The XT600 Thread

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

  1. Sucks2drive

    Sucks2drive Banned

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    she was a real mess! replaced lots of stuff........ spent so much on her i could have bought a year 2000 Xt in the UK for same money! but at least she is 100% mechanically perfect........ok, maybe the wheels could do with a re-spoke..........
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  2. dirtyron

    dirtyron never grew up

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    anyone know where i can find a used right side engine cover and clutch basket? also how about converting over to a manual decomp?89 xt600:clap
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  3. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    I just took the stupid auto cable off the gearbox linkage and put it on the frame rail by the pillion peg with a pushbike brake lever to opperate.....works great.

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  4. XTC

    XTC Taz

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    Motu does it go now??
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  5. Lamin Sambou

    Lamin Sambou Lamin

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    nice bike,

    heres an old photo of mine near Safi in Moroc I think, this was a fantastic bike. It really inspired confidence off road and was a lot of fun.
    Although too much confdence led to a busted hip and leg in mauri, still I'm told the 2 metres of air I got off the dune was very impressive. landing on the front wheel wasn't so clever. happy days.

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  6. Lamin Sambou

    Lamin Sambou Lamin

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    Between the 500 and the 600 was the 550 for just a short time. Here's an old photo of mine in Nouadhibou

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    and a pic of a pukka one from the dakar bike thread

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  7. Lamin Sambou

    Lamin Sambou Lamin

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    more old photo's of my old XT600z

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  8. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Think bicycles, ya perv

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    Well ok, it's not an XT, it's an SRX but hey same motor! Close enough?

    First post btw.....howdy.

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  9. Lamin Sambou

    Lamin Sambou Lamin

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    thats a damn sexy bike
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  10. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Oh yeah,she's a runner,621cc now,donor motor with a new piston.It's been going nearly all year but have only been able to do about 1,000km on it,just too much stuff going on.Rode in a trial today at Tuakau and then blasted around Te Akau way on the XT.
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  11. Lamin Sambou

    Lamin Sambou Lamin

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    wish I still had this bike
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  12. Whorepedo

    Whorepedo Been here awhile

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    been doing some work to mine including luggage, gps, and some other goodies and i'll be adding the big tank to it tonight :D

    Now i just need somewhere to go?!?
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  13. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    Dumb question here but I am going to ask anyways.
    What makes the XT600 wheelie so easily? A friend of mine had a stock 1986 model and the thing would loft the front end without even trying just by twisting the throttle. My 1986 XL600 needs a good yank at the same time as the throttle twist. Is it a case of a better carburator or cam?
    Thanks guys
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  14. Whorepedo

    Whorepedo Been here awhile

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    Maybe its the extra carb??? :D

    I dont know, really. i just love this bike.
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  15. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    I have fitted a French Army first aid box to my XT.Holds all I need for a day trip,not too big that it gets in the way,can't feel the weight....water proof.And best of all,it's a perfect colour match!

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  16. huggybear

    huggybear Been here awhile

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    I have a 1990 XT600E [USA] that I bought in 90 just wondering how many miles have most gotten on their motors before major engine work I have 15 K on mine trouble free ,for years I have been looking for a large gas tank with no luck in USA but now I see on this site that they are available here, but with this mileage the price on the tank , chains and sprockets maybe some carb work and unforseen repairs it gets pricey unless I can at least get another 15K plus out of the bike. At this point it runs great and uses not a bit of oil
    Thanks
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  17. brucifer

    brucifer Long timer

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    The '86 XL600 is a dual carb as well.

    Lookin' at all these XTs has got me inspired to get back to work on my '86 TT600.:clap
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  18. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    i have a 91 xt600 whats the deal with that extra "carb"?:huh or what ever that thing is?
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  19. motu

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    It acts like the secondary butterflies on a progressive car carb...DCD Weber for example.The diaphram operated secondary comes in at about 1/4 throttle.So the small primary carb works at slow speed,keeping air speed high for good fuel atomization.With a big carb,like 40mm or so on a big single,when the throttle is slammed open air speed practically stops,and the bike dies....so they need an accelerator pump to richen them up.Keeping the intake air speed up at low revs makes for a nice smooth running engine.The Yamaha set up works well,but the carbs are hard to extract to do any work on them.I reckon there is a lot of ham fisted attempts at carb repairs on these bikes by people who don't know how they work.....then they blame the set up.
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  20. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    Thank for the info, I haven’t ever seen anything quite like it. I just picked up the bike (90 xt600 2100 miles:evil looks like new) it had been setting for about 4 years so I am cleaning the sludge out of the carbs
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