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Old 04-20-2013, 05:01 PM   #3346
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Just been looking at the fiche of the TT600 vs the TT350.
The TT600 tank looks like it may fit...
Same strap for the rear and same style of front mount.

Looks to be about 11L stock.
Thanks Nordie,
everything in place to start making tank plug.
Great to have the local boat builder / glasser not to far away
so as to get supplies.
The distances intended for this machine warrant as mush as can
practically be had.
By the way, what range have you been getting from you're standard tank?
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:49 PM   #3347
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Thanks Nordie,
everything in place to start making tank plug.
Great to have the local boat builder / glasser not to far away
so as to get supplies.
The distances intended for this machine warrant as mush as can
practically be had.
By the way, what range have you been getting from you're standard tank?
mick
120-160km depending on use.

The worst was with small panniers and 80-90kph road cruising.
Couldn't believe it myself. Was expecting >160km easy.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:25 PM   #3348
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Cry Rear shock

Hey there,just wondering if anyone knows if the rear shock on a 98 xt350 is re-buildable or not, and is there an after market replacement shock available.Aparently a new OEM one is worth the price of the bike.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:31 PM   #3349
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Nope, none of the XT shocks are rebuildable. Apparently they are peened together at the factory. You might be able to get it opened up, but I've never heard of a place rebuilding them. There are probably specialty shock places out there, though.

Aftermarket shocks are very expensive. Works and Wilbers both make them, but figure $500-$600 for the part. XT600 shocks are a small upgrade and can be found on eBay, but it is still a used shock. I have a TT600 shock that I may try to make work, but it's a good 2 inches longer than the factory shock and the upper eyelet is too big for the frame. TT600 shocks are rebuildable, though.

An option that might be worth checking into is a YZ125/YZ250 rear shock from the early 90's. Rumor has it they fit, are rebuildable, and are adjustable. That said, I've never seen pics, only people saying they've done it. They are remote reservoir shocks, and there isn't much space down there.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:13 PM   #3350
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Rear shock XT

Thanks for the input, will check into that and see what I come up with.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:26 PM   #3351
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This is probably the most thoroughly redone XT I've found in my searches:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/810...d/page__st__20
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:57 PM   #3352
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I have an xt600 shock on mine, it was like that when I bought it, but it feels good.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:16 AM   #3353
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Talking '86 xt350

Hey All,

Read alot of the 200+ pages of this post, as I have fallen in love with the XT350 line of DS bikes.

Here is my current ride, with http://www.cycleracks.com front and rear rack, panniers and rear bag. Some of the shots are bit older, I have put new shock booties on it to freshen the look, new Acerbis front fender for a YZ450.

Some shots from last night trail run after work..... http://tinyurl.com/tapio2/

http://bayservice.ca/wes/xt350


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Old 05-02-2013, 09:31 PM   #3354
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:07 AM   #3355
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sup guys, parting out the old xt350 i have. its an 89 and i got some 90 parts too. posted a clutch kit, CLARKE fuel tank, speedo assembly, and a carb on ebay if anyones interested or needs one of the above check em out. no reserve on the stuff so ya might be able to pick em up cheap!
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:18 AM   #3356
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Thumb Steel braided brake line

For anyone interested in installing a steel braided brake line on their sweet xt350...I got this one off fleabay and its perfect, comes with all new banjo bolts etc..

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/271125681684?...84.m1497.l2649
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:41 AM   #3357
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Rear wheel with Shinko 712R road tire - wheel is in very good shape and tire has over 50% tread - $100 plus shipping
Mounting bracket for speedo and tach - $15 plus shipping
Cylmer manual - $20 shipped

PM me for pictures or more info
Still have the rear wheel with street tire. Very nice to have if you want to quickly switch from dirt to street. Will sell for $110 shipped.

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Old 05-09-2013, 04:53 PM   #3358
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Oh Contrar!

The XT350 shock is absolutely rebuildable. All you need is the seal. I think it's still available from Works. The only guy who will touch it is Don from B&B Yamaha in Lancaster, PA. He did mine many years ago and at the same time revalved it, took out the top-out stop to give it more travel, and added a remote reservoir all for $125.
FYI - the perfect braided brake line for the XT350 is one for a DR200.
If I can help you any more, let me know. I have over 50,000 miles on XT350s - almost all of it in the dirt. Don used to race a TT350 - he is an authority on them.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:55 AM   #3359
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Shockin XT350

Thanks for the info, I'm a ways from Pensilvania, but I will keep checking around Toronto and area (Ontario, Canada ) for someone with the know how to fix me up.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:04 AM   #3360
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I purchased a non running, beat up XT 350 last year and started working on it. So for I have media blasted and painted the frame, changed the wheel, steering and suspension bearings. I am currently in the process of putting things back together.


This thread has a ton of great information on it !

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