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Old 02-14-2013, 04:02 PM   #3901
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That one is from a box of misc parts I bought cheap. I dont think its made for my xt600e originally, had to drill a couple of holes and such to fit it. It looks like it would be suited for an older model, or perhaps a xt350
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:18 PM   #3902
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Remember when I was looking for a coil (just as a just-in-case spare)? I found something:
http://www.regulatorrectifier.com/ca...-XT-600-Stator
It says that one is for "electric start only", but it also lists 1984-1990 model years. So did they even make an e-start XT600 in 1984? I'm leaning towards typographical error in that listing. Then, for the non e-starts, they offer this repair service:
http://www.regulatorrectifier.com/ca...-XT-600-Stator
The trigger coil is not included and they don't sell those.

I'm still trying to determine how much less, if any, these XT6's coil failure rate is compared to the XL600. I am thinking that if they are similar, it is mostly related to mileage in hot oil stresses than simply age, in which case my low-miles '87 is pretty safe in the coil department. [/run-on sentence]
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:31 AM   #3903
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That one is from a box of misc parts I bought cheap. I dont think its made for my xt600e originally, had to drill a couple of holes and such to fit it. It looks like it would be suited for an older model, or perhaps a xt350
Ok. Great find. I did check if a bash plate from a XT550 would fit my 600E, it did not.

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Remember when I was looking for a coil (just as a just-in-case spare)? I found something:
http://www.regulatorrectifier.com/ca...-XT-600-Stator
It says that one is for "electric start only", but it also lists 1984-1990 model years. So did they even make an e-start XT600 in 1984? I'm leaning towards typographical error in that listing. Then, for the non e-starts, they offer this repair service:
http://www.regulatorrectifier.com/ca...-XT-600-Stator
The trigger coil is not included and they don't sell those.

I'm still trying to determine how much less, if any, these XT6's coil failure rate is compared to the XL600. I am thinking that if they are similar, it is mostly related to mileage in hot oil stresses than simply age, in which case my low-miles '87 is pretty safe in the coil department. [/run-on sentence]
That looks like a 3-phase stator. As far as I know the pre '90 "regular" XT600 all had a single phase stator. So at least double check before you buy.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:07 AM   #3904
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Hi all

I have an xt600e that I ride everyday to work and back
and some trips at the weekend,great bikes




Cheers

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Neat full-function set up.

Do you know the origin or brand of those panniers?
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:54 AM   #3905
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Ok. Great find. I did check if a bash plate from a XT550 would fit my 600E, it did not.
Jup, I think I was lucky. There are bashplates availible, but yeah, you have to buy them new from www.kedo.com or www.off-the-road.de ect.


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I'm still trying to determine how much less, if any, these XT6's coil failure rate is compared to the XL600. I am thinking that if they are similar, it is mostly related to mileage in hot oil stresses than simply age, in which case my low-miles '87 is pretty safe in the coil department. [/run-on sentence]
Havent heard about any, really.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:25 AM   #3906
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I just changed the oil in my “new to me” 2000 XT600E, 4PT.

On startup a “ratchety” type of noise came from the right hand side of the engine. Not loud but very noticeable. After about 30 seconds the noise went away, and the engine sounded normal.

Does anyone know why this happened?

I have not had this exact XT model before, but the XT’s I have had in the past (old XT600, XT550, XT250 and a TT600RE) did not dot make this noise.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:52 AM   #3907
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Yeah they can do that, mine does it when its really cold outside.

It almost sounds like the pistonrings are spinning around or something.

Nothing bad has happened yet, so no worries
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:09 AM   #3908
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I just changed the oil in my “new to me” 2000 XT600E, 4PT.

On startup a “ratchety” type of noise came from the right hand side of the engine. Not loud but very noticeable. After about 30 seconds the noise went away, and the engine sounded normal.

Does anyone know why this happened?

