The XT600 Thread

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

  1. odbuffalo

    odbuffalo Been here awhile

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    Im very tempted, not planning on buying another bike but always looking, you guys know how it is.

    Well I ran across a 1986 XT600, 5700 miles, original bike for $1500

    Love those gold rims

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  2. CR_TurboGuy

    CR_TurboGuy Iowhat?

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    Wow, that think looks mint! Go for it!

    --JOsh
  3. Calkins

    Calkins On Any Sunday...

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    Is that because of the aluminum sleeve?
  4. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    I found a website this morning that details building your own CDI unit for the XT's. :clap
    As our bikes get older and parts get scarce or more expensive. Might be a viable alternative.

    http://www.transmic.net/gbindex.htm
  5. americano

    americano n00b

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    hello, anybody know were I can get a dynojet stage 1 kit for mt XT600E in Portugal or sent to Portugal?

    also I found a Brazilian site that states stage 1 kit is DJY4149 but when I try to check it out to buy the site says it is for XTZ750 Super Tenere 89-96.
  6. roswellj

    roswellj ARGHventurer

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    Hey Sckoby, where did you get the screen and the bashplate from? The XT riders here in aus are few and far between. Good to see another aussie XT owner on here. :clap
  7. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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  8. Icehole

    Icehole HOOLIGANZ

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    My 89 XT.
    She's a blast!

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  9. madmikesmech

    madmikesmech n00b

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    Hello, nOOb to the forum here.
    I need help IDing this one, its an '85 no call letters that I can find. On the ID tag it does state "meets epa noise specs" does this mean it WAS a road legal XT enduro? Some one told me the TT model was non existant in this model year? The displacement is 595cc. Great forum, thanx Mike[​IMG][​IMG]
  10. Calkins

    Calkins On Any Sunday...

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    That would be a 1985 TT600N. '83 & '84 had front & rear drum brakes and '85 & '86 had a front disc & rear drum brakes.

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  11. Whorepedo

    Whorepedo Been here awhile

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    So... i had a Factory Pro jet kit installed in my 1994 XT600. So far, im kinda on the fence.

    Ive ordered stuff from FactoryPro before and always had good success, but this kit is rather disappointing. the "kit" cost me $80+ shipping. After i got it to the shop to install they discovered the kit does not come with a new pilot jet... BUT the directions call for the stock pilot replacement. Seems kinda odd to me.

    So the shop installed the kit.... the bike idles great and starts easier than ever. But it falls flat on its face from idle to about 1/4 throttle. After 1/4 throttle it is a whole new bike! It has gobs of power and pulls really hard. But at slow speeds like parking lot turns its almost dangerous from the stumbling.

    Before anyone recommends it... the fuel screw is already out 4 turns. Im doing my best to locate a #52 pilot screw (any help would be great). Im riding the TAT in two weeks so i hope i can get it sorted. The shop offered to drill out my pilot and i guess i'll do that as a last resort.

    Overall, this would be a great kit if it came with the pilot. Too bad it doesnt.
  12. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    Get a few small bits and drill out the pilot.
    Trial and error. Start small and get larger.


  13. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    What part of western NY are you from? Im 20 miles south of rochester.
  14. Icehole

    Icehole HOOLIGANZ

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    Ha, reading this entire thread, I'm 99% sure I ended up buying the above bike. I got it in Feb. of 2008 in Burlington, VT.
    Glad to report that she runs, pretty much doubled the mileage in a year (now at 12k). Yup, learning to start her was interesting and tiring. I wasn't aware of the "closed throttle" thing.:D
    Things it needed: new stator.

    I've had a few bikes, new and old, but this 89 beauty is my favorite so far.
  15. Icehole

    Icehole HOOLIGANZ

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    a couple of questions for you XT gear heads.
    89 XT at 12,000 miles

    Oil change: I've done about 4 oil changes and deal with just that one bolt (near the swingarm). I never touch the bolt on the frame in front of the motor. Should I start draining both? How much damage am I doing by not draining the front?

    Gas mileage: Don't really know what I'm doing in the carbs, but I've taken them apart and cleaned them (rookie-style). Set the idle screw so she's around 1,200rpms when cold. She sounds very happy when at 1,200rpm, but my gas mileage is only around 45mpg. I'm reading I should be getting in the 60mpg range. But then again she's almost 20 years old and I don't really know how to adjust the carbs. I'm psyched I was able to clean them and re-assemble them. Anything that I can do to up the mpg?

    One more thing, I way over lubed the air filter, last time I lubed it. The thing was dripping oil on my header pipe for days. Could a too wet filter be causing the bad mileage? But that lube job was in March.

    Otherwise no issues. Starts up every time.

    Thanks
  16. GordyMN

    GordyMN b00n-E

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    OK, searching high and low, ran across two threads on another forum, that stated the aftermarket pipes for a XR600 will fit the XT. Of course they didn't say which or what year. :huh

    Can anyone confirm this for me and provide a year ? Would appreciate is very much.

    On the other hand, I uncorked the end of my stock silencer and she purrs pretty sweet, albeit maybe just a bit louder than I'd like.

    Thanks !
  17. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    If you're not draining the oil out of the frame you're only draining a fraction of it then and it's not really a full oil chage. You should be replacing about 3 quarts each time you do an oil change. Mine is a '92 model so yours may vary.

    I get about 55mpg around town commuting on my '92 XT. If you over oiled your air filter the bike may be running rich due to air flow being constricted by the extra oil.
  18. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    She's running great! Only issue is a rattle that seems to only happen before the bike is fully warmed up and only at certain RPMs.. Haven't figured it out yet but it does go away once the bike is fully warmed up. Any guesses?
  19. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    Has anyone ridden an old XT600Z Tenere?
    I'm curious if that 28L tank makes it an unruly top heavy pig?
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    One of these.
    I'm thinking I want one of those tanks.:evil
  20. tombaisley

    tombaisley Been here awhile

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    So I bought an '86 xt600 this past spring . I have worked out a bunch of small problems and the bike has become a dependable daily ride. My biggest complient is the suspension. I installed some better progressive springs up front, but what I really need is more travel and a better shock in the rear.
    Any thought or suggestions for a suspension upgrade?

    http://picasaweb.google.com/baisleytom/Xt#5310836443330592770