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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by CR_TurboGuy, Jan 21, 2007.
Air impact wrench is what I use. Do you need to remove the basket to inspect the oil pump?
I'm having trouble getting the cylinder to slide off. I've removed 2 bolts from left side and 2 nuts from the right side. Repeated rubber mallet beating doesn't seem to help.
At the risk of looking stupid, I didn't see the 2 hidden "special" nuts. Removed them and the cylinder slid right off!
Oh, well. Now I know. I only broke off one fin beating the time out of the cylinder trying to get it off.
At least they weren't the mini bolts on the timing side that you missed. That would have left your scrwdrz!
Im not sure what you call a basket...
Ive never really worked on this xt before, most of my experience has been with old 2 stroke bikes!
If an impact works though, that will be great!
Maybe I should have posted this makeover in this thread. But for those XT lovers who missed it, it's here:
Pretty damn happy with it, I have to say!
I have just joined the forum, although I have owned my '88 XT600Z-3AJ Ténéré since 2002.
Does anybody have experience of putting a XTZ750 Super Ténéré front-end on a XT600 Ténéré?
I would like to "beef-up" the front-end, and the "super-10" 43mm forks and improved braking would appear to be a good way to go (for my mainly road riding)?
I was wondering whether the triple-trees/yokes would fit the headstock without modifying the stem? The top and bottom headstock bearings look to be the same, but I don't know about the stem length?
Fyi, I was thinking of retaining a WM1/1.60 XT600Z front rim size, rather than using the wider WM2/1.85 rim size of the XTZ750. Effectively lacing a XT600Z rim to the XTZ750 hub, to keep the same balance/handling.
I would appreciate any feedback & information. (Fyi, I did try a couple of searches first, "unsuccessfully"). Thanks.
Found them the hard way eh?
I was going to remove the studs from my cylinder head to surface it but damn, they were welded in. Steel studs into aluminum heads for 25 years without any antiseize? I may have been able to heat the head and double nut the stud, but $5 bucks the stud will twist off right at the head.
From what I've learned over the years if something isn't coming off like it should, you have to step away and re think things or usually you end up doing more harm than good. What's worse if some one is rushing you and you F up a part when you should have F'd up the ahole who was on you to get it done in a hurry.
Murphys law me thinks about the worst possible thing can and will happen.
Just an FYI, I have one of my XTs in the flea market.
Does anyone have oil cooler suggestions? Do these bikes really benefit from one?
There are some euro peeps who have modified the XT engine to run the same oil radiator as the SRX. The sites, links, and details escape me but I also wonder if any ADV'ers have tried this.
Kedo offer a couple of off-the-shelf kits. See: http://www.kedo.com/ssl/php/function/ShowPDF.php?f_file=%2Fhomepages%2F9%2Fd137491271%2Fhtdocs%2Fcom%2Fssl%2Fgrafic%2Fpdf%2FKatalog%2FSeite%2F043.pdf
I've never really had any issues without an oil cooler, although i change my oil every 3000kms or thereabouts and oil over-temp isn't the easiest thing to quantify. certainly i could see the benefits of the additional oil capacity and extra cooling though. i believe the XT has a larger oil tank than the SRX, which helps make up for the lack of an oil cooler.
I'd certainly be interested to hear of experiences of those who have installed an oil cooler - queensland summers are probably a bit rough on my XT's oil.
I'm guessing this is due to moisture building up under the clutch cover? This is an 1986 model, and to my knowledge the cover has never been off in it's 24 years!
This sludge was only on the cover, it wasn't on the clutch, or any of the gears.
well i checked all those things and got9.36 on the plug wire,
3.6 on the coil and 13.28 on the secondary coil. still no spark, how can i tell if the black box went bad, any help is much appreciated
well i checked all th
Crazy as it sounds I did just that. The VStrom was in fact the best overall motorcycle I have owned in 20+ years of daily motorcycling. I put 45,000 miles on her. It was a great bike for commuting, Ironbutts, camping, curvies, etc. The one area that it was lacking was offroad, especially in soft sand. I live in the desert and the shortest distance to anywhere involves dirt roads full of soft sand and I would often try to muscle the Strom through different roads. No fun and scary. So I sold it on Friday and bought this 89 XT600 on Monday. I have commuted to work on it all week. The cool part is the kick start. The cooler part is that unlike my old Harley, this bike starts on the first or second kick. I have taken it through some of the old roads that I wouldnt take my VStrom on and I am already in love. I sure do miss the luggage capacity and wind protection of the Vstrom, but for now I am having a blast.
You have to check the pulser coils too. Also you have to make sure the ignition coil and CDI are getting +12VDC.
Also the spark plug cap is important.
For those who have kick start 600s, what is your cold start ritual?
Turn key on [XT] pull choke out, turn gas on, pull Make sure kill botton is on, swing side stand up, kick 2-3 times over, and a good full kick!! And we are going
On my TT600, turn gas on, kick 2-3 times over, pull choke out, and a good full kick and we are going
Just have fresh gas, new spark plug, clean air filter most times you can get her going. My 2 cents!! Thump Om!!!
gtackett, whats the oil look like, ive seen that b4 from driving through water.Flush and change oil.