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Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 1,206,573
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: 5,825
Views: 1,206,573
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: 5,825
Views: 1,206,573
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: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 109,850
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: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,425
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: Pics, pics, pics... 09-07-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 53,440
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: Pics, pics, pics... 09-07-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4,588
Views: 1,691,260
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: 187
Views: 40,407
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: 1,051
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: Pics, pics, pics... 08-24-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,706
Views: 361,741
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: Pics, pics, pics... 08-23-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 4,588
Views: 1,691,260
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: Pics, pics, pics... 08-22-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 119,885
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: 5,825
Views: 1,206,573
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: 5,825
Views: 1,206,573
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: 5,825
Views: 1,206,573
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: 5,825
Views: 1,206,573
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: 5,825
Views: 1,206,573
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: 5,825
Views: 1,206,573
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: 5,825
Views: 1,206,573
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...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 1,206,573
Posted By Mark.F
43F CDI units

Hi all,
Been having electrical problems with my XT recently,the problem was that the original CDI unit died.I had a spare pattern unit to plug in,bike fired up but had a missfire,I was sure the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 1,206,573
Posted By Mark.F
Oil cooler

The first generation tenere's model code 34L had oilcoolers fitted.
If you find a photo of one I think the cooler is situated behind the engine on the left side.
Hope that helps.
MarkF
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,278
Posted By Mark.F
I've just moved house so finally I'll be working...

I've just moved house so finally I'll be working out of a garage instead of struggling in a 10x8 shed,it was hard work doing maintainace & rebuilds with a XT600 & 2 fz750's in there:deal
When the...
Forum: Racing 10-23-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 28,575
Posted By Mark.F
King Ted

who is King Ted
Eddie Lawson multiple 500 world champ.
Motodisiac, thanks for the heads up about the clutch
Forum: Racing 10-22-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 28,575
Posted By Mark.F
Hijack alert

Regarding the cable clutch.
My 1985 FZ750 runs a hydraulic clutch but the Yamaha race bikes ran cable clutch's,King Ted won at Daytona on one so they've been converting them to cable operation for...
Forum: Racing 10-21-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By Mark.F
I think Josh would be the first to accept that...

I think Josh would be the first to accept that the outcomes would have been different,certainly the gap would have been closer had Shakey & Alex been riding to win the race instead of the...
Forum: Racing 10-21-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By Mark.F
As a spectacle I think BSB is as good if not...

As a spectacle I think BSB is as good if not better than any race series out there.
I don't know how much this is down to the rule changes from the other year,& the showdown over the last few rounds...
Forum: Racing 10-20-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,881
Posted By Mark.F
Seeing as the BBC have lost the contract to show...

Seeing as the BBC have lost the contract to show next seasons MotoGP I hope they fill the void & show the WSB series,maybe the Yorkshire grinner being world champ will give them the incentive:D.
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 1,206,573
Posted By Mark.F
Generator?

Generator?
Forum: Racing 10-20-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By Mark.F
Once again the series goes down to the last lap...

Once again the series goes down to the last lap of the season.
It must stress all those involved but as a spectator I can't ask for more than that! :D
Forum: Racing 10-20-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 28,575
Posted By Mark.F
What a fiasco, at least no one got hurt. Surely...

What a fiasco, at least no one got hurt.
Surely they knew the WSB boys were having tyre issues at PI months ago?
Maybe Brigestone & the teams got arrogant thinking it was a Pirrelli issue?
Piss...
Forum: Racing 10-19-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 28,575
Posted By Mark.F
As it's deemed to dangerous to run a full length...

As it's deemed to dangerous to run a full length race,why can't they run a reduced length race or take a leaf out of the superbike boys book & have 2 races with 1/2 points for each leg? Surely...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4,654
Views: 1,160,833
Posted By Mark.F
Hi John,I only discovered this RR the other week...

Hi John,I only discovered this RR the other week I hadn't been on here for a while as I got a bit bored reading about people hooning around the planet on teutonic bling buses [the RR's all start to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,784
Posted By Mark.F
XT600 Forums

There's a lot of information about XT600's here
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=198261
& here
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/yamaha-tech/
Hope that helps
Forum: Old's Cool 10-12-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 156,644
Posted By Mark.F
I want to do something with my old XT600 so I've...

I want to do something with my old XT600 so I've been looking for inspiration,this Italian XT600 looks good...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 174,142
Posted By Mark.F
Great RR

GA,I've been reading this RR over the last few days.As a pom it's an eye opener.When we see stuff about Oz it's almost always about the urban areas so it's great to see something about the small...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,256,128
Posted By Mark.F
Excellent RR

Excellent RR. You should be sponsored by tourist boards in various former soviet states!
I only discovered this RR a couple of weeks ago but having read your account of the BAM road the other...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-26-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 3,331,893
Posted By Mark.F
Picos D'Europa Spain

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/PICOS%202010/PICOS-XT15-WEB.jpg (http://s631.photobucket.com/user/MarkF-XT/media/PICOS%202010/PICOS-XT15-WEB.jpg.html)
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-23-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By Mark.F
If we get a dry day I'll be up there later this...

If we get a dry day I'll be up there later this week on my OldSkool XT600:D!
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-23-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,858
Posted By Mark.F
Nice journey,thanks for posting it's a nice part...

Nice journey,thanks for posting it's a nice part of the world!
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 1,206,573
Posted By Mark.F
A-wind Thanks for the information.I never...

A-wind Thanks for the information.I never realised these tanks were available in Germany,I look on Ebay UK most days & this tank was the only one I've seen for sale in 3 years! :eek1.I even sourced a...
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