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Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2013, 10:32 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
Something to be aware of

So, I order a little carb kit on ebay that held a little surprise. The float valve that came in the kit doesn't work on my '83. Right now, the folks that I ordered it from say that I have a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 05:46 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
Thanks guys (vudu, all I have is an '83 550, no...

Thanks guys (vudu, all I have is an '83 550, no 600). Larry, nice tip on marking the throttle. A buddy seems to think it's starving for fuel on the top end. Looks like I'll have to pull the carb and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2013, 12:57 AM
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Posted By newt_sr
New (to me) problem

So, the bike ran like crap in the spring. I just finished going through the carb and it runs much better, except for an intermittent loss of power @ 4500 rpm's. Runs just fine in the lower rpm's,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 10:25 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
So, waddya think?

Thanks, steveloomis. I'll order the parts (and pray I don't booger up the crankcase cover). By the way, it is just a scratch and not a crack. Thanks for the help guys. :clap



P.S. Mine is an...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 04:18 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
Question So, waddya think?

Hmm, oil all over my back tire and swingarm, maybe I should check things out. Ah, blown crankcase cover gasket. So, I'm looking at stuff and see this chunk missing out of a seal on the (return?) oil...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2013, 09:32 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
Greek XT550 fun.

These guys are nuts... in a good way, of course.

http://www.youtube.com/user/chrisarkman




:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 09:25 AM
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Posted By newt_sr
starter set tip

www.boats.net says that the same starter set is used in these bikes:

1982 XT550J CARBURETOR (http://www.boats.net/parts/search/Yamaha/Motorcycle/1982/XT550J/CARBURETOR/parts.html)

1983...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2013, 10:41 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
Rear disc brakes

I think the Greeks have it figured out. :evil

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/575032_3398449327508_1608121840_n.jpg


http://www.raceguns.gr/<wbr>products/xt550-gianelli/...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2013, 11:42 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
More Greek XT550 fun.

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=4909023275728
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2013, 07:52 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
Check these out.

Hope the link works. Lots of nice bikes. Some neat tricks.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150973976061855.443111.656206854&type=1&l=8cbf13e16a

:wink:

P.S. Yeah, it's all in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2011, 02:20 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
kudos

Yup, sounds pretty solid. :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2011, 12:11 AM
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Posted By newt_sr
Soft porn

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae116/newt_sr/catchall074.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2011, 11:20 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
How hard is it to find the one that came in the...

How hard is it to find the one that came in the original tool kit? Or one from any other similar Yamaha tool bag? Mine works fine.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2011, 10:53 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
straight frame?

Is there a trick/easy way to check how true your swingarm/frame/forks is/are? Is my noobness showing?

'preciate it.
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2011, 07:41 AM
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Posted By newt_sr
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2011, 05:13 AM
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Posted By newt_sr
Thanks. I've already seen them. The Raceguns site...

Thanks. I've already seen them. The Raceguns site is all Greek to me (har har). I was hoping for some specs on the bike (you do know it isn't an XT550, right?).

Good luck on your project. :lurk
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2011, 04:13 AM
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Posted By newt_sr
I haven't seen this picture of this bike. Is...

I haven't seen this picture of this bike. Is there a (link) story that goes with it?
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2010, 03:53 AM
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Posted By newt_sr
hope I don't regret this...

I'ld say it looks right. I mean, what else are ya gonna paint it? French blue? (too much blue) Yellow? (might work) Wire brush your work off and clearcoat it? Gloss black? ...................titty...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2010, 09:27 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
XT550 carbs

There's some interesting talk going on about a carb conversion for XT550's over on this thread:

Mezo`s 1988 XT600 Rebuild Thread (Project Ténéré)

@ post 2256
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2010, 08:23 AM
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Posted By newt_sr
Xt550?

Webmonstro suggested: "Notice how the clutch cable goes in on the "wrong" side for a 550 behind the exaust down-pipe
This engine is from a xt 600E (96 onward model 4mw)" from the other thread....
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2010, 03:33 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
I first saw it at motok.gr. Then I saw the...

