The XT600 Thread

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

  1. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    The 91 XT 600 has the button:clap !! But has a a 17 inch rear wheel.:eek1 Steel rim too. The muffler is part of the side frame too.:eek1 For the riding you plan to do its great! So get out there and ride:super !! BIG ED XT&TT 600 FAN!!
  2. ekkemu

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    Hi guys,

    I own a XT 600 E from 2001 and would like to buy some accesories for my precious. I have no idea where to find them, or which will fit. If you have used any of this and know that they will fit the XT, or have any other info that might help, please let me know.

    1. Hand guards
    2. Windshield
    3. LIGHTS - fog lights, brighter bright lights, stop lights. In the night, the default lights suck! I need extra lights. Maybe some of you who own the Touratech lights might tell me if I can adapt the mounting kit to my bike. I am not interesing in Touratech only, so other brands are ok.
    4. Key Locking mechanism (I can not turn the key to the "block" position so I guess I need to replace it, or can it be fixed?)
    5. Engine tuning. What can I change/add to have more power?


    I know these are a lot of questions, but if you can help with info for any of the above (if you had hands-on experience than that is the best), please let me know.


    P.S.: I am currently in Austin, TX for 6 more weeks so I might be able to buy some of the stuff from here if they are cheaper than Europe.
  3. ekkemu

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    I think the correct word for this is: Ignition switch
  4. Sucks2drive

    Sucks2drive Banned

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    hope the above helps, my comments in yellow........
  5. ekkemu

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    1. Hand guards any good bike store, try off road specialists, surf the net a little!
    I actually did try. I even tried to mount some Acerbis hand guards on my handlebar, but they wont fit (even if the guy from the store would bet they would ... they didn't). I was curios what hand guards are you guys using (I do not want to change or modify my stock handlebar!)

    2. Windshield Ya Sissy!
    Yep, I get your point :)
    BUT, since some of my riding mates have more touring oriented bikes (TA, F650ST) and I might find myself riding with them, I would like more comfort for long rides on paved roads :D


    3. LIGHTS - fog lights, brighter bright lights, stop lights. In the night, the default lights suck! I need extra lights. Maybe some of you who own the Touratech lights might tell me if I can adapt the mounting kit to my bike. I am not interesing in Touratech only, so other brands are ok. try the phillips HI-Power bulbs, they ar 80% brighter, work good for me and i LIKE BRIGHT!
    Thanks for this, I'll try them. What about additional lights? Like fog lights? Or just super duper bright ones (but added extra)

    4. Key Locking mechanism (I can not turn the key to the "block" position so I guess I need to replace it, or can it be fixed?) do you mean the steering lock on the headstock? it is probably siezed, or you may need to waggle the bars as you try to lock it.
    Yes, that's it. I tried everything, I even went to a mechanic with it (this might not mean to much though ... ) and told me that it needs to be changed (they were not selling me that part, so I guess there was no hidden interest in there). So, were can I get one from US?

    5. Engine tuning. What can I change/add to have more power? :rofl :poser :rofl :poser :rofl NOT WITHOUT SPENDING LOTS!!!!!!

    Hmm ... come on! There has to be something that I can change or upgrade to gain some power. Sparkplug, muffler, donno ... that's what I am asking :)




    Anyway, thanks for your time mate, hope others will write back also
  6. Sucks2drive

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    headlight, with the phillips bulb, no need.

    screen, try a spitfire

    steering lock YAMAHA only
    for other parts www.wemoto.com YES they ship anywhere.

    More power, JUNK the stock muffler, get a freer flowing one, Dynojet kit nad rolling road set up... thats about ut.... theres not a lot ya can do unless you go turbo...... and yesm thats been done!
  7. ekkemu

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    I just called them and they do not support this bike in the USA, so no parts from Yamaha for it.
  9. cycomoto

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    Here's a mock up of my Tenere with MZ Superelastik sidecar.

    [​IMG]

    I own another 1984 XT600Z Tenere, a 1986 XT600, and a 1991 XTZ750 Super Tenere.
  10. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    Ok so theres no XT550 thread I thought I'd toss my XT here.
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    Don't mind the oil, I took this while figuring out the oil problem, it had 6 qts of oil/gas mixture in the crankcase.
    She's got a whole 6430 miles on her. New tires, from the PO Cheng Shin trials front and rear, figured I'd wear them out before going shopping for new ones.
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  12. alexk243

    alexk243 Been here awhile

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    Just got this one a week or so ago and I am planning on rebuilding the engine and front fork and converting it into a decent adventure bike setup.

    its a 1995 XT600 with around 10,000 miles on it. The previous owner put on a acerbis extended tank, supertrap exhaust and a custom rear rack (I think it custom made, not sure)

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  13. laughatmyvanagon111

    laughatmyvanagon111 Wet Side of the Mountains

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    Please tell me what kind of handguards you have on there!! I am having trouble finding some for my '93 XT600 need them bad. :ear

    Good luck with your bike. It looks great!
  14. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    Handgaurds are universal. I get mine from Rockymount the d-flex's, they're tough as nails. Aluminum mount, heavy plastic deflector.

    I'm tryin to find out what bend the XT bars are, I'd like to go with an aluminum bar.
    I really like the pro-tapers on my ATK's they're nearly impossible to bend.
  15. motu

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    I have the YZ bend in my alloy bars,identical to the stock XT bars.
  16. alexk243

    alexk243 Been here awhile

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    ya know I am not really sure it was something the previous owner put on, but I think they are Acerbis hand guards. (they are soft though/no metal and in my opinoin dont really provide much protection compared to the metal hand guards I used to ride with)
  17. motu

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    They are standard XT600 Yamaha hand guards - colour coded to the bike and even have Yamaha embossed on them.They don't offer as much crash protection as say Acerbis,but give better wind and rain protection.
  18. laughatmyvanagon111

    laughatmyvanagon111 Wet Side of the Mountains

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    I think I may go with the Acerbis guards then to keep from breaking my levers. I spend about 20% of the time picking my bike up off of trails when I do the technical stuff. Too bad there isn"t anything to protect a shift lever though>

    Thanks for the info everyone.
  19. laughatmyvanagon111

    laughatmyvanagon111 Wet Side of the Mountains

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    Has anyone tried upgrading their rear suspension with something a little more off road rated?

    Was it worth the upgrade?
  20. motu

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    I have a TT600 rear shock revalved with YZ internals,and has damping adjustments.It might be quite good,but raises the rear end an inch or so,and being a short arse it's just a little too high.It wouldn't matter too much off road,but as I mainly ride gravel and seal it's not so easy to get on and off,so use the standard shock.