The XT600 Thread

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

  1. LilYoda

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    ^This
  2. thumpthumpthump

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    Yes, you want both carbs to reach full throttle at the same time. thumpthump
  3. steveloomis

    steveloomis Been here awhile

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    That is what I surmised after posting then searching Google and U tube. One guy on U tube kept having problems getting it set right, he tried 5mm then 7mm and both times the butterfly would overshoot. He found his problems were caused by air leaks in the intake boots and once that was sorted the other fell into place.

    Both of my carbs are different in height when the engagement occurs, but the butterfly is open equal both side on each carb. I will not worry further and do have new intake boots.

    Thank you for your replies, this is such a helpful forum. For the XT600, the best of the lot in my opinion.

    Steve
  4. Grand Pubbah

    Grand Pubbah n00b

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    I'm pretty sure you have to lower the engine. All bolts securing the cylinder head cover are accessible EXCEPT the one right down the middle. It's located right between the upper engine mount bosses. If you can find a way to get around the frame and get at that bolt, you might be OK, but I don't know how to get in there.
  5. keninoc

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    You will have to remove the lower frame support and skid plate, top engine mounts, loosen the swing arm bolt and tilt the engine forward to get to that bolt.
  6. Vinnie the Snake

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    XT600 out of retirement and back on the trail, forgot how nice of a motorcycle this 1995 XT600 really is.......I put it up in 2000, been sitting for a long time......Other bikes got in the way of needing to ride it......


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  7. Kosa

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    What has happened to me so far today, was out of any stretch of my imagination!!!

    Soon after waking up, I visited a friend of mine who runs a motorcycle store and I had my Expedition Pannierz with me in order to show him where I wanted them to sit and talk over what I could build as a rack for the XT. After we spent some time together, with me explaining to him what I needed, it came to his mind that he must have had somewhere in his warehouse a used Givi rack for an old Transalp. Long story short, a couple of hours later, with lots of bending, drilling and cutting here and there (but WITHOUT any welding), I finally have a proper rear rack to support my softbags! Of course photos will follow very soon. Total cost? €20 with me pressing him to accept it! :D

    EDIT: So, if anybody else is interested, Givi rack for Transalps will do the job! ;)
  8. Andreja

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  9. Kosa

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    Exhaust Update:
    I haven't decided to proceed in buying the TT600 LeoVince X3 Silencer for the XT, nor the OTR headers, although a friend of mine told me that both downpipes should be identical for both bikes. He claimed that in the past, XT owners used to fit TT600 silencers to their XTs just because they looked cooler. And it went on without any problems or adjustments. If it is so, then the X3 silencer should fit without a problem.

    My thoughts are focused, however, in potential future damage to the engine from rusted OE silencer, in case I don't proceed in a buy in the near future. What is the worst case scenario? At the moment, the screw that used to hold the db killer in place was cut off, and the db killer was removed. At times, I notice the increased volume of engine sound, and every now and then a blow will occur and a momentary loss of power, like the engine turning off or something similar, but without the engine being shut. Any thoughts?
  10. steveloomis

    steveloomis Been here awhile

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    Not sure if this is where I should ask, but does anyone have the insert for the back of the muffler on a 80's XT600 for sale?
  11. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    You can get a insert from Kedo of Germany. Vintage spokes sell there products on E-bay. Hope this helps. Thump-On BIG ED XT 600 FAN!!:freaky:freaky:lol3:lol3:eek1:wink:
  12. steveloomis

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    Thanks, I will look into it. I can get a new one from Yamaha but they are so proud of it. Maybe it is gold plated, it should be for what they want for it. I was hoping someone had a used one laying around after going to a better pipe... I am still open to that... Anyone????
  13. vudu

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    Yow about a Yoshi from a GSXR1000

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  14. Andreja

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    How does it sound? :evil

    Peeps, I have a problem with my transmission. It is the 2KF model. When I stop in second or first, I can't get it in neutral, it just gets stuck in that gear. I tightened the clutch cable but there is no big difference.

    And sometimes, when I get in a rush hour and the engine gets hotter, shifting gets rough.

    Does somebody know what could be the problem? Thank you very much.
  15. LilYoda

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    Improper oil seems like a potential cause for symptom #2

    I'd start there, and do a full oil & oil filter change. If no improvement, then start looking at replacing the clutch discs

    Of course I am no mechanic, so if someone with better skills can chime in, that would be best...
  16. vudu

    vudu Been here awhile

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    Similar to stock at cruise but barks like a big dog with a twist of the wrist.:evil
  17. Andreja

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    Hmm, which oil should I use?
    I'm running with Bardahl 10-50 or 10-40 I think :dog
  18. thumpthumpthump

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    It's the nature of the beast. I have two xts . An 86 and a 90, both do the same. I have even replaced the trans in the 86 and it is the same. You have to shift into neutral before you stop moving. The gears have to be rotating if the engine is running. If you turn it off it will go right into neutral. I even have new clutches in both bikes. Yes it sucks. thumpthump
  19. webmonstro

    webmonstro A Aventura Continua....

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    mine does the same

    if engien stoped you have to rock the bike foward/reverse to get it in neutral
  20. Andreja

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    Come on guys, there has to be a solution! :cry

    That makes me go mad when I'm riding through the city, grrrr!