I have not had this exact XT model before, but the XT’s I have had in the past (old XT600, XT550, XT250 and a TT600RE) did not dot make this noise.
Mine did that when realy cold outside (in Portugal at least) with 20w-50 oil switchd to 10w40 and er did it
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:49 AM   #3909
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Noise on start up

My 2003 XT600E does it when it's cold. I put it down to the timing chain being dry as it's worse when the bike hasn't been started for a few days. As soon as the oil starts to get round it quietens down. I'm confused by the "On startup a “ratchety” type of noise came from the right hand side of the engine" as my timing chain is on the left (as you sit on the bike).It's also worse if I leave the bike on it's centre stand as the engine is upright. if I leave it on the sidestand (engine draining the oil to the left side of the engine) the noise isn't so pronounced. I stripped the flywheel off to inspect the chain and guides and there is very little wear...but my bike has only 3,500 miles on the clock....unitl May this year of course (www.aatw2013.com)!
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:19 PM   #3910
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Yeah they can do that, mine does it when its really cold outside.

It almost sounds like the pistonrings are spinning around or something.

Nothing bad has happened yet, so no worries
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Mine did that when realy cold outside (in Portugal at least) with 20w-50 oil switchd to 10w40 and er did it
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My 2003 XT600E does it when it's cold. I put it down to the timing chain being dry as it's worse when the bike hasn't been started for a few days. As soon as the oil starts to get round it quietens down. I'm confused by the "On startup a “ratchety” type of noise came from the right hand side of the engine" as my timing chain is on the left (as you sit on the bike).It's also worse if I leave the bike on it's centre stand as the engine is upright. if I leave it on the sidestand (engine draining the oil to the left side of the engine) the noise isn't so pronounced. I stripped the flywheel off to inspect the chain and guides and there is very little wear...but my bike has only 3,500 miles on the clock....unitl May this year of course (www.aatw2013.com)!
Thanks guys, normal then i guess.

joatmoa, maybe I got it wrong, maybe it was not from the right hand side of the engine. This noise was only for a short while and I was kind of stressed out. I did drain the oil last night, the engine was therefore dry when I started the engine today, all the oil was in the frame. I like what you have done to your XT, some trip ahead eh?
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:17 AM   #3911
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Niggling noise

G600, I wouldn't worry about it as everyone that has an XT seems to get it at some stage. I'm running mine on 20W-50 at the moment as I had some left in the garage but it'll be on 10W-40 when I leave on my trip.
Yes, I think it'll be a great trip as I've been through Mongolia before (www.joatmoa.com) but on a sidecar outfit. The pleasure of being able to do it on a solo is something I'm looking forward to.
I'm also looking forward to being able to go through rivers that are more than 12"/30cms deep as the Ural couldn't manage more than that.
Check out my little waterproofing bottle to stop the carbs from getting water in. www.aatw2013.com/bike.html. This allows me to go through water up to the bottom of the seat. I'm now thinking about a snorkel for the airbox.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:41 AM   #3912
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Neat full-function set up.

Do you know the origin or brand of those panniers?

Hi the panniers are from Germany by a company called Darr
and the racks hepco Becker,the racks came of my 640 adv
And we're made to fit the xt

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Old 02-18-2013, 01:12 PM   #3913
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It super easy, I lost mine, and made one up. Its just a flat piece of metal with a hole in each end. You mount it to "draw" the wings a bit together, so the gastank fits snuggly around the frame.

I would guess if you take meassures of the hole to hole distance on the gastank, you will need to drill the holes on the metal so they are around 10-15mm closer together.

Theres really nothing to it, hope the above makes sence.

*EDIT*

Just went through my pics, and found one which might help you see what it is:
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Thanks! also the information that the tank should be "squeezed" around the frame to fit securely. I was planning to make a bracket that's attached to the frame, but I will first try to "squeeze" it in to place.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:43 PM   #3914
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:15 AM   #3915
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