhile

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    Read back through the XT550 thread or PM Zecatfish (i think) it has been done.
  14. Zahnarzt

    Zahnarzt Been here awhile

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    Thanks Jens, That is what I remembered.
    I an going to fit this until I can get a taller shock fit to the rear.
    I'm thinking of finding longer shock and having a buddy TIG the ends from my XT shock onto it.
    Other than the possible explosion, what could go wrong???:evil

    Z
  15. JensEskildsen

    JensEskildsen Long timer

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    Wilbers sell shocks for our bikes, they have en option to make them longer and stuff like that. I have on in stock length together with the raiser-thingy, and love the groundclearence and "dirtbike" look of the raised ass (old random pic):

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  16. Zombie_Stomp

    Zombie_Stomp Aspiring human

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    The lack of pannier rack options is seriously pissing me off. I'm spending DAYS AT A TIME on the internet trying to track down folks who have made their own in the hopes that A: they look decent and B: they might have advice on finding a set, providing good blueprints with measurements accurate enough to duplicate a set from, OR C: they want to make another set and sell them.

    Now please take a good look at this photo, which looks very similar to the German market released 2KF model I have. First observe the Hepco & Becker panniers in the link, pay attention to the rear tail rack on that bike: http://www.motomachines.com/Side-Carrier--Yamaha-XT-600-Tenere-from-84--85_p_2284.html

    Mine looks very similar rack wise.
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    I am wondering if that pannier rack set will fit my 2kf frame. It's $350 F$@*ing bucks.

    The other option I'm considering is taking a BUNCH of measurements of every possible mounting possibility and blueprinting it onto photos from the top, rear, and side. Then I could get a pair of the wolfman bags' rack maker's rack parts and DIY the $#!t out of it like I had to for the XL600 I owned. Those are really cool and can be found here: http://brmoto.com/racks/diy-side-rack-parts.html Browse the ones for other bikes and that gives one a lot of ideas on how to go about it. Mig welder, vise, drillpress....
    It's a Yamaha at least. Be cool once mine has a pair like this.
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  17. bosley1980

    bosley1980 Banned

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    BAD NEWS
    NOT AVAILABLE IN MY COUNTRY

    Shinko 700 Series Dual Sport
    Duro HF 904 Median Dual


    So I choose between the others that you would recommend to me as a brand or as experience:
    a) Bridgestone TW 41 + TW42
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    b) Bridgestone TW301 + TW302
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    c) DUNLOP Traimax
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    d) Pirelli MT60
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    e) Continental TKC80
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    f) Michelin Sirac
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    My use: 70% ON-ROAD + 30%OFF-ROAD

    PLEASE VOTE
  18. Dannog

    Dannog n00b

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    I picked up a send hand tacho pick up drive (from the earlier XT model) that bolts straight into the existing heads. There is a cover plate on the head now which I can remove and the drive bolts straight in. New tacho cable and everything works. Problem is still mounting the speedo/tacho mount plate to the triple as the centres dont line up and I have been unable to find a second hand one on ebay yet.

    The tacho drive looks like this and bolts into the RHS of the cyclinder head.

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  19. Zombie_Stomp

    Zombie_Stomp Aspiring human

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    My frustration over lack of side racks is fading a little. I found this valuable web address from a guy called Folco who owns a 2KF with these racks. http://www.accessorimotocross.it/index.php/rinforzo-telaio-e-supporto-borse-rally.html
    I can likely safely assume the european model they'll be basing them on is a 2KF like mine, so I can just go by year. Now how to indicate which year mine is when ordering is a different question. They make these for several bikes but they are all listed on one page with no way to select a year/make/model. So I am asking them, in English, how to do that. They're pretty affordable, and I imagine I'll be welding on some crossbar action and maybe some of those cool steel tube hoops, with all the bracketry already laid out for me via their minimalist racks.
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  20. peak

    peak ...

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    My '89 starts right up and runs well for an hour or so, then suddenly dies with a slight backfire, and must rest for 20 min. before she'll start again. shop recently rebuilt carb and valve job. sound freakish? normal? any and all advice appreciated...