I first saw it at motok.gr. Then I saw the video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_LW68A2gbg
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2010, 12:50 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
But you coulda made one of these... ...

But you coulda made one of these...

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae116/newt_sr/dscn0209ht.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2010, 03:13 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
Have you done this at night? I'm curious if your...

Have you done this at night? I'm curious if your headlight dims when this happens? Like maybe your exhaust gets hot and grounds a stray wire? I had a heck of a time finding a bad kickstand safety...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2010, 08:15 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
Bring your sister. :wink:

Bring your sister. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2010, 12:47 AM
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Posted By newt_sr
So, just out of curiosity, how expensive is it to...

So, just out of curiosity, how expensive is it to live over there? I mean, can an old retired guy hang out and drink beer and eat bad (for you) food for a grand a month?
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2010, 07:39 AM
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Posted By newt_sr
Thanks, I'll go have a look.

Thanks, I'll go have a look.
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2010, 03:17 AM
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Posted By newt_sr
Here's another one (question). Has anybody read,...

Here's another one (question). Has anybody read, or heard, about an XT600 oil pump being an upgrade for an XT550? As in higher volume? Is this just a matter of changing out the gear?
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2010, 10:33 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
Here's another one (question). I've been snooping...

Here's another one (question). I've been snooping around trying to see if somebody has a valve assembly for the CV side of the carbs (obsolete part). For the '83 XT550K, the part is #5Y1-14340-00-00....
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2010, 07:37 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
Hey spen (or anybody else that wants to...

Hey spen (or anybody else that wants to contribute),

That link you sent for the carb auction was kinda interesting. The carb looked different so I tried to figure out what it came out of. In...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2010, 08:37 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
I just figured that all of this talk of stock...

I just figured that all of this talk of stock CDI's being crap, ya just might as well bite the bullet and buy a new one. Why wait for the inevitable?

Seems I've heard it said before about the CDI...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2010, 07:34 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
Would you happen to know if an XT600EA (1990)...

Would you happen to know if an XT600EA (1990) carb is a bolt on for an XT550?
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2010, 12:45 AM
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Posted By newt_sr
so sorry :bow excuse please :bow sorry :bow...

so sorry :bow excuse please :bow sorry :bow pardon me :bow what was I thinking :bow forgive me :bow
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2010, 12:01 AM
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Posted By newt_sr
Here's your muffler ...

Here's your muffler

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1983-YAMAHA-XT550-EXHAUST-XT-MUFFLER-550-1982-PIPE-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem1e5e680591QQitemZ130432894353QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2010, 11:44 AM
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Posted By newt_sr
Wtf?

Uhm, I'm confused. Should richeyroo be applauded or hung from his toes?

:zilla
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2010, 09:43 AM
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Posted By newt_sr
Hmm, looks like I do have a problem with throttle...

Hmm, looks like I do have a problem with throttle response. Thanks spen. (still keeping an eye out for your muffler)
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2010, 04:35 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
Kewl

Nice pic.

Seems like I did put an iridium plug in it. I'm not sure on the jet. I tore the carbs apart to clean them and found the rubber end plug on the choke needle (starter set) in pieces and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2010, 02:34 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
original21, Stock, stock, stock ...

original21,

Stock, stock, stock (stock). No proposed improvements. I'm 53 years old and the bike does exactly what I want it to. I did put a Works shock in it (definitely improved the ride)....
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2010, 01:16 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
Welcome....

Howdy original21, glad to see ya posting here. Thanks again on the info for the XT550. (Hey everybody, this guy knows these bikes, too.)

WetCoastRider, YIKES! Busted ankle = SUCKS. I'ld be...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2010, 09:51 PM
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Posted By newt_sr
Lmao

"I suppose I should massage it abit and get the poison out of it."

Oh shit, that was funny.

or "I only put me finger up me bum when I lose me keys."

:lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3

I'm still...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2010, 04:58 AM
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Posted By newt_sr
stock exhaust

These guys have one.

http://www.japmcdismantlers.co.nz/Yamahamufflers.htm
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