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Forum: Racing 06-05-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,933
Posted By Mark.F
The rider overtaking Dunlop is Ian...

The rider overtaking Dunlop is Ian Hutchinson,he's fastest out there this week
http://www.iomtt.com/News/2015/June/04/Fourth-qualifying-session-report.aspx
Forum: Racing 06-04-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,933
Posted By Mark.F
TT Radio

Live radio here
http://www.manxradio.com/radioplayer/am/
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 1,464,635
Posted By Mark.F
Nice collection there Eric:D

Nice collection there Eric:D
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 1,464,635
Posted By Mark.F
Carb conversions

I found this link from someone who converted to single carb;
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/yamaha-tech/yamaha-xt-600-single-carb-77386
If you're intending to change the carbs people modify...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 1,464,635
Posted By Mark.F
JJXT those headers look good. You should set up a...

JJXT those headers look good. You should set up a business doing those,I also run a FZ750 & one of the forum members was sending his pipes away for coating so there's a demand out there
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 1,464,635
Posted By Mark.F
It's finding a decent seventies tank that fits &...

It's finding a decent seventies tank that fits & hasn't rusted..
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 1,464,635
Posted By Mark.F
It looks good but I'm thinking of something more...

It looks good but I'm thinking of something more like a 70's Japanese tank.
My intention is to 'de-square' mine with round clocks,headlight,old school tank & seat etc
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 1,464,635
Posted By Mark.F
What fuel tank did you use? The reason I ask is...

What fuel tank did you use? The reason I ask is that I intend doing something similar with my 43F.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 1,464,635
Posted By Mark.F
Fitting a oil cooler

In Europe the 1984/85 XT60034L Tenere bikes were fitted with a oil cooler as standard,the cooler was fitted to the left side to the rear of the engine.
I've not found any photo's but I found a link...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-11-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,189
Posted By Mark.F
Once again thanks for posting.I enjoy seeing...

Once again thanks for posting.I enjoy seeing photo's & comment from your part of the world.If things go to plan I'll be back there this summer:D.
Je suis Charlie,respect
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 1,464,635
Posted By Mark.F
Now that looks fun!:lol3 Mine's been out on the...

Now that looks fun!:lol3
Mine's been out on the snow over here
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/XT600/DSC_3768-XTsnowWEB.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 1,464,635
Posted By Mark.F
Still could in England last week ...

Still could in England last week
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/DSC_5294-XT600-copyWEB.jpg (http://s631.photobucket.com/user/MarkF-XT/media/DSC_5294-XT600-copyWEB.jpg.html)
4.30...
Forum: Photos 12-26-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 245,965
Posted By Mark.F
4.30 in the afternoon

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/DSC_5294-XT600-copyWEB.jpg (http://s631.photobucket.com/user/MarkF-XT/media/DSC_5294-XT600-copyWEB.jpg.html)
I guess it's more sunset than night,but...
Forum: Photos 12-21-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2,983
Views: 426,695
Posted By Mark.F
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/D...

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/DSC_5294-XT600-copyWEB.jpg (http://s631.photobucket.com/user/MarkF-XT/media/DSC_5294-XT600-copyWEB.jpg.html)
4.30 in the afternoon,December in...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-07-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,417
Posted By Mark.F
Thanks for posting,great RR. Good to see...

Thanks for posting,great RR.
Good to see someone doing a trip like this on a bike that that's not the latest 'adventure bling'
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-07-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,727
Posted By Mark.F
Looks like you had a nice tour with good...

Looks like you had a nice tour with good weather.Last time I was there was 1992! We should have gone back 4 years ago but when we got off the boat at Santander we turned right & did the Picos...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,163
Posted By Mark.F
I just found this new retro build.I really like...

I just found this new retro build.I really like the tank & seat, it's pretty similar to how I want to do mine
http://bestnewmotorcycles.com/2015-yamaha-sr400-by-palhegyi-design/
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,409
Posted By Mark.F
These people do a 12V conversion kit;...

These people do a 12V conversion kit; http://www.rexs-speedshop.com/epages/es143131.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es143131/Categories/Products/12_Volt_Conversions
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,163
Posted By Mark.F
Here's one of the best 'Retro' builds I've...

Here's one of the best 'Retro' builds I've seen.It was posted on here.It's well worth reading the whole thread;
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=947659&highlight=xr650&page=2
The first...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,163
Posted By Mark.F
I've got a early 43F XT600 and want to fit a more...

I've got a early 43F XT600 and want to fit a more rounded tank,different seat,round headlight & clocks.
Here's a early XT600 fitted with a SR500 tank & different seat...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 1,464,635
Posted By Mark.F
They're scarce.It took me 3 years for one to turn...

