The XT600 Thread

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

  1. webmonstro

    webmonstro A Aventura Continua....

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    and a li'ttle vid (sorry for the crappy cellfone quality)



    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zrZgmArG-vg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  2. webmonstro

    webmonstro A Aventura Continua....

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    ok ok
    i promiss last one :

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UD2k7DWo4eU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Yeah there was a Africa Twin there also
  3. wide

    wide Been here awhile

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    Cheers, and found it.
    Good pics and clips. Looked a great place to ride, especially with a good group all doing the same stuff:clap
  4. webmonstro

    webmonstro A Aventura Continua....

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    this is the link :
    http://www.screensforbikes.com/
  5. wide

    wide Been here awhile

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    OK so I found a different one to that, but those are the nicest screen I have seen for an XT yet. Well done Ive made an enquiry:clap
  6. bosley1980

    bosley1980 Banned

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    YES I AGREE!
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    I bought it as well, but I am very disappointed. All turbulence aim directly to the helmet (from 50 km / h - not hear the engine). Very annoying
    web is - www.screenforbikes.com

    I will try to modify it. Do you have devised some way? Send photo
  7. webmonstro

    webmonstro A Aventura Continua....

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    It's not mine , a friend has it and had the same problema you have
    he resolved it by making a support for it to make it higher and bolted the sreeen to that , i'll try to see if he can send me some fotos and detail to share with you
    in the meanwhile you can see it here :
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  8. donmoto

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    Since we're on the topic of windscreens, here's the one I just did. I'm the type of XT owner who buys auto parts at a hardware store, so beware. It may look a little different and/or goofy in your opinion, but it works :lol3 The screen is from a 750 Super Ténéré.

    <a href="http://s1253.photobucket.com/user/markosgen/media/XT600e/P1000744_zps790b9395.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/markosgen/XT600e/P1000744_zps790b9395.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo P1000744_zps790b9395.jpg"/></a>

    <a href="http://s1253.photobucket.com/user/markosgen/media/XT600e/P1000742_zps662171fa.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/markosgen/XT600e/P1000742_zps662171fa.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo P1000742_zps662171fa.jpg"/></a>

    <a href="http://s1253.photobucket.com/user/markosgen/media/XT600e/P1000743_zps9a661efb.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/markosgen/XT600e/P1000743_zps9a661efb.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo P1000743_zps9a661efb.jpg"/></a>

    <a href="http://s1253.photobucket.com/user/markosgen/media/XT600e/P1000745_zps498e3d5b.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/markosgen/XT600e/P1000745_zps498e3d5b.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo P1000745_zps498e3d5b.jpg"/></a>
  9. G600

    G600 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, getting a screen to work is much more complicated than one would think, and one setup won’t work for everyone. I have been working on a screen for my XT600E for several months now, trying this and that. What I have found out (MHO of course):

    1. The screen needs to be set up high. About “nose high” when you sit on the bike.

    2. Not only does the shape and mounting height matter but also the “tilt”.

    3. General (original) fasteners work fine on the road but not offroad. You will need rigid (You may need do make your own) fasteners or the screen will flop all over the place.

    I started out with a high screen from a Suzuki GSR 600, then went to a universal “spitfire” screen, and now the spitfire screen is getting modified. Maybe I will post some pics and advice if I get the thing to work right.
  10. steveloomis

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    YES, Yes, we like pictures.:D
  11. LilYoda

    LilYoda Been here awhile

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    Agree !!!
  12. bosley1980

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    Hi, if it is possible I wait for pictures too...
    THANK YOU
  13. Zombie_Stomp

    Zombie_Stomp Aspiring human

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    On the subject of windscreens, I'm going to build my own from miscellaneous handlebar clamps and common hardware and a sheet of polycarbonate. I'll make a form that fits in the oven and slowly heat it until it conforms.

    On Nother note, I need to repack the steering stem bearings with grease. Can anyone point me to what tools I need to do it properly? I'm goi g on a cross country trip and can't be messin around with improperly torqued bearings. Thanks.
  14. Kosa

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    Hi guys, I remember about reading of some guy in here who makes wider footpegs for the XT, am I right? Can someone please indicate me who he is so I can contact him? :)
  15. steveloomis

    steveloomis Been here awhile

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    Look up two posts. Bosley1980 is the man... I have a set, they are VERY good.
  16. JensEskildsen

    JensEskildsen Long timer

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    Also tw200 footpegs fits, theres often some (casted) ones on ebay for like 20$, so if youre not into the bling, and just want stuff that works, theese are really good value. (I like 'em very much)
  17. LilYoda

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    is it normal to have about 1/2-1 inch of up and down slop in the rear swing arm?
  19. Zombie_Stomp

    Zombie_Stomp Aspiring human

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    I still have 4 of those protective trunk corner things he used back from my DJ turntable case building project if anyone plans to build these. Of course you'd need 4 more for a complete set, but I'll give them to you for the shipping cost. Happy DIY'ing! I'm either going to take another trip to a regional DIY fabricator's place to fab some aluminum panniers, design and sew my own Wolfman- like soft bags, buy Wolfman soft bags (see my signature), or use Samsonite suitcases with hardware and padlocks added to them.
  20. G600

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    As in freeplay? No not at all. You better check the bearings.