They're scarce.It took me 3 years for one to turn up for my early 43F model:D.
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 1,464,635
Posted By Mark.F
Here's what mine looked like when I tore it...

Here's what mine looked like when I tore it down:evil. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=445147&highlight=XT600+project&page=2
I ended up replacing all the gears & pinions.It wasn't making...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 1,464,635
Posted By Mark.F
Yes Steve, the P.O had ran it with minimal...

Yes Steve, the P.O had ran it with minimal oil,bike still ran though.It just shows how much abuse these motors can take..
Etishel,What happened to the bottom of the piston?
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 1,464,635
Posted By Mark.F
I just watched that short video in the link:eek1 ...

I just watched that short video in the link:eek1
I bought mine as a runner but burning oil when running.When I tore it down the piston looked like this...
Forum: Photos 09-15-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 135,151
Posted By Mark.F
Here's one I took last month of my FZ750. The...

Here's one I took last month of my FZ750.
The phone's a Samsung Galaxy mini,I find I'm using the phone more & more.I like that it fits in my pocket so I don't need a camera bag:D ....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-14-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,380
Posted By Mark.F
Yes keep posting.Iceland & Norway are on my list!...

Yes keep posting.Iceland & Norway are on my list!
This guy also did it on the wrong tyres;
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263338
Forum: Photos 09-07-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 61,859
Posted By Mark.F
Here's a couple of photo's from the Picos...

Here's a couple of photo's from the Picos D'europa.
Never seen one of these before;
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/PICOS%202010/rainbow-2-WEB.jpg...
Forum: Photos 09-07-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5,114
Views: 1,929,722
Posted By Mark.F
I've got to get to Norway,I'm holding out until...

I've got to get to Norway,I'm holding out until the Newcastle-Bergen ferry returns.
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 73,408
Posted By Mark.F
Thanks for posting

As title,thanks for posting this build on here.
I've got a early kickstart Yamaha XT600.I rebuilt it a few years ago,love it for going down gravel roads & the like.The only thing I don't like is...
Forum: Europe 08-25-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,638
Posted By Mark.F
I don't about Norway but in the UK you can...

I don't about Norway but in the UK you can definitely register a bike that was previously owned in the states so I don't know why it's impossible in Norway.
Can you register a bike from a EU...
Forum: Photos 08-24-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,983
Views: 426,695
Posted By Mark.F
Here's a couple from last night

Proof that we get sunshine in England!:wink:
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/20140823_200739-FZ750.jpg...
Forum: Photos 08-23-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5,114
Views: 1,929,722
Posted By Mark.F
Here's a couple from the Picos D'europa the other...

Here's a couple from the Picos D'europa the other year
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/PICOS%202010/DSC_3468-track-WEB.jpg...
Forum: Photos 08-22-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 136,216
Posted By Mark.F
Here's a photo of my XT600 ...

Here's a photo of my XT600
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/DSC_1741-XT-mono-web.jpg (http://s631.photobucket.com/user/MarkF-XT/media/DSC_1741-XT-mono-web.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 1,464,635
Posted By Mark.F
I've forgot now but I'm pretty sure mine was...

I've forgot now but I'm pretty sure mine was fitted with the E gearbox,that's why the cases had to be machined.I did a lot of my research on the HUBB.
I'm sure I posted the rebuild on here 4 or 5...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 1,464,635
Posted By Mark.F
XT Gears

Here's what mine looked like.I ended up with a new set of gears from a later model,full set of gears & pinions.You have to get the crankcases machined but I was told the later gears are better...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 1,464,635
Posted By Mark.F
Steve,My XT is a 43F & when I got it rebuilt with...

Steve,My XT is a 43F & when I got it rebuilt with a later gearbox one of the mods was to fit a later oil pump.I'm sure it's 100% more flow & a straight bolt on mod.Have a look on the HUBB I'm sure...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 1,464,635
Posted By Mark.F
Yup that's pretty similar style to what I want to...

Yup that's pretty similar style to what I want to do,but with a lower front mudguard.
I'm wondering what tank to go with.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 1,464,635
Posted By Mark.F
I like the styling of the XT600 in the...

I like the styling of the XT600 in the foreground,looking to do something similar to mine,round tank different seat round chrome headlight & clocks.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 1,464,635
Posted By Mark.F
Zeeltronic CDI

Snarfin, I fitted a Zeeltronic CDI unit last winter,as Steve pointed out the bike feels better with more torque,can't remember what the unit cost but it wasn't extortionate.
Bikes a 1985 43F
MarkF
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 1,464,635
Posted By Mark.F
Renhalt,I just bought the basic CDI unit,approx...

Renhalt,I just bought the basic CDI unit,approx 200 euros.
If you go back down this thread & also on the hub Steve Loomis posted about buying one,I think his post is more relevant for you regarding